Month: April 2013

Food Shoot: Crepelato Gelato

Food shoot at Crepelato Gelato in NCCC, Davao Food styling by Gerlie Bagsarsa Photography © Jojie Alcantara I’ve been photographing food for several years now, but every shoot is always unique and fun to do.  I do simple lighting and as much as possible work with natural light.  With my shoot for Crepelato Gelato in NCCC, I made use of their bright glass window that takes in a lot of the sunlight.   My ingredients for a good food shoot:  Light. Composition. Mood. Color. With the mood, you set up everything from props, background, the whole drama. The object is to make your viewer’s mouth water. Composition will have to be with the help of a food stylist, to arrange your elements for you, leaving you to concentrate on your shooting alone. There are often times though, when you have to do everything by yourself, so you rely on the chef to bring you the best presentation there is. Color is most important in food photography.  To make the dish look mouthwatering, it has to …

An interview on photography and Davao life

  PHWOW: When you hear the word Davao, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? ME: Happiness! I am very happy to be living here. I can’t imagine being based anywhere else. PHWOW: No. 1 reason why Davao is WOW? ME: It is the biggest city with a very big heart. People care about you here. It’s more provincial than metropolis in so many ways. We don’t ignore those who ask for directions. We extend more assistance than needed. Cab drivers give back change. We have time for small chats in between work, or while serving guests. People are not that impatient or in a hurry. I can’t say we’re still pretty laid back now that so much development is going on, but Dabawenyos are still amazed at opening up to new experiences. Imagine just having gotten Starbucks last year, and Imax and Krispy Kreme this year. PHWOW: Do you have any tips for travelers who visit Davao for the first time? ME: Don’t hesitate to ask around. The guy beside you may have …

Abreeza celebrates Easter with kids

Abreeza celebrates Easter with kids Photos provided by Abreeza Davao Easter Celebration in Abreeza Mall was a fun day for kids and parents when the establishment provided a wonderful venue for the whole family to participate in activities. After the Easter Mass, activities to enjoy were the Zoo-La-La, a petting zoo where kids get to have intimate encounters with pet animals; Bunny Hop, where kids dress up in Easter bunny costumes; It’s Show Time! gives puppet shows and special movie screenings; in Springtime Crafts, children are taught special crafts like basket making and egg painting; while Easter Exercise provides an outlet for kids to enjoy an active lifestyle with fun dance exercise and yoga. Lastly, the Egg Dash gives opportunity for the children to win shopping vouchers and discount coupons as they made a mad dash outside for the exciting egg hunt.  Enjoy the photos.