The Last Sunset and Moonrise of 2009 (Philippines)

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New year’s eve, my son and I went to our roof deck to see the amazing view of the sunset west side of our home. It looked like the sun is peeking and very embarassed from what had happened this year. The whole world suffered from the economic turmoil, disasters hit the earth especially my beloved country.

Goodbye 2009! …farewell

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Looking back on the east side, a very rounded moon surprised our sight. A beautiful scene that reminds me that there will be bad times and of course good times and I honestly feel it for the upcoming year 2010. It will be great! I already have so many plans for 2010. Im skipping the usual and I don’t want to do a new year’s resolutions list anymore since it’s not effective, at least for me.

Welcome 2010! more surprises coming soon…

Wishing you all the best this new year and new decade (2010)

Beautiful Filipinas.. Miss Phil.-Earth on their swimsuit

Partial candidates from our swimsuit photo shoot at Avilon Zoo and Noah’s Ark Rodriguez (Montalban) Rizal. Coronation night this evening May 10, 2009.

One of my fav photo that day. Natural light only. Canon 5d Mark II with ef 70-200 f2.8 IS

Miss Mexico, Pampanga

Agnes Dizon

Gallery here

Bye 2008! Welcome 2009!

img_4204That was fast! 2008 is almost over it was a great year for me, it opened a lot of new opportunities the workshops and etc. I must say that it is the most notable year for my photography career to date. Every year is different but 2008 was better in terms of income. I had acquired a number of additional gears and equipment this year and I don’t see it stopping next year this job is very demanding i need to competitive and to be one in-line at the top. Im still very happy with this job “best job in the world” when your passion is your work, you wont notice that you are working, it is both work & hobby at the same time. I still want to diversify and master other genres, thats the exciting thing about it,  you never stop learning and honing your skills.

While 2008 was healthy I can see that 2009 could be a little bit difficult for all of us because of this global economic crisis. Im ready, we are ready, Filipinos are ready for it, we are always in a econimic crisis anyway so nothing will be different. But I agree companies will cut back and will make every possible cost cutting to reduce expenses. Commercial photography will be one to be greatly hit im sure, in fact I had a client who backed-out for a shoot because of these reasons.

Personal life has been great also, our family is lovingly strong as ever. Im proud to say that im a very focused dad and husband I see to it that i give quality time to my family. This year my son started going to pre-school, its really exciting proud dad as always!

I would like to thank everyone; clients, friends and family who believed in me. Happy new year!

Photo above was taken at the World Pyro Olympics 2006