Nestle Fruit Selection Yogurt Recipes Shoot

Behind the scenes of the yogurt shoot.
Behind the scenes of the yogurt shoot. One umbrella for the main light, illustration board to bounce light back to the food, and one extra light on axis to brighten things up and make everything look more fresh. The background greenery was just switched around every few shots.

Had the pleasure of shooting images for online use of one of the brands in the company. These will be used for a campaign that aims to promote a healthy breakfast eating habit among Filipinos by giving one 4-minute breakfast suggestion every month this 2015. The fun part about the whole experience was being able to see how else you can make use of yogurt to match it with other ingredients! Prior to the shoot, all I did with yogurt was either eat it as is from the container or i throw it in the freezer and treat it like ice cream.

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Holiday Shoot

Marc 1, composite
Marc 1, composite
Marc 2
Marc 2
Marc 3
Marc 3

Had a quick shoot with Marc this holiday morning. Shared whatever I knew about lighting and had Marc have a go with my umbrella, lights, and triggers. We did a few images and started with the very basics of off-camera lighting. I briefly explained my thought process when shooting with lights then let him set up a few images on his own.

This was actually pretty fun! I would love to do this again with more people in a more picturesque location.

Seafood Risotto

Seafood risotto with shrimp, squid, lemon juice, fresh basil, italian parsley, and saffron.
Seafood risotto with shrimp, squid, lemon juice, fresh basil, italian parsley, and saffron.

This isn’t the best photo I can share but this was quite delicious! I made a seafood risotto with fresh shrimps and squid as my base ingredients. The stock I used was from the shrimp heads and some onions boiled for a couple of hours. Added into the mix was some parmesan, lemon juice, freshly chopped basil and italian parsley. The dish was topped with some parmesan crisps to add that little bit of crunch.

The dish was sweet, salty, with just a hint of sourness from the lemons!

Hello, world.

A one off photo of me being serious. Fit the light, I think.
A one off photo of me being serious. Fit the light, I think.

I guess an introduction would be necessary.

I’ve spent most of my 26 (almost 27) years of existence in Manila. Only four of these were spent living in another country. I started shooting in 2007 when I picked up my very first DSLR to “keep me from missing home too much.” I haven’t really dropped the camera since.

In this corner of the interwebs, do expect to see mostly portraits and food. I love capturing candid moments of people since these are usually what come out looking more real and relatable. For food, it’s the same way. I want to capture it in a way that the viewer can relate to it, as if it came out of their own kitchens. (I guess it helps that I really enjoy playing around in the kitchen whipping up meals for friends and family. I’m just hoping that those who actually eat what I make enjoy it as much as I did preparing them.)

That’s about it. I’ll probably throw some stuff up here from previous shoots and kitchen experiments. Cheers to something new for me! Feel free to enjoy the images! No pressure though.