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Title: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 09:47:57 AM
Hi! This is Kathy Chua, just to avoid the confusion with my dad carrying on entire conversations in the "introduce yourself" thread, I've decided to do him (and me!) this favor, and make a thread for him in this subject category. So if you guys have any questions for him, please post them here so that he can reply to them. At the moment, he's quite new to this entire forum story and we're trying to break it to him gently. So think of this as a wading pool if you will... give him some time and I'm pretty sure you'll find him answering a handful of other threads in the near future. Thanks for your help!  -Kathy
Title: Re: John Chua/ Magic Eye
Post by: tekgik on April 10, 2006, 09:57:24 AM
Hi Kathy! Yes thank you also for the help. I would also like to welcome you here in PiPho! We are deeply honored and appreciate the effort.

Anyway Il be moving this thread in the proper section which is the FAQ & Q&A.


See you around!
:)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 10, 2006, 10:16:19 AM
Quote
Bossing,

mahirap matotoo ng mga procedure ninyo, so sorry na lang sometimes kung out of place ako. Hindi kasi ako sanay kasi. Bagito eh.
can I stay in this section to answer your questions and if I have some ideas, i will write it down here and you can teach me later to post it to the proper section. Hinay hinay lang, toy, old man ang tinuturuan mo. maraming salamat po.
yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

ayos ito!  lecture sa manila zoo. dami pa magagandang subjects after ng lecture.  I happen to watch you na sir sa manila zoo, mga 3 years ago, am not yet into photography that time kaya no idea who you were.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on April 10, 2006, 10:28:29 AM
yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on April 10, 2006, 10:37:46 AM
Ms Kathy,

are you the surf photographer sir john was telling the group about in the other thread?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pixelpro on April 10, 2006, 01:51:09 PM
Hi ms. Kathy, I saw the ad photo website. Galing ninyo. Pwede ba makisali sa usapan? Idol ko father mo kasi hes so big in this field. Ganda ng mga equipment and studio. Parang longshop for me pero I would like to achieve what he has accomplished. I also saw your shot from Patrick G. galing nung biker na shot and your under it. Very good!!! Galing din ni Ms Gini.

pixelpro
Title: Re: In appreciation for ....
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 02:24:22 PM
Hi! This is Kathy Chua, just to avoid the confusion with my dad carrying on entire conversations in the "introduce yourself" thread, I've decided to do him (and me!) this favor, and make a thread for him in this subject category. So if you guys have any questions for him, please post them here so that he can reply to them. At the moment, he's quite new to this entire forum story and we're trying to break it to him gently. So think of this as a wading pool if you will... give him some time and I'm pretty sure you'll find him answering a handful of other threads in the near future. Thanks for your help!  -Kathy

I have an idea.

Address to tekgik - where to post this.

In appreciation for all the pipho members who warmly welcome me to you site. I would like to request the "almighty" if we could set a date ( weekend) for this photo op. heres the plan


Photo shoot at the zoo.

7:00 - meet at the entrance ( briefing )
8:00 - 10:00 shooting
10:30 - 11:00 - close encounter with Mali, the pet elephant (feeding)
11:00 to 2:30 pm -  lecture over Lunch ( KKB or bring or buy your own lunch at the Nipa Hut pavillion.
4:00 - 5:30 - Intro to Panning shot technique at Baywalk ( in front of Plaza Rajah Suliman ) side.
5:30 - sunset and ( KKB drinks or end of session)

Cost of entrance fee ( Manila Zoo ) 40 pesos Kinder Zoo 40 pesos
Lunch at canteen 100 pesos. per person. You may bring your family too
Parking fee 20 pesos.

Bring bananas, Singkamas or peanuts if you want to feed Mali.

thank you. John

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: wheelee on April 10, 2006, 02:27:26 PM
uy very nice of you John, BTW when is this pala...
sana makahabol din ako :(
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 02:34:06 PM
yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)
I think i answer this one but i lost it could not find my reply anywhere. so my second try. I rty to see Mali on weekend if time permits, I would just be too happy to let your daughter feed Mali with bananas or singkamas, peanuts she like them too. just give me your cel no so I can call you if i go to see Mali.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 02:41:07 PM
uy very nice of you John, BTW when is this pala...
sana makahabol din ako :(
maybe after holy week coz I am going around Northern Luzon to shoot panoramic shot using the Canon 1Ds Mark 2, ( experimental ) creating 100 mb raw file. Maybe we can have a list of members who are interested to join the Manila Zoo shoot out, and get a sponsor to liven up the shoot. Lets try ?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 10, 2006, 02:52:44 PM
wow! i'm in also sir john... so excited really... if ever, this is going to be my first time to go to manila zoo...  ;D  :-[  ;D piphols, walang tatawa... hehehe, promdi e.

there will be a photo op on april 23 (sunday) in tanay, rizal, 22 (saturday) is free, at least for me...  ;D

basta sir john, sama po ako ha? thank you po...  :-*
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 03:37:00 PM
wow! i'm in also sir john... so excited really... if ever, this is going to be my first time to go to manila zoo...  ;D  :-[  ;D piphols, walang tatawa... hehehe, promdi e.

there will be a photo op on april 23 (sunday) in tanay, rizal, 22 (saturday) is free, at least for me...  ;D

basta sir john, sama po ako ha? thank you po...  :-*

Bahala na si sir tekgik magreconmend kung kailan na libre, bastat weekend.
I might be going around Northern Luzon following the national road. where do I post, if any members would be in this area during Holy week.
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. Tugegarrao, Callo Cave Cagayan., Aparri Pagudpud, Laoag, Vigan, Sta Cruz, Zambales. I could use some tips from them where to shoot panoramic images of the place. Experimental lang ito. thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 10, 2006, 03:46:48 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 04:00:15 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 10, 2006, 04:03:39 PM
1. hans
2. JC

OT: sir tekgik will just move this list to photo op thread nalang siguro... sorry sir regie, di pa ako marunong e.  :D  ;D  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on April 10, 2006, 04:07:50 PM
wow! i'm in also sir john... so excited really... if ever, this is going to be my first time to go to manila zoo...  ;D  :-[  ;D piphols, walang tatawa... hehehe, promdi e.

there will be a photo op on april 23 (sunday) in tanay, rizal, 22 (saturday) is free, at least for me...  ;D

basta sir john, sama po ako ha? thank you po...  :-*

Bahala na si sir tekgik magreconmend kung kailan na libre, bastat weekend.
I might be going around Northern Luzon following the national road. where do I post, if any members would be in this area during Holy week.
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. Tugegarrao, Callo Cave Cagayan., Aparri Pagudpud, Laoag, Vigan, Sta Cruz, Zambales. I could use some tips from them where to shoot panoramic images of the place. Experimental lang ito. thanks

sir i've been to pagudpud once and the one thing i missed while i was there was the old lighthouse. i think that's a good vantage point for a panoramic shoot.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 10, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)

hahahaha! good idea yan sir john. ipa lapang sa mga tigre!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BORJ on April 10, 2006, 04:17:32 PM
si john!
pwede ba makihitch sa shoot ninyo sa northern luzon?  ;D

i'll sing a song for you a song while nag sho-shoot kayo sir!

or don't you want to include clark sa north luzon trip ninyo?
ako na bahala sa inyo dito sa clark sir! promise! i can even give you a tour of the sites na pwedeng gawin place for photoshot dito sa clark! please, please, please! i promise to behave! promise!!!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on April 10, 2006, 04:29:47 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)

or can we bring the makulit and mayabang na tenant?  (joke din! :D )
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 10, 2006, 05:23:19 PM
Hi! This is Kathy Chua, just to avoid the confusion with my dad carrying on entire conversations in the "introduce yourself" thread, I've decided to do him (and me!) this favor, and make a thread for him in this subject category. So if you guys have any questions for him, please post them here so that he can reply to them. At the moment, he's quite new to this entire forum story and we're trying to break it to him gently. So think of this as a wading pool if you will... give him some time and I'm pretty sure you'll find him answering a handful of other threads in the near future. Thanks for your help!  -Kathy

I have an idea.

Address to tekgik - where to post this.

In appreciation for all the pipho members who warmly welcome me to you site. I would like to request the "almighty" if we could set a date ( weekend) for this photo op. heres the plan


Photo shoot at the zoo.

7:00 - meet at the entrance ( briefing )
8:00 - 10:00 shooting
10:30 - 11:00 - close encounter with Mali, the pet elephant (feeding)
11:00 to 2:30 pm -  lecture over Lunch ( KKB or bring or buy your own lunch at the Nipa Hut pavillion.
4:00 - 5:30 - Intro to Panning shot technique at Baywalk ( in front of Plaza Rajah Suliman ) side.
5:30 - sunset and ( KKB drinks or end of session)

Cost of entrance fee ( Manila Zoo ) 40 pesos Kinder Zoo 40 pesos
Lunch at canteen 100 pesos. per person. You may bring your family too
Parking fee 20 pesos.

Bring bananas, Singkamas or peanuts if you want to feed Mali.

thank you. John




Hi there sir that would be a great idea! feeding Mali with pasaway people :D You are the "almighty" in this forum and in the Philippines just a reminder hehehe ;D

So our tentative date sir is after holyweek? How about april 22 sir this is saturday?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: titashi on April 10, 2006, 06:21:02 PM
i'd like to join you guys sa manila zoo (and finally meet sir MagicEye!)  ;D if ever it will be my first EB...but if april 22, i cant join na. may shoot na kasi  :(
oh well, if ever ma-move, doon ako sasama  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on April 10, 2006, 08:44:18 PM
Sir John, Can you please give tips on how to shoot facades, Architectural, lanscapes and aerial shots. What should we prepare and plan before the shoot?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 08:54:17 PM
si john!
pwede ba makihitch sa shoot ninyo sa northern luzon?  ;D

i'll sing a song for you a song while nag sho-shoot kayo sir!

or don't you want to include clark sa north luzon trip ninyo?
ako na bahala sa inyo dito sa clark sir! promise! i can even give you a tour of the sites na pwedeng gawin place for photoshot dito sa clark! please, please, please! i promise to behave! promise!!!
Can you drive ? Good and careful driving with average speed of 80 km/hr. No accident record. My problem is that I have an old friend from LA and we havent seen each other for 20 years. he wants to spend time with us. So I thought of just going around Northern Luzon. We supposed to leave Wednesday morning. I really have no exact idea or plan. I will just bring my backpack to shoot whatever I see on the road. I might do it or maybe change my mind and do something else. Maybe I can take you. we are just four in a Space Gear. Tell you what. In case I decided to go and need an alternate driver so I can shoot and discover new places. I might take you in. I will call you and give you 2 minutes to decide if you want to come. No promises. lets see. Okay. All expenses will be covered by me.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 10, 2006, 09:21:08 PM
Hi! This is Kathy Chua, just to avoid the confusion with my dad carrying on entire conversations in the "introduce yourself" thread, I've decided to do him (and me!) this favor, and make a thread for him in this subject category. So if you guys have any questions for him, please post them here so that he can reply to them. At the moment, he's quite new to this entire forum story and we're trying to break it to him gently. So think of this as a wading pool if you will... give him some time and I'm pretty sure you'll find him answering a handful of other threads in the near future. Thanks for your help!  -Kathy

I have an idea.

Address to tekgik - where to post this.

In appreciation for all the pipho members who warmly welcome me to you site. I would like to request the "almighty" if we could set a date ( weekend) for this photo op. heres the plan


Photo shoot at the zoo.

7:00 - meet at the entrance ( briefing )
8:00 - 10:00 shooting
10:30 - 11:00 - close encounter with Mali, the pet elephant (feeding)
11:00 to 2:30 pm -  lecture over Lunch ( KKB or bring or buy your own lunch at the Nipa Hut pavillion.
4:00 - 5:30 - Intro to Panning shot technique at Baywalk ( in front of Plaza Rajah Suliman ) side.
5:30 - sunset and ( KKB drinks or end of session)

Cost of entrance fee ( Manila Zoo ) 40 pesos Kinder Zoo 40 pesos
Lunch at canteen 100 pesos. per person. You may bring your family too
Parking fee 20 pesos.

Bring bananas, Singkamas or peanuts if you want to feed Mali.

thank you. John




Hi there sir that would be a great idea! feeding Mali with pasaway people :D You are the "almighty" in this forum and in the Philippines just a reminder hehehe ;D

So our tentative date sir is after holyweek? How about april 22 sir this is saturday?
That seems to be okay with my schedule. OK
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on April 10, 2006, 09:50:26 PM
naku sayang... may part II naman diba :D 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 11, 2006, 08:18:04 AM
yey! apr 22, lapit na to!

di naman siguro sabay to sa aliwan fiesta?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: WilDever on April 11, 2006, 08:37:03 AM
yey! apr 22, lapit na to!

di naman siguro sabay to sa aliwan fiesta?
hey, this is the day before the tanay roadtrip.. what the heck, join pa rin!  ;)
aliwan fiesta i've heard is on april 27-29
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 11, 2006, 08:53:13 AM
wow! photo shoot of two days in a row... wuhooo!!! i'm in... yes!!! go, go, go...  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 09:44:00 AM
Sir John, Can you please give tips on how to shoot facades, Architectural, lanscapes and aerial shots. What should we prepare and plan before the shoot?

Sorry, too early in the game, I am still learning how to post my message and procedures. next time. thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kentamayo on April 11, 2006, 09:54:29 AM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 10:01:03 AM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)

Can someone take charge of how members are coming to the zoo, maybe we can ask Canon to lend us their cameras for testing and throw in some giveaway. if we have a large group ? just thinking ? what do you think ?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 11, 2006, 10:12:20 AM
Count me in...

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: titashi on April 11, 2006, 10:21:01 AM
lalo ako nainggit mukhang tuloy na kayo sa april 22....arrrrgggghhhh....di ako pwede :'(
di bale sa susunod na lang ... :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 11, 2006, 10:22:28 AM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)

Can someone take charge of how members are coming to the zoo, maybe we can ask Canon to lend us their cameras for testing and throw in some giveaway. if we have a large group ? just thinking ? what do you think ?

Sir John there is a slight problem with the schedule most of us here will be going to Tanay Rizal photo op on the 23rd and they have requested if its ok to move it? They love to attend but the problem is isa isa lang daw muna paalam sa mga boss (wifey) :D

So how about the 29th Sir? Or maybe give us date sir then we will just have to adjust, kakahiya sir dahil alam namin your time is gold.


Thanks!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BORJ on April 11, 2006, 10:46:39 AM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)

Can someone take charge of how members are coming to the zoo, maybe we can ask Canon to lend us their cameras for testing and throw in some giveaway. if we have a large group ? just thinking ? what do you think ?

Sir John there is a slight problem with the schedule most of us here will be going to Tanay Rizal photo op on the 23rd and they have requested if its ok to move it? They love to attend but the problem is isa isa lang daw muna paalam sa mga boss (wifey) :D

So how about the 29th Sir? Or maybe give us date sir then we will just have to adjust, kakahiya sir dahil alam namin your time is gold.


Thanks!


yup! nagpaalam ako sa boss wifey ko, pinayagan naman akong ng 2 consecutive days, pero hanap na daw ako ng nauupahan bahay na malapit sa mga taga pipho... i guess she's quite upset  :(
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 12:42:59 PM


There are so many factors to consider. As of now I am blocking my April 22 from my schedule. BUT my priority is also work first before anything else. I will do my best to keep that date free. But if there is a major job that will extend over that date, I will give notice two days before to postpone it to another day.

I am looking forward to meeting you guys and introducing you to Mali. It's a day activity and you can bring your family with you. I see no conflict if you still want to go to Tanay. :)  We just think have to think positive. No pressure from anybody. Thats why I usually want to be alone when I shoot because my plans change according to the situation presented to me.

Its another matter: after the zoo, maybe we can go learn aerial photography by riding on the ultralights at Angeles flying club in Pampanga.- Unpredictable adventurer.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 12:58:40 PM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)

Can someone take charge of how members are coming to the zoo, maybe we can ask Canon to lend us their cameras for testing and throw in some giveaway. if we have a large group ? just thinking ? what do you think ?

Sir John there is a slight problem with the schedule most of us here will be going to Tanay Rizal photo op on the 23rd and they have requested if its ok to move it? They love to attend but the problem is isa isa lang daw muna paalam sa mga boss (wifey) :D

So how about the 29th Sir? Or maybe give us date sir then we will just have to adjust, kakahiya sir dahil alam namin your time is gold.


Thanks!
walang problema iyan, dalhin mo ang asawa at anak mo sa Manila zoo, may brownnie points ka pa sa asawa mo at good karma sa mother in law mo. tama?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 01:03:56 PM
lalo ako nainggit mukhang tuloy na kayo sa april 22....arrrrgggghhhh....di ako pwede :'(
di bale sa susunod na lang ... :D
Kung tuloy ito walang ng kasunod kasi mag aaral kami ng aerial photography sa Angeles flying club - one hit lang adventure ito. sila na lang ang gagaya sa susunod. sorry.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 11, 2006, 03:57:36 PM
I'm in!!!!! I've never been to Manila Zoo, and this could provide some good experience points for me! ;D

Nice having you aboard Sir John! ;D

Peace! c",)

Can someone take charge of how members are coming to the zoo, maybe we can ask Canon to lend us their cameras for testing and throw in some giveaway. if we have a large group ? just thinking ? what do you think ?

Sir John there is a slight problem with the schedule most of us here will be going to Tanay Rizal photo op on the 23rd and they have requested if its ok to move it? They love to attend but the problem is isa isa lang daw muna paalam sa mga boss (wifey) :D

So how about the 29th Sir? Or maybe give us date sir then we will just have to adjust, kakahiya sir dahil alam namin your time is gold.


Thanks!
Sir Tekgik,
since I am just new to this site, if most members would like another date, i will listen because I do not want to be in competition with any other activitity by the organization. I will follow. You suggest the date for the Manila Zoo shoot out. thanks. My time is not gold. I do not have control of my time, my office has priority on my schedule. Kaya inggit ako sa mga hobbyists katulad ninyo. cheers!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 12, 2006, 09:28:56 AM
MagicEye, you are always at the zoo on the weekends right?

If you are there on the 22nd, mebbe those who are free to come can join you, then on the 29th if you are there then yung libre that time can come join you.

Lets make it an informal meet/eb. Para no pressure.

This aerial photography sounds really cool.. kahit walang cam, riding in an ultralight sounds FUN! Id love to come and join
(by the way, am pretty sure my 18-55mm kit lens would be useless up there - any suggestions?)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: titashi on April 12, 2006, 12:00:45 PM
@MagicEye: sir, its okey with me if i wont be able to join on the 22nd. just like you, i follow and prioritize my work sked first before anything else  :) and i totally understand you and your sked.
maybe i would be free on that aerial photography shoot.

you guys have fun!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on April 12, 2006, 12:12:08 PM
sir john,

i sent you a private message.

thanks

Francis
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on April 12, 2006, 05:04:45 PM
kakainggit! almost all my summer weekends are already blocked off due to so many activities and hobbies. sana meron this saturday  :-\
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 12, 2006, 05:14:12 PM
wow! a weekend with the master and canon sponsored photoshoot?  :o :o :o
i can't wait...  :D ;D :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on April 12, 2006, 05:41:25 PM
Sir MagicEye,
since you are always there on weekend, can I just come to the zoo and meet you and help you feed the elephant. Then afterward if there are a group of us, maybe we can have a lecture over lunch... simple lang. puede pang dalhin ang pamilya ko. suggestion lang.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on April 15, 2006, 03:28:49 PM
yey...sir magiceye, pwede ba sumama? one problem...am really a newbie ... newbie with this forum ...and newbie sa photography....pwede pa din ba sumama? I am willing to pay extra ... say one bunch of bananas ...hahahahahha....

Aris
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: bonskie on April 15, 2006, 07:16:52 PM
lalo ako nainggit mukhang tuloy na kayo sa april 22....arrrrgggghhhh....di ako pwede :'(
di bale sa susunod na lang ... :D
Kung tuloy ito walang ng kasunod kasi mag aaral kami ng aerial photography sa Angeles flying club - one hit lang adventure ito. sila na lang ang gagaya sa susunod. sorry.

Hi sir john. Pwede ho ba sumama sa angeles sa aerial photography? Mga magkano ho ba fee? Thanks!!!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: bonskie on April 15, 2006, 07:19:52 PM
Will you be at the zoo nga at the 22nd sir? Kung nandun ho kayo I can drop by with my wife. Thanks!!!  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 16, 2006, 10:54:28 PM
We just arrived half an hour ago, from a 3 day photographic expedition. I took my old friend Henry Von Seigfied, my daughter and my wife on a 1,500 km trip. More on this exciting trip where Kathy and I were looking for great location to shoot car. I am just too tired from driving the Ford Everest 4x4 that took us to Vigan, Paoay, Laoag, Bangui, Pagudpud,across Aparri, Tuguegarao, then up to the rice terraces of Mayaoyo and Banaue, down to Dalton Pass and back to Makati. Happy Easter to all..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on April 16, 2006, 11:10:13 PM
kewl...road trip...did that trip....twice .... unfortunately, we traveled at night ... did not see too much scenery :(
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 12:09:59 AM
Cant Sleep. too tired I guess. It was a 4 day trip not 3 and we got the best shot of the Ford Everest on location and a lot of stock shots too. I have an idea. Lets have an informal get together at Manila Zoo on Saturday April 22. No pressure. If you are free, bring along your family too. I will be there at 9.00 am. I will try to bring my family too. I will bring my laptop and show you the shots taken during the trip. and if you have any question on any subject on photography, I will try to answer them, "truthfully". No fees except pay the entrance P40 for adult and 20 for kids. I can request the Zoo durector to let us use the Nipa hut. We will think of something to make the day interesting. Maybe I can convince your wife to be more understanding. Dont forget to bring your camera too. I will confirm this date by Thursday, I need to coordinate with our studio manager on my schedule too. Fair enough. John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: lehboy on April 17, 2006, 12:20:01 AM
wow 1500km, ang layo nun! pwede bang sumama diyan sa manila zoo?  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 07:20:26 AM
wow 1500km, ang layo nun! pwede bang sumama diyan sa manila zoo?  ;D
bastat member ng Pipho. I will try to get some Canon Lens Book 3 to given away. If you want to feed the elephant bring bananas or singkamas, even peanuts. KKB sa lunch. may canteen doon.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 07:26:35 AM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)

hahahaha! good idea yan sir john. ipa lapang sa mga tigre!

Hi. Kapitan88. would you be free anytime today and dropby my studio to teach this old dog about posting photos in this sites. Thanks John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: macuser on April 17, 2006, 07:44:27 AM

Sir John,

I will try to drop by Manila Zoo this coming Saturday morning with my wife and daughter.
Let's try to show my wife the beauty and adventure of photography,
maybe she will understand why I like to invest in a new camera body and lens.

I am also interested in the route you took during your northern photo shoot,
Places you stayed for overnight and places to stop for eating,
Of course, I also want to know good photo spots,
I want to try landscape photography.
Hope to discuss it this Saturday if you have time.

By the way, I am also new in this forum,
just formally signed on yesterday.

Thanks,
Charlie

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thin_tin on April 17, 2006, 08:31:00 AM
Hi, Kathy! Send your dad my regards! Tell her it's Tina from Lowe! I've worked with him before for several projects! Thanks!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 17, 2006, 08:31:41 AM
Hi. Kapitan88. would you be free anytime today and dropby my studio to teach this old dog about posting photos in this sites. Thanks John

Hey John,

I'll be going to your "zoo event" this coming saturday. I just checked the Airborneaccess website, there is a hotspot at Seattle's Best in Harisson Plaza (i think this is near Manila Zoo) If your laptop has wifi, I can teach you how to post pics here in the forums.

Let me know..  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 09:06:23 AM
Hi, Kathy! Send your dad my regards! Tell her it's Tina from Lowe! I've worked with him before for several projects! Thanks!
Hi. Tina, this is the father of Lucas ( the dog ), Pico and Mali, also Kathy, Welcome to Pipho. so you are a member too. I found this site very interesting. Just got in April 4, day before the Canon 30D launch. I am just passing thru, I would like to share my experience with the members and hope I could help them make a successful career out of photography. See you. Cheers... John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 17, 2006, 09:07:36 AM
bastat member ng Pipho. I will try to get some Canon Lens Book 3 to given away. If you want to feed the elephant bring bananas or singkamas, even peanuts. KKB sa lunch. may canteen doon.

hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please? looking forward to see you and learn something this coming saturday...  :)  thanks a bunch in advance sir... God bless...

can't wait to see the elephant (never seen a real one --- only on TV)...  :D

best regards,
JC
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 09:13:16 AM

Sir John,

I will try to drop by Manila Zoo this coming Saturday morning with my wife and daughter.
Let's try to show my wife the beauty and adventure of photography,
maybe she will understand why I like to invest in a new camera body and lens.

I am also interested in the route you took during your northern photo shoot,
Places you stayed for overnight and places to stop for eating,
Of course, I also want to know good photo spots,
I want to try landscape photography.
Hope to discuss it this Saturday if you have time.

By the way, I am also new in this forum,
just formally signed on yesterday.

Thanks,
Charlie



Ok, Kids

I am confirming my free schedule on April 22. I will be at Manila Zoo at 9 am. I will be there to convince your WIVEs why she should support you amd make a go for your photography career. If I was able to convince my wife in supporting me for 32 years. I think ican convince your wife too.

That would be the most important technic that you will ever learn in any seminar.  AGREE>>> John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thor on April 17, 2006, 09:35:05 AM
Sir John,

I would also like to meet and learn from you. Will try my very best to there this sat.

After 16 yrs of marriage, i've already master the art of convincing my wife on anything i want to do. in short she doesn't care anymore.  :D :D :D


JC, mapapabili ka ng 350d pagnabasa ka ng lens work 3!


hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please?

best regards,
JC
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 17, 2006, 09:54:31 AM
hahaha...  :D galing ng convincing power mo sir thor ah... hingi ako ng tips this saturday kung paano mangumbinsi... ;D

don't worry sir, i'm saving up na for the DSLR. i'm giving myself 3 months. pero mukhang mapapabilis... hahaha...  :D

lalo pa siguro if sir john would convince me more to buy na... hahaha... no more thinking twice sigurado...  :D

OT: happy easter everyone...  :)

Sir John,

I would also like to meet and learn from you. Will try my very best to there this sat.

After 16 yrs of marriage, i've already master the art of convincing my wife on anything i want to do. in short she doesn't care anymore.  :D :D :D


JC, mapapabili ka ng 350d pagnabasa ka ng lens work 3!


hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please?

best regards,
JC
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 17, 2006, 10:13:23 AM
For those who will be going this saturdays meet with Mr. John Chua
pls click
here (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=3178.0)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 11:41:54 AM
Sir John,

I would also like to meet and learn from you. Will try my very best to there this sat.

After 16 yrs of marriage, i've already master the art of convincing my wife on anything i want to do. in short she doesn't care anymore.  :D :D :D


JC, mapapabili ka ng 350d pagnabasa ka ng lens work 3!


hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please?

best regards,
JC
Thats too bad... There's a saying "In every successful man there is a woman behind him,whether she is the wife or a girlfriend" So you got to win her over to your side. Or else YOU are not going anywhere.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 11:56:20 AM
hahaha...  :D galing ng convincing power mo sir thor ah... hingi ako ng tips this saturday kung paano mangumbinsi... ;D

don't worry sir, i'm saving up na for the DSLR. i'm giving myself 3 months. pero mukhang mapapabilis... hahaha...  :D

lalo pa siguro if sir john would convince me more to buy na... hahaha... no more thinking twice sigurado...  :D

OT: happy easter everyone...  :)

Sir John,

I would also like to meet and learn from you. Will try my very best to there this sat.

After 16 yrs of marriage, i've already master the art of convincing my wife on anything i want to do. in short she doesn't care anymore.  :D :D :D


JC, mapapabili ka ng 350d pagnabasa ka ng lens work 3!


hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please?

best regards,
JC
This recent trip I did, I used only one camera and one zoom lens. The rest of my equipment, I put in the car. All you need is one camera and one lens to have a great photo. the rest of the equipment is just to show your client that you have something to brag about... believe me... 32 years of shooting.... I know.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 11:59:13 AM
For those who will be going this saturdays meet with Mr. John Chua
pls click
here ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=3178.0[/url])

I called up Canon people, I am requesting some giveaways for the wives, not the photographers. so if I could have some numbers on how many are coming?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 12:00:55 PM
bastat member ng Pipho. I will try to get some Canon Lens Book 3 to given away. If you want to feed the elephant bring bananas or singkamas, even peanuts. KKB sa lunch. may canteen doon.

hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please? looking forward to see you and learn something this coming saturday...  :)  thanks a bunch in advance sir... God bless...

can't wait to see the elephant (never seen a real one --- only on TV)...  :D

best regards,
JC


You are the first to ask, I will give you my copy, if Canon doesnt give any. OK?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 17, 2006, 12:18:09 PM
For those who will be going this saturdays meet with Mr. John Chua
pls click
here ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=3178.0[/url])

I called up Canon people, I am requesting some giveaways for the wives, not the photographers. so if I could have some numbers on how many are coming?


That would be great sir!

BTW Sir John ano po ba pagkain ni Mali? :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 17, 2006, 12:21:02 PM
that's very kind of you sir john... thank you very much sir... God bless you...

bastat member ng Pipho. I will try to get some Canon Lens Book 3 to given away. If you want to feed the elephant bring bananas or singkamas, even peanuts. KKB sa lunch. may canteen doon.

hi sir john... can i have 1 copy for me please? looking forward to see you and learn something this coming saturday...  :)  thanks a bunch in advance sir... God bless...

can't wait to see the elephant (never seen a real one --- only on TV)...  :D

best regards,
JC


You are the first to ask, I will give you my copy, if Canon doesnt give any. OK?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thobs on April 17, 2006, 12:51:51 PM

This recent trip I did, I used only one camera and one zoom lens. The rest of my equipment, I put in the car. All you need is one camera and one lens to have a great photo. the rest of the equipment is just to show your client that you have something to brag about... believe me... 32 years of shooting.... I know.



sir if i may ask what size/type of lens it is?  kit lens?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 17, 2006, 12:58:30 PM
I called up Canon people, I am requesting some giveaways for the wives, not the photographers. so if I could have some numbers on how many are coming?

As of 1pm today

10 confirmed, 1 iffy...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 01:09:05 PM

This recent trip I did, I used only one camera and one zoom lens. The rest of my equipment, I put in the car. All you need is one camera and one lens to have a great photo. the rest of the equipment is just to show your client that you have something to brag about... believe me... 32 years of shooting.... I know.



sir if i may ask what size/type of lens it is?  kit lens?

Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 01:13:06 PM
I called up Canon people, I am requesting some giveaways for the wives, not the photographers. so if I could have some numbers on how many are coming?

As of 1pm today

10 confirmed, 1 iffy...
Great>

My advise to fellow married photographer, tell your wife and kids, that you want to spend quality time with them ( Bola! ) and want to do something different, like going to the zoo and feed the elephant...... pay for your own admission pls... and bring bananas too. Dont forget to bring your camera so you can take picture of them while feeding the elephant. Puede na ba ang set up na ito para kay missis.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 01:50:26 PM

This recent trip I did, I used only one camera and one zoom lens. The rest of my equipment, I put in the car. All you need is one camera and one lens to have a great photo. the rest of the equipment is just to show your client that you have something to brag about... believe me... 32 years of shooting.... I know.



sir if i may ask what size/type of lens it is?  kit lens?

Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.

Sorry I just check my notes:
I had 64.2 Gs with approx: 3000 images over 4 day trip. traveled 1830 kms. We got some best shot ever of the Ford Everest. Taught Kathy how to shoot cars on location. I am planning to submit an article to C Magazine on Father Daughter car photography team.I would like to thank Ford Philippines for letting us use a brand new Everest to shoot. Hopefully, we could exchange our photos for one Everest ( wishful thinking....
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on April 17, 2006, 01:58:52 PM



Ok, Kids

I am confirming my free schedule on April 22. I will be at Manila Zoo at 9 am. I will be there to convince your WIVEs why she should support you amd make a go for your photography career. If I was able to convince my wife in supporting me for 32 years. I think ican convince your wife too.

That would be the most important technic that you will ever learn in any seminar.  AGREE>>> John
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Sir John
i'd like to be part of your manila zoo photo experience, i'll try to bring my family, so its final on april 22, 9 am
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thor on April 17, 2006, 02:14:14 PM


 maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ).


wow!  my wife has to read this. she might encourage me to take more pictures and acquire more equipment. :)

made bola to my wife already. she and 2 kids are coming.  :)



Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 17, 2006, 02:26:01 PM
hahaha... galing mo talaga sir thor... idol kita pagdating sa convincing power... galing!!! looking forward to meet your family sir...  :D ;D :D


 maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ).


wow!  my wife has to read this. she might encourage me to take more pictures and acquire more equipment. :)

made bola to my wife already. she and 2 kids are coming.  :)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thobs on April 17, 2006, 02:35:12 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 17, 2006, 02:49:11 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)

hahahaha! good idea yan sir john. ipa lapang sa mga tigre!

Hi. Kapitan88. would you be free anytime today and dropby my studio to teach this old dog about posting photos in this sites. Thanks John

Hi Sir John,

drop by po ako ngayon mga 3:30 sa ofc mo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 03:09:05 PM
so shall we start the list of attendees?

1. hans
While we are shooting, your children can play around. You can even bring your unfriendly landlord too so we can feed him to the tiger (joke only)

hahahaha! good idea yan sir john. ipa lapang sa mga tigre!

Hi. Kapitan88. would you be free anytime today and dropby my studio to teach this old dog about posting photos in this sites. Thanks John

Hi Sir John,

drop by po ako ngayon mga 3:30 sa ofc mo.


Please drop by, I am working on my images now. Thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 03:23:11 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o


Thorb, and the rest of the gang.

Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kentamayo on April 17, 2006, 03:32:05 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o


Thorb, and the rest of the gang.

Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...

LOL! Sir John is right, no harm in thinking positive...

That is a sweet deal, having driven one, the Everest should really be on the top of your shopping list Sir John hehehe, malay natin ibagay nila sayo ;D

Peace! c",)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on April 17, 2006, 03:37:25 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o


Thorb, and the rest of the gang.

Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...

LOL! Sir John is right, no harm in thinking positive...

That is a sweet deal, having driven one, the Everest should really be on the top of your shopping list Sir John hehehe, malay natin ibagay nila sayo ;D

Peace! c",)
Thank you for defending me. as I wrote earlier.. Now Ford has a problem... because I want to have an Everest... and I have no money to pay for it... can it be an exchange deal? I shoot for Ford and in return for my services I get to have an Everest? maybe they give me an Everest First then I shoot for them. Better Eh?
How's that sir, for a better answer......
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: elr on April 17, 2006, 03:42:20 PM
Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...

Sir John, Pwede po bang 2 cars hingin mo? tapos sa akin na lang yung isa...hehehe
Nangangarap lang po.  :D

Sama rin ako sa Manila Zoo.... :)

Edlin
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thor on April 17, 2006, 04:43:41 PM
Sir John,

I am dreaming of the 1DsMarkII cam and i am a very positive thinker.

I can feel that someone will give me his cam very soon.  :)




Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on April 17, 2006, 05:18:33 PM
ok ito ah....dreaming .... ako dream ko lang  .... makapunta sa manila zoo ... and lear from the 'one' ... hehehehehhe...sama po ako sa Manila Zoo...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Maclover on April 17, 2006, 05:45:41 PM
I may be going off topic but it's nice to hear from you again, John. I remember almost a decade na when I was with the other board members of IdN meeting at your place. Kindly send my regards to Harvey and others. -- Brian Lim
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 05:59:06 PM
Sir John,

I am dreaming of the 1DsMarkII cam and i am a very positive thinker.

I can feel that someone will give me his cam very soon.  :)

Really ? I can feel too. Now Go to you wife and hold her hand and ask her if she can feel it too. If she can feel it too then you are in luck. tomorrow, by the grace of God, it will come, just prepare your check... :)





Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on April 17, 2006, 06:00:46 PM
sir john, how did you get started in the hobby and how did you decide to pursue photography as a pro career? newbies like me will surely learn a lot from your experiences. thanks for your generosity..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 06:19:46 PM
sir john, how did you get started in the hobby and how did you decide to pursue photography as a pro career? newbies like me will surely learn a lot from your experiences. thanks for your generosity..
i was once a hobbyist just like you, "borrowed" a Canonet QL 17 range finder from my brother in law ( without him knowing it) took pictures of anything that moves. I went to the May 1 rally 1972 and shot some rallyists. have it published in Asia Magazine. they were interested, so they published a photo essay about me Called " The Magic Eye of John Chua" 1972. My girlfriend ( now my wife Harvey decided that photography is an expensive hobby. so either we give it up or do it as a business...) Its been a struggling years for us but a steady growth. Until today, I am still a hobbyist at heart. I still shoot anything that moves - except it should be a car, a plane or a model. not bad for a living, I tell you. I love every minute of it. Its fun and adventure, alway learning something new every day. I will explain to you how I did it on Saturday at the zoo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 17, 2006, 06:24:38 PM
I may be going off topic but it's nice to hear from you again, John. I remember almost a decade na when I was with the other board members of IdN meeting at your place. Kindly send my regards to Harvey and others. -- Brian Lim

No, Brian, you are not off topic, here, we are one big family trying to learn from each other. Welcome to Pipho. Harvey is Ok, I took them to a high adventure road trip around Northern Luzon so I can go to Banaue to recharge my spirit...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on April 17, 2006, 08:30:32 PM
yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)

I think i answer this one but i lost it could not find my reply anywhere. so my second try. I rty to see Mali on weekend if time permits, I would just be too happy to let your daughter feed Mali with bananas or singkamas, peanuts she like them too. just give me your cel no so I can call you if i go to see Mali.

hi sir john, sayang i have to miss the april 22 manila zoo trip.  if at all possible, I'd probably drop by maybe mid-May during your usual visits to Manila Zoo (is it saturday mornings? will send you a note prior).  still want to give my daughter a surprise visit to see Mali. :)   
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 17, 2006, 09:35:06 PM
so they published a photo essay about me Called " The Magic Eye of John Chua" 1972

Now that's a story behind the "nick"

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 18, 2006, 10:19:25 AM
First of all Thank you, Kapitan88 ( Hans ) for dropping by my studio and explaining the whole procedures to me. I just came in from Manila Zoo to make all the necessary arrangement, Dr. Bernardo ( Zoo Director ) and Tita Ming were so generous to offer to us the Nipa Hut for our Lunch meeting and Tita Ming will host a Bird Show for the children... ( Okay guys, Bird Show, make sure you have a big bird to show ) :D.
I have also invited my wife to give a talk about relationship with strange animal like US. To keep the children happy, we shall have parlor games for the children. Canon supporting us by having freebees. ( If not enough for everybody, we will raffle it off to the wives ( not photographers ) so sorry for the single guys... We might have a family boat race around the lagoon. Prize: One Elephant to bring home...

Request: I will bring some ice creams for the kids, so anybody who wants to bring something ( cakes, brownnies ) etc... Lets make it a Pipho Family affair. Dessert Pot Luck !

Would it nice, if you could take a beautiful informal portrait of your wife with the help of professional portrait photographer members ( NOT ME ) don't know how to shoot people... Make your wife so beautiful that she could not resist but to exchange it for a brand new camera... ( not a bad deal )...

For those who want to feed Mali ( elephant ) please help me by bringing bananas, or singkamas, peanuts to feed her...

Topic .... Anything under the Roof... by John and Harvey Chua
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 18, 2006, 10:43:37 AM
that's very generous of you sir john. can't wait till saturday.  :)
thank you very much in advance for the lense book sir  :-* (ok na rin kahit di makasali sa raffle -- single kasi e... hahaha...  :D )
i'll bring mali some bananas...  :)

wow, my pipho family in manila zoo? what more can i ask for?
tapos may mga kids pa, yey!!!  :D ;D :D

again, thank you very much for organizing this for us sir. this means a lot. God bless you... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thor on April 18, 2006, 10:53:03 AM
First of all Thank you, Kapitan88 ( Hans ) for dropping by my studio and explaining the whole procedures to me. I just came in from Manila Zoo to make all the necessary arrangement, Dr. Bernardo ( Zoo Director ) and Tita Ming were so generous to offer to us the Nipa Hut for our Lunch meeting and Tita Ming will host a Bird Show for the children... ( Okay guys, Bird Show, make sure you have a big bird to show ) :D.
I have also invited my wife to give a talk about relationship with strange animal like US. To keep the children happy, we shall have parlor games for the children. Canon supporting us by having freebees. ( If not enough for everybody, we will raffle it off to the wives ( not photographers ) so sorry for the single guys... We might have a family boat race around the lagoon. Prize: One Elephant to bring home...

Request: I will bring some ice creams for the kids, so anybody who wants to bring something ( cakes, brownnies ) etc... Lets make it a Pipho Family affair. Dessert Pot Luck !

Would it nice, if you could take a beautiful informal portrait of your wife with the help of professional portrait photographer members ( NOT ME ) don't know how to shoot people... Make your wife so beautiful that she could not resist but to exchange it for a brand new camera... ( not a bad deal )...

For those who want to feed Mali ( elephant ) please help me by bringing bananas, or singkamas, peanuts to feed her...

Topic .... Anything under the Roof... by John and Harvey Chua


sir this is too much. your generosity and effort in spending your precious time with us is very much appreciated already. this will certaintly be a fun filled day for the whole family!


Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 18, 2006, 11:04:07 AM
What do you mean I am generous ?  Now We are all in trouble because my Wifey ( Big Boss ) agrees to give a talk to your wifey too PROVIDED I gave her the Freedom of Speech... You know when you give the Freedom of Speech to a woman, you know you are in trouble already... she will give them an insight on relationship between the wife and husband (photographer in this case) and how to succeed in this business. So good luck to all male species... hope we survive to shoot another day.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on April 18, 2006, 11:13:19 AM
sir john sent you po a pm.

were you able to read it?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 18, 2006, 01:13:45 PM
hi sir john,

thanks po very much for your time yesterday.  Na tour pa ako sa office nyo.  Guys, isa lang masasabi ko nung makita ko yung mga pics ni sir john dun sa road trip nila.  W O W!  Grabe sa ganda talaga!  Thanks din kay Ms Kathy, ganda nung kuha niya kay Lucas! hehehe, (The dog photographer! siguradong mas magaling pa sa akin yun!)  Galing din ng tandem  ninyo mag-ama dun sa road trip.  I'm pretty sure na makikita din ng mga members natin yung ilan sa mga pics mo later sa mga magazine ads.

tnx din sa ef lens book!  the best!

cant wait na til saturday! sobra excited na ko!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 01:29:58 PM
While waiting for my meeting to start. I thought of giving you an insight for a photo expedition:
Make sure that your vehicle is in good condition. I always travel a nite for long distance trip coming out of Manila to avoid the nuisance tricyles that hug the road. My recent trip to the north during the Holy week. I knew that a lot of people are leaving for the provinces. They usually leave between 6 to 9 pm in the evening and 4 to 6 am in the morning. I am set to leave at 12:10 am of holy thurday.Full tank and requested my passengers to relieve thier bladders. nonstop till I load up gas. NLEX then follow the less travel road. Conception, La Paz, Licab, Pura, Ramos end up in Paniqui. This is the feeder road parallel to the national hiway. We never encounter any vehicles during the trip. two or three at the most. We avoided the usual route taken by the public. I discover this road last month, when Kathy and I were shooting for an assignment. If your car broke down, its a big problem coz no one there to help out. cuts off 50% of travel time. I like driving, maintaining an average speed of 60 km/hr can make your trip short. Avoid unnescessary stopover. Remember every minute wasted is One kilometer gone. In a group, everytime you stop you will spend at least 15 minutes before you get going. Let your passengers rest or sleep except the front passenger. He must be awake to help you watch out for parked trucks, bicyle or pedestrians setting on the roadside. Manila Vigan in 6 and 1/2 hours, as soon as the sunrises, have your camera ready for target of oppurtunity... check your ISO and CF cards. If you see a good subject, gently stop the car and get out to shoot. When not shooting keep your camera covered with cloth to prevent dust. Manila - Vigan - Paoay Laoag. Overnite. Laoag - Bangui ( windmill) Burgos Lighthouse Pagudpud Claveria - Aparri -Penablanca(Callo Caves) Tuguegarao Overnite. Tumauini, Ilagan, Cauayan, Cabatuan San Mateo then turn to Mayaoyo, Banaue Ifugao. Overnite. straight to Manila.... 1830 kms 4 full tanks and a lifetime adventure. 67.4 Gs of images (approx 3400 images)
Bonding with an old friend, taught my daughter Kathy how to shoot cars. spend quality time with my wife. Got to try test driving a brand new SUV compliment of Ford. Got lots of stock shots and beautiful shots of Ford Everest ( hope Ford would like the shots and give me a car in return). Nice hotels Reasonable. Just remember, donot put too many people in the car. Tempers flare up if no elbow space for them. Music is nice to have.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thobs on April 19, 2006, 02:16:58 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o


Thorb, and the rest of the gang.

Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...



sir what if your the type of guy who goes around a lot with your favorite car/truck etc. would it be possible also to ask someone from lets say t***ta/ h**da/  etc. and in your case Ford company to take a look at your photos (of course with their respective models) and ask them if they can at least consider it on their next promotional ads or whatever their purpose maybe. considering we are only a "hobbyist" and not a professional just like the others, and also if you're not from the ads agency and you don't know someone from the industry

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: thor on April 19, 2006, 02:36:07 PM
Sir John,

Thanks for sharing your recent experience. The Ilocos region in one of the few places in the phils that i haven't been to.  I can't drive long distant specially at night so i admire your energy.

I know you're shooting raw at 16.7mb per image. May I know what type of memory you are using for the 1dsmkII?  and how do you manage your files after that trip? What is the degree of post processing that you do?  I am sure almost all of your shots are keeper.

TIA ( one of the acronym i've learned in this forum ).


While waiting for my meeting to start. I thought of giving you an insight for a photo expedition:
Make sure that your vehicle is in good condition. I always travel a nite for long distance trip coming out of Manila to avoid the nuisance tricyles that hug the road. My recent trip to the north during the Holy week. I knew that a lot of people are leaving for the provinces. They usually leave between 6 to 9 pm in the evening and 4 to 6 am in the morning. I am set to leave at 12:10 am of holy thurday.Full tank and requested my passengers to relieve thier bladders. nonstop till I load up gas. NLEX then follow the less travel road. Conception, La Paz, Licab, Pura, Ramos end up in Paniqui. This is the feeder road parallel to the national hiway. We never encounter any vehicles during the trip. two or three at the most. We avoided the usual route taken by the public. I discover this road last month, when Kathy and I were shooting for an assignment. If your car broke down, its a big problem coz no one there to help out. cuts off 50% of travel time. I like driving, maintaining an average speed of 60 km/hr can make your trip short. Avoid unnescessary stopover. Remember every minute wasted is One kilometer gone. In a group, everytime you stop you will spend at least 15 minutes before you get going. Let your passengers rest or sleep except the front passenger. He must be awake to help you watch out for parked trucks, bicyle or pedestrians setting on the roadside. Manila Vigan in 6 and 1/2 hours, as soon as the sunrises, have your camera ready for target of oppurtunity... check your ISO and CF cards. If you see a good subject, gently stop the car and get out to shoot. When not shooting keep your camera covered with cloth to prevent dust. Manila - Vigan - Paoay Laoag. Overnite. Laoag - Bangui ( windmill) Burgos Lighthouse Pagudpud Claveria - Aparri -Penablanca(Callo Caves) Tuguegarao Overnite. Tumauini, Ilagan, Cauayan, Cabatuan San Mateo then turn to Mayaoyo, Banaue Ifugao. Overnite. straight to Manila.... 1830 kms 4 full tanks and a lifetime adventure. 67.4 Gs of images (approx 3400 images)
Bonding with an old friend, taught my daughter Kathy how to shoot cars. spend quality time with my wife. Got to try test driving a brand new SUV compliment of Ford. Got lots of stock shots and beautiful shots of Ford Everest ( hope Ford would like the shots and give me a car in return). Nice hotels Reasonable. Just remember, donot put too many people in the car. Tempers flare up if no elbow space for them. Music is nice to have.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on April 19, 2006, 04:26:44 PM
Sir John,

Does Canon IS lenses really help especially on sports photography? Or will a fast lens will do? I don't have steady hands (yet) but I have monopod. Any tips on how to shoot firm & steady when shooting outdoor sporting events?

Thanks!
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Post by: kapitan88 on April 19, 2006, 04:36:08 PM
hi thor,

since i've seen those pics already and sir john told me the story behind that expedition, let me answer your question, while he's not around.  Yes he shoots raw, and he only needed 3 pcs of CF cards, upload each full card with his epson image tank (forgot what model, parang 2000 ata).  the rest, sya na bahala sumagot.

hth. (hope this helps)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 06:48:42 PM


Since I am in advertising, I used a Canon 1 Ds Mk II and a 28 - 300 mm USM IS zoom lens. used up 3 pcs Sundisks 2G with Epson P2000
and shot over 6000 images in the 4 day trip. I would be happy if I could get 5 best shot ever of the Ford Everest. ( compliment of Ford Phil ) for the use ( rent free with full tank ) brand new 4x4 for the trip. If I am lucky enough I could exchange my shots for their car. maybe 4 best shots for one car ( not a bad deal ). 90 % of my shots with that lens and the rest is the 17-40 mm L lens.


W O W! pictures in exchange of a 4wheeler  :o


Thorb, and the rest of the gang.

Please dont think I am mayabang. Sometimes in life, kailangan mangarap ka ng gising. You gotta dream sometimes. Make life more interesting. If only you know how I started this road trip you would die laughing. I got the idea from reading your notice  about Manila motorshow. I went there with my Sony point and shoot camera and shot some photos of the booths of my clients ( 80% ) then thought of getting good shots for PR ( complimentary give away to clients ) went back the next day and shoot them without the crowd. While I was preparing for the trip with my friend using my own Space Gear. Next morning I got an idea. Why not txt my clients if they can lend me a car to use.... My wife was laughing. Its a joke she said. How can they lend you a car, its Holy week and ur leaving tomorrow evening. I will try. so... txt my clients asking for the top of the line car. BMW X5, Grandis and Ford Everest. Guess what? two of them responded. I took the Ford offer. Got a new 4x4 SUV to drive around for 4 days. What can I say... go to the rugged mountain roads to try the 4 wheel drive..... Ask maybe they will give it to you.... JC ask for the Lens Work 3 from me. so... I will give him because he asked.... I ask for the top of the line SUV to use.... they give it to me... This are the experience I want to share with the group. Mangarap ka ng Gising baka magkatotoo.... Now, I enjoy driving the Everest... I want to have one... So I will have tomake a nice photo that Ford can not resist not to give me a car... Right ! Positive thinking lang iyan... Now Ford has a big problem... because I want to have an Everest...



sir what if your the type of guy who goes around a lot with your favorite car/truck etc. would it be possible also to ask someone from lets say t***ta/ h**da/  etc. and in your case Ford company to take a look at your photos (of course with their respective models) and ask them if they can at least consider it on their next promotional ads or whatever their purpose maybe. considering we are only a "hobbyist" and not a professional just like the others, and also if you're not from the ads agency and you don't know someone from the industry


When you are established photographer like me. Have proven track record, things becomes easy, this afternoon, I just have a preprod meeting with Mitsubishi ad agency, we are doing a special effect on the new Lancer. We have a hard time on agreeing on the lighting on the car. I took out my recent holyweek shot of Ford Everest. They were so impressed with the shot. I suggest to them the best time time to shoot the car, need a fire truck to wet the road...blah blah.. they says, they should have given me the New Pajero to shoot. I said No way. My vacation is done. I am working now, I charge when I am working na. they laugh. Yes , we shoot for Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chevolet, about 80 % of the car market. they know about it but they also know we are the best in car photography... Thats why we have all types of service vehicles. I just had my Ford printed by JT Photoworld, Sam, the printer is very good in bringing out the best of the color specially the metallic one. Now I have an idea... if I want to go around the country, I will just present the photos I took of the Everest to other car companies, and say I will give them pictures in exchange of the car...
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Post by: quixilver on April 19, 2006, 06:53:13 PM
I will give them pictures in exchange of the car...

Wow! Idol! I wish can also have the "eye" so that we can at least get back something from our expensive hobby :)
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Post by: JC on April 19, 2006, 07:13:06 PM
God bless you sir. Blessings come easy when you really have a good heart... :)
Nakakataba ng puso just reading your success stories and on-going adventures sir...  :)
Keep us inspired and sana hindi kayo magsawa...  :)
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Post by: rocketbooster on April 19, 2006, 07:25:08 PM
Sir John,

Thank you very much for the inspiration! :D

I'm sure people reading this thread feels the same way ;)

rocketbooster
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 07:52:15 PM
hi thor,

since i've seen those pics already and sir john told me the story behind that expedition, let me answer your question, while he's not around.  Yes he shoots raw, and he only needed 3 pcs of CF cards, upload each full card with his epson image tank (forgot what model, parang 2000 ata).  the rest, sya na bahala sumagot.

hth. (hope this helps)
Tama iyon. This trip I have my backpack consisting of Canon 1Ds Mk2, Canon 1D Mk2, 17-40 mm L lens, TS-E 24 mm, 50 mm Macro, 100 mm Macro, 28 - 135 mm zoom, 2 spare battery pack, SensorSwap with Eclipse, blower, 6 pcs Sandisk 2 Gs, 3 pcs Ridata 2Gs, 4 pcs Sandisk 1 G, remote release cable timer. Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod and small table tripod....

What I actually use during the trip...
Canon 1Ds Mk 2, 28-300 mm zoom ( 80 % of the shots ) 3 pcs. Sandisk 2Gs, 17-40 mm (15%), 50 mm (5%), Epson 2000 to produce 64.7 Gs of images ( approx. 3000 ) The rest of the equipment is in the bag. Limit the number of CF to use in the shoot. Easily get misplace or drop.. confuse in transfering images to the storage... Kathy has her own set of Cf card. she lost one pc. In short.. Keep your equipment to minimum. Remember - Camera is a tool. you make the images. 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 19, 2006, 08:04:05 PM
Remember - Camera is a tool. you make the images.  

I like this specific, short but powerful line sir John. I'm gonna memorize this for the rest of my photography life (I hope it's OK to quote you for this sir). The most common saying kasi dito sa PiPho is "It's the indian (photographer) and not the pana (camera)... ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 08:15:26 PM
I will be bringing my ten best shots of Ford Everest on Saturday, I still dont know how to post my pictures. Canon promised to deliver their freebees tomorrow, Is there any member of our group in Cebu coz, Canon has invited me to give a talk Next saturday April 29 with Colour as the sponsor. I am looking forward to meeting some of our members there. Still thinking of a good topic to talk about. Any suggestions from you guys? Have to work now.. Have a big presentation to a Malaysian Creative People tomorrow. Cheers.
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Post by: quixilver on April 19, 2006, 08:18:24 PM
I will be bringing my ten best shots of Ford Everest on Saturday, I still dont know how to post my pictures. Canon promised to deliver their freebees tomorrow, Is there any member of our group in Cebu coz, Canon has invited me to give a talk Next saturday April 29 with Colour as the sponsor. I am looking forward to meeting some of our members there. Still thinking of a good topic to talk about. Any suggestions from you guys? Have to work now.. Have a big presentation to a Malaysian Creative People tomorrow. Cheers.


sir john,
you can upload your pictures on a different site. say www.photo.net.ph. after uploading you just link the address of the photo between the "(http://" ")" tags
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on April 19, 2006, 08:47:29 PM
I will be bringing my ten best shots of Ford Everest on Saturday, I still dont know how to post my pictures. Canon promised to deliver their freebees tomorrow, Is there any member of our group in Cebu coz, Canon has invited me to give a talk Next saturday April 29 with Colour as the sponsor. I am looking forward to meeting some of our members there. Still thinking of a good topic to talk about. Any suggestions from you guys? Have to work now.. Have a big presentation to a Malaysian Creative People tomorrow. Cheers.

Are you also shooting on the 29th sir? Can I assist you in Cebu? I haven,t been to Cebu for a long time.................. ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 09:08:11 PM
God bless you sir. Blessings come easy when you really have a good heart... :)
Nakakataba ng puso just reading your success stories and on-going adventures sir...  :)
Keep us inspired and sana hindi kayo magsawa...  :)
JC maybe you can help me. What possible topic do most members want to hear from professional like me. Just post it here and i will do my best to answer them based from my experience and not from theory. Ok ba? I have reserved you a book as promised.. see u on saturday. I have to shoot the Mall of Asia on sunday morning. good timing iyong zoo natin
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 09:10:50 PM
I will be bringing my ten best shots of Ford Everest on Saturday, I still dont know how to post my pictures. Canon promised to deliver their freebees tomorrow, Is there any member of our group in Cebu coz, Canon has invited me to give a talk Next saturday April 29 with Colour as the sponsor. I am looking forward to meeting some of our members there. Still thinking of a good topic to talk about. Any suggestions from you guys? Have to work now.. Have a big presentation to a Malaysian Creative People tomorrow. Cheers.

Are you also shooting on the 29th sir? Can I assist you in Cebu? I haven,t been to Cebu for a long time.................. ;D
Clear your schedule and you can go... be active in this site and help out specially the girls out there.
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Post by: thobs on April 19, 2006, 09:22:05 PM
OT

sir excuse me po, ilang days po ba kayo sa cebu?
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 09:28:04 PM
OT

sir excuse me po, ilang days po ba kayo sa cebu?
I dont know yet, they are still finalizing the schedule, I dont know how much time they are giving me. Its a long holiday, I thought of getting another car to do the southern luzon naman. Quezon, Camarines, Albay and Sorsogon. Bahala na. Tingnan natin kung saan iihip ang hangin.
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Post by: thobs on April 19, 2006, 09:45:56 PM
sir YGPM po

You've Got Personal Message po


kindly click on upper corner of the board that say's "hey, Magic Eye, you have #number messages, # are new"
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Post by: JC on April 19, 2006, 09:49:32 PM
JC maybe you can help me. What possible topic do most members want to hear from professional like me. Just post it here and i will do my best to answer them based from my experience and not from theory. Ok ba? I have reserved you a book as promised.. see u on saturday. I have to shoot the Mall of Asia on sunday morning. good timing iyong zoo natin

Sir John, personally, I would like to hear a real life experience of a photographer who started from scratch (including all the stumbling blocks encountered and how to overcome it) and made it to the top (and still keeping the feet on the ground). A real success stories (that really touches and inspire us newbies). Some basics of photography but not much. Just to get me started is already enough. I'll do my assignment if needed later on.
Tips and tricks is very interesting to be discussed also.

To sum up, more of inspirational/motivational talk (photography related) rather than focusing on technicalities (daldal ko sir, sensya na po). ;D

Actually sir, you already started inspiring us by sharing some of your experiences and expertise (although it is still bits and pieces) and can't wait to hear the whole story. Obviously, I keep following this thread because I know, you have limited time and every word you give here, inspire not only me, but most of us here.

Thank you very much in advance for the book sir. But beyond that book, it's the thought I'm not gonna forget sir. Yan ha, di po bola yan sir John... :)
We were very lucky and truly honored that your Saturday will be with us PiPhos. I'm sure (not a doubt), your shoot in Mall of Asia will be a masterpiece again sir.

More power and God bless you always...
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 10:24:19 PM
One member Pm me to look at his website. they are good, just like most of the photos I have seen in this site, BUT, they are ordinary,close up shot of flower, smiing face, toys,etc... they dont hone your skills as a photographers, they are snapshot... To be a professional photographer One must have a goal and then work toward that goal by relying on your photographic skills toachieve your goal.You dont need to go out very far to do it.

Example. Do a photo essay on one subject: Fort Santiago. Your goal is how to capture the essence ? Spirit? of Fort Santiago in pictures to show to a friend who has not been there. Your goal is to create those images that will want him to come to visit Fort Santiago.

For me, when I hear Fort Santiago, it remind me of:
The Old Facade,( architecture photography)
the Lotus and the water lilies ( close Up )
Children playing around, tracing the footstep of Rizal ( human interest )
Sunday Photo students rushing to finish the assignment.
The horse carriages
The group of tourists with the guide
The colonial guards
the buko vendors, dirty ice cream vendor, the ostrich puppet maker
the plants sticking out of the walls
Bride to be pictorials
fashion pictorial
people doing souvenirs shots
Lovers ins secluded areas
the dungeons
the patterns of the bricks and the bamboo plants
Flowers and trees
The Kotshero who looks like his horse
The colorful guide who was feature in the Living Asia
Old photographers chatting their lazy afternoon
Students reading, writing whatever
activities on the Pasig river, the scavengers and tugboats
Interiors of Rizal room. manila Cathedral Rooftop
People in the picnic area, the water fountains

Early morning and late afternoon.Sunny day even raining day even nite time ( kung puede )
Give yourself a week to finish this assignment. Then edit all your images. Show me in 10 pictures that can convince your friend to visit Fort Santiago. If you can do that... Then you are ready to take the challenge to be a professional photographer... No need to write caption, Just pictures only.  Here all the techniques that you think you know will be put on trial. Close up shot, portrait shot. candid, human interest. funny side, architecture, landscape. keen observation... All these images will train you to focus on your goal.. hindi lakuwatsha... One Theme " Fort Santiago " daming subjects, lahat may ibig sabihin. hindi kalatkalat ang utak
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Post by: MagicEye on April 19, 2006, 10:32:36 PM
sir YGPM po

You've Got Personal Message po


kindly click on upper corner of the board that say's "hey, Magic Eye, you have #number messages, # are new"
Just like I said, nothing is permanent, I have ideas but I really dont know until the very last moment if the right combination comes then GO. Mangangarap pa rin ako. hindi sigurado. lets see... lets keep all the options open ika nga.
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Post by: redtangent on April 19, 2006, 11:14:42 PM
sir john..

ang problem ata e bawal na mag shoot sa fort santiago.. dito ko ba nabasa yun? lalo na mga prenup.

di ko lang sure kung pati casual photogs bawal na rin.

wala bang QC based photo assignment? hehehe... pero gagawin ko yang fort santiago... really challenging
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Post by: redtangent on April 19, 2006, 11:17:48 PM
sir john...

whats your lens set nga pala...

yung sure na dala mo sa bag mo 80% of the time that you shoot.. ?
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Post by: shuttercat on April 19, 2006, 11:59:15 PM
I will be bringing my ten best shots of Ford Everest on Saturday, I still dont know how to post my pictures. Canon promised to deliver their freebees tomorrow, Is there any member of our group in Cebu coz, Canon has invited me to give a talk Next saturday April 29 with Colour as the sponsor. I am looking forward to meeting some of our members there. Still thinking of a good topic to talk about. Any suggestions from you guys? Have to work now.. Have a big presentation to a Malaysian Creative People tomorrow. Cheers.

