18/52 weeks - “Learning” photography in multimedia systems class (CS175) is probably one of the most challenging things that I’ve had to do. I guess it is the fact that I feel so much pressure to do well.
Here’s a photo that shows the photography composition technique, framing. I took this one literally, but it turned out really nice!
17/52 weeks - This is probably the first and last time I will ever see hundreds of sunflowers all lined up on University Avenue, UP Diliman! :(
16/52 weeks - Climbed Mount Pinatubo! Another item off my bucket list!
Hi! I'm an incoming Ateneo freshman who's also into photography. Do you have any suggestions for orgs that I can join so I can grow as a photographer? Also, any tips/advice for freshmen in general? Thanks!
Hi! Try out for The GUIDON! It was one of the best decisions I made as a freshman. I got to work with the most talented photographers who taught me almost everything I know now. It also opened a lot of doors for me in terms of being a part of big school events like OrSem. You should also join Aperture Society! It is an unaccredited organization that tries to bring all of the photographers in the Ateneo together. There, you would get a chance to cover school plays, events, attend workshops, and talks!
Tips for freshmen in general? HAHA! Join as many orgs as you can and at least try to be active in one, hang out with your block and not just your friends from high school, and get Povedan groupmates. HAHAHA!
See you in OrSem! :)
15/52 weeks - After years of dreaming of going to the Clark Hot Air Balloon fest, I finally went to the one in Lubao, Pampanga! My friends and I got to ride one of them, which was quite an experience despite being only a few feet above the ground. The next day, I woke up early in the morning just to watch the flight of all the other balloons. Everything happened so quickly, but wow. ♥
14/52 weeks - Sakura in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan.
13/52 weeks - Ten thousand torii gates in the Fushimi Inari-taisha temple, Kyoto, Japan.
12/52 weeks - The Young Athlete. I helped Ant layout her project for her psych class! It was super rushed because I started a few hours before she had to submit it, but then it was worth it because she paid me in cupcakes. :)
how do you blur the background/foreground so much? how do you focus on a moving subject while blurring everything else? :(((
My 50mm f/1.8 has a large aperture that allows me to add depth of field in my photos. I almost always keep it at f/1.8 so that I can focus more on my subject. As for focusing on a moving subject, i guess you just have to make sure that you have the correct shutter speed (I hope that helped???).
which orgs are you part of in ateneo? :)
Last year, I was in The GUIDON, Aperture Society, and ACTM (home org for BS COMTECH majors). I’m planning to join a lot more orgs this year that don’t focus on photography. :)