Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My shoot with Sachie Sanders

To those who may be unfamiliar with the name, sachie sanders is a member of viva hot babes, she appeared on the cover of playboy philippines’ july 2008 issue, she also has appeared on several issues of FHM Philippines.

Equipment: I brought two flashes, a canon 580ex and a nissin di622, since I wanted to do cross lighting. I only brought one receiver with me since I was hoping to trigger the nissin flash optically. Unfortunately the lighting setup didn’t quite work as the nissin flash wouldn’t fire. It was probably the batteries. I also brought a ring flash adaptor. I was planning to buy a 17-40mm f4L lens so i could get more dramatic angles, unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy one in time for the shoot. I had to rely on my 28-105mm lens and my 50mm prime lens which is why most of my shots were half body or portrait.

My camera: it looks menacing

The shoot was done in a certain tower in Makati. The staff of the place was probably paid very well by their employers as they seemed to be very enthusiastic about their jobs. So enthusiastic that they made their rounds more often than they were probably required to. They always kept a watchful eye on the model to make sure tha she was always comfortable. It was so nice of them.
Unfortunately for me, a lot of the pictures turned out to be unusable due to the high frequency of extra heads that appeared.

Anyway, here are the pics. (click on readmore below to see more photos) There are also more pics of the shoot on my multiply:

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Metro comic con 2009 report

tags: cosplay, comic con, 2009, philippines, manila, final fantasy, bleach, action figures, pictures, photos

It’s been a while since I last updated and I know that my 100 bajillion readers are interested to know what I’ve been up to the past few months. I know this may come as a disappointment to some of you but I am not dead yet. I’m sorry. I merely contracted a debilitating case of internet addiction which rendered me incapable of doing anything that requires more than a minute of attention span.

On more interesting news, The first metro comic con was held at sm megatradehall on aug 8 and 9. I went there with the intention of geeking out and finding models/cosplayers to test my new lens on.

It’s my first time to attend a Philippine cosplay convention and I was expecting to see boatloads of fail but I must say that I was fairly impressed. The costumes were really well made and the cosplayers were fairly attractive in general.

I’ll try to write a more detailed report on the next entry but for now here are the pics: Click on the images to see them in high resolution (the entry is truncated. Click on readmore to see the rest of the photos) I'll post more pics on my multiply tomorrow click here for link

Oh, If you see yourself in any of these photos, do contact me so I can send you higher resolution pics.

Kawaii desu ne

Girls in kimonos

check out the detail in her costume

Bleach cosplay
If only i could do spontaneous things like to random women without asking for permission, my life would probably be a whole lot better.. that or i'd be in jail right now
Hot cosplayers: Not the main reason why so many photographers went to metro comic con
free hugs guy tried to make advances towards me but i managed to successfully defend my manlydignity using my elbows
i'm a dork

More pics of the girls without my mug


Halimaw sculptures' booth girl, jem milton. She's on this month's issue of FHM phiippines

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Random Updates

It’s been a while. I can’t seem to finish anything lately. I wrote a lengthy and witty article on the US elections and its socio-political parallels to battlestar galactica. I made some compelling arguments on why i believe Mccain should win the election which could be summarized by the picture below

But I’m guessing the article would not help him win the election now so I’m putting it in the trash bin. I guess America just isn’t ready for a Cylon president yet. On a somewhat related note, after a long wait, the second half of Battlestar galactica season 4 finally starts this month. This is cause for celebration.

I did a video review of Underworld 3 rise of the lycans. I’ll probably post it tomorrow if I’m not too lazy but let me tell you in advance that if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll probably like the film.


On a totally unrelated note, remember Myca? We did a photoshoot last year. She’s featured on the september 08 issue of slitzmag. She also wrote a few articles there. You can download a PDF copy of the entire issue on their site. It's free! No, they didn’t pay me to promote their mag but I’m hoping that they would.

Organizing a studio photoshoot alone can be a daunting experience so I’m taking a break from studio work until I acquire more connections.
You can check out my portfolio at my multiply.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Top 10 hottest/cutest filipina babes

It’s been ages since I last updated this blog. If I were a selfish manly man who didn’t care about the edutainment of his fellow manly men, I probably wouldn’t update this blog anymore. But since I still get hundreds of hits from men who are in constant search for manly stuff in general, as well as people looking for videos of masturbating elephants cumming on a bucket, (a bunch of them stumble to this blog for some reason) I will continue updating this blog.

Here’s a tip for bloggers who are under a spell of writer’s block. Post a bunch of pictures of hot babes, write a few lines to describe them, call it a top 10 list and you get tons of hits from google image search.

So here’s my top 10 list of the philippines’ hottest/cutest women. Since I don’t want this blog to look like a showbiz chismis blog, I’ll try to limit the list to non-mainstream personalities.

