“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” —Mark Twain This travel quote reminds me of a personal story. While traveling on a boat from Romblon to Boracay in the mid-’80s, I’ve met a French traveler named Christophe. He showed me minimalism before I’ve […]
The three photographs below are original shots taken by a consummate photographer, Leon Paulo Zaragoza. These works of art fall under the intellectual property belonging solely to the photographer and may require his consent for their use by others, original or derivative, in any medium of communication or advertising, online or otherwise. There are many […]
“Making Life A Little Sweeter”…does say our company’s slogan printed on almost all of our flyers, website, marketing brochures, product catalogues and even at the back of our business cards. Since April 4, 2011, I’ve been working as corporate’s Supplier Quality Engineer, for Florida Crystals Corporation and later formed as ASR-Group Inc. in 2013. The […]
My excitement erases the rigors of eighteen hours of intercontinental flight from Toronto, Vancouver, and Hongkong as we descend in Terminal 3 of the Ninoy International Airport at 10:45 in the evening on January 10th. I have been to many airports in North America and most of the Caribbean islands and I could easily deduce […]
Life keeps on turning circles no matter where or when you ride, but if one knows the rules of the game, it doesn’t have to be a mindless, meaningless spin.
Portrait photography is not only about lighting or composition. It is the ability of the photographer or photographer assistant to direct a model to strike a pose that looks right and compelling. As photographer, one of your mandates is to creatively and uniquely get the most out of the model you are photographing. Be prepared. […]
This year, Conde Nast Traveler’s readers picked Boracay in the Philippines as the “best island in the world,’ outside of the U.S. Their choice includes Cebu and Palawan as the next two best islands in the world! The Philippines is indeed the “Pearl of the Orient.” Last summer, we spent our family vacation in Boracay. […]
Travel is an antidote to our provincialism.
Who do you think you kid? Are you really a photographer like you said your are? Well, I can easily find out if you are just disguising as one behind that expensive DSLR you hang around your neck. Let me see how you hold your camera. There you go. (See answer at the bottom of […]
Never in my childhood dreams or wishes that I have thought of going places especially to other parts of the globe than simply find a good job in the Philippines. The only thing I knew when I decided to leave the Dominican Order was a solid plan to go back to school and take up […]
In 2012, I drove my tiny Tiburon from Florida to Galveston, Texas, stayed there for a week by myself and drove back to Florida. Why I did that was a long story. It was possibly the longest time I’ve spent all alone here in America or elsewhere. I’ve spent over 36 hours on the road […]
In order for us to grow, we have to be ready to leave our comfort zone.
When my wife argued that her smartphone shots are better than my Nikon D500 DSLR, I conceded to her quietly, and peacefully. She would further claim that the resolution of her smartphone photos are better and brighter, and that her smartphone could capture a relatively bright photo even without the benefit of a flash. For […]