Monday, June 21

I Heart Makati Photoshoot






Last week, The Ayala Land recently held a photo contest wherein you should be able to capture Makati though your lens. It was a very rare opportunity for me since Makati is VERY STRICT when it comes to taking pictures of its surroundings. Though I haven't tried to take pictures before in Makati, based on what I've been reading on forums, Makati is NOT FRIENDLY to photographers (especially DSLR users).














I have discovered this event through The Philippine Star last June 6. But registering to this event was a little bit crazy since the site was not yet ready to receive new registrants.I was able to register on June 8 and got my confirmation email that I registered. But I intended to take pictures a week after.





The following week, I was able to take pictures of Makati. I was able to learn the basics of Long Exposure and how it works. Despite lack of proper equipment and knowledge, I made sure that I would be able to get at least a decent shot.  During the contest, I was able to gain new friends that have the passion and zest in the world of photography.






















By Saturday (which was the last day of the event), I went back to Makati early to take pictures of Makati during mornings. Pipho.org members were responsible for making this event possible. There were notable key speakers during the event which they share their knowledge and insights. I was also able to take more snaps from the On-The-Spot photo contest but I did not submit any entry as I am not yet confident with my takes.























Anyway, here are the rest of the pictures for you to enjoy. ^_^













I hope I could do this again sometime soon. 

34 comments:

  1. the third photo looks amazing, kuya! :)
    i'm so frustrated pagdating sa long exposure haha

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    1. Thanks Athena.

      That was actually my first time to do long exposures and I haven't done it since then. XD

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  2. the peninsula photo looks very lovely! Also the glorietta photo, ganda2x! Maraming thumbs up for you!

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    1. Thanks a bunch for the Thumbs Up. ^_^

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  3. I struggle and try to learn night photography. Nice photos!

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    1. Thanks Elal Jane.

      Don't worry, lahat naman tayo nahihirapan sa umpisa. ^_^

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  4. i'm planning to start with photography too and hope to join your photo shoots in the future...

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    1. Sure, anytime naman we could shoot as a group. ^_^

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  5. sayang naman yung effort mo. you should have submitted entries.

    i didn't know that makati is strict when it comes to taking photos.

    i really like the glorietta photo =)

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    1. Thanks Sweet. First time ko kasi magshoot ng ganyan kaya di muna ako nagsubmit. And yes, strict sila since Central Business District din ng Pinas ang Makati. ^_^

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  6. I love the 3rd shot.. though medyo distructing yung street sign sa unang tingin iisipin mo kung ano yung subject is it the street sign or yung background.. I will love it better without the street sign.. and yung effect sa light bulb ang galing! I havent seen those in my shots.. paturo naman! hehe ;)

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    1. Thanks for the observation. I think may shot din ako na wala yugn street sign pero I picked the one na may street sign to indicate where I was that night.

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  7. Cool. My favorite was the last photo. I need to polish my night photography. Got a hard time doing it. galing mo! :)

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    1. Thanks! I also need to do the same I guess. ^_^

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  8. you have really nice photos .. galing galing ! :)

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  9. Two thumbs up for these photos. My personal favorites are the 2nd aand the 3rd photos. Keep shooting.

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  10. wow!

    galing..dun sa first photo, kala ko inde sa Makati, yung first half pa lng nakita ko..galing talaga pagkakuha... ;D




    ~GAGAY, late dropping from FBW ;| ~

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  11. nice shots. weakness ko night photography. :(

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    1. Thanks Michi. Consistent practice lang naman po ang kelangan. :D

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  12. I've got a collection of shots taken along Ayala Ave and Ayala triangle too..
    But I never shared them..
    I love Makati!! hahaha!
    I agree! these are nice pictures!
    the effect of long exposure shots requires practice but is very rewarding!

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    1. Thanks Francis. Please do share and make others happy :D

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  13. I like the starburst of lights. hehe. medyo strict magpictorial dyan sa makati. naninita yung MAPSA. -Trip@dora

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    1. Sinabi mo ba. Ganito kasi sa Makati. :D

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  14. Those shots are good! why not try to submit it

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    1. Its more than a year since natapos na ang event na ito. :D

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  15. cameras! shooot, i drool when i see one.. i was already learning how to get some best shots..huhuhu..sayang!

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  16. i didn't know there's a photo seminar like this here in the city. I only know of provincial photo walks etc...

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    1. I would envy provincial walks as there would be less guards to deal with. :D

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  17. Awesome pictures esp. the 2nd one. This reminds me when I take pictures in HK, the tall buildings.

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    1. Thanks!

      Taking pictures of tall buildings are fun and challenging at the same time. :D

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