10.)Precious adona (Model): Other than the fact that she has some of the most eye catching pics ever to grace FHM philippines, I know absolutely nothing about her. But she’s the spitting image of Olivia munn in these pics don’t you think? Olivia is teh hotsorz

9.)Gretchen fullido (newscaster):I’d like to talk about her effervescent style of reporting and her excellent communication skills but there’s a line in the secret man code that says “pictures of curvaceous bikini clad women lying wet on the beach are worth a thousand words” this description is therefore way too long already.

8.) Bubbles Paraiso (TV host): One of the hosts of the now defunct studio 23 show “it’s a guy thing”. Why is she here? Cos she’s a gadget geek, she’s witty and she’s sexay.

7.) Bianca Gonzales: (TV host) I thought twice about including her in this list because she’s very mainstream now but I absolutely adored her back when she was still doing film critiques on cinema one. I love good films and, consequently, film critics as well. That’s why she’s on this list.

6.) Andie Manzano (DJ/VJ): Apparently. she was a DJ at a radio station before. Never really listened to anything other than NU107 back when I was still into FM radio so I never heard of her ‘til much recently. Fortunately someone realized the obvious fact that she’s too cute for radio and she’s working as a VJ for MTV Philippines now

5.)Pinky webb (newscaster): One of ANC’s finest. One does not use words like “cute” or “adorable” to describe Ms Pinky Webb. Such words are used to describe girls and Miss webb is no little girl. Paul finch would describe her best

4.)Marieton Pacheco (newscaster): One of the cutest anchors ANC has ever produced. Miss Pacheco has a smile that will have you thinking of rainbows butterflies, unicorns and pink fluffy teddy bears.

3.) Ellen Adarna (internet celeb/model?): Not really my kind of chick (not geeky enough) but she’s undeniably cute. Arguably cuter than anyone on this list, at least judging by that picture below. She also has a huge following which would make her a good hit-bait. She rose to fame when her pictures got posted in different forums and fake friendster accounts. She recently appeared on the covers of UNO Philippines and candy mag. Pimply teeners post pictures of her on their walls, write countless poems professing their undying love to her, create altars devoted to her worship etc… It’s all very depressing, I tell you, so I shall continue no further. Oh and btw, she’s over 18. I just thought that some of you elderly gents would be interested to know

2.) Reema Chanco (TV host): Ms. Chanco is the permanently tanned bombshell who hosts the show “pinoy gamers” on the makisig channel. The only locally produced show dedicated to gamers. I think she also has a co-host. I’m not sure, I never really noticed. Why is she on number 2? because she’s a gamer chick. Any gamer chick would definitely score high on my list.

1.) Gaby dela merced (racecar driver): There’s nothing sexier than a smart, articulate woman who can also burn rubber. She also plays airsoft and a bunch of other guy stuff. Tomboys have a special appeal for most guys. It’s the closest thing they can get to a lesbian without actually getting a lesbian. PBB sort of made her mainstream but she’s still cool in my book.

Don’t send me hatemail if you don’t agree with my list. I’m not sure if I agree with it either. And so I don’t get in trouble, I’d like to clarify that none of these pictures are mine... but i also do model photography as a hobby. If you wanna see my work, check out my multiply. [/shameless self promotion]

Tags: elephants masturbating cumming on a bucket top 10 hot chicks babes Filipinas asian azn gaby dela merced reema chanco ellen adarna andie manzano pinky webb marieton pacheco bianca gonzales bubbles paraiso precious adona

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Asus LS201 Crossbow resistant LCD

tags: asus ls201 scratch proof LCD

Who hasn't tried firing a crossbow into their LCD monitors? The market for this product is undeniably huge!
If you’ve ever had the urge to hammer nails into your LCD but didn't want to damage it …or if you’ve ever experienced the need to pick up a crossbow and fire arrows into your LCD monitor in the middle of a feud with people in WOW, here's the product just for you.

The Asus LS201 has a protective panel made of crystal sapphire that protects it from the most violent of blows. You don’t have to tell your hyperactive little kid brother to stay away from your precious LCD anymore, unless you’re watching pron

The people at Asus are marketing it as “scratch proof”. Masters at understatement they are.
Check out the video

It’s currently priced at around $500

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Canon EOS 1000D

Technorati Tags: canon EOS 1000D, 450D, 400D, D40x, D40, comparisonNikon has been dominating the lower end of the DSLR market with their d40 and d40x for the past 2 years. Both cameras cost under 30k brand new. You can actually buy a brand new d40 for about 21k. Canon didn’t have anything that could compete at the price range. Canon’s cheapest cameras cost 40k and above.

Why canon took this long to release a camera at this price bracket, I don’t know. But they finally have and it shreds its competition to bits, at least in this canonite’s opinion. The canon EOS 1000D, at 29k, is just a bit more expensive than the d40x but it’s loaded with a lot more features.

