Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Overdue Post: Azkals vs Icheon Korea

After the CF Madrid benefit game, another foreign team came to Manila to play against the Azkalsfor the benefit of the Sendong victims.  This was very gracious of them, including the major sponsor, Kia Motors.  Kia donated Php500,000 that night, while all the proceeds of the ticket sales will go to the victims.  Oh and yeah, one lucky ticket holder won a brand new Kia Rio. :)  The game was closely contested, and had to go to a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.  Here are some photos for the night:

New comer Dennis Wolf had a good game

I like this one, looks like Ian Araneta dancing synchronized with the Korean defender

Chieffy's penalty kick gets by the Korean keeper

In the end, both teams got a trophy for the great game

This is the 3rd consecutive Azkals game I've been invited to.  I really hope to get more opportunity to shoot their games, plus you get the best seats in the stadium, right by the grass.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Time with Video

After using my CaNikon and finding out how the photos looked like, I thought that it would be nice to put them through a video test.  So I took a D90 and the 24mm f/2.8 FD lens to one of my baby's doctor's appointments and see how it would fare.  It was sharp as hell and was very easy to work with.  I think I'll keep these old lenses for now.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Azkals vs CF Madrid - Sendong Benefit Game

The guys from CF Madrid were very generous enough to travel to Manila for this event.  All the proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross and they donated 10,000 Euros to the organization.  They also brought items for bidding, including a signed jersey of Real Madrid star Ronaldo.  I hope it gets sold for a high price so more people will benefit.  Here are some more photos from the game:

This was a funny one when Spain Deputy Ambassador to the Phils, Maria Molina, kicked a footballl and her shoe flew off.  Richard Gordon having some fun as well.

This was the lone goal for the Azkals, caught on camera.

The Azkals celebrating a very good night especially for the Sendong beneficiaries.

Azkals only scorer for the night, James Younghusband.

During the Post game Presscon with CF Madrid

Finally I was happy to see that the top most photo was chosen by CF Madrid star player Rufo Sanchez in his newly created Facebook page

up next Korea......


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Photos up on the official Azkals Website

This is a nice way to start the year.  Just found out that the official Philippine Azkals website is up and running with some of my photos in the gallery.  Please checkout the gallery for more of my photos from the LA Galaxy vs. Philippine Azkals game.

I'll be on the field again for the Azkals Alyansa vs. Internacional de Madrid this coming Saturday.  I hope to see everyone supporting our team.

For more details on the game and the Azkals website, please visit


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Having a Baby will Always be Fun

I remember last year when my wife and I were expecting, and remembered how that was the most exciting times in both our lives.  That is why I love maternity shoots because it reminds me of that feeling and to be able to share that to first time parents to be is priceless.

Like the previous shoot, she had some experience modelling before, which made it easy for me to do my job.

Phen is a friend and former co-worker.  She's due in a couple of months and it was just the right time to take her photos.  Her baby was even moving during the shoot, like he's posing for me. :)  Here are some more photos from the day.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Actors make the Best Models

Pretty faces don't necessarily mean they are good models.  There are some people who just has that "it" factor that makes the camera fall in love with them.  There is a little bit of acting involved when ever you're in front of the camera, be it for stills or motion films.  It is seldom that you get both.

Angelyn is one of those people.  She currently is involved in a theater group.  It has been the most fun I have had shooting since the Mythology themed shoot I had last year.  She was able to maximize our studio time, and was a lot of fun.  All the frames I took were useable, even the shots where her hair was being fixed.

She could give you multiple looks in succeeding frames without too much direction from the photographer, which save a lot of time and makes my job waaaay easier.

She was a lot of fun to work with and was a really refreshing experience.  I hope every shoot is like this.  Here are some more shots for the day.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bend it like Beckham

Sorry about the Copyright, just had to put that in
I guess most of the game he was the center of attention, and he even scored the first goal.  It was a really exciting game, even when you look at the scoreboard and see that the Philippine Azkals have lost the game early in the second half.  I guess just seeing Beckham play (in probably his first and last game in Manila) was a treat in itself.  I can't show you all the photos but here were a few: