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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Photography at Its Finest

When I was still a kid, I've totally wanted to be a photographer. That's my ambition, doctor and photographer. A doctor photographer. hehe. I would rather be behind the lens, than have my photo taken. But i just don't know why I still have lots of pictures. Hahaha. Anyway, in my younger years when my uncle worked in Saudi, his gift to me is my very own camera! A Canon something-something. Hahaha. Sorry, I'm not into details. Since I wanted to be a photographer, I'm really envious with those who are good in taking photos. Coz of bloghopping, I discovered these great photographers, some are professionals and some just have it for their hobby. But i love these photographers coz they really know how to take pictures and they get to places. Ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you my favorite photographers:

Kuya Beautiful, but more known as Al. I didn't know he is a photographer until Multiply. I've never seen him around campus carrying a camera, pool stick pwede pa. Hehe. So I was surprised to know that he's a photographer now. And he is good. I love this photo, actually the album, it's a sweet album. But i love this photo the most because of the caption... Hold my hand, don't be afraid. Hopeless romantic! Haha.



Jake's blog is the first photoblog that I saw. I was really amazed. I believe I asked him agad if I can link him up coz I really love his photos. I easily became a fan of his. I'm totally envious of this guy. Why? Because he takes good pictures, has been to Batanes and a number of times to Amanpulo! Inggit mode! This photo is in Batanes. Since there is no electricity, he captured it through the stars.



Sidney is a foreigner. A Belgian, I think. But when you look at his site, you'll think he's a Filipino because he talks about the Philippines and capturing it in photos pa. Honestly, i think he has seen more of the Philippines than I have, like the fiestas in different places or other traditions. And I'm really learning a lot of Filipino traditions from him! Kahiya to admit, but true. He's more Filipino than most of us. Among the many Filipino festivals that he has posted, why did I choose this picture? Because I think it's the most "controversial." Hehehe. And i really had a hard time looking for this picture. Hinanap ko talaga siya.



Cruise is an engineer (tama diba?) who has the luxury of time. Well, I'm assuming he has coz he's always out somewhere, most of the time hiking the mountains all over the Philippines. This is a picture in Mt. Apo, nice sunrise noh?



Iskoo is my template repairman. yup, i'll always mention that. Hahaha. His blog is a photoblog. almost everyday or is it everyweek, he has a new photo to share. And what amazes me is that a lot comments. Maganda naman talaga. Pero ang dami lang talaga nagcocomment. I mean, how was he discovered? Sikat ka na ba nang hindi ko man lang nalalaman? Hehehe. But he's really good. And he takes a photo of anything and everything. As in everything. Even the sole of his shoes.



SC is Storm Crypt. First, it was in blogger describing the places he has travelled on. But now SC transferred to Flickr. If before he receives only a few comments though SC deserves a lot, now it's overflowing. Hehehe. I don't know if the bee was placed in the flower for the sake of photography or it was really there. Pati yun big deal saken, labo! Hehehe.



Sir Tony is someone I've known through Kuya Al. I'm not really sure if he's a teacher or what. But almost everyone calls him sir, so I call him Sir na rin. Gaya-gaya. Hahaha. But when he reply to comments or describe his albums, he makes it sound like he's still an amateur. Amateur or professional, I don't care. Coz he really makes good pictures. He can capture the moment. And he is kind also. I remember telling him once that I didn't like a picture, and he didn't get mad. I don't know how this photo is ranking in the digital photography contest but it deserves to win.



Ferdz is another travelling photographer. He also has been to Batanes and Cambodia! Inggit mode alert! He does not only describe the scenery but also makes you feel the travel itself coz he describes into details what he did like how long you have to trek (well, not that detailed).. basta! he'll somehow describe the process. And how good is he? He won a contest sponsored by National Geographic. I was supposed to include that picture but when I saw the pictures of his travel in Zambales, it amazed me more. I like the pictures coz it will make you think if the place is really in the Philippines.



So there you go. Aren't the pictures great? And those are not their best photos. Aplogies to Ralph coz I have not included him in the list though his camera is 10 megapixels. (Actually Ralph I just wanna mention your name. Coz you should always be mentioned, right Meyms? Hehe)

45 comments:

kyels said...

Yep, they are great photographers. And it's not too late for you to become one too!

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vina said...

i think, too, that if i really put my heart and soul into it, i would be a great photographer.

haha! overflowing ang confidence! grabe!

pero di nga...i hope the time comes that i can finally give it a shot (pun intended). mahal lang kasi masyado. i'm not financially ready yet, hehe.

happy weekend tin! take care! mwah!

lazarus said...

If i only have the equipment.... he he he.

Ganda talaga photos ni iskoo, cruise and ferdz. I'm a frequent visitor to their sites. Everytime I visit, amazed talaga ako.

Toe said...

I'm also a regular at the blogs of Sidney, Iskoo, and Ferdz. Those guys are soooo fantastic!

Estupidong Neil said...

Hahaha! I love Sidney's photoblog. And I soooo agree. I have seen the Philippines visually hearted on his photoblog. Almost every tradition, issue, etc are photographed... like he's more Filipino than I.

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tin said...

Nagulat ako! Akala ko Filipino si Sidney, and i thought he is a girl! Kasi, parang pambabae yung sidney e. Im a frequent visitors of Sidney, iskoo and cruise. They really are great photographers. :)

tin said...

i mean visitor, not visitors. Hehe. Boplogs keyboard e. ;p

Ferdz said...

Wow! Maraming salamat at nakasama ako dito sa listahan mo. Madalas din ako bumisita sa iba mong nabannggit. Magagaling nga sila.

Di pa huli ang lahat! Photoblog ka na rin :D

tin-tin said...

kyels: sorry, i have not included yours anymore ha. but you're one great photographer also :)

vina: hahaha. ako din.. if i put my heart and soul in it. pero mahal nga. kainis noh? baka pwedeng small time cams lang sa atin. hehe ;p

lazarus: baka pwede disposable camera. hehe. ako din amazed sa kanila. galing noh? tingnan mo din yung sa iba.. nakakaamaze din :)

tin-tin said...

toe: you're right about that :)

neil: nakakahiya noh? ;p

tin: typo lang. okay lang yun. hehe. dme nga nag-isip na girl siya and we all thought at first that he's filipino. proud kse sya sa philippines :)

tin-tin said...

ferdz: syempre naman kasama ka sa listahan. buti na lang talaga nadiscover ko yung site mo. ayoko mag-photoblog. nahihiya ako. hehehe ;p

The Artist said...

Great to see all these top photo blogs. You have certainly got some special sites here, best wishes, The Artist

chase said...

I like photoblogs coz I learned a thing or two by just looking at the pictures. I usually frequent Sidney and Iskoo's photoblog.

RennyBA said...

Yes those pics are great and you really have picked some very good photoblogger. Som on my friends list and some new- Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you a great week too and thanks for the visit and nice comments. I'm glad you liked the pictures from Norway too:-)

rhodyl said...

galing.... nice post.. mga idol ko rin sila... :)

enoc said...

AMEN!
yup.. they are great photographers.. actually sila ang inspirasyon kung bat ako nagpo-photo blog... inggit mode din ako sa kanila.. hehe

Bryan Anthony the First said...

for someone with a sunny personality like you tin, i'm sure you'd be very good with flashes & lenses

invest on a good camera for starters

kaya go go go

tin-tin said...

the artist: try to visit them sometime :)

chase: you're right. just by visiting sidney and iskoo, you can learn a lot :)

renny: thanks. thanks also for the nice comments. ope everythings okay with you. and i hope you'll be included in the flickr 24/7 :)

tin-tin said...

rhodyl: mga idol ata sila ng bayan. hehehe ;p

enoc: hehehe. pag nawala na hiya ko.. gagawa na din ako ng photoblog :)

bryan: wow! thank you so much. pero expensive kse ang magagandang cameras :)

ann said...

It's not yet too late, kaya mo yan. Open mo na ang photoblog mo. Bilib nga ako kay iskoo/cruise, hindi nauubusan ng subject/photo to share.

