What do you use for photography?
I mainly use a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens which almost never leaves the camera. I also have a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens on days when my back and shoulders hurt (from shooting long hours) and when I simply prefer to bring something lighter.
On some days, I still use my 5-year-old 350D, mostly for my 10-22mm which can’t fit on a full frame. (My 10-22 is currently with my friend Tracy who needs it more than I do) Lighting-wise, I have pink AlienBees, a square Falcon Eyes softbox, and an AlienBees beauty dish. I got my ABs from the US!
How do you edit your photos? Can you teach me how to do it? What are your settings? Your photos look so creamy.
My photos are pretty much a product of the following: Camera RAW adjustments, actions and curves on Photoshop CS5. I edit each photo differently so it’d be hard to do a tutorial since it would totally yield different results for everybody!
I usually use M mode since I like to be in control of each of the important settings - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. For that creamy effect, as much as possible, I try to not use ISO higher than 400 so I won’t get too much grain.
I have my own sets of recorded actions and curves… which are not for sale. :)
What is your hair color? Where do you get your hair done?
- I have a long hair history, and right now I honestly don’t know what my hair color is. After a series of blotchy dye jobs (which started about late 2012) at my previous salon (which I have been a loyal and paying customer for 4 straight years), they did a poor repair job was so crappy, it made me transfer salons. So now I go to Park Jun’s in Glorietta, where I found a new hairstylist who managed to fix all my hair problems! Look for a Korean girl named Lena if you want to get the same hair as me!
What is your height? How come you look so tall in your photos?
I’m only 5’3”, but I have the weirdest short-torso longer-legs proportions. Sky-high heels and low-angles make me look taller than I really am, too!
Do you have siblings?
Do you have an advocacy?
Yes, I do! I am currently one of the brand ambassadors of Operation Smile. Operation Smile Philippines provides free reconstructive facial surgery to indigent Filipino children and young adults born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformity.
Looking for a new one, so hit me up if you’ve got a cause!