This photo of my lovely wife was taken at The French Baker inside the South Supermarket in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. I was kind of hungry and I was looking for a place to get some snacks. We found this place right after we bought some groceries at the supermart. A nice, quiet spot to relax and sip coffee after a long drive from the province.
And as usual for me, I take snapshots of my lovely wife haha! Who wouldn’t?
Last November 2013, a group of photographers organized a “photoshoot activity for a cause” to help victims of the calamity caused by Typhoon Yolanda. I learned about this from a friend so I joined. I wanted to learn more about photography and in some way help as well the calamity victims. This was my first time to experience a model photoshoot along with other photographers. It was a great experience. I learned a lot and it exposed me to the world of models and other photography hobbyists and professionals including make-up artists. The donations were turned over by the organizers to ABS-CBN for the Typhoon Yolanda victims.
In this particular shot, I now know that I made a mistake in setting my ISO so high at 1600. I discovered that my kind of camera becomes grainy even at ISO 800. I now only limit myself to ISO 400 because of this experience. Other cameras can handle higher ISO better than my camera can.
Oh well, it was my first experience in photoshooting with a real model along with other professional photographers. I did learn a lot.
This was during my first experience to join a photoshoot —my first photoshoot — along with other photographers and during this time, I was still trying to figure out how to shoot well. I was still trying to figure out which lens to use. I had an old f1.8 50mm Nikon lens, 30mm sigma lens and my kit lens. It was a time of experimenting and learning haha!
I’m hoping I’ll be invited again to another photoshoot so I could get to learn more and enhance my photographic skills—and have fun along way, of course.