1. || smile • make portraits ||
    All of us has the power to smile. Have you made someone smile today?

    Thanks again to my lovely cousin for taking her time off to be my model for this shoot. She’s a registered nurse and has a talent for singing. She has a voice that can fill a room. Did I mention that she’s part of a choir? Now let’s add modeling to that list, perhaps. :)
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  2. || raw shot • no filter ||
    Here’s a 300mm shot of the sunset in Manila Bay. Have a great week ahead everyone! :)
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  3. || kalesa • motion blur ||
    This was one of the shots I took during the outdoor activity for my photography class last summer. The idea is to capture your subject in motion to convey movement. This involves doing a half press on your shutter button while following your subject in motion before releasing the shutter after a full press. It may sound technical but it’s quite easy and fun to do at the same time.

    Finished it off with a yellow colorsplash to eliminate the chaos of color in the background. The subject in this shot is called a “kalesa” or horse-drawn carriage introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards as a mode of transportation. #latergram
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  4. || passion for the arts ||
    Creative expression keeps me sane. What about you? What keeps you inspired everyday?

    Oh and is it me or does those clouds look like ice cream on a sundae cone or whipped cream to you too? :)
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  5. || enigma • make portraits ||
    Playing with shadows and highlights with this shot. This was a quick photoshoot with my lovely cousin. We hurried back indoors just before the rain could start.
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  6. || be your own trademark ||
    Once you find your niche, everything goes into place. You just have to follow through and believe in yourself enough that you can do anything. Who said that? I did.

    Here’s a #latergram of an iPhone shot I took from somewhere in Fairview a few months ago. I remember taking a moment; appreciating how beautiful the sunset sky looked like that day and took a quick snap, naturally.

    I’ll update my FB page real soon so stay tuned for updates. All my contact information are available there as well as the links to my portfolios.
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  7. || fast lane behind a fence ||
    This is what a 2 minutes worth of video looks like after doing a 15 seconds time lapse. Recorded and edited with my iPhone 5.

    You can see more of my creative videos by browsing the #louiegraphyinmotion hashtag. Let me know what you think if you have time. I appreciate the feedback so far.
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  8. || double trouble ||
    Missing the sun and the ocean bay. I wish to live somewhere beside a beach someday. Oh wait that rhymes! :) Here’s a #latergram of Manila to start up your day on the right direction.
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  9. || blurred lines, literally ||
    I recorded this last night in Manila after it stopped raining all for the love of bokeh lights. I was over a slippery and rickety bridge for pedestrians. Some call it taking a risk, I call it passion. Weapon of choice: my iPhone 5 and a sturdy tripod.

    No editing required for this video per se as I wanted to show the simplicity of it all; the busy two way streets, the red and white streak lights, and the dynamic sounds of moving vehicles. Finished it off with @Instagram’s stinson filter for video just to add that hard and soft balance which I think is ideal for this particular clip.
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  10. || just keep floating ||
    Have a great week ahead everyone!
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