The 1000D is smaller and lighter than the 450D but not by much. It’s still a bit bigger than the d40 and the d40x, which is a good thing. I always thought that the d40 and the d40x are so small that they almost look like prosumer cameras

One of the main selling points of the camera is its liveview feature which canon is introducing in all of its new cameras. If you’re used to point and shoot cameras and you’ve never handled a DSLR before, you might be surprised to know that with most DSLRs you can’t use the LCD to compose your shots. You’d have to look at the viewfinder to see what you’re actually shooting. With liveview, you can use your DSLR like you use your point and shoot camera.

Like the 450D, the kit lens of the 1000D also comes with image stabilization. Image stabilization minimizes blurring due to handshake. The 1000D also has automatic sensor cleaning like the 450D and the 450D

Here’s a quick comparison of the 450D, 400D, 1000D. D40x, D40

The 1000D has better features than both nikons. The 1000D is also a newer model. Both nikons are already quite old. Their replacements are probably due to come out soon. If you're budget is really limited then you might want to go for the d40. but the d40x and the 1000D are almost at the same price range. If you're starting from scratch, there's no reason to go for the older and less capable d40x over the 1000D

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Unwritten man codes volume 2

Greetings dear reader. It's been a while and I have missed you. I have again decided to educate you on unwritten man codes. I have already given you the rudiments of manly decorum (unwritten man codes volume 1). If you haven’t read that article yet, I suggest that you do so now before you cause any further deterioration to your manly dignity. Today I’m going to give you some of the more advanced techniques practiced by jedimasters in the field of manliness.
As is the case with my other guides, this isn’t just senseless blabbering. You’ll actually learn from this so read on.

On staring at women: Have you ever met a guy who seems exceedingly hard to impress? You point his attention to a particularly eye-catching woman and he tells you “bleh”? Did you look upon him with awe? Well you should for he is proficient in the advanced techniques of manly discretion.

A curious acquaintance asked me once: “Are you gay? Why don't you gawk at uber hot chicks?”. he was obviously unschooled in the unwritten codes for he gawks and hoots at any attractive girl who passes his way. I do not do such things for i am a gentleman and i am quite proficient, dare i say masterful, in the ancient arts of ninja-like discretion. I would’ve given him an elbow to the face for questioning my masculinity but he was a noob so he was forgiven.

Whenever you feel the urge to look at an attractive woman, discretion must be exercised so as not to appear inexperienced or easily impressed. You may use advanced head swivel techniques or feign interest in something behind the actual subject of interest.

Remember that evolution gave you peripheral vision for a reason and that is to appreciate the finer qualities of the opposite sex without getting hit by a handbag.
Even if you’re beside Jessica Biel herself, you should never act like a giddy, easily excitable pubescent noob.

Easily excitable noob

Don’t use smilies: Don’t get me wrong. Smilies serve an important purpose in electronic conversations. I use them a lot when I communicate with women, almost too often sometimes actually. It gives your conversation a less serious vibe. It’s also a quick and easy response whenever your wit fails you.

Utilization of smilies when communicating with other men must be held to a minimum. If you really must stress that you’re just kidding then call him gay and add a profane word or two. He should very quickly understand that you’re in a jovial mood.

When communicating with other men, one must exude an aura of dignity and respectability and that’s hard to achieve when there’s a cute little smiley face at the end of each of your sentences.
“Cute” is a very iffy term for manly men.When a female calls you cute, you may take it as a compliment. Promptly thank her for her gracious remark. It would also be prudent to return the compliment and ask her for her number for you may be on to something, young lad.

If another man calls you “cute”, consider it a most atrocious insult to your manly dignity! Don’t let him leave the general vicinity without a broken nose.
Did I veer off? Let me get back to the point. Men should only use smilies when talking to the opposite sex
not the kind of image you want to project to other men

Your manly dignity is directly proportional to your name: Pet names are for cute little puppies not for manly men. Don’t let any guy give you just any nickname that he wants. Next time another man calls you bugoy, consider it an insult to your manly dignity. Refer to previous articles on how to defend your manly dignity using your elbows. Your name should exude respectability. It should sound heroic like Jaywalker, Alexander or Batman bin Suparman
awesomest name evar

Be a bit rude: I consider myself a gentleman and I don’t resort to undiplomatic modes of communication unless my manly dignity is insulted by another man, in which case I go berserk with my elbows. Being diplomatic doesn’t mean being goody-two-shoes-y though. Nothing says wimp more than an ass kissing, submissive sissy boy. Learn to traverse the thin line between offensive and funny and feel free to cross it occasionally. If anyone takes offence, you may go berserk with your elbows

when communicating with other men, never go overboard with the pleasantries

That's it for today. You will want to watch out for unwritten man codes volume 3 if you want to further your education and become a man worthy of godly adulation

tags: funny pictures, batman bin suparman, manly tips, smilies, puff diddy, jessica biel, weird names

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