Sunday, June 28, 2009

Moving to Typepad

My start up days on blogging is over, I am now moving to typepad with my new domain name.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Prenup in Disguise within the walls of Intramuros, Manila

It was a casual shoot. I'd see something, then I ask them to pose. From the collection of photos I have taken, I started noticing something, hmm.. the series is looking more like a prenup shoot already.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Claude Tayag and a heritage tour around Pampanga

Ultimate Pampanga Tour - from Cinematic Concepts on Vimeo.
The Ultimate Pampanga Tour.

Cinematic Concepts recently covered the Ultimate Pampanga Culinary Tour hosted by the ultimate brothers, Anton Diaz of and Ivan Man Dy of oldmanilawalks. They were able to conduct a tour that fulfilled the cravings for lechon and awesome Pampanga dishes prepared by Claude Tayag himself.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Travelling in a group (Batanes, Philippines)

Ultimate Batanes Tour Teaser v.2 from Cinematic Concepts on Vimeo.
Batanes is a photographer's paradise. It offers a lot of beautiful sceneries with white beaches, captivating sunsets, strong waves along its coasts, old churches and old stone houses. While taking photos in Batanes you can really feel how nature is at work. Producing one video teaser from the shots I took was not enough. This 2nd video teaser showcases the group of people who I travelled with in Batanes. 

Here's a tip: Since I travelled with a group, I made the biggest no-no in travel photography which is I kept the other passengers waiting. I wanted to take a lot of videos and photos in every stop. I can now imagine that if you are into serious travel photography, it is better to travel alone or with a small group of photographers. You do not want to be the most popular person in the tour if you keep catching up with the group. ;)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ultimate Batanes Tour - Philippines

Ultimate Batanes Tour by from Cinematic Concepts on Vimeo.

Taking the shots for Ultimate Tours Batanes is one of the greatest physical challenges that I have ever experienced. Everyday for the first three days, I was waking up at 4am to start shooting, go hiking, walking, running, with all my camera equipment. I had to be very very extra careful with the expensive equipment that I had to carry around while enduring the dust, splashes of water, and the hot sun. I am just glad that it never rained! The weather was perfect to go to Batanes. This made the tour to go so well it kept everyone so excited. The wind blowing through the clouds and the trees, the beautiful coasts, wild cows and carabaos, passing through tight roads at the edge of the mountains, and the culinary ivatan experience, all fell into place. It was well orchestrated by Anton Diaz, of ourawesomeplanet. I can't wait to shoot the next tour of ultimate philippines. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Macro of Wedding Bands

A macro approach in creating art for these wedding bands takes my imagination to another level in photography. I have to be able to imagine what a macro lens can provide. If you are a proud owner of a 1:1 macro lens, I think you know what I mean. 

I didn't want to be included in the shot, but the angle to the framing that I wanted to take did not allow me to. Now I think I will want to do this macro shot approach in all my future photos and make it a signature. That is if all wedding bands are as shiny as this. ;)

Technical Aspect and some: For this photo, the quality of the ISO 1600 of the pro camera used was awesome. I am still using a borrowed 100mm macro lens from my friend Maong.

Friday, February 27, 2009

rommel diaz, a student and a producer

Thanks for checking out my blog. 

I am a student of travel photography as well as event documentation. From the videos I produce with Cinematic Concepts, to the captured moments I take during my travels with the Ultimate Philippine Tours, there are three aspects that I always consider:

1. to enjoy the pleasures of travel, wedding celebrations, and other similar events
2. show the realities of the places and events I cover
3. the business aspect of doing a shoot professionally

I learn and I share the experience through this blog which is my tool in becoming a maven.