Sir John, Mark Yap aka markyap is from cebu, and lives there.
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Post by: pogipoints on April 20, 2006, 12:17:25 AM
WOW! Sir John yung last niyo na sinabi is a good topic...parang...photography...story telling...through pictures...as a newbie, ngayon ko lang naisip yun....hmmmmmmmmmm.....ano kaya pwede ko gawan ng istorya...something close to my heart....hmmmmm.....Beerhouse....laswa ....Q. Avenue sa gabi...malaswa pa din...eh kung .... Anito! ...yessss....kidding aside...what sir john said about taking pictures with a goal is a kewl perspective of photography...much like my profession din...telling stories...kahit half truths... bwahahahahahahaha....see you sat.......mas excited na ako ngayon!

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Post by: Don.C on April 20, 2006, 12:39:44 AM
sir john thanks for a good tip. "a professional photographer One must have a goal and then work toward that goal by relying on your photographic skills toachieve your goal." hindi lang pala shoot and shoot ka lang then tapos na... i have been taking pictures at fort santiago ang ginawa ko lang eh shoot and shoot then saka na yung story basta may nakita ko yun na, nahuli yung goal ko...  :( 

Big thanks again sir John

@redtangent pwede naman po yung casual photog sa fort santiago wag lang po kayo magdadala ng lots of equipment and models  ;D . ang pinagbabawal lng po ata e yung around intramuros.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 06:16:28 AM
sir john..

ang problem ata e bawal na mag shoot sa fort santiago.. dito ko ba nabasa yun? lalo na mga prenup.

di ko lang sure kung pati casual photogs bawal na rin.

wala bang QC based photo assignment? hehehe... pero gagawin ko yang fort santiago... really challenging
Hindi bawal magsot sa Fort Santiago kung amateur ka. maliit lang ng tripod and dala mo. Pag question ka, sabihin nagaaral ka nang photography class diyan sa Fort Santiago tuwing linggo. Kung nasa Quezon city ka. Park and Wildlife, Quezon Memorial Circle. UP campus,Taga Ateneo ka, Araneta Center,
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 06:21:24 AM
sir john...

whats your lens set nga pala...

yung sure na dala mo sa bag mo 80% of the time that you shoot.. ?
Depende kung ano ang balak kong isusot. Kung landscape ang kursunada ko at tinatamad akong magdala ng bag. 17-40 mm lang ang dala ko. kung hindi ko alam anong gusto ko. 28-135 mm puede ng all around zoom lens. Mag training ka ng disciplina mo. Gumamit ka lang ng isang lente. isa lang at maghanap ka ng subject mo na bagay sa lenteng dala mo.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 06:39:03 AM
WOW! Sir John yung last niyo na sinabi is a good topic...parang...photography...story telling...through pictures...as a newbie, ngayon ko lang naisip yun....hmmmmmmmmmm.....ano kaya pwede ko gawan ng istorya...something close to my heart....hmmmmm.....Beerhouse....laswa ....Q. Avenue sa gabi...malaswa pa din...eh kung .... Anito! ...yessss....kidding aside...what sir john said about taking pictures with a goal is a kewl perspective of photography...much like my profession din...telling stories...kahit half truths... bwahahahahahahaha....see you sat.......mas excited na ako ngayon!



Maganda mga topic mo. Great tuloy mo iyan Tol ! bastat hindi mo camera ang gamit mo, at may health and death insurance ka at beneficio mo ay ang asawa mo. Matutuwa ang asawa mo at papayagan ka pa pumunta gabi gabi.

Mahirap matoto ng photography kung may unnecessary pressure. Ang beerhouse sa gabi, madadaming masamang elemento kaya dapat magingat. Maiit sila sa kamera. Dahil madaming mga illigal na nangyayari doon, baka mapagkamalan kang informer ng pulis, or press.
baka may criminal na nagtatago at napansin ka na may camera. May groupong nagkakatuwaan at pinagkatuwaan iyong mga gamit mo.
Ginawa ko na iyan para sa Asia Week. Kailangan mo magresearch at very clear ang objective mo, prostitusion, drugs, police works, coup d tat. para sa mga veterano lang. ika nga Higher learning level. dangerous for your equipment. Sayang ang camera. Pag ikaw ay nagulpi at magamaga ang mukha mo.  Ok lang, gagaling ka pa pero medyo matagal lang. pag ang camera mo nasira or inagaw at himanpas sa lupa, patay kang bata ka, kailangan mo magipon para bumili ng isa. tama. bossing
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 06:51:33 AM
sir john thanks for a good tip. "a professional photographer One must have a goal and then work toward that goal by relying on your photographic skills toachieve your goal." hindi lang pala shoot and shoot ka lang then tapos na... i have been taking pictures at fort santiago ang ginawa ko lang eh shoot and shoot then saka na yung story basta may nakita ko yun na, nahuli yung goal ko...  :( 

Big thanks again sir John

@redtangent pwede naman po yung casual photog sa fort santiago wag lang po kayo magdadala ng lots of equipment and models  ;D . ang pinagbabawal lng po ata e yung around intramuros.
You know, I have many self assignment projects going on as side my regular shooting assignment , one of them is Manila Baywalk area. when ever I am free late afternoon, I spend my time, watching the people and sunset at the Baywalk. and wonder how can I make something good about the place thru photography. Notice that the same place is different on different time of the day...
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Post by: thor on April 20, 2006, 08:32:02 AM
Sir John,

Thank you for these valuable tips. Sometime we are so engross with technicalities like how sharp the photo should be that we tend to forget about the main objectives of photography which are to capture the moment and tell a story. The beautiful and historic Fort Santiago seems to have been forgotten by us newbies.

Since you mentioned Baywalk as one of your free time project. Maybe we can join you next time since I also find this place very interesting and have in fact dedicated a gallery for this place in my pbase account. Gallery here (http://www.pbase.com/vikthor/baywalk). Please excuse my photos as my limited skill and untrained eyes can only capture very few interesting shots. I hope to add more images every time I visit this place.


One member Pm me to look at his website. they are good, just like most of the photos I have seen in this site, BUT, they are ordinary,close up shot of flower, smiing face, toys,etc... they dont hone your skills as a photographers, they are snapshot... To be a professional photographer One must have a goal and then work toward that goal by relying on your photographic skills toachieve your goal.You dont need to go out very far to do it.

Example. Do a photo essay on one subject: Fort Santiago. Your goal is how to capture the essence ? Spirit? of Fort Santiago in pictures to show to a friend who has not been there. Your goal is to create those images that will want him to come to visit Fort Santiago.

For me, when I hear Fort Santiago, it remind me of:
The Old Facade,( architecture photography)
the Lotus and the water lilies ( close Up )
Children playing around, tracing the footstep of Rizal ( human interest )
Sunday Photo students rushing to finish the assignment.
The horse carriages
The group of tourists with the guide
The colonial guards
the buko vendors, dirty ice cream vendor, the ostrich puppet maker
the plants sticking out of the walls
Bride to be pictorials
fashion pictorial
people doing souvenirs shots
Lovers ins secluded areas
the dungeons
the patterns of the bricks and the bamboo plants
Flowers and trees
The Kotshero who looks like his horse
The colorful guide who was feature in the Living Asia
Old photographers chatting their lazy afternoon
Students reading, writing whatever
activities on the Pasig river, the scavengers and tugboats
Interiors of Rizal room. manila Cathedral Rooftop
People in the picnic area, the water fountains

Early morning and late afternoon.Sunny day even raining day even nite time ( kung puede )
Give yourself a week to finish this assignment. Then edit all your images. Show me in 10 pictures that can convince your friend to visit Fort Santiago. If you can do that... Then you are ready to take the challenge to be a professional photographer... No need to write caption, Just pictures only.  Here all the techniques that you think you know will be put on trial. Close up shot, portrait shot. candid, human interest. funny side, architecture, landscape. keen observation... All these images will train you to focus on your goal.. hindi lakuwatsha... One Theme " Fort Santiago " daming subjects, lahat may ibig sabihin. hindi kalatkalat ang utak
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Post by: pogipoints on April 20, 2006, 10:40:02 AM
WOW! Sir John yung last niyo na sinabi is a good topic...parang...photography...story telling...through pictures...as a newbie, ngayon ko lang naisip yun....hmmmmmmmmmm.....ano kaya pwede ko gawan ng istorya...something close to my heart....hmmmmm.....Beerhouse....laswa ....Q. Avenue sa gabi...malaswa pa din...eh kung .... Anito! ...yessss....kidding aside...what sir john said about taking pictures with a goal is a kewl perspective of photography...much like my profession din...telling stories...kahit half truths... bwahahahahahahaha....see you sat.......mas excited na ako ngayon!



Maganda mga topic mo. Great tuloy mo iyan Tol ! bastat hindi mo camera ang gamit mo, at may health and death insurance ka at beneficio mo ay ang asawa mo. Matutuwa ang asawa mo at papayagan ka pa pumunta gabi gabi.

Mahirap matoto ng photography kung may unnecessary pressure. Ang beerhouse sa gabi, madadaming masamang elemento kaya dapat magingat. Maiit sila sa kamera. Dahil madaming mga illigal na nangyayari doon, baka mapagkamalan kang informer ng pulis, or press.
baka may criminal na nagtatago at napansin ka na may camera. May groupong nagkakatuwaan at pinagkatuwaan iyong mga gamit mo.
Ginawa ko na iyan para sa Asia Week. Kailangan mo magresearch at very clear ang objective mo, prostitusion, drugs, police works, coup d tat. para sa mga veterano lang. ika nga Higher learning level. dangerous for your equipment. Sayang ang camera. Pag ikaw ay nagulpi at magamaga ang mukha mo.  Ok lang, gagaling ka pa pero medyo matagal lang. pag ang camera mo nasira or inagaw at himanpas sa lupa, patay kang bata ka, kailangan mo magipon para bumili ng isa. tama. bossing



hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ... kidding aside ... shooting with a goal is kewl perspective in photography ... :)
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Post by: angelobryant on April 20, 2006, 10:49:05 AM
kewl idea... If i have the time, i'll shoot cabanatuan city  ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 11:04:41 AM
kewl idea... If i have the time, i'll shoot cabanatuan city  ;D
choose any subject that is close to your heart... Family, your house, your village, your hometown,your city. your hobby aside from photography, your church ( if your religious ) Your company (sipsip) a non profit organization. (good karma ).
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Post by: angelobryant on April 20, 2006, 11:17:21 AM
Thanks for the advice. Although I live here in cabanatuan city, my actual home town is san antonio also located here in nueva ecija. Come to think of it, i would love to shoot my home town instead. Thanks thanks... i've probably go there around water mellon season... hehehe.. hingi tuloy ako kay mang pepe ng pakwan!  ;D

thanks po ulit!
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Post by: ryanfelipe on April 20, 2006, 11:27:52 AM
hello sir john, ryanfelipe here from clark pampanga...

i'm just wondering if you alone enhance your pics or you have photo editors working for you? like the one when you shot the everest? Thanks for being generous in sharing your knowledge and stories. Really appreciate it.
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Post by: clicko on April 20, 2006, 11:51:09 AM
I have no photo editor, I learn Photoshop by practicing on my own images, with the Everest, No need to retouch. I use Canon, straight shoot. I will show the shots on saturday to the group and explain how I did it.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 12:22:40 PM
Thanks for the advice. Although I live here in cabanatuan city, my actual home town is san antonio also located here in nueva ecija. Come to think of it, i would love to shoot my home town instead. Thanks thanks... i've probably go there around water mellon season... hehehe.. hingi tuloy ako kay mang pepe ng pakwan!  ;D

thanks po ulit!

Thats a great story. Pick up a character ( water melon farmer ) go thru his day, capture his way of life. from early morning when he gets up and go to the fields, what he carrys, his co farmers, their having lunch in the field, their laughters, the way they harvest their water melon, their carabao sled (if any ) his home, his children and end the day with a beautiful sunset,... You must be careful in choosing your main character. Kailangan may dating, may character ang mukhang, makikita mo sa kanyang mga mata, na may pag asa pa siya guminhawa ang kaniyang buhay. You want a winner not a loser in your photo essay. May taong mahirap ang kayang buhay puro masaya siya. Hindi desperado. Everybody loves a winner, a person who over come all the obstacles in life to be a success... so choose your main subject then make a story around him, his family, his field and his farm animal. if you are successful at this you can have it publish in the magazine or newspaper feature article... I can guide you thru the process... Go for it.
Title: Re: Ford Everest
Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 12:36:23 PM
Good News and Bad News....

Good News

Ford recieved the photos I made of their Everest SUV. The Big boss txt me that She was in the meeting and couldnt meet my wife ( who drop off the prints on the way to Tagaytay with my friend Henry ) They love the Photos and I txt back I love your Everest too. Could we exchange the photos into a car ( like Jesus transform water into wine ).

Bad news,

10 photos to One car, thats too much, but we can lend you the car anytime you want... with complementary full tank...

Sayang. Kala ko may 4x4 na ako, kailangan mangarap pa ng matindi baka magbago sile ng isip... Tama
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Post by: redtangent on April 20, 2006, 12:38:33 PM
sir john,

during your trips, personal projects ... you shoot raw? full?
what lens set do you think is the best for starting out photogprahers in the busines.. i know it depends on what you want to shoot pero at least yung basics that everyone should have.
Title: Re: Ford Everest
Post by: p3rsmag on April 20, 2006, 01:14:14 PM
Good News and Bad News....
Bad news,

10 photos to One car, thats too much, but we can lend you the car anytime you want... with complementary full tank...

Sayang. Kala ko may 4x4 na ako, kailangan mangarap pa ng matindi baka magbago sile ng isip... Tama
Sir John,

You already have 4 photos di ba? Add ako ng 6! HEHEHE!

kaya lang baka pag nakita pics ko.. gulong na lang ibigay sa yo  :o ;D
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Post by: angelobryant on April 20, 2006, 01:25:31 PM
Thanks for the advice. Although I live here in cabanatuan city, my actual home town is san antonio also located here in nueva ecija. Come to think of it, i would love to shoot my home town instead. Thanks thanks... i've probably go there around water mellon season... hehehe.. hingi tuloy ako kay mang pepe ng pakwan!  ;D

thanks po ulit!

Thats a great story. Pick up a character ( water melon farmer ) go thru his day, capture his way of life. from early morning when he gets up and go to the fields, what he carrys, his co farmers, their having lunch in the field, their laughters, the way they harvest their water melon, their carabao sled (if any ) his home, his children and end the day with a beautiful sunset,... You must be careful in choosing your main character. Kailangan may dating, may character ang mukhang, makikita mo sa kanyang mga mata, na may pag asa pa siya guminhawa ang kaniyang buhay. You want a winner not a loser in your photo essay. May taong mahirap ang kayang buhay puro masaya siya. Hindi desperado. Everybody loves a winner, a person who over come all the obstacles in life to be a success... so choose your main subject then make a story around him, his family, his field and his farm animal. if you are successful at this you can have it publish in the magazine or newspaper feature article... I can guide you thru the process... Go for it.

wow really? now im inspired! i've just asked my colleague here, he told me that the normal planting season for water melon is in the months of september and october. ayayay.. ang tagal pa pala... according to him, its currently the middle of rice season... oh well.. i'll just wait for september. but by that time, meron na siguro akong nakausap na farmer who I could convince to be my subject. mang pepe is to old to be my subject but he's a close family friend. maybe "amang" his son could be my subject instead but ill need to ask him first. thanks again sir john. you'll be hearing from me  ;D ;D

about ford - tama sir... mangarap pa ng konti ng mas matindi! hehehe... at least you can you use the everest anytime you want!  ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 03:34:15 PM
sir john,

during your trips, personal projects ... you shoot raw? full?
what lens set do you think is the best for starting out photogprahers in the busines.. i know it depends on what you want to shoot pero at least yung basics that everyone should have.
Always, Raw. I am shooting Gateway now, just 17-40 mm plus maybe 50 mm. tripod. thats all.
Title: Re: Ford Everest
Post by: thobs on April 20, 2006, 06:59:59 PM
Good News and Bad News....

Good News

Ford recieved the photos I made of their Everest SUV. The Big boss txt me that She was in the meeting and couldnt meet my wife ( who drop off the prints on the way to Tagaytay with my friend Henry ) They love the Photos and I txt back I love your Everest too. Could we exchange the photos into a car ( like Jesus transform water into wine ).

Bad news,

10 photos to One car, thats too much, but we can lend you the car anytime you want... with complementary full tank...

Sayang. Kala ko may 4x4 na ako, kailangan mangarap pa ng matindi baka magbago sile ng isip... Tama



sir john isa pang road trip & 60 plus gig of images, pwede na siguro yun.  :)
Title: Re: Ford Everest
Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 07:55:32 PM
Good News and Bad News....

Good News

Ford recieved the photos I made of their Everest SUV. The Big boss txt me that She was in the meeting and couldnt meet my wife ( who drop off the prints on the way to Tagaytay with my friend Henry ) They love the Photos and I txt back I love your Everest too. Could we exchange the photos into a car ( like Jesus transform water into wine ).

Bad news,

10 photos to One car, thats too much, but we can lend you the car anytime you want... with complementary full tank...

Sayang. Kala ko may 4x4 na ako, kailangan mangarap pa ng matindi baka magbago sile ng isip... Tama



sir john isa pang road trip & 60 plus gig of images, pwede na siguro yun.  :)

Seguro hindi na kailangan. This afternoon, I tag clicko with me for a Presentation to the Malaysian creative director. I show them my portfolio then show the prints of Everest. They were impress more so that I was able to borrow a brand new SUV. dahil cliente nila ang Ford at hirap pa silang mag hiram ng kotse. Wow, paano nang yari ito.. we had a good discussion of the on how I shot the car... it so happen that the BMW Phil office was just across. after presentation, we went to the other office (BMW) and look for the manager of the X5 series... show him the Everest shot and told him. It could have been the X5 instead of the Everest. Sayang sabi niya, then he call his Superior and ask me if we could show the Everest photos to her. Boy, she likes them and told the guy, next time if I request for a car, make it sure that he gives me priority. then another manager came to join our discussion, he said, please try our BMW motorcycle... I ignore him and proceed to talk about the car... I said I have a Honda 200 XLR motocross which I use everyday... sabi niya, iba ang BMW, porma.. ayaw ko ng forma... He gave me his calling card and said Please call him up so he can send the BMW big bike to my office so I can try to use it for a week. libre ba ang jacket para bagay... Then left their office for a shoot at Gateway facade. while on the way, Ford people called that they like the photos so much that they would like to use it for billboard ad. teka... we have to talk... We have to charge them for the use... I told them to talk to my wife... Mangarap ka, ika nga... pag sinuwerte ako, may kalahati na Everest ako. pagminalas ako, maypambili na ako ng 5D... tingnan mo naman ang buhay... libre na iyong gamit sa kotse, may bakasyon na may kita pa. Iyan ang gusto kong ituro sa inyong lahat... mangarap ka, maski na biro lang. pagbutihin mo ang pagaaral ng photography, siryosohin mo at paghusayan mo ng maigi, daplisan ka lang ng suwerte, mahuhuli mo. Sayang hindi ko mapakita saq inyo ngayon ang mga litrato ng Everest. Dadalhin ko sa sabado at kayo ang maghusga kung magada o hindi... Para sa akin, serioso ako sa paglilitrato.puro may katuwaan rin na minsan nagkakatotoo.
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Post by: JC on April 20, 2006, 08:08:44 PM
wow! that was eventful day for you sir john... :)
blessings come in many forms, i like the attitude appreciating small blessings. whether you get the car or not, you still know you've been blessed. :)
kaya naman, overflowing ang blessings. hahaha... :D
congratulations sir... i'm sure (and i'm looking forward) we will all be in awe looking at that everest photos. you've impressed them all, kami pa kaya? ;D
thanks for sharing another story again that is so inspiring... God bless you sir john... :)
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 09:12:58 PM
wow! that was eventful day for you sir john... :)
blessings come in many forms, i like the attitude appreciating small blessings. whether you get the car or not, you still know you've been blessed. :)
kaya naman, overflowing ang blessings. hahaha... :D
congratulations sir... i'm sure (and i'm looking forward) we will all be in awe looking at that everest photos. you've impressed them all, kami pa kaya? ;D
thanks for sharing another story again that is so inspiring... God bless you sir john... :)
Lets end this Everest story on Saturday when we all meet. and I will tell you the troubles I went thru to achieve this result... I am excited rin to meet you guys, believe me, this is not all blessing , its hard work and dedication too.Then we will have another thread to discover...
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Post by: Fotograf on April 20, 2006, 09:31:01 PM
 :) Inspiring Sir John!  :)

Thank you for sharing your stories with us. I'm sure all of us here gets to pick up a lot of lessons from you. Thanks again!  :)
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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 10:07:42 PM
:) Inspiring Sir John!  :)

Thank you for sharing your stories with us. I'm sure all of us here gets to pick up a lot of lessons from you. Thanks again!  :)

We will end this " Ford Everest " episode on Saturday. I will give some Everest Photo as souvenir ( raffle ) if its worth it.I will tell you all the problems i encounter and how I manage to solve it. I hope it was fun and we learn a few lessons that goes with it, sharing a dream, visualizing them, sometimes is more important than shooting. Dont be suprise that one day you will see me driving a Ford Everest, you will laugh and probably think that it all started in this little corner. Thats our little secret, you dont have to tell everyone. Goodnite.
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Post by: tekgik on April 20, 2006, 10:17:02 PM
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Iyan ang gusto kong ituro sa inyong lahat... mangarap ka, maski na biro lang. pagbutihin mo ang pagaaral ng photography, siryosohin mo at paghusayan mo ng maigi, daplisan ka lang ng suwerte, mahuhuli mo. Sayang hindi ko mapakita saq inyo ngayon ang mga litrato ng Everest. Dadalhin ko sa sabado at kayo ang maghusga kung magada o hindi... Para sa akin, serioso ako sa paglilitrato.puro may katuwaan rin na minsan nagkakatotoo.

very inspiring sir John! sana nga at maambunan din kami ng swerte.. :)

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Post by: MagicEye on April 20, 2006, 10:41:29 PM
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Iyan ang gusto kong ituro sa inyong lahat... mangarap ka, maski na biro lang. pagbutihin mo ang pagaaral ng photography, siryosohin mo at paghusayan mo ng maigi, daplisan ka lang ng suwerte, mahuhuli mo. Sayang hindi ko mapakita saq inyo ngayon ang mga litrato ng Everest. Dadalhin ko sa sabado at kayo ang maghusga kung magada o hindi... Para sa akin, serioso ako sa paglilitrato.puro may katuwaan rin na minsan nagkakatotoo.

very inspiring sir John! sana nga at maambunan din kami ng swerte.. :)


thank you, sir tekgik for allowing me to use this site to reach out to your members. we shall be ending this "lesson" and start maybe other one. at this moment, I made a proposal of a different kind of a photo contest, they are studying the details and I am getting good feedback from them, before the end of the month, we shall know if its a Go, then we shall have a thread on this to prepare our members to hone their skills to get the top prizes... watch out...here we come.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 21, 2006, 08:11:11 AM
Isang Tulog na lang at Manila ZOOOoooooooo na. I am excited to me you guys and your family. Remember to bring bananas or singkamas even peanuts if you want to feed Mali, have a souvenir shot with her. I will be there around 8 am. You can bring your own baon or buy your lunch at the canteen, I requested the Director if we could have some animals to shoot ( close up ) small animals... bird show... and my wife will give an insight on relationship and business side of photography at 11.30 am. I will show you my portfolio and the much talk about Ford Everest photos and the story behind it. open forum, answers you want to know but afraid to ask period. Lets have some fun with our family.. OK. See you.
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Post by: JC on April 21, 2006, 08:47:33 AM
wow! sir john, this photo contest is very exciting... :) certainly looking forward to this... :)
yesss... isang tulog nalang... believe me sir john, since monday ko pa pinag-iisipan kung ano isusuot ko. ahehehe... :D ;D :D
and a raffle of everest photo? signed by you? wow! a treasure to keep. :o pag ako nanalo, ipapakwadro ko, hang it in the center of my sala. hahaha... :D
at si mali... wow! excited na ako to see a live elephant... yey!!!  :D
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Post by: angelobryant on April 21, 2006, 08:48:48 AM
Isang Tulog na lang at Manila ZOOOoooooooo na. I am excited to me you guys and your family. Remember to bring bananas or singkamas even peanuts if you want to feed Mali, have a souvenir shot with her. I will be there around 8 am. You can bring your own baon or buy your lunch at the canteen, I requested the Director if we could have some animals to shoot ( close up ) small animals... bird show... and my wife will give an insight on relationship and business side of photography at 11.30 am. I will show you my portfolio and the much talk about Ford Everest photos and the story behind it. open forum, answers you want to know but afraid to ask period. Lets have some fun with our family.. OK. See you.

Wow... now im confused whether to attend the food photography seminar or attend the manila zoo EB...  ;D
Teka, makabili na nga ng mga singkamas.. hehehe..
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Post by: kapitan88 on April 21, 2006, 08:51:50 AM
Sir John,

sana po damihan mo yung pics for raffle.  Am one of those hopefuls to get a copy of signed prints mo.  LIke JC said, ipa frame ko din yun.
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 21, 2006, 08:58:01 AM
JC: naisip mo na susuotin mo? baka matalbugan mo si Mali . .yung elepante! heheheh  ;D

Looking forward to meeting you guys tommorow.. put name to the name and photos i see here!
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Post by: Tarsier on April 21, 2006, 09:37:50 AM
Sir John,

Anong klaseng saging yung gusto ni Mali, Saba, senyorita, etc..?

Tarsier.
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Post by: JC on April 21, 2006, 10:12:52 AM
sir angelo, hahaha, damihan mo bili ng singkamas sir ha? :D ;D :D
sir kapitan88, sana manalo tayo sa raffle sir. let's hope for the best. :)
sir p3rsmag, ummm... di naman siguro sir, i'm thinking of an indiana jones getup (without the hat). hahaha... :D , baka magalit si mali pag natalbugan ko, baka saan pa ako pulutin nyan e. :D ;D :D
sir Tarsier, last monday ko pa gusto itanong yan dito sir. hiya lang ako. ;D i plan to bring ripe lakatan banana... :)
really looking forward to see you there piphos... let's rock the zoo. :)
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 21, 2006, 12:22:39 PM
When i was a kid i remember feeding an elephant green bananas (yung parang lakatan)
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Post by: ferrarista44 on April 21, 2006, 12:32:37 PM
bigla kong napaisip sa takbo ng buhay ko ah...  :)

@sir john - very inspiring story. ;)
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Post by: rockolobster on April 21, 2006, 01:26:56 PM
sir john, looking forward to meeting you! :)  your passion for photography is infectious.  appreciate your generosity in inspiring us, esp the aspiring photographers.  :D
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Post by: clicko on April 21, 2006, 03:48:49 PM
Better be present tomorrow, I saw a lot of canon freebies.... Boxes of freebies! In red, orange or blue color.
I like the book though but i myself can't come for a food shoot. Hope to see you soon :)
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Post by: quixilver on April 21, 2006, 03:51:53 PM
Isang Tulog na lang at Manila ZOOOoooooooo na. I am excited to me you guys and your family. Remember to bring bananas or singkamas even peanuts if you want to feed Mali, have a souvenir shot with her. I will be there around 8 am. You can bring your own baon or buy your lunch at the canteen, I requested the Director if we could have some animals to shoot ( close up ) small animals... bird show... and my wife will give an insight on relationship and business side of photography at 11.30 am. I will show you my portfolio and the much talk about Ford Everest photos and the story behind it. open forum, answers you want to know but afraid to ask period. Lets have some fun with our family.. OK. See you.

Sana meron pang next time. I really can't go tomorrow :(
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Post by: kapitan88 on April 21, 2006, 03:59:29 PM
Better be present tomorrow, I saw a lot of canon freebies.... Boxes of freebies! In red, orange or blue color.
I like the book though but i myself can't come for a food shoot. Hope to see you soon :)


Hey Ma'am Genie,

sayang di ka makakasama.  Ganda nung kuha mo talaga dun sa halo2x, nung tour ako ni sir john dyan sa studio nyo.  Nice meeting you po.  Lalo ako na excite sa revelation mo ha!  dami ba give away? kasi sabi sir john para lang yun sa mga wives ng mga members.  wala kayang pa raffle na mga lente? hehehe 
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Post by: JC on April 21, 2006, 04:10:57 PM
Better be present tomorrow, I saw a lot of canon freebies.... Boxes of freebies! In red, orange or blue color.
I like the book though but i myself can't come for a food shoot. Hope to see you soon :)


ma'am, thanks for the info. hahaha... lalo tuloy ako na-excite. makatulog pa kaya ako neto mamaya??? ;D
alam ko, freebies are for the wifeys e. sayang... kawawa naman kaming mga single and available...  :'(
si mali nalang ide-date ko... :D ;D :D
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Post by: kentamayo on April 21, 2006, 04:14:37 PM
Isang Tulog na lang at Manila ZOOOoooooooo na. I am excited to me you guys and your family. Remember to bring bananas or singkamas even peanuts if you want to feed Mali, have a souvenir shot with her. I will be there around 8 am. You can bring your own baon or buy your lunch at the canteen, I requested the Director if we could have some animals to shoot ( close up ) small animals... bird show... and my wife will give an insight on relationship and business side of photography at 11.30 am. I will show you my portfolio and the much talk about Ford Everest photos and the story behind it. open forum, answers you want to know but afraid to ask period. Lets have some fun with our family.. OK. See you.

Sayang I won't be able to go..

So sir John... are they giving you one??? ;D ;D ;D

Peace! c",)
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Post by: rockolobster on April 21, 2006, 06:00:05 PM
di ko kasama wifey tom, pwede ba take home na lang for her.  para matuwa naman na may pasalubong ako. ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 21, 2006, 07:56:19 PM
mga kaibigan, tuloy ang EB natin sa zoo.

Heres the final schedule:

I will be there at 8:30 am - to prepare the fruits and the sand bags for the Elephants.
Manila Zoo is open at 8:00 am. Those who have cars can park in front of the zoo. ( Parking fee P20 ? )
Admission is P40/person 20/child.Kiddie zoo P40/head
The photographers can come in early if you want, if there is any problem, mention that you were invited to visit the zoo by John Chua or Dr. Bernardo ( Zoo director ).

activities - 9 to 10:30 - Feeding the elephant,
10:30 - 11:00  Special Bird show  and other trained animals.
11:30 - Presentation of John Portfolio and the Everest story
Harveys presentation

Lunch

parlor games for the kids

1:30 DISTRIBUTION OF THE Canon FREEBEES and group picture.

CANON in support of our activities, gave us 20 pcs of Canon EF Lens Work III, 25 pcs of Powershot backpacks, Canon Jedi Watch key holder, Pocket lens cleaners and Canon Ballpen...  brochure of Canon 30 D.

Thank you Canon, for making this event more interesting... John

Open forum..
2:00 pm end of activities


Can we have Tekgik help us in the implimentation of the activities.
We are all excited to meet each other. Lets have fun and get to know more about ourselves and our family.
Thank You ... see you then... John
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Post by: coal on April 21, 2006, 08:03:04 PM
reading the thread,  one would really feel how much a success and generosity of a person can  fire up the spirits of so many aspiring to be best photographers (me included).   looking forward to seeing you Mr. John and the rest of the gang.

i'll be there with my family at about 8am.

cocoy
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Post by: tekgik on April 21, 2006, 10:25:55 PM
mga kaibigan, tuloy ang EB natin sa zoo.

Heres the final schedule:

I will be there at 8:30 am - to prepare the fruits and the sand bags for the Elephants.
Manila Zoo is open at 8:00 am. Those who have cars can park in front of the zoo. ( Parking fee P20 ? )
Admission is P40/person 20/child.Kiddie zoo P40/head
The photographers can come in early if you want, if there is any problem, mention that you were invited to visit the zoo by John Chua or Dr. Bernardo ( Zoo director ).

activities - 9 to 10:30 - Feeding the elephant,
10:30 - 11:00  Special Bird show  and other trained animals.
11:30 - Presentation of John Portfolio and the Everest story
Harveys presentation

Lunch

parlor games for the kids

1:30 DISTRIBUTION OF THE Canon FREEBEES and group picture.

CANON in support of our activities, gave us 20 pcs of Canon EF Lens Work III, 25 pcs of Powershot backpacks, Canon Jedi Watch key holder, Pocket lens cleaners and Canon Ballpen...  brochure of Canon 30 D.

Thank you Canon, for making this event more interesting... John

Open forum..
2:00 pm end of activities


Can we have Tekgik help us in the implimentation of the activities.
We are all excited to meet each other. Lets have fun and get to know more about ourselves and our family.
Thank You ... see you then... John

No problem sir John i will be glad to help you tomorrow.

I guess we will be doing a raffle so il bring some large can siguro and rolled papers.


Thank you to Mr. John Chua and Family.

And thank you also to Canon

It will sure be a wonderful event.. ;)


See you all tomorrow ;)
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Post by: Don.C on April 21, 2006, 11:42:48 PM
oppss nad double post po mga MODS sori diko lam pano i delete  ;D

anyway kita kita tommorow  ;D
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Post by: Don.C on April 21, 2006, 11:44:15 PM
wow excited na ko to LEARN; INSPIRE and MEET YOU ALL........    ;D

ngayon palang Sir John BIG BIG THANKS........

see you all tommorow   PIPHO ;D
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Post by: JC on April 22, 2006, 06:39:02 AM
this is it... ;D
sir regie, sorry for the bother today. :)
di ko na nabasa itong thread... :D

sir john, thank you very much for this big family day for piphos...  :) :) :)
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Post by: ESM on April 22, 2006, 07:32:25 AM
naku starting in 1hr... have fun guys!  and girls...

dun sa pwede mag recap ng talk for the wives.. pa send na rin.. baka pwede pang convince..
hehehe. 
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Post by: MAA on April 22, 2006, 01:15:18 PM
masaya yung special rowing event :D
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Post by: Lucky_Strike on April 22, 2006, 01:21:37 PM
ang saya saya kanina!  ;D

ano kaya prize ng nanalo sa boat race?

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Post by: MAA on April 22, 2006, 06:53:27 PM
special foto syut daw...hmmm

ako nasolb na ako sa ensaymada
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Post by: MagicEye on April 22, 2006, 09:48:17 PM
Thank you so much for coming to Manila Zoo, M Our pet elephant had a blast meeting your families. Mali ate alot of bananas and singkamas. I would like to thank Dr. Bernardo ( Mla Zoo Director ) for lending us the Nipa Hut  and specially Tita Ming for her beautiful reptile show which the kids love it. To the winners of the sudden rowing competition we are now trying to figure out the prize to give, ( pambihira naman itong problema - alam ko may takdang prize muna bago may contest.. eh baliktad ang nangyari. ) Thank you so much to the people from Canon for giving us lots of freebees. I hope everybody learned something new today. I for one, while listening to the talk made by my wife to the group, I realized how fortunate I have to have her beside me in this career. Like what she said..Like ATM bank, you need to deposit some good deeds to your wife, hindi withdraw ng withdraw ( shooting ng shooting sa out of town trip ).so tonight I treated her to a romantic dinner, just to make up for the times that I was busy working, so how about you married guys, think about it too.

It was a beautiful ending for the "Ford Everest episode" I forgot to raffle off the photos, sayang. I hope that you guys agrees with me that indeed they were nice photos of the car. worth putting them on Edsa Billboard. Again thank you for making today a memorable one for us...
John and Harvey and Mali Chua.
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Post by: JC on April 22, 2006, 10:16:19 PM
Thank you so much for coming to Manila Zoo, M Our pet elephant had a blast meeting your families. Mali ate alot of bananas and singkamas. I would like to thank Dr. Bernardo ( Mla Zoo Director ) for lending us the Nipa Hut  and specially Tita Ming for her beautiful reptile show which the kids love it. To the winners of the sudden rowing competition we are now trying to figure out the prize to give, ( pambihira naman itong problema - alam ko may takdang prize muna bago may contest.. eh baliktad ang nangyari. ) Thank you so much to the people from Canon for giving us lots of freebees. I hope everybody learned something new today. I for one, while listening to the talk made by my wife to the group, I realized how fortunate I have to have her beside me in this career. Like what she said..Like ATM bank, you need to deposit some good deeds to your wife, hindi withdraw ng withdraw ( shooting ng shooting sa out of town trip ).so tonight I treated her to a romantic dinner, just to make up for the times that I was busy working, so how about you married guys, think about it too.

It was a beautiful ending for the "Ford Everest episode" I forgot to raffle off the photos, sayang. I hope that you guys agrees with me that indeed they were nice photos of the car. worth putting them on Edsa Billboard. Again thank you for making today a memorable one for us...
John and Harvey and Mali Chua.

sir john, thank you very much for this wonderful, fun, and learning experience you shared today with us. thank you also to ma'am harvey and your staff. ma'am harvey's speech is very very inspiring too. and yes sir, i agree, you are indeed fortunate and blessed having her. she is too beautiful (inside and out)... and wow! a romantic dinner? kilig ako dun ah... she really deserved it... :D

i have the eye in one of the everest photos sir... the one in the yellow grassfields... :o (first look, i thought it was shot in safari) can i have it sir? just wanted to framed it and hang it in my wall, with your dedication into it... i promise, i'll take good care of it... pleaseee...??? ;D

naubos yata lense book... na-freebies lahat... waaahhh...  :'( naubusan si JC... hahaha... :D

as always, my prayers to you and your family sir... God bless you always... :)

congratulations to all the winners of the Canon freebies...

thank you very much Canon for these gifts, it made our meeting with sir john chua more exciting and fun...

congrats to the team of sir regie for winning the rowing game... whew!!! di na tumigil tagaktak ng pawis ko pagkatapos. hehehe... :D it was fun kahit kulelat team namin. hahaha... :D

what a day to cherish... i love you pipho family...  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: photoprism on April 22, 2006, 11:34:02 PM
Thank you sir John for enlightening us today, your wife's sharing also gave us tips on how to choose our future partners... ;D, your talk gave us a much better 'perspective' on our 'hobby', in terms of what to hope for and expect.

Pielle
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Post by: tekgik on April 23, 2006, 11:00:48 AM
A heartwarming thanks to you Mr & Mrs John & Harvey Chua. A truly inspiring words from Sir John & Mam Harvey. Im still gazing on the reality that the real great pinoy photographer had a close heart to heart talk with us.  Sana po ay dumami pa ang katulad ninyo na nandyan na sa taas at bukas palad tumulong dito sa amin na nasa ibaba :) sabi nga nila dont forget to "Keep your feet on the ground"

Sir John ok na po ang prize na makasama kame sa aerial photography... ;D just kiddin.. kahit po ano ay tatanggapin namin, wag lang kame patatawirin sa edsa ;D :)



Salamat muli!
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 23, 2006, 11:25:18 AM
Had fun at the event and meeting my co-members here.

Sayang did't get to talk to all of you. Sakit pa rin ng balikat ko sa rowing na yan! hehehe
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Post by: MagicEye on April 23, 2006, 11:57:28 AM
A heartwarming thanks to you Mr & Mrs John & Harvey Chua. A truly inspiring words from Sir John & Mam Harvey. Im still gazing on the reality that the real great pinoy photographer had a close heart to heart talk with us.  Sana po ay dumami pa ang katulad ninyo na nandyan na sa taas at bukas palad tumulong dito sa amin na nasa ibaba :) sabi nga nila dont forget to "Keep your feet on the ground"

Sir John ok na po ang prize na makasama kame sa aerial photography... ;D just kiddin.. kahit po ano ay tatanggapin namin, wag lang kame patatawirin sa edsa ;D :)



Salamat muli!

Malas mo. huli kana. Katatapos ko lang mag aerial sa Makati, Fort Bonifacio at Ortigas. may bakanti ako isang upuan. Next time when I offer. wala ng isipan. Grab agad baka magbago pa ng isip.

second photo op para sa boat winner. First time Mall of Asia will open its building lights and close the road to traffic for my sunset shots.
The winners are invited to join me for the nite shot of Mall of Asia. with one condition. You can shoot BUT should not be publish either in Email or internet before the openning. so you dont preemp my shots ( baka masmaganda pa ang iyon shot kaysa sa akin ) I will be at Fort Santiago Photo class to give a talk at 2pm then I go to MoA at 5 pm...
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 23, 2006, 01:32:42 PM
Pwede bang sumingit in case one of the winners can't join this photo op? Thrid place eh.. sakit pa rin ng shoulders! hehehe

As an Architect by profession, interest lies in taking photos of buildings, specially this one.. BIGGEST mall in ASIA!

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Post by: wheelee on April 23, 2006, 02:23:58 PM
maraming-marami pong salamat Sir Jonh & mam Harvey for inspiring us hobbyist & feeding our enthusiasms even more, i hope di po kayo mag sasawa sa mga tanong namin. we really had a good time.

...nice meeting those who went there also :)
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Post by: thor on April 23, 2006, 04:22:35 PM
My wife and I would also like to thank Sir John and Ma'm Harvey for spending their precious time with us. It was a fun filled day and the mini seminar on the facts of life about photography and relationship were very much appreciated.  You were able to share with us the bigger picture of this hobby that we got into and had inspired us even more.

This was the first time we've been to Manila zoo in more than 5 years and I would say that place has improved a lot.  We will definitely go back soon.

Congratulation to the winners of the boat race!



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Post by: MagicEye on April 23, 2006, 04:27:26 PM
Pwede bang sumingit in case one of the winners can't join this photo op? Thrid place eh.. sakit pa rin ng shoulders! hehehe

As an Architect by profession, interest lies in taking photos of buildings, specially this one.. BIGGEST mall in ASIA!


Ikaw lang. Meet us infront of the GLOBE at 5:15 pm today. kailangan ng tripod.
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Post by: Don.C on April 23, 2006, 08:19:11 PM
thank you Sir Jhon for enlighten us with new ideas in photography and giving us your time in spite with you hectic schedules. and to M' Harvey on sharing your experience regarding the business and Pointers on how to balance your hobby as a photographer and Time with your family.

Thank you Thank you so much hope may susunod pa.....

OT
Sir kala ikaw ang mag jujudge kanina sa FPPF pero nakita ko pagod kana pero atleast you give inspiring words for the new breed of photographers and in behalf of our batch Thanks you so much (hanga sila sayo sir)  ;D
Title: Re: Mall of Asia
Post by: MagicEye on April 23, 2006, 08:59:41 PM
Pwede bang sumingit in case one of the winners can't join this photo op? Thrid place eh.. sakit pa rin ng shoulders! hehehe

As an Architect by profession, interest lies in taking photos of buildings, specially this one.. BIGGEST mall in ASIA!


Ikaw lang. Meet us infront of the GLOBE at 5:15 pm today. kailangan ng tripod.

Sayang You miss an oppurtunity to shoot Mall of Asia... Sorry, I could not invite everyone to the site coz, this is a commissioned job, they close the Edsa portion of the ave and light up the building for the shoot. It would not be nice on my part to show to my client that I have a photo class with me. Specially some top guns were present.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 23, 2006, 09:09:29 PM
thank you Sir Jhon for enlighten us with new ideas in photography and giving us your time in spite with you hectic schedules. and to M' Harvey on sharing your experience regarding the business and Pointers on how to balance your hobby as a photographer and Time with your family.

Thank you Thank you so much hope may susunod pa.....

OT
Sir kala ikaw ang mag jujudge kanina sa FPPF pero nakita ko pagod kana pero atleast you give inspiring words for the new breed of photographers and in behalf of our batch Thanks you so much (hanga sila sayo sir)  ;D

I just didnt have time... I woke up at 4:30 to be at the Mall of Asia Site for the sunrise... then arrange for the flight plan of the helicopter. waited for the client to come, invite the client and his 8 yr old kid to join us in the flight. Clicko was with me shooting... then download images at noon, went to Fort Santiago for the talk... left and saw the Street Drive at BAywalk, shoot for one hour, went back to office fix the gear for the sunset shot... shoot and finished at 7 pm. dinner, now working on all the images taken to be submitted first thing tomorrow. Thats the schedule on a lazy sunday... ha ha. do you think this is hectic. you must be crazy.... not to believe... Well. I just love it. the excitement.... goodnite.
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Post by: elr on April 23, 2006, 09:51:45 PM
Many thanks to Sir John and Maam Harvey.... My wife and I appreciates all the things you've done for making the zoo event to be a family event.  Masayang masaya asawa ko kahit na napag tripan nyo kami when we entered the room together holding hands...  ;D  Sayang po at sunday yung tanay event, kundi, siguradong papayagan na nya ako sumama...  :D

Edlin
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Post by: Tarsier on April 23, 2006, 10:07:06 PM
A heartwarming thanks to you Mr & Mrs John & Harvey Chua. A truly inspiring words from Sir John & Mam Harvey. Im still gazing on the reality that the real great pinoy photographer had a close heart to heart talk with us.  Sana po ay dumami pa ang katulad ninyo na nandyan na sa taas at bukas palad tumulong dito sa amin na nasa ibaba :) sabi nga nila dont forget to "Keep your feet on the ground"

Sir John ok na po ang prize na makasama kame sa aerial photography... ;D just kiddin.. kahit po ano ay tatanggapin namin, wag lang kame patatawirin sa edsa ;D :)

HA!!!!! Sayang, yun pala yung photo op ng boat race winners, kakabasa ko lang ng thread ngayon, tapos na yung Shoot sa MOA. Sayang talaga....sa kasama kong 3 winners, may nakasama ba sa inyo sa shoot sa MOA?

Sir John, may iba pa bang photo op na masasamahan?


Salamat muli!

Malas mo. huli kana. Katatapos ko lang mag aerial sa Makati, Fort Bonifacio at Ortigas. may bakanti ako isang upuan. Next time when I offer. wala ng isipan. Grab agad baka magbago pa ng isip.

second photo op para sa boat winner. First time Mall of Asia will open its building lights and close the road to traffic for my sunset shots.
The winners are invited to join me for the nite shot of Mall of Asia. with one condition. You can shoot BUT should not be publish either in Email or internet before the openning. so you dont preemp my shots ( baka masmaganda pa ang iyon shot kaysa sa akin ) I will be at Fort Santiago Photo class to give a talk at 2pm then I go to MoA at 5 pm...
Title: Re: Mall of Asia
Post by: p3rsmag on April 24, 2006, 08:16:34 AM
Pwede bang sumingit in case one of the winners can't join this photo op? Thrid place eh.. sakit pa rin ng shoulders! hehehe

As an Architect by profession, interest lies in taking photos of buildings, specially this one.. BIGGEST mall in ASIA!


Ikaw lang. Meet us infront of the GLOBE at 5:15 pm today. kailangan ng tripod.

Sayang You miss an oppurtunity to shoot Mall of Asia... Sorry, I could not invite everyone to the site coz, this is a commissioned job, they close the Edsa portion of the ave and light up the building for the shoot. It would not be nice on my part to show to my client that I have a photo class with me. Specially some top guns were present.
Whoa! Didn't know that was yesterday, went to pick up my GF coming from a Subic outing. This morning ko lang nalaman when i checked this thread.

SAYANG talaga! ANyway looking forward to seeing the shots of MOA, i enjoyed looking at the panoramic shots you took on the helicopter. My jaw almost dropped to the floor when you said you took that shot in one continous burst in a helicopter.
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Post by: angelobryant on April 24, 2006, 08:45:36 AM
waaaaaaa... sayang hindi ako nakapunta para sa shoot... kasma ko si sir reggie, tarsier and rocklo.. sa winning team. now lang kasi ko nag log in... tsk tsk tsk... Sir John, now I have a problem.. my wife got a hold of my camera and she wont give it back... she now wants to be a photographer! waaaaaa... ako na lang daw assistant! >:(

 ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on April 24, 2006, 09:32:15 AM
waaaaaaa... sayang hindi ako nakapunta para sa shoot... kasma ko si sir reggie, tarsier and rocklo.. sa winning team. now lang kasi ko nag log in... tsk tsk tsk... Sir John, now I have a problem.. my wife got a hold of my camera and she wont give it back... she now wants to be a photographer! waaaaaa... ako na lang daw assistant! >:(

 ;D
thats the best thing that can happen to you... make sure you are not better than her. teach her the basics, then take her out and discover new places --- mag bonding kayo baka may baby bonus pa....
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Post by: shutter on April 24, 2006, 11:23:50 AM
Sir John Ma'am Harvey,

Thank you for inspiring us in the insights of photography and sharing your experiences and time with us, and thank you po sir for coming in our graduation yesterday sa FPPF  ;D .
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Post by: angelobryant on April 24, 2006, 11:44:16 AM
waaaaaaa... sayang hindi ako nakapunta para sa shoot... kasma ko si sir reggie, tarsier and rocklo.. sa winning team. now lang kasi ko nag log in... tsk tsk tsk... Sir John, now I have a problem.. my wife got a hold of my camera and she wont give it back... she now wants to be a photographer! waaaaaa... ako na lang daw assistant! >:(

 ;D
thats the best thing that can happen to you... make sure you are not better than her. teach her the basics, then take her out and discover new places --- mag bonding kayo baka may baby bonus pa....

nye.. sir ayaw pa namin ng baby.. hehehe.. next year pa balak. yes i guess im really lucky. she was with me at the zoo last saturday, but unfortunately, she was not able to stick around since she had to attend a meeting in La Salle. Sayang dapat nakabonus kami ng lens book.. hahaha... another problem is if she ends up loving photography so much, she might end up using the DSLR all the time which leaves me with our old point and shoot.  ;D hahaha.. paktay kang bata ka...
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Post by: tekgik on April 24, 2006, 12:35:19 PM
A heartwarming thanks to you Mr & Mrs John & Harvey Chua. A truly inspiring words from Sir John & Mam Harvey. Im still gazing on the reality that the real great pinoy photographer had a close heart to heart talk with us.  Sana po ay dumami pa ang katulad ninyo na nandyan na sa taas at bukas palad tumulong dito sa amin na nasa ibaba :) sabi nga nila dont forget to "Keep your feet on the ground"

Sir John ok na po ang prize na makasama kame sa aerial photography... ;D just kiddin.. kahit po ano ay tatanggapin namin, wag lang kame patatawirin sa edsa ;D :)



Salamat muli!

Malas mo. huli kana. Katatapos ko lang mag aerial sa Makati, Fort Bonifacio at Ortigas. may bakanti ako isang upuan. Next time when I offer. wala ng isipan. Grab agad baka magbago pa ng isip.

second photo op para sa boat winner. First time Mall of Asia will open its building lights and close the road to traffic for my sunset shots.
The winners are invited to join me for the nite shot of Mall of Asia. with one condition. You can shoot BUT should not be publish either in Email or internet before the openning. so you dont preemp my shots ( baka masmaganda pa ang iyon shot kaysa sa akin ) I will be at Fort Santiago Photo class to give a talk at 2pm then I go to MoA at 5 pm...

sorry sir but we didnt get any offer.. anyway sir kailangan talaga mabilis... kundi maiiwan kame sa pansitan...
sir kung may extra seats ulit at kung pwede pa :D

o kaya sir pahiram nalang ng helicopter ninyo si tarsier yata marunong mag pilot ;D
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Post by: Tarsier on April 24, 2006, 01:21:14 PM
Hehehehe...hanggang banka lang kaya kong i-handle. :) sakit pa din ng katawan ko hanggang ngayon dahil sa boat ride.....it was fun thought
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Post by: gpx4 on April 24, 2006, 01:26:49 PM
Just happened to browse this thread by accident and wow, what a thread!
Ended up reading post from pages 1 to 14. Had i seen this beforehand me and my family could have been at the zoo last saturday.
Definitely a thread to watch from now on. Thanks MagicEye for your startling insights and wisdom in photography.
Truly magical.
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Post by: JC on April 24, 2006, 01:41:10 PM
Just happened to browse this thread by accident and wow, what a thread!
Ended up reading post from pages 1 to 14. Had i seen this beforehand me and my family could have been at the zoo last saturday.
Definitely a thread to watch from now on. Thanks MagicEye for your startling insights and wisdom in photography.
Truly magical.

kaya pala di kita nakita sa manila zoo meet sir gpx4. :D
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Post by: gpx4 on April 24, 2006, 02:16:31 PM
Just happened to browse this thread by accident and wow, what a thread!
Ended up reading post from pages 1 to 14. Had i seen this beforehand me and my family could have been at the zoo last saturday.
Definitely a thread to watch from now on. Thanks MagicEye for your startling insights and wisdom in photography.
Truly magical.

kaya pala di kita nakita sa manila zoo meet sir gpx4. :D

oo nga JC, missed that event. Next time sama na ako.
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Post by: pogipoints on April 24, 2006, 03:18:33 PM
Salamat po ......
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Post by: rockolobster on April 24, 2006, 03:53:42 PM
hi sir john!  our sincerest thanks again for your very open and candid sharing with us.  just goes to show your love and passion for photography that you're very willing to share your experience and knowledge with others.

ako rin po, was part of the "winning" boat with tekgik, angelobryant and tarsier.  sayang po, i wasn't online yesterday to read your invite for the photo opp.  next time, will try to be quicker! :)

again, thanks for your time and presence! 
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Post by: angelobryant on April 24, 2006, 04:39:12 PM
A warning to multiply users

Found this under "Terms" in multiply.com

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Talk about taking advantage.

I posted it here since the attendees of the zoo EB knows all to well why this is ridiculous.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 24, 2006, 04:50:49 PM
A warning to multiply users

Found this under "Terms" in multiply.com

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Talk about taking advantage.

I posted it here since the attendees of the zoo EB knows all to well why this is ridiculous.

thats a good reminder, a lot of people are taking advantage of the amatuer photographers of their images. they download them and sell them at a profit.. just watch out...
Title: Re: Thank you
Post by: ocninon on April 24, 2006, 05:57:54 PM
Thank you so much for coming to Manila Zoo, M Our pet elephant had a blast meeting your families. Mali ate alot of bananas and singkamas. I would like to thank Dr. Bernardo ( Mla Zoo Director ) for lending us the Nipa Hut  and specially Tita Ming for her beautiful reptile show which the kids love it. To the winners of the sudden rowing competition we are now trying to figure out the prize to give, ( pambihira naman itong problema - alam ko may takdang prize muna bago may contest.. eh baliktad ang nangyari. ) Thank you so much to the people from Canon for giving us lots of freebees. I hope everybody learned something new today. I for one, while listening to the talk made by my wife to the group, I realized how fortunate I have to have her beside me in this career. Like what she said..Like ATM bank, you need to deposit some good deeds to your wife, hindi withdraw ng withdraw ( shooting ng shooting sa out of town trip ).so tonight I treated her to a romantic dinner, just to make up for the times that I was busy working, so how about you married guys, think about it too.

It was a beautiful ending for the "Ford Everest episode" I forgot to raffle off the photos, sayang. I hope that you guys agrees with me that indeed they were nice photos of the car. worth putting them on Edsa Billboard. Again thank you for making today a memorable one for us...
John and Harvey and Mali Chua.


first time i met john chua when i was taking basic photography workshop at fppf last august 2005 .  first impression, he is the type of a photographer with whole-hearted passion for photography.  merely by his experience shared to us that time, i have known him to be a living-legend with an authority to speak about photography.

second encounter with him was during my advanced photography workshop, also at fppf last october 2005 where i also met her daughter kathy who was that time starting her travel photography and g-nie who occupies the most coveted position under john chua's cream of the crop team who then presented their portfolio to us.  it was that time, the famous term that john chua injected to us through a joke... "a photographer need not only have a passion for photography but he needs to be mayabang".  the word mayabang connotes negative impression to others but when john uttered it to us... it is simply if you have the caliber to do so... then say so... but it requires a lot tantamount to his three decades of experience in photography.

third meeting with the guy was during the photoworldmanila convention last february 2006 where i got the chance to visit his car studio in makati.  this time, i've learned that he is not only a guy with passion in photography but also a guy with passion to help the new comer in photography.  his famous word that time as i remember, pointing to one of the participant in the photoworldmanila who decided to take photography as his profession when he was already in his post-retirement with his work... john said "this is what makes photography exciting... it is the only profession that you can enter anytime in your life without being out of place and no preparations or requirements needed... unlike if you want to be a lawyer or an engineer... too late to take as a profession if your already around 60 or 70 yrs old."  indeed, in photography... all we need to understand is the shutter speed and the apperture or maybe the "A" and the "P" mode will do it for us.

much can be said to a guy like john chua, but the most exciting quality that i found in him and with his wife harvey is their goal to help the newcomer by all means they can even to disclose their secrets on how to go up to the top and to uplift the photography as a profession in the philippines.  all i can say is "more power to you and to your family including all your team in adphoto".  i was there in manila zoo yet i was late but i was still blessed that time with the gesture and kindness of the couple.  in whatever i can help to propagate john chua's vision to uplift the standard of photography in the philippines and to give respect to photographers... i am supporting you sir or shall i say... we are supporting you sir john.
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Post by: tekgik on April 24, 2006, 06:14:28 PM
A warning to multiply users

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Talk about taking advantage.

I posted it here since the attendees of the zoo EB knows all to well why this is ridiculous.

Hi Angelo
A warning to multiply users

Found this under "Terms" in multiply.com

"By posting Content to any public area of Multiply, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Multiply an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, distribute and to prepare derivative works of such Content within the Service, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing."  >:(

Talk about taking advantage.

I posted it here since the attendees of the zoo EB knows all to well why this is ridiculous.

Wow Angelo all i can say is unsubscribe now.. Luging lugi ka dyan epecially with the one going on copyright images now like what mam Harvey mentioned last saturday.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 09:07:20 AM
Thank You so much for your kind words. Ocninon. Nakakataba ng puso ang mga sinabi mo. Last sunday, despite of my hectic schedule, I manage to go to the graduation class at Fort Santiago to give an short talk about whats in store for them in the various fields of Photography. Open their hearts and fire up their passions hoping that these would sustain them during the learning process, hurdling the obstacles that a beginner faces in pursuit of a successful career. I too was a beginner. so I know how it feel when people turn you down because you are not good enough for them, but dont despair. work hard and prove to them that they are wrong. because one day you will be the best photographer in town.
I was curious about your Pbase... true enough, I like your shoot of the coins floating in the air... it takes time and patient to rigged the coins with wires and position them in place. Knowing what you want and how you will achieve the effect is a sign that you will be a successful photographer. It must have been the best photo in your class. my advise... keep on shooting... have an objective so you know if you have achieve what you want in the first place, youre weak on people shots, practice more. Great on the close ups... make it better.
Hope one day we can EB together with the group... thank you... it is for this reason, I love photography and makes sure others that will follow our footstep will have the same oppurtunity as we have. John
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 09:48:43 AM
Three weeks ago, I was invited by my close friend to give a talk on photography during a lunch meeting with her fellow hobbyists of an executive camera club. I turned it down, instead gave her an idea that would liven up her camera club...jokingly I suggested  Nude photography and I offer my studio...get their annual and other fees paid so they can shoot.. Last nite, it happen. Thay brought their own catering and requested that I give them a talk about photography, I was busy working on the MoA images while they were discussing their club business. at 8pm after their snack, I started my talk...show them my portfolio and told them the same old story about the Everest and the elephant etc... they show me their photos, I did my comments on them, they were so excited and saw them writing notes and asking a lot of questions, It was a lively group. and I notice they look more like executives than the average people I know, 10 of them divided between Nikon and Canon users ,two with P&S cameras... then told them a 350 D doesnt look to good on a person that you, sir. brought my Canon 1Ds and 1D mk2s and demostrated them. the sound of music --- ratta ta ta ta ata ta goes the 1D mk2... "did I miss any shots" they were all laughing... it took us more than One hour before I realize that the main event was to shoot the model.. so  I have to break our discussion and proceed to the main event...The pretty model came in and she began to posed. I explain to the group what to look for and I started to light the subject up. as you know I raise my voice to give pointers and ask the indivdual to change their camera position while the model change her pose. In the middle of the shoot, I would tell them, only if you had a Canon then you can focus, better, and putting down other brands. the I have a hard time remembering names, so this guy with a Nikon says, he is not focus properly. hindi kasi Canon iyan... gave orders for them to lay on their bellys so theey can shoot better.... then half way during the shoot, a break... they were so happy with the shoot... one of them approached me and gave me his calling card, saying I should present to his company. I look at his card and to my shock, He is the President of the company that I used to shoot. and all along I was making fun of him because he was a Nikon user. we were laughing so hard. then I sid.. Ha! I love Nikon and I have been using that for 28 years and have 22 lenses ( nag backtrack ang *toink* ) we all had a good laugh. then everybody present their cards, Gosh!!!!!! they are all president or CEOs of companies ( big ones) I told my friend next time, tell me who they are so I dont scream at them telling them what to do...after the shoot.. to recap... i said, it feels good to have the best of everything when you have everything. Why drive a jeep when you can afford a BMW or a Jaguar, so I told them the merits of the Canon 1D mk2 N, and the best lenses.... they listen... I ask them do you have the same problem as most married hobbyist have... like the wife objecting because you are out there shooting, One guy replied.. no problem, I got my 350 D she got a 4k D , walang Iakong alam na 4k D na camera...sir.  hindi camera iho... 4 karat diamond.... Oh I see. and how about you sir, oh my wife, she invites friends over to the house, she goes on a european cruise, she is enjoying life to the fullest. walang problem....
I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo.... we had so much fun last nite.... Nnever realize that all photographers enjoys their hobbys and have the same problems. But different solutions.... *toink* na buhay ito... ika nga.. suwerte suwerte lang. Buti na lang photographer ako hindi CEO...
madami silang problema paminsan minsa sila lang nagsisuot...
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: BuBuEkAk on April 25, 2006, 10:01:42 AM

I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo....

kindly explain....  ??? ???
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Post by: JC on April 25, 2006, 10:06:16 AM
sir orlee... thanks for sharing this... another inspiring story... what can i say, i agree with all what you said... :)

sir john, again, thanks for sharing this executives story. i had a good laugh with that 4DK thingie... hahaha... :D ;D :D

God bless you always... :)

kindly extend our warm regards to ma'am harvey... :)
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Post by: angelobryant on April 25, 2006, 10:08:51 AM
 ;D  ok to ah!  ;D

i think i know this exclusive group of nude photographers.. hubad... something!

2 time pa lang ako naka hawak ng 1d mk2 and everytime na mahahawakan ko sya.. burst mode lagi ako.. hehehe ratta ta ta ta ata ta... ratta ta ta ta ata ta... ratta ta ta ta ata ta... puno 1 gig in less than 5 minutes.. hahaha... bibili din ako nyan someday.. for now 350d muna since hindi pa hasa  ;D sir john, mag aaply ako syo na boy ok! taga hawak ng ilaw at kung ano ano ang taga buhat ng mabibigat na bagay!  :D
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 10:11:57 AM

I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo....

kindly explain....  ??? ???

Canon 1D Mk2 N is the world fastest digital camera 8 mp have 8.2 frames per sec 42 images buffer... great toy camera for the rich boys.
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Post by: BuBuEkAk on April 25, 2006, 10:13:04 AM
OT: hahaha ok - for the rich boys nga. sa mga CEO na sinabi mo bagay nga sa kanila este - para sa kanila yun  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: gpx4 on April 25, 2006, 10:40:49 AM

I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo....

Pag laki ko at President/CEO na ako, kukuha din ako ng 1D Mark2 na yan. ;)
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Post by: redtangent on April 25, 2006, 11:03:52 AM
teka ano ba gamit ni sir john?

1ds Mark 2?

or

1d Mark 2N?

or both? hehehe
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Post by: angelobryant on April 25, 2006, 11:10:43 AM
ang alam ko lahat nyan meron sya  ;D
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Post by: quixilver on April 25, 2006, 11:21:24 AM
teka ano ba gamit ni sir john?

1ds Mark 2?

or

1d Mark 2N?

or both? hehehe

i think both. i dont know which one is the backup ;D
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: quixilver on April 25, 2006, 11:24:19 AM
Canon 1D Mk2 N is the world fastest digital camera 8 mp have 8.2 frames per sec 42 images buffer... great toy camera for the rich boys.

pwede po bang magpaampon? ;D
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: JC on April 25, 2006, 11:33:07 AM
Canon 1D Mk2 N is the world fastest digital camera 8 mp have 8.2 frames per sec 42 images buffer... great toy camera for the rich boys.

pwede po bang magpaampon? ;D

or VA nalang ako ng mga CEOs na ito sir john... ;D
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: bulaknoy on April 25, 2006, 12:08:03 PM

I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo....

kindly explain....  ??? ???

joke lang yon ni sir john .. puro kasi CEO and presidents so ibig sabihin marami datung hehehe bat pa mag350D kung makakaafford naman sila ng 1Ds MKII hehehehe pogi points kung baga :D
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: bulaknoy on April 25, 2006, 12:10:27 PM
Canon 1D Mk2 N is the world fastest digital camera 8 mp have 8.2 frames per sec 42 images buffer... great toy camera for the rich boys.

pwede po bang magpaampon? ;D

or VA nalang ako ng mga CEOs na ito sir john... ;D

OT hehehehe pwede rin bang apply sa kanila as Executive Vice president ng company nila :D... hmmm pwedeng taga punas lang ng 1DSMKII nila .. heheheh
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 12:37:53 PM
;D  ok to ah!  ;D

i think i know this exclusive group of nude photographers.. hubad... something!

2 time pa lang ako naka hawak ng 1d mk2 and everytime na mahahawakan ko sya.. burst mode lagi ako.. hehehe ratta ta ta ta ata ta... ratta ta ta ta ata ta... ratta ta ta ta ata ta... puno 1 gig in less than 5 minutes.. hahaha... bibili din ako nyan someday.. for now 350d muna since hindi pa hasa  ;D sir john, mag aaply ako syo na boy ok! taga hawak ng ilaw at kung ano ano ang taga buhat ng mabibigat na bagay!  :D

No, I dont think so.... these is an exclusive group of top businessmen and women who have lunch once a month. they are close friends too. They are not photographers but they like the idea coz my friend lady convince them to make photography as a hobby. they are successful top guns in the industry. they dont need to do commercial works. I notice how they make an effort to get good shots of the model... pinapawisan sila sa hirap na mga camera position nile, may padapadapa . Their attitude towards their business, same attitude toward learning how to shoot. first timer sila mag shoot ng nude model... hingi an ng address ng model afterwards... amatuer talaga ngunit loaded lang...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 12:43:23 PM
teka ano ba gamit ni sir john?

1ds Mark 2?

or

1d Mark 2N?

or both? hehehe

Ang gamit ko.... Canon 1Ds Mk2 at ang back up ko po Canon 1D Mk2... 17-40 mm, 28-135 mm USM IS, 70-300 mm DO, 50 mm Macro, 100 mm Marco,, Canon Flash... wish list ko... 28-300 mm USM IS, 100-400 mm USM IS. at 15 mm. puede na ako pumunta kahit saan...
Title: Re: Toys for the Big Boys
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 12:48:38 PM

I said... you have a problem sir.... walang kuwenta at 350 D sa status mo... get  1D mk 2 N , huhusay ang status mo as a photographer, baka gumnda pa ang kuha mo....

kindly explain....  ??? ???

joke lang yon ni sir john .. puro kasi CEO and presidents so ibig sabihin marami datung hehehe bat pa mag350D kung makakaafford naman sila ng 1Ds MKII hehehehe pogi points kung baga :D

Walang alam kasi iyan mga CEOs, hindi kasi sumasali sa PiPho site, malas nila. kung join sila sa atin, alam nila anong mahusay ng camera bibilhin. Tama... Impulse buying lang iyan. baka sa Department store lang nakakita ng camera habang si misses bumibili ng diamond necklace at siyay nag kikilling time sa pagaantay sa misses.
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 12:56:18 PM
After all the trouble that they have gone thru... security guards blocking the traffic, lighting up the whole buildings..... they like the pictures I took... I am glad and I have a meeting with them this afternoon for their other photo requirements. Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: gpx4 on April 25, 2006, 01:00:47 PM
Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......

Ooopss another boat race!  Dragon boat naman. :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 25, 2006, 01:03:16 PM
Ang gamit ko.... Canon 1Ds Mk2 at ang back up ko po Canon 1D Mk2... 17-40 mm, 28-135 mm USM IS, 70-300 mm DO, 50 mm Macro, 100 mm Marco,, Canon Flash... wish list ko... 28-300 mm USM IS, 100-400 mm USM IS. at 15 mm. puede na ako pumunta kahit saan...

Mr John Chua.. may wish list pa rin?  ;D
If I ever made a wishlist, mapupuno tong page na to.

A few things I learned from MagicEye:
1. Passion for photography is a must
2. Keep on dreaming and act on your dreams and you'll surely get it
3. Grasp the opportunity
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: angelobryant on April 25, 2006, 01:06:07 PM
After all the trouble that they have gone thru... security guards blocking the traffic, lighting up the whole buildings..... they like the pictures I took... I am glad and I have a meeting with them this afternoon for their other photo requirements. Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......

 :o... kailangan ko na mag post ng mag post.. hehehe... pero seriously.. kung meron kayong shoot sir na medyo short kyo sa manpower, pwede kayo mag request ng V.A. dito (volunteer assistant) at no cost. Habol lang ng mga taga dito is to learn from a master like you!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on April 25, 2006, 01:07:26 PM
teka ano ba gamit ni sir john?

1ds Mark 2?

or

1d Mark 2N?

or both? hehehe

Ang gamit ko.... Canon 1Ds Mk2 at ang back up ko po Canon 1D Mk2... 17-40 mm, 28-135 mm USM IS, 70-300 mm DO, 50 mm Macro, 100 mm Marco,, Canon Flash... wish list ko... 28-300 mm USM IS, 100-400 mm USM IS. at 15 mm. puede na ako pumunta kahit saan...

sir john, kung no choice ka na talaga at isang lens ang pwedeng magamit mo sa buong career mo, alin ang ititira mo sa mga ito? kumbaga alin ang pinaka all-time favorite mo?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on April 25, 2006, 01:17:51 PM
hmmm... i like this question . . .

antayin ko din sagot ni master john dito.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 01:35:19 PM
teka ano ba gamit ni sir john?

1ds Mark 2?

or

1d Mark 2N?

or both? hehehe

Ang gamit ko.... Canon 1Ds Mk2 at ang back up ko po Canon 1D Mk2... 17-40 mm, 28-135 mm USM IS, 70-300 mm DO, 50 mm Macro, 100 mm Marco,, Canon Flash... wish list ko... 28-300 mm USM IS, 100-400 mm USM IS. at 15 mm. puede na ako pumunta kahit saan...

sir john, kung no choice ka na talaga at isang lens ang pwedeng magamit mo sa buong career mo, alin ang ititira mo sa mga ito? kumbaga alin ang pinaka all-time favorite mo?
well. I used 28-135 mm USM IS lens... isa lang, lahat ng subjects na magaganda makukuha ko.  Pag hindi kasiya sa lente ko.. hindi ko kukunan, pangit na subject iyan...
Title: Re:my best lens Canon 28-135 mm zoom lens USM IS.
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 01:43:47 PM
Bakit kamo. Unoon panahon, karamihan sa inyo hindi pa kayo pinanganak, hindi pa uso ang zoom lens, puro fixed lens ang gamit ng mga litratista.... normal lens. 50mm, wide angle lens 28 mm, portrait lens 100 mm, telephoto lens 135 mm.

Sooooooooooooooooooo. Kung mayroon ka ng 28 - 135 mm Zoom lens.... mayroon ka nga,, 28, 29, 30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47...........130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137 at 138 mm lens. eh pag hindi ka pa naka kuha ng magandang litrato sa daming mong dalang milimeter.... ikaw ang may problema, hindi ang camera... tama? Bossing...
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: elr on April 25, 2006, 01:48:26 PM
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After all the trouble that they have gone thru... security guards blocking the traffic, lighting up the whole buildings..... they like the pictures I took...

Everybody likes your pictures Sir John, who doesnt?   ;) Your work is amazing. Kulang na lang tumulo laway ko pag nakikita ko shoots mo.  :)

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I am glad and I have a meeting with them this afternoon for their other photo requirements.

Whee... Another reason to get one more house and lot.  ;D

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Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......

Wow! may IMAX pala sa MoA... Sir John, sama naman ako dyan... pede rin ba kasama wife and kids ko.  ;D
Title: Re:my best lens Canon 28-135 mm zoom lens USM IS.
Post by: mykl on April 25, 2006, 01:53:24 PM
pag hindi ka pa naka kuha ng magandang litrato sa daming mong dalang milimeter.... ikaw ang may problema, hindi ang camera... tama? Bossing...

tama! talagang wala sa gamit, nasa gumagamit...

thanks for the candid reply sir...
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 01:55:43 PM
Quote
After all the trouble that they have gone thru... security guards blocking the traffic, lighting up the whole buildings..... they like the pictures I took...

Everybody likes your pictures Sir John, who doesnt?   ;) Your work is amazing. Kulang na lang tumulo laway ko pag nakikita ko shoots mo.  :)

Quote
I am glad and I have a meeting with them this afternoon for their other photo requirements.

Whee... Another reason to get one more house and lot.  ;D

Quote
Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......

Wow! may IMAX pala sa MoA... Sir John, sama naman ako dyan... pede rin ba kasama wife and kids ko.  ;D

Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: quixilver on April 25, 2006, 01:58:04 PM
Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...

sana pati kids at heart pwede rin pong sumama
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 02:01:38 PM
Maybe we should request that in return for my services, they should give free entrance to the IMAX theater to top active PiPho members.... Nice idea.... puedeng mangyari.... masabi nga mamayang hapon. baka makatusot eh......

Ooopss another boat race!  Dragon boat naman. :D
Magandang idea iyan, sana, kumbidahin ko iyon mga winners kagabi, pumalagi si misses, exclusive daw ang mga member baka mabulabog at mapahiya sa galing ng mga taga Pipho. So hangang ngayon nagiisip pa ako kung ano ang prize nila...
Title: Re:my best lens Canon 28-135 mm zoom lens USM IS.
Post by: Estong on April 25, 2006, 02:01:47 PM
Hehehe galing oo nga na naman... tama si Master John... kung di ka pa rin makakuha ng magandang pics sa zoom range na yun ang tao na ang me problema hehehe....

ayus!

Bakit kamo. Unoon panahon, karamihan sa inyo hindi pa kayo pinanganak, hindi pa uso ang zoom lens, puro fixed lens ang gamit ng mga litratista.... normal lens. 50mm, wide angle lens 28 mm, portrait lens 100 mm, telephoto lens 135 mm.

Sooooooooooooooooooo. Kung mayroon ka ng 28 - 135 mm Zoom lens.... mayroon ka nga,, 28, 29, 30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47...........130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137 at 138 mm lens. eh pag hindi ka pa naka kuha ng magandang litrato sa daming mong dalang milimeter.... ikaw ang may problema, hindi ang camera... tama? Bossing...
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: angelobryant on April 25, 2006, 02:02:36 PM
Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...

o ELR nadinig mo yan.. dalin mo mga wives and kids mo ha! wag na hinde! nyehehe
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: elr on April 25, 2006, 02:13:56 PM
Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...

o ELR nadinig mo yan.. dalin mo mga wives and kids mo ha! wag na hinde! nyehehe

OT: hehehe... Sige, dadalhin ko.. kasya daw naman eh.. Ikaw ang pag nagdala ng mo wives, siguradong di kakasya sa IMax theater...  :D
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: elr on April 25, 2006, 02:15:31 PM
Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...

Thanks Sir John, looking forward to it... And im now praying...  ;D
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: angelobryant on April 25, 2006, 02:22:03 PM
Sige, magdasal, pag lumusot, call kita... dalhin mo ang mga wives n kids mo. kasiya silang lahat sa Imax theater...

o ELR nadinig mo yan.. dalin mo mga wives and kids mo ha! wag na hinde! nyehehe

OT: hehehe... Sige, dadalhin ko.. kasya daw naman eh.. Ikaw ang pag nagdala ng mo wives, siguradong di kakasya sa IMax theater...  :D

OT: >:( oist tumahimik ka! kasya sya dun no... konting tulak lang sa main gate at makakapasok na sya!  :D

Sir john sana payagan. kahit na hindi makapasok wife ko, ok lang, masaya na ko na priviledged ang mga taga pipho!
Title: Re: Mall of Asia ( the new beginning )
Post by: Tarsier on April 25, 2006, 04:00:34 PM

Magandang idea iyan, sana, kumbidahin ko iyon mga winners kagabi, pumalagi si misses, exclusive daw ang mga member baka mabulabog at mapahiya sa galing ng mga taga Pipho. So hangang ngayon nagiisip pa ako kung ano ang prize nila...
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Uy, ok din na shoot experience yan ah!!!!

Tarsier
Title: Re: MoA bigger than ever
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 09:31:04 PM
Got lost inside the MoA, gosh! 4 times bigger than Megamall. It would take you a day to just see everything. Peope like busy bees working to meet the deadline. I salute to the Big Guns of SM for putting up the mall. i see beautiful sunset everyday behind MoA along the bay...  I start shooting Intro ads for them this thursday.. I am leaving for Cebu Friday afternoon after my shoot. Canon Cebu is launching the 30 D and I was invited to give a talk. This time my topic would be " Being an Advertising Photographer and Switching to Canon to stay competitive".. I will be back Saturday nite.. Things will be quite tight next week, might leave for Vietnam for a 3 day shoot. I would like to write a guide to being an effective photographer's assistant... maybe next week. also I have this idea about making R Hidalgo a haven for photographers. just like the Baywalk scenario type..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on April 25, 2006, 09:40:35 PM
Sir John,

Looking forward to that Hidalgo Makeover of yours. I can offer my architectural/design skills if needed. :)

Anything that will promote Pinoy photography to a higher level
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: wheelee on April 25, 2006, 09:42:05 PM
...& if you happen to pass by Hong Kong, i would gladly like to read "a guide to being an effective photographer's assistant novel" or better yet i can be a test subject hehehe.

....& if that Hidalgo thing pushes through it would be like Sai Yeung Choi St. here in Mongkok, HK. electronics & photographers Haven
(http://www.photo.net.ph/albums/userpics/10783/DSC_0123.jpg)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 10:17:13 PM
Sir John,

Looking forward to that Hidalgo Makeover of yours. I can offer my architectural/design skills if needed. :)

Anything that will promote Pinoy photography to a higher level

I am no politician and no plan to be now or in the near future. Just imagine, the whole stretch of R Hidalgo. from the PS Bank to the corner of Watson Photo shop. No vendors, cobbled stone road... cafe chairs and tables... a portable stage where a professor, lecturer are invited to give a talk on any subject on photography... the photographic stores and different photography classes on the upper floors of the buildings, camera repair shops and second hand camera equipment. Fellow old retired photographers spend their lazy afternoon with newbies sharing their experiences. Shops cames alive with demostration of their new products. Sidewalk photo gallery, fine art photographic prints for sale... Bulletin boards posts looking for VA and job offerings. Freebees done by promoting companies... places to have EBs... I wouldnt mind doing lecture on such a place where photographers from different walks of life meets... Major photographic company sponsoring monthly events... so many ideas ... I aam sure Mayor Atienza would love this idea... make R Hidalgo, the photo Capital of the Philippines. all we need is just transfer the vendors and have the road convert to cobbled stone road. No vehicles... Bright lampost and different huge photographic prints,,,, a showcase of filipino photographers... It can be done... I know
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 25, 2006, 10:23:47 PM
I am no politician and no plan to be now or in the near future. Just imagine, the whole stretch of R Hidalgo. from the PS Bank to the corner of Watson Photo shop. No vendors, cobbled stone road... cafe chairs and tables... a portable stage where a professor, lecturer are invited to give a talk on any subject on photography... the photographic stores and different photography classes on the upper floors of the buildings, camera repair shops and second hand camera equipment. Fellow old retired photographers spend their lazy afternoon with newbies sharing their experiences. Shops cames alive with demostration of their new products. Sidewalk photo gallery, fine art photographic prints for sale... Bulletin boards posts looking for VA and job offerings. Freebees done by promoting companies... places to have EBs... I wouldnt mind doing lecture on such a place where photographers from different walks of life meets... Major photographic company sponsoring monthly events... so many ideas ... I aam sure Mayor Atienza would love this idea... make R Hidalgo, the photo Capital of the Philippines. all we need is just transfer the vendors and have the road convert to cobbled stone road. No vehicles... Bright lampost and different huge photographic prints,,,, a showcase of filipino photographers... It can be done... I know

i can't wait for this thing to happen sir john... dream big right? i know it will happen... your intention is very noble... God bless sir... :)
Title: Re: R Hidalgo a Haven for Photographers
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 10:33:47 PM
can we have suggestions from members... Can we all help out and make this happen... Can we have suggestions from you how we can make this dream come true... Sir Tekgik we could make it as a Pipho dream project... what do you think?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jason_b on April 25, 2006, 10:49:13 PM
Very inspiring naman ang thread na to kaya first time ko magbasa ng 17 pages hehehe join po ako sa mga future projects dito...Thanks sir John for sharing your experiences looking forward to meet you and all phipo fellower...
SALUTE.! :D
Title: Re: R Hidalgo a Haven for Photographers
Post by: MagicEye on April 25, 2006, 11:05:10 PM
Imagine : Authorized Service center for Canon, Nikon, and other leading brands. All product demo ... photo gallery shops ... fine art photographs for sale ( most of Pipho Photo a Day ). I thought this idea yesterday when I went to buy a memory stick for my friend. I talk to Wilson of Avenue, Philip of Watson, and Letty of Fotohause... they like the idea... I said organized yourselves, when the oppurtunity comes, just grab it by the tail... not a far fetch idea.... if I could only meet Mr. Kim Atienza - son of manila Mayor... he has a 350 D canon..hmmm..
think about it, can be done. good nite.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 25, 2006, 11:23:36 PM
can we have suggestions from members... Can we all help out and make this happen... Can we have suggestions from you how we can make this dream come true... Sir Tekgik we could make it as a Pipho dream project... what do you think?

Nadinig ko pa lang yan sir last saturday, GREAT idea na.. The whole PiPho community are ready to help sir, mag gain naman lahat dito pero this will be a really really serious project.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on April 25, 2006, 11:27:51 PM
Sir John i made a new thread about the R. Hidalgo "photography center"

here http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=3574.new#new
Title: Re: MoA bigger than ever
Post by: thor on April 26, 2006, 08:03:34 AM
I am leaving for Cebu Friday afternoon after my shoot. Canon Cebu is launching the 30 D and I was invited to give a talk. This time my topic would be " Being an Advertising Photographer and Switching to Canon to stay competitive".. I will be back Saturday nite..

Sir John,

I will be in cebu tomorrow until sunday. May I know when and where the 30D launch will be held?  Would like to listen to your talk if my schedule permits.
Title: Re: MoA bigger than ever
Post by: MagicEye on April 26, 2006, 08:28:29 AM
I am leaving for Cebu Friday afternoon after my shoot. Canon Cebu is launching the 30 D and I was invited to give a talk. This time my topic would be " Being an Advertising Photographer and Switching to Canon to stay competitive".. I will be back Saturday nite..

Sir John,

I will be in cebu tomorrow until sunday. May I know when and where the 30D launch will be held?  Would like to listen to your talk if my schedule permits.
I am leaving for Cebu Friday at 4 pm, will stay at Mariotte hotel, talk Sat AM, organizer is Colour... will get back to you, couldnt find my schedule sheet. I will leave Cebu same day.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pnoize on April 26, 2006, 11:48:47 AM
Sir john, kita tayo dito sa Cebu!
Title: Re: How do I go about it...
Post by: MagicEye on April 26, 2006, 02:41:10 PM
First - I try to visualized the whole concept and find out the problems that might arise in pursuing this project.
Second - sound off to selected group like storeowners and friends concerned
third - let the idea grow by presenting to top photographic organizations
fourth- approach major camera distributors about the idea. - authorized service center - lecture areas, product launch and demo.
fifth - a series of newspaper article published about the idea
last - turn over to the people who are in position to make this thing happen...

Why will it succeed now.

First, the Mayor of Manila has successfully convert the Baywalk into a tourist attraction. He has improved Plaza Miranda all he needs is to extend that to one more street. If he will tear up the existing R.Hidalgo and put Paving blocks (like baywalk) they have to move out the vendors... This will be a prestigious project level with the Baywalk. For the benefit of thousands of photographers.

Second The Department of Tourism Sec. Durano knows when something good can be credited to his department. Another feather in the hat for him.

Third - the Federation of Photographers of the Philippines can be the leading photo group to handle the proposal to the government agency.. why? They are established and have been dealing with the Govt office..,

Fourth - we dont need a plan.. they will do it. KISS method ( Keep It Simple Sir )

This thing is its good, will grow... some of us will be left behind, others will take advantage for their own interests... Its OK. Just think positive... for the good of our photo industry... Now, with the way you response to the topic.i believe its about time...

I dont have to lead. there are more capable people who can guide us... but we will work together to make it happen.. John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 26, 2006, 02:45:55 PM
God bless you sir john... together we can make it happen... galing... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pnoize on April 26, 2006, 04:47:02 PM
sabi nga noon sa sesame street "it's so crazy it just might work". And I think it will...no, let me rephrase that I BELIEVE it will.

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 26, 2006, 05:07:07 PM
sabi nga noon sa sesame street "it's so crazy it just might work". And I think it will...no, let me rephrase that I BELIEVE it will.


Tama ka diyan, when I was planning for the country first crosscountry flight on an ultralight, friends told me its crazy.. it took me 6 months to prepare for the plane and flight plan. against all odds, pati ATO nakumbinse ko... Kung ang elephant nakakausap ko, tao pa kaya. See you in Cebu. Ito nga may job ako that would take me all over the Philippines problema ko aviation gas logistic para sa plane na gagamitin ko... kaya iyan...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pnoize on April 26, 2006, 05:28:36 PM
sir, kung wala kang dinner sked on friday, dinner tayo. Para naman medyo makaikot ka sa Cebu.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 26, 2006, 06:35:16 PM
sir, kung wala kang dinner sked on friday, dinner tayo. Para naman medyo makaikot ka sa Cebu.

Baka walang oras, I have to size up the expected crowd and make adjustment to my slide show, Lets  see...
Title: Re:What makes a good Photographer's Assistant
Post by: MagicEye on April 26, 2006, 07:23:35 PM
In my 32 years of photography, I think i have trained more than 25 people to be the best photographer in their own field. You might know some of them, and a hundred more have been influence or encourage by me thru their starting years. Just like the 3000+ images I took during the Holy Week, I discard all of them and just show you 10 best shots. You all like them, and listen to my story behind each photo.
the same is true with the people I have choosen to be my assistant. "Slave driver". "Jingle lang ang pahinga"." Ano ba yan pati Araw ng Patay may trabaho". Adphoto parang "7-11". Pag emergency, Sabit, pumunta ka kay John". "Just Do it" If you have nothing to do, dont do it here" and many more.. these are the words we often heard inside our studio. Many people think Advertising Photography is a glamourous profession. Shoot ng shoot lang at travel and eat good food. Hindi nila alam kung paano ang pressure ng meeting the deadline with great images.. What is the difference between a Hobbyist and a Professional Photographer?  A Hobbyist take pictures of the subjects that he likes... A professional takes pictures of the subjects that the Client wants. Big difference... one for the love of it.. one to get paid to do it.

After 30 years, it seems I have gain enough experience to know what it takes to be a Good Photographer's Assistant:

1. He must be young, full of energy and enthusiasm. 18 to 28 years old and SINGLE - being an assistant, you need to be physically fit to carry the photo equipment. No fear of height nor claustrophobia.
2. He or She must love life and adventure...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on April 26, 2006, 07:30:12 PM
Sir John,

How do we apply to be your assistant in your future projects & shoots?
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Post by: jason_b on April 26, 2006, 10:08:30 PM
Ako din sir john apply ako pasok pa ko sa age bracket mo ! ;)
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 26, 2006, 10:23:48 PM
Hey guys,
I was at sir John's studio a while ago. I was there to pick up a lense from one of his employee from Adphoto.

I was at the reception area when Mr. Chua went out of his office i approched him and introduced myself and said that i was picking up something.

Sobrang bait talaga ni sir, he gave me and my gf merienda (mind you catered merienda ha!) then talked to us while eating. napaka hospitable!

He even showed me his office and gave me a sneek peek of the day & night shot of Mall of Asia and i tell you grabe ang ganda. Panoramic shot of the facade (must be around 1500-2000 meters or longer pa), all lights turned on, not a car in sight.. MAGNIFICENT..

I even saw the list of the ports he will be shooting 2 pages long from Batanes to Basilan.

Kaya lang sabit - napagalitan ako about GAStos hehehe, Sir john gave some pointers to my GF.. para wag na daw ulit ako bumili ng camera accessory and that i should justify my purchases with a good photo everytime!

Enjoyed the afternoon, was supposed to be an ordinary pick-up turned out to be a fruitful experience

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Post by: pnoize on April 27, 2006, 07:02:43 AM
sir John,

kalat na kalat ang pagdating nyo dito sa mga professional photogs and "serious" hobbyists. Also, Ted Madamba (Kung nakikilala nyo pa daw sya) sends his regards.
Title: Re:What makes a good Photographer's Assistant
Post by: pnoize on April 27, 2006, 07:07:46 AM
After 30 years, it seems I have gain enough experience to know what it takes to be a Good Photographer's Assistant:

1. He must be young, full of energy and enthusiasm. 18 to 28 years old and SINGLE - being an assistant, you need to be physically fit to carry the photo equipment. No fear of height nor claustrophobia.
2. He or She must love life and adventure...

Patay..lagpas na ko sa kalendaryo.

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 08:07:59 AM
sir John,

kalat na kalat ang pagdating nyo dito sa mga professional photogs and "serious" hobbyists. Also, Ted Madamba (Kung nakikilala nyo pa daw sya) sends his regards.
Si Ted Of course, adviser ako iya pag may aerial shot siya. we have been friends for a long time. I saw him develop to a well known photographer from Cebu... ika nga world class na siya... Lets get together friday nite. coz I am leaving right after my talk - back to Manila for a fashion shoot with Clicko on sunday.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 08:33:06 AM
Hey guys,
I was at sir John's studio a while ago. I was there to pick up a lense from one of his employee from Adphoto.

I was at the reception area when Mr. Chua went out of his office i approched him and introduced myself and said that i was picking up something.

Sobrang bait talaga ni sir, he gave me and my gf merienda (mind you catered merienda ha!) then talked to us while eating. napaka hospitable!

He even showed me his office and gave me a sneek peek of the day & night shot of Mall of Asia and i tell you grabe ang ganda. Panoramic shot of the facade (must be around 1500-2000 meters or longer pa), all lights turned on, not a car in sight.. MAGNIFICENT..

I even saw the list of the ports he will be shooting 2 pages long from Batanes to Basilan.

Kaya lang sabit - napagalitan ako about GAStos hehehe, Sir john gave some pointers to my GF.. para wag na daw ulit ako bumili ng camera accessory and that i should justify my purchases with a good photo everytime!

Enjoyed the afternoon, was supposed to be an ordinary pick-up turned out to be a fruitful experience



Sorry, hindi kita masaydong kilala kasi call sign pa kayo. ito nga mahirap na akong makatanda ng pangalan, call sign pa! You are one of the most active pasrticipant in my little corner, if I knew your call sign, medyo hindi kita sesermonan, coconvincihin ko pa ang soyta mong bumili ng lente mo... kasi call sign call sign pa kayo... malas mo... Anyway like I said to you and the rest of the gang.. if you are just starting or just a hobbyist, do not give in to your urge to buy lenses because the prize is cheap... it you need it, its okay.. If you think getting that lens will make you start taking great pictures. ( Sinong Binobola mo ? ) "tell that to the marines". If you have an entry level camera like Canon 350 D with a kit 18-55 mm. Best combination na iyan. All you need now is to read books, attend seminars, camera clubs, and join PiPho, completo ka na sa buhay mo... pag natoto kana, Then start showing off your photos to friends and post it in Pipho, join photo contests. pag ikaw, nag uumpisang manalo kahit honorable mention lang ok na iyan. then puede kanang bumili ng ibaiba gamit.
If you like close up photography - get a Macro lens, for Sports and portrait - get a soom range from 80-200 mm, maskina Sigma or Tamron lenses puede na for the time being... just avoid over lapping on the zoom lens. Dont buy a lot of the 3rd party lenses. kasi pag kumikita kana... walang kuwenta ang 3rd party lens compare sa original lens... masmahal lang... Imagine buying a 28-300 mm USM IS lens and attached to your 350 D...D bagay... sayang iyong bili mong lente. kailangan merong kang at least 30D para sa 28-300mm lens mo... match. so, practice ng practice para perfect ka. Pag dating iyong perfect moment. ready to capture ka. John
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Post by: p3rsmag on April 27, 2006, 08:46:44 AM
Its all good sir john, I am now on my way to Boracay and will try to get that 1 "magic" shot

Di bale the 30D is just around the corner, papa 2 months ko muna tong 350D ko hehehe,..,
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Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 08:58:36 AM
Its all good sir john, I am now on my way to Boracay and will try to get that 1 "magic" shot

Di bale the 30D is just around the corner, papa 2 months ko muna tong 350D ko hehehe,..,

Ok. All I need from you is just one "Good Shot". if both your girlfriend and I agree that its a "GOOD Shot" we will think of something together maybe a location shoot. May problema pa ako sa winners ng boat race... anong reco mo kaya para sa kanila... anyway... go and enjoy Boracay, have fun... I might be going there on the way to do an aerial of Iloilo airport next week...
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Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 09:02:26 AM
Sir John,

How do we apply to be your assistant in your future projects & shoots?

Pm me your biodata, qualification so I could check this with my staff. ty
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Post by: dodie1561 on April 27, 2006, 09:29:11 AM
Sir John,

U have multiple Talents and photogrpahy is just one of them . Here's the proof, http://dodie1561.multiply.com/photos/photo/35/17

mukhang sumasagot p yung elepante s inyo sir eh. heheheheheh



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Tama ka diyan, when I was planning for the country first crosscountry flight on an ultralight, friends told me its crazy.. it took me 6 months to prepare for the plane and flight plan. against all odds, pati ATO nakumbinse ko... Kung ang elephant nakakausap ko, tao pa kaya. See you in Cebu. Ito nga may job ako that would take me all over the Philippines problema ko aviation gas logistic para sa plane na gagamitin ko... kaya iyan...
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Title: Re: Elephant Dentist
Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 11:08:26 AM
Thanks Dodie, Thats a nice shot of me and Mali, can you email me a copy... nagiisa lang kasi ako pag pinapaliguan ko si Mali. Do you know I learn all about elephant dahil sa kapapanood ko ng Discovery Channel. Now expert ako sa elephante. They called me "Mahuot". I went to Singapore Zoo and OJT on the elephant enclosure and won a trip from Discovery channel for a 10 days trip to Sri Langka. Spent time with the mahuots at Pinawala Elephant scantuary. As for my flying, started flying remote control planes n helicopter just like sir Dave.. end up trying to save the Ultralight from government closure because they believe its dangerous, so I challenge them that its safe and prove them wrong by flying cross country with that flying lawnmower... As for Mali, I am checking the condition of her teeth, kasi elephant in her life time has six sets of teeths, thats why, when the teeths are gone, most of them die of starvation if not killed for their tasks. Maybe I should be a dentist...
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Post by: gpx4 on April 27, 2006, 11:56:27 AM
Anyway like I said to you and the rest of the gang.. if you are just starting or just a hobbyist, do not give in to your urge to buy lenses because the prize is cheap... it you need it, its okay.. If you think getting that lens will make you start taking great pictures. ( Sinong Binobola mo ? ) "tell that to the marines". If you have an entry level camera like Canon 350 D with a kit 18-55 mm. Best combination na iyan. All you need now is to read books, attend seminars, camera clubs, and join PiPho, completo ka na sa buhay mo... pag natoto kana, Then start showing off your photos to friends and post it in Pipho, join photo contests. pag ikaw, nag uumpisang manalo kahit honorable mention lang ok na iyan. then puede kanang bumili ng ibaiba gamit.

I wish i have read this before buying two new lenses (17-70 and 70-200) in just one week. I read in many threads in this forum that the kit lens was just like paper weight, so i did not bother to even try it out.  :-\ :-\
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Post by: ESM on April 27, 2006, 02:31:24 PM
gpx4 - pwede mo naman i-donate sa amin hehehe :) 
seriously, ok naman yung lens coverage mo... from a wide of 17 through 200mm.

i am sure after a few "good shots", your purchase will be justifiable :D 

I wish i have read this before buying two new lenses (17-70 and 70-200) in just one week. I read in many threads in this forum that the kit lens was just like paper weight, so i did not bother to even try it out.  :-\ :-\
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Post by: pnoize on April 27, 2006, 07:55:26 PM
sir John,

kalat na kalat ang pagdating nyo dito sa mga professional photogs and "serious" hobbyists. Also, Ted Madamba (Kung nakikilala nyo pa daw sya) sends his regards.
Si Ted Of course, adviser ako iya pag may aerial shot siya. we have been friends for a long time. I saw him develop to a well known photographer from Cebu... ika nga world class na siya... Lets get together friday nite. coz I am leaving right after my talk - back to Manila for a fashion shoot with Clicko on sunday.

Sige sir.  I'll pick you up at the Hotel.  Just not sure if Ted will be able to join us since he's attending an Annual Convention also being held here in Cebu.
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Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 08:38:35 PM
sir John,

kalat na kalat ang pagdating nyo dito sa mga professional photogs and "serious" hobbyists. Also, Ted Madamba (Kung nakikilala nyo pa daw sya) sends his regards.
Si Ted Of course, adviser ako iya pag may aerial shot siya. we have been friends for a long time. I saw him develop to a well known photographer from Cebu... ika nga world class na siya... Lets get together friday nite. coz I am leaving right after my talk - back to Manila for a fashion shoot with Clicko on sunday.

Sige sir.  I'll pick you up at the Hotel.  Just not sure if Ted will be able to join us since he's attending an Annual Convention also being held here in Cebu.
I was iinform just now, that the Canon People is taking me out to dinner, maybe you can join us,this would be a good time to discuss the idea about R Hidalgo dream project with them... lets see.
Title: Re:gpx4 new lenses
Post by: MagicEye on April 27, 2006, 08:41:34 PM
Now that I am done shooting beautiful Brazilian models for MoA (16 Gs of raw file ), i can answer your inquiry while processing the images.You got the best possible combination of your zoom lens. 17-70 mm and a 70-200 mm and a camera body. Now whats your problem. I think you have similar lenses which you want to dispose? and you firmly believe that this is the last time you are going to buy the equipment. This is the start of a new career. that with these lenses you are going to start taking great pictures. Correct? WRONG !!!!!
Ideally, I think, one must start from scratch. Basic Camera, Basic lens. have fun shooting, enjoy taking pictures of people, places,sunset and anything that moves. Thats why they call Canon 350 D, Nikon 50, and the rest of the prosumer cameras ENTRY LEVEL... They made it good (Good not So Good) and cheap so people who are interested in taking up photography will find it reasonable to get them. The catch is these cameras are made not to last. You out grow them easily. Kit lens are good for a time. Once you find out that you like to make photography as a hobby then you start buying additional lens, thats were the EFS lenses comes in. When you reach the serious amatuer level, you get to be choosy, comparing lenses and reading reviews. then the problem begins, buying "better" lenses and upgrading camera body. You start thinking that you are good enough to start earning money from photography... Dreaming to become a professional photographer... At what stage do you think you are now... a Hobbyist or wanting to be a professional photographer. If you knew where you want to be then Your choice of Entry Level camera is an important factor...Dont buy because it is cheap... it will get to be more expensive in the long run... get what you need.. not what you want... You can post any question in this little corner, and I will try my best to answer them based on my experience... John
Title: Re:gpx4 new lenses
Post by: gpx4 on April 28, 2006, 12:15:54 AM
Ideally, I think, one must start from scratch. Basic Camera, Basic lens. have fun shooting, enjoy taking pictures of people, places,sunset and anything that moves.
Well i just happen to jumpstart into this hobby by accident. A friend was selling his fully-loaded 350D (grip,xtra bats, eye ext.) with a kit lens for a song. Tried it for a week.  Read a lot of reviews and posted threads in Pipho. Then bought 2 lenses in a span of a few days while in the process of trying the 350 out. I decided to return the 350D and since i already had 2 lenses, i made a go for a 30D. I guess it's not the ideal slowly but surely path, but rather a shot-cut. Like having full equipment first before skills. :-\ :-\

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Kit lens are good for a time. Once you find out that you like to make photography as a hobby then you start buying additional lens, thats were the EFS lenses comes in. When you reach the serious amatuer level, you get to be choosy, comparing lenses and reading reviews. then the problem begins, buying "better" lenses and upgrading camera body.

Just like many hobbyist, I tried to get the best equipment fist hoping that  learned skills will follow. Now my whole famiy and myself are passionate about photography. And unlike other "selfish" hobbies that i indulged with (RC, Hi-Fi Audio, Videography and Video editing), photography is something you can share and learn with the whole family.

My son took photograhy classes at UP fine arts. My wife (with my son again) will take another workshop next month. Learning at this day and age is a lot easier now with the information gathered by internet like Pipho and workshop courses available. Just reading your thread gave us a handful of stock knowledge.  I am still in awe by the creativity and skills of so many GM's in this forum. Hopefully with lots of practice and patience we can also aquire the same.
Title: Re:Photographer's family
Post by: MagicEye on April 28, 2006, 01:30:00 AM
Ideally, I think, one must start from scratch. Basic Camera, Basic lens. have fun shooting, enjoy taking pictures of people, places,sunset and anything that moves.
Well i just happen to jumpstart into this hobby by accident. A friend was selling his fully-loaded 350D (grip,xtra bats, eye ext.) with a kit lens for a song. Tried it for a week.  Read a lot of reviews and posted threads in Pipho. Then bought 2 lenses in a span of a few days while in the process of trying the 350 out. I decided to return the 350D and since i already had 2 lenses, i made a go for a 30D. I guess it's not the ideal slowly but surely path, but rather a shot-cut. Like having full equipment first before skills. :-\ :-\

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Kit lens are good for a time. Once you find out that you like to make photography as a hobby then you start buying additional lens, thats were the EFS lenses comes in. When you reach the serious amatuer level, you get to be choosy, comparing lenses and reading reviews. then the problem begins, buying "better" lenses and upgrading camera body.

Just like many hobbyist, I tried to get the best equipment fist hoping that  learned skills will follow. Now my whole famiy and myself are passionate about photography. And unlike other "selfish" hobbies that i indulged with (RC, Hi-Fi Audio, Videography and Video editing), photography is something you can share and learn with the whole family.

My son took photograhy classes at UP fine arts. My wife (with my son again) will take another workshop next month. Learning at this day and age is a lot easier now with the information gathered by internet like Pipho and workshop courses available. Just reading your thread gave us a handful of stock knowledge.  I am still in awe by the creativity and skills of so many GM's in this forum. Hopefully with lots of practice and patience we can also aquire the same.

That nice to hear, everybodys into photography, I had a hard time convincing my daughter to take up photography, Having a one camera system is the best way to maximize the lenses that you have, You have a Canon system and the system can expand to your needs. I too indulged in RC helicopter and plane, I know how selfish we are, playing with our little toys on weekends. When I was just learning photography, I use to take my family around Laguna lake, starting from Taytay, Angono, Cardona, Baras then up to Pakil, Paete and have lunch at Caliraya Lake then down Pagsangjan, Los banos South Expressway. scenic countryside. I guess you have the previlege of getting the top of the line camera and your wife gets the hand me down... I also suspect that your son just like my daughter is always eyeing your camera for a quick turnover. I am a nite person, I work better when things are quite . no phone, just music... thanks for knowing more about your family.
It must be fun watching you and your family looking for subjects to shoot. Guess who is the best photog in the family?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on April 28, 2006, 09:47:17 AM
sir john, some more questions from a super newbie...

what are your thoughts on post-processing (PP)? some people say that PP should only be used to enhance an already great picture but others say that PP is mandatory if you want great pictures (sort of relying on PP to make an otherwise "ordinary" pic into a "good" pic).

tama bang sabihin na ang magaling na photographer ay isa ring magaling na PP artist dapat?

salamat po sa pagtulong sa aming mga baguhan! madami kaming natututunan sa inyo.
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Post by: angelobryant on April 28, 2006, 09:50:43 AM
Sir john, question. You say you're using the 28-135 IS USM of canon. Do you think its sharp enough or you only use this for small prints? Or you just interpolate it to produce large images? Thanks. Planning to get one for myself. :)
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Post by: MagicEye on April 29, 2006, 12:18:01 AM
sir john, some more questions from a super newbie...

what are your thoughts on post-processing (PP)? some people say that PP should only be used to enhance an already great picture but others say that PP is mandatory if you want great pictures (sort of relying on PP to make an otherwise "ordinary" pic into a "good" pic).

tama bang sabihin na ang magaling na photographer ay isa ring magaling na PP artist dapat?

salamat po sa pagtulong sa aming mga baguhan! madami kaming natututunan sa inyo.
You know its nice to do your internet in a cozy hotel room. I am glad I came to Cebu for this lecture.  Now seriously. Having digital camera means you got to know computer manipulation... Camera n computer goes hand it hand. one can not do with out the other. You use dogital camera to capture your images and computer to download them. I for one doesnt believe that all images should be computer manipulate to become great images... NO. Like we use different filters to improved contrast or soften the images.These can be done with White Balance, Tone, Sharpness in camera... In the last seminar I gave for Canon " Motions". I present UNRETOUCHED IMAGES using Panning technique. Yes. It can be done. What you have learned so far, like selective focusing, panning shot, crazy angles, these are skills learned and use in capturing the images. The Image manipulation thru software like photoshop can improved your shots, ex... images taken on a cloudy day - can be improved by using Curves or Level... Under or Over exposure images can be save by duplicating the layer and using the "screen" or "multiply" to increase or decrease exposure. To add or lessen the contrast to specific area of the subject - using multi layer maskings. all these can be learn thru self study Photoshop Book with Tutorial Cd. Basic rule. Do what you can do in the camera better. then do what is better in computer. Ex.. If I were to shoot a car with the Mt. Mayon as the background. I would shoot the car first,and get a picture of Mt. Mayon and manipulate both the images in the computer ( Dropout the car and put Mt. Mayon in the background) that driving the car all the way to Albay and shoot the car and Mt Mayon in one shot. A good photographer shoots great images, whether shooting film or digital.. There are just more possibilities to create better result in digital ( if you know how ).
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Post by: MagicEye on April 29, 2006, 12:27:54 AM
Sir john, question. You say you're using the 28-135 IS USM of canon. Do you think its sharp enough or you only use this for small prints? Or you just interpolate it to produce large images? Thanks. Planning to get one for myself. :)
If i look back and check how many percent I used in all my lenses in the last two years.. 28-135 mm IS USM - 50 %
17-40 mm = 20%  50 mm Macro 2.8 = 10%  100 mm macro = 5 %   70 - 300 mm DO = 15 %. If there is one lens I carry, 28-135 mm,
I used that to do Billboard, shoot fast action events. aerial shoots... they are sharp. easily 20 x 30. the secret in getting good prints.. avoid cropping your images. think in advance what you need. Get as close to your subject as possible.. shoot RAW...Shoot as loe ISO as you can....Shutter speed as high as you can.... Aperture as small as you can...
Title: Re: Nite shot of MoA
Post by: MagicEye on April 29, 2006, 12:35:33 AM
I am at Marriott Hotel, preparing for my talk, I am glad for a last minute decision to request JT Photoworld to print a 30 in x 90 in metallic paper of a nite shot of MoA... it is so beautiful. it was worth the effort. The MoA people havent seen it yet, but I will be presenting this panoramic shot to the Cebu Photographers tomorrow and will share with them the technicaal info. also 4 pcs of 20 x 30 prints of Ford Everest...Tomorrow Its going to be a great day for all of us...I will mention the PiPho to the audience and encourage them to join us... goodnite. guys.
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Post by: pnoize on April 29, 2006, 07:35:13 PM
I heard nothing but positive reviews of sir John's talk here in Cebu. Too bad I wasn't able to attend, I was called to co-direct a music video for a Cebuano band. But nonetheless, the new photographers and the veterans learned a lot from MagicEye's talk.

Maybe someday, bibisitahin ko na lang si MagicEye and get to meet him personally in Manila.

Daghang Salamat sa imong pagbisita diri sa Sugbo.

Title: Re: Cebu Seminar
Post by: MagicEye on April 29, 2006, 08:24:16 PM
I am back home! what a day, I met new friends and see familiar old faces, Ted Madamba was there with his Columbia shirt and matching pants. My good friend KangKang and Albert Uy... some members  of the Images camera club too. I was able to present my portfolio, the PPoint on "Motions". Passion and profit plus challenging Assignment. I was looking forward to meeting pnoize. didnt attend.  I encourage the audience to join pipho... They were impress with the 30in x 90 in panoramic shot of MoA. done with a Canon 1Ds mk 2. I was able to discuss with some members of Canon group about the R Hidalgo idea over dinner. very encouraging response, need to explain this to the higher up for further discussion... let see...
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Post by: JC on April 30, 2006, 12:01:55 AM
welcome back sir john. and congratulations on your successful talk. again, we know you've inspired all of them again. :)
God bless you sir...  :)
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Post by: MagicEye on April 30, 2006, 02:52:20 AM
welcome back sir john. and congratulations on your successful talk. again, we know you've inspired all of them again. :)
God bless you sir...  :)

JC, I mention to the Canon people about your request. they will get in touch with  you with the week. They will be joining the PiPho too.
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Post by: renzo on April 30, 2006, 03:03:54 AM
Sir john, question. You say you're using the 28-135 IS USM of canon. Do you think its sharp enough or you only use this for small prints? Or you just interpolate it to produce large images? Thanks. Planning to get one for myself. :)
If i look back and check how many percent I used in all my lenses in the last two years.. 28-135 mm IS USM - 50 %
17-40 mm = 20%  50 mm Macro 2.8 = 10%  100 mm macro = 5 %   70 - 300 mm DO = 15 %. If there is one lens I carry, 28-135 mm,
I used that to do Billboard, shoot fast action events. aerial shoots... they are sharp. easily 20 x 30. the secret in getting good prints.. avoid cropping your images. think in advance what you need. Get as close to your subject as possible.. shoot RAW...Shoot as loe ISO as you can....Shutter speed as high as you can.... Aperture as small as you can...

Your post on your current lenses would definitely change the mindset of photographers - Paradigm shift.
This is coming from a seasoned advertising photographer.  Thank you sir John for making this revelation.
True words of wisdom....
We are honored here for taking time to answer queries and giving advice.
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Post by: wheelee on April 30, 2006, 03:05:30 AM
woooah John, it's past 3AM & still your awake, where amazed on where you get all your energy inspite of your daily hectic schedule, maybe you could share to us also your daily diet & excercise hahahaha

...for me i'm just insomaniac  :o
Title: Re: Cebu Seminar
Post by: pnoize on April 30, 2006, 07:23:44 AM
I was looking forward to meeting pnoize. didnt attend. 

Pasensya na talaga sir. It was a choice between work and something I'd like to do.  Pati nga si Ted nagtext sa akin, hinahanap ako sa launch.  Anyway, pagnauwi ako sa Manila hahanapin ko kayo.
Title: Re: Cebu Seminar
Post by: MagicEye on April 30, 2006, 09:03:19 AM
I was looking forward to meeting pnoize. didnt attend. 

Pasensya na talaga sir. It was a choice between work and something I'd like to do.  Pati nga si Ted nagtext sa akin, hinahanap ako sa launch.  Anyway, pagnauwi ako sa Manila hahanapin ko kayo.

Work first before anything else... thats what I do... thats why i always gets in to trouble with my family. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BeoR on April 30, 2006, 10:18:44 AM
Very nice discussion yesterday Sir John... I learned a lot... definitely worth my trip... even priceless... your work is something indeed... and thanks for signing my EF Lens Work book ^_^
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on April 30, 2006, 12:18:22 PM
JC, I mention to the Canon people about your request. they will get in touch with  you with the week. They will be joining the PiPho too.

thank you very much sir john...  :-*
we are all honored here everytime you promote PiPho to all photography enthusiasts and professionals. we are certainly looking forward for that dinner in your studio and also meet Canon people. on that day, i'll bring my lense book, papa-autograph lang sa inyo sir... :)

send our warmest regards to ma'am harvey and the rest of the family. God bless and happy weekend sir... :) :) :)
Title: Re: Fotograf n hobbyist
Post by: MagicEye on May 01, 2006, 09:29:43 AM
yesterday was an eventful day, as always. I have invited Fotograf to join Clicko for her fashion show at the studio (whole day)No Camera policy, she did well in assisting clicko. Suprisingly, the mother of the talent is also a hobbyist, She knew me by name and wants to apprentice after me showing the MoA and adphoto portfolio. I brought her along to shower Mali and she took pictures of her and children at play. then she complain that her skills are limited by the capabilities of her Canon PShot... then I realize this is always problem with the beginners, choosing the right camera? Here's my advise to the beginners:

A hobbyist is a person who likes photography to past the time away, to get out from his regular routine, to recharge his"battery". He is a photographer who shoots at the subjects that is close to his heart..
For the beginner - any type or brand of camera. better still borrow from friends or relatives and try to used them. Have fun and discover the joy of photography. then
If you enjoy photography then get an ENTRY LEVEL camera:
Entry level cameras are made for induced the analog users (film shooter) to shift to digital. They are reasonably priced and have basic lens kit to go with. Most of them have Programmed and Manual Mode, so you can develop your skill further as you move on.
Avoid buying the fixed mounted lens no matter how could they are...Why, because just like the lady I met, she was good in taking pictures now, she has a problem. she couldnt have other lenses to use because its not INTERCHANGEBLE.
I have nothing against the P&S nor a prosumer camera, I always carry one in my pocket, they are your Back up camera, but to be serious in pursuing your photography you will be much better off by starting with a camera that has an interchangeble lens capability.
When you are in that Entry Level, stick to as few cheap lenses as you can while honing your skill, by the time, you become a success and realize that the more expensive the lens, the better... There must be a good reason for the lens company to charge more if the lens is better, better glas component, design and their technology.. these are not important when you are just learning your skill... Invest on quality lense, because sooner or latter you will upgrade ur camera body, but your lense will remain,

Remember, Do not buy the cheapest, but what you can afford... plan ahead... make sure that the camera brand that you will choose can grow with you as you move up the ladder of success... In the Digital world, technology is an important factor to success... Good day.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: levi on May 01, 2006, 04:55:45 PM
as usual...very insightful and useful tips sir!

one thing though... i always thought for beginners its better to initially have fixed lens cameras (p&s or prosumer).. that way they are trained to be more creative and deal with the photo op using their current gear.  maximizing the features of their cameras.  "forced training"  kung baga...

i guess its just another school thought... =)

happy labor day to all! =)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 01, 2006, 06:45:19 PM
as usual...very insightful and useful tips sir!

one thing though... i always thought for beginners its better to initially have fixed lens cameras (p&s or prosumer).. that way they are trained to be more creative and deal with the photo op using their current gear.  maximizing the features of their cameras.  "forced training"  kung baga...

i guess its just another school thought... =)

happy labor day to all! =)
Levi, I absolutely agree with you, for a beginner any camera will do. you have to find out if you like photography as your hobby. Perfect example, Yesterday I met a lady who is using a Canon P&S. She has a lot of good pictures to show, and the husband gave her this camera with zoom lens from a simple point and shoot camera. I took her to the zoo and watch her frustrated in trying a close up shots of flowers or a telephoto of kids playing on the water spouts. She complains that she could not have her camera do what she want. The camera could not keep pu to the level of her skill ( she is improving ) she needs to upgrade her camera..
You can get any brand of camera you like... Learn all you can... will that brand of camera grow with you as you become more experience with your shooting technique.. as you become more " professional" will the brand meet your clients demand... most of the hobbyist have limited resources.. They must make the right choice of camera, this lady needs to give up her camera and buy a Canon 30D with several recommended Canon lens that suits her requirement... No big deal for her.. she is rich.. how about for most of us...Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm,and other DSLR cameras are in the market for us to choose. I say it again. Get an Entry Level Camera and its kits, and limit urself to these lenses and hone your skill to perfection. then when you are ready to be a professional. Upgrade and use your entry level camera as a back up camera... star investing on quality lenses because they will remain as your basic tool as you climb up the ladder to success. Prosumer and Point&Shot cameras are for hobbyists. they are great cameras to a point. When you outgrow them, thats where the problem begin. Having many lenses doesnt make you a better photographer. practice and experiment will. even with only one lens.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 02, 2006, 01:28:29 AM
Levi, I absolutely agree with you, for a beginner any camera will do. you have to find out if you like photography as your hobby. Perfect example, Yesterday I met a lady who is using a Canon P&S. She has a lot of good pictures to show, and the husband gave her this camera with zoom lens from a simple point and shoot camera. I took her to the zoo and watch her frustrated in trying a close up shots of flowers or a telephoto of kids playing on the water spouts. She complains that she could not have her camera do what she want. The camera could not keep pu to the level of her skill ( she is improving ) she needs to upgrade her camera..
You can get any brand of camera you like... Learn all you can... will that brand of camera grow with you as you become more experience with your shooting technique.. as you become more " professional" will the brand meet your clients demand... most of the hobbyist have limited resources.. They must make the right choice of camera, this lady needs to give up her camera and buy a Canon 30D with several recommended Canon lens that suits her requirement... No big deal for her.. she is rich.. how about for most of us...Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm,and other DSLR cameras are in the market for us to choose. I say it again. Get an Entry Level Camera and its kits, and limit urself to these lenses and hone your skill to perfection. then when you are ready to be a professional. Upgrade and use your entry level camera as a back up camera... star investing on quality lenses because they will remain as your basic tool as you climb up the ladder to success. Prosumer and Point&Shot cameras are for hobbyists. they are great cameras to a point. When you outgrow them, thats where the problem begin. Having many lenses doesnt make you a better photographer. practice and experiment will. even with only one lens.

very helpful tips for me sir john... exactly what i have experienced. hopefully, that 30D will be in my hands this week... :D and yes, i'm planning to start with the kit lens first... with my experienced from a prosumer (canon S2 IS) camera (which is very versatile and great great prosumer camera), i know what i like (specific type of photography) to hone my skills now which made me plan to get the 30D. hopefully, it will help me go up a step higher in terms of producing good shots. but still, i'm planning to keep my S2 IS, this one is really for keeps... still so inlove with it... :D
i agree with you sir, start small, then as your skills go up, upgrade. when another skill is gained and the camera limits it, upgrade again. until such time, like you said, going "professional" na. sabi nga nila, "little by little"... :) God bless sir...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on May 02, 2006, 04:48:36 AM
wow JC - i am excited to see your beautiful pics from your brand new camera.  :) 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 02, 2006, 06:57:00 AM
wow JC - i am excited to see your beautiful pics from your brand new camera.  :) 
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Called Junar of Canon, check the price around, see which offer the best price, if the price is the same, maybe you get more freebees from him, he promise me he will do something about it for you. I requested that he be a member of this forum too.When you get your "toy". read the manual learn them by heart. let the camera be a part of your body, just like drving a car, you can drive while talking to your friends or even txting... then practice, practice and practice... your goal, a few keepers out of every Gs...Good luck to your new toy and enjoy shooting..
Title: Re: P&S other other prosumer cameras
Post by: MagicEye on May 02, 2006, 09:53:39 AM
Friends, I donot discourage you to have a P&S cameras, I have one. Sony W1 my wife has Sony W17. they are great cameras, and handy too. If youre doing great in your career. Thats OK, pick up photography as your hobby, it might even help you improved your skill or sales too. Real Estate.. Shoot and sell. Lawyers
shoot and tell... Architects. shoot and show... Photography is one hell of a medium that can adapt to what ever your profession to be... name it, photography is there to help you. My point of encouraging beginners to choose a camera system that can grow with them is for them to avoid replacing their P&S cameras once they have improve their skills, and is limited by the capabilities of the P&S cameras. IF you are just a hobbyists, there is no problem. even a film camera will do. Enjoy your hobby, remember a camera is just a tool, the important factor is the guy behind the camera...even a Cellphone camera will do! John
Title: Re: Winners of Boat race Prizes:
Post by: MagicEye on May 02, 2006, 10:01:05 AM
we need to give a prize to the muscle breaking winners.

Option one, A pre prod meeting how to improved Ali MAll facade shoot at 4:30 pm Thursday then gets a treat to LAZYBOy cinema at Gateway " SEntinel" at 6pm. and dinner.

Option two: still thinking. I have a car shoot tomorrow but NO CAMERA policy apply and subject to client approval.

Option three. Nude ( strongly objected by my wifey) so scratch.

Option four: still thinking pa.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: wheelee on May 02, 2006, 10:11:24 AM
....o yung mga nanalo sa boat race @ the zoo prepare yourselves ;)

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Option four: still thinking pa.

mmm photo shoot @ hk disney hehehe (KKB)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 02, 2006, 10:13:52 AM
Called Junar of Canon, check the price around, see which offer the best price, if the price is the same, maybe you get more freebees from him, he promise me he will do something about it for you. I requested that he be a member of this forum too.When you get your "toy". read the manual learn them by heart. let the camera be a part of your body, just like drving a car, you can drive while talking to your friends or even txting... then practice, practice and practice... your goal, a few keepers out of every Gs...Good luck to your new toy and enjoy shooting..
wow! thanks sir john... yes, practice and practice and practice. that's the good side about digital, walang film na masasayang (and i'm taking advantage of it. :D ). precisely sir, very very good point... making the camera as part of your body (just like a car), it's like second to your skin... i treat my camera as my wifey too (since i'm still single... hehe) ;D

another wow! congratulations again to the winners of boat race... daming options ah... to the winners: guys, go for option 1 na. :D :D :D

thanks again sir john... God bless you... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BORJ on May 04, 2006, 08:49:30 AM
@ Magic Eye
-----------> Maestro, tanong lang po. how do you take a photo of paintings? i mean if i am using strobe lights, how will i position my strobe? right in front of the painting ba? will one strobe enough? what if the painting is made of oil paint? for sure magrereflect yun diba? how do i get rid of the reflection? another thing, what lens is good to use? i got a 28-135mm lens is that enough? or i need a 50mm fix para walang distortion? excuse my ignorance sir... and thanks so much in advance...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gion on May 04, 2006, 11:17:34 AM
hello po sir magic eye!

i didn't know that kayo po pala si MR. John Chua.  :-\

thanks po talaga ng marami sa lahat ng "priceless" replies nyo sa mga postings ko.  :D

sir gusto ko lang po malaman yung opinion nyo.

don't have enough experiences yet in photography but serious to really be involved in this industry.  my nagsa-suggest na entry level DSLR na ang bilhin ko kung ganun din lang. but di po kaya ng budget that's why i'm planning to buy a Canon S2 IS. okay lang po ba yun?  :'(

may apperture control po ba ito?  :-[
 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on May 04, 2006, 12:14:15 PM
gion, the s2is has full manual controls also. pwede din shutter priority or aperture priority modes. the zoom will give you amazing range to practice your shots. try to pm danielg also. he uses a canon s2is now after he sold all his dslr gear.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 04, 2006, 05:30:30 PM
@ Magic Eye
-----------> Maestro, tanong lang po. how do you take a photo of paintings? i mean if i am using strobe lights, how will i position my strobe? right in front of the painting ba? will one strobe enough? what if the painting is made of oil paint? for sure magrereflect yun diba? how do i get rid of the reflection? another thing, what lens is good to use? i got a 28-135mm lens is that enough? or i need a 50mm fix para walang distortion? excuse my ignorance sir... and thanks so much in advance...
Rule no.1 - Do not look for the things that you do not have. Make do of what you have.
First. paintings are hard to shoot. Try using 2 lights ( puede tungsten light, try flourence lamps too) place the painting diagonally. para each of the light will be at the corner of the painting so to minimize the reflection of the lights. Continuious light helps kasi makikita mo kagad ang mga reflections sa painting. White balance mo na lang. Use tripod, low shutter, smaller aperture. The 28-135mm puede, shoot within the 60-100 mm para no vinetting at the corners. Improve your reproduction thru photoshop.

Professionally done, we have macro lens then we attached polarized films to the light source, rotate individual polarize film so to make sure their angles are parallel to the polarizing filter that is attached to thee camera lens. Absolutely no reflection on the oil painting.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BORJ on May 04, 2006, 06:18:16 PM

maraming maraming salamat maestro!
i got two strobe lights so pwede ko try muna before shooting for the client.
thanks so much maestro, lakingtulong nito.

 :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 04, 2006, 06:38:29 PM
to: Magic Eye

Sir question lang po, right now i have a D70s with kit lens.. may mga nababasa akong mga reviews about the kit lens na may backfocus sya.. is it with the lens? or sa focus point? medyo bago lang ako sa nikon.. im a former canon user kse.. ;D

is there a way na ma-solve or maiwasan ang pag-backfocus? i understand kse na meron din kayong mga nikon system sa studio, kaya i know masasagot nyo itong post ko.. :D

Tnx in advance!
Never had any problem with backfocus since I start using Nikon BECAUSE I dont know anything about Backfocus and it doesnot affect my images. Ngayon ko lang na dinig iyan, pag hindi maganda ang kuha mo, lahat ng dahilan alam mo.   :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on May 04, 2006, 06:45:38 PM
sent you a private message sir :)
Title: Re: my last posting
Post by: MagicEye on May 04, 2006, 07:34:05 PM
I have learned so much from this Forum, my first encounter in the internet. thats to show you old dog can learn new trick. But I feel not right expressing my thoughts in this medium, so I will move on. The proposal on the R.Hidalgo Photography Center is now moving, we got the right connection and we are going to make the dream come true. I will work hard. we had some fun, Mangarap ka... libre ito, one day soon, if you see me driving a Ford Everest, you know it starts as a joke in this forum, I would like to thank Tekgik for bending the rules for an old dog like me, JC ever loyal fan reading all the posting I made... Borj - still trying hard to be my assistant but hindi makalusot kay mrs.. Ocninon, nakakataba ng puso ang mga pinopost mo. kapitan88 for helping me out and the rest of the gang.
Let me tell you an incident 3 days ago... the mother of a talent came and ask me if she could apprentice with me. I politely said no. but ask her to write me in 50 words why I should take her as my apprentice. True enough next day,I received her email stating why I should take her... The last time I got an assistant was 10 years ago... A Burmese by the name of Zaw Min Yaw... after six months he become an advertising photographer. Today, I feel challenged by this successful business lady... I invited her yesterday to join in my shoot... Suprised she said she would come, more suprised!!!! she came with two personal assistants to run her business matter while she listen and assist me during my shoot. I saw her with a Canon P&S camera. I told her to change her camera system to EOS Canon 30D with complete L lenses.
Mangarap ka... libre naman.. ika nga...What if I challenge her, that I can make her to be the best lady photographer in town in six months. Can she help me be a millionaire in six months too. Puede... tingnan natin kung sino ang matatalo. siya o ako.... Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat... John Chua @ MagicEye
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: BORJ on May 04, 2006, 07:55:19 PM

ay?
like last na ito?
kakalungkot... pero sabi nga. life has to move on
thanks so much sa lahat, lahat sir.
sayang... pumayag na mrs ko pa naman... hehehe

pero maestro,
sa uulitin, isasama ko na sa libingan ang ala-alang naging nakasama kita kahit isang araw lang.

maraming maraming salamat MAESTRO...


Title: Re: my last posting
Post by: clicko on May 04, 2006, 08:29:10 PM
I have learned so much from this Forum, my first encounter in the internet. thats to show you old dog can learn new trick. But I feel not right expressing my thoughts in this medium, so I will move on. The proposal on the R.Hidalgo Photography Center is now moving, we got the right connection and we are going to make the dream come true. I will work hard. we had some fun, Mangarap ka... libre ito, one day soon, if you see me driving a Ford Everest, you know it starts as a joke in this forum, I would like to thank Tekgik for bending the rules for an old dog like me, JC ever loyal fan reading all the posting I made... Borj - still trying hard to be my assistant but hindi makalusot kay mrs.. Ocninon, nakakataba ng puso ang mga pinopost mo. kapitan88 for helping me out and the rest of the gang.
Let me tell you an incident 3 days ago... the mother of a talent came and ask me if she could apprentice with me. I politely said no. but ask her to write me in 50 words why I should take her as my apprentice. True enough next day,I received her email stating why I should take her... The last time I got an assistant was 10 years ago... A Burmese by the name of Zaw Min Yaw... after six months he become an advertising photographer. Today, I feel challenged by this successful business lady... I invited her yesterday to join in my shoot... Suprised she said she would come, more suprised!!!! she came with two personal assistants to run her business matter while she listen and assist me during my shoot. I saw her with a Canon P&S camera. I told her to change her camera system to EOS Canon 30D with complete L lenses.
Mangarap ka... libre naman.. ika nga...What if I challenge her, that I can make her to be the best lady photographer in town in six months. Can she help me be a millionaire in six months too. Puede... tingnan natin kung sino ang matatalo. siya o ako.... Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat... John Chua @ MagicEye

I can't believe this........ Oh well, I know you'll be reading this still.... Sayang Sir, You inspire a lot of people, you should spare time
kahit konti with the group pa rin. i myself do not even reply at times nor do my comment but still I do enjoy reading
whats new with the group..........Hope to read more stories!............. Let's add your title to - "my last posting for today".... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 04, 2006, 08:48:10 PM
... ay last post na?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: shutter on May 04, 2006, 09:56:11 PM
sayang naman po, pero marami po kami natutunan sa inyo not only how to use our camera but how we can enhance our skills and our passion in photography, pero sir alam namin na andyan ka lang looking paminsan minsan (sana po  ;) ) dito. Sir thank you po
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on May 04, 2006, 10:01:08 PM
All good things come to an end.  This is the best 22 page thread in this forum.
i hope you will still visit and make a  few post every now and then if time permits. Kahit hindi na Q&A which is tedious and time consuming on your part.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Don.C on May 05, 2006, 12:57:23 AM
huh  ??? anong nangyari?? bakit?? nakakapanghinayang... ikaw ang isa sa magandang nangyari sa porum na ito at ikaw ay ikanararangal namin at naging kasama ka namin ... marami kaming natutununan sayo di lamang sa larangan ng pagkuha kundi ang paghahalalaga bilang isang litratista, ang pagpapahalaga sa pamilya at ang pagbahagi sa iyong nalalaman bilang isang litratista... ikaw ang nagbigay sa amin ng ibang pananaw o makabagong pananaw sa larangan ng pagkuha...... (mangarap ka.......)

Muli maestro John Chua@Magiceye at sa pamilya Chua maraming maraming salamat.................  :)
Nandito lang ako at kami handang tumulong sa pangarap na Hidalgo dreams........

mangarap mangarap mangararap......
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on May 05, 2006, 09:48:01 AM
In my short stay here in pipho, the first and only EB i ever attended as of now was the zoo EB (with matching permission from my wifey), and thats because of you. Thank you very much for inspiring me and my fellow piphols. More power to you and your family!  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on May 05, 2006, 11:53:54 AM
sir john,

lagi kong inaabangan mga posts mo dito.  ITs not only because i learn photography stuffs from you, but also about life.  I will always look up to you sir.  thanks sa yo and kay maam harvey.  thanks po sa mga nai-share at naituro nyo sa amin.  esp sa pag tour sa akin dyan sa studio nyo.  again sir, if i can be of help sayo, just pm me. puntahan kita agad (neighbor lang tayo).  good luck and thanks
Title: Re: Winners of Boat race Prizes:
Post by: Tarsier on May 05, 2006, 01:23:34 PM
we need to give a prize to the muscle breaking winners.

Option one, A pre prod meeting how to improved Ali MAll facade shoot at 4:30 pm Thursday then gets a treat to LAZYBOy cinema at Gateway " SEntinel" at 6pm. and dinner.

Option two: still thinking. I have a car shoot tomorrow but NO CAMERA policy apply and subject to client approval.

Option three. Nude ( strongly objected by my wifey) so scratch.

Option four: still thinking pa.

Sir John,

Sayang, ok na sana yung Option 1 kaya lang tapos na, late na naman ako nakabasa ng prize options. Parang wala naman atang nag claim sa mga winners ah....o ako lang di nakasama. Please advice na lang ulit regarding the prize....Thanks again. Sir, baka may extra Canon Lens book pa kayo, baka puedeng maka score ng isa.  ;)

Tarsier.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on May 05, 2006, 02:29:32 PM
I guess this is the time na nga na moving on na ng ating pinaka mabait at magaling na photographer ng Pilipinas i remember his PM with me na he will move on after some time and nadinig ko din ito nung manila zoo meet.


Mr John Chua, Mrs Harvey Chua & Family, we will cherish the time you spent with us, this will be a memory that will not be erased in our hearts & minds. We will do the best to uphold and uplift the Photography industry.

Sir if you got some free time again just post it here on the most important thread posted in PiPho's history.


Thank you very much and God bless you always.
Title: Hmmm...
Post by: random on May 05, 2006, 02:51:34 PM
Sir John: I didn't know you're known as a sports photographer din pala, I always thought you were more of a commercial/studio photographer (well, at least, that's how you were always introduced at the FPPF workshops & as Photoworldcup judge ;D ).

By the way, I noticed from the posters at the Canon booth during the last PWM that you're now using Canons, did they sponsor you in any way? I'm just curious because just a year ago at the FPPF art chamber you were showing us your new Fuji Finepix S3Pro (I remember you said you bought 3 of those). Do you still get to use it, and is it really too slow for non-studio work?  ::) What happened to your substantial investment in Nikkor glass?  ??? How about your old Kodak DCS SLRs?  :P

Lastly, do you still get to wear a "bahag" whenever you visit Banaue? Hehe  :D
Title: Re: Hmmm...
Post by: gpx4 on May 05, 2006, 10:21:50 PM
These are the questions that make a great man move on. ??? ???

Sir John: I didn't know you're known as a sports photographer din pala, I always thought you were more of a commercial/studio photographer (well, at least, that's how you were always introduced at the FPPF workshops & as Photoworldcup judge ;D ).

By the way, I noticed from the posters at the Canon booth during the last PWM that you're now using Canons, did they sponsor you in any way? I'm just curious because just a year ago at the FPPF art chamber you were showing us your new Fuji Finepix S3Pro (I remember you said you bought 3 of those). Do you still get to use it, and is it really too slow for non-studio work?  ::) What happened to your substantial investment in Nikkor glass?  ??? How about your old Kodak DCS SLRs?  :P

Lastly, do you still get to wear a "bahag" whenever you visit Banaue? Hehe  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jasondeg on May 06, 2006, 02:34:37 AM
Sir Tekgik,

Maybe you could sticky this thread so that we could refer to it from time to time. There are a lot of priceless bits of wisdom here, not only about photography but life in general, and sayang naman if this gets buried.

Suggestion lang naman po :)

Thanks 8)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: netsektor on May 06, 2006, 04:19:46 AM
Took me an hour or so reading from page 1 to 23 pero it's all worth it!

More power to Mr. Chua and family and to AdPhoto.
Title: Re: my last posting
Post by: JC on May 06, 2006, 06:02:54 PM
I have learned so much from this Forum, my first encounter in the internet. thats to show you old dog can learn new trick. But I feel not right expressing my thoughts in this medium, so I will move on. The proposal on the R.Hidalgo Photography Center is now moving, we got the right connection and we are going to make the dream come true. I will work hard. we had some fun, Mangarap ka... libre ito, one day soon, if you see me driving a Ford Everest, you know it starts as a joke in this forum, I would like to thank Tekgik for bending the rules for an old dog like me, JC ever loyal fan reading all the posting I made... Borj - still trying hard to be my assistant but hindi makalusot kay mrs.. Ocninon, nakakataba ng puso ang mga pinopost mo. kapitan88 for helping me out and the rest of the gang.
Let me tell you an incident 3 days ago... the mother of a talent came and ask me if she could apprentice with me. I politely said no. but ask her to write me in 50 words why I should take her as my apprentice. True enough next day,I received her email stating why I should take her... The last time I got an assistant was 10 years ago... A Burmese by the name of Zaw Min Yaw... after six months he become an advertising photographer. Today, I feel challenged by this successful business lady... I invited her yesterday to join in my shoot... Suprised she said she would come, more suprised!!!! she came with two personal assistants to run her business matter while she listen and assist me during my shoot. I saw her with a Canon P&S camera. I told her to change her camera system to EOS Canon 30D with complete L lenses.
Mangarap ka... libre naman.. ika nga...What if I challenge her, that I can make her to be the best lady photographer in town in six months. Can she help me be a millionaire in six months too. Puede... tingnan natin kung sino ang matatalo. siya o ako.... Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat... John Chua @ MagicEye

sir john, just reading this post, para naman akong kinurot sa puso...  :'(
if i wasn't in the middle of mrt (at ipit na ipit ng tao) last friday morning i'll shake hands again with you... (i saw you in mrt with two plugs in your ears)... i can't help but said to my friend, "that's sir john chua, a great man. i can't believe how you comfortably leaning near the door of mrt while listening to your favorite music inspite of the crowed train... and i see you in different shadows passing in your face... and i just said, you were truly blessed and truly a blessing to others sir...  :)
i don't believe it'll be your last post here sir john... we all believed in your dream, we shared that dream. maybe for now, it'll be the last post (and to this thread only), but we still believed, you will be with us a long long way to make our dreams a reality. you guided as with your wisdoms, and that wisdoms will be our source of strenght. your passion is our passion...  :)
just been to canon and talked to junar, and we both highly talk of you... you can't leave your sons and daughters here sir di ba?  ;)
still, my daily prayers to you and your family... kindly send again my warmest regards to ma'am harvey and the rest of the family... God bless you always...  :) :) :)
until then...  :)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gion on May 06, 2006, 10:51:51 PM
gion, the s2is has full manual controls also. pwede din shutter priority or aperture priority modes. the zoom will give you amazing range to practice your shots. try to pm danielg also. he uses a canon s2is now after he sold all his dslr gear.

thanks!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: random on May 07, 2006, 06:50:32 PM
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These are the questions that make a great man move on.

Duh, maraming elibs na noobs ah...
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Post by: gpx4 on May 07, 2006, 10:50:40 PM
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These are the questions that make a great man move on.

Duh, maraming elibs na noobs ah...

random, wag ka mainsecure. Elibs din kami sayo. :-\ :-\


Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: wreckless on May 08, 2006, 03:48:07 PM
too bad that i missed Piphols' encounter with Mr John Chua and his family.

I'm truly inspired by this thread..
I wish I could see the pictures he mentioned in this thread..
His trip up north was magnificent... Vigan, Laoag, Pagudpud, Cagayan, Banaue..
I did that route last year.
That trip of mine pushed me to buy a DSLR, a Nikon D70.
I went to Boracay, Iloilo, Guimaras, Puerto Galera the year before.
Took pictures(snapshots) using my Sony DSC-P8.
And while Mr Chua was on a 4x4 Everest, I was on a trip down south..the route he also mentioned in this thread .. Quezon, Bicol, Sorsogon, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol and back.
Of course, I have a lot of "snapshots" .. when I get the chance, I shall choose "photos" from those snapshots.

I shall keep in the learnings from this thread on my trip next year.
I hope to see more threads like this, especially from the "masters" here.  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: russelcp on May 08, 2006, 07:40:00 PM
Thank you sir John for the photo-op at the Makati Day Parade.
(http://www.geocities.com/russelcp/pics/withthemaster1.jpg)
 My meeting with sir John was less than two minutes, but I was moved. The mere presence of Master John inspired me to take more photos and be more creative. It was great seeing you sir on the field, shooting.
(http://www.geocities.com/russelcp/pics/masteratwork.jpg)
Again, thank you sir. :)


Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: random on May 08, 2006, 08:59:07 PM
@gpx4: Mas idol pa rin kita, Nobel prize winner ka rin diba?  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on May 09, 2006, 10:31:49 AM
@gpx4: Mas idol pa rin kita, Nobel prize winner ka rin diba?  :D

@random sorry noobs lang, hindi nobel. ikaw lang yun. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kimayong on May 10, 2006, 10:05:43 PM
Too bad. I miss this tread.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on May 11, 2006, 09:09:00 AM
na mi-miss ko yung wisdom na share dito ni sir john
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on May 11, 2006, 10:35:15 AM
na mi-miss ko yung wisdom na share dito ni sir john

Do not worry, I met with him, he is just busy setting up the committee para matuloy na iyong dream project natin. R Hidalgo Photography Center. He is just talking to various camera companies and once he set the ball rolling, he promise he will join us again in this forum.
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Post by: eos_kiss on May 11, 2006, 01:17:19 PM
Wow!!! I just saw Sir John last Sunday at the FPPF Basic Workshop in Intramuros and he gave us a short story on how he got started on photography, and he really inspired me to be more patient with this craft. Great guy!!!! I hope he'll have another Manila Zoo thing going on again in the future ;D
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Post by: kapitan88 on May 11, 2006, 02:04:17 PM
That's nice to hear Gnie.  we'll just be here for any updates.

na mi-miss ko yung wisdom na share dito ni sir john

Do not worry, I met with him, he is just busy setting up the committee para matuloy na iyong dream project natin. R Hidalgo Photography Center. He is just talking to various camera companies and once he set the ball rolling, he promise he will join us again in this forum.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 11, 2006, 02:14:57 PM
Do not worry, I met with him, he is just busy setting up the committee para matuloy na iyong dream project natin. R Hidalgo Photography Center. He is just talking to various camera companies and once he set the ball rolling, he promise he will join us again in this forum.

kakahiya dito sa office. naluha naman ako sa tuwa nung mabasa ko ito. thank you ma'am for the update... i miss sir john too... he and the family is included everyday in my prayers...
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Post by: gpx4 on May 12, 2006, 11:13:13 AM

kakahiya dito sa office. naluha naman ako sa tuwa nung mabasa ko ito. thank you ma'am for the update... i miss sir john too... he and the family is included everyday in my prayers...

JC wag ka na umiyak. He is still here with us. His wisdom will always  be in hearts. Open your eyes and you will see that the magic is still here. ;) ;)
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Post by: iceden on May 12, 2006, 11:46:52 PM
hmmmmm............ im glad i found this thread. and read it all from page one to the last message. very very inspiring stories by Sir John... thanks you sir sa stories kahit hindi ako nakapaginteract with you from your time being here... i hope to catch you again when you're back... nakakainspire po kayo... not only in photography but with life in general..   :)
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Post by: random on May 15, 2006, 05:38:17 AM
@gpx4: Mas idol pa rin kita, Nobel prize winner ka rin diba?  :D

@random sorry noobs lang, hindi nobel. ikaw lang yun. :)

Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Just so we're clear, what exactly in my original post compelled you to make that bizarre reply?  ::)
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Post by: clicko on May 15, 2006, 09:12:36 AM
@gpx4: Mas idol pa rin kita, Nobel prize winner ka rin diba?  :D

@random sorry noobs lang, hindi nobel. ikaw lang yun. :)

Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Just so we're clear, what exactly in my original post compelled you to make that bizarre reply?  ::)

No fighting, boys. maybe little misinterpretation only, peace.. baka joke lang. mahirap talaga pag sinusulat kaysa nagsasalita. walang emotion kasi ang letra hindi katulad ng litrato :o
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Post by: gpx4 on May 15, 2006, 11:33:41 AM
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Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Just so we're clear, what exactly in my original post compelled you to make that bizarre reply?  ::)


@Mods – Sorry, medyo OT na ito, I hate to end this beautiful thread with a sour note.  But here is my last and final reply to @random.

Sorry for my bizarre reply, but since you asked why, I will oblige.

March 13 post by random at www.pinoyphotography.org
Kuwestiyon, sorry if this has been answered before, but why do we need to register twice, one for the forum and another for the frontpage/portal? ??? Also, is the idea for the portal taken from pinoyphoto.com, which had a portal similar to the one newly-built for this site and an Invision-powered forum like the one used in the old pinoyphotography.org site? Also, what happened to that topic discussing the "other" site (entitled, IIRC: 'A Case of Deja Vu"), why did it disappear? I was meaning to post a reply to that topic after somebody brought up the FPPF. I hope there is no "forum-rivalry" of sorts going on that I'm not aware of. Curious lang po, sorry if nang-iintriga na ako, hehe. TIA  ;)


Intriga? di naman siguro.

March 17 post by random at www.pinoyphoto.com
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Hello world biggrin.gif. Hey mgd, I recognized your nick from the other board wink.gif . I got somewhat frustrated with the frequent downtimes, changing URLs (s7.invisionfree.com/pipho, pinoyphotographer.net, pinoyphotography.org, ad nauseam... blink.gif ), multiple logins, confusing new board interface (or maybe I just got used too much on Invision-powered boards being used for many other forums I go to laugh.gif), etc. going on there dry.gif .

Interestingly, the pipho.org site now has a new "portal" similar to this one ph34r.gif. Portals, URL names... I don't wanna speculate on who used what first tongue.gif. I just hope that this board has more FPPF Basic/Advanced/Digital grads than the other one. I remember starting a thread there about it and got 3 or 4 replies, haha laugh.gif. Maybe there are more lurking around or they're just too busy taking pictures and improving their craft rather than waste time increasing their post counts wacko.gif.

I hope to see more activity here soon smile.gif .


Intriga? hhmm.

March 28 post by randon at www.pinoyphotography.org

You want something eerily similar? Go here: [url]http://www.pinoyphoto.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.pinoyphoto.com/[/url])  :D You be the judge as to who first started what...   :P

I go there when this site is down, which has happened fairly often lately...  ???


What does your sarcastic remarks means? Can you explain it to us?


Intriga? You be the judge.

Sir John: I didn't know you're known as a sports photographer din pala, I always thought you were more of a commercial/studio photographer (well, at least, that's how you were always introduced at the FPPF workshops & as Photoworldcup judge ;D ).

By the way, I noticed from the posters at the Canon booth during the last PWM that you're now using Canons, did they sponsor you in any way? I'm just curious because just a year ago at the FPPF art chamber you were showing us your new Fuji Finepix S3Pro (I remember you said you bought 3 of those). Do you still get to use it, and is it really too slow for non-studio work?  ::) What happened to your substantial investment in Nikkor glass?  ??? How about your old Kodak DCS SLRs?  :P

Lastly, do you still get to wear a "bahag" whenever you visit Banaue? Hehe  :D


If you backtrack a bit, Magiceye said in his post he will move on and it will be his last post in this thread. Your post with 5 successive questions in a row was somewhat intriguing, if not rude.  I don't know if you know magiceye personally, but asking a professional photographer with his reputation these questions seem unethical in a public forum.

Duh, maraming elibs na noobs ah...


So i guess with this reply you were ridiculing us newbie’s (and maybe even magiceye himself) for admiring a pro like John Chua.

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Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Luhod? Samba?  ??? ??? ??? Who do you think you are, GOD? Kahit si Bill Gates o si Alfred Nobel ka pa hindi ako luluhod sayo!  :'(
Title: Re:I am back with a dream
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 05:05:32 PM
I am back with a dream to make R. Hidalgo, a photography center and now lets all work together to make it a reality. I am proud and happy that FPPF has accepted this proposal as one of the major project of the year that would benefit hundreds of photographers and bring the level of the photo industry higher.
I have spent quite some time in doing all the preparations and initial contacts with the big companies that could help us:

What do we envision: R.Hidalgo Photography Center of the Philippines

No Vehicle Zone along R. Hidalgo
Authorized Camera Service center of major camera brands Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma
Venues for Free lectures and product demostration sponsored by companies
Photo Galleries of Fine Art Photography - where anyone can have their prints displayed and for sale
Outdoor Cafe and Internet
Photo exhibit by various camera clubs
Seminars on different photographic fields on second floors
Monthly activities sponsored by Companies
Product Launching and demostration
EBs over cup of coffee
and many more...

There is a saying, a long journey starts with the first step.... I bet you this will be short... before christmas, we will have a bottle of champaign to celebrate.

Let all work together and pray to God, let in happen in our lifetime...
Title: Re:I am back with a dream
Post by: quixilver on May 15, 2006, 05:08:04 PM
I am back with a dream to make R. Hidalgo, a photography center and now lets all work together to make it a reality. I am proud and happy that FPPF has accepted this proposal as one of the major project of the year that would benefit hundreds of photographers and bring the level of the photo industry higher.
I have spent quite some time in doing all the preparations and initial contacts with the big companies that could help us:

What do we envision: R.Hidalgo Photography Center of the Philippines

No Vehicle Zone along R. Hidalgo
Authorized Camera Service center of major camera brands Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma
Venues for Free lectures and product demostration sponsored by companies
Photo Galleries of Fine Art Photography - where anyone can have their prints displayed and for sale
Outdoor Cafe and Internet
Photo exhibit by various camera clubs
Seminars on different photographic fields on second floors
Monthly activities sponsored by Companies
Product Launching and demostration
EBs over cup of coffee
and many more...

There is a saying, a long journey starts with the first step.... I bet you this will be short... before christmas, we will have a bottle of champaign to celebrate.

Let all work together and pray to God, let in happen in our lifetime...

woohoo! welcome sir john!

let us know what we can contribute in this very good endeavor

mabuhay po kayo :)
Title: Re: I am back with a Dream
Post by: renzo on May 15, 2006, 05:13:44 PM
Welcome back sir John.
Your vision is an inspiration to all photographers.
We share your dream and hope that this Hidalgo Photography Center would come to fruition  ;D ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on May 15, 2006, 05:22:32 PM
welcome back sir john! with the enthusiasm of pinoy photogs and your guidance, i'm confident that this dream of yours will turn into reality within 2006.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: elr on May 15, 2006, 05:25:26 PM
Welcome back Sir John!  :) I knew it! You were working on something good for everybody that's why you left us for quite sometime.  :)  Anyway, balik ang ligaya.  Thank you very much Sir ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on May 15, 2006, 05:43:37 PM
Sabi na eh! Magiceye seems to be so busy going out and talking to people about Hidalgo - Rain or shine he goes out with his bike and zoooooom!. At first I thought he's shopping for new lenses....Looks like the boss is dreaming again :)
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Post by: clicko on May 15, 2006, 05:48:00 PM
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Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Just so we're clear, what exactly in my original post compelled you to make that bizarre reply?  ::)


@Mods – Sorry, medyo OT na ito, I hate to end this beautiful thread with a sour note.  But here is my last and final reply to @random.

Sorry for my bizarre reply, but since you asked why, I will oblige.

March 13 post by random at [url=http://www.pinoyphotography.org]www.pinoyphotography.org[/url]
Kuwestiyon, sorry if this has been answered before, but why do we need to register twice, one for the forum and another for the frontpage/portal? ??? Also, is the idea for the portal taken from pinoyphoto.com, which had a portal similar to the one newly-built for this site and an Invision-powered forum like the one used in the old pinoyphotography.org site? Also, what happened to that topic discussing the "other" site (entitled, IIRC: 'A Case of Deja Vu"), why did it disappear? I was meaning to post a reply to that topic after somebody brought up the FPPF. I hope there is no "forum-rivalry" of sorts going on that I'm not aware of. Curious lang po, sorry if nang-iintriga na ako, hehe. TIA  ;)


Intriga? di naman siguro.

March 17 post by random at [url=http://www.pinoyphoto.com]www.pinoyphoto.com[/url]
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Hello world biggrin.gif. Hey mgd, I recognized your nick from the other board wink.gif . I got somewhat frustrated with the frequent downtimes, changing URLs (s7.invisionfree.com/pipho, pinoyphotographer.net, pinoyphotography.org, ad nauseam... blink.gif ), multiple logins, confusing new board interface (or maybe I just got used too much on Invision-powered boards being used for many other forums I go to laugh.gif), etc. going on there dry.gif .

Interestingly, the pipho.org site now has a new "portal" similar to this one ph34r.gif. Portals, URL names... I don't wanna speculate on who used what first tongue.gif. I just hope that this board has more FPPF Basic/Advanced/Digital grads than the other one. I remember starting a thread there about it and got 3 or 4 replies, haha laugh.gif. Maybe there are more lurking around or they're just too busy taking pictures and improving their craft rather than waste time increasing their post counts wacko.gif.

I hope to see more activity here soon smile.gif .


Intriga? hhmm.

March 28 post by randon at [url=http://www.pinoyphotography.org]www.pinoyphotography.org[/url]

You want something eerily similar? Go here: [url]http://www.pinoyphoto.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.pinoyphoto.com/[/url])  :D You be the judge as to who first started what...   :P

I go there when this site is down, which has happened fairly often lately...  ???


What does your sarcastic remarks means? Can you explain it to us?


Intriga? You be the judge.

Sir John: I didn't know you're known as a sports photographer din pala, I always thought you were more of a commercial/studio photographer (well, at least, that's how you were always introduced at the FPPF workshops & as Photoworldcup judge ;D ).

By the way, I noticed from the posters at the Canon booth during the last PWM that you're now using Canons, did they sponsor you in any way? I'm just curious because just a year ago at the FPPF art chamber you were showing us your new Fuji Finepix S3Pro (I remember you said you bought 3 of those). Do you still get to use it, and is it really too slow for non-studio work?  ::) What happened to your substantial investment in Nikkor glass?  ??? How about your old Kodak DCS SLRs?  :P

Lastly, do you still get to wear a "bahag" whenever you visit Banaue? Hehe  :D


If you backtrack a bit, Magiceye said in his post he will move on and it will be his last post in this thread. Your post with 5 successive questions in a row was somewhat intriguing, if not rude.  I don't know if you know magiceye personally, but asking a professional photographer with his reputation these questions seem unethical in a public forum.

Duh, maraming elibs na noobs ah...


So i guess with this reply you were ridiculing us newbie’s (and maybe even magiceye himself) for admiring a pro like John Chua.

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Ah ganun pala eh, sige tama na daldal, lumuhod at sumamba na.  :P

Luhod? Samba?  ??? ??? ??? Who do you think you are, GOD? Kahit si Bill Gates o si Alfred Nobel ka pa hindi ako luluhod sayo!  :'(



Aaaaaay....away?? ayaw ko yan.......  :o
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: altis on May 15, 2006, 05:51:59 PM
kung sino man ang nag-aaway dyan... pls lang... tama na.. ok
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 15, 2006, 07:52:42 PM
welcome back MagicEye...

Everyone's been waiting for your return.. and what a return it is with your Hidalgo Project!

Cheers!

PS: yung mga nag aaway, bring it somewhere else. We don't care ano man yan..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 08:02:40 PM
Suggestion lang ito. Mahirap magplano ng malayong date. One week is most effective para alisto ang lahat. First make sure you have the models available.Pag hindi sila busy.. good. anytime puede. next your stylist kailan sila puede. Busy.. target a date for him or her. Say May 28. Saturday. Pag okay. Go... I can commit my studio at enrique, back up Bautista. Sino ang pinaka important.. stylist ask for his time. then everything follows, makeup. get a back up... pag malaya ang petsa, mapopospone palagi. Sugod kagad.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on May 15, 2006, 08:21:07 PM
thanks for the reply from the other thread sir..

it was nice meeting you kanina... nice talking to maam harvey for almost 3 hours hehehe.
i will call the stylist agad. asa kanya kasi yung plans for the shoot.. damit et al. then go na with the studio...
yung models should follow nalang.

thanks again sir. ganda nung everest shots mo.

Francis
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 08:29:47 PM
Tama ang plano mo. Pinaka important item is the Stylist, Studio, Models, makeup artists in that order. Call na ang studio. pag nagset ang stylist mo. one week not longer than that. call mo lahat n involve, then may back up ka sa mga tagilid ng commitment.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on May 15, 2006, 09:03:56 PM
baka may kilala kayong stylist sir na willing mag xdeal for the pictures.. pang dagdag din nya dun sa folio nya.
ok sana yung stylist namin kaya lang booked til 28 e  mukang go na lahat sya lang ang wala e.

will you join us sa shoot na yon? maybe you give us a talk on lighting for beauty and glamour. yung posing bahala na yung mga boys natin .

BTW: for the R HIDALGO DREAM... lahat kami dito willing to help out.. kahit survey nung place through photos or if you need people to help talk to stores etc... kahit menial na trabaho.. just to make this dream a reality.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: iceden on May 15, 2006, 09:07:13 PM
sir john! ahoy and welcome back po! i hope the r hidaldgo prog will become a reality.. sabihin mo lang sir what can we do to help out... dito lang kami...  ;D
Title: Re: Simple solution to a complicated problem
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 09:14:50 PM
For the past 2 weeks, I have tried looking for a simple solution to a complicated problem on this R Hidalgo project.

Problems:
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on May 15, 2006, 09:17:31 PM
go na tayo. even before the 28th. since madami naman tayo and we can divide the cost.  If we can't get a free/ex-deal stylist, then at least we can get a reasonable costing stylist.

baka may kilala kayong stylist sir na willing mag xdeal for the pictures.. pang dagdag din nya dun sa folio nya.
ok sana yung stylist namin kaya lang booked til 28 e  mukang go na lahat sya lang ang wala e.

will you join us sa shoot na yon? maybe you give us a talk on lighting for beauty and glamour. yung posing bahala na yung mga boys natin .

BTW: for the R HIDALGO DREAM... lahat kami dito willing to help out.. kahit survey nung place through photos or if you need people to help talk to stores etc... kahit menial na trabaho.. just to make this dream a reality.
Title: Re: R Hidalgo a Haven for Photographers
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 09:56:31 PM
For the past 2 weeks, I have tried looking for a simple solution to a complicated problem on this R Hidalgo project.

The way I think that we can achieve our goal:

1. Have Federation Of Philippine Photographers Foundation to make this as the major project of the year that would be benefiting hundreds of photographers in the country. ( The Board has passed a Board Resolution making me Chairman of the committee with Ms Eduviges Huang as Vice Chairman, Amir Alba, Eduardo Gapal, George Yu and Lito Beltran as members.)
2. Have an initial meeting with the shop owners along R.Hidalgo and present the idea to them. ( I have gotten in touch with Avenue, Columbia, Island, Fotohaus,Watson, etc..Ogie has volunteered mapping the all the stores - owner - kind of shop. contact numbers )
3. Discuss at length with the Park development officer, looking for places to relocate the vendors. ( I personally went to shoot all the areas affected. As usual Tayo pagkinukuman ng litrato naka ngiti pa. Kung alam nila kung bakit ko sila kinukunan baka gulpi ang inabot ko. Tapos na ang aking photo reference.
4. With the Board Resolution of FPPF paper, I will sit down with the Camera Companies and big time shop owners and discuss the whole project with them in detail. What they can do to improve the area once the street is cleared. Written pledges by Fuji, Canon and Columbia, Island etc...
5. We then draw a master plan for the development of the street.
6. A series of article in the newspaper like, Picture Perfect of Manila Bulletin featuring the humble begining of the YKL, Columbia, Island Photo will be made.
  Phil Inquirer will feature Photographers of second generations, like the Sarmientos, Veluzs, Razons, Vecinas. Philippine Stars will features lowly photogs who made it big time abroad.
7. Series of presentation to all camera clubs to join forces in creating awareness about the project. Email, txting to city official concerned.
8. Press conference inviting Mayor Atienza and other city and national officials and presenting the final proposal and implimention of the project.

Follow photographers, I am doing the first 4 steps. and i am half way done. Where I need some of you in step 5. Masterplan. the rest will come in on step 7...

Hopefully, this will be done in September, by December, we will be filled with activities...

I am open for any suggestion, just remember think positive... I remember seeing a poster that say " Birds fly... because they think they can "
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 10:01:43 PM
baka may kilala kayong stylist sir na willing mag xdeal for the pictures.. pang dagdag din nya dun sa folio nya.
ok sana yung stylist namin kaya lang booked til 28 e  mukang go na lahat sya lang ang wala e.

will you join us sa shoot na yon? maybe you give us a talk on lighting for beauty and glamour. yung posing bahala na yung mga boys natin .

BTW: for the R HIDALGO DREAM... lahat kami dito willing to help out.. kahit survey nung place through photos or if you need people to help talk to stores etc... kahit menial na trabaho.. just to make this dream a reality.
wala akong alam, puro mayayaman na sila, hindi na ma"reach". ask some help from Domique James, tingnan natin kung anong reaction niya sa request mo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 15, 2006, 10:22:01 PM
 i am waiting for my daughter Kathy to come in the PAL flt from HK, she took 4 hasselblad lenses and 3 body for repair at Shriro HK. They are the official service center of Hasselblad. I think they bought Hasselblad company too. They are good and charge reasonable. Kathy must be Tired " from shopping".(5 days)
I got another Epson P2000 - 22,000 pesos. Sandisk 2 Gs Extreme -7,400 pesos.  Now I dont know what she got for herself. Baka mas mahal pa kaysa pag repair ko ng mga lente. Tatay talaga. Hindi na natoto. Walang mahusay ng technician ng Hasselblad dito sa Pinas. Sayang
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 15, 2006, 10:45:55 PM
Sir John, Mall of Asia will have a special preview tommorow - first movie at the iMax theater.

Will you be attending? When will SM show your photos? :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Don.C on May 15, 2006, 11:28:30 PM
uy uy uy welcome po uli sir john nabuhay nanaman yung tread na ito well buhay naman talaga kahit absent kayo. anyway welcome welcome po uli and hope na matuloy..... well tuloy na tuloy napala ang dream project... wow cant wait....   :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kimayong on May 16, 2006, 12:24:09 AM
Sir John, Mall of Asia will have a special preview tommorow - first movie at the iMax theater.

Will you be attending? When will SM show your photos? :)
Shooting Ford tomorrow. skip muna. Trabaho. maybe next time.
Title: Re: Enrique Studio for May28 shoot
Post by: MagicEye on May 16, 2006, 01:08:54 AM
Ok I am confirming the schedule for your shoot on May 28. so lets get rolling.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jasondeg on May 16, 2006, 01:29:28 AM
Sir MagicEye,

It's good to see you back on the board. I thought you'd leave PiPho just as soon as you came, but I'm glad you changed your mind :)

Iba kayo mangarap, sir! Your stay will do us newbies a lot of good. I hope it's for good.

God bless :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: WildSwan on May 16, 2006, 09:02:38 AM
Okay.

If you can say anything that will help on this thread, if you can't express anything else but ill thoughts, please keep away from your keyboard, have a brake, smoke or something... that means you Random.

And for everybody else, just pretend you do not see his/her/its post. He/She/It just need attention and you are just feeding him/her/it.

Anymore off topic and we shall lock this thread.

Thank you.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 16, 2006, 03:25:53 PM
welcome back sir john... we missed you. and what a great surprise you have for us... thank you sir... God bless... yipeee!!! masaya na ulit ako. ;D
Title: Re: Progress Report R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 17, 2006, 01:33:37 AM
I am glad my shoot was postpone today, I approved the draft presented to me by FPPF on the RHidalgo project. Created a  committee composed of Ms.Edi Huang, Almir Alba, Eduardo Gapal, George Yu, Lito Beltran and yours truly as chairman. In my progress report I have acknowledge Pinoy Photography Forum as my source of inspiration on pursuing this dream of making R Hidalgo into a photographers' Haven.
Today, I have met with the marketing people of Canon and received assurance that they will actively involved in this project. They are now working on a plan that would include a camera service center, a demo sales office and sponsoring a photo gallery. Island Photo headed by Ms Julie Ong with Mr. Allan Yap have pledge to renovate their Photo shop and will present their leading brand equipment and demo in their shop. They would request Kodak to come in and join us.
Fuji has committed their presence and will help us in the media blitz when we formally launch the project. I had a long conversation with fellow photographer dear friend Mr. Ernie Sarmiento of Philippine Inquirer, He has been dreaming of having an exhibit in Hidalgo since he graduated from college. He is all out to help us. I am so happy with the positive response of individual shop owners in helping me gather data. Specially Mr. Ogie of Acel, provided me with the mapping of R Hidalgo. Tonite, I am working overtime because the Park development Officer is so excited about the project that he requested if I could make a quick presentation material for him to show to Kim Atienza who is a avid Hobbyist using a 350 D Canon. So far, things are just moving too fast. We expect to have a general meeting with the shop owners before the end of May. Ms. Edi Huang is in touch with Mr. Ben Tan of Columbia, they too are excited that they told us it could be called a Photo District. Any ideas are welcome.
I would request our members reading this thread if you can post an ideal photo of what R Hidalgo should look like... paving stones? cobble road? side walk cafe? with lamp post? So many possibilities, so many challenges.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 17, 2006, 01:36:29 AM
welcome back sir john... we missed you. and what a great surprise you have for us... thank you sir... God bless... yipeee!!! masaya na ulit ako. ;D
I have that Canon Lens Work Book specially dedicated to you. I didnt notice you at that seminar last sunday... sorry.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 17, 2006, 01:40:44 AM
Sir MagicEye,

It's good to see you back on the board. I thought you'd leave PiPho just as soon as you came, but I'm glad you changed your mind :)

Iba kayo mangarap, sir! Your stay will do us newbies a lot of good. I hope it's for good.

God bless :)
To All the newbies, this is the very reason why we are doing this project...Photographers' Haven
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on May 17, 2006, 09:01:55 AM
welcome back sir john. another good news from a good man.  Sa ngayon mukhang wala pa akong maitulong personally with that project kaya prayers na lang muna para matuloy na ito at ng mas mapaaga. ;) 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on May 17, 2006, 09:22:57 AM
im sure when the plans of this "photo district" in manila unfolds, nikon japan will take notice and finally come here... i know... i believe.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 17, 2006, 10:00:00 AM
Good to have you back Sir John.  You never cease to inspire us...I know you are a very busy guy and yet you still have the energy to pursue such a noble idea....Nakakahawa po yung passion ninyo. 

I am sure newbies and professional photographers would support this endeavor, it's just that we need to let them know about this plan.  For now, that is what we can do...solicit support from everybody.

Anyway, we'll continue to monitor this thread for any areas where we can be of help.

God bless!
Title: Re: Back up plan
Post by: MagicEye on May 17, 2006, 10:34:14 AM
You are right Jian, I am taking the best route to achieve our goal, but I have back up plans to ensure the success of this project. One of them is the support of all the photographers in the country. We have the media people ready on our side too. Just wait for the right timing. It seems that we can achieve this goal without going to the extreme.. This is just one of the projects that is close to my heart. You can start sharing your ideas of what R Hidalgo should be to you, That would help us when we make our masterplan.

The main reason for me to be in this forum is to share my knowledge and experience with the newbies. Feel free to post any questions regarding photography, guideline to be a successful photog. I will try to the best of my ability to answer them.

In as much I would like to share my photos with you, confidentiality is at most important in our business. But later when my daughter would help me post my photo at pbase. maybe I will then.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on May 17, 2006, 11:49:18 AM
sir john,

what is the best route now to be a pro photographer:
 1: apprentice with a pro photpographer, work in his studio et al and hope to get hired or to set-up your own.
 2: buy gear, practice practice, attend seminars, learn as much, compile folio then submit to art directors and
     to other potential clients (practice via getting work)


Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on May 17, 2006, 01:28:18 PM
Just for the record, Adphoto purchased the Canon Mark II ID and IDS cameras that our photographers use, and no, we are not being paid by Canon to endorse their products. Before Canon, we were not paid either by Fuji YKL to endorse the S1, S2 and S3, or by Nikon, Bowens, etc. We are not paid to endorse products or services, but that's not a bad idea. Maybe we're just not there yet. Hope someday, we would have enough celebrity status to be paid to endorse products. For now, if our photographers are happy with certain equipment or services, they would proudly and generously share with other photographers what they know. Hope this settles this issue.
Regards to all,
Harvey
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 17, 2006, 02:02:36 PM
Sir John,

I'll look forward to your photos....ngayon pa lang alam ko na puro wooooww ang magiging expression ng makakakita nito.  I was one of the lucky ones from FPPF who was able to see your Everest masterpieces.  I, however, was not able to join the Manila Zoo photo op because medyo huli ko na po nakita itong thread na ito.  Should there be other opportunities, please count me in.

Anyway, just continue to post what kind of help you need and we will be more than glad to help.


Ma'm Harvey,

I apologize for any inconsiderate and tactless statement that a fellow member has posted. Based on the previous posts in this thread, I think the moderators are already doing something. 

God bless!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on May 18, 2006, 08:28:27 AM



Ma'm Harvey,

I apologize for any inconsiderate and tactless statement that a fellow member has posted. Based on the previous posts in this thread, I think the moderators are already doing something. 

God bless!

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None was taken. Don't worry. Hindi kami balat-sibuyas. =)
Title: Re:My first obstacle on R hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 18, 2006, 10:17:44 PM
I encounter my first obstacle. the vendors. where to relocate them if ever they agree... Officer presented to Kim Atienza. Kim wants to talk to me. I am preparing all the things needed to make our case strong. i am getting the pledges from camera companies and big time shop owners and they are all cooperating.I feel good inside. Thats a good sign. Challenging but its a good sign that everyone wanted it happen to. Is there anybody who have better connection. Pm me, we must make this happen.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 18, 2006, 11:28:13 PM
Wow this is really happening na!

Good to see something come up from one's dream into a relaity
Yes, its happening, I notice I am spending more time on this than my work. I know its not easy. I also know its not impossible too. Tomorrow I have several meeting with members who can help me plan more effectively. Miles Roces name prop out. Need to know people who know him well. hobbyist daw siya.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: iceden on May 18, 2006, 11:44:58 PM
Sir john, galing naman meeting with Kim and Miles tomorrow agad... i wish it all goes well tom sir...  :) im from binondo area sir mejo lapit  sa r hidalgo din.. been thinking now what would r hidalgo look like when this project will push through.. wow... endless possibilities... this may be a tourist spot also... hope it will!  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on May 19, 2006, 12:08:14 AM
sir john, i accidentally sent you an email instead of a PM :D 
it should be at your adphoto email address.

will think of other possible contacts. :)
Title: Re: R Hidalgo a Haven for Photographers
Post by: MagicEye on May 19, 2006, 07:35:41 AM
Cleober,
nice idea, I will keep that in mind when i talk to them. segregating them in to 2nd hand Ukayukay area. Thanks.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on May 19, 2006, 01:49:13 PM
I am new to this forum but I am very interested in helping out particularly with the preparation of the master development plan.  My wife is involved in a similar rehab project for the Carlos Palanca St. Just let me know how I can help. This is somewhere along my prof experience.

PS The owners of establishments on the other side of RHidalgo (MLQU) side has a similar project though it has not yet fully taken off since we met Sep 2005.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 19, 2006, 07:15:41 PM
I am new to this forum but I am very interested in helping out particularly with the preparation of the master development plan.  My wife is involved in a similar rehab project for the Carlos Palanca St. Just let me know how I can help. This is somewhere along my prof experience.

PS The owners of establishments on the other side of RHidalgo (MLQU) side has a similar project though it has not yet fully taken off since we met Sep 2005.

Thats great. we should be developing the entire Quiapo district. we have been working on the pledges of the shop owners and the big camera companies like Fuji, Canon, Nikon. Kodak is coming in with Island Photo. Once We got these pledges, we shall be meeting with Kim, then shopOwners meeting then Mayor Atienza. Our major obstacle is how we could relocated the vendors to a proper place. Most of them are selling clothes and Ukay Ukay. we have 27 legitimate businesses which employs approx 300 people. against approx 40 vendors. we are looking for a win win situation here. Its challenging but can be done. I need to know more about Miles Roces... anyone close to him. Pm me...
Title: Re: Best Route to become a pro
Post by: MagicEye on May 19, 2006, 11:24:39 PM
sir john,

what is the best route now to be a pro photographer:
 1: apprentice with a pro photpographer, work in his studio et al and hope to get hired or to set-up your own.
 2: buy gear, practice practice, attend seminars, learn as much, compile folio then submit to art directors and
     to other potential clients (practice via getting work)




The first one would be harder but cheaper and better in the long run. Think like going to college. paying your way in. but instead, assisting with minimal pay. Your mentor must be good and passionate about getting up there. You will learn more by assisting a pro. You will see him, how he lights his subject, makes his decisions, the pressure is on him not his assistant. You learn everything at the same time avoid his mistakes. You must be good too, as an assistant to survive. Soon enough you will be his back up photographer then full time photog. From this experience, you will decide what is best for you. The kind of photography that you want, the right equipment and have establish your contacts by the time you are ready to put up your own studio, unless your boss makes you a stockholder of his company and you getting additional commission on your job.

The second is the route that I took in starting my career in advertising. I didnt apprentice with any photog. I have the basic one camera, one lens. and I hone my skill with this piece of equipment. then Harvey went out to look for clients that needs my services. It was a long process. made a lot of mistakes along the way. But I remember my mistakes, and with a little luck we made it.

But times have change, this cannot happen anymore, technology changes so fast.So many competition from every direction. with digital technology everyone has the same oppotunity to be a photographer. My best advise, for young people like you who wants to turn into professional.
First, be a hobbyist, get an Entry Level Digital camera ( Nikon or Canon System ) These two brand of camera can grow with you as you improve your skills..
Get to know your camera, learn the basic skills, join a camera club or a forum or even photo contests, then when you have a clear idea of what you want to do, look for pro photographer in the field that you are interested. Volunter to be his assistant, if you are good, he will keep on getting you on his succeeding jobs. If not then, you have to learn some skills that is needed in your field, maybe learn Photoshop, learn how to drive,(Be cheerful and be resourceful) any skills that can set u apart from other people. be an asset instead of a liability. Sure even now I am still on the lookout for exceptional people that can help me make a better photographer. Remember for every job that is available you have hundreds apply for that. You have to be extra ordinary person to stand out and be successful.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on May 20, 2006, 01:32:50 PM
sir john,

what is the best route now to be a pro photographer:
 1: apprentice with a pro photpographer, work in his studio et al and hope to get hired or to set-up your own.
 2: buy gear, practice practice, attend seminars, learn as much, compile folio then submit to art directors and
     to other potential clients (practice via getting work)



Somebody said "you need a big fortune to earn a small fortune in photography." From our experience, if you don't have a lot of cash to buy equipment, set up your own studio etc., you still pay a lot - in kind, perhaps in terms of time and heartaches - to become a professional photographer. But this is not meant to discourage you. All I want to say is that if you want to be good (or more than good, even great) in any field, you really need to work hard and make a lot of sacrifices.

If you have money, or you have parents or relatives who are willing to support you, you can also consider studying abroad. There are a few successful photographers (Mark Floro, Neal Oshima, Mandy Navasero, Edi Huang, etc.) in Manila who took this route to becoming a professional photographer.

However, whether you are self-taught, school-taught or boss photographer-taught, when you set up your own business or join another, you still would have to work hard, and of course, work smart. This is the part that we cannot escape, if we want to succeed.

What we have provided our photographers' assistants is the opportunity to learn from John (and John shares everything), but when they are ready to become full-pledged photographers, they do not have to go through the pain of starting their own business. We take them in as real partners by inviting them to own shares of stock in the company. They don't have to worry about raising a huge capital, or looking for clients. We take care of everything else so they can concentrate on becoming the best photographers that they can be.

But working with us is not for everybody, and that statement is not meant to imply that we are better. It simply means that we are different, and if you don't agree to our style of working, then we can't work together. John may be a generous boss, but he is a tough boss. He kneads you so you can rise, he prunes you so you can grow. Basically, he can weed out those who are serious about their careers (from his point of view) from those who are not by simply trying to get you to your breaking point (when you are ready to quit) as early as possible.

But there are other photographers and other studios. So seek out the professional photographer who matches your style and needs, and decide if working with him or her will help you in reaching your career goals, or if either of the two other avenues would be better for you.

Good luck.
Title: Re:Aerial Photography
Post by: MagicEye on May 20, 2006, 06:49:44 PM
I did something different today. Remember the apprentice I had accepted. Yes? I taught her how to do aerial photography today. We got into a beautiful seaplane and took off to Lake Caliraya, flew over Pagsanjan Falls, aerial shoots of the rapids and water landing in Caliraya Lake. Took an hour break just to shoot landscape then took off to shoot the lone wind surfer, who we made friend and treated us to drinks. Then went around Laguna de Bay, over Paete and the hundreds of fishpens. It was just fantistic ride on the seaplane. Tired but happy, yep something to recharge your spirit. I am sure we got some nice shot. maybe next time she would do it better. She got to replace her P&S with a 30 D, getting the other lenses next week. who knows she might join us in Pipho.
Title: Re:Aerial Photography
Post by: gpx4 on May 20, 2006, 10:39:55 PM
wow! that is extreme photography. Your lady apprentice is so lucky to have a mentor like you. :) :) :)

I did something different today. Remember the apprentice I had accepted. Yes? I taught her how to do aerial photography today. We got into a beautiful seaplane and took off to Lake Caliraya, flew over Pagsanjan Falls, aerial shoots of the rapids and water landing in Caliraya Lake. Took an hour break just to shoot landscape then took off to shoot the lone wind surfer, who we made friend and treated us to drinks. Then went around Laguna de Bay, over Paete and the hundreds of fishpens. It was just fantistic ride on the seaplane. Tired but happy, yep something to recharge your spirit. I am sure we got some nice shot. maybe next time she would do it better. She got to replace her P&S with a 30 D, getting the other lenses next week. who knows she might join us in Pipho.
Title: Re: Doing Something different
Post by: MagicEye on May 21, 2006, 10:44:24 AM
gpxl, No she is not lucky, we are both lucky to cross our path in this field of photography, then we all shall move on. I sometimes feel depressed when working alone and encountering problems related to projects that are close to my heart. r Hidalgo at first glance seems to be an easy task, but the more I dig deeper the more complicated it becomes. Some people just stand by and criticize the idea and put up their reasons why it cannot be done. Very few people believe in us and willing to convince their company to put in writing their pledges. We are moving, and before the end of the month we shall have a meeting with all the shop I have absolutely nothing to gain here, owners and companies involved here.
I feel strange putting this matter in this forum, maybe it OT, sometime when i am frustrated I even ask myself why am I doing this? My memories goes back 26 years ago, when I was just learning photography, I spent most of my free time, going to Banaue Rice Terrace and shoot documentary on the Ifugao People, One day, a met this Ifugao carrying a little girl who fell off from the terrace, her arm has been broken, we had to bring her to Manila PGH and the kind doctors treated her. The man and his grandchild stayed for two weeks and I visited them and bring them the things they needed. The Ifugao become my friend and that little girl name Virginia is now 26 year old and getting married on June 5, She ask me to be her godfather on her wedding day, Yes, I will wear my "bahag" again and dance to the gongs of the Ifugao tribe and be a part of a ritual that has survived to this day.
I am a photographer indeed. it was because this was my first time in this medium, that pipho members have welcome me to their site. I have dream of making a difference, this project will be there for newbies to enjoy. I was invited by a new group to be a moderator, I check out the site and it seems almost everyone is a member to all the sites. I will not pursue this line. I will not be a moderator, I can do other things better to help fellow photogs. So you will not see me in any site, I will stick to this site till I just fade away... john
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 21, 2006, 02:51:37 PM
that's very nice of you sir john. truly, a man can only make a mark in other people by really touching their hearts... for the mind can forget, but heart never will... true enough, that person you helped never forgotten you... it is really touching how she remembered you... i share your joy sir... God bless... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 22, 2006, 02:12:19 PM
Yes indeed you are a Good Samaritan!  You would be giving her another great gift by being one of their ninongs. 
Thank you for teaching us to always show kindness everytime and to everyone.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: likhamira on May 22, 2006, 03:46:18 PM
woah... :o :)

sir magic eye does not know me but i was one of his participants/student during i think it was the first photoworld way back 1995 . i was a promdi student from baguio,borrowing cameras,doing everything i can to learn photography with the most minimal of resources. I "survived" photography so to speak by making sure i get to at least win some films - consolation prize from local photo contests,and thus borrow a camera and shoot again. Back then kasi it was a choice between a p65 roll of film or my whole day's meal. Anyway, i got to photoworld when the one who actually booked for a slot in the seminar backed out last minute and since it was sponsored by the photo club of our school, i asked if i can take his place. They agreed so there i went to photoworld. Great experience especially for a young student like me back then. But one of the things that really stood out there was the seminar with sir magiceye. It was i think an hour or two more or less but what i learned there was like valuable things i've never learned from other sources be it books, people,other seminars. The knowledge i gained in that short span of time has profitted me greatly in all aspects ever since. At the end of his seminar he announced that he was looking for 2 apprentices/assistants.  If i wasn't from the province I would've applied for that. I can just imagine who/what i'd be if i became his apprentice at that time. But then God has His own ways.

BUt now, here is sir magiceye again, this time mas marami siyang access sa mga willing to learn. This time its free - online! But the same heart and passion i saw in him back then. if not much more.

Im so excitement... ;D ;)

and i still feel like that eager kid who just needed to take beautiful pictures .. :D   
Title: Re: John Chua / Pay Back time
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 04:07:45 PM
Yes indeed you are a Good Samaritan!  You would be giving her another great gift by being one of their ninongs. 
Thank you for teaching us to always show kindness everytime and to everyone.
Jian, its more than a good samaritan. Its paying back time,the goodwill of an Ifugao people who have let me in to document their lives, rituals and beliefs. I started to learn my basic documentary photography with Dr. Robert Fox and son of Dr. Bayer in Banaue, Ifugao and  I have spent some 30 years with them. thru photography I was able to revived their interest in their ancient games and in 1979, I was able to organized the first ethnic games in the country. The Imbayah.. since then they have been celebrating this festival and has spread among the poblacions in Ifugao Province. Jian, you must be new in photography, remember when one day you become a successful photographer just like me, share your blessings with the people who have help you to become what you are.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 04:16:59 PM
woah... :o :)

sir magic eye does not know me but i was one of his participants/student during i think it was the first photoworld way back 1995 . i was a promdi student from baguio,borrowing cameras,doing everything i can to learn photography with the most minimal of resources. I "survived" photography so to speak by making sure i get to at least win some films - consolation prize from local photo contests,and thus borrow a camera and shoot again. Back then kasi it was a choice between a p65 roll of film or my whole day's meal. Anyway, i got to photoworld when the one who actually booked for a slot in the seminar backed out last minute and since it was sponsored by the photo club of our school, i asked if i can take his place. They agreed so there i went to photoworld. Great experience especially for a young student like me back then. But one of the things that really stood out there was the seminar with sir magiceye. It was i think an hour or two more or less but what i learned there was like valuable things i've never learned from other sources be it books, people,other seminars. The knowledge i gained in that short span of time has profitted me greatly in all aspects ever since. At the end of his seminar he announced that he was looking for 2 apprentices/assistants.  If i wasn't from the province I would've applied for that. I can just imagine who/what i'd be if i became his apprentice at that time. But then God has His own ways.

BUt now, here is sir magiceye again, this time mas marami siyang access sa mga willing to learn. This time its free - online! But the same heart and passion i saw in him back then. if not much more.

Im so excitement... ;D ;)

and i still feel like that eager kid who just needed to take beautiful pictures .. :D   
Great to hear from you.Likhamira. Thats a long time ago, you must been a professional photographer by now. welcome to pipho, you could learn a lot from interacting with other members in this forum. Pm or post any question that could help you pursue photography better.
Title: Re: Building up ur Credit line
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 08:32:15 PM
Fellows, thought this would be interesting to you. Establishing business relationship with your supplier. Most of us gets our photo gears thru friends and R Hidalgo shops. So try to established friendship with the shop owner. If you want to get a camera body from shop A. dont bring cash ( too risking !) give him your business card and pay him by check. Dont get the body yet, wait for the check to clear then ask if he could deliver the camera to your studio, or you pick it up personally. Do this several times over the months, try to get your items from him BUT you must check the going price. At times if he is a little bit more expensive like a hundred pesos more,its okay.. soon he will match the lowest price that you quote on the item that you want.
Establishing good business relationship is important to the success of your career. The shop owner needs your business and wants you to be successful too. Later the owner will extend your credit line and improve your mode of payment like post dated checks to cover your order.. Believe me it works all the time. When I was starting then, Island, Columbia and other shops help me start to expanding. Today, I believe Canon has a special program for registered studios who needs their photo equipment to expand their business. Ask Junar of Canon for details maybe a  0% interest 12 months to pay scheme. Try. could happen.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 22, 2006, 08:42:18 PM
Sir John i thought di ka businessman and you let Ma'am Harvery do the "business" side of the venture. But you have a very good business sense with this very good tip!

A good business relationship between buyer/seller is indeed important.

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 08:55:12 PM
Sir John i thought di ka businessman and you let Ma'am Harvery do the "business" side of the venture. But you have a very good business sense with this very good tip!

A good business relationship between buyer/seller is indeed important.


Thats why she is worried about that. Today Senco Link just send me the new 17" Mac Book without receipt or PO. ito nga ginagamit ko na first time. maganda ang screen at mabilis sa Capture One software ng Phase One. Thats basic instinct. Kathy is happy, may hand me down 17" G4 din. So tuloy ba iyong shoot mo sa 28th. Reserve na iyong studio sa group mo. try that technique. it works all the time.
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Post by: harvey on May 22, 2006, 09:03:08 PM
Sir John i thought di ka businessman and you let Ma'am Harvery do the "business" side of the venture. But you have a very good business sense with this very good tip!

A good business relationship between buyer/seller is indeed important.


Thats why she is worried about that. Today Senco Link just send me the new 17" Mac Book without receipt or PO. ito nga ginagamit ko na first time. maganda ang screen at mabilis sa Capture One software ng Phase One. Thats basic instinct. Kathy is happy, may hand me down 17" G4 din. So tuloy ba iyong shoot mo sa 28th. Reserve na iyong studio sa group mo. try that technique. it works all the time.


