November Photoshoot

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Saturday, November 10, 2007 with 2 comments

If you read a blog entry I had this month, I recently bought a brand new digital camera and had it charged on my card and figured in an incident that brought the bejesus out of me. I haven't really used the brand new toy as much as I thought I would, and it has stayed inside my drawer for days. One time, I brought it with me to the review center because I wanted to buy those plastic sheets to protect its screen after the class ended. The shops near the vicinity did not have any of those available, so bored and nowhere to go, I texted a friend, Ammie, who I haven't seen for months and went to their place near SM North instead.

I had lunch there and we talked and caught up on a lot of things, from where she is on her application for work in Florida (she is also a licensed physiotherapist) to what's new with our former classmates back in college. Since I have the camera with me, we ended up taking the roles of the photographer (me) and his subject (her) later in the afternoon and took pictures like there is no tomorrow. Props were made available in an instant and the poses, whatever we could think of at the spur of the moment. That was actually the first time that I was able to put my camera into action.The classic Sadako pose. This was fun and physically demanding on her part. If she could have bent one leg, that would have been more Sadako-like and an accident would surely happen, like her falling down the stairs. Heheh.I like this shot the most. Although the picture is a little bit blurred on the side because we used night-mode on this, it turned out classy. Good thing those high heels were available and she was able to rummage for that pair of eyeglasses.Most of the shots were taken on the stairs because it was sparkling clean (I've never seen home stairs like that). This is what I'd like to call the "I feel isolated" shot, which my friend sportingly posed.

It was a fun afternoon. I haven't slept yet when I dropped by their place because of work the previous night and the class I attended in the morning, so I was physically and mentally drained when I arrived home at 9:00pm. I'm not saying that I have the making of a good photographer (although I want to turn this professionally... in the future... hehe), but like I said before, it's the "capturing the vividity of the moment and turning those into works sealed for posterity" that interests me for the time being... and friends as models, a great combination. A next photoshoot is in the making (I'm told she has already conjured up poses for this). Till the next.