Thursday, May 26, 2011

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"Get on your feet"
get on your feet...
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Started late, ended late then started very early the next day. Very busy this week and next week. Busy, yes, i like. I can't think of a better 365 entry though. It doesn't matter. I still have more entries to fill in and hopefully better ones.

Coming soon
coming soon...
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The thought of quitting this project has always been looming in my mind but every time i tell her if i should stop or not, she reminds me that in 3 months, I'll have a new subject to photograph.

Can't wait.

next week's posts will be delayed. the great firewall might be preventing me to do so. but will shoot the photos. hopefully something different.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


This needs to stop
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Last week, I was not able to do my TipsyTuesday for a few reasons that need not be explained.

Today, is pretty much the same. I will try to come up with new tips when time allows me to.

(Being busy is good.)


Stroboholics, click on the photo for shooting info.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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in contrary to Macau's present weather, we're gearing up for more sunshine very soon.

on the side note:
My Flickr Pro account has expired already. Been thinking if I should renew or not. unless someone gives me a gift of flickr =)

click on the photo to know how i shot this.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

of cannabis, rain coats and raptures

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the front side of her shirt says "Marijuana, addict addict addict". She's probably around 40-50 years old.

shot inside a lift in sheung wan, hong kong

Rain Coat Gang
Rain Coat gang
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My sister (white coat, far left)and her office mates on a "Team Building" trip to hong kong, macau and shenzen. We brought them here to see a Macau landmark and was supposed to watch a video projection but it was cancelled due to obvious reasons.

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"I was on my way to the toilet when the rapture happened (or is it something else?)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Finally got back to strobing. been really busy with a lot of stuff lately and decided to put this project last on my daily to do's.

my wife finally get's her hair cut. she's been wanting to do this for a long time but work is preventing her to do so. i like a lot. it's hot.

click on the photo for the technical info.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flying High

Flying High
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Been busy the whole day but was rewarded with a nice weather. I don't know what this building is but the sun hitting it is an irresistible photo opportunity.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bridge over Waters

Bridge over Waters
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Was suppose to shoot a bokeh portrait but i can't resist a clear night like this. Very rare in this part of the world.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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It has been said that rain brings a certain feeling.

Especially at night.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This project is really taking its toll. But since I am almost half way there, quitting is probably not an option. I started this project to "force" me to shoot everyday. But this past week has been quite a busy week. For the few who reads and looks at this project, I will try to get back to it more.

Here goes the past week

First Dance
"First Dance"

My first international wedding coverage. The couple were my colleagues back in Hong Kong. Both of them is now based in Singapore. Their wedding was a fun reunion of friends and family. All the best Franz and Milai!


He is my high school classmate, cottage mate and close friend. It's been years since we last saw each other. Dr. Jon (vet) is now based in Singapore.

Departure II
"Departure II"

I took this shot thinking it's a fitting ending of my Singapore trip. You can see the "beginning" here. No TipsyTuesdays today.


Celebrated our 16th month wedding anniversary with good lunch at one of our fave restaurants here in Macau. =)

Tea lady
"Tea Lady"

I didn't get her name. She sells cold tea beverages near our place. What attracted me to take her photo is the catchlight in her eyes. Contacts and reflections go really well together.

dance room
"Dance Room"

I was invited to shoot some video clips of her dance workshop. But couldn't resist to also take a few still images.


I don't really anything to say about this photo. to be honest, i just took this for this project. But i think it's a pretty cool photo.


they opened the clubhouse pool today. welcome summer!

As much as i want to write more about the past week's photos. Words are escaping my mind right now (like most of the time).

Happy new week!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Little Indian

Little Indian
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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He's from Little India i Singapore hence the name.

Little India, Singapore

Friday, May 6, 2011


Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Macau International Airport
Taipa, Macau, China

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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Click on the photo to see the shooting info.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tai Chi

Tai Chi
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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"Afternoon Session"
Macau, China

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Imitating Greenberg II (Tipsy Tuesday)

Imitating Greenberg II

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. I agree. What pisses off people is that imitators try too hard to copy exactly the original and often times forget giving credit where its due.

Today's TipsyTuesday is not about the technical side of photography, but how I deconstruct a photo. Again, I say this often. I am no expert. I just do what I do. This might work for you. Only you will know.

When I look at a photo, usually people photo. First thing i try to find is the catchlight in the eye. That usually gives out the main light in a picture. If there's no visible catchlight in the eye then we just have to move on. Next is shadows. Try to find where the shadows fall in the photo because opposite of that is the light. Light travels in a straight line. If there's a very obvious shadow left side of the face, obviously the light is coming from the right.

Pretty simple.

Once you've figured out or almost figured it out. The next step is trial and error. Especially if your figuring out what light modifier to use. For the photo above, it is my second attempt in figuring out Jill Greenberg's lighting. I know, I still don't have it but not bad for a second attempt if I may say so. Here's my first attempt. Looking at it now, I think I have a long way to go. I will definitely try it again, but not soon. I wish I have strips, a seamless, more lights and more shooting space. Oh and a great face to shoot.

I didn't come up with these on my own. I also have read it online or in books. And I thank them, BIG TIME!

(Stroboholics, click on the photo for more info)

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
Originally uploaded by jojomamangun

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She was supposed to be holding a .45 cal. but I forgot where i kept it. Don't worry, it's just a pellet gun.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

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High Wall, High Iso
High Wall, High Iso

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No "lighting" inspiration came. experimented with my my camera's high iso capability. grabbed my 50 1.4 and walked the night away.

After Saturday is Thor's Day

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After Saturday is Thor'sday

"It's worth looking into"

click on the photo for a bigger size and shooting info.