Oh, no! ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 22, 2006, 09:07:35 PM
Wow a MacBook Pro! that's a really mean machine! A good businesman is also a good spender, don't you agree Ma'am Harvey?

the group is really excited with the upcoming photoshoot. 6 models (3 male, 3 female) have already confirmed. They will be coming from T Models (same agency nung models you photographed for MOA - yung mga brazilians) pero di daw sasama yung mga Brazilians :(
 hehehe

Speaking of SM MOA, I saw the picture on a 4 page spread on Manila Bulletin. Same pictured you showed me in your studio. Ganda.. showed the magnitude and size of MOA.. ang LAKI!

How did you go about taking these picture? Are they taken piece by piece then sticthed together?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 09:12:11 PM
If you have the no of the talent agency, tell them get the brazilian girls and we will shoot their portfolio for free. I gave the card to them, just remind them the deal I offer them. If they come, I will join your shoots.
Title: Re: UpDate on R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 09:18:41 PM
I got lots of good advices from fellow pipho members and various groups that are involved in the redevelopment of Quiapo district. As we move, its getting more complicated. But I am glad several sector like the Morayta (FEU) group project has been moving, so is the other side of R Hidalgo and the Carlos Palanca area. Our photo district will have to catch up, I am waiting for the pledges to come in this week, so we can prepare for their monthly meeting in June... so far so good.
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Post by: gpx4 on May 22, 2006, 09:45:00 PM
Wow Brazilians! I hope they join the shoot. Baka lang hindi ako makaconcentrate sa shots.... :o :o :o

Re R. Hidalgo, i hope you don't get discouraged with the barriers and stumbling blocks. For there will still be many forthcoming.  This project will just flicker and die without a visionary like you. It could be a lasting legacy.

If you have the no of the talent agency, tell them get the brazilian girls and we will shoot their portfolio for free. I gave the card to them, just remind them the deal I offer them. If they come, I will join your shoots.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 22, 2006, 10:48:12 PM
Wow Brazilians! I hope they join the shoot. Baka lang hindi ako makaconcentrate sa shots.... :o :o :o

Re R. Hidalgo, i hope you don't get discouraged with the barriers and stumbling blocks. For there will still be many forthcoming.  This project will just flicker and die without a visionary like you. It could be a lasting legacy.

If you have the no of the talent agency, tell them get the brazilian girls and we will shoot their portfolio for free. I gave the card to them, just remind them the deal I offer them. If they come, I will join your shoots.
I am glad we talk about this over the phone, being discouraged is far from my mind. I think we are just here at the right time and place. I will keep in touch with you on the first meeting. Tough maybe but the tough gets going! remember.
Pm me the phone number of the talent agency, let me talk to them. lets get the brazilians and lets do the Zamba....
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Thursday May 25
Post by: MagicEye on May 23, 2006, 07:13:18 AM
Requesting volunteers, possibly architects, planners and visionarys. I am planning to go to R hidalgo to look for options where to relocate the "vendors" and brainstorming session at Greenwich (My treat ).around 2 to 4 pm. If interested pm me. we will keep the number small. this is not a photo shoot.
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Saturday May 27
Post by: MagicEye on May 23, 2006, 07:25:55 AM
Requesting volunteers, possibly architects, planners and visionarys. I am planning to go to R hidalgo to look for options where to relocate the "vendors" and brainstorming session at Greenwich (My treat ).around 2 to 4 pm. If interested pm me. we will keep the number small. this is not a photo shoot.
Sorry, not on thursday May 25 may shoot ako... Saturday MAY 27, 2 to 4 pm.
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Saturday May 27
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 23, 2006, 07:33:04 AM
oh, i am planning to go to hidalgo on saturday. :) what a coincidence. around that time din coz saturday work ends at 12 noon. :)
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Saturday May 27
Post by: MagicEye on May 23, 2006, 08:21:24 AM
oh, i am planning to go to hidalgo on saturday. :) what a coincidence. around that time din coz saturday work ends at 12 noon. :)
2 to 4 pm. If you are buying something, and if you are a newbie with the shopowners, lets try the technic i mention earlier.  :D
see you at Avenue Photo - Meeting place c/o Wilson
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Saturday May 27
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 23, 2006, 11:25:50 AM
a'ight sir. :D see you.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on May 23, 2006, 04:17:18 PM
I just registered yesterday for the seminar at the Vargas Museum on Saturday, 1-6pm. I'll see how I can work out my schedule. I'll see if I can cancel my registration.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 23, 2006, 04:27:11 PM
I just registered yesterday for the seminar at the Vargas Museum on Saturday, 1-6pm. I'll see how I can work out my schedule. I'll see if I can cancel my registration.
Dont cancel your seminar. this is just the first occular inspection. there will be more coming...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 23, 2006, 04:31:06 PM
see you this coming sunday sir john. will join p3rsmag (lenard) in the model shoot... :)
God bless sir... :)
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Post by: MagicEye on May 23, 2006, 04:36:35 PM
see you this coming sunday sir john. will join p3rsmag (lenard) in the model shoot... :)
God bless sir... :)
I will request our cook to prepare her special spagetti for everybody and gralic bread. :)
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Post by: TiNiO on May 23, 2006, 04:51:58 PM
sir john, i'd like to help on setting up the studio on sunday.

san po ba yun studio sa may enrique?

i'll be coming from st. joseph church after the morning mass, enrique's just a stones throw away. :)
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Post by: JC on May 23, 2006, 04:57:38 PM
see you this coming sunday sir john. will join p3rsmag (lenard) in the model shoot... :)
God bless sir... :)
I will request our cook to prepare her special spagetti for everybody and gralic bread. :)

wow! italian food... yummy! thank you thank you sir john... and also, you're in for a present... secret nalang muna po... :-*
we will be there at 930AM sir john to help set-up the studio, so that by 1PM, we're all set. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 24, 2006, 06:04:46 AM
sir john, i think you should write a book. ;) i've been reading your previous posts and they're to me very inspiring. it's as if they were pulled out from a book about your life. ;D
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Post by: MagicEye on May 24, 2006, 11:08:35 AM
sir john, i'd like to help on setting up the studio on sunday.

san po ba yun studio sa may enrique?

i'll be coming from st. joseph church after the morning mass, enrique's just a stones throw away. :)
yes, beside Mercury Drug store, we have Adphoto sign.
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Post by: MagicEye on May 24, 2006, 11:23:27 AM
sir john, i think you should write a book. ;) i've been reading your previous posts and they're to me very inspiring. it's as if they were pulled out from a book about your life. ;D
You know there's an old chinese curse " may you live in interesting times ". when I took up photography as a hobby, there were lightnings and thunders as i "stolen" the camera from my brother in law- 35 years ago :). till this day, never pass a day without something happening. Last sunday was the best so far this month. when a pilot was trying to impress us (me and my apprentice ) by his stunt flying. getting close to the lone surfer - while us photographers were trying to get a decent shot of the surfer. Do you know we have to use a wide angle to get a full shoot of the surfer. Its hard to have a pilot and a photographer together if mayabang pareho. We got the shot, the pilot scared the surfer... so everybody is happy, I guess. I will write a book when I am old and not shooting anymore. you will be the first to know. In the meantime..lets just keep on shooting..
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Post by: ferrarista44 on May 24, 2006, 11:57:13 AM
I will write a book when I am old and not shooting anymore. you will be the first to know. In the meantime..lets just keep on shooting..
i will await that, sir. ;)
Title: Re:Tips on Aerial Photography
Post by: MagicEye on May 24, 2006, 10:37:00 PM
Most of us travel a lot by plane, I for one likes to shoot clouds. so here are some tips I would like to share with you. Plan your flight carefully. Ex.. if you are going to Cebu in the morning from Manila, request a window seat, at the rear section of the plane, Starboard Side or seat F. Make sure the Sun is opposite your seat. Unless you want dramatic backlight. WHY ? the sun reflects on the window pane, the scratches shows, your reflection too, In the rear section, you avoid the wing area and less people too in case you want to change seat for better viewing. Set your ISO to your regular 100. and try to use the biggest aperture possible so you can have the imperfections in the window out of focus. Shooting fro the air, you have no depth of field problem. so shoot widest aperture and high shutter spreed. at 1/1000 of a sec. it will be safe enough unless you are below 500 ft . Avoid having your camera lens in contact with the window pane. Aircraft vibrations Most of the time I used 50 mm at times 28-135 mm. No polarizer, would not help much, just slightly underexpose for the highlights. Manual exposure and Manual focusing Mode ( AF focusing could be difficult coz of white subject and the window.) Infinity setting. In case of small plane, giving instruction on what altitude you want to shoot to the pilot, watch the altimeter gauge( the altitude of the plane ) and request if you want it lower or higher by telling him to what altitude you want him to go. For direction, use the clock method. In front is 12'O clock, your right side is 3'0 clock, left side is  9'0 clock. ex, subject at 2'Oclock below .Best time to shoot is 7 to 9 am and 3 to 5 pm. if youre lucky sunrise and sunset.
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Post by: jmamangun on May 24, 2006, 11:09:41 PM
wow! great tip sir john. i, personally will take note of that. thanks again!
Title: Re: Building up ur Credit line
Post by: mattsl on May 25, 2006, 01:44:43 AM
Fellows, thought this would be interesting to you. Establishing business relationship with your supplier. Most of us gets our photo gears thru friends and R Hidalgo shops. So try to established friendship with the shop owner. If you want to get a camera body from shop A. dont bring cash ( too risking !) give him your business card and pay him by check. Dont get the body yet, wait for the check to clear then ask if he could deliver the camera to your studio, or you pick it up personally. Do this several times over the months, try to get your items from him BUT you must check the going price. At times if he is a little bit more expensive like a hundred pesos more,its okay.. soon he will match the lowest price that you quote on the item that you want.
Establishing good business relationship is important to the success of your career. The shop owner needs your business and wants you to be successful too. Later the owner will extend your credit line and improve your mode of payment like post dated checks to cover your order.. Believe me it works all the time. When I was starting then, Island, Columbia and other shops help me start to expanding. Today, I believe Canon has a special program for registered studios who needs their photo equipment to expand their business. Ask Junar of Canon for details maybe a  0% interest 12 months to pay scheme. Try. could happen.

thanks for a lot of tips you are giving us ... including this one ...
Title: Re:Aerial tips
Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 09:04:53 AM
wow! great tip sir john. i, personally will take note of that. thanks again!
Remember before lining up to check in.. Visual the flight direction to your destination. Time of the day AM or PM.unless its 10 am to 2 pm ( then any side will do ) avoid facing the sun. If facing the cockpit. Seat A is on your left side and Seat F or H ? ( depends on the type of aircraft )is on your right side. Get the last row. (if its not full, you can choose which window is cleaner or less scratch ). I got nice clouds shots and they change every minute as the plane passes by. Check your lcd, slightly underexpose for the detail in the highlights.  Smile at the stewardess, they will be interested in what you are doing ? they might ask you to shoot them as models too. at least most of them will give you extra drink.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 25, 2006, 09:09:41 AM
A nice tip that can help me practice aerial shots till I get the chance to rent my own plane.

I usually neglect this "trivial" things and end up shooting with the plane's wing always on view. Now i know better to request a better seat (i usually say window side and not on the emergency exits only)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 09:19:10 AM
A nice tip that can help me practice aerial shots till I get the chance to rent my own plane.

I usually neglect this "trivial" things and end up shooting with the plane's wing always on view. Now i know better to request a better seat (i usually say window side and not on the emergency exits only)



More important thing to remember; REAR SECTION, Last Row..Window. if the plane is not full. You can move around and choose your favorite window. less scratch better. Unless you go for First Class which is located i way ahead of the wing area.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: TiNiO on May 25, 2006, 11:40:59 AM
sir john, i'd like to help on setting up the studio on sunday.

san po ba yun studio sa may enrique?

i'll be coming from st. joseph church after the morning mass, enrique's just a stones throw away. :)
yes, beside Mercury Drug store, we have Adphoto sign.

ok sir john, i'll be there on sunday, anong oras po ba? :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 25, 2006, 12:38:57 PM
Thanks sir for giving tips.  I travel a lot and this would be of great help.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on May 25, 2006, 12:46:22 PM
sir john, i'd like to help on setting up the studio on sunday.

san po ba yun studio sa may enrique?

i'll be coming from st. joseph church after the morning mass, enrique's just a stones throw away. :)
yes, beside Mercury Drug store, we have Adphoto sign.

ok sir john, i'll be there on sunday, anong oras po ba? :)
check out the pipho directory site. I think 1 to 5 pm. I will try to join in and assist magic eye too.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Katch on May 25, 2006, 03:43:14 PM
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Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 25, 2006, 03:49:06 PM
More important thing to remember; REAR SECTION, Last Row..Window. if the plane is not full. You can move around and choose your favorite window. less scratch better. Unless you go for First Class which is located i way ahead of the wing area.

oh, i'd just like to share too, that the tail part of the plane is the safest place to stay. :)

and if you want more legroom, ask for a seat beside the emergency exits. ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on May 25, 2006, 03:51:57 PM
LOL  ;D ;D ;D
...

Title: Re: R Hidalgo n nite shot
Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 09:35:58 PM
Finally, this afternoon, I got the official endorsement - board resolution of the FPPF on the R Hidalgo project. I will start going around and collect the pledges of the individual shop owners. Just came in from a Nite panoramic shot of Makati business district. I would like to share with you my technique in shooting nite shot of buildings. The best time to shoot "nite shot" with the buildings around is just right after the sun sets. There is a shooting window, where the skylight and the interior lights of the building will match. so you still have detail on the exterior of the buildings and interior lights are correctly exposed. Maybe good for 10 minutes or less. so be quick. while waiting for the sunset, check your final angle or position. Use a sturdy tripod,(ball head not recommended) legs spread out firmly. If you are making a panoramic shot, practice and check your images if they are position properly. Try making the verical and horizon lines straight. Once you have that done, be patient and wait for the sun to set. And start shooting when the building lights are switch on. Avoid using high ISO, beyond 800 most of the sensor have noise... try using aperture to the 5.6 or 8. so you can have a higher shutter speed.
Set your exposure on Manual Mode. so your entire panoramic shot will have the same exposure through out. Focus on Manual. Turn off your IS if you have. Use mirror lock up mode to minimize camera vibration.. use a release cable..visual check on ur lcd and adjust as you need to.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pixelpro on May 25, 2006, 10:06:54 PM
Thank you sir John.
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Post by: kapitan88 on May 25, 2006, 10:08:36 PM
sir john,

i would love to see those shots.  siguradong masterpiece na naman yan.  ganda sigurong i display nyan sa sala lalo na't may naka sign ng master!  (sabay parinig, hehehe). libre naman ang mangarap.
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Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 10:27:38 PM
sir john,

i would love to see those shots.  siguradong masterpiece na naman yan.  ganda sigurong i display nyan sa sala lalo na't may naka sign ng master!  (sabay parinig, hehehe). libre naman ang mangarap.
Ngayon ko lang dinadownload iyong images sa Macbook. lets see. Tomorrow, Mrs. Edi Huang and myself will be meeting with Mr. Ben Tan of Columbia to discuss the possiblity of putting up a Nikon Service center in line with our R Hidalgo project... again lets see.
ika nga sabi mo libre naman ang mangarap. kapitan88. ito nga. Just came in from a meeting this afternoon, mukhang tuloy ang isang pangarap ko. doing aerial photography all over the country for 1 month also piloting the plane in some area.
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Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 10:33:31 PM
Thank you sir John.
I see you got your new toys, practice , practice before your next shoot. Bibilis ang asenso mo. ingat lang baka ma ilove ka ng di oras. malas sa negosiyo iyan hijo. Trabaho lang. build up your business relation with Junar, he will help you as you move up.
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Post by: pixelpro on May 25, 2006, 10:59:07 PM
Thank you sir John.
I see you got your new toys, practice , practice before your next shoot. Bibilis ang asenso mo. ingat lang baka ma ilove ka ng di oras. malas sa negosiyo iyan hijo. Trabaho lang. build up your business relation with Junar, he will help you as you move up.

Copy that sir. :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 11:13:06 PM
More important thing to remember; REAR SECTION, Last Row..Window. if the plane is not full. You can move around and choose your favorite window. less scratch better. Unless you go for First Class which is located i way ahead of the wing area.

oh, i'd just like to share too, that the tail part of the plane is the safest place to stay. :)

and if you want more legroom, ask for a seat beside the emergency exits. ;)
You know Thats true, most survivors in a plane crash are found in the rear section, thats the weakest section of the fuselage. first to break away. But what is life after that kung sira ng iyong pinakamamahal mo. ( Camera ).
Title: Re:Nite photography
Post by: MagicEye on May 25, 2006, 11:23:38 PM
I think I got a beautiful nite shot of makati Business district .. its being develop thru Capture One software.  I am looking forward to meeting you pipho members on Sunday, Ric and Ben will be at Enrique studio at 10 am to help in setting up. Frank of Aperture is coming with his demo equipment.. I might be coming in late, have to go to Flying club in Pampanga in the morning to renew my pilot license and check ride. will see you after lunch.
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Post by: krinkx on May 26, 2006, 01:40:30 AM
nice tip sir... thanks... :)

Finally, this afternoon, I got the official endorsement - board resolution of the FPPF on the R Hidalgo project. I will start going around and collect the pledges of the individual shop owners. Just came in from a Nite panoramic shot of Makati business district. I would like to share with you my technique in shooting nite shot of buildings. The best time to shoot "nite shot" with the buildings around is just right after the sun sets. There is a shooting window, where the skylight and the interior lights of the building will match. so you still have detail on the exterior of the buildings and interior lights are correctly exposed. Maybe good for 10 minutes or less. so be quick. while waiting for the sunset, check your final angle or position. Use a sturdy tripod,(ball head not recommended) legs spread out firmly. If you are making a panoramic shot, practice and check your images if they are position properly. Try making the verical and horizon lines straight. Once you have that done, be patient and wait for the sun to set. And start shooting when the building lights are switch on. Avoid using high ISO, beyond 800 most of the sensor have noise... try using aperture to the 5.6 or 8. so you can have a higher shutter speed.
Set your exposure on Manual Mode. so your entire panoramic shot will have the same exposure through out. Focus on Manual. Turn off your IS if you have. Use mirror lock up mode to minimize camera vibration.. use a release cable..visual check on ur lcd and adjust as you need to.
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Post by: p3rsmag on May 26, 2006, 08:10:01 AM
I think I got a beautiful nite shot of makati Business district .. its being develop thru Capture One software.  I am looking forward to meeting you pipho members on Sunday, Ric and Ben will be at Enrique studio at 10 am to help in setting up. Frank of Aperture is coming with his demo equipment.. I might be coming in late, have to go to Flying club in Pampanga in the morning to renew my pilot license and check ride. will see you after lunch.

Sir John will you be sharing the makati nightshot pic on Sunday?
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Post by: kapitan88 on May 26, 2006, 08:41:01 AM
I think I got a beautiful nite shot of makati Business district .. its being develop thru Capture One software.  I am looking forward to meeting you pipho members on Sunday, Ric and Ben will be at Enrique studio at 10 am to help in setting up. Frank of Aperture is coming with his demo equipment.. I might be coming in late, have to go to Flying club in Pampanga in the morning to renew my pilot license and check ride. will see you after lunch.

Sir John will you be sharing the makati nightshot pic on Sunday?

Sana! gustong gusto din makita ito! pls pls. . .
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Post by: gpx4 on May 26, 2006, 09:45:22 AM
I hope you were able to watch X-Men 3 at Greenbelt with your family after taking that magificent panoramic nightshot in Ayala Center. Otherwise, katch might come up with more creative ideas to catch your attention..... ;) ;) ;)

We are very grateful for your help and encouragement. Hoping to see you on Sunday. ;) ;)
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Post by: MagicEye on May 26, 2006, 11:53:50 AM
I hope you were able to watch X-Men 3 at Greenbelt with your family after taking that magificent panoramic nightshot in Ayala Center. Otherwise, katch might come up with more creative ideas to catch your attention..... ;) ;) ;)

We are very grateful for your help and encouragement. Hoping to see you on Sunday. ;) ;)

Nope, spend my time till 3 am this morning fixing up the shots taken on the skyline, Katchs is all burned up doing her jobs,They will always lose out on me. Motto ko. Work first before anything else. Then have FUN....we are short of people, the whole adphoto staff and their family are in Bocaray for their annual vacation. so Photographers stayed behind coz, they travel a lot naman. I will show the group on sunday, a special tripod head made by Manfrotto specially for panoramic shots and QTVR shoots.
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Post by: JC on May 26, 2006, 04:37:09 PM
wow, thanks for the tips sir john. i did try once a night shot of ortigas business district and was very frustrated with the results. too much noise and building lights are overexposed. well, maybe my lense is the problem. i used the only lense i have on the 30D, 50mm. :D
i'm also looking forward to be in awe of your night shots sir... but i still love that everest shot... napapanaginipan ko na nga yun sir john... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: skylab on May 26, 2006, 05:29:58 PM
Good afternoon Magic Eye..i hope the meeting with the bigboys of columbia turned out the way you hoped it to be...and much more.

Ari
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: rave on May 26, 2006, 07:01:26 PM
Very inspiring talaga basahin yung mga posts nyo Sir John.. Nakaka increase ng morale.. lalo na sa mga newbie hobbyist like me..  ;D Interesting sana pumuta sa studio and shoot with a pro like you sir sa Sunday kaya lang ang layo - from Laguna kasi ako and hindi ko alam yung place.. hehehe.. Im just hoping na lang sana na may other opportunities pa to attend a photo shoot or lecture by you...  ;)



 
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Saturday May 27
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 27, 2006, 08:00:58 AM
oh, i am planning to go to hidalgo on saturday. :) what a coincidence. around that time din coz saturday work ends at 12 noon. :)
2 to 4 pm. If you are buying something, and if you are a newbie with the shopowners, lets try the technic i mention earlier.  :D
see you at Avenue Photo - Meeting place c/o Wilson
hope to see you later sir. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 08:27:58 AM
Good afternoon Magic Eye..i hope the meeting with the bigboys of columbia turned out the way you hoped it to be...and much more.

Ari
nope, last minute, they have to move the meeting to another date. This is one of the reason, why I never wanted any schedule to be a week in advance. If I had my way, I will do things the way I like it. I am all set, then I call for appointment. If the person is free. I go immediatey with all the things I need to present... Like today, I received a call that all the camera club presidents are meeting for the Photoworld Cup competition at 3 pm at Veterans. Mrs. Huang requested if I could talk to them about the R HIDALGO project. Yes of course... I will go to get their support and involment.. so sabit sa EB ko sa r hidalgo, I will go to Hidalgo lunch time and do my thing then go to Veteran meeting at 2 pm. Dont worry, we will get Nikon to put their service center in Hidalgo... you can bet on that.
Title: Re: How to do Panoramic shot
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 08:37:13 AM
I got a beautiful shot of Makati skyline. so for those who are not "interested" in the model shots tomorrow, I will show you how to improved your nite shots with panoramic images taken with a 50 mm lens !
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 08:43:08 AM
wow, thanks for the tips sir john. i did try once a night shot of ortigas business district and was very frustrated with the results. too much noise and building lights are overexposed. well, maybe my lense is the problem. i used the only lense i have on the 30D, 50mm. :D
i'm also looking forward to be in awe of your night shots sir... but i still love that everest shot... napapanaginipan ko na nga yun sir john... :)

ako rin, napapanaginipan ko rin ang Everest. The Ford president like them and I gave him 4 metallic prints of 20 x 30 size. Free.
hope he realize that its free and I didnt charge him for that, maybe isang Everest lang OK lang sa akin... Free din... hangang ngayon nangangarap pa rin.... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 27, 2006, 08:44:30 AM
I got a beautiful shot of Makati skyline. so for those who are not "interested" in the model shots tomorrow, I will show you how to improved your nite shots with panoramic images taken with a 50 mm lens !

Tempting offer sir John, can i have both!? hehehe
Title: Re: Nite photography
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 08:47:23 AM
I got a beautiful shot of Makati skyline. so for those who are not "interested" in the model shots tomorrow, I will show you how to improved your nite shots with panoramic images taken with a 50 mm lens !

Tempting offer sir John, can i have both!? hehehe

pag nakita mo iyong kuha ko, may pakinabang na iyong "bagong" 50 mm mo...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: levi on May 27, 2006, 08:49:08 AM
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we will get Nikon to put their service center in Hidalgo... you can bet on that.

you just made a lot of people happy!  good luck and just shout if you need any of our help.

cheers!
levi
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 09:16:12 AM
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we will get Nikon to put their service center in Hidalgo... you can bet on that.

you just made a lot of people happy!  good luck and just shout if you need any of our help.

cheers!
levi

Remember.. Friends have no Boundaries ! what ever brand you use. You are still a photographer !
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: levi on May 27, 2006, 09:20:41 AM
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Remember.. Friends have no Boundaries ! what ever brand you use. You are still a photographer !

amen to this! 

thanks for paying it forward. 

cheers!
levi
Title: Re: Meeting friends in Laguna
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 09:25:37 AM
Very inspiring talaga basahin yung mga posts nyo Sir John.. Nakaka increase ng morale.. lalo na sa mga newbie hobbyist like me..  ;D Interesting sana pumuta sa studio and shoot with a pro like you sir sa Sunday kaya lang ang layo - from Laguna kasi ako and hindi ko alam yung place.. hehehe.. Im just hoping na lang sana na may other opportunities pa to attend a photo shoot or lecture by you...  ;)



 
maraming salamat sa iyon pagpasa sa aking mga post. Saan ka sa parteng Laguna? para ka makahanap ng mga kaibigan photographer ito ang payo ko... 1. mag lagay ng notice sa photo shop ng madalas ka nagpapaprint. Wanted to join a photo club in the area" 2. Inquire in the schools around your area .. School Photo Club., Kung ikaw ay katulad ko na malapit ng maging senior citizen, sa mga activity ng simbahan or mga civic organization diyan sa lugar mo. madaming mahilig sa (chicks) este sa camera dian, madaling makipagkaibigan pag maydala ka ng camera.
Title: Re:Raincheck on EB in Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 09:40:25 AM
Sorry, guy,

I am still going to R hidalgo to give the project proposal papers to all the shop owners and discuss this with some of them, probably lunch time. then I need to go to Veterans at 2pm for the Photoworld Cup competition to present the R Hidalgo project to the Members of the Various camera clubs. We need their support when we start presenting this project to the city government... So rain check muna on Greenwich pizza too.
Title: Re: Done w Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 12:59:26 PM
Just came back from Hidalgo, individual meeting w Wilson, Paul, Ogie, George and Henry on the project... I check out the side streets. the street fronting the Quezon Bridge looks promising for UkayUkay. Between Mercury and wet Market. now preparing presentatin materials for the camera club presidents and members of the FPPF this at 3 pm. Maybe a good sunset at Baywalk would be nice to end the day. Meet a pretty Pipho lady member who wants to join in the shoot 2morow. Game na?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: skylab on May 27, 2006, 01:27:13 PM
Good luck later sa presentation nyo sir..wish i could join in your photo op later, kaya lang..no camera..nasa columbia pa :(
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 27, 2006, 01:34:53 PM
MagicEye, would that pretty PiPho member be genjenny? :)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 27, 2006, 02:18:09 PM
sir john, i passed by avenue around 1230-130. i asked them if you already passed by, you did nga daw mga 12. :D
Title: Re: Photoworld Cup n Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 27, 2006, 05:58:50 PM
sir john, i passed by avenue around 1230-130. i asked them if you already passed by, you did nga daw mga 12. :D
Sorry about that.. I went a bit earlier because of another meeting at FPPF. I had meeting with several shop owners then shoot the possible area for relocation of the vendors. I met Tekgik at Photoworld cup judging. Talk to the members of various camera clubs about R Hidalgo... moving slowly...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on May 27, 2006, 08:32:03 PM
it's ok sir. i'm sure i'll be able to meet you one time or another.  ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 27, 2006, 08:40:43 PM
i think that would be my sister genjenny... ;)
MagicEye, would that pretty PiPho member be genjenny? :)
Title: Re: Meeting friends in Laguna
Post by: rave on May 28, 2006, 12:21:36 PM
maraming salamat sa iyon pagpasa sa aking mga post. Saan ka sa parteng Laguna? para ka makahanap ng mga kaibigan photographer ito ang payo ko... 1. mag lagay ng notice sa photo shop ng madalas ka nagpapaprint. Wanted to join a photo club in the area" 2. Inquire in the schools around your area .. School Photo Club., Kung ikaw ay katulad ko na malapit ng maging senior citizen, sa mga activity ng simbahan or mga civic organization diyan sa lugar mo. madaming mahilig sa (chicks) este sa camera dian, madaling makipagkaibigan pag maydala ka ng camera.

Im from San Pablo City sir.. I have a friend here sa Laguna na photographer din.. si theregent po.. Pipho member din..  ;) thanx po sa mga tips.. will thy to do that.. another thing, bata pa po ako and malayong malayo pa para maging senior citized.. pati camera ko po toddler pa lang.. :D ang masasabi ko lang po is mahilig din ako sa chicks.. este camera po.. heheheh...

actually nakaattend na po ako ng isang lecture nyo.. last year po during the PDI Photo Expo sa rockwell.. kasabayan po ako ni bossing Borj..  ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: teardr0p1204 on May 28, 2006, 07:44:43 PM
hi sir john,

Rhea here. thanks for welcoming us into your studio kanina...i really didn't plan to shoot kse I didn't get the chance to check the forum for 3 weeks now and kahapon ko lang nalaman yung shoot sa studio mo... since I live close by, I decided to drop by na rin just to look around... and I was really glad I went...di lang ako nakanood, nakapag shoot pa ako! Sa lahat ng mga na-meet ko dun...guys, thanks! I really had a good time! Thanks for all the tips too! sana meron pa kasunod...outdoor naman! :-)

Sobrang ganda nga ng night shot mo sir...saka ang ganda din ng tripod! :-)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on May 28, 2006, 07:48:06 PM
The shoot at adphoto was a memorable experience.  Nice meeting you John, Harvey, G-nie (smoking classmate) and the rest of the Adphoto staff.  We are starting to get spoiled by your kind hospitality and unselfish candor. We are really grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and expertise, even the techniques like manual stitching your amazing pamoramic shot of Makati.... and not to mention the sumptuos merienda served for all. Thank you.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: shutter on May 28, 2006, 08:37:02 PM
i just want to thank you guys and sir John, Ma'am Harvey, Sir Ben, Ma'am G-nie and the rest, for a wonderful experience and the free lecture and sa miryenda ( sarap ).

Thank you..........
Title: Re: Thank You too
Post by: MagicEye on May 28, 2006, 08:51:12 PM
Thanks for the present. Thanks for coming too. we hope you enjoy your shooting session, Thanks to Mr. Frank of Aperture for lending us some of the lights.Soooorrry we have to leave quitely, so as not to spoil your concentration. Its been a long day for harvey and me, I had my successful check ride on the aircraft early in the day, attended the mass at 5 pm. I am sure everybody had great photos...On to the next EB ... MagicEye & Harvey and the rest of Adphoto staff.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 28, 2006, 08:52:37 PM
Hi Sir John,

A big, big thank you!!! for letting us shoot in your studio. I had the grandest time! It was fun, learned a lot, plus busog pa! I'm glad I bumped into you in Chowking yesterday in Hidalgo. Thanks for your hospitality sir. Thank you for paying it forward. You just added more fuel to our passion!

Carla Foster
Title: Re: Finally the Shoot.
Post by: MagicEye on May 28, 2006, 08:58:14 PM
Hi Sir John,

A big, big thank you!!! for letting us shoot in your studio. I had the grandest time! It was fun, learned a lot, plus busog pa! I'm glad I bumped into you in Chowking yesterday in Hidalgo. Thanks for your hospitality sir. Thank you for paying it forward. You just added more fuel to our passion!

Carla Foster
Yep, i notice you were enjoying the shoots, I am sure you got great images with the models. Just enjoy photography. Its a hobby! remember! enjoy the campany too. See you around... maybe in R Hidalgo again. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 28, 2006, 09:00:20 PM
it is very memorable indeed. thank you very very much sir john, ma'am harvey, ma'am g-nie, sir ric, ben chan (extra thanks for giving me tips on how to direct a model - i'll do it better next time sir), mang jun, and the rest of the AdPhoto staffs. the warm hospitality and the tips from sir john and ma'am g-nie once again inspired me to take photography seriously. you guys are one of my inspirations. sir john, hope you got our little token of gratitude (wasn't able to give it to you personally). :)
and thank you also for all the piphoLs there who have supported and helped this photoshoot a success especially sir tinio (super sa support sa amin, wala akong masabi), sir gpx4 (and to your wifey), and sir renzo (for helping us out directing the models and for the tips). you guys are great. ;)
to my pipho family, you guys once again rock... even the make-up artists noticed and can't help but comment on us... to quote rommel and chito: "ang saya at ang ganda ng samahan ng grupo nyo..." :)
also thank you for the stylists and the beautiful and handsome models... you guys are great and really cool...
thank you lenard for making this happen and thank you too to connie (you guys are great couple). :)
sir hans, thank you also for the rice cake... yum! ;D

OT: ma'am carla, idol, you are really beautiful. ikaw pala yung sinasabi ni sir john... pang photographer na, pang model pa... whew! :D
sir bonskie and ma'am carla, an honor to meet you both. you guys are cool and makulit din pala... hahaha... i enjoyed that smoking session... :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 28, 2006, 09:03:18 PM
Definitely enjoyed the company! And yes, I got nice shots. Hope to see you around sir. :) Big thanks too to your Adphoto staff who helped.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Dave_D on May 28, 2006, 09:04:39 PM
The suspense is killing me!

Post pics na para ma-inggit kami ha ha ha!
Title: Re: Special Thanks to JC too
Post by: MagicEye on May 28, 2006, 10:21:39 PM
it is very memorable indeed. thank you very very much sir john, ma'am harvey, ma'am g-nie, sir ric, ben chan (extra thanks for giving me tips on how to direct a model - i'll do it better next time sir), mang jun, and the rest of the AdPhoto staffs. the warm hospitality and the tips from sir john and ma'am g-nie once again inspired me to take photography seriously. you guys are one of my inspirations. sir john, hope you got our little token of gratitude (wasn't able to give it to you personally). :)
and thank you also for all the piphoLs there who have supported and helped this photoshoot a success especially sir tinio (super sa support sa amin, wala akong masabi), sir gpx4 (and to your wifey), and sir renzo (for helping us out directing the models and for the tips). you guys are great. ;)
to my pipho family, you guys once again rock... even the make-up artists noticed and can't help but comment on us... to quote rommel and chito: "ang saya at ang ganda ng samahan ng grupo nyo..." :)
also thank you for the stylists and the beautiful and handsome models... you guys are great and really cool...
thank you lenard for making this happen and thank you too to connie (you guys are great couple). :)
sir hans, thank you also for the rice cake... yum! ;D

OT: ma'am carla, idol, you are really beautiful. ikaw pala yung sinasabi ni sir john... pang photographer na, pang model pa... whew! :D
sir bonskie and ma'am carla, an honor to meet you both. you guys are cool and makulit din pala... hahaha... i enjoyed that smoking session... :D
Thank you JC... got a nice present. serious na serious ka sa shoot mo, may padapa dapa ka pa. I agree that the maganda ang samahan ng grupo. Walang lamanga..
Title: Re: Next time
Post by: MagicEye on May 28, 2006, 10:23:28 PM
The suspense is killing me!

Post pics na para ma-inggit kami ha ha ha!

Dave, you should have join the group. Kathy was there for a while and Harvey too. maybe next time... join us...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 28, 2006, 10:48:02 PM
Thank you JC... got a nice present. serious na serious ka sa shoot mo, may padapa dapa ka pa. I agree that the maganda ang samahan ng grupo. Walang lamanga..

yes sir wala talagang lamangan kaya nung Male model na.. nabigayan lahat.. not a shutter click pero lahat naka aim.. nahiya sa inyo sir.. binisto nyo kase! hehehe
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on May 29, 2006, 06:42:48 AM
ty to sir john and the adphoto team! sarap ng spaghetti! :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 29, 2006, 07:18:07 AM
Thank you JC... got a nice present. serious na serious ka sa shoot mo, may padapa dapa ka pa. I agree that the maganda ang samahan ng grupo. Walang lamanga..

yes sir wala talagang lamangan kaya nung Male model na.. nabigayan lahat.. not a shutter click pero lahat naka aim.. nahiya sa inyo sir.. binisto nyo kase! hehehe

Hindeee..... nung male model na, nabigayan nga lahat - pinagbigyan si JC! Go JC! Yeba! Hehehe....
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on May 29, 2006, 09:12:09 AM
Hi sir john.. thank you for the wonderful hospitality you have shown us... thanks for the studio, the lights, the staff that helped, and the tips and tricks you've shared with us... isa kang tunay na photographer...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on May 29, 2006, 09:15:07 AM
thank you very very to sir john & mrs harvey chua for adopting us for the shoot!

now i know why sir john & adphoto is successful. you are very very kind & hospitable to fellow photographers.

thanks for the tips! more power!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on May 29, 2006, 09:27:46 AM
thanks sir john....
Title: Re: First Pledge on R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 29, 2006, 04:51:47 PM
This afternoon, We got our first written pledge of support from Island Multi Sales, sign by President & Chief Executive Officer Imee Ong Hallare. With that letter, I went to Canon and met with Mr.Martinez for further discussion of their participation. Malou de Guzman of Columbia is all out on this project, we have a schedule meeting this coming thursday. So is Ariel Tresvallesm of Fuji promise their letter this week. So we are slowing moving...
Title: Re: First Pledge on R Hidalgo
Post by: quixilver on May 29, 2006, 04:53:48 PM
This afternoon, We got our first written pledge of support from Island Multi Sales, sign by President & Chief Executive Officer Imee Ong Hallare. With that letter, I went to Canon and met with Mr.Martinez for further discussion of their participation. Malou de Guzman of Columbia is all out on this project, we have a schedule meeting this coming thursday. So is Ariel Tresvallesm of Fuji promise their letter this week. So we are slowing moving...

Wow! Thank you very much Sir John for making this very possible!

We would also like to thank you for our shoot yesterday in your studio. We all had fun and learned from one another.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 29, 2006, 05:24:25 PM
wow! thank you for updating us sir john... that's very normal in any project. conceptualization and approval is very slow and takes a lot of time. but we are all awaiting on what part of this project we can contribute. just tell us. since we are limited to connections part... :) God bless you always...
Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: MagicEye on May 29, 2006, 05:58:22 PM
This afternoon, We got our first written pledge of support from Island Multi Sales, sign by President & Chief Executive Officer Imee Ong Hallare. With that letter, I went to Canon and met with Mr.Martinez for further discussion of their participation. Malou de Guzman of Columbia is all out on this project, we have a schedule meeting this coming thursday. So is Ariel Tresvallesm of Fuji promise their letter this week. So we are slowing moving...

Wow! Thank you very much Sir John for making this very possible!

We would also like to thank you for our shoot yesterday in your studio. We all had fun and learned from one another.

You know, I was thinking about your shoot yesterday. It could be better... Shooting is the easiest part of the lesson. I notice all the lights were the same... Flat.  Sure, everybody enjoy the shoots and the company,

But If I were to learn seriously either I get 2 fellow photogs to join me ( not more than 5 )... we will write down or draw our concept..  idea.. visual. Brainstorm.  Get a magazine, browse thru the pages and see if you can have that unique Idea. then look for the model, props needed for the shoot, it may take a week or more, thats your group project. organizing all the elements to make a successful image. You have a main visual, when you are done with the main visual, each one will have an oppotunity to do a variation of the main visual according to individual taste.
In this project, your group will be interacting with each other, sharing and learning together...
All of you have nice pictures to show. No doubt about that.. Now is the challenge. Bringing your Idea into Reality...thats what separate the men from the boys...

When you do that, I will be there and my staff to support you...MagicEye
Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: gpx4 on May 29, 2006, 07:07:20 PM
Yes, that's a very good suggestion. Most of us yesterday just wanted to get our feet wet on a studio set-up. Mga virgin pa kami sa studio shoot. So we really did not mind the smogasborg atmosphere. It really lacked concept. Next time we can have more seriously thought out shoot. My wife might be able to get the Mossimo bikini summit winners as models. We can work a concept from that.

You know, I was thinking about your shoot yesterday. It could be better... Shooting is the easiest part of the lesson. I notice all the lights were the same... Flat.  Sure, everybody enjoy the shoots and the company,

But If I were to learn seriously either I get 2 fellow photogs to join me ( not more than 5 )... we will write down or draw our concept..  idea.. visual. Brainstorm.  Get a magazine, browse thru the pages and see if you can have that unique Idea. then look for the model, props needed for the shoot, it may take a week or more, thats your group project. organizing all the elements to make a successful image. You have a main visual, when you are done with the main visual, each one will have an oppotunity to do a variation of the main visual according to individual taste.
In this project, your group will be interacting with each other, sharing and learning together...
All of you have nice pictures to show. No doubt about that.. Now is the challenge. Bringing your Idea into Reality...thats what separate the men from the boys...

When you do that, I will be there and my staff to support you...MagicEye
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 29, 2006, 08:12:35 PM
yes sir john. that's the main learning we all had yesterday. we will do better next time sir. most of us are first timers (especially the organizers), and we will plan carefully the next shoot like this. katulad nalang ng ginagawa ko kahapon, while shooting, naniningil ako ng contribution ng mga kasamahan kahit nakatutok din bazooka nila sa model. hahaha... di talaga planado sir... :D
but the help of your staffs made a great contribution that lessens additional worries for us. thank you again sir ric and sir ben... :)
conceptualization prior to the shooting is a must talaga... even the groupings and coordination, dapat talaga planado din. thank you again sir john for your valuable inputs and help to us... next time, we will do it better... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 29, 2006, 10:18:20 PM
yes sir john. that's the main learning we all had yesterday. we will do better next time sir. most of us are first timers (especially the organizers), and we will plan carefully the next shoot like this. katulad nalang ng ginagawa ko kahapon, while shooting, naniningil ako ng contribution ng mga kasamahan kahit nakatutok din bazooka nila sa model. hahaha... di talaga planado sir... :D
but the help of your staffs made a great contribution that lessens additional worries for us. thank you again sir ric and sir ben... :)
conceptualization prior to the shooting is a must talaga... even the groupings and coordination, dapat talaga planado din. thank you again sir john for your valuable inputs and help to us... next time, we will do it better... :)
hindi, sermon kundi suggestion lang, kasi natutuwa ako sa inyong lahat dahil sobra ang sigla ninyo. I know pag first time talaga sobra ang excitement, next time may idea na kayo kung papaano. Salamat at natangap ninyo ang aking suggestion.
Title: Re: I apologize
Post by: MagicEye on May 29, 2006, 11:10:27 PM
Nakita ko iyong mga images ng posted ninyo ngayon gabi.. Ok na, bilib na ako sa inyo, kala ko sa dami at excited kayo, hindi kayo maka concentrate sa pagkuha ninyo. Mali pala ako. I guess I am getting too conservative, thats why I need to be with young enthusiastic people like PiPho group. Saludo ako sa inyong lahat. Magic Eye (dapat yata nagshoshoot din ako )
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 29, 2006, 11:15:53 PM
Sir John, looking forward to see you shoot fashion/models.

Kukuha ng tips a thing or two on how you direct the models... Sinisigawan nyo ba? hehehe :D or dapat sweet voice?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 29, 2006, 11:59:54 PM
naku sir john, di lang po namin tinatanggap, ninanamnam at nililista pa namin sa puso at isip. i know someday, when some of us will be successful, you've been a big part of it... i may not be successful, but you changed the way we look at photography sir... it's not merely a nice image printed on paper... there's more to it... there are some things that naked eyes can't see... and that's where you taught and inspired us...
and thank you sir for the compliment. kahit siksikan kami sa pwesto, meron at least kahit papano, magandang kuha rin. naku, sandamakmak na ba namang CF cards na kung ilang gigabytes, pag wala pa ba namang tsamba shot, ewan ko nalang... hahaha... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 30, 2006, 03:25:33 AM

You know, I was thinking about your shoot yesterday. It could be better... Shooting is the easiest part of the lesson. I notice all the lights were the same... Flat.  Sure, everybody enjoy the shoots and the company,

But If I were to learn seriously either I get 2 fellow photogs to join me ( not more than 5 )... we will write down or draw our concept..  idea.. visual. Brainstorm.  Get a magazine, browse thru the pages and see if you can have that unique Idea. then look for the model, props needed for the shoot, it may take a week or more, thats your group project. organizing all the elements to make a successful image. You have a main visual, when you are done with the main visual, each one will have an oppotunity to do a variation of the main visual according to individual taste.
In this project, your group will be interacting with each other, sharing and learning together...
All of you have nice pictures to show. No doubt about that.. Now is the challenge. Bringing your Idea into Reality...thats what separate the men from the boys...

When you do that, I will be there and my staff to support you...MagicEye
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Agree ako dito. Sana makasama naman ulit. This is more challenging.
Title: Re: Demo unit: Kit Lighting System of Aperture
Post by: MagicEye on May 30, 2006, 11:18:26 AM

I have convinced Aperture Trading c/o Jenny to have Starting kits demo unit available to pipho members... Starting with JC, I am vouching for him. He can go today or anytime he choose to pick up the demo units and state what day he will return the demo unit ( Max 2 to 3 days ). the in return he vouch for the next pipho member who wants to try... nice arrangement.. MagicEye.
Title: Re: Demo unit: Kit Lighting System of Aperture
Post by: WildSwan on May 30, 2006, 11:23:47 AM
This is great!!!

Very generous of you to extend this deed to THE REST of the community. If I haven't got a set of Falcon Eyes, I myself would have availed of your generousity.

Thank you very much.

Go, go, go Nik... Canon pala. :D


I have convinced Aperture Trading c/o Jenny to have Starting kits demo unit available to pipho members... Starting with JC, I am vouching for him. He can go today or anytime he choose to pick up the demo units and state what day he will return the demo unit ( Max 2 to 3 days ). the in return he vouch for the next pipho member who wants to try... nice arrangement.. MagicEye.
Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: WildSwan on May 30, 2006, 11:29:25 AM
Couldn't agreed more. While the setup was there, free to be tinkered and wondered upon, nobody initiated to play with the ligthing... well, mine is just an observation basing from the posted photos. Except for the models, their poses, the lights are all the same.  ;D


You know, I was thinking about your shoot yesterday. It could be better... Shooting is the easiest part of the lesson. I notice all the lights were the same... Flat.  Sure, everybody enjoy the shoots and the company,

But If I were to learn seriously either I get 2 fellow photogs to join me ( not more than 5 )... we will write down or draw our concept..  idea.. visual. Brainstorm.  Get a magazine, browse thru the pages and see if you can have that unique Idea. then look for the model, props needed for the shoot, it may take a week or more, thats your group project. organizing all the elements to make a successful image. You have a main visual, when you are done with the main visual, each one will have an oppotunity to do a variation of the main visual according to individual taste.
In this project, your group will be interacting with each other, sharing and learning together...
All of you have nice pictures to show. No doubt about that.. Now is the challenge. Bringing your Idea into Reality...thats what separate the men from the boys...

When you do that, I will be there and my staff to support you...MagicEye





Agree ako dito. Sana makasama naman ulit. This is more challenging.
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Title: Re: If we all behave
Post by: MagicEye on May 30, 2006, 11:31:45 AM
This is great!!!

Very generous of you to extend this deed to THE REST of the community. If I haven't got a set of Falcon Eyes, I myself would have availed of your generousity.

Thank you very much.

Go, go, go Nik... Canon pala. :D


I have convinced Aperture Trading c/o Jenny to have Starting kits demo unit available to pipho members... Starting with JC, I am vouching for him. He can go today or anytime he choose to pick up the demo units and state what day he will return the demo unit ( Max 2 to 3 days ). the in return he vouch for the next pipho member who wants to try... nice arrangement.. MagicEye.
Title: Re: If we all behave
Post by: MagicEye on May 30, 2006, 11:34:38 AM
This is great!!!

Very generous of you to extend this deed to THE REST of the community. If I haven't got a set of Falcon Eyes, I myself would have availed of your generousity.

Thank you very much.

Go, go, go Nik... Canon pala. :D


I have convinced Aperture Trading c/o Jenny to have Starting kits demo unit available to pipho members... Starting with JC, I am vouching for him. He can go today or anytime he choose to pick up the demo units and state what day he will return the demo unit ( Max 2 to 3 days ). the in return he vouch for the next pipho member who wants to try... nice arrangement.. MagicEye.
We might convince them to expend their demo units to other brands too. and maybe special discount for Pipho members too
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 30, 2006, 11:40:58 AM
Couldn't agreed more. While the setup was there, free to be tinkered and wondered upon, nobody initiated to play with the ligthing... well, mine is just an observation basing from the posted photos. Except for the models, their poses, the lights are all the same.  ;D

As much as we wanted to tinker and wonder upon the light/setup medyo dyahe kase.. So everytime we want to adjust the lights we would ask Ben to adjust it for us - our dillema was kakahiya naman if we ask him to keep on changing and setting up the lights for us. Next time, If it was a paid studio/shoot i would now know and demand different lighting setups para mas maganda. :)

Anyways, i learned a lot from his shoot and tips from the masters here at PiPho
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 30, 2006, 03:25:04 PM
I have convinced Aperture Trading c/o Jenny to have Starting kits demo unit available to pipho members... Starting with JC, I am vouching for him. He can go today or anytime he choose to pick up the demo units and state what day he will return the demo unit ( Max 2 to 3 days ). the in return he vouch for the next pipho member who wants to try... nice arrangement.. MagicEye.

thank you very much again sir john... wow! i don't know how to express my gratitude sir. miss jenny already contacted me. i'll finalize the date sir. again, thank you very very much and God bless you always...

Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: angelobryant on May 30, 2006, 04:48:16 PM
I was actually asking sir ben about that (moving the lights), sabi nya kung gusto namin i move yung lights, dapat  sabihin sa kanya and sya mag aadjust. we are not allowed to touch the lights except for very very minor light adjustments. sabi nga ni sir Tinio, pag nabagsak, edi sold! nye.. 45k for a head, nabagsak.. sold.. yikes... kulang pa resale value ng 350d ko dun. better safe than sorry.  ;D

Couldn't agreed more. While the setup was there, free to be tinkered and wondered upon, nobody initiated to play with the ligthing... well, mine is just an observation basing from the posted photos. Except for the models, their poses, the lights are all the same.  ;D


You know, I was thinking about your shoot yesterday. It could be better... Shooting is the easiest part of the lesson. I notice all the lights were the same... Flat.  Sure, everybody enjoy the shoots and the company,

But If I were to learn seriously either I get 2 fellow photogs to join me ( not more than 5 )... we will write down or draw our concept..  idea.. visual. Brainstorm.  Get a magazine, browse thru the pages and see if you can have that unique Idea. then look for the model, props needed for the shoot, it may take a week or more, thats your group project. organizing all the elements to make a successful image. You have a main visual, when you are done with the main visual, each one will have an oppotunity to do a variation of the main visual according to individual taste.
In this project, your group will be interacting with each other, sharing and learning together...
All of you have nice pictures to show. No doubt about that.. Now is the challenge. Bringing your Idea into Reality...thats what separate the men from the boys...

When you do that, I will be there and my staff to support you...MagicEye





Agree ako dito. Sana makasama naman ulit. This is more challenging.
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Title: Re: Lesson to be learned
Post by: MagicEye on May 30, 2006, 05:20:21 PM
I was actually asking sir ben about that (moving the lights), sabi nya kung gusto namin i move yung lights, dapat  sabihin sa kanya and sya mag aadjust. we are not allowed to touch the lights except for very very minor light adjustments. sabi nga ni sir Tinio, pag nabagsak, edi sold! nye.. 45k for a head, nabagsak.. sold.. yikes... kulang pa resale value ng 350d ko dun. better safe than sorry.  ;D

You are Right there, I guess when you have too many people around its hard to move. Also being a guest, pakiramdam muna. Sa akin, I just observe. In fact, I feel guilty afterward, we should have time for some of the photogs to set up their lights. Kaso, sobra excitement. Hindi na mapigilan ang shooting ng barkad. Anyway, everything end up well, I saw the shots posted. They look good.
So its okay, we are learning as we move along...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on May 30, 2006, 07:14:37 PM
sir john, ang tindi nung makati shot ninyo! nasindak ako dun sa helicopter nung izoom niyo, super sharp pa din, and to think na simpleng lens lang ang ginamit niyo.

it was also great to hear your insight on buying new equipments...like what you said, it's easy to be frustrated if the gear is better/ higher level than the user. the user should always be better or on a higher level than his gear.

ty po! :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: coal on May 30, 2006, 08:06:51 PM
hmmmm.  next time i'll be there :D.  hehe.

cocoy
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: karlspo on May 31, 2006, 12:37:30 AM
Wow, I just read through all the previous posts in the last two days. Like the others say, it is such a humbling and insightful experience to have you inspire us like this, sir.

You gave me a new drive to do better and to focus more in achieving something.

Thanks! I do hope that the Hidalgo project will be executed as envisioned. And sana, I can contribute something rin from time to time.

Karl
Title: Re:Thank u and R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 12:43:19 PM
Wow, I just read through all the previous posts in the last two days. Like the others say, it is such a humbling and insightful experience to have you inspire us like this, sir.

You gave me a new drive to do better and to focus more in achieving something.

Thanks! I do hope that the Hidalgo project will be executed as envisioned. And sana, I can contribute something rin from time to time.

Karl
Thank you for reading our post. Dont worry, I will call on you and fellow photographers when the proper time comes, I just came from FujiFilm, Talk to old friends Mr. Sonny Teves and Ariel Tresvalles about YKL participation on the R Hidalgo project. They are doing the pledge and will submit to us within this week. Mr Ariel was so kind enough to have our Photo presentation materials printed for FREE. ( 2 sets 8 R prints) later maybe more as we need them.
Good news from Canon too and our meeting with Mr. Ben Tan of Columbia is confirm for 2moro at 3pm with Ms Edi Huang and myself. We will bring up the idea of putting up a Nikon Service center in Hidalgo... On the way home, I manage to take pictures of the recommended relocation area for the affected vendors.
Some friends caution me about this project. it would make some people unhappy, specially the vendors... I am not worried about "SOME" I am more concern about "MANY" who would benefit from this project,so jokingly I said, if you see me running in R Hidalgo, please open your door so I can come in and be safe... OK
Title: Re: To all Aspiring Females Photogs
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 12:52:34 PM
Today, Manila Bulletin "Picture Perfect"  features One of our pipho members - Clicko aka Gnie Arambulo.... Check it out...and you have an oppotunity to meet with her and do "Girls Talk" BTW, she is friendly and willing to help out newbies too. I am proud of her too.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 31, 2006, 12:58:48 PM
Congratulations to Ms. Gnie Arambulo, and yes, she is very friendly indeed. got a chance to listen to her talk about photography during last Sunday's shoot.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 31, 2006, 12:59:57 PM
Yep, I already read it sir. I always get a copy of Picture Perfect (Manila Bulletin) every Wednesday. Its amazing how G-nie can remain so humble when in fact she accomplished a lot. Well, she was trained by the very best and her dedication to her job, is simply admirable.

IDOL Talaga!!! Hope I can become as good as her someday.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: reinekz on May 31, 2006, 01:03:26 PM
im so inspired! grabe! im so happy that i read this thread. im no pro(yet), starting to enjoy and earn from this venture. maraming salamat Magic Eye.. Saludo ako sa adhikain nyo.



Rekz Sarmenta :)
Title: Re: Clicko still shooting
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 01:09:19 PM
Yep, I already read it sir. I always get a copy of Picture Perfect (Manila Bulletin) every Wednesday. Its amazing how G-nie can remain so humble when in fact she accomplished a lot. Well, she was trained by the very best and her dedication to her job, is simply admirable.

IDOL Talaga!!! Hope I can become as good as her someday.
She has a full day shoot. I will relay your message personally to her... I got her 40 copies of Bulletin Today, para pati aso ng kapitbahay may copia matutong magbasa...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on May 31, 2006, 01:11:40 PM
Sir John,

Will you be joining PiPho's 1st year anniversary celebration?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 31, 2006, 01:16:38 PM
G-nie's story is truly inspiring. In fact, I am carefully considering following her footsteps.  I have been planning to resign from my job for the longest time (I've been with the same company for 12 years) and I think this is the best time to do it.

I plan to be serious with photography and make it a career.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on May 31, 2006, 01:19:41 PM
G-nie's story is truly inspiring. In fact, I am carefully considering following her footsteps.  I have been planning to resign from my job for the longest time (I've been with the same company for 12 years) and I think this is the best time to do it.

I plan to be serious with photography and make it a career.

if only i had the balls to do it  :-\
Title: Re: Clicko still shooting
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on May 31, 2006, 01:28:17 PM
Yep, I already read it sir. I always get a copy of Picture Perfect (Manila Bulletin) every Wednesday. Its amazing how G-nie can remain so humble when in fact she accomplished a lot. Well, she was trained by the very best and her dedication to her job, is simply admirable.

IDOL Talaga!!! Hope I can become as good as her someday.
She has a full day shoot. I will relay your message personally to her... I got her 40 copies of Bulletin Today, para pati aso ng kapitbahay may copia matutong magbasa...


Hahaha!!! Pati aso mamamangha. Thanks sir! Hope we get another chance to shoot with you and her. 30 minutes with the both of you is worth more than a thousand photography books and lectures.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 31, 2006, 01:32:53 PM
G-nie's story is truly inspiring. In fact, I am carefully considering following her footsteps.  I have been planning to resign from my job for the longest time (I've been with the same company for 12 years) and I think this is the best time to do it.

I plan to be serious with photography and make it a career.

if only i had the balls to do it  :-\

It's actually more of a change of heart on my part.  Although I occupy a high position in our company...I am not very comfortable with the nature of our business. 

I am still praying for it.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 01:53:58 PM
G-nie's story is truly inspiring. In fact, I am carefully considering following her footsteps.  I have been planning to resign from my job for the longest time (I've been with the same company for 12 years) and I think this is the best time to do it.

I plan to be serious with photography and make it a career.

if only i had the balls to do it  :-\

It's actually more of a change of heart on my part.  Although I occupy a high position in our company...I am not very comfortable with the nature of our business. 

I am still praying for it.

Dont pray only.. Plan it out, get all the options. Dont resign yet. Is this your hobby ? Hone your skills, attend seminars that can improve your photography, slowly invest on good equipment, do part time photography work.. Free lance... when your income from photography is almost as your present income then decide IF you want to quit.. or else work hard on your present job, and let all your frustrations release thru photography... make it as a hobby.. Times have change... being professional photographer now is difficult, competition is tough. Unless you are focused and well prepared. too risky,specially if you have a family to worry.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on May 31, 2006, 01:58:27 PM
Dont pray only.. Plan it out, get all the options. Dont resign yet. Is this your hobby ? Hone your skills, attend seminars that can improve your photography, slowly invest on good equipment, do part time photography work.. Free lance... when your income from photography is almost as your present income then decide IF you want to quit.. or else work hard on your present job, and let all your frustrations release thru photography... make it as a hobby.. Times have change... being professional photographer now is difficult, competition is tough. Unless you are focused and well prepared. too risky,specially if you have a family to worry.

tama! we're facing hard times right now. always think of your family's financial security.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on May 31, 2006, 02:17:02 PM
gnie is simple but rocks. siempre saan pa magmamana yan, e di kay sir john... ;D
congratulations again ma'am... you're one of our inspirations here. God bless you... :)
i'm also thinking of career shift but just like sir john said, not yet. i'm still thinking about tremendous options. :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 31, 2006, 03:13:29 PM
G-nie's story is truly inspiring. In fact, I am carefully considering following her footsteps.  I have been planning to resign from my job for the longest time (I've been with the same company for 12 years) and I think this is the best time to do it.

I plan to be serious with photography and make it a career.

if only i had the balls to do it  :-\

It's actually more of a change of heart on my part.  Although I occupy a high position in our company...I am not very comfortable with the nature of our business. 

I am still praying for it.

Dont pray only.. Plan it out, get all the options. Dont resign yet. Is this your hobby ? Hone your skills, attend seminars that can improve your photography, slowly invest on good equipment, do part time photography work.. Free lance... when your income from photography is almost as your present income then decide IF you want to quit.. or else work hard on your present job, and let all your frustrations release thru photography... make it as a hobby.. Times have change... being professional photographer now is difficult, competition is tough. Unless you are focused and well prepared. too risky,specially if you have a family to worry.

You're right.  Almost anybody with a digicam can now take a picture and our photos need to stand out from the rest for it to be a great photo.  Anyway, nothing is final here yet.  Don't worry sir, I will not do anything *toink* that would hurt me and my family.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on May 31, 2006, 03:21:06 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on May 31, 2006, 03:22:51 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D

goodluck po sir! wag nyo kami kakalimutan pag nasa itaas na kayo
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on May 31, 2006, 03:28:10 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D

goodluck po sir! wag nyo kami kakalimutan pag nasa itaas na kayo

nye... paano kita makalimutan e pag nasa taas na ako, mas mataas ka pa din.. ano ba height mo? hehe.. lol mas magaling ka pa sakin!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on May 31, 2006, 03:29:13 PM
nye... paano kita makalimutan e pag nasa taas na ako, mas mataas ka pa din.. ano ba height mo? hehe.. lol mas magaling ka pa sakin!


hahahah! ikaw pa? one of the masters ka na rin e
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jian on May 31, 2006, 03:31:40 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D

God bless sir!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 05:13:37 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D
Maybe thats a good move, Nothing beats working on your own business. Focus on your work first, and make photography your hobby. No pressure on pleasing demanding clients. Shoot whatever subjects you like. Isnt that the best thing that can happen to you.
Good Luck.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on May 31, 2006, 06:07:15 PM
Effective June 5, 2006, i resign my position as accounting manager.

that was the letter i gave to my boss. I dreamt of becoming a pro photographer too, and i think this is my chance.

btw i only did this since i will be managing our growing business fulltime. sadly, photography is still just a hobby for me. pero mas madami na akong oras para sa kanya! yepeeee  ;D

do what your heart desires angelo ... the rest will follow ... good luck
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: clicko on May 31, 2006, 07:19:51 PM
Don't worry guys, I've been thinking for such a looooong time what hobby i can get into... Some would ask me "Aside from photography what else do you do, what's your hobby?" Hard for me to answer - kasi wala .... ...... I like to travel but still because i want to shoot -photography pa rin ;D. Good for you at least you have photography as your hobby. :) Enjoy and have fun!
Title: Re: Time to wear my G-string
Post by: MagicEye on May 31, 2006, 08:49:51 PM
This will be my second time to be a ninong to members of the Ifugao Tribe. This little girl who broke her arms when she fell off the rice terraces is now a woman, she is getting married this coming Monday, June 5. I will be going to Banaue, Ifugao and attend her wedding. We will drink Tapuy and dance to the beat of the gongs, renew friendships among the elders. I remember 30 years ago when I was just learning my basic photography in documenting the life and rituals of the Ifugao. How they have accepted me as an adopted son and gave me an Ifugao name. Banaue has always fascinates me everytime I go up there. I hope you will have an oppotunity to visit Banaue Rice Terrace and Dont forget to bring your camera.
Title: Re: Time to wear my G-string
Post by: teardr0p1204 on May 31, 2006, 09:51:59 PM
This will be my second time to be a ninong to members of the Ifugao Tribe. This little girl who broke her arms when she fell off the rice terraces is now a woman, she is getting married this coming Monday, June 5. I will be going to Banaue, Ifugao and attend her wedding. We will drink Tapuy and dance to the beat of the gongs, renew friendships among the elders. I remember 30 years ago when I was just learning my basic photography in documenting the life and rituals of the Ifugao. How they have accepted me as an adopted son and gave me an Ifugao name. Banaue has always fascinates me everytime I go up there. I hope you will have an oppotunity to visit Banaue Rice Terrace and Dont forget to bring your camera.