THINZ said...

ang gaganda nman ng photos!

tani said...

ako din. i now want to pursue photography because of the photoblogs of other bloggers. :)
maybe when i get a beautiful camera of my own, i'll turn my blog into a photoblog.

tin-tin said...

ate ann: oo nga, di nauubusan ng subject. nahihiya ako gumawa ng photoblog ko eh. pag nawala na hiya ko. hehe ;p

thinz: magaling din kse yung photographers.

tani: go! bili na ng cam! :)

ghee said...

yep,theyre all great!!thanx for the links,Tin!ive been looking for storm crypt nga,i lost his url kasi.

and yeah,nakakahiyang aminin,but i also learn for sidney`s post.not only he has this good skill of taking pics,but he has a wide range of places,and he has a lot of knowledge regarding pur culture.

mas alam nya p kesa sa akin,hehe..

maybe now is your turn,Tin?

chelsea said...

oh my. those really are divine photos. i dont think i could ever take anything that beautiful :)

Sidney said...

I am very honoured to be included in your list!
Thank you so much! I am glad you like my pictures.
I frequently visit the other photo blogs because I want to learn and observe how other people look and capture the world around them.

rHo said...

great pictures talaga... masyado silang talented! nakakainggit.. kahit mga simpleng subject lang nagiging glamorous ang labas!

frequent visitor ako ni iskoo/cruise... i-visit ko din yung mga nasa links!

o ikaw?! kelan kaya?! hehehe...

racky said...

nakaka-inspire nga ang mga kuha nila ;)

tin-tin said...

ghee: hehehe. kakahiya tyo compared to sidney noh? hehe. kelan ako? naku! pag nawala na hiya ko. hehehe ;p

chelsea: i think they got the gifts when God showered talents for photography. but you'll never know.. maye you're one of those talented. hehe ;p

sidney: of course you are included! that would not be a good list if you're not in there. and have you read the comments? we filipinos are amazed on how more proud you are of our country and you know more than we do :)

tin-tin said...

rho: ang galing noh? bilib ako sa picture ni iskoo ng rubbershoes nya. di ko naisip kse na shoes yun.hehe ;p

racky: oo nga. ate neng, bket wala ka nang update?

tin-tin said...

sidney: i hope you're not mad with the picture i've chosen to post..

Talamasca said...

I must say, that Jakee bloke takes some seriously jaw dropping photos. Dig his works. Definitely the shit! ;-p

Alternati said...

Ferdz is my fave photoblogger. First runners up sina Iskoo, Sidney and Cruise. hehehe..

Hala ka! Why didn't you include Abaniko! hehe

Sidney said...

You chose my self-portrait! How can I be angry ! ;-)

carey said...

photography is also one hobby i'd like to get into sometime... *inggit mode din* hehehe... i think it would be nice to take up lessons, para mas solid yung background. tsaka to learn from the experts. :}

pieterbie said...

Great selection of photographers you have here, Cruise is good.
Some of the others too!
“The Queer Chef pimped me here”

PogiChinoy said...

Great photography! I want to take good photos like that too. :( I wish I had the patience.

Great blog btw.

tina said...

hey .. can you give me the link of the picture from Sidney? Hehe. I haven't seen that... maybe archives na talaga.. o di ko lng naabutan.

dropped by from Chase. :)

jase said...

I'm a big fan of Tito Sydney as well!!!

TK said...

parang cross section ng nautillus yung stairs.

Jake The Miserable said...

Medyo iba lang ako ng kinahiligan pagdating sa photography. Ako ang isa sa mga iilang tao na mahilig sa morbid photography.

Isa sa mga iniidolo kong photographer ay si Jeni Tapanila (DeviantArt). Mahusay niyang nailalarawan ang mga tema ng suicide, death, depression, blood, at ang mga kahalintulad nito.

The Artist said...

Calling over to see those great photos again.

tutubi said...

I also visit those blogs and links except for one, i think

I also was able to meet Sidney and Ferdz :)

if you want to be a photographer, you can start anytime. but the the best time walways is now :)

andianka said...

the queer chef pimped me here! hehehe...

im a frustrated photographer wannabe as well, haha! maybe we could try though? i've tried a couple of times, you know just for fun. but now i just don't have the time. but we can always grab every chance we can get. not that serious, but still a nice hobby.

good luck sa'tin.

btw, i think you should look for ummm..senor enrique? i forgot his blog add, but he also has some cool pics to share. well, tc! ;)

Raquel said...

Hi Tin, The Queer Chef pimped me here!!!

Yes, they are great photographer. Been hoping I'll be become one too.