Are You Planning Your Next Vacation?

Have you ever thought of going to a place for your next vacation with your family and children where you can get plenty of excitements from dawn to dusk, good foods and ample space and activities for relaxation without having to rent a car, take a  train, bus or taxi to go from one place to another? I will let the photos speak for themselves, so check these out.MORE +

Remembering Details

Many years from now, do you want to remember what your children had in their room when they were five? While it’s important to shoot their portraits, don’t forget to shoot other details of their growing up days. Their favorite toys, their drawings (scan them too), their art work, things they do, things they have, etc. are some subjects you can shoot.

I shot these one late night after work in my daughter’s room while she was sleeping. I wanted to photograph some of the details she had in her room that day. I used a macro lens as I wanted to go in close, shot the details and blurred the background to emphasize the subjects. But you can shoot these with almost any lens you have or any camera you have. The most important thing is to be able to keep the memories in the form of photographs. So, have fun and keep shooting.

Pink

I shot this couple weeks ago when I was testing my Panasonic GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.4. I love the bokeh. Do you?MORE +

Borobudur and Mount Merapi

Indonesia was hit by two natural disasters on the same day on 25th October 2010. The first one was the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java and the earthquake and tsunami that struck Mentawai island in West Sumatra. Both were deadly, unfortunately. My prayers are for the victims and their families as they go through this difficult time.

I shot the photo above in 2006, which shows the Mount Merapi in the background and the Borobudur temple in the foreground, where I stood with my camera and tripod. When I had my first solo photo exhibition in Makati, Philippines in 2008, this was one of the photos I exhibited and the title was “Harmony with Nature”. But what an irony MORE +