Wow! Sir John, you never cease to amaze us! :-) I have never been to Banaue and have been wanting to go there for the longest time... baka meron dito sa forum na gusto samahan ako?!? Tara planuhin na natin!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on June 01, 2006, 07:04:08 AM
Enjoy Mr. MagicEye. Events like that are for rekindling and acknowledging relations & friends. My father-in-law is a full blooded ifugao though we never had the rites as we cannot afford feeding a whole town. Am sending you a PM re RHidalgo.

Anybody planning a photo ops to Ifugao, sama ako. I can host a few days at my in-laws place in Kiangan. That is, if you're interested in seeing the non-tourist areas. 4x4s required. Kung wala, hiking will do.

I posted a pic at the Share-a-Photo sometime last May 19.
Harvest season ngayon. A few weeks from now its planting season. That is a good time kasi green lahat. Especially with the rains.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 01, 2006, 08:55:44 AM
Enjoy Mr. MagicEye. Events like that are for rekindling and acknowledging relations & friends. My father-in-law is a full blooded ifugao though we never had the rites as we cannot afford feeding a whole town. Am sending you a PM re RHidalgo.

Anybody planning a photo ops to Ifugao, sama ako. I can host a few days at my in-laws place in Kiangan. That is, if you're interested in seeing the non-tourist areas. 4x4s required. Kung wala, hiking will do.

I posted a pic at the Share-a-Photo sometime last May 19.
Harvest season ngayon. A few weeks from now its planting season. That is a good time kasi green lahat. Especially with the rains.

Ay maganda to.... sana matuloy. Sama ako.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 01, 2006, 09:00:40 AM
naku sama na din ako...bakit di natin ituloy hanggang sagada? ... hay sarap!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on June 01, 2006, 09:04:10 AM
ang sarap sumama pero weekday tsaka wala na akong pira  :'(
Title: Re: PiPho Photo expedition?
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 09:06:54 AM
Enjoy Mr. MagicEye. Events like that are for rekindling and acknowledging relations & friends. My father-in-law is a full blooded ifugao though we never had the rites as we cannot afford feeding a whole town. Am sending you a PM re RHidalgo.

Anybody planning a photo ops to Ifugao, sama ako. I can host a few days at my in-laws place in Kiangan. That is, if you're interested in seeing the non-tourist areas. 4x4s required. Kung wala, hiking will do.

I posted a pic at the Share-a-Photo sometime last May 19.
Harvest season ngayon. A few weeks from now its planting season. That is a good time kasi green lahat. Especially with the rains.
Sooo. you are from Kaingan, where they still have "Hagabi" in some houses. I have been there several times. my most active years in Banaue were 1977-79, when I was preparing my first photo exhibit. I went to all the 17 barangays like Cambulo,Bayninan,Batad,Ducligan... I might be going there earlier to experiment with the new technic in doing panoramic shots.
There is a beautiful panoramic shot I did for Mayoyoa and the Mayor has invited us to go there and shoot and be their guests, free accomondation and food.. Pipho should organized a photo expedition to the cordillera...
Title: Re: PiPho Photo expedition?
Post by: quixilver on June 01, 2006, 09:09:01 AM
Sooo. you are from Kaingan, where they still have "Hagabi" in some houses. I have been there several times. my most active years in Banaue were 1977-79, when I was preparing my first photo exhibit. I went to all the 17 barangays like Cambulo,Bayninan,Batad,Ducligan... I might be going there earlier to experiment with the new technic in doing panoramic shots.
There is a beautiful panoramic shot I did for Mayoyoa and the Mayor has invited us to go there and shoot and be their guests, free accomondation and food.. Pipho should organized a photo expedition to the cordillera...

i agree. that's a good photo op & a great vacation too
Title: Re: PiPho Photo expedition?
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 09:54:34 AM
Sooo. you are from Kaingan, where they still have "Hagabi" in some houses. I have been there several times. my most active years in Banaue were 1977-79, when I was preparing my first photo exhibit. I went to all the 17 barangays like Cambulo,Bayninan,Batad,Ducligan... I might be going there earlier to experiment with the new technic in doing panoramic shots.
There is a beautiful panoramic shot I did for Mayoyoa and the Mayor has invited us to go there and shoot and be their guests, free accomondation and food.. Pipho should organized a photo expedition to the cordillera...

i agree. that's a good photo op & a great vacation too
if you agree, I can help you make a good photo exped... I did that last year with Photoworld delegates. They were about 80 photographers, One aircon bus and several cars went to banaue for 3 nites and two days, they had ethnic games, rituals and dances. Maybe I will give you several options - smaller groups of 5, 10, and 20. Manila-Banaue-Sagada-Baguio-Manila or Manila-Banaue-Mayoyao-Isabela-manila.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 01, 2006, 10:01:02 AM
Wow.. count me in sir John. My mom side (Uy) are from Isabela area and I haven't got the chance to see my mom's hometown yet. Actually I haven't been up north.

Will the route cover Ilocos too? I'd love to go there (upon seeing your everest pictures) since maraming photo ops dun. There's also this Windmills area that my friend showed me, parang ang sarap picturean.

I hope this happens soon.. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on June 01, 2006, 10:02:31 AM
Wow.. count me in sir John. My mom side (Uy) are from Isabela area and I haven't got the chance to see my mom's hometown yet. Actually I haven't been up north.

Will the route cover Ilocos too? I'd love to go there (upon seeing your everest pictures) since maraming photo ops dun. There's also this Windmills area that my friend showed me, parang ang sarap picturean.

I hope this happens soon.. :)

ok yung mga windmills dun sa banggi, ilocos norte (tama ba?). a couple of racing budies of mine went there last year. kakainggit nga e. super ganda daw
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 10:04:56 AM
Wow.. count me in sir John. My mom side (Uy) are from Isabela area and I haven't got the chance to see my mom's hometown yet. Actually I haven't been up north.

Will the route cover Ilocos too? I'd love to go there (upon seeing your everest pictures) since maraming photo ops dun. There's also this Windmills area that my friend showed me, parang ang sarap picturean.

I hope this happens soon.. :)

ok yung mga windmills dun sa banggi, ilocos norte (tama ba?). a couple of racing budies of mine went there last year. kakainggit nga e. super ganda daw
Bangui is on the other side of the mountain range... baka maging Tour of Luzon itong expedition! :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on June 01, 2006, 10:06:08 AM
Wow.. count me in sir John. My mom side (Uy) are from Isabela area and I haven't got the chance to see my mom's hometown yet. Actually I haven't been up north.

Will the route cover Ilocos too? I'd love to go there (upon seeing your everest pictures) since maraming photo ops dun. There's also this Windmills area that my friend showed me, parang ang sarap picturean.

I hope this happens soon.. :)

ok yung mga windmills dun sa banggi, ilocos norte (tama ba?). a couple of racing budies of mine went there last year. kakainggit nga e. super ganda daw

yes pre.. super ganda.. been there just two weeks ago. sayang kulang time. i wanted to go the beach where the wind mills are located. wasnt able to find the road leading there. nun huminto kami sa viewdeck, ayun nakita namin kaso tinamad na bumalik. nag punta na lang kami sa old light house. stayed in pagudpud for one night sa homestay.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 10:29:11 AM
ok yung mga windmills dun sa banggi, ilocos norte (tama ba?). a couple of racing budies of mine went there last year. kakainggit nga e. super ganda daw

yes pre.. super ganda.. been there just two weeks ago. sayang kulang time. i wanted to go the beach where the wind mills are located. wasnt able to find the road leading there. nun huminto kami sa viewdeck, ayun nakita namin kaso tinamad na bumalik. nag punta na lang kami sa old light house. stayed in pagudpud for one night sa homestay.
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Coming from Laoag, just before Bangui proper, there is a road right before the bridge. (dirt rd) Mali ang timing ko rin. 11 am. Worst time of the day to shoot. Best would be Sunrise.. Strong winds, strong waves, not ideally for swimming... I got the Everest stuck for an hour in one of the "quicksand" they called shifting sands. so after June 5, you are a FREE MAN... Good Luck... could expect lots of photos from you.
Title: Re: PiPho Photo expedition?
Post by: TiNiO on June 01, 2006, 10:42:00 AM
if you agree, I can help you make a good photo exped... I did that last year with Photoworld delegates. They were about 80 photographers, One aircon bus and several cars went to banaue for 3 nites and two days, they had ethnic games, rituals and dances. Maybe I will give you several options - smaller groups of 5, 10, and 20. Manila-Banaue-Sagada-Baguio-Manila or Manila-Banaue-Mayoyao-Isabela-manila.

wow!!! sir john, i'll be looking forward to this trip. i've been to the north a couple of times before and have seen all the wonderful sights but unfortunately company business first before anything else. ;(

i hope when this came to fruition...we can all go there and shoot all those wonderful and gorgeous sights. it's really WOW Philippines!!! ;)

maraming salamat po sir john at kay ma'am harvey sa tanggap nyo sa amin nun nakaraang araw ng linggo. kami po'y lubos na nasiyahan at ang sarap po ng pagkain na inihanda nyo sa amin. salamat pong muli. sa uulitin. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 01, 2006, 10:48:13 AM
im also in sa expedition na ito...basta after june 13...wala pa camera ko...hmmmm...hanap na ako ziplock....
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: angelobryant on June 01, 2006, 10:55:48 AM
ok yung mga windmills dun sa banggi, ilocos norte (tama ba?). a couple of racing budies of mine went there last year. kakainggit nga e. super ganda daw

yes pre.. super ganda.. been there just two weeks ago. sayang kulang time. i wanted to go the beach where the wind mills are located. wasnt able to find the road leading there. nun huminto kami sa viewdeck, ayun nakita namin kaso tinamad na bumalik. nag punta na lang kami sa old light house. stayed in pagudpud for one night sa homestay.
Coming from Laoag, just before Bangui proper, there is a road right before the bridge. (dirt rd) Mali ang timing ko rin. 11 am. Worst time of the day to shoot. Best would be Sunrise.. Strong winds, strong waves, not ideally for swimming... I got the Everest stuck for an hour in one of the "quicksand" they called shifting sands. so after June 5, you are a FREE MAN... Good Luck... could expect lots of photos from you.
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i hope so too sir john... come august, the offpeak of our business.. ill try to contact mang pepe... remember the photo documentary i wanted to do? dun sa pakwanan sa san antonio, nueva ecija. i hope matuloy. i hope.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 01, 2006, 04:18:27 PM
uh-oh... i might miss this one. school will start soon...  :'(
Title: Re: Nikon on R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 05:26:31 PM
Yep, We ( Ms.Edi Huang and Lito Beltran ) just finish an hour long meeting with Mr. Anderson Tan, new breed of young people running the show (COO). He is all out support for this project. He will be doing his pledge within this week to be given to us on Monday. he assure us that he will put up a Nikon Camera service center in R Hidalgo... For the time being he told us that the only authorized Nikon Service center is located at Columbia global Photo Sales located at 135 G.Roxas St. San francisco del monte, Quezon City. Tel 365-0892 or 3638550. Email add:  act@columbiaglobal.net

Because of unsatisfactory services rendered by the Columbia branches. The owner decided to stop servicing by their branch operators. So Nikonians, lets pray and help make this project possible... in the meantime if you need to service your camera look for Mr. Ramil Portes - Head of the Technical Dept..

So far, just waiting for the promised pledges from Canon, Nikon and FujiFilm within this week. We got 10 pledges so far from the photo shop owners. MOVING SLOWLY but we are getting there... hope the other group will have their meeting this saturday, we would like to sit in and learn from them... so far so good.
Title: Re: Nikon on R Hidalgo
Post by: quixilver on June 01, 2006, 05:35:18 PM
Yep, We ( Ms.Edi Huang and Lito Beltran ) just finish an hour long meeting with Mr. Anderson Tan, new breed of young people running the show (COO). He is all out support for this project. He will be doing his pledge within this week to be given to us on Monday. he assure us that he will put up a Nikon Camera service center in R Hidalgo... For the time being he told us that the only authorized Nikon Service center is located at Columbia global Photo Sales located at 135 G.Roxas St. San francisco del monte, Quezon City. Tel 365-0892 or 3638550. Email add:  act@columbiaglobal.net

Because of unsatisfactory services rendered by the Columbia branches. The owner decided to stop servicing by their branch operators. So Nikonians, lets pray and help make this project possible... in the meantime if you need to service your camera look for Mr. Ramil Portes - Head of the Technical Dept..

So far, just waiting for the promised pledges from Canon, Nikon and FujiFilm within this week. We got 10 pledges so far from the photo shop owners. MOVING SLOWLY but we are getting there... hope the other group will have their meeting this saturday, we would like to sit in and learn from them... so far so good.

Thank you very much for all your tireless effort in this very great endeavor! Nikonians will surely appreciate this.
Title: Re: Nikon on R Hidalgo
Post by: WildSwan on June 01, 2006, 05:36:29 PM
I put down my Cameras and pray.  :)

Yep, We ( Ms.Edi Huang and Lito Beltran ) just finish an hour long meeting with Mr. Anderson Tan, new breed of young people running the show (COO). He is all out support for this project. He will be doing his pledge within this week to be given to us on Monday. he assure us that he will put up a Nikon Camera service center in R Hidalgo... For the time being he told us that the only authorized Nikon Service center is located at Columbia global Photo Sales located at 135 G.Roxas St. San francisco del monte, Quezon City. Tel 365-0892 or 3638550. Email add:  act@columbiaglobal.net

Because of unsatisfactory services rendered by the Columbia branches. The owner decided to stop servicing by their branch operators. So Nikonians, lets pray and help make this project possible... in the meantime if you need to service your camera look for Mr. Ramil Portes - Head of the Technical Dept..

So far, just waiting for the promised pledges from Canon, Nikon and FujiFilm within this week. We got 10 pledges so far from the photo shop owners. MOVING SLOWLY but we are getting there... hope the other group will have their meeting this saturday, we would like to sit in and learn from them... so far so good.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Dave_D on June 01, 2006, 05:39:17 PM
So lemme get this straight...

So iba ang owner ng Nikon dealership sa Pinas and Columbia is just one of the authorized resellers and repair center?

I'm a bit confused.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 01, 2006, 05:55:58 PM
So lemme get this straight...

So iba ang owner ng Nikon dealership sa Pinas and Columbia is just one of the authorized resellers and repair center?

I'm a bit confused.

Let me straighten it out. Columbia Global Photo Sales Corp is the mother company that handles the distributorship of several photographic equipment including Nikon, Olympus,Casio and other printing developing machines. They used to handle Konica.
The Columbia Photo shops nationwide are franchised. Most of the Columbia Photo shops at SM malls are family owned. They use to have authorized some branches to repair the Nikon Cameras, due to limited equipment available for ensuring quality service. They failed to satisfy the Nikon Owners. So last year, they stop this kind of camera servicing at the branch level... BUT the branches now are classified as pick up points, especially the ones located at the SM Malls. There is a little bit of an internal crisis going on, eventually a new company will emerge... Columbia Digital which will handle Nikon and other major printing machines. As we know by now the Konica Minolta is closing shop. The Nikon is coming up with upgrade Nikon D2Xs.
So Mr.Anderson Tan who is groom to head the new company, very young energetic person, has promised they will be active in this project and Nikon will be in the forfront...
So Nikonian, there is light at the end of the tunnel...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: WildSwan on June 01, 2006, 06:00:33 PM
:D

Just when I accepted the fact that the dark side will never see light.. at least here in the Philippines... well, this is good news. The few and the brave stands. :D

So lemme get this straight...

So iba ang owner ng Nikon dealership sa Pinas and Columbia is just one of the authorized resellers and repair center?

I'm a bit confused.

Let me straighten it out. Columbia Global Photo Sales Corp is the mother company that handles the distributorship of several photographic equipment including Nikon, Olympus,Casio and other printing developing machines. They used to handle Konica.
The Columbia Photo shops nationwide are franchised. Most of the Columbia Photo shops at SM malls are family owned. They use to have authorized some branches to repair the Nikon Cameras, due to limited equipment available for ensuring quality service. They failed to satisfy the Nikon Owners. So last year, they stop this kind of camera servicing at the branch level... BUT the branches now are classified as pick up points, especially the ones located at the SM Malls. There is a little bit of an internal crisis going on, eventually a new company will emerge... Columbia Digital which will handle Nikon and other major printing machines. As we know by now the Konica Minolta is closing shop. The Nikon is coming up with upgrade Nikon D2Xs.
So Mr.Anderson Tan who is groom to head the new company, very young energetic person, has promised they will be active in this project and Nikon will be in the forfront...
So Nikonian, there is light at the end of the tunnel...
Title: Re: Nikonian only ba ?
Post by: clicko on June 01, 2006, 06:02:25 PM
Sir,
How about my Fujifilm S3? saling pusa lang ba? Upgrade naman ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mike_mij on June 01, 2006, 06:05:19 PM
:D

Just when I accepted the fact that the dark side will never see light.. at least here in the Philippines... well, this is good news. The few and the brave stands. :D

So lemme get this straight...

So iba ang owner ng Nikon dealership sa Pinas and Columbia is just one of the authorized resellers and repair center?

I'm a bit confused.

Let me straighten it out. Columbia Global Photo Sales Corp is the mother company that handles the distributorship of several photographic equipment including Nikon, Olympus,Casio and other printing developing machines. They used to handle Konica.
The Columbia Photo shops nationwide are franchised. Most of the Columbia Photo shops at SM malls are family owned. They use to have authorized some branches to repair the Nikon Cameras, due to limited equipment available for ensuring quality service. They failed to satisfy the Nikon Owners. So last year, they stop this kind of camera servicing at the branch level... BUT the branches now are classified as pick up points, especially the ones located at the SM Malls. There is a little bit of an internal crisis going on, eventually a new company will emerge... Columbia Digital which will handle Nikon and other major printing machines. As we know by now the Konica Minolta is closing shop. The Nikon is coming up with upgrade Nikon D2Xs.
So Mr.Anderson Tan who is groom to head the new company, very young energetic person, has promised they will be active in this project and Nikon will be in the forfront...
So Nikonian, there is light at the end of the tunnel...


Looking forward to this...:)
Title: Re: Media Partner on Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 12:09:38 AM
Fellow members,
Tomorrow, Mr. Ronald Jayme - Picture Perfect Editor of Manila Bulletin is coming to my studio to discuss the overall strategy in putting up the R Hildalgo project. I will be able to present to him all the materials since the start of the project. We shall map out the best direction for maximum effect on the media. So far we have the three major camera companies and 10 shop owners involved soon the rest will follow.
I am not a religious person, but lets all join in prayers that this project be done the soonest. We hope the other Quiapo project members will push thru with their meeting on saturday, we would like to observe and learn from them.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on June 02, 2006, 07:49:12 AM
Mr. Magiceye:
The meeting on Saturday is a go! I will send you a PM regarding the details. As I see it, this is still a formative meeting with technical consultants.
Best regards.
Title: Re: Meeting on R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 08:10:46 AM
Mr. Magiceye:
The meeting on Saturday is a go! I will send you a PM regarding the details. As I see it, this is still a formative meeting with technical consultants.
Best regards.
I have the necessary materials to present if needed. Ready to join the group and learn from them. Got the meeting with the editor- our media partner on this project at 10 am today. Thanks. I will see you
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 02, 2006, 08:27:33 AM
R Hidalgo Dream Project is slowly becoming a reality. More people are coming into play.

Anyway, sir John as 've told you before if ever you need architectural/site development schematics for the R Hidalgo Project let me know. More than willng to help.
Title: Re: R HIDALGO
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 08:44:02 AM
R Hidalgo Dream Project is slowly becoming a reality. More people are coming into play.

Anyway, sir John as 've told you before if ever you need architectural/site development schematics for the R Hidalgo Project let me know. More than willng to help.
I will kept that in mind, your time will come soon. I am attending the first meeting with the other group involved with QUIAPO tomorrow. We are planning to have the shop owners meeting next saturday... then SHOWTIME  :)
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Thursday May 25
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 02, 2006, 09:13:53 AM
Requesting volunteers, possibly architects, planners and visionarys. I am planning to go to R hidalgo to look for options where to relocate the "vendors" and brainstorming session at Greenwich (My treat ).around 2 to 4 pm. If interested pm me. we will keep the number small. this is not a photo shoot.

Sir, I had to read almost half of the whole thread!!! Wanted to know the details of the R Hidalgo Project. Nagbasa ako pabalik, until I got to this part.

You've my support sir. Anything to help - maski maging driver, kargador, messenger. I'm great in planning and marketing. That's what I do professionally. Baka makatulong lang.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 02, 2006, 09:27:24 AM
i volunteer to be a partner of ma'am carla on this part sir john. anything i can do to help sa abot ng aking makakaya. more power to you sir and God bless... malapit na malapit na mabuo itong project mo sir. i'm so excited and of course, you have my daily prayers... :) :) :)

Requesting volunteers, possibly architects, planners and visionarys. I am planning to go to R hidalgo to look for options where to relocate the "vendors" and brainstorming session at Greenwich (My treat ).around 2 to 4 pm. If interested pm me. we will keep the number small. this is not a photo shoot.

Sir, I had to read almost half of the whole thread!!! Wanted to know the details of the R Hidalgo Project. Nagbasa ako pabalik, until I got to this part.

You've my support sir. Anything to help - maski maging driver, kargador, messenger. I'm great in planning and marketing. That's what I do professionally. Baka makatulong lang.
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Thursday May 25
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 09:30:59 AM
Requesting volunteers, possibly architects, planners and visionarys. I am planning to go to R hidalgo to look for options where to relocate the "vendors" and brainstorming session at Greenwich (My treat ).around 2 to 4 pm. If interested pm me. we will keep the number small. this is not a photo shoot.

Sir, I had to read almost half of the whole thread!!! Wanted to know the details of the R Hidalgo Project. Nagbasa ako pabalik, until I got to this part.

You've my support sir. Anything to help - maski maging driver, kargador, messenger. I'm great in planning and marketing. That's what I do professionally. Baka makatulong lang.
Great. We need that. As I go deeper into the project, I discover the dark side. it seems more complicated than it is from an outsider. No problem though. we will takle them one at a time, we need to know exactly how many vendors in the R Hidalgo street alone, classify them into UkayUkay, Food, Fruits and General merchandise? On the shop area. Who are the really photoshop owners, really detailed info.. Ogie of Acel Photography (second hand shop near Fans ) is helping us tremendously. You could start doing your initial planning or ideas. Pm me your fax no. I can give you the project proposal..I am preparing a media blitz campaign to mark the start of the project...meeting with the editor today at 10 am
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 09:33:41 AM
i volunteer to be a partner of ma'am carla on this part sir john. anything i can do to help sa abot ng aking makakaya. more power to you sir and God bless... malapit na malapit na mabuo itong project mo sir. i'm so excited and of course, you have my daily prayers... :) :) :)

You are the most religious photographer i ever met. With you on my side, nothing is impossible. so keep on praying, I keep on working... together we will get this done before Christmas.. Deal?

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 02, 2006, 09:42:33 AM
Media Blitz? Sir how about a photo-op in Hidalgo? Parang restoration project - we do an ocular of the site, document existing structures/buildings in the area. Panoramic shots (para magmit na rin namin yung Pano tip nyo sir)
Have some people from media - newspaper, tv be present to cover this event. Para malaman ng buong Pilipinas that we have something coming up for Hidalgo. Just an idea.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 02, 2006, 09:49:38 AM
You are the most religious photographer i ever met. With you on my side, nothing is impossible. so keep on praying, I keep on working... together we will get this done before Christmas.. Deal?

hahaha... :D
di naman sir john, but i believe that everything has a purpose. who knows what's in it for us in this project right? but i can see that you will be helping and inspiring a lot of people with this project of yours sir. when everything fails and when our strenght can no longer hold for us, God is there... and will be there... not only on this project i am praying for you but for your health as well sir, for i know, you will help a lot of people pa... not only us photographers...
Title: Re: EB on R Hidalgo Thursday May 25
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 02, 2006, 11:22:08 AM

Great. We need that. As I go deeper into the project, I discover the dark side. it seems more complicated than it is from an outsider. No problem though. we will takle them one at a time, we need to know exactly how many vendors in the R Hidalgo street alone, classify them into UkayUkay, Food, Fruits and General merchandise? On the shop area. Who are the really photoshop owners, really detailed info.. Ogie of Acel Photography (second hand shop near Fans ) is helping us tremendously. You could start doing your initial planning or ideas. Pm me your fax no. I can give you the project proposal..I am preparing a media blitz campaign to mark the start of the project...meeting with the editor today at 10 am
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Sir, pwedeng pa email nalang po ng project proposal? JC and I can go there to get info to classify (wow, saya nun!). Tutukan po namin to... my email addy: carla_berroya@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Old Dog Ini, Day!
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 12:50:44 PM
Can you pm me your fax no so wiill give you proposal and other materials.
Title: Re: PicturePerfect Media partner
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 01:10:29 PM
Done, we have a media partner on this project. Picture Perfect Editor Mr. Ronald Jayme is all out 110% support on R Hidalgo. Too Good to be True, Lets do it Project... We map out our media strategy on how we are going to use media to influence the people concerned to make this project come true. I would like to request pipho members to help out by getting the email address or cell phone numbers of people who are influential in city and national level who could contribute in making this project possible.then wait for the Signal.
As plan:
1. Have the FPPF to recognized the project -  done
2. Have the pledges of the photo shop owners - almost done within the week ( 12 pledges so far )
3. Enlist support and pledges of the major camera companies - Fuji, Nikon, Canon and Island Photo - Done
4. Seek and commit media support - Picture Perfect Section of Bulletin - done . on going meeting with Inquirer and Star
5. Alliance with other Quiapo Redevelopment group - in process
6. Preparation of all presentation materials - in process
7. First meeting with all the shop owners - next saturday June 10
8. Presentation to the proper authorities
9. Media Blitzs
10. Email and txting brigade supporting the project- Public Awareness
11. Implementation of the Project.- Planning at timetable for turnover

We need to be ready, when the first series of article on R Hidalgo will appear in the newsapaper, we would like all photographers who support this project to email or txt the people in the city and national level who can help us make this dream come true. Step 10..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on June 02, 2006, 01:53:06 PM
galing talaga.  almost halfway done na sir.  well research for contacts ng mga nasa pwesto.
Title: Re: Expect the unexpected
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 02:04:30 PM
galing talaga.  almost halfway done na sir.  well research for contacts ng mga nasa pwesto.
almost there but not yet. Sometimes with so much enthusiasm can push people to do things impulsive... they just get carried away and do things the way you wanted to happen. Just make sure, when they get out of that trance...they still will do the things that they promised... :D There will be problems as we go along. we just have to prepare for all possible solutions to their problems. Walang lusot. Ika nga.
Title: Re:Media is a dangerous tool too
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 02:09:58 PM
Media Blitz? Sir how about a photo-op in Hidalgo? Parang restoration project - we do an ocular of the site, document existing structures/buildings in the area. Panoramic shots (para magmit na rin namin yung Pano tip nyo sir)
Have some people from media - newspaper, tv be present to cover this event. Para malaman ng buong Pilipinas that we have something coming up for Hidalgo. Just an idea.
Media can be for or against you. be careful how you handle them... you must not take advantage or dictate them, only guide them to your goal. I have Karen David in mind, A good friend since my flying days. I will call on her with the time comes. No photo ops, we would not like to arouse emotions here at the moment... Not with the vendors, baka na aapi ang dating nila. Not that way.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jayjay on June 02, 2006, 02:18:38 PM
sir john, mayor atienza is my neighbor. maybe i could talk to him about this project. kausapin ko muna yung bodyguard nya.  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 02, 2006, 02:23:36 PM
Media can be for or against you. be careful how you handle them... you must not take advantage or dictate them, only guide them to your goal. I have Karen David in mind, A good friend since my flying days. I will call on her with the time comes. No photo ops, we would not like to arouse emotions here at the moment... Not with the vendors, baka na aapi ang dating nila. Not that way.

Salamat sa heads up, was excited and all, i forgot about the poor vendors around the vicinity. TO be honest i was only there once and napadaan lang kay Acel Photgraphy (kilala ng tito kong photographer -  Leon Uy) to rent his service as a videographer
buti ka Sir John, you can keep your cool and strategize accordingly. Nice to know you are handling this project. Cool as ice ika nga.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 02:29:32 PM
sir john, mayor atienza is my neighbor. maybe i could talk to him about this project. kausapin ko muna yung bodyguard nya.  ;D
Great. Not yet, we need to tie up the loose ends first. keep ur lines open. I need to make sure our foundation is solid before we make the move... This project was inspired by pipho members... so we need all the contacts ready, when the time comes, we will do it together. all at the same time... ;)
Title: Re: Preparing for 2moros meeting
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 02:34:29 PM
Media can be for or against you. be careful how you handle them... you must not take advantage or dictate them, only guide them to your goal. I have Karen David in mind, A good friend since my flying days. I will call on her with the time comes. No photo ops, we would not like to arouse emotions here at the moment... Not with the vendors, baka na aapi ang dating nila. Not that way.

Salamat sa heads up, was excited and all, i forgot about the poor vendors around the vicinity. TO be honest i was only there once and napadaan lang kay Acel Photgraphy (kilala ng tito kong photographer -  Leon Uy) to rent his service as a videographer
buti ka Sir John, you can keep your cool and strategize accordingly. Nice to know you are handling this project. Cool as ice ika nga.
Going to FPPF to brief them on the development and invite Ms. Edi huang to join me for the Quiapo Redevelopment project meeting. We still have pledges coming in this afternoon. Time to set a photo owners meeting next week to finalized their position on the project.
Title: Re: PicturePerfect Media partner
Post by: gpx4 on June 02, 2006, 03:39:23 PM
Wow, wala ako masabi. Ang bilis ma accomplish ang check list. All this done in a month, plus answering Q&A post here in Pipho and working long hours in adphoto. Superman ehem X-MEN ka talaga sir john.  ;) ;)

Done, we have a media partner on this project. Picture Perfect Editor Mr. Ronald Jayme is all out 110% support on R Hidalgo. Too Good to be True, Lets do it Project... We map out our media strategy on how we are going to use media to influence the people concerned to make this project come true. I would like to request pipho members to help out by getting the email address or cell phone numbers of people who are influential in city and national level who could contribute in making this project possible.then wait for the Signal.
As plan:
1. Have the FPPF to recognized the project -  done
2. Have the pledges of the photo shop owners - almost done within the week ( 12 pledges so far )
3. Enlist support and pledges of the major camera companies - Fuji, Nikon, Canon and Island Photo - Done
4. Seek and commit media support - Picture Perfect Section of Bulletin - done . on going meeting with Inquirer and Star
5. Alliance with other Quiapo Redevelopment group - in process
6. Preparation of all presentation materials - in process
7. First meeting with all the shop owners - next saturday June 10
8. Presentation to the proper authorities
9. Media Blitzs
10. Email and txting brigade supporting the project- Public Awareness
11. Implementation of the Project.- Planning at timetable for turnover

We need to be ready, when the first series of article on R Hidalgo will appear in the newsapaper, we would like all photographers who support this project to email or txt the people in the city and national level who can help us make this dream come true. Step 10..
Title: Re: PicturePerfect Media partner
Post by: MagicEye on June 02, 2006, 04:21:08 PM
Wow, wala ako masabi. Ang bilis ma accomplish ang check list. All this done in a month, plus answering Q&A post here in Pipho and working long hours in adphoto. Superman ehem X-MEN ka talaga sir john.  ;) ;)

Done, we have a media partner on this project. Picture Perfect Editor Mr. Ronald Jayme is all out 110% support on R Hidalgo. Too Good to be True, Lets do it Project... We map out our media strategy on how we are going to use media to influence the people concerned to make this project come true. I would like to request pipho members to help out by getting the email address or cell phone numbers of people who are influential in city and national level who could contribute in making this project possible.then wait for the Signal.
As plan:
1. Have the FPPF to recognized the project -  done
2. Have the pledges of the photo shop owners - almost done within the week ( 12 pledges so far )
3. Enlist support and pledges of the major camera companies - Fuji, Nikon, Canon and Island Photo - Done
4. Seek and commit media support - Picture Perfect Section of Bulletin - done . on going meeting with Inquirer and Star
5. Alliance with other Quiapo Redevelopment group - in process
6. Preparation of all presentation materials - in process
7. First meeting with all the shop owners - next saturday June 10
8. Presentation to the proper authorities
9. Media Blitzs
10. Email and txting brigade supporting the project- Public Awareness
11. Implementation of the Project.- Planning at timetable for turnover

We need to be ready, when the first series of article on R Hidalgo will appear in the newsapaper, we would like all photographers who support this project to email or txt the people in the city and national level who can help us make this dream come true. Step 10..
sometimes dito ako nakaka kuha ng inspiration sa mga pipho members katulad mo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: iceden on June 02, 2006, 10:02:22 PM
wow!!! so fast sir john... bilib kami sayo... parang in an instant.. this is going all the way na... you are truly an inspiration to us sir.. when the time comes that we members got our cue to do our part.. expect an all out support to the best that we can sir... ;D :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 03, 2006, 12:08:37 PM
Was able to read MagicEye's Hidalgo Proposal, completo na sya, its kinda hard to believe that this idea was conceptualized only 3 months ago.

Historical background, concise and specific vision as to what the area would look like and even economic benefits andun. Reminds me of an actual Feasibility Study that i usually do in my MBA class (sans numberical/financial values)

Title: Re: Quiapo Redevelop Project Meeting
Post by: MagicEye on June 03, 2006, 12:38:22 PM
Was able to read MagicEye's Hidalgo Proposal, completo na sya, its kinda hard to believe that this idea was conceptualized only 3 months ago.

Historical background, concise and specific vision as to what the area would look like and even economic benefits andun. Reminds me of an actual Feasibility Study that i usually do in my MBA class (sans numberical/financial values)


Done. It was nice meeting with the group, my first meeting with RAl (pipho member ). Very informative meeting, they have bigger plans for the entire Quiapo district. When I presented my plan on R Hidalgo, They agreed on my approach. Doable in the time table I set.
It was reassuring for me to know that we are on the right track... I am going to R Hidalgo now and meet with some of the shop owners, maybe we can have the first meeting on June 10, Saturday at Citystate coffeeshop. We might form an association in line with the our committee so we can proceed to the next step immediately. - Presentation of the proposal to Mayor Atienza.
Fast track the project... Do you need a copy of the FPPF board resolution ?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: WildSwan on June 03, 2006, 02:51:13 PM
Konti nalang pala and we are presenting to the main man of the Metro pala...

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9325/dsc25117py.jpg)

He would love good exposure and publicity.

Great Work Mr. Chua.
Title: Re: Our Dream is within reach na!
Post by: MagicEye on June 03, 2006, 04:39:47 PM
Very fruitful day indeed. I met with the Quiapo Redevelopment project people headed by Mr. Manny Padilla, Butch Zialcita and Ral n Joy Mananghaya. Their is a much bigger project compare to ours. I am glad to know we are on the right track... This afternoon, I went to R Hidalgo ( still safe naman for me to go yet ) and talk to some shop owners on the proposed meeting with all the shop owners in Citystate Coffeeshop this coming Saturday, June 10 at 10 am. Agenda: Briefing of the R Hidalgo Project, Proposal, creation of an association, Signing of the petition to be presented together with the proposal to the Mayor. Their reaction and suggestions to the project. GEt to know each other. Most of them I dont know, nor they know me...
I requested additional info on the present political situation on the barangay level. with that I guess we are ready to make a final proposal on the R Hidalgo Project... Before June 15, 2006.  -  not bad, two months in the works. April 17 to June 15.  It can be done.
Title: Re: Our Dream is within reach na!
Post by: WildSwan on June 03, 2006, 04:52:03 PM
 ;D You didn't time this on my birthday huh?

Hehehe. Nice. Let's keep going then.

Very fruitful day indeed. I met with the Quiapo Redevelopment project people headed by Mr. Manny Padilla, Butch Zialcita and Ral n Joy Mananghaya. Their is a much bigger project compare to ours. I am glad to know we are on the right track... This afternoon, I went to R Hidalgo ( still safe naman for me to go yet ) and talk to some shop owners on the proposed meeting with all the shop owners in Citystate Coffeeshop this coming Saturday, June 10 at 10 am. Agenda: Briefing of the R Hidalgo Project, Proposal, creation of an association, Signing of the petition to be presented together with the proposal to the Mayor. Their reaction and suggestions to the project. GEt to know each other. Most of them I dont know, nor they know me...
I requested additional info on the present political situation on the barangay level. with that I guess we are ready to make a final proposal on the R Hidalgo Project... Before June 15, 2006.  -  not bad, two months in the works. April 17 to June 15.  It can be done.
Title: Re: This Morning's Meeting
Post by: ral on June 03, 2006, 05:02:03 PM
Mr. MagicEye:
I'm glad to have finally met you. This project is much doable not only because of the smaller scope, but also because the stakeholders have a common interest. After you have left, we have agreed to prepare a general outline of the entire endeavor incorporating the western side of RHidalgo (the details I will send you separately via PM or email). This forum I think already has the resources we need to realize the project.  Like you said, when all the preparations and tempering are finished, we can sit down and work on the development strategies & actual physical development.
My wife and I would be very willing to see this project to the end.
Since Mr. Padilla has already requested for conceptual images, I might as well prepare a few that would include the RHidalgo-Echague corridor.
Title: Re: On the Right Track
Post by: MagicEye on June 03, 2006, 05:19:14 PM
We are on the right track indeed, you are invited to join us on the first meeting of the shop owners in Citystate Cafe on June 10 at 10 am. EVerybody will have a chance to know each other. and hopefully work together for a common interests. Thanks for inviting me to join your group. Pipho members will be there to do their part,when the time comes.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 03, 2006, 08:40:35 PM
Exciting!!! Umaandar na.... Sir, timbrehan mo lang kami pag kelangan mo na kami. Got the fax by the way. Thanks!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: akosizer on June 03, 2006, 08:54:37 PM
Hi Sir John!

I'm just new here and also in photography but have been reading the posts regarding the R Hidalgo project for quite some time already. Like most of us here, i too am very much excited with it. I've been to Hidalgo for several times and even saw you one Saturday afternoon. You were touring a foreign lady that time with your daughter (I think). Sorry, I wasn't able to introduce myself back then cause i wasnt even sure it was you until i checked one of your photos on the net and I said.. "Si Sir John Chua nga!" :)

Going back, your dedication to this project is very much inspiring. In case you need another hand, I'll be here to support you in anyway I can!

Thanks for being what you are Sir John! It's good to know people like you.
Title: Re: Phase One is almost over,,,
Post by: MagicEye on June 03, 2006, 11:06:32 PM
With heavy rain pouring and driving alone to Banaue isnt an ideally condition, I turned back and send my wedding gift via Autobus. Remember I said this is a start of a long journey of the R Hidalgo project... The first phase is drawing to a close and will shall begin the second phase... sharing whatever we have to the less fortunate people. This coming Saturday, June 10, all the shop owners along Hidalgo streets will be meeting for the first time. Most of them has read the proposal and a few may know a little bit. In this meeting, we shall explain in detail the proposal on the R Hidalgo project. Each one will have an opportunity to speak up and say their piece, whether they are for or against the project. We will listen and take down notes. This will also be the time to appoint their representatives to join our committee.
Some of the shop owners will be resistant to change ( thats normal. a shoe store would feel out of place ). Here is my challenge to pipho members. Get involved once we get the approval from the city government on this project...Make friends with the less fortunate shop owners and share with them your expertise on marketing their product or even encouraging them to shift to a better line of business... example.. Show them photos of a small store selling photography books, magazines and other reading materials,Show them of how an internet cafe look like, a photo gallery, give them ideas on selling local photo accessories, like camera casing, camera straps, safari jackets... We must help them to succeed... Part of my agreement with the FPPF is that we are offering Photography Livelihood program for the Hidalgo residents. Their children will be qualified for free photo seminars being taken by the FPPF . On the job training and job opportunities will be given to them by the companies having activities in Hidalgo. So many ideas, there is no limit to ones dream. 
Title: Re: Legal Advice needed
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 10:32:42 AM
I am a photographer.. Need legal advice from Pipho legal members... we are planning to have the first meeting of all the shop owners this coming Saturday June 10 at 10. I have the pledges complete and I am planning to meet with Mr.Kim Atienza for his input before the meeting. I am planning to have a petition address to the Mayor signed by the shopowners during the meeting. Question? What kind of petition do we need to present. Is there any form to follow. would it be a simple letter do. no notary bla..bla.. thanks in advance... John
Title: Re: Legal Advice needed
Post by: gpx4 on June 05, 2006, 11:37:17 AM
Sir John,I am no lawyer, but the form can be similar to those Letters of Petition to Her Excellency Pres. GMA usually published by paid ads in  broadsheet papers.  Better if a lawyer Pipho member can make a draft and furnish all those who will sign in advance by fax or e-mail (before June 11) so that some items can still be included/deleted subject to their comments and suggestions. So by June 11 a final copy of the Petition can already be signed by the parties concerned including their names. Hope this helps.


I am a photographer.. Need legal advice from Pipho legal members... we are planning to have the first meeting of all the shop owners this coming Saturday June 10 at 10. I have the pledges complete and I am planning to meet with Mr.Kim Atienza for his input before the meeting. I am planning to have a petition address to the Mayor signed by the shopowners during the meeting. Question? What kind of petition do we need to present. Is there any form to follow. would it be a simple letter do. no notary bla..bla.. thanks in advance... John
Title: Re:Paging Pipho Legal eagles
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 12:15:42 PM
Thanks for your input, gpxl, just came in from FPPF, to discuss the proposed first meeting on june 10 at 10 am. The Olympus people were there, I convince them to join our PiPho Forum. They are also interested in joining the R Hidalgo project... lets see.
Maybe we should have a example to show the petition to the shopowners during the meeting. You know, some of them never talk to each other for years... very interesting situation indeed. I pray it will turn out alright. They have a common interest at hand.Now doing the formal invitation to be send it individual shop. Some of the pledges are touching to read. a few copy cats need to improved or rewrite them..
Title: Re: This Old Dog is learning
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 03:19:03 PM
Harvey was laughing when she saw me xeroxing my letters to the shopowners.. now you are learning the things you let others do for you. True.true this project has began eating into my work schedule. let me share something with the "old" members in this forum, Today for a brief moments, I was talking to Ms. Edi Huang, how fortunate we are to be in the last stage of the "golden era" of photography. She smile at me. She thought she was alone. Yes, I can see in a few years we have a totally new breed of photographers. all these traditional rules we have learned for 50 years will be thrown out of the window. Exposures, Rule of the Thirds, Compositions - Obsolete. GONE with the wind. This Digital techology has open the doors to everybody with a digital camera.. not experience but GUTS to do what ever they want...With digital camera they see immediately the result, they can correct them as soon as they make the mistake.. That takes away the advantage of the "old" professional photographer who has years of experience to guide him. Not anymore. The photography trend of natural lighting and candid photography makes big studio and large set obsolete. No, you dont have to worry about me, I am all set for another level of photography.. I am more worried about the younger generation, less work and less profit. Even now, the situation is being felt. Because of the economic situation worldwide, clients have cut their budget, looking for ways to save.. Photographers looking for their place in the sun. getting jobs without any concern on the price. Under pricing is the most popular method of getting into the market, best way to kill the industry in the long run... I dont see any solution to this problem except the natural way.. in the beginning  you priced yourself low to get the job. If you are good and cheap,then you get more job than you can handle, so you raise your price, loss some cheap clients, if your are still good, then more clients.. its a slow process. If over stretch, you start disappointing some clients. If you can sustain it you have a career. if not, you will just fade out.
so. I said to Edi. We are lucky to be here on the last stage before all hell break loose. Lets see if its true. next year. watch out
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 05, 2006, 03:38:15 PM
Well you don't consider yourself an old dog now do you sir MagicEye? When you showed your MOA & Makati Skyline shot thru Photoshop, i was amazed to see how you cropped/feathered the connection points - i whispered to a co-Pipho "mas magaling pa ata mag photshop si Sir John sa tin"

I wish i could have what you've experienced. Mastering both film and digital photography.
Two years ago, my uncle gave me his film SLR (and way way before that his old Pentax) i loaded a 24 shot film and ended up with only half since most turned out over exposed. Makes me think, if digital slrs were not invented would i have the same enthusiam that i have now? Knowing that with a film SLR, i would be spending more, practice more and click less - since you'd never know what you are going to get..

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 05, 2006, 05:01:54 PM
Yes in a way, hell has already broken loose. Cellphone cameras are now 2.0 megapixels with flash.
P&S are getting cheaper and even better. Many brochures, posters and flyers have photos taken with P&S by amateur photographers.
Computer graphics programs aplenty.

I hanged around with a graphic artist friend and he showed me product packagings he designed with a picture all rendered in a computer. It really looked like a chocolate bar photo.

Even Kodak developing is now in a fix. People are just storing photos digitally.

Good that photography is just a hobby and not a profession to me.  That's why gear aquisition should be put into perspective because
since I got into photography i have always felt broke. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: skylab on June 05, 2006, 06:11:00 PM
Sir magiceye, i was at acel's when your letter arrived today delivered by your messanger...we chatted about the project and your vision to make it a haven for photographers... goodluck on your meeting this saturday sir!

Ari
Title: Re: June 9 Owners meeting
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 06:30:02 PM
Sir magiceye, i was at acel's when your letter arrived today delivered by your messanger...we chatted about the project and your vision to make it a haven for photographers... goodluck on your meeting this saturday sir!

Ari
I have to work too, I have a client meeting, so I send my messenger to deliver the invitation. As per request they want to move the meeting to June 9, 2006 at 10 am CityState Coffeeshop Mezzanine... I went to Canon and got the pledge from Mr. Gelo Martinez, they are now looking for a place to set up their Service center and show room.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 05, 2006, 06:31:52 PM
Hi Sir John,

I would agree with sir raffy (gpx4) that a letter would do...However, if I may suggest...If you have a big SEC registered Organization like PhiPo or I guess FPPF (?!?) to prepare a resolution of their plans and their request   ... It would also be beneficial if you would attach the MOA between the Shop Owners regarding their willingness to actually implement this project.... I will try to talk to Atty. Villanueva if he could endorse this letter request/petition to the Mayor...I am pretty sure the Mayor would support this project....

Aris
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 06:44:11 PM
Yes in a way, hell has already broken loose. Cellphone cameras are now 2.0 megapixels with flash.
P&S are getting cheaper and even better. Many brochures, posters and flyers have photos taken with P&S by amateur photographers.
Computer graphics programs aplenty.

I hanged around with a graphic artist friend and he showed me product packagings he designed with a picture all rendered in a computer. It really looked like a chocolate bar photo.

Even Kodak developing is now in a fix. People are just storing photos digitally.

Good that photography is just a hobby and not a profession to me.  That's why gear aquisition should be put into perspective because
since I got into photography i have always felt broke. ;) ;) ;)
Dont be despair, Photography as a hobby can be profitable. Check out, the various foreign grants given to photographers all over the world. Pick up a subject and do a prelimenary study or photo shoot - ala documentary photography and sent your objectives.
Join photo contests. there are big contest going around the world.. even the local market.. Send pictures to photographic magazines too. They pay. Last time I judge, an accountant won 100,000 pesos for the major prize.. not bad.. now the wife wants to be a photographer. I talk to the wife.(accountant too) while your husband is winning contests allow him to upgrade his equipment para ganado siya.. basta hindi lalampas ng 30% ng palalo niya.My advice is, If you are doing well in what ever career you are in. Stay with it and improve yourself. Make photography your hobby. its good but keep your photographic expenses down.. no fancy equipment. Remember its a hobby...make money on the side.. ok lang.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 06:53:29 PM
Hi Sir John,

I would agree with sir raffy (gpx4) that a letter would do...However, if I may suggest...If you have a big SEC registered Organization like PhiPo or I guess FPPF (?!?) to prepare a resolution of their plans and their request   ... It would also be beneficial if you would attach the MOA between the Shop Owners regarding their willingness to actually implement this project.... I will try to talk to Atty. Villanueva if he could endorse this letter request/petition to the Mayor...I am pretty sure the Mayor would support this project....

Aris
You know, at this point, I know the Mayor will support the project, I am now more concerned about the people who will run the project, the shop owners have a stake in this, they must be involved from the start. We shall provided the catalyst to make this happen. I will not stay a minute longer once they start moving and everything is in place. This is not my place, I just got inspire with me joining the Pipho Forum.. Everybody knows that. I was teaching you how to dream.. well this was one of the dreams.. the Everest dream, still dreaming (president got the big prints, I got the brochure lang ), harvey got her dream - a house.. she just got it... and you Aris, whats your dream ? Help us in anyway you can. John
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 05, 2006, 07:01:11 PM
Sir John,

Will gladly help you in any way...draft letters, etc...I am not much of a leader...but i guess I am a good follower :) ... tell me what you need sir...

Aris
Title: Re: Film days gone by
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 07:13:42 PM
Well you don't consider yourself an old dog now do you sir MagicEye? When you showed your MOA & Makati Skyline shot thru Photoshop, i was amazed to see how you cropped/feathered the connection points - i whispered to a co-Pipho "mas magaling pa ata mag photshop si Sir John sa tin"

I wish i could have what you've experienced. Mastering both film and digital photography.
Two years ago, my uncle gave me his film SLR (and way way before that his old Pentax) i loaded a 24 shot film and ended up with only half since most turned out over exposed. Makes me think, if digital slrs were not invented would i have the same enthusiam that i have now? Knowing that with a film SLR, i would be spending more, practice more and click less - since you'd never know what you are going to get..
Now, I remember the film days, you get to be religious when ever you shoot. "Diyos Ko sana tama ang exposure ko","Diyos, last frame ko ito, mahuli ko sana iyong expression niya". "BuSit, pumikit pa ang *toink*"."Toink!!!!!!! walang lumabas sa film ko". "ToinK!! Toink!!! mali ang lagay ng developer". " MAli ang ASA at Underexpose lahat. Kasalanan mo". "Diyos Ko, Mali ang film  na dala ko"
"Malas nasira ng photo shop ang transparency ko" " SIR sorry, hindi ko sinasadya Reshoot tayo uli" These are the statement you will never hear again..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 05, 2006, 07:25:22 PM
Now, I remember the film days, you get to be religious when ever you shoot. "Diyos Ko sana tama ang exposure ko","Diyos, last frame ko ito, mahuli ko sana iyong expression niya". "BuSit, pumikit pa ang *toink*"."Toink!!!!!!! walang lumabas sa film ko". "ToinK!! Toink!!! mali ang lagay ng developer". " MAli ang ASA at Underexpose lahat. Kasalanan mo". "Diyos Ko, Mali ang film  na dala ko"
"Malas nasira ng photo shop ang transparency ko" " SIR sorry, hindi ko sinasadya Reshoot tayo uli" These are the statement you will never hear again..

Hahaha daming TOINK pala when shooting film. But i guess its also a good thing cos you really get to practice and be precise. I can't imagine a photographer now saying Re-shoot tayo!

I remember Ma'am Harvey's talk at the zoo wherein she told us about your first digital cam..

My question, when did you decide to go digital? or better yet when was the last time you used film slr?
Title: Re:When was d last time u did somthing 4 d 1st time
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 07:51:48 PM
Early part of 2000, when I got FFilm S1 pro.. I use this camera to inrtoduce Digital Photography to the Advertising Agency, never being the same again. I compete S1 with the best digital back at that time Sinar back, we won not because it is better, but because we believe it was better than Sinar.. To appease my clients, I shoot films and use the S1 at the same time, only to convince the client that degital is better, they can see and have the images right away. Our biggest ressistance came from the scanning companies, they were not needed in the digital workflow... so now, we are here, they are fading out.
Title: Re: My Pet elephant
Post by: MagicEye on June 05, 2006, 08:47:30 PM
yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)
Its been quite a  while. Do your daughter still want to see Mali and feed her and give her a bath. I still find time to see her on weekends.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on June 05, 2006, 09:28:20 PM
hi sir john, yes i think she will still love to see Mali and feed her :) 
I am currently out of town until the 23rd of June. I'll let you know once we are back. 
thank you for remembering :)

as I have been busy lately, the R Hidalgo project is part of my prayers too... that all obstacles will have a solution. 

yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)
Its been quite a  while. Do your daughter still want to see Mali and feed her and give her a bath. I still find time to see her on weekends.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 05, 2006, 10:59:26 PM
sama din ako. i have a 5 year old daughter who will love this absolutely. :) :)

hi sir john, yes i think she will still love to see Mali and feed her :) 
I am currently out of town until the 23rd of June. I'll let you know once we are back. 
thank you for remembering :)

as I have been busy lately, the R Hidalgo project is part of my prayers too... that all obstacles will have a solution. 

yesterday while I was giving a shower to my pet elephant, I thought if member would be interested to come to Manila Zoo and I would share some exprience with the group on anything about photography after I finish bathing Mali, the elephant. No fees to collect just pay for the Zoo entrance. 40 pesos. CHEAP instructor eh.

Hi Sir John,
yesterday I was talking with my 3 year old daughter how I saw in a seminar a man who has a pet elephant named Mali.  Her eys glowed. :D  and she asked me why is his pet is an elephant.  :D 

I would love to drop by with my daughter when you give Mali a bath... am sure she would like to see Mali, and enjoy the rest of the zoo .. and daddy will love to stick around for some kwentuhan about photography.  :)
Its been quite a  while. Do your daughter still want to see Mali and feed her and give her a bath. I still find time to see her on weekends.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on June 06, 2006, 08:53:45 AM
aba aba! ano ito manila zoo part 2?  sama ulit ako dito.  hehehe, nag enjoy talaga mga babies ko dito, and my little girl is also asking kung kailan daw kami ulit babalik kay mali.

sir john, isang question lang po: di ba kayo napapagod? i mean, you have your work, you have this r hidalgo project, and you still manage to visit mali.  san mo po nakukuha ang energy mo?  parang gising ka to do all those stuffs 20hrs a day.  isip ko lang, ako kasi at this age parang di ako makakasabay sa pagka energetic mo.  :)
Title: Re: Aerial photography over Batangas
Post by: kimayong on June 06, 2006, 10:00:54 AM
aba aba! ano ito manila zoo part 2?  sama ulit ako dito.  hehehe, nag enjoy talaga mga babies ko dito, and my little girl is also asking kung kailan daw kami ulit babalik kay mali.

sir john, isang question lang po: di ba kayo napapagod? i mean, you have your work, you have this r hidalgo project, and you still manage to visit mali.  san mo po nakukuha ang energy mo?  parang gising ka to do all those stuffs 20hrs a day.  isip ko lang, ako kasi at this age parang di ako makakasabay sa pagka energetic mo.  :)
I enjoy my photography, I am chartering a helicopter for an aerial shoot sa Batangas at 1pm, I am bringing in one pipho member to shoot with me. Babad na babad ako sa Hidalgo project. ibang libangan naman. I have to prepare my equipment na..
Title: Re: Wow exicited sila
Post by: MagicEye on June 06, 2006, 10:37:26 AM
I am taking two pipho members with me now excited sila... watch for their post. Hope the weather holds..
Title: Re: Wow exicited sila
Post by: TiNiO on June 06, 2006, 10:56:25 AM
I am taking two pipho members with me now excited sila... watch for their post. Hope the weather holds..

sino kaya yun dalawang swerte?  hmmm.... ???

sir john, sana kami din makasama sa'yo sa mga darating na mga araw. :)
Title: Re: Wow exicited sila
Post by: gpx4 on June 06, 2006, 11:17:07 AM
Swerte nga. Parang nanalo sa raffle. ;) ;)

I am taking two pipho members with me now excited sila... watch for their post. Hope the weather holds..

sino kaya yun dalawang swerte?  hmmm.... ???

sir john, sana kami din makasama sa'yo sa mga darating na mga araw. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 06, 2006, 12:53:49 PM
super swerte ahh...

parang kilala ko na kung sino! hehehe Enjoy guys and post kayo ng pics! :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: TiNiO on June 06, 2006, 01:05:19 PM
hahaha...kilala ko na yun isa...nakausap ko kanina...papunta na sya adphoto. ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on June 06, 2006, 01:06:04 PM
Swerte naman! di kaya si clicko at si altis?  p) hehehe 

excited na ko makita ang shots nyo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 06, 2006, 01:08:46 PM
oo nga no si clicko and altis nga..

swerte naman nila.. :P
Title: Re:Pipho members on Cloud 9
Post by: MagicEye on June 06, 2006, 03:58:14 PM
We just came back from the aerial shoot. There were tense moments, the dark clouds were gathering on the southside, and we went to a drizzling area too. Buti na lang walang balat itong mga member natin. kaya pagdating sa site, may liwanag. I got my shot, aywan ko doon sa isa. shoot ng shoot sa anything makita niya. Sabi niya ipopost daw niya. May group hug kami after flight. I promised them. they will post to identify them... sige na nga. it was a successful shoot. Got my target in sight. Now downloading all the images, 14 Gs. raw files. wait for their posts...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 06, 2006, 04:10:42 PM
glad you had a successful and safe shoot sir. welcome back...
can't wait for their photos to share... ganda sigurado... :o
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 06, 2006, 04:28:23 PM
sir john, san yung area na ni aerial nyo?
Title: Re: Aerial photography over Batangas
Post by: MagicEye on June 06, 2006, 04:44:30 PM
Mga Industrial area in Sto. Thomas, Batangas... Nice weather, your friend got lots of shots. kapos iyon cf cards niya. Excited siya puro mamayang gabi niya mararamdaman ang vibration effect ng helicopter. I am sure he will post first before he goes to sleep. May bragging points, first time niya sumakay ng chopper. I might be doing another one next week puro secured flight ito, baka may PSG sumama.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 06, 2006, 04:48:59 PM
What lenses did you use sir? SO your next shoot is goverment related? IF you are riding with the PSG baka isakay kayo sa  infamous "tora-tora" hehehe

Si ka-Pipho kinapos ng CF? di ba maraming CF cards yun? :)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on June 06, 2006, 04:50:57 PM
sama po kami ;D
Title: Re: Complete w d Pledges
Post by: MagicEye on June 06, 2006, 08:54:25 PM
There is a lull, slow down. After a week of following up the pledges, we got them all in. Now it is time to get the photo shop owners together for the first time in many years. We are looking forward to this occassion this coming Friday, June 9 at 10 am. We got bum off at the CityState due to previous commitment. we are trying for the Greenwich Carriedo. I believe this is the very foundation of the project. The shop owners must be involved and actively participate. I am suppose to meet with Mr. Kim Atienza on thursday at the Mla Zoo. We got good reponse from the three major camera companies...Its so difficult for me to work around my work schedule. but so far so good, can still manage. We might fasttrack this project. if I see a window of opportunity. We are ready to present our project proposal..That aerial was a breather, tomorrow, its a whole day shoot with food... if I will be done, might get a plane to shoot seascape for a client. Deadline thursday. Let see... Back to editing my shots earlier.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: iceden on June 06, 2006, 09:09:13 PM
sir john! congrats! kayo po yung nasa PEOPLE'S Asia june 2006 issue dba? wow! gwafu! :D nice shot! how does it feel na ikaw naman ang kinukunan sir john?  :D ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 06, 2006, 09:28:08 PM
sir john! congrats! kayo po yung nasa PEOPLE'S Asia june 2006 issue dba? wow! gwafu! :D nice shot! how does it feel na ikaw naman ang kinukunan sir john?  :D ;D
Hindi ko pa nakita, Pumunta iyong writer during one of my shoot, kuwento kuwento at sabi magsubmit ng mga images ko. In fact masinteresado siya sa kuwento ko tungol sa Sagada, Romantic setting for couples, I gave her detailed instruction how to hook her boyfriend. we end up laughing. then next day she email me, seriously asking for a printout of my Sagada Itenerary. Wow Poor boyfirend, set up iyan  moral lesson: Pag ang Babae nag plano. Talo kang Lalaki. so watch out single boys! Thanks, iceden, I will look for ne tomorrow.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on June 06, 2006, 10:27:43 PM
I am taking two pipho members with me now excited sila... watch for their post. Hope the weather holds..

sino kaya yun.. swerti! :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 06, 2006, 10:34:22 PM
People's Asia June issue out already? congrats sir John..
Title: Re: Father n Daughter Bonding seminar June 17
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 12:26:16 AM
People's Asia June issue out already? congrats sir John..
I will check it out tomorrow. Kathy and I will give a talk on Fathers Day at the Filipinas Heritage on June 17,2006 starting at one pm.
Kathy will finalize the topic with the people in charge. Globe Platinum will sponsor the seminar. I guess it will be more of how to bond with your kids thru Photography, a little touch on the technics P&S camera then location shooting at Ayala Greenbelt.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on June 07, 2006, 12:55:48 AM
I couldnt help my self inamin ko na (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 01:22:35 AM
I couldnt help my self inamin ko na ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0[/url]) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?

para hindi gumalaw ang focusing ring mo dahil sa excitement mo....
I am glad we have learned something new today...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 07, 2006, 08:13:24 AM
I will check it out tomorrow. Kathy and I will give a talk on Fathers Day at the Filipinas Heritage on June 17,2006 starting at one pm.
Kathy will finalize the topic with the people in charge. Globe Platinum will sponsor the seminar. I guess it will be more of how to bond with your kids thru Photography, a little touch on the technics P&S camera then location shooting at Ayala Greenbelt.

Sir is this seminar open to the public? I would like to join this seminar sana.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 08:18:41 AM
I will check it out tomorrow. Kathy and I will give a talk on Fathers Day at the Filipinas Heritage on June 17,2006 starting at one pm.
Kathy will finalize the topic with the people in charge. Globe Platinum will sponsor the seminar. I guess it will be more of how to bond with your kids thru Photography, a little touch on the technics P&S camera then location shooting at Ayala Greenbelt.

Sir is this seminar open to the public? I would like to join this seminar sana.
I do not know, Kathy will meet with them this afternoon. I will post it as soon as she talk to them. Father's Day. Tatay ka na ba. Nakaka shoot na ba iyong anak mo. Hindi shoot sa inodoro, kundi camera :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on June 07, 2006, 10:00:09 AM
I couldnt help my self inamin ko na ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0[/url]) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?

para hindi gumalaw ang focusing ring mo dahil sa excitement mo....
I am glad we have learned something new today...


hahaha i know it will be one of those nifty tricks, thanks ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: wheelee on June 07, 2006, 10:16:34 AM
yo finally got your price, show us na what's in that 3 gig of memory!
where so lucky to have MagicEye around us, not only sharing his know how but also the experience we "might' not get on our own.

I couldnt help my self inamin ko na ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0[/url]) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on June 07, 2006, 10:35:14 AM
yo finally got your price, show us na what's in that 3 gig of memory!
where so lucky to have MagicEye around us, not only sharing his know how but also the experience we "might' not get on our own.

I couldnt help my self inamin ko na ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0[/url]) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?



wheelee click on the "inamin ko na" hyperlink ;D
Title: Re: Winners of the boat race
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 11:13:42 AM
yo finally got your price, show us na what's in that 3 gig of memory!
where so lucky to have MagicEye around us, not only sharing his know how but also the experience we "might' not get on our own.

I couldnt help my self inamin ko na ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5121.0[/url]) ;D

Sir John thank you once again! naka alsmost 3 gig lang naman ako sir ;D

And yes thanks for saving my butt from the policemen, hanep! natakot sa inyo sir! :D

Fathers Day special pala yung binaggit nyo kanina.

BTW Sir i forgot to ask kanina re: the masking tape on the zoom ring what does it do?



wheelee click on the "inamin ko na" hyperlink ;D

now I remember I still "owe" the winners of the boat race... lets see
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 07, 2006, 11:22:13 AM
hahaha... akala ko po sir john, eto na yung price ni sir reg sa boat race e. ;D
Title: Re: 100 ways to shoot from the air
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 12:38:05 PM
Since Tekgik post his images, I have been receiving pms on how to get that experience. Here are 100 ways to do it

1. Ultralight in Pampanga - rates 3,500 pesos per person
2. Cessna 150 in Omni Clark or Paridel Bulacan - 6,000 per person
3. Helicopter for one - 25,000 ++
4. Helicopter for 4 - 50,000 ++
all these are on one hour flight basis only.
Cheapest.- climb to the tallest building and shoot downwards
Most adventurous - buy 500 pcs of balloons and tie it to your body ( Bring a BB gun to shoot the balloon if you want to go down.
For practice, ride the ferris wheel at enchanted kingdom.
 Every time you ride a commercial plane, try to get the rear last seat so you can shoot better - avoiding the wing.
Remember your insurance is void when flying unschedule flight specially aerial shoot. You must pay special rates.
Title: Re: Winners of the boat race
Post by: Tarsier on June 07, 2006, 12:43:36 PM
now I remember I still "owe" the winners of the boat race... lets see

Tama sir, I can still remember the boat race, ala pa kaming price, buti pa si Tekgik.... hehehe ;D

Tarsier
Title: Re: Winners of the boat race
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 01:10:34 PM
now I remember I still "owe" the winners of the boat race... lets see

Tama sir, I can still remember the boat race, ala pa kaming price, buti pa si Tekgik.... hehehe ;D

Tarsier
Sorry, madaming happening kasi. Isa isahin ko kayo sa mga opportunity na dumating.
Title: Re: 100 ways to shoot from the air
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 07, 2006, 01:18:36 PM
Since Tekgik post his images, I have been receiving pms on how to get that experience. Here are 100 ways to do it

1. Ultralight in Pampanga - rates 3,500 pesos per person
2. Cessna 150 in Omni Clark or Paridel Bulacan - 6,000 per person
3. Helicopter for one - 25,000 ++
4. Helicopter for 4 - 50,000 ++
all these are on one hour flight basis only.
Cheapest.- climb to the tallest building and shoot downwards
Most adventurous - buy 500 pcs of balloons and tie it to your body ( Bring a BB gun to shoot the balloon if you want to go down.
For practice, ride the ferris wheel at enchanted kingdom.
 Every time you ride a commercial plane, try to get the rear last seat so you can shoot better - avoiding the wing.
Remember your insurance is void when flying unschedule flight specially aerial shoot. You must pay special rates.

Hahaha! Grabe, natawa ako dun sa balloon idea mo sir a... JC,we can do that. Ikaw yung itatali sa 500 balloons (mas magaan ka naman saken e) ako yung titira ng BB gun ( hanap tayo high powered, long range kaya)...hehehe...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: TiNiO on June 07, 2006, 01:18:49 PM
sir john, sana po yun mga second placer dun sa boat race meron din opportunity. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 07, 2006, 01:25:58 PM
Since Tekgik post his images, I have been receiving pms on how to get that experience. Here are 100 ways to do it

1. Ultralight in Pampanga - rates 3,500 pesos per person
2. Cessna 150 in Omni Clark or Paridel Bulacan - 6,000 per person
3. Helicopter for one - 25,000 ++
4. Helicopter for 4 - 50,000 ++
all these are on one hour flight basis only.
Cheapest.- climb to the tallest building and shoot downwards
Most adventurous - buy 500 pcs of balloons and tie it to your body ( Bring a BB gun to shoot the balloon if you want to go down.
For practice, ride the ferris wheel at enchanted kingdom.
 Every time you ride a commercial plane, try to get the rear last seat so you can shoot better - avoiding the wing.
Remember your insurance is void when flying unschedule flight specially aerial shoot. You must pay special rates.

Hahaha! Grabe, natawa ako dun sa balloon idea mo sir a... JC,we can do that. Ikaw yung itatali sa 500 balloons (mas magaan ka naman saken e) ako yung titira ng BB gun ( hanap tayo high powered, long range kaya)...hehehe...

hehehe... ;D
i don't have a single dream of shooting from above. ok na ako sa glamour, landscapes, saka dun sa awesome, flaming hot, sexy, overly daring photoshoot katulad nung ginawa nyo two weeks ago ma'am carla. hehehe... safe pa. :D

ang mahal pala ng rates sa helis. hot air balloon nalang kaya ma'am carla? ;)
Title: Re: Canon 50mm takes on Previa
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 01:29:37 PM
Take a look at Philippine Daily Inquirer Motoring Section -- Previa shot in Tagaytay Hiland - with Canon 50 mm lang. Same place where Jeric shot his lovely Miata.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 07, 2006, 01:56:20 PM
saw it ... nice shot...sir was that taal on the background?
Title: Re: Feeling Indiana Jones
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 02:05:40 PM
*toink* na buhay ito, yesterday , Feeling Indiana Jones ako, may headset at GPS in control of the helicopter. Today feeling ko Mrs. Jones na lang, puro food shoots buong araw. busog puro walang excitement...top shot nga puro pagkain naman ang subject...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: tekgik on June 07, 2006, 02:11:06 PM
oo nga noh sir Indiana Johns ;D If you guys know pano manduhin ni sir John yung pilot.

di bale sir top shot parin yan and will produce a lot of breads (moolah) :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 02:31:30 PM
oo nga noh sir Indiana Johns ;D If you guys know pano manduhin ni sir John yung pilot.

di bale sir top shot parin yan and will produce a lot of breads (moolah) :D
Remember, work first before anything else... so me shooting food all day...
Title: Re: First Meeting Shop owners June10
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 02:52:20 PM
sir john, mayor atienza is my neighbor. maybe i could talk to him about this project. kausapin ko muna yung bodyguard nya.  ;D
We are having the first meeting with the photo shop owners this saturday June 10. Let see what happen. Excited ako dahil hindi sila naguusap sa isaisa... so getting to know meeting ito. we have the agenda ready na. Tomorrow I am suppose to meet with Kim Atienza. So we might fast track this project and seek your help... Thanks in advance.
Title: People Asia
Post by: kapitan88 on June 07, 2006, 04:14:01 PM
got my copy today.  hanap talaga ko sa mga malls! galing, wafooo mo sir john!  sana lang mas madamin pictures na naisama.  sino kumuha nung portrait mo sir?
Title: Re: First Meeting Shop owners June10
Post by: jayjay on June 07, 2006, 04:25:50 PM
sir john, mayor atienza is my neighbor. maybe i could talk to him about this project. kausapin ko muna yung bodyguard nya.  ;D
We are having the first meeting with the photo shop owners this saturday June 10. Let see what happen. Excited ako dahil hindi sila naguusap sa isaisa... so getting to know meeting ito. we have the agenda ready na. Tomorrow I am suppose to meet with Kim Atienza. So we might fast track this project and seek your help... Thanks in advance.

sige sir john. i'll try to set an appointment.
Title: Re: People Asia
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 04:39:11 PM
got my copy today.  hanap talaga ko sa mga malls! galing, wafooo mo sir john!  sana lang mas madamin pictures na naisama.  sino kumuha nung portrait mo sir?
Thank you, nag shooting pa ako, so later pa ako makaka bili. si Clicko ang personal photographer ko ( siga ) :D
Title: Re: First Meeting Shop owners June10
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 04:44:54 PM
sir john, mayor atienza is my neighbor. maybe i could talk to him about this project. kausapin ko muna yung bodyguard nya.  ;D
We are having the first meeting with the photo shop owners this saturday June 10. Let see what happen. Excited ako dahil hindi sila naguusap sa isaisa... so getting to know meeting ito. we have the agenda ready na. Tomorrow I am suppose to meet with Kim Atienza. So we might fast track this project and seek your help... Thanks in advance.

sige sir john. i'll try to set an appointment.
as of today, we got 16 confirmed including Tiffany of Canon and Ramon of Mayer, this would be interesting to watch... I am excited... Somebody must take over. I am a photographer, hindi ako sanay sa mga agenda at court procedure... bahala na si Batman... i will update you on the out come. All I request is 20 minutes of uninterrupt meeting with the Mayor. I have all the necessary presentation materials... 20 minutes puede na maski na 15 minutes Ok na ako doon. Thanks JayJay.
Title: Re: For Globe Platinum only
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 04:57:19 PM
Sorry, Kathy just came in to inform me that the seminar we are giving would be for the Globe Platinum members only. This will be held at the Filipinas Heritage on Father's Day June 17 2006, 1 to 6 pm. Saturday. Father and daughter team lectures on Bonding with your kids thru photography... Do not worry, we will have an extended seminar for Pipho Titaninum Members only on the anniversary.
Kala nila sila lang ang may metal icon... :D
Title: Re: For Globe Platinum only
Post by: kapitan88 on June 07, 2006, 05:07:24 PM
WOW!  astig talaga ang pipho kay sir john.  looking forward to that sir john.

pipho titanium members!  nadinig nyo yan huh!


Sorry, Kathy just came in to inform me that the seminar we are giving would be for the Globe Platinum members only. This will be held at the Filipinas Heritage on Father's Day June 17 2006, 1 to 6 pm. Saturday. Father and daughter team lectures on Bonding with your kids thru photography... Do not worry, we will have an extended seminar for Pipho Titaninum Members only on the anniversary.
Kala nila sila lang ang may metal icon... :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 07, 2006, 05:12:31 PM
hahaha... lakas ng tawa ko sa titanium membership ah... :D ;D :D
Title: Re: Very Good Response from Photoshop Owners
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 06:40:24 PM
I am done with my food shoot, the clients were more impress with my lively discussion about the things we do for advertising than my shooting. First shot lang, Maganda na daw, I said " 32 years of doing photography " maski pikit mata kaya kong magshoot na maganda... They were laughing... New clients, I have the feeling I will see them more often...
18 confirmed. we didnt include the regular non photo shop owners. but later they will be invited to join. Crucial itong meeting dahil very competitive ang atmosphere sa R Hidalgo, hindi sila nag uusap. ngayon first time may peace talk.. kaya kailangan maingat ako sa kanila... sensitive sila.. Thrilla in manila ang meeting na ito... tomorrow, I have a chance to meet Kim Atienza. I am ready to present. walang atrasan ito. It was a nice day indeed..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 07, 2006, 09:06:44 PM
i'll pray for the successful meeting sir john. i'm sure, you'll win them over with your charm. i can see clearly, you'll have great news for us after the meeting tomorrow... God bless you as always... :)
Title: Re: 2 crazy way to do aerial photography
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 10:28:25 PM
Let me share with you, just how crazy I am about aerials. 17 years ago, I was commissioned by National Steel Corp. to do the aerial shot of the plant in Mindanao. I went there with my assistant but the helicopter assigned to us was diverted to military operation. Feeling guilty I volunteer to do whatever available to make a decent shot of the new facilities. An abandoned old fashioned chimmey stands near the new facility caught my attention. I climb up the ladder attached to the side of the chimmey. It must be around 150 ft or more. while on top of the chimmey, I need to change film on my camera. I have to put one leg inside the chimmey and sat on the edge. while loading my film, i could feel the chimmey swaying. I know in theory that chimmey is build to withstand the wind factor.But being up there. understanding the theory is felt thru my shaking bones. To get even, I shouted down at my assistant " Bring up my tripod " ."Sir, lalangoy na lang ako pauwi, " came shouting reply. It was a day to remember forever. In the afternoon, I got this huge crane and sat on top of the crane, this time my coordinator ( Pr Man ) saw me enjoying my job, obliged by joining me on that crane ride. We were not as high as the chimmey but we could rotate 360 degs. We were enjoying the shoot over the pier until the Safety Officer came in and spoil our "fun". My Pr man got grounded for allowing me to do these things. Until now whenever we see each other we talk about the high adventure on the crane ride. Cheap Thrills. Try it. Can make you a religious person too.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 07, 2006, 11:01:49 PM
hahaha... :D
i can imagine how safety was compromised that time sir john... ;D
thanks for sharing... it takes enormous guts to do that... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 07, 2006, 11:46:34 PM
hahaha... :D
i can imagine how safety was compromised that time sir john... ;D
thanks for sharing... it takes enormous guts to do that... :)
not guts, JC. when I was as young as you are, i go for adventure.. anything that can make life a bit more interesting. There are two rules I follow. Every one wants to get rich and enjoy life to the fullest. But the Lord didnt allow that all should get rich. BUT nothing can stop a person who wants to do something different. If you survived, you have a story to share. If NOT, sorry na lang.. youre DEAD. so i make sure I will do anything to learn something new. Thats why I love this job, it gives me endless opportunity to explore everything I want to know..never a dull moment.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 08, 2006, 12:21:35 AM
i agree sir. maybe that's your secret why you are so energetic and still full of enthusiasm. i'm wondering why you still able to do a lot of things despite of your busy schedules. when i reached your age, i hope, i'm still as energetic as you are sir. nakakabilib talaga. you work, help and inspire others, raise a family, winning friends (lots of them), etc. your activities are endless to fit in one day... whew! that's why, i keep you in my prayers to be in good health always. because i know, you will help a lot of people pa. i, personally, is very thankful, i've met you sir... :)
Title: Re: Canon 50mm takes on Previa
Post by: Jeric on June 08, 2006, 12:27:57 AM
Take a look at Philippine Daily Inquirer Motoring Section -- Previa shot in Tagaytay Hiland - with Canon 50 mm lang. Same place where Jeric shot his lovely Miata.

Ser John talaga, kotse ko nanaman ang napag-diskitahan! :o >:( ;D
Title: Re: Canon 50mm takes on Previa
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 12:38:03 AM
Take a look at Philippine Daily Inquirer Motoring Section -- Previa shot in Tagaytay Hiland - with Canon 50 mm lang. Same place where Jeric shot his lovely Miata.

Ser John talaga, kotse ko nanaman ang napag-diskitahan! :o >:( ;D
You know, I like your car, noong ko pa kursonada. when it came out, I shot that red Miata and Columbia Motor lend it to me for a week, I got to drive it around with my kids, then one nite, i took them on the south super after the truck ban. We were running side by side with a 40 ft container Van and boy, we feel so small and fragile, puede magtago sa ilalim ng van habang tumatakbo. Thats scares my kids.. so there goes my dream car. Tuloy Tamaraw na lang ang dream car ko. BTW, i saw your post, you have extension tubes. effective ba sa 50 mm normal at 100 mm. That Previa shot was the same place when I first saw you guys shooting the rears of the cars. Peace  ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Jeric on June 08, 2006, 12:55:09 AM
Regarding the extension tubes, the reason I got them was that the Macro guys use it with their 50mm 1.8's. Kaya lang nakakaduling nga!

Regarding the rear of my car, sawa na kasi sa harap ng Miata. Now, gusto ko naman kunan lagi yung part of the car na laging nakikita ng ibang drivers when they race me sa streets...my rear! hehehe joke!  ;D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Dream Car ko Miata kaya lang...
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 01:45:28 AM
Regarding the extension tubes, the reason I got them was that the Macro guys use it with their 50mm 1.8's. Kaya lang nakakaduling nga!

Regarding the rear of my car, sawa na kasi sa harap ng Miata. Now, gusto ko naman kunan lagi yung part of the car na laging nakikita ng ibang drivers when they race me sa streets...my rear! hehehe joke!  ;D :D :D :D
Sabi ko na iba talaga ang mga lovers ng Miata, este driver pala. Ingit lang ako sa totoo. kaya lang hindi kasya ang Manfrotto heavy tripod and Sinar 45 camera sa kotse ang assistant ko maglalakad na lang. Sayang kundi kasama ng ako sa groupo mo. Entry level pa lang iyan, mayabang na, ano kaya kong Porche na ang dala mo. mahirap ang helicopter mag overtake sa iyo. Can I try your extender and see if it works well with me. Never had an opportunity to use one. I am still working on todays shoot and planning my strategy on Kim... No hard feelings about your car. I love the cuteness of the car...
Title: Re: Dream Car ko Miata kaya lang...
Post by: Jeric on June 08, 2006, 02:04:35 AM
Regarding the extension tubes, the reason I got them was that the Macro guys use it with their 50mm 1.8's. Kaya lang nakakaduling nga!

Regarding the rear of my car, sawa na kasi sa harap ng Miata. Now, gusto ko naman kunan lagi yung part of the car na laging nakikita ng ibang drivers when they race me sa streets...my rear! hehehe joke!  ;D :D :D :D
Sabi ko na iba talaga ang mga lovers ng Miata, este driver pala. Ingit lang ako sa totoo. kaya lang hindi kasya ang Manfrotto heavy tripod and Sinar 45 camera sa kotse ang assistant ko maglalakad na lang. Sayang kundi kasama ng ako sa groupo mo. Entry level pa lang iyan, mayabang na, ano kaya kong Porche na ang dala mo. mahirap ang helicopter mag overtake sa iyo. Can I try your extender and see if it works well with me. Never had an opportunity to use one. I am still working on todays shoot and planning my strategy on Kim... No hard feelings about your car. I love the cuteness of the car...

Ser John, none taken!  ;D I'll be going to Dusit Hotel in Makati tomorrow evening. Or, I can drop it off sa Adphoto on Fri. San nga ba yan? Sorry po, hindi kasi ako print producer, Creatives or AE sa advertising eh, kaya 'di ko alam office nyo. ;)
Title: Re: Dream Car ko Miata kaya lang...
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 08:56:47 AM
Regarding the extension tubes, the reason I got them was that the Macro guys use it with their 50mm 1.8's. Kaya lang nakakaduling nga!

Regarding the rear of my car, sawa na kasi sa harap ng Miata. Now, gusto ko naman kunan lagi yung part of the car na laging nakikita ng ibang drivers when they race me sa streets...my rear! hehehe joke!  ;D :D :D :D
Sabi ko na iba talaga ang mga lovers ng Miata, este driver pala. Ingit lang ako sa totoo. kaya lang hindi kasya ang Manfrotto heavy tripod and Sinar 45 camera sa kotse ang assistant ko maglalakad na lang. Sayang kundi kasama ng ako sa groupo mo. Entry level pa lang iyan, mayabang na, ano kaya kong Porche na ang dala mo. mahirap ang helicopter mag overtake sa iyo. Can I try your extender and see if it works well with me. Never had an opportunity to use one. I am still working on todays shoot and planning my strategy on Kim... No hard feelings about your car. I love the cuteness of the car...

Ser John, none taken!  ;D I'll be going to Dusit Hotel in Makati tomorrow evening. Or, I can drop it off sa Adphoto on Fri. San nga ba yan? Sorry po, hindi kasi ako print producer, Creatives or AE sa advertising eh, kaya 'di ko alam office nyo. ;)
3688 Bautista St, Palanan Makati. BTW if one day you decide to sell your car, and I have the money to buy it, kasama ba ang guest address book mo ng mga pasahero na nakasakay sa iyo (kotse) ::) :o ;) :) Tanong lang? I am seeing Kim Atienza at 10 am today.
Title: Re:Kim Atienza is with us
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 11:29:30 AM
Best way to start the day, I have a half hour meetng with Mr. Kim Atienza at Manila Zoo native hut, He is all out supporting our project, He will talk to his dad, yesterday he went to R Hidalgo and check it out for himself on the condition of the area. He read pur proposal and he will find a way to move the vendors ( most of them are not from R hidalgo anyway, he said ).He was glad that I was spearheading this project. Thank God for this oppoturnity.. Photographers!!!!!!  be ready for street dancing before Christmas...
MagicEye.
Title: Re:Kim Atienza is with us
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 11:37:49 AM
Best way to start the day, I have a half hour meetng with Mr. Kim Atienza at Manila Zoo native hut, He is all out supporting our project, He will talk to his dad, yesterday he went to R Hidalgo and check it out for himself on the condition of the area. He read pur proposal and he will find a way to move the vendors ( most of them are not from R hidalgo anyway, he said ).He was glad that I was spearheading this project. Thank God for this oppoturnity.. Photographers!!!!!!  be ready for street dancing before Christmas...
MagicEye.

Thank you very much for this project! We owe it all to you. Mabuhay po kayo!
Title: Re:Kim Atienza is with us
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 11:53:43 AM
Best way to start the day, I have a half hour meetng with Mr. Kim Atienza at Manila Zoo native hut, He is all out supporting our project, He will talk to his dad, yesterday he went to R Hidalgo and check it out for himself on the condition of the area. He read pur proposal and he will find a way to move the vendors ( most of them are not from R hidalgo anyway, he said ).He was glad that I was spearheading this project. Thank God for this oppoturnity.. Photographers!!!!!!  be ready for street dancing before Christmas...
MagicEye.

Thank you very much for this project! We owe it all to you. Mabuhay po kayo!
Together, we can do it... I am going to R Hidalgo to give a "friendly advise" to one of the shop, where Kim didnt like the response he received yeaterday..Putting downpayment to the venue too.

The section has been transfer... kala ko delete na. Major shake up ba ito?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 12:00:36 PM
Thank you, Almighty for allowing us to continue this thread.. John Chua

Ps We are getting closer to our dream... feels good deep inside..
Title: Re: Next step - Media Blitz - R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 12:06:56 PM
We will start gathering materials for a series of articles on R Hidalgo. Big companies started from R Hidalgo, Prominent photo hobbyists, Successful photographers who traces their roots from R Hidalgo... Vicoy, Vitugs, Tappan family, Veluzs, Talusan, Razon,
Ador etc..
What future holds for R Hidalgo? Lester Ledesma will be meeting with me this week for his participation on this project. If you have any suggestions . share with us. This is public awareness campaign for R Hidalgo.. thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on June 08, 2006, 12:13:17 PM
i knew that your meeting with kim atienza will be a fruitful one.  siguradong mako-convince din nya dad nya dun sa project since he himself is a photog.

too bad at di sya nabigyan ng magandang experience yesterday, alam kaya nung shop na his the councilor and son ng mayor?  hmm. . . anyways, bigatin man o hindi dapat nice sila sa mga customers, even us hobbyist.

thanks ulit sa good news sir john.
Title: Re:Kim Atienza is with us
Post by: gpx4 on June 08, 2006, 12:27:17 PM
Looking forward to the inauguration of the J. Chua or is it L. Atienza park in R. Hidalgo on December!  ;) ;) ;)

Best way to start the day, I have a half hour meetng with Mr. Kim Atienza at Manila Zoo native hut, He is all out supporting our project, He will talk to his dad, yesterday he went to R Hidalgo and check it out for himself on the condition of the area. He read pur proposal and he will find a way to move the vendors ( most of them are not from R hidalgo anyway, he said ).He was glad that I was spearheading this project. Thank God for this oppoturnity.. Photographers!!!!!!  be ready for street dancing before Christmas...
MagicEye.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on June 08, 2006, 01:51:35 PM
Sir John! nice meeting you at Avenue.
my apologies for the quick exit, i had to hurry up coz i just went out from office and had to be back by 1pm. hehe di rin ako umabot.  :P

thanks for your very simple but meaningful advise. ;)

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 01:54:26 PM
Sir John! nice meeting you at Avenue.
my apologies for the quick exit, i had to hurry up coz i just went out from office and had to be back by 1pm. hehe di rin ako umabot.  :P

thanks for your very simple but meaningful advise. ;)


Youre welcome, Keep your photo expense down, just enjoy photograhy as a hobby, its fun...
Title: Re: Challenge to Pipho members
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 01:59:11 PM
How do you envision R Hidalgo - The Photographers' Haven... what you see? how can you help to make it happen. Can you post your visions here. Now is the time for visual planners like  p3msg n other architects to give their ideas..
Title: Re:Kimi is a Canon 350D hobbyist
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 02:05:29 PM
Pipho members,

Kim is a Canon 350D hobbyist, he is looking for awide angle lens, maybe a 12-24 EF-S lens ? is there any member who is selling this type of lens ( sacrifice sale ) pm me. He might even join us too.
Title: Re: Challenge to Pipho members
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 02:08:37 PM
How do you envision R Hidalgo - The Photographers' Haven... what you see? how can you help to make it happen. Can you post your visions here. Now is the time for visual planners like  p3msg n other architects to give their ideas..

For me, this should have camera shops, service centers, printing labs, studios, coffee shop, internet shop & a place for photo galleries & photo seminars. That can be housed in one building. I dont know if that is possible. But ideally, everything should be in one place to avoid going thru busy street & vendors when going to one place or another. Yun lang po
Title: Re:Kimi is a Canon 350D hobbyist
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 02:09:22 PM
Pipho members,

Kim is a Canon 350D hobbyist, he is looking for awide angle lens, maybe a 12-24 EF-S lens ? is there any member who is selling this type of lens ( sacrifice sale ) pm me. He might even join us too.

yung mga may EF-S 10-22 dyan. benta nyo na para may OO na tayo kay Councilor Kim ;D
Title: Re:Kimi is a Canon 350D hobbyist
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 02:20:11 PM
Pipho members,

Kim is a Canon 350D hobbyist, he is looking for awide angle lens, maybe a 12-24 EF-S lens ? is there any member who is selling this type of lens ( sacrifice sale ) pm me. He might even join us too.

yung mga may EF-S 10-22 dyan. benta nyo na para may OO na tayo kay Councilor Kim ;D

we will show Kim, we are a hell of a good group and active too.
Title: Re: Another Good News
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 02:26:42 PM
Lester Ledesma is in town . If ever you read his resume, I was the one who guided him to a successful career. He is in Manila preparing for his Photo exhibit in Filipinas Heritage... He is meeting with me next week regarding the R Hidalgo Project. He will be helping us by writing articles on the photographers' haven. If you want an instant seminar for him to talk. I can swing that. Ninong ako sa kasal niya... so what do you think " An EB with Master Ledesma"...
Title: Re: Another Good News
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 02:28:23 PM
Lester Ledesma is in town . If ever you read his resume, I was the one who guided him to a successful career. He is in Manila preparing for his Photo exhibit in Filipinas Heritage... He is meeting with me next week regarding the R Hidalgo Project. He will be helping us by writing articles on the photographers' haven. If you want an instant seminar for him to talk. I can swing that. Ninong ako sa kasal niya... so what do you think " An EB with Master Ledesma"...

That would be a superb idea. By the way, when is his photo exhibit at the Filipinas Heritage?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ferrarista44 on June 08, 2006, 02:35:09 PM
Youre welcome, Keep your photo expense down, just enjoy photograhy as a hobby, its fun...

yes, sir john, i will. :)
in fact i do keep it down. i only have my 2 kit lenses, a cheapie 50mm, and my new gear. :) hehe. those four are very well enough for me. :)

you are the best advisor. :)
Title: Re: Challenge to Pipho members
Post by: gpx4 on June 08, 2006, 02:47:16 PM
Public areas:
Clean, orderly, well lighted. all-weather paved streets and sidewalk with no illegal vendors in that particular section.
Landscaped scenry or simple plant boxes. Some benches and a clean public toilet.
Some photo corners (where you insert your face ala Universal Studio) or fake backdrops.
Adequate security to minimize snatching or hold-up.
This is asking for too much pero pwede mangarap....... Adequate and secured PARKING AREA.

Storefronts:
Renovation of store facades with a certain theme or color scheme. If modern, use aluminum wall cutains. Kung vintage or old manila, ala vigan, bricks.
 

How do you envision R Hidalgo - The Photographers' Haven... what you see? how can you help to make it happen. Can you post your visions here. Now is the time for visual planners like  p3msg n other architects to give their ideas..
Title: Re: Challenge to Pipho members
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 02:52:27 PM
Public areas:
Clean, orderly, well lighted. all-weather paved streets and sidewalk with no illegal vendors in that particular section.
Landscaped scenry or simple plant boxes. Some benches and a clean public toilet.
Some photo corners (where you insert your face ala Universal Studio) or fake backdrops.
Adequate security to minimize snatching or hold-up.
This is asking for too much pero pwede mangarap....... Adequate and secured PARKING AREA.

Storefronts:
Renovation of store facades with a certain theme or color scheme. If modern, use aluminum wall cutains. Kung vintage or old manila, ala vigan, bricks.
 

How do you envision R Hidalgo - The Photographers' Haven... what you see? how can you help to make it happen. Can you post your visions here. Now is the time for visual planners like  p3msg n other architects to give their ideas..
That great. I will write it down and present it on saturday. I expect a lot of ideas from our pipho members. we will include these ideas when we submit our final proposal.. some viusal (photos0 might help too. Thanks. lets keep the idea going.
Title: Re: Have your family as your subject
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 03:01:51 PM
Youre welcome, Keep your photo expense down, just enjoy photograhy as a hobby, its fun...

yes, sir john, i will. :)
in fact i do keep it down. i only have my 2 kit lenses, a cheapie 50mm, and my new gear. :) hehe. those four are very well enough for me. :)

you are the best advisor. :)

This is what I miss. I was shooting for 32 years and if I classified my hours spend in shooting. 70 % for my client 25% personal 5% family. Today, I am getting old and sometimes I miss my children, Very few pictures of them.. My greatest mistake in life. Damned too busy shooting for others, not enough for the people that I should care most. So whenever I see young couple taking turn in taking pictures of themselves, You bet I am always there to get their camera and shoot them para completo ang familia nila. When they say create memories with pictures - Thats true... so start taking pictures of your kids as they are growing up..
Title: Re: R Hidalgo Planning Stage
Post by: p3rsmag on June 08, 2006, 03:07:51 PM
ill be doing some sketches soon. Have to visit R Hidalgo again and make a list of the store fronts.

Ill try to make a sketch of one store muna (yung most visible) mahirap kase pag medyo marami na.. both for modern and art-deco style.. :)

What woudl be easier to do is the site development plan. as long as i get a master plan of the area i could easily transfer it to autocad format. from there we could work out the plans, layout of stores, vendors, other areas of the site.
Title: Re: R Hidalgo Planning Stage
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 03:13:02 PM
ill be doing some sketches soon. Have to visit R Hidalgo again and make a list of the store fronts.

Ill try to make a sketch of one store muna (yung most visible) mahirap kase pag medyo marami na.. both for modern and art-deco style.. :)

What woudl be easier to do is the site development plan. as long as i get a master plan of the area i could easily transfer it to autocad format. from there we could work out the plans, layout of stores, vendors, other areas of the site.
we are starting from scratch. you can help us with your plan, then we present it with the proposal... Good enough. WHile I am waiting for my client to come, I have been emailing media friends to join us in the project..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mykl on June 08, 2006, 03:14:24 PM
art galleries would be nice additions to the area. of course, there should be some restaurants and coffee shops where photogs can hang out...

pwede na ring may mga PC at Mac stores...

a small activity center for kids would be nice...'yung tipong may fountain...ganda...

kapag natuloy ito siguradong makikilala na sa buong asia ang hidalgo at pinoy photogs...

btw, how will this affect the retail prices of hidalgo shops?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 08, 2006, 03:19:32 PM
Ok sir, will try to get a master plan of the site.

I don't think shop owners would object to a new look As long as yung Facade lang ang papalitan nung stores, construction will be kept to a minimum lang. same layout inside for the individual stores yung harap lang ang bago (or if the stores have budget pwedeng bagong tindahan na.. :)

Paving the streets with bricks would take less than 2 months while facade renovation would take probably less than six months so tama ng asi Sir John.. abot to by Christmas time!

mga ka PiPho.. brainstorming na.. place your ideas here.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on June 08, 2006, 03:20:43 PM
Noticeable too are the dangling utilities & visible transformer. If possible transfer these where it is not visible (e.g. at the rear or underground). Of course we would have to liaison with the power, phone & cable companies.
Title: Re: Another Good News
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 03:21:19 PM
Lester Ledesma is in town . If ever you read his resume, I was the one who guided him to a successful career. He is in Manila preparing for his Photo exhibit in Filipinas Heritage... He is meeting with me next week regarding the R Hidalgo Project. He will be helping us by writing articles on the photographers' haven. If you want an instant seminar for him to talk. I can swing that. Ninong ako sa kasal niya... so what do you think " An EB with Master Ledesma"...

That would be a superb idea. By the way, when is his photo exhibit at the Filipinas Heritage?

Starting June 9 at the Alcove, Filipinas Heritage. You have to have a group organized then I will inform him.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 03:25:00 PM
Noticeable too are the dangling utilities & visible transformer. If possible transfer these where it is not visible (e.g. at the rear or underground). Of course we would have to liaison with the power, phone & cable companies.

Yes, Ral, we are going to start from the ground going up. I feel good today, now just would like to make sure if Kim could find time to drop by even for 30 sec.... it would give a morale boost to the shop owners except one at the corner.... bad trip.. I am fixing the leak.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 08, 2006, 03:44:47 PM
Wow, magmumukang america na ang hidalgo. Underground utilities....... that will take years for all the utilities to put their act together even just for one street.  :D :D

P3rsmag, tama yan. Minimal renovation of facade lang. Just a FACELIFT. (Ala Bello at Calayan). ;) ;)

Noticeable too are the dangling utilities & visible transformer. If possible transfer these where it is not visible (e.g. at the rear or underground). Of course we would have to liaison with the power, phone & cable companies.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 08, 2006, 03:46:32 PM
Parang sine, laging may contra bida. :) :)

Noticeable too are the dangling utilities & visible transformer. If possible transfer these where it is not visible (e.g. at the rear or underground). Of course we would have to liaison with the power, phone & cable companies.

Yes, Ral, we are going to start from the ground going up. I feel good today, now just would like to make sure if Kim could find time to drop by even for 30 sec.... it would give a morale boost to the shop owners except one at the corner.... bad trip.. I am fixing the leak.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 03:48:33 PM
Wow, magmumukang america na ang hidalgo. Underground utilities....... that will take years for all the utilities to put their act together even just for one street.  :D :D

P3rsmag, tama yan. Minimal renovation of facade lang. Just a FACELIFT. (Ala Bello at Calayan). ;) ;)

actually, moving the street vendors would be a very big help already. other than that cleaning the streets will be next. more improvements with minimal impact can follow after that para business as usual pa rin.
Title: Re: Signal to start the project
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 03:53:33 PM
Wow, magmumukang america na ang hidalgo. Underground utilities....... that will take years for all the utilities to put their act together even just for one street.  :D :D

P3rsmag, tama yan. Minimal renovation of facade lang. Just a FACELIFT. (Ala Bello at Calayan). ;) ;)

actually, moving the street vendors would be a very big help already. other than that cleaning the streets will be next. more improvements with minimal impact can follow after that para business as usual pa rin.

The physical start of the project will be tearing up the asphalt road and resurfacing with the paving blocks like the baywalk... thats the excuse of relocating the vendors and the signal for all the shop owners to renovate their frontage...
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 04:02:17 PM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: quixilver on June 08, 2006, 04:03:08 PM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?

 :D ;D
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Post by: p3rsmag on June 08, 2006, 04:08:28 PM
Guys, thanks to our co member ral for providing me a Baseplan of R. Hidalgo (taken from NAMRIA maps)

as you can see medyo rough pa yung baseplan.. as we go smaller and more detailed mas magiging madugo yung planning process.

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7475/hidalgo4wp.jpg)
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 08, 2006, 06:45:00 PM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?

Sir John... maybe the boys on the other studio would be better! *we don't want them to see the surprise!*  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: TiNiO on June 08, 2006, 06:50:47 PM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?

sir john....ang alam ko...pag puro boys...riot....pag meron girls ang boys....masaya...pero pag girl1 gusto ni boy1 tapos gusto din ni boy2....riot ulit...hahahaha  ;) :D ;D

kayo guys, anong palagay nyo? hehehehe  ;) :-*
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 06:52:41 PM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?

Sir John... maybe the boys on the other studio would be better! *we don't want them to see the surprise!*  :o :o :o
Dont worry, girls. I will not do that. Its your EB, i am just teasing them... Joke lang ;)
Title: Re:Judging A contest
Post by: MagicEye on June 08, 2006, 07:07:30 PM
I am done with my shoot for the day, I am leaving to judge a photo competition, and speak about R Hidalgo to camera club members. By having fellow photographers understand the impact of having a Photographers' Haven. we can have their support when the needs arises. I will be going around the camera clubs during the initial stage of this project. So if some of you are members of the club, I would be willing to drop by and explain the project in detail.
Title: Re: Ano kaya kung may mangyari ?
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 09, 2006, 01:09:22 AM

May Girls EB sa roofdeck at may Boys EB sa baba ? Masaya kaya o Riot ?

Sir John... maybe the boys on the other studio would be better! *we don't want them to see the surprise!*  :o :o :o
Dont worry, girls. I will not do that. Its your EB, i am just teasing them... Joke lang ;)

Guys, don't worry... if things go as planned, there is going to be something juicy in store for all of you after the EB! w0000t!  :o  :o  :o di ba sir john?!?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on June 09, 2006, 01:41:22 AM
another something big and juicy to look forward too
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Post by: quixilver on June 09, 2006, 08:06:13 AM
another something big and juicy to look forward too

big & juicy? what can that be?!?  ???
Title: Re: Confidentiality Clause
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 08:17:40 AM
another something big and juicy to look forward too

big & juicy? what can that be?!?  ???
Sorry, I cant tell you. They let me sign this "confidentiality" clause. They really have something to show to us guys. watch out.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 09, 2006, 08:19:05 AM
another something big and juicy to look forward too

big & juicy? what can that be?!?  ???

Parang hamburger ahh.. are we still talking about an EB here? :D

Lupit ng girls may confidentiality clause pa!
Title: Re: Need Old photos Circa 70s,80s,90s of R Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 08:28:52 AM
Snapshots will do,gathering materials for a series of articles on R Hidalgo. email me if you have. john@adphoto.com.ph

Thanks. now whole day Pizza shoot naman... Tomorrow is a big day for us. First meeting... must be interesting to watch them little boys and girls...kiss and make up.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 09:27:03 AM
wow! :o
developments about the photographer's haven are so fast...
maghahanda na ako ng walis at dustpan ko sir john... nararamdaman kong malapit na ako maglinis ng kanal at kalye. :)
thank you very much for making this to happen... God bless you sir... :)
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Post by: quixilver on June 09, 2006, 09:28:44 AM
wow! :o
developments about the photographer's haven are so fast...
maghahanda na ako ng walis at dustpan ko sir john... nararamdaman kong malapit na ako maglinis ng kanal at kalye. :)
thank you very much for making this to happen... God bless you sir... :)

we should all lend a hand on this project. ako na magpupunas ng pawis mo JC  :-*
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Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 10:01:55 AM
ngiii... ;D
dahil super super tangkad mo kapatid, ikaw tagalinis ng mga agiw sa matataas. :D
basta, i will help in anyway i can. i still have to meet with ma'am carla to also plan the other aspects of the project. :)
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Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 10:40:01 AM
wow! :o
developments about the photographer's haven are so fast...
maghahanda na ako ng walis at dustpan ko sir john... nararamdaman kong malapit na ako maglinis ng kanal at kalye. :)
thank you very much for making this to happen... God bless you sir... :)
JC hindi na natin wawalisin, tatangalin natin ang asphalt road at replace with paving stones at may lamp posts para sa mga models natin para lambitinan.
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Post by: quixilver on June 09, 2006, 10:42:46 AM
JC hindi na natin wawalisin, tatangalin natin ang asphalt road at replace with paving stones at may lamp posts para sa mga models natin para lambitinan.

whoa!!!  :o ayus po yan sir john. i just remembered how the local govt of manila improved the dangwa flower haven. malinis at maayos na unlike before. sana ganon din mangyari o mas maganda pa sa project na ito
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Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 10:45:33 AM
JC hindi na natin wawalisin, tatangalin natin ang asphalt road at replace with paving stones at may lamp posts para sa mga models natin para lambitinan.

whoa!!!  :o ayus po yan sir john. i just remembered how the local govt of manila improved the dangwa flower haven. malinis at maayos na unlike before. sana ganon din mangyari o mas maganda pa sa project na ito
we need an event to signal the start of a new begining in R Hidalgo. end of one chapter - vendors and begining of the next chapter. a signal for every shop owners to renovate their frontage too.
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Post by: mattsl on June 09, 2006, 10:46:05 AM
ganda nga ng paving stones , this will really be a hit, galing galing talaga
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Post by: p3rsmag on June 09, 2006, 10:46:59 AM
Oo nga no.. yung Dangwa project would be similar to that of Hidalgo.. kase may mga flowershops rin dun.. some were also resistant to change. pero eventually naayos rin nila
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Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 10:56:38 AM
that's great sir john... mas madali nga. in that case, i'll help out nalang sa other aspects with ma'am carla e.g., marketing plans, processing of papers, getting sponsors, etc.
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Post by: quixilver on June 09, 2006, 10:59:04 AM
i'll ask someone from studio 23 if they can help us out. he's a fellow pipho member pero inactive kasi still resting from his everest stint
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Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 11:02:53 AM
i'll ask someone from studio 23 if they can help us out. he's a fellow pipho member pero inactive kasi still resting from his everest stint

promise yan kapatid ha? ;D
kudos sayo... mabuhey ka... :-*
Title: Re: hanep talaga ang lady pipho members!
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 11:04:12 AM
Kung ako mabilis ang kilos ko sa R Hidalgo, sila Superwomen talaga. Saludo ako sa kanila...Ito nga feeling ko ako pa may utang na loob para sila gumamit ng studio ko. inivite ko lang sa dinner EB, gusto may shooting pa, may confidentiality clause pa. Awen ko ba ko anong pinasukan kong ito. Babae talaga parang Bagyo. malakas ang dating hindi mo alam kung saan dadaan.
Title: Re: hanep talaga ang lady pipho members!
Post by: quixilver on June 09, 2006, 11:05:39 AM
Kung ako mabilis ang kilos ko sa R Hidalgo, sila Superwomen talaga. Saludo ako sa kanila...Ito nga feeling ko ako pa may utang na loob para sila gumamit ng studio ko. inivite ko lang sa dinner EB, gusto may shooting pa, may confidentiality clause pa. Awen ko ba ko anong pinasukan kong ito. Babae talaga parang Bagyo. malakas ang dating hindi mo alam kung saan dadaan.

aba! mukhang malupit na gimik ito ah. goodluck girls!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 09, 2006, 11:07:09 AM
Hahaha sir john lagot ka.. sa huli huli.. you might end up being their model pa and posing for them. Eh gusto pa naman nila nude male! hehehe
Title: Re: R Hidalgo Project in stages
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 11:10:05 AM
i'll ask someone from studio 23 if they can help us out. he's a fellow pipho member pero inactive kasi still resting from his everest stint
Wait...in stages tayo.. we need to prepare all the articles on R Hidalgo for the different publications. Release then public awareness thru email and txting and other media exposure... later pa iyan. but keep the lines open.
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Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 11:12:58 AM
Hahaha sir john lagot ka.. sa huli huli.. you might end up being their model pa and posing for them. Eh gusto pa naman nila nude male! hehehe
Sayang hindi kita masagot sa iyong akala.... abangan mo na lang sa thread nila..
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Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 11:20:29 AM
Hahaha sir john lagot ka.. sa huli huli.. you might end up being their model pa and posing for them. Eh gusto pa naman nila nude male! hehehe

yaiks! :D hahaha... :D
di naman siguro...  ::) :o ;D
Title: Re: My first major obstacle
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 05:13:40 PM
Tomorrow will the first time the photo shop owners will meet in 25 years. Because of the intense business rivalry, they do not see eye to eye, thats why the their area has deteriorated. This will be my first encounter with them. we expect the top guns from the three major camera companies to join us. I have mixed emotions but we need to go thru the process. I know things will turn out ok. I am prepared...Just wish me luck... Magic Eye.
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Post by: reinekz on June 09, 2006, 05:19:19 PM
good luck sir john.. may the lord be with you.
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Post by: kentamayo on June 09, 2006, 05:20:51 PM
Good Luck sir John! kaya nyo yan! ;D

Peace!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 09, 2006, 05:28:13 PM
with your most noble intention to help sir john, God is with you... God bless you sir... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on June 09, 2006, 05:34:42 PM
for the good of all , for the motivator of all, good luck to your endeavor sir john
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Post by: jian on June 09, 2006, 05:48:09 PM
Praying that everything will turn out fine
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Post by: gpx4 on June 09, 2006, 06:47:29 PM
Goodluck! Godbless! Pag nagaway sila, kunan mo na lang ng pics. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Green is the color of Hope
Post by: MagicEye on June 09, 2006, 08:31:03 PM
Done with my shoot, i went to national bookstore and look forname tags and folders where I could put important papers relating to the R Hidalgo Project.. while checking the different types of folders I chance upon the green folder. Green is the color of Hope.. we hope tomorrow there will be peace among the shop owners where they can see beyond themselves and work together for the benefit of the photo industry. I got 20 pcs of green folders and 20 pcs of green ballpens. I received an email from Kim Atienza, saying the key to success is the unity of the shop owners. I agree. This is the major obstacle that we all must solved. I wrote back, this is my commitment to you. We will make this happen among the shop owners. Thanks for wishing me all the luck in the world. I need that.
MagicEye...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: levi on June 09, 2006, 08:39:14 PM
God speed sir john. 

do update us on any developments and just shout if you need anything from us.

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Post by: iceden on June 09, 2006, 08:42:23 PM
Yes sir john... we will make this happen... good choice of color sir.. i think it'll help them calm and open up their minds a bit.. dagdagan mo na din nang green tea drinks and food that is color green, salad nalang..  para all the way green..  ;D kiddin' aside.. wish all goes well tomorrow.. we'll just be here for the support... ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: kapitan88 on June 09, 2006, 08:46:45 PM
gud luck sir john! 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ESM on June 09, 2006, 09:05:01 PM
sir john,
you can add the analogy where in some streets where everyhouse was selling inihaw na manok, and yet none of them ran out of business.  (hehehe, may sense ba?)  that is the open market, where they help bring the people to their area. 

if R Hidalgo transforms to a safe place with all the major photography gears are available, then I am sure people will be willing to go all the way there to look for a good deal. 



Done with my shoot, i went to national bookstore and look forname tags and folders where I could put important papers relating to the R Hidalgo Project.. while checking the different types of folders I chance upon the green folder. Green is the color of Hope.. we hope tomorrow there will be peace among the shop owners where they can see beyond themselves and work together for the benefit of the photo industry. I got 20 pcs of green folders and 20 pcs of green ballpens. I received an email from Kim Atienza, saying the key to success is the unity of the shop owners. I agree. This is the major obstacle that we all must solved. I wrote back, this is my commitment to you. We will make this happen among the shop owners. Thanks for wishing me all the luck in the world. I need that.
MagicEye...
Title: Re: John Chua: Myth Buster
Post by: MagicEye on June 10, 2006, 02:28:26 PM
Friends,
I was worried last nite but I got the suprise of my life today, we have 39 people attended the first shop owners meeting. We were expecting just 18 as confirmed, we have to add more tables. It was a lively group, mostly young (meaning 25 to 58 years old). We introduced ourselves. Ms. Imee Ong, recalled their childhood experience on how they use to play with the young kids ( who are now running the shops) it brings laughter and joy... Walking down the memory lane. They described the Good old glory days of R hidalgo. This was their first opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere and they promise each other that they will keep their communication lines open. Dave one of the owner felt so happy because there was a time he was trying to get them together to have a petition to the Mayor about the vendors.. No one listen to him..Now he is glad that this is happening. Ariel and Malou have promise full support from Fuji and Nikon. Monthly activities... Mini Photoworld monthly.. a lot of suggestions were raised and noted. Everybody felt so good that we have a "Group Hug" to show Kim Indeed we are united. At the end of the meeting, they thank me for making this meeting happen. It was an ice breaker.Even Ramon of mayer was present. Great way to end a meeting...I wonder who will shouder the meals and the venue? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::). I was so excited I forget to raise that issue... kinain na ang mga ebidencia. ???
Happy Weekend to all. Thanks for wishing me luck. It help a lot too.  MythBuster...MagicEye
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Post by: kapitan88 on June 10, 2006, 02:53:43 PM
congrats sir john.  na accomplish mo na po yung 1st major obstacle.  sana dire-diretso na ito.

galing! 
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 10, 2006, 06:15:39 PM
oh wow!!! congratulations sir john... sabi ko na, you'll enchant them with your honest and humble intention sir. and you use your charm again. sino ba ang hindi babait sayo sir di ba? :)
i'm glad that the obstacle was already broken. one step at a time. so far, so good, everything is according to plan. ang galing mo talaga sir. just sharing the events of the meeting, i'm so overwhelmed and inspired... God bless you sir john... :)
now you can enjoy the long weekend... happy weekend sir... :)
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Post by: mattsl on June 10, 2006, 06:22:02 PM
Congratulations Sir John, the Lord is indeed with you and with your humble works
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Post by: iceden on June 10, 2006, 08:13:39 PM
Yes!!! sabi ko na sir you can make it happen!!! :D the green motiff worked out! yessssss!!! did you serve green tea and green foods din sir? hehehe... siguro naka green shirt na din kayo kanina... ;D anyway,  one big obstacle is cleared.. now its on to the next one...  :D congratulations sir!
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Post by: Jeric on June 10, 2006, 08:18:06 PM
Galing! Este Sir John, have you tried doing pranic healing? Malay mo!  ;)
Title: Re: They forgot the Second Generation owners !!!
Post by: MagicEye on June 10, 2006, 11:07:58 PM
Yes!!! sabi ko na sir you can make it happen!!! :D the green motiff worked out! yessssss!!! did you serve green tea and green foods din sir? hehehe... siguro naka green shirt na din kayo kanina... ;D anyway,  one big obstacle is cleared.. now its on to the next one...  :D congratulations sir!
Thank You iceden... it works... I dont have green tea but I got each one Green Storck Candy for everybody... It was so emotional. The important factor that we all miss out.. The Second Generation = sons and daughters who were playmates when they were going up, they were the ones who were carrying the spirit of reconciliation, the old grudges and tampuhan were bygones, they told the group, we are still here and surviving, One young man has admitted when I first approach him about the project, he was laughing . He thought it was a joke. He realized later as he describe to the group. that they are all have given up hope for a better life.. they were in the comfort zone. Thats when I came in and told him. If you focus on the problems then you will only have problems, if you focus on the solution then it would solve the problem.. They all become compante...How I admire Ms. Imee as she described her beautiful memories of her childhood,how she will fight to bring back the glory of the old Hidalgo, how she envision that with this project it could be the photography center of the country and would be at par with Hongkong
then each young people shared their childhood memories of R Hidalgo, the old timers smile and look at each other. I knew then, we have a group that will work together. Today, they have Hope instill in their hearts when we ended our meeting... we will show them, they have under estimate the younger generation. they have buried their differences. they are looking for a new beginning. Now I will challenge the members who have vowed that they will help us. I say, Now is the time that we need you.
I am pushing the schedule even earlier. Next week, I shall be working with editors and writers of newsapers. we should be brainstorming of what articles will be of interest to bring public awareness to this project...My God, I feel good deep inside when I see their smiling faces as they bid farewell and went on to their work. Never a dull moment.. never wasted a single minute. we spent exactly 2 hours and 45 minutes of serious discussion and beautiful memories of their chilhood...Most people failed to notice a saying "Time heals all wounds" I salute the second generation owners, they have the visions which their fathers had long forgotten.
With that, how can we not succeed?  Tell me. Magic Eye
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: iceden on June 10, 2006, 11:39:07 PM
with that... im pretty sure we'll get what we here at pipho have dreamed of sir john... "Time heals all wounds." that was nice and pretty emotional indeed.. its nice to know that the younger generation are on and at hand with this and is willing to step up all the way to make the R Hidalgo project work,be good or better, at par with HongKong... youth nowadays have lots of ideas in their minds, they are just waiting to be tapped when opportunity knocks.. i guess this is their time to show what they got. im sure they are more than happy to take part, to relive, and restore what once is the glory of R Hidalgo. this is it Piphols, our turn is on the way... malapit na.. get ready to run this project at full throttle!! :D kudos to sir john for a job well done today... keep it up sir..  ;)
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Post by: gpx4 on June 10, 2006, 11:53:16 PM
 a reality story worth documenting. Sana lagi na ganyan sa buong bansa para umunlad na pilipinas at hindi na umiral ang "CRAB MENTALITY" of the past. ;) ;) ;)

It's time that our country move forward.

That is why it is important to have a President with a VISION and without selfish motives, kasi lahat susunod. ;) ;)
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Post by: JC on June 11, 2006, 12:23:28 AM
a reality story worth documenting. Sana lagi na ganyan sa buong bansa para umunlad na pilipinas at hindi na umiral ang "CRAB MENTALITY" of the past. ;) ;) ;)

It's time that our country move forward.

That is why it is important to have a President with a VISION and without selfish motives, kasi lahat susunod. ;) ;)

korek ka dyan sir raffy (ala kris aquino accent)... :D
Title: Re: Flying Ultralight Today
Post by: MagicEye on June 11, 2006, 06:20:38 AM
Early riser special offer. I remember, I need to go to ACFC flying club today to check ride again, I can take ONE (1) person to fly and do some aerial photography for 30 minutes.... the person must not weight more than 150 pounds or the plane will not fly... I am leaving now. The person must be at the end of the North Expressway at 7.50 am today. first to call... celno. 09209207184.
Magic Eye...
Title: Re: Flying Ultralight Today
Post by: pogipoints on June 11, 2006, 11:49:10 AM
Early riser special offer. I remember, I need to go to ACFC flying club today to check ride again, I can take ONE (1) person to fly and do some aerial photography for 30 minutes.... the person must not weight more than 150 pounds or the plane will not fly... I am leaving now. The person must be at the end of the North Expressway at 7.50 am today. first to call... celno. 09209207184.
Magic Eye...

hahahahahaha...150 lbs....that's me...7 years ago? ...hahahahah....swerte ng nakasama
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Post by: pixelpro on June 11, 2006, 12:40:12 PM
galing talaga ni Sir John.
Title: Re: Flying Ultralight Today
Post by: gpx4 on June 11, 2006, 01:09:12 PM
Sandali sir, nag sasauna pa ako para mag loose ng 45 lbs.  ;) ;) ;)

Early riser special offer. I remember, I need to go to ACFC flying club today to check ride again, I can take ONE (1) person to fly and do some aerial photography for 30 minutes.... the person must not weight more than 150 pounds or the plane will not fly... I am leaving now. The person must be at the end of the North Expressway at 7.50 am today. first to call... celno. 09209207184.
Magic Eye...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 11, 2006, 01:31:37 PM
sayang.. sakto.. 145lbs pwede sana ako..kaya lang was up late last night kaya late na nagising.

Anyways, goodluck sir John and to the lucky guy na nakasama
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Post by: jason_b on June 11, 2006, 01:36:09 PM
ako dina sayang swak sana built ko! ;D
Title: Re: Foursome Ultralight over Paniqui
Post by: MagicEye on June 11, 2006, 06:30:47 PM
I just came home from flying... sayang nobody called. I guess it was too early for your brain to decide. But we got four ultralights flying and went beyond the perimeter of the training ground. We went over Paniqui, Tarlac and landed in a dirt strip. Children came out in droves to greet us... I got some ideas and they like to have a photo contest "Landscape from the air" not this month, maybe next month when I have started the second phase of r hidalgo... let see.... I have to go to Harvey's house ( remember! during the Manila Zoo EB, the reason why she is late. She got her dream too. Lucky her... We have no internet yet.. Happy week end. More of the aerial on ultralight next week.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 11, 2006, 06:34:41 PM
Nice to know you are safe back on the ground sir.

Were you driving one of the UL?
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Post by: iceden on June 11, 2006, 07:08:55 PM
tsk! sayang sir john! d pa ako gising that time when you posted.. hehehe.. sayang din a little over 150lbs ako eh.. hehe.. next time sana maka-join.. hope you had great shots taken with you kanina sir... :D
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Post by: JC on June 11, 2006, 08:56:34 PM
hmmm... i'm only 125lbs. :)
but too late to see the invitation sir john... ;D
wow! ma'am harvey finally got that dream house in alabang... wow!
congratulations sir john and ma'am harvey... very well deserved nyo po ang blessing na ito... God bless you always... :)
glad to know it was again a safe aerial shoot you had sir john...
Title: Re: Hobbyists Perfect day to pratice
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 09:34:11 AM
Independence Day Parade is the best time to hone your skills, the "graduates" of photo seminars practice all the techniques that you have learned from your masters. Go there early, watch out at the staging area, look out for subjects preparing for the parade. Human interest shots. Close up. You name it, you can find it. There is a photo contest organized by the Fppf. you can join the contest just for fun.... maybe with a prize too. if you are lucky.

Tips:
1. Dont bring too many lenses. They are heavy to carry. You will do a lot of walking.
2. No tripod.. all hand held shots, use your ISO adjustment if you need too.
3. Bring a buddy photogs parang may happening.
4. two zoom lens would be more than enough. wide to telephoto.
5. No big camera bags.. kung puede - photographers' vest ok na
6. Have a disposable compact raincoat. ( In case it rains ) Protect your gear. You can get wet and sick but cameras gets wet and die..
7. Keep on moving .... along the route... dont sit on one spot and wait for things to happen... Lokk for them.
8. If you can shoot raw file do it, if not jpeg will do, Dont forget your CF cards.... no card no images


Happy shooting, I will be there to practice too
Title: Re: Free Aerial Photography
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 09:53:29 AM
Attention: Pipho members around Clark & Angeles Area. Yesterday i went to the Angeles City Flying Club, I flew with 3 others plane to Paniqui, during the break we had some lively discussion and one thing came up. they need some photos for their website, so...
Today they went out flying and I cant make time to help out. Calling Borj - stop shooting Nude... try aerial photography for a change.. anybody interested to help out. Post here or PM me... non profit job BUT you have opportunity to do aerial photography because they fly 5 times a week and they own their planes... Hobbyist din katulad natin - kaso eroplano ang gamit nila...
In the pipeline.... I am planning to have an extra ordinary EB for Pipho Titaninum members only,, Imagine a whole day EB with members enjoying the facilities of the flying club... swimming pool, and flying the ultralights.. Plus models to pose for you ... let your imagination run wild on this.... not this month... I need to finish my second stage of Hidalgo project... July Event --- EB on the Air

Not a Bad Idea........ anyone interested?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Extreme_X on June 12, 2006, 09:57:54 AM
Grabe!.... Sayang sir John di ako Titanium Member :(
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 12, 2006, 09:59:42 AM
Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!
Title: Re: New in the Neighborhood
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:01:13 AM
Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Extreme_X on June 12, 2006, 10:03:24 AM
Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!

Buti ka pa! :'( :'(
Title: Re: NO internet - No life
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:25:19 AM
This old dog found out, there is no life when you have no internet connection. I hate this feeling. I need to communication with qute a number of people on different ideas thats brewing in my mind... No internet...

With the successful meeting we had last saturday, we need to move up the plan earlier..My second obstacle - The Vendors.. when people are less fortunate they are more demanding, they feel the world owe them a great deal... Most of them ( not all ) feel its because of YOU ( the world ) thats why they are in that poor, struggling stage in their life. Everybody has a chance to make a better life.. is up to you how to go about it. This project will make them relocate to another place, they will resent this, of course... Its between Vendors and the Establishments. The vendors will never understand that they were in ones who have covered the areas of the legitimate business establishment who pays their taxes and licenses to the city government, BUT dont woory, we are not going that direction... I still want a WIN WIN scenerio here... That is the reason why we didnt organize the shopowners association yet. I told the group to volunteer to work under the Hidalgo Committee, so that they will not be the target of resentment bythe vendors..
The FPPF will spearhead the project. a third party.. so trabaho lang... walang personal na. so the vendor in front of Avenue will not get back at Wilson but the FPPF. ? sino kaya ang pagdidiskitahan ng mga vendors ? Itatanong ko ito kay Mr. John, later...
I will insist that they should be properly relocated - no ill feeling should come out of this...

Now, I will be concentrated on the media people, we should be preparing the press materials. as this project succeed in stages, it will involved more and more people and will be harder to do... I expect the pipho members who have pledge to help to do their parts. this is our project....
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:28:56 AM
Grabe!.... Sayang sir John di ako Titanium Member :(
Hindi ka naman mabiro.... titanium member ibig sabihin .... kung may Tita ka, OK ka na...
 LAHAT tayo member, class lang pakingan...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Extreme_X on June 12, 2006, 10:35:51 AM
Grabe!.... Sayang sir John di ako Titanium Member :(
Hindi ka naman mabiro.... titanium member ibig sabihin .... kung may Tita ka, OK ka na...
 LAHAT tayo member, class lang pakingan...

Hehehe.... Kung ganun sir, SAMA AKO! :D Teka, may tita ba ako? Hahaha! :D
Title: Re:MagicEye needs your Pledges Now!!!!!
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:37:33 AM
p3rsmag, you promise me that architectural design of what R Hidalgo should look like. Have to get that before endof the month...
and for those you have posted their pledge to help in the R Hidalgo Project... time to stop talking and star doing ;) ;) :)

Others who visit other forum, please inform them about R Hidalgo Project, ang makikinabang naman dito lahat ng photographers ng boong Philippinas. and for more details go to PiPho Forum...( may commercial pa ang pipho ) ;)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: akosizer on June 12, 2006, 10:58:36 AM
Sent you a PM Sir John.  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 12, 2006, 11:14:43 AM
p3rsmag, you promise me that architectural design of what R Hidalgo should look like. Have to get that before endof the month...


No problem sir, will have that design on your desk before the month ends.. problem ko kse ive only been to Hidalgo once.. anyways will be going there this week..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 11:37:50 AM
p3rsmag, you promise me that architectural design of what R Hidalgo should look like. Have to get that before endof the month...


No problem sir, will have that design on your desk before the month ends.. problem ko kse ive only been to Hidalgo once.. anyways will be going there this week..
Your contact person is Ogie of Acel Photography - member of the working committee. celno. 09273891742. check the past thread here and look for members who pledge their support, maybe they can assist you. Your plan will be incorporated with the proposal... make it good... your fame and glory will come in later... ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Presentable Proposal adviser needed
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 11:40:42 AM
I am a photographer, can shoot but can not write... need a pro bono expert in helping me put everything in a presentable proposal to the Mayor.... fame and fortune will come later in the next lifetime  :) :o :o :)
Title: Re:Pledges: For Love or Money
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 11:48:46 AM
Friends,
I have been receiving pm pledges... please indicate if you are doing this for love or money... We have to classify them. As of now, there is no budget... I am doing this for the love of photography... so its okay, if for business. but I need to know so I can decide where to put you in the project.. ito nga... tuwang tuwa ako sa meeting natin last saturday... masaya lahat... shaking hands and hugging pa. noong nag liligpit ako ng gamit, may waiter na lumapit may dalang bill. sino kaya ang nagbayad ? so there are many things to sacrifice for the things you believe in ? if you are not willing to do it... matulog ka na lang ang managinip - managinip ang sabi ko !!! hindi mangarap :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re:Inde Parade went on with me...
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 03:16:31 PM
I failed to note that this year's parade was in the morning pala. As long as I remember it was always in the afternoon till the evening, the only reason I could think of why this morning - no budget and less participants... sayang i was all geared up for a marathon shoot. anyway, there will always be something to do. back to the office, planning the media blitz.
Title: Re: Which camera is best for beginners?
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 03:49:59 PM
I have been following several threads on this topic, which camera is best for a beginner. I say " any " as long as you enjoy taking pictures. whether its a point and shoot camera or the latest Nikon or Canon camera. For you, you are just excited, but not sure if you still like it next month. Your first camera will not be the last camera that you will have. IF you found out that you really like to make photography as your hobby then joining forum like this would help you decide what camera you will need to pursue what kind of photography you want. I recalled a friend, and I ask why  he likes photography. He replied "I like to meet girls". its a props..well he can use an instamatic camera... so dont worry  Any camera can do. just jump in and always remember that photography is the best hobby in the world, whether you are a doctor, engineer, sales even a spy, photography can be a useful tool and can make money for you. then when you have decided to become a real photographer and have a chance to buy your next camera. then I say that DONT buy the cheapest but what you can afford... Buy a camera system that can grow with you as your photographic skills improve. For photography has no boundaries. But watch out its a very expensive hobby too IF you dont control your urges - buying new equipment, upgrading etc...
Title: Re: Salute to ShutterCat
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 04:01:49 PM
Leave the Lady photogs thread to the ladies alone.... We guys just read no posting... Great for the girls morale too.
Title: Re: Seriouly Now... Pipho members
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 07:10:46 PM
If you recall, this idea was born in this thread (page 17 reply#245. The full concept was made page 24 #351 ) I was inspired by the replies posted by the newbies in this forum. We have several obstacles to solve yet - mainly the Vendors and the final presentation to the Mayor. Today, I miss the parade. no one told me it was in the morning.. so I prepare my media planning and start calling my friends in the media.
The main idea of a media blitz is to create public awareness of the project and the benefit it would be bring to hundreds of photographers nationwide. the benefits will extend to our economy as well as the welfare of the less fortunate people in hidaldo street by giving job opportunities to them by the business sector in the area. It would take two to three weeks media preparation ( selection of topics, interviews, collecting all the data as well as old photos ). May I request Pipho members to spread the word around thru E group and Forums about our R Hidalgo project. Let them know that a  Photographers' haven project is being created. If they need to get more details or they could help us. Txt, email whatever it take to get in touch with me. We need all the help we can get.

When we start releasing press releases and articles on R Hidalgo project... we would like to have txt brigade, emails expressing approval and appreciation address to the newspapers, city and national officials and people who could influence the outcome of the project. By having the pubic awareness campaign, we would encourage the Mayor to implement the project immediately and effectively... Thats the final Push that we need to do. If this happen it will Pipho Forum unique and true to your motto.   Learn, Share and Enliven your Passion.   No other forum can claim that we did something Big in such a short time... MagicEye
If you have additional info or ideas post it pm me. thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 12, 2006, 07:49:59 PM
Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!

sali din ako dito sir john ha.
hahaha... :D

bro lenard, i'll help you out. we can visit hidalgo one time and visualize the area of photographer's haven for your architectural design.
i'm just a text away brother... ;)

Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...

join din ako dito sir john... ;D
sister teardrop already pm'd me about the details. yes!!! tuloy na ito... sana sunday lang... ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Don.C on June 12, 2006, 08:18:21 PM
sir john post nyo lang kung kelan yung txt brigade and e-mail broadcast mag start, atleast kahit maliit id like to help and sir john question po yung photographers heaven project eh ma finalize napo lahat how can we built it parang habitat for humanity po ba ang style?

big thanks  ;D


Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...

sali din ako dito  ;D
Title: Re:First Writer to help us
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:44:47 PM
Renowned Travel Writer Mr. Lester Ledesma is going to R Hidalgo on Wednesday morning to get his materials and photos for his articles on our project... Any pipho members interested to EB with him may PM me for details. I am requesting him to cover the Avenue Photo. Mr. Wison Lu..
Title: Re: Habitat for photographer?????
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 10:56:36 PM
sir john post nyo lang kung kelan yung txt brigade and e-mail broadcast mag start, atleast kahit maliit id like to help and sir john question po yung photographers heaven project eh ma finalize napo lahat how can we built it parang habitat for humanity po ba ang style?

big thanks  ;D


;D

Toink! we are not building anything... we are "encouraging the city government to clean up the place and the shop owners fix their frontage. We will support all the camera companies who will put up their camera service centers and photo galleries. we will patronize the coffeeshops and the internet cafe... and finally we are going to attend all their product launching and product demos. maybe a fashion show and a photoexhibit too. but we will not build them.  :) :) :) :) :) ;) ;) just prepare your txt brigade  :)
Title: Re: Angeles Flying Club needs a photographer
Post by: MagicEye on June 12, 2006, 11:13:53 PM
Members in the area of Angeles City and Magalang. We dont want to miss this opportunity to help Angeles Flying club in getting some shots of their aircrafts in their web site. I am a member of this club and they have supported me when I did the cross country flight in 1998. I just dont have time at this moment and its far from my work. If you volunteer to do this for free ( easy job - shoot the aircrafts for website- low res file)
you get to make friends with them and they will take you up for your aerial photography. Also free. They are expats and have business else where. If we help them out now, I could make arrangement later that we can have EB in their clubhouse which has a swimming pool and special low rates for aircraft rental for interested photographers who want to do aerial photography.. They need these pictures within this week.

So if you are interested in this type of adventure, pm me so I can get you connected to them. Thanks
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: shutter on June 12, 2006, 11:20:59 PM
Quote
Quote from: MagicEye on Today at 10:01:13 AM
Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...


sir sali po ako dito ;D ;D ;D


Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!

sali din ako dito sir john ha.
hahaha... :D

bro lenard, i'll help you out. we can visit hidalgo one time and visualize the area of photographer's haven for your architectural design.
i'm just a text away brother... ;)


pare text mo rin ako if your planning to go to hidalgo samahan ko kayo, moral support  ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re:Lester Ledesma Idea on Hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 05:32:01 AM
John,

I'm thinking lang... won't it sound like a PR job for Avenue photo? If we're featuring the street itself, maybe I can do a handful of them in one go. Somebody from, say, Avenue, then the Bert camera repair guy, then maybe somebody from Island, then that rude segunda mano guy beside the Konica stall, etc. - at least that way we can focus on their recollections of "the way it was", rather than on just Wilson's.

Also, I have a suspicion that his story is probably a typical Chinese-son-inherits-the-family-business story, so it might not be interesting to Chinese readers. Anyway, would it be ok if I scratch around the neighborhood first? Wilson can show me around on Wednesday, then I'll fish some facts from him and gauge if his story is interesting or not...

Let's toss some ideas around on Wednesday... right now I'm seeing visions of Khao San Road or Amsterdam red light district, photography-version....

Lester
Title: Re: Renzo Best Aerial Photographer to be
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 05:58:51 AM
I am glad, Renzo has volunteered to help the flying club. He is the point person, he needs two more daring photographers to  share his adventure and split his fuel cost. He is based in Manila. PM him if you are interested to join him. You have an oppotunity to posts better images than Tekgik. I will bet on that. As long as you dont drop your camera from the plane. MagicEye.
Title: Re: Paging P3rsmag
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 10:13:23 AM

P3rsmag, your box is full, cant get a pm through,

take up the challenge. You have JC and shutter and carla to help you. I have inform Ogie landline no is 02-7358863 or mobile no. 08273891742. he will guide you around. Make it good.
Thanks
John
Title: Re: Inquirer "Ernie Sarmiento" helping us
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 10:41:07 AM
Master John,
Sorry for the late reply. I am all in support of this worthy project with
the end in mind of uplifting the photography profession. The story angle of
the second generation shop owners calling for a united effort despite their
parents wranglings on prices may be a good lead paragraph. The effect on the
displaced market vendors and what the Manila government plans to do with
them will also be another angle. Can you give me names of resourse persons
we can interview?
Ernie
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 13, 2006, 10:46:45 AM

P3rsmag, your box is full, cant get a pm through,

take up the challenge. You have JC and shutter and carla to help you. I have inform Ogie landline no is 02-7358863 or mobile no. 08273891742. he will guide you around. Make it good.
Thanks
John

Sorry sir didn't realize my inbox was already full. anyway sir, i already cleared it up. will set up an ocular of Hidalgo within the week (also buying abatt grip.. hehehe)

I already have a concept for the facade design..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 13, 2006, 10:49:55 AM
I am glad, Renzo has volunteered to help the flying club. He is the point person, he needs two more daring photographers to  share his adventure and split his fuel cost. He is based in Manila. PM him if you are interested to join him. You have an oppotunity to posts better images than Tekgik. I will bet on that. As long as you dont drop your camera from the plane. MagicEye.

sir john, when will this be? i can join if this will fall on sunday (whole day). :)

Quote
Quote from: MagicEye on Today at 10:01:13 AM
Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...


sir sali po ako dito ;D ;D ;D


Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!

sali din ako dito sir john ha.
hahaha... :D

bro lenard, i'll help you out. we can visit hidalgo one time and visualize the area of photographer's haven for your architectural design.
i'm just a text away brother... ;)


pare text mo rin ako if your planning to go to hidalgo samahan ko kayo, moral support  ;D ;D ;D ;)


sir shutter, here's my number also for easy communication when we meet to visit the hidalgo. thank you sir... :)

JC: 0917-8038-688
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 11:23:43 AM
I am glad, Renzo has volunteered to help the flying club. He is the point person, he needs two more daring photographers to  share his adventure and split his fuel cost. He is based in Manila. PM him if you are interested to join him. You have an oppotunity to posts better images than Tekgik. I will bet on that. As long as you dont drop your camera from the plane. MagicEye.

sir john, when will this be? i can join if this will fall on sunday (whole day). :)


bro lenard, i'll help you out. we can visit hidalgo one time and visualize the area of photographer's haven for your architectural design.
i'm just a text away brother... ;)


pare text mo rin ako if your planning to go to hidalgo samahan ko kayo, moral support  ;D ;D ;D ;)


sir shutter, here's my number also for easy communication when we meet to visit the hidalgo. thank you sir... :)

JC: 0917-8038-688
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JC. pm Renzo, he is first to volunteer, so he is in charge.
Title: Re: PM Teardrops is in Charge
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 11:28:03 AM
Hanep EB on the air.. top that!

:)

Sali ako dito!

sali din ako dito sir john ha.
hahaha... :D

bro lenard, i'll help you out. we can visit hidalgo one time and visualize the area of photographer's haven for your architectural design.
i'm just a text away brother... ;)

Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...

join din ako dito sir john... ;D
sister teardrop already pm'd me about the details. yes!!! tuloy na ito... sana sunday lang... ;D

Please PM Teardrop, first to volunteer, takes charge. Limited to Alabang area only. Kasi max 20 people. small lang ang bahay ni Harvey...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 13, 2006, 11:30:49 AM
sir, you refer it as bahay ni Harvey.. off limits ka ba sir? hehehe

by the way i already talked to Ogie, we have common contacts kay ahindi na akward if ever i ask him anything re: Hidalgo project. He really was optimistic and said he is one of your frontliners. :)
Title: Re: Ogie Our PointMan in Hidalgo project
Post by: MagicEye on June 13, 2006, 11:40:26 AM
sir, you refer it as bahay ni Harvey.. off limits ka ba sir? hehehe

by the way i already talked to Ogie, we have common contacts kay ahindi na akward if ever i ask him anything re: Hidalgo project. He really was optimistic and said he is one of your frontliners. :)

No. I spent two days, it was so nice, peaceful, quite, so relaxing. BUT getting up in the morning to beat the expresswa traffic. Ayaw ko. Anyway its her dream. Why not? She can come to office late. I just go there on week ends.

Now, Ogie is the best guy around to guide you. He knows his stuffs. Good man. So work with him. He is our point person in R hidalgo.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: shutter on June 13, 2006, 03:52:57 PM


sir shutter, here's my number also for easy communication when we meet to visit the hidalgo. thank you sir... :)

JC: 0917-8038-688

sir here's mine 0197-8548101



Please PM Teardrop, first to volunteer, takes charge. Limited to Alabang area only. Kasi max 20 people. small lang ang bahay ni Harvey...

sir pwede ba sumabit dito, tutal malapit lang po ako sa alabang, las pinas po kasi ako, thanks po
Title: Re: Ogie Our PointMan in Hidalgo project
Post by: mattsl on June 13, 2006, 05:08:03 PM
No. I spent two days, it was so nice, peaceful, quite, so relaxing. BUT getting up in the morning to beat the expresswa traffic. Ayaw ko. Anyway its her dream. Why not? She can come to office late. I just go there on week ends.


the best part there sir john is both of you have accomplished dreams, and well i guess more dreams to come and more dreams in the making like the hidalgo project which is just around the corner.

Title: Re: Ogie Our pointman
Post by: p3rsmag on June 13, 2006, 06:32:52 PM

Now, Ogie is the best guy around to guide you. He knows his stuffs. Good man. So work with him. He is our point person in R hidalgo.

Was able to go to Hidalgo earlier, i talked to Ogie of Acel and was able to get a list/lineup of the shops in Hidalgo.

Grabe pala dun ang sikip and marami ngang vendors. this will prove quite a task. Anyway my next step is to create a scaled drawing of the frontage (plan view) i will ask my draftsman to take as-built measurements in the area. Ogie assured me of "safe passage" para dun sa magsusukat.

Was also able to talk to Nick Ong (Henry's) he is also very excited about our Hidalgo Photographer's Haven. Nakita ko rin sa Dave-D dun.. mukhang bibili na ng wide... :)
Title: Re: New in the Neighborhood
Post by: Tarsier on June 13, 2006, 09:46:21 PM
Next month, I would like to have a "potluck" EB pipho members in the neighborhood. I recall in one of the thread someone looking for a seminar in Alabang... well, I am here to share my experience with you. Potluck seminar on photography. the first person to pm me will have to organize this... is there anyone interested in this? pm me...

Sir John,
I'm interested to join this EB as I'm near Alabang area. I know I'll enjoy this one as I enjoyed the Manil Zoo EB. Please PM me the details. thanks.
Title: Re: John Chua: Myth Buster
Post by: Tarsier on June 13, 2006, 09:57:14 PM
Friends,
I was worried last nite but I got the suprise of my life today, we have 39 people attended the first shop owners meeting. We were expecting just 18 as confirmed, we have to add more tables. It was a lively group, mostly young (meaning 25 to 58 years old). We introduced ourselves. Ms. Imee Ong, recalled their childhood experience on how they use to play with the young kids ( who are now running the shops) it brings laughter and joy... Walking down the memory lane. They described the Good old glory days of R hidalgo. This was their first opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere and they promise each other that they will keep their communication lines open. Dave one of the owner felt so happy because there was a time he was trying to get them together to have a petition to the Mayor about the vendors.. No one listen to him..Now he is glad that this is happening. Ariel and Malou have promise full support from Fuji and Nikon. Monthly activities... Mini Photoworld monthly.. a lot of suggestions were raised and noted. Everybody felt so good that we have a "Group Hug" to show Kim Indeed we are united. At the end of the meeting, they thank me for making this meeting happen. It was an ice breaker.Even Ramon of mayer was present. Great way to end a meeting...I wonder who will shouder the meals and the venue? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::). I was so excited I forget to raise that issue... kinain na ang mga ebidencia. ???
Happy Weekend to all. Thanks for wishing me luck. It help a lot too.  MythBuster...MagicEye

I know you can do it sir John, with your charisma and pure intentions, you can never go wrong. You can do it, We can do it! "A journey of a thousand miles begins with baby steps". God Bless You sir John.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Dave_D on June 13, 2006, 10:31:19 PM
Sowee.. going slightly OT:

Quote
Nakita ko rin sa Dave-D dun.. mukhang bibili na ng wide...

Ha ha ha. Nabuko tuloy ako, buti na lang di ka detective hired by my wife!
Title: Re: We have to work too!!!!
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 12:44:15 PM
I might be busy these coming days and  would have less time on the forum... Important shoots starting tomorrow. ( 4 day shoots - including location Vigan ) remember my former student Zaw MIn Yu from Burma 10 years ago - he is coming for a 3 week refresher course. June 16. I have this Globe Paltinum Father Daughter Bonding thru Photography Seminar on June 17 at Filipinas Heritage (by invitation only). I just came in from Canon, they have committed some of their Advertising placement in support of our project. Dont worry, I will be doing my media strategy while shooting.. Two more steps then the third stage - masterplan. Pipho Members please spread the word around - R Hidalgo - photographers' haven. Help in anyway you can.... Lets make this dream come true... thanks Magic Eye
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: macdsaint on June 14, 2006, 01:17:22 PM
may maitiutulong ba ang mga newbies dito?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 14, 2006, 01:47:57 PM
It was my first time to go to hidalgo kanina...masikip nga...i think a major concern would be the vendors...yung structures nila (roof/shade) parang ginawa ng city government...baka may fees din silang binabayaran...City Government must already send notices to vacate soon para unti ang hassle...funny thing though...two streets away...ganda nung plaza...di ko lang alam kung ano name nun...kung kaya dun...im pretty sure kaya din sa hidalgo st... maiingit nga lang yung sa carlos palanca street...hehehehehe...dun pa naman yung Mayer na store...hehehehe...SM and Isetann should participate and help...they will benefit a lot from this project.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 14, 2006, 01:53:23 PM
I think you are talking about Plaza Miranda pogipoints.

Dami pa palang "Hidalgo" virgins here in the forum. My previous suggestion of taking pics (panoramic) of Hidalgo would be quite improbable since the venodrs are literally blocking the store fronts. Kahit gaano ka wide yung lens mo mahirap pa rin picture-an.

Nick, son of Henry's gave a suggestion. Every Quiapo fiesta, the streets are cleared of all vendors daw. It is the only time that you will see the area clear of all obstruction. After the fiesta, everything goes back to its original state. Forgot to ask when will the next fiesta be. i think its a good time to do the ocular during this event.


TIP: wag pumunta ng Hidalgo after the rain.. BASTA!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Dave_D on June 14, 2006, 02:03:21 PM
Quote
Every Quiapo fiesta


This is the Procession of the Black Nazarene (http://www.philippines.hvu.nl/culture4.htm) tha occurs on January 9. I don't think aabot sa timetable.

I did make kwento with Ogie a bit about the project and looks like he has a point that the vendors should be cleared before December or else the vendors will use it as an excuse dahil X'mas season.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: pogipoints on June 14, 2006, 02:22:23 PM
way before december....mga september pa lang...medyo christmas season na yan eh...at least for shopping...
Title: Re:Lester is here with me
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 02:24:16 PM
We are planning a series of articles on R hidalgo. He will go to R Hidalgo at 3 pm to day for his articles... He is leaving for Singapore tomorrow.
He is as excited as we all are in this project. 200%  support .
Title: Re:p3rsmag needs help
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 02:35:05 PM
 
I have a fruitful meeting with Lester, he is now going to hidalgo. I fax the location map to p3rsmag.. thanks to ral, he gave some maps to p3rsmag to work on. I will be out of the office 2 days. I am craming for the Father's day seminar. So many things happening at the same time.


Note: About the EB on Alabang. This is just a personal thing, my main objective of the EB is to get to know my neighborhood and share the same passion for photography and maybe we could find a way to liven up things inside the village. Remember, we are just new here and we would like to be accepted. So I hope members would understand my objective. Getting to know my neighbors. PM Teardrops for details. She has volunteered to organize this next month. Thank you so much for understanding.
Title: Re:PogiPoint Christmas Season
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 02:42:43 PM
way before december....mga september pa lang...medyo christmas season na yan eh...at least for shopping...
Pogipoint - if you look at our pacing, sobra yata ang bilib mo sa sarili natin. We had this concept made May 15, 2006. we are 1/3 of the way. and you want it September dahil Christmas season na.... well I guess we have to work harder... so please do your share... you do the praying and I do the pushing (people to get this thing going...) Deal or No Deal ... Pogipoint.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: ral on June 14, 2006, 02:50:41 PM
... maiingit nga lang yung sa carlos palanca street...hehehehehe...dun pa naman yung Mayer na store...hehehehe...SM and Isetann should participate and help...they will benefit a lot from this project.

As a backgrounder, Carlos Palanca St. has a similar ongoing project of Urban Renewal spearheaded by FEATI. The Araneta's of FEATI own the entire southern side of Carlos Palanca (opposite Mayer) -approx 5hectares until P.Casal. So I guess they already control half of the street.

Other parts of Quiapo district is undertaking their own studies.

@P3rsmg, Isn't UST involved in one of these? Considering we have short to long-term goals, linking the small-scale urban renewal of our RHidalgo to these other developments would form part of our long-term objectives.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: p3rsmag on June 14, 2006, 02:56:01 PM
ral, i hear that UST owns the entire Espana block. Pero as far as renewal projects are concerned within UST lang mga renovation - i don't think they be starting gong outside of UST gates anytime soon.

Pogipoint's suggestion of getting Henry Sy involved is a good idea since tumbok ng Hidalgo is SM. Lets see kung merong may contact kay Mr. Sy dito.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on June 14, 2006, 03:25:38 PM
wish i could be part of this ,,, but dont know yet where i can lend a hand? i'll just keep on reading for updates, till then i'll just pray for the success of this project.

Title: Re:PogiPoint Christmas Season
Post by: pogipoints on June 14, 2006, 04:09:41 PM
way before december....mga september pa lang...medyo christmas season na yan eh...at least for shopping...
Pogipoint - if you look at our pacing, sobra yata ang bilib mo sa sarili natin. We had this concept made May 15, 2006. we are 1/3 of the way. and you want it September dahil Christmas season na.... well I guess we have to work harder... so please do your share... you do the praying and I do the pushing (people to get this thing going...) Deal or No Deal ... Pogipoint.

i am praying sir....i will do more praying sir...and will help in any way i can....as for SM..di naman siguro kailangan si Henry Sy...some VP for marketing of SM would do...sino kaya may contact diyan...

hmmm...we should work hand in hand with those organizing the C. Palanca makeover...swerte talaga nang SM dito...kung natuloy ito...their sales will definetely go up...

I also notice food vendors...and a lot of them...saan kaya sila pwede ilipat? mukhang may market for cheap, lutong bahay food...sino kaya market? shoppers?
Title: Re: Epson Joins R Hidalgo Project
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 05:46:34 PM
Guys, I took a break from work, went to Grafic Expo... with my Makati nite skyline just in case...
Wow, the Epson people with Heidi introduced me to their President Mr. Nakamura... I had my 16 in x 71 in print by Epson. after chica chica, Heidi said EPSON must be involved in the R Hidalgo. What can I say.... sige na nga. (yabang!  :) ) I gave her update on the project... Nice break.... maybe I will have breal every hour... now I am back in the office...working again. Tonite, the Picture Perfect editor is coming to see me about the R hidalgo project... because I will be busy starting tomorrow.
Good news! we have a lead that might take us to the First Gentleman - you know he is a hobbyist too. Lets see........

Another dream in the making... would PiPho members like to exhibit at the Epson Gallery at the Digital Exchange ??????? Na ngangarap lang... puedeng mangyari.... di ba?
Title: Re: All Girls EB needs to decide !!!!
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 05:56:37 PM

Both girls have a commitment on June 24, ( Gnie has a full set up shoot - Whole day ) and Kathy has a guest from San Diego Zoo. They will not be available.
Your Options:
1. Go on. The studio is still available... and the lights... short of personnels. Full shoot at Enrique Studio. Nobody to entertain the group... You have to be on your own.You may get a lecturer or a professional to guide you. I will request the cook to prepare the dinner.

2. Move to another date, one week later - Saturday... so the two girls can join you and have fun and more personnel to assist you.

Girls ... you need to decide... sorry about this.. cant help it
Title: Re: All Girls EB Update
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 06:11:37 PM
Sorry, I had a meeting with the "girls" Gnie said she will be done by 6 pm... and Kathy will be back by that time... so sorry, I was a bit concerned... I think we can swing it... I will provide the studio and the lights plus "accessories".PM the numbers of Girls.. if you wants to have fun after the shoot.
We have the roofdeck. You may bring your "stuffs" and "drinks" and enjoy the evening. I will set up music of what ever. You may have "Karioke" singing too. Jupiter , you are in charge in this EB. We follow your rules. MagicEye So..... tuloy ang ligaya....
Title: Re: Tuloy ang All Girls EB
Post by: MagicEye on June 14, 2006, 06:14:59 PM
I have been receiving pm if the girls can bring their boyfriends. Please PM Jupiter. She is in charge of this Girl EB...I have no say on this matter...
Title: Re: Tuloy ang All Girls EB
Post by: quixilver on June 14, 2006, 06:16:07 PM
I have been receiving pm if the girls can bring their boyfriends. Please PM Jupiter. She is in charge of this Girl EB...I have no say on this matter...

sa garahe na lang sila o sa tambay sa mercury o sa malapit na lugawan ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 14, 2006, 08:30:36 PM
hi sir john...sorry i was also busy the whole day with training and stuff. im glad tuloy na tuloy na because our "guests" are excited about this too. :-) guys, i will ask jupiter tonight (she's busy too so baka di nakita yung forum).
Title: Re: All Girls EB needs to decide !!!!
Post by: harvey on June 15, 2006, 09:27:49 AM

Both girls have a commitment on June 24, ( Gnie has a full set up shoot - Whole day ) and Kathy has a guest from San Diego Zoo. They will not be available.
Your Options:
1. Go on. The studio is still available... and the lights... short of personnels. Full shoot at Enrique Studio. Nobody to entertain the group... You have to be on your own.You may get a lecturer or a professional to guide you. I will request the cook to prepare the dinner.

2. Move to another date, one week later - Saturday... so the two girls can join you and have fun and more personnel to assist you.



Girls ... you need to decide... sorry about this.. cant help it



Sorry, not July 1. We have a seminar on personal finance management for all Adphoto employees. If you like July 8.
Title: Re: All Girls EB needs to decide !!!!
Post by: WildSwan on June 15, 2006, 09:36:31 AM
Hmmm... Option 1 seems to be a fine time to practice and test the lighting setups the girls have been keeping in their notes. Are they allowed to change settings and stuff?

I wish this opportunity can be extended to the guys also.


Both girls have a commitment on June 24, ( Gnie has a full set up shoot - Whole day ) and Kathy has a guest from San Diego Zoo. They will not be available.
Your Options:
1. Go on. The studio is still available... and the lights... short of personnels. Full shoot at Enrique Studio. Nobody to entertain the group... You have to be on your own.You may get a lecturer or a professional to guide you. I will request the cook to prepare the dinner.

2. Move to another date, one week later - Saturday... so the two girls can join you and have fun and more personnel to assist you.



Girls ... you need to decide... sorry about this.. cant help it



Sorry, not July 1. We have a seminar on personal finance management for all Adphoto employees. If you like July 8.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on June 15, 2006, 09:53:51 AM
for the suggested photo seminar in the Alabang area:

Of course, you are welcome to come to the house, but it probably is not the best place for a seminar/workshop. 

Since the house is not suitable for a large group of visitors, maybe I can arrange to hold it at a village facility. I am not familiar with these facilities yet, so I will inquire for you. It is also not ready for a large group- not enough chairs, tables, plates etc. - I am still transferring some stuff from our house/studio on Bautista. Until then, puede lang small (11 people including us - 5 on sofa, and 6 dining) group of visitors.

Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Tarsier on June 15, 2006, 10:43:13 AM
Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.

Ako ma'am Harvey, very interested to join. I'll bring baked tahong for the potluck.  :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: WildSwan on June 15, 2006, 10:45:36 AM
 ;D this is for girls only?

Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.

Ako ma'am Harvey, very interested to join. I'll bring baked tahong for the potluck.  :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 15, 2006, 10:57:23 AM
Hi Ma'am Harvey,

Thanks for responding. There was a suggestion to have it on a sunday so more people can join.

Guys, I have created a thread for those who are interested to join, please enlist here:
http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0 (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0)

Cheers,
Rhea
Title: Re:Just got home from the shoot
Post by: MagicEye on June 16, 2006, 01:27:19 AM
I am downloading 14 Gs of images and I have to leave for Antipolo today at 6 am. I check this site and I am suprised at whats happening. First of all - The R Hidalgo Project. It should not be any bigger than it is right now, Lets focus on the ONE Street only - R Hidaldo... we cannot involved other sectors or group. We have no resource and experience. To make this project bigger than it is, it will meet the same fate as others before us. Nothing... puro feasibility studys and meetings. So far we are doing ok.. lets keep it simple...one step at a time, Sometimes when I read some of the pm that I received, giving me insights and advises, It strengthen my belief that I am better off to have not graduated from school and didnt have to learn all the theories and formulas being taught by their professors. People who takes up higher learning or MBA sometimes get caught by this rules... they cannot move without feasibility study, research or what ever you call them. Just follow your heart. and it will find a way to make your dream come true... I hate rules... they keep you in line.
We have a plan, and we are doing it step by step. so far so good. Thats important. If we succeed then let them see us as an example that it can be done with team effort. So please, lets us focus on what we can do to make R Hidalgo a photographers' haven... No Mr. Sy or Mr. Araneta or anybody else can make it happen. Together with the photo shop owners and photographers we can make it happen.

As for the EB in Alabang, my idea was so simple.. we are new in the neighborhood, I thought it would be nice to invite pipho members in the village to get to know each other, we have a small house that could comfortable fit maybe 10 to 15 people. Pot luck seminar... so simple.
I guess I am tried, been out 18 hours shoot and leaving again at 6 am. I say Life is co complicated... So Just keep it simple.. good morning..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Tarsier on June 16, 2006, 08:54:34 AM


Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.

Ako ma'am Harvey, very interested to join. I'll bring baked tahong for the potluck.  :)
;D this is for girls only?

I'm talking about the Alabang EB, kahit sino puede dito diba?  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: quixilver on June 16, 2006, 09:18:38 AM
I'm talking about the Alabang EB, kahit sino puede dito diba?  ;D

kahit sino po pwede, you can enlist in this thread http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0 (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 16, 2006, 10:00:37 AM
for the suggested photo seminar in the Alabang area:

Of course, you are welcome to come to the house, but it probably is not the best place for a seminar/workshop. 

Since the house is not suitable for a large group of visitors, maybe I can arrange to hold it at a village facility. I am not familiar with these facilities yet, so I will inquire for you. It is also not ready for a large group- not enough chairs, tables, plates etc. - I am still transferring some stuff from our house/studio on Bautista. Until then, puede lang small (11 people including us - 5 on sofa, and 6 dining) group of visitors.

Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.


hi ma'am harvey. thank you again for giving us the opportunity to get to know your more and sir john. the signup list is already near 30 people. i guess talagang marami kaming tagahanga ninyo ni sir john... :)
no need to keep us seated. kahit nakatayo, ok lang basta sama-sama po. kahit sa labas ng bahay ok lang din ma'am. squat nalang paupo sa sahig ok din po. mga cowboy naman kami e. :)
importante po (at least for me), eh quality time with you and sir john. looking forward to hear more of your inspiring and personal life experiences ma'am... :)
God bless... :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: juamipot on June 16, 2006, 03:17:19 PM
wow.  the list has really grown for the alabang eb. 31 listed and i assume its still gonna grow bigger.  all of these are people from the south?  dami pala!

anyway, just a suggestion.  with this number of participants, i assume that medyo hassle na kila mr. john and mam harvey to accomodate all of us in their house.  its just too many. 

options: 

1.  do it in a park inside the village.  mala under the tree... marami dyan, narra, san jose, cuenca, etc.
2.  ang st. james may multi purpose hall sa basement.  maganda rin to shoot the church.  not sure though how much the cost is.
3.  a few kilometers away, along daang hari, there is verdana homes.  i can book the function room if you want.  excellent sunset view from the park.  may cost though and i would have to confirm kung magkano.  pero im pretty sure mura lang.

just my 2 cents worth...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on June 17, 2006, 12:41:17 AM
wow.  the list has really grown for the alabang eb. 31 listed and i assume its still gonna grow bigger.  all of these are people from the south?  dami pala!

anyway, just a suggestion.  with this number of participants, i assume that medyo hassle na kila mr. john and mam harvey to accomodate all of us in their house.  its just too many. 

options: 

1.  do it in a park inside the village.  mala under the tree... marami dyan, narra, san jose, cuenca, etc.
2.  ang st. james may multi purpose hall sa basement.  maganda rin to shoot the church.  not sure though how much the cost is.
3.  a few kilometers away, along daang hari, there is verdana homes.  i can book the function room if you want.  excellent sunset view from the park.  may cost though and i would have to confirm kung magkano.  pero im pretty sure mura lang.

just my 2 cents worth...

Thanks. Those are great suggestions. Let me ask in the village what other facilities are available. I will let you know what the fees are so we can split it among us.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on June 17, 2006, 12:45:53 AM
Hi Ma'am Harvey,

Thanks for responding. There was a suggestion to have it on a sunday so more people can join.

Guys, I have created a thread for those who are interested to join, please enlist here:
[url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0[/url] ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0[/url])

Cheers,
Rhea


Just NOT June 25. We're attending a wedding, and having dinner with some foreign guests.
Title: Re: Just got a copy of People Asia today,
Post by: MagicEye on June 17, 2006, 12:46:15 AM
First time I had been interviewed like this, I thought it was suppose to be about Father's Day materials. Anyway, Harvey's comment was "Thats real You" so what can I say. right now I just came from another 16 hours shoot. I have to prepare my final draft on the filipinas heritage seminar. Kathy is doing over time too. I am sure its going to be a fun seminar. Bonding with your kids thru photography. Not bad for a father's day presentation. Father and daughter tandem. My Burmese student has arrived today for a 3 week visit, Right after the seminar, I am leaving for Vigan for a 3 day shoot. Need to work too, after this I will go back doing the media connection. I am thankful Canon is supporting my seminar tomorrow. They also printed the panoramic makat niteshot. Its beautiful. I went to Grafic Expo and saw Heide Co of Epson, she gladly printed the panoramic shot. first time I saw it on a print. Maybe I should do a series of Panoramas. Anyway, need to go back to downloading my images for today.... good morning...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: harvey on June 17, 2006, 12:55:31 AM


Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.

Ako ma'am Harvey, very interested to join. I'll bring baked tahong for the potluck.  :)
;D this is for girls only?

I'm talking about the Alabang EB, kahit sino puede dito diba?  ;D


If you are from Makati or nearby areas, you might be better off attending one here in our studio or other places nearby - like what we did the other week for Pipho members. I read John's post and it looks like John's invitation is for those who live in the south who find it inconvenient to come to Makati. Maybe we can form a photo group in Alabang so John would have more reasons to come home ;) instead of working all the time :( in Makati.   ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 17, 2006, 01:05:15 AM
Hi Ma'am Harvey,

Thanks for responding. There was a suggestion to have it on a sunday so more people can join.

Guys, I have created a thread for those who are interested to join, please enlist here:
[url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0[/url] ([url]http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0[/url])

Cheers,
Rhea


Just NOT June 25. We're attending a wedding, and having dinner with some foreign guests.


Hi Ma'am Harvey,

We're looking at the latter part of July for this. I agree with Juamipot, perhaps something like a picnic in one of the parks will do and everyone can split the costs and bring food.

Cheers,
Rhea
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 17, 2006, 08:58:35 PM
Maam Harvey, pagdadasal ko na makabili din kayo ng bahay dito sa Quezon City para may QC Photo club din tayo. ;D ;D ;D



Let us have a show of hands as to how many are interested so I know what size of space I need to look for.

Ako ma'am Harvey, very interested to join. I'll bring baked tahong for the potluck.  :)
;D this is for girls only?

I'm talking about the Alabang EB, kahit sino puede dito diba?  ;D


If you are from Makati or nearby areas, you might be better off attending one here in our studio or other places nearby - like what we did the other week for Pipho members. I read John's post and it looks like John's invitation is for those who live in the south who find it inconvenient to come to Makati. Maybe we can form a photo group in Alabang so John would have more reasons to come home ;) instead of working all the time :( in Makati.   ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: dorski on June 17, 2006, 10:41:08 PM
I live here at the southern part of Metro Manila, in Las Pinas specifically. I'd like to join the Alabang EB since I won't be able to attend the anniversary EB on the 2nd of July. Hope this pushes through.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: shong on June 19, 2006, 09:12:14 AM
wow ang daming response sa alabang EB ah!! hehe

sana naman maging ok ang EB ninyo, and hopefully nobody takes advantage sa kindness and hospitality na binibigay nila Maam Harvey and Sir John Chua  ;D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Jeric on June 19, 2006, 10:09:18 AM
wow ang daming response sa alabang EB ah!! hehe

sana naman maging ok ang EB ninyo, and hopefully nobody takes advantage sa kindness and hospitality na binibigay nila Maam Harvey and Sir John Chua  ;D

Hi shong, welcome to Pipho! Hope you'd be a regular here para you get to know everyone. I also appreciate your concern, don't you worry, we're all friends here and hopefully you'll be a part of it in the future.  ;D
Title: Re: Vigan Revisit
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 11:07:01 AM
Just got back this morning from Vigan, Its a 5 and half hour drive. 11:30pm Lv Vigan 4:35 am Adphoto. No tricycle traffic..Done with the project.60 Gs of images. Its really challenging to shoot simul with a TV commercial, Jeric knows this situation. Lots of time waiting for the set build up and make sure that you dont get the way of the Director and cameraman. So I did my chica with them on the first day.so i didnt have any problem. The only problem I have is that the client has no idea what they want. The will have to rely on the images I took. The pressure is on me. I learn a lot about TV productions. Gave me ideas for my work. Good experience. Me and my backup driver( who turns out to be excess baggage lang pala)I drove to and from Vigan. Today doing all the low res images for the client. My baptismal fire for my 28-300 mm zoom. rained hard on the set. buti na lang may compact raincoat ako,, I will be back on track on R Hidalgo tomorrow. BTW Fuji has tested the Panoramic shot of Makati skyline on the new Lustre paper. Beautiful.... so is Epson did on the Grafix Expo with the wide format printer... that Nite shot of Makati skyline is getting popular.. Let me go back to work.. c u later.
Title: Re: Vigan Revisit
Post by: quixilver on June 20, 2006, 11:11:33 AM
Just got back this morning from Vigan, Its a 5 and half hour drive. 11:30pm Lv Vigan 4:35 am Adphoto. No tricycle traffic..Done with the project.60 Gs of images. Its really challenging to shoot simul with a TV commercial, Jeric knows this situation. Lots of time waiting for the set build up and make sure that you dont get the way of the Director and cameraman. So I did my chica with them on the first day.so i didnt have any problem. The only problem I have is that the client has no idea what they want. The will have to rely on the images I took. The pressure is on me. I learn a lot about TV productions. Gave me ideas for my work. Good experience. Me and my backup driver( who turns out to be excess baggage lang pala)I drove to and from Vigan. Today doing all the low res images for the client. My baptismal fire for my 28-300 mm zoom. rained hard on the set. buti na lang may compact raincoat ako,, I will be back on track on R Hidalgo tomorrow. BTW Fuji has tested the Panoramic shot of Makati skyline on the new Lustre paper. Beautiful.... so is Epson did on the Grafix Expo with the wide format printer... that Nite shot of Makati skyline is getting popular.. Let me go back to work.. c u later.

GALING! malamang makita na po namin sa isang billboard ang makati skyline panoramic photo (11 pics manually stitched to perfection).
Title: Re:3 Days for the All Girls EBs
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 11:13:24 AM
Favor, Girls.. we need some of you to come early around 4 pm June 24.. to help us decide where to put the "thing" in place. Added Bonus, I request the well know photo instructor Ms. Vic Sison to give you a Primer on the type of shoot you wanted.. SO... Girls this will be your first opportunity to have your onw thread... Good Luck.

Ps. The place is yours, you have to bring your own "drinks". me dinner lang...
Title: Re:3 Days for the All Girls EBs
Post by: jupiter on June 20, 2006, 11:25:27 AM
got it sir John, we will be there as early as 4pm for the set up... i'll coordinate some... again thank you for your generousity.

Favor, Girls.. we need some of you to come early around 4 pm June 24.. to help us decide where to put the "thing" in place. Added Bonus, I request the well know photo instructor Ms. Vic Sison to give you a Primer on the type of shoot you wanted.. SO... Girls this will be your first opportunity to have your onw thread... Good Luck.

Ps. The place is yours, you have to bring your own "drinks". me dinner lang...
Title: Re: Paging Tekgik
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 02:37:40 PM
I have several loose ends that needs fixings on R Hidalgo project. please call Pm me.
Title: Re: Canon Experience in Vigan
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 02:45:22 PM
We were shooting a "disaster" scene and Nature cooperated by giving us heavy rain. Bagong lang iyon 28-300 mm L Lens IS -(One day old) First blood napasabag ng nang shooting in the rain, luckying I alway have that portable compact disposable raincoat. ginamit ko to cover part of the lens. The Canon 1Ds mk2 body has this weather and dust resistant casings. Puro puti at basa ok lang. I am glad to have this system. No regrets. sulit talaga. Iyong lang ang hirap sa digital. downloading ng images walang kataposan..
Title: Re: Canon Experience in Vigan
Post by: quixilver on June 20, 2006, 02:47:49 PM
We were shooting a "disaster" scene and Nature cooperated by giving us heavy rain. Bagong lang iyon 28-300 mm L Lens IS -(One day old) First blood napasabag ng nang shooting in the rain, luckying I alway have that portable compact disposable raincoat. ginamit ko to cover part of the lens. The Canon 1Ds mk2 body has this weather and dust resistant casings. Puro puti at basa ok lang. I am glad to have this system. No regrets. sulit talaga. Iyong lang ang hirap sa digital. downloading ng images walang kataposan..

sarap talaga ng weather resistant gear. pera lang talaga ang hadlang ;D can't wait for those photos
Title: Re: Canon Experience in Vigan
Post by: gpx4 on June 20, 2006, 03:02:27 PM
Grabe, 60 G one photo shoot!  Daming HD space. Mas mahirap siguro kung hindi digital. I'd rather download than develop film. Welcome back  sir john.  ;) ;)

Iyong lang ang hirap sa digital. downloading ng images walang kataposan..
Title: Re: This Old Dog is never grow old
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 03:18:28 PM
I never accept this kind of work, shooting simul w TV. but I was requested coz there were no layout and foreign director (chinese)was doing the shoot. I was amaze how I could keep up the pacing of the TV crew. Call time 7 am end up 2 am next call time 5 hours later in another location and end up 1am. then they leave for Vigan at 4 am. I wasnt able to go with them because I have a photo seminar to give at Ayala Museum, so I left that evening at 11 pm and arrived 5 and half hours later in Vigan. Call time at 6 am done  by 9 pm, next day beach scene at 7 am and last scene at 11 pm. took a quick shower and drove back to Manila 6 hours drive. Saludo ako sa mga TV Crew. In turn they were amaze that at my age, I am still rocking, kahit ulan nagsusuot. I am glad I have the Canon IDs Mk2 system, plus the Epson 2000 where I download my shots as soon as it fills up the CF card. I dont erase the CF cards yet. Show the Epson viewer to client for approval. At nite download the Epson to the portable hard drives... back up
Review the images then reformat the CF cards for tomorrow's shoot. That way. You can check if you miss anything... Compare CF with actual hard disk backup. While waiting, I learn how their production system, made friends with everybody, the director and the cameraman were so helpful even when are they press for time. Now I sent low res images - for the client to choose. Then I will give them the High res for final images...I guess you will always find something to learn in any situation . only if you want too. I know most photographers hate to shoot with the TV, me too but as I grow older I look at things differently. Tired but Happy dog... now do you still want to be a professional photographer or just sit on your *toink* the whole day looking at the office window with a cup of coffee in your hand ( airconditioned pa)
Title: Re: This Old Dog... Never grows old
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 03:40:07 PM
Grabe, 60 G one photo shoot!  Daming HD space. Mas mahirap siguro kung hindi digital. I'd rather download than develop film. Welcome back  sir john.  ;) ;)

Iyong lang ang hirap sa digital. downloading ng images walang kataposan..
You know my set up. Got my MacPro 17" with spare battery 120 Gs internal.. 2 pcs Cutie Portable HD 80 Gs each. plus the Epson P 2000 40 Gs for immediate downloading -Back up files kagad. 12 pcs. Sandisk 2 Gs Cf cards. No Assistant. One useless driver ( I guess hindi siya sanay sa driving ko. Hindi makatulog. I keep the aircon on coldest setting. medyo busy daw siya sa pagdadasal. First time and last niya sa listahan ko.Hindi na mauulit. I travel light. excess baggage siya. :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: netsektor on June 20, 2006, 03:42:23 PM
talagang napakaganda at napakamakulay ng buhay niyo sir, pinaparamdam niyo sa amin na napakasarap talaga maging photographer at nakakatuwang malaman na bawat araw na dumadaan eh tuloy tuloy pa rin ang pag grow.

inspirasyon talaga kayo Sir John!

Mabuhey!
Title: Re: This Old Dog... Never grows old
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 03:58:17 PM
talagang napakaganda at napakamakulay ng buhay niyo sir, pinaparamdam niyo sa amin na napakasarap talaga maging photographer at nakakatuwang malaman na bawat araw na dumadaan eh tuloy tuloy pa rin ang pag grow.

inspirasyon talaga kayo Sir John!

Mabuhey!
Salamat. Iyon mga nakakita ng panoramic shot ko ng Makati skyline nite shot. the story behind. I was commission to do a shoot for skyline. Kalahati lang nang skylight. Puro noong nakita ko maganda ang skyline. I shot the entire scenery. Ok Kumita na ako sa kalahati ng panoramic shot. Ipinahiram ko sa Epson noong Grafix Expo demo. Binigyan ako ng Magandang panoramic print. First time ko nakita sa print. Ang Ganda tagala. Next day, Fuji will launch a new color paper Luster (parang plastic backing... if you like metallic paper... masmaganda ang Fuji Luster(not sure the name call Ariel) I gave the panoramic shot for test. May masmaganda akong photographic print.Now with this, I will show this to Mayor Binay and if He likes it to be display in this office, I will let Fuji or Epson do the largest format size of their printer. They will personally hand it to Mayor Binay, Then I suggest I will have a panoramic exhibition on Makati. Nice Idea.... Gusto na ng Epson ito.. ano ang kulang.... Oras... kapos ako ng oras dahil sa trabaho, at itong R hidalgo project.. at si Mali napapabayaan na... baka magtampo sa akin... Imagine sa isang litrato lang madaming connection kagad..
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: JC on June 20, 2006, 04:17:10 PM
i wish you good health to do all these things  sir john... :)
just take time to also relax sir. God bless... :)
Title: Re: HangOver from Overwork
Post by: MagicEye on June 20, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
You know that feeling when you overwork for four straight days then right after that your body slows down yet your mind keeps on going...going..going parang Energerizer. Physically I am tired but there are lots of things going on, humahanap ka nang buelo para nasa "thread" ka uli. I was interviewed last week about camera system. What I advise can I give to the newbies when they will decide to buy their first camera. I said " Choose a camera system that can grow with you " Every major player in the photo industry has an entry level camera model. They have their prices are so competitive and so many features that will confused the newbies.
Everybody knows as you begin to enjoy photography, your photographic skill will improved and you expect more from your equipment. Thats where the problems begins. The DSLR camera with interchangable lenses is the best way to go. Which brand to choose? Investing your hard earned savings into a DSLR camera needs careful study. In this technology, we have seen camera companies come and disappear. Latest victim was Minolta which was taken over by Konica then Sony. There are two brands with proven track record in the market today. Nikon and Canon..
They are their entry level model and work their way up to the professional level. Plus dozens of lenses to go with. Other brands rely on new technology - like Fevon CCD, anti dust screen, built in image stablizer etc... They need to be different to penetrate the market.. but will they last long enough to be accepted by the photographers. Your first camera will not be the last. As you need to upgrade to a better camera body, your lenses will remain with you. So if you think you are serious enough to be a photographer. Do your research. what type of photography do you want to do...
Me, I choose Canon IDs Mk2 EOS system after 28 years of being a Nikon user because they have the best digital technology that will take me to the highest level of photography.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: netsektor on June 20, 2006, 05:38:50 PM
tama si JC sir, basta find time to relax ha.
Title: Re: Dalawang Tulog na lang ! Girls
Post by: MagicEye on June 22, 2006, 01:43:14 PM
I have been very busy lately, since the Vigan shoot. Yet I manage to drop by Canon to request that we could borrow some 350 Ds and the new PS S3 ? for the girls to use. Mr. Vic Sison, a noted photo instructor will join you and give pointers to the girls. My advise to the group please have some pegs ( magazine samples ). Some of you should come earlier to help us set the place.. Lets focus on your first all female thread.... No Dogs and Males allowed... :)
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Post by: kapitan88 on June 22, 2006, 01:48:53 PM
astig talaga sir john, may place pa-camera pa!  ilan ba pahiram ng canon?
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: netsektor on June 22, 2006, 01:54:50 PM
welcome back sir john!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: HartSord on June 22, 2006, 01:56:45 PM
Hi sir John!  Saw the Canon feature on you in the Manila Bulletin Picture Perfect section the other day; endorser na pala kayo ng Canon?

OT: please say "Hi" to Ching and Jon for me.  Pasabi na lang galing kay Cliff, pinsan ni Tricia.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 22, 2006, 02:19:29 PM
Hi sir John!  Saw the Canon feature on you in the Manila Bulletin Picture Perfect section the other day; endorser na pala kayo ng Canon?

OT: please say "Hi" to Ching and Jon for me.  Pasabi na lang galing kay Cliff, pinsan ni Tricia.
Yes, Hartsord, I am honored Canon has chosen me as an endorser of their Professional camera. EOS. I accept it because I believe in their technology. I have many projects in my mind and some of them are on going. Its a nice feeling that I can depend on them when I needed their support. I could do more with my Canon 1Ds Mk2 than any digital back in the market today. In my kind of work, I need to get the best equipment that I can afford. Not second best...

OT. Ching and john are now based in Singapore.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 22, 2006, 02:25:31 PM
welcome back sir john!

"Thank You" I am glad to see other people happy too.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: coal on June 22, 2006, 02:31:46 PM
Im learning beautiful insights from you Mr. John.  Thanks.  Keep going.
Title: Re:3 Days for the All Girls EBs
Post by: dorski on June 23, 2006, 09:42:59 PM
got it sir John, we will be there as early as 4pm for the set up... i'll coordinate some... again thank you for your generousity.


For girls EB? Sir John, I'd like to come to help out to. Where is the scheduled meeting place? To whoever is in charge, please txt me the details to my number: 09157437177   Thank you very much.
Title: Re: We will have our differences...
Post by: MagicEye on June 24, 2006, 12:04:34 PM
We will have our different opinions but it doesnt mean we cannot work together for a good cause, Today, Araw ng Manila, Mayor Atienza publicly announce right after the Mass at Remedios Church that He has instructed the City Engineer to make the plans for the Rehabilitation of R Hidalgo. I am excited. Finally he knew about our project. I am prepared to meet with him today to confirmed this report. If its true... we shall work with the city engineers based on our plan. Thank you for those who believe in this project. It is not finish yet, we just began, the media should come in next month to give that final push the campaign into a successful ending.. Thank you for your prayers..we shall move on.... MagicEye
Title: Re: We will have our differences...
Post by: gpx4 on June 24, 2006, 12:13:14 PM
when the going get's tough, the tough keep going!   ;) ;) ;)


We will have our different opinions but it doesnt mean we cannot work together for a good cause, Today, Araw ng Manila, Mayor Atienza publicly announce right after the Mass at Remedios Church that He has instructed the City Engineer to make the plans for the Rehabilitation of R Hidalgo. I am excited. Finally he knew about our project. I am prepared to meet with him today to confirmed this report. If its true... we shall work with the city engineers based on our plan. Thank you for those who believe in this project. It is not finish yet, we just began, the media should come in next month to give that final push the campaign into a successful ending.. Thank you for your prayers..we shall move on.... MagicEye
Title: Good News
Post by: Don.C on June 24, 2006, 12:36:27 PM
thats good news at least the main man (mayor atienza) na yung involve. sir from the beginning i believe in this project and if all us will unite this project will push through especially may basbas ng ng itaas and also this for all of us not only piphonians but all photographers pro, hobbyists and aspiring photographers.  ;D

Buhayin Ang R.Hidalgo
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 24, 2006, 12:59:27 PM
Yahooooo!!!! Exciting!!! The realization of the R.Hidalgo Dream.... Galeng!!!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 24, 2006, 01:04:07 PM
Yahooooo!!!! Exciting!!! The realization of the R.Hidalgo Dream.... Galeng!!!
You got french models coming to your shoots. Lucky you girls :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: lehboy on June 24, 2006, 01:24:46 PM
Ang galing. Congratulations sir John!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mattsl on June 24, 2006, 01:51:43 PM
You got french models coming to your shoots. Lucky you girls :) :) :) :) :) :)

i wish next time sa boys din, lucky you girls
congratulations sir john. the mayor  has finally heard your good cause, and every good cause deserves immediate action
Title: Re: Mayor Atienza Endorses Hidalgo Project
Post by: MagicEye on June 24, 2006, 01:55:02 PM
I just got an email from Kim Atienza, He is setting up a meeting with his Dad on R Hidalgo Project. The Mayor like the project and has publicly announce this morning celebration of Araw ng Manila. Our core group headed by Wilson, Ogie are now in the processes of informing the shopowners about the goodnews. we shall all be in full force when we meet Mayor Atienza. I sent the Kim reply to Ogie for distribution...
I am so happy deep inside.. another step closer... another victory for us. MagicEye
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: mckytm on June 24, 2006, 03:07:23 PM
Very good news! Congrats, ang bilis ng progress! :) Sorry if I can't help out... makikitulong nalang ako sa text brigade :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 24, 2006, 03:12:26 PM
Very good news! Congrats, ang bilis ng progress! :) Sorry if I can't help out... makikitulong nalang ako sa text brigade :D
Yes, thats where you can help, we are meeting with the Mayor next week. I am still fixing the press release articles. very complicated procedure but anyway, when these articles starts appearing in the newspaper. react by txting and replying to the sections... that way, we are "gently" forcing the issue to act immediately on the project... Right now the other sectors are moving... things will be okay. we will have street dancing before christmas.
Title: Re: All Girls EB Tonite
Post by: MagicEye on June 24, 2006, 03:19:02 PM
I will be Off line now, I will have to coordinate with my staff on the other studio for the All Girls Eb. Those girls who still wants to join can just come and join them. Condition stays: Must be a GIRL.... must be a Pipho member also... see u then
Title: Re: All is well with the Girls EB
Post by: MagicEye on June 25, 2006, 12:08:10 AM
It was well organized group. very orderly, the girls came at 6 pm, Mr. Vic Sison was present to give some pointers on how to shoot models, Junar of Canon had several cameras to lend to the members. They have 5 models, not french but two lovely australian models.
My student Zaw Min Yu was at hand to show them how to handle the models. It was fun, everybody enjoys the shoot. I think they have enough material for a good all female thread. Salute to the organizer of the EBent. Jupiter and teardrops.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: redtangent on June 25, 2006, 10:31:37 AM
how i wish i was a girl :D

good to hear things are going really good sir john

did you guys talk to the street vendors already? alam na ba nila what's going to happen?
Title: Re: Vendors of R hidalgo
Post by: MagicEye on June 25, 2006, 11:43:14 AM
how i wish i was a girl :D

good to hear things are going really good sir john

did you guys talk to the street vendors already? alam na ba nila what's going to happen?
No, we should not talk to them because we have no concrete plan to offer, this should come from the City government. not us. The way I look at it, the mayor will designate areas for different businesses. Like UkayUkay area, vegetable and fruit area, general merchanise area etc...I need to be in that planning team to make sure that the R hidalgo project would be protected. We should the meeting with the Mayor within the week. Kim Atienza is arranging the meeting. It should be more complicated as more and more people are involved. we just hope the vision remain steady and focused. More of internal planning on the media strategy. This is a sensitive matter. Media if not handled properly can work for or against you... lets see. so far so good.
Title: Re: All is well with the Girls EB
Post by: teardr0p1204 on June 25, 2006, 09:54:09 PM
It was well organized group. very orderly, the girls came at 6 pm, Mr. Vic Sison was present to give some pointers on how to shoot models, Junar of Canon had several cameras to lend to the members. They have 5 models, not french but two lovely australian models.
My student Zaw Min Yu was at hand to show them how to handle the models. It was fun, everybody enjoys the shoot. I think they have enough material for a good all female thread. Salute to the organizer of the EBent. Jupiter and teardrops.

Sir John and Ma'am Harvey,

We couldn't thank you enough for the generosity. For lending us your gigantic and very high tech studio, for the food (really yuuummmy!!!)  and for the wonderful models. It was really great to learn so many things from the masters. Though my camera malfunctioned abit and I was already in a bit of panic mode...it was really a terrific night with the ladies... I had so much fun! Please extend our thanks to Gnie and Ben and the rest of the adphoto staff who stayed up really late for us on a saturday night... it was an evening I will never forget!!! You guys ROCK!!!

Thanks thanks sooooo much!!!

Rhea :-)
Title: Re: All is well with the Girls EB
Post by: mattsl on June 25, 2006, 10:03:41 PM
Sir John and Ma'am Harvey,

We couldn't thank you enough for the generosity. For lending us your gigantic and very high tech studio, for the food (really yuuummmy!!!)  and for the wonderful models. It was really great to learn so many things from the masters. Though my camera malfunctioned abit and I was already in a bit of panic mode...it was really a terrific night with the ladies... I had so much fun! Please extend our thanks to Gnie and Ben and the rest of the adphoto staff who stayed up really late for us on a saturday night... it was an evening I will never forget!!! You guys ROCK!!!

Thanks thanks sooooo much!!!

Rhea :-)

congratulations to the girl eb photo shoot ... i've seen some works and their impressive, (though i'm not a girl still thanks sir john, for helping us out reaching our dreams) re hidalgo i know i cant extend any help for now ... but for sure its in my dreams and wish i could help sometime later on
Title: Re: Zaw Min Yu, my student
Post by: MagicEye on June 25, 2006, 11:19:35 PM
Friends, I try to share a story of a student and his teacher that span 20 years of friendship. a young man came to my shop one day asking if he could work as an apprentice under me. I said "No. I dont need an apprentice that would come to work only whenever it convenient for him to come" I notice that this man was holding an expensive cigarette brand, I said" you must be rich, I cannot afford you nor you cannot afford me to teach you" I then said, lets call it even. You decide.You can apprentice under me and report to work everyday as I went away to continue my shoot. Two days later, he appeared at a location shoot and apologize for coming late, because he has to buy a second car so his wife ( a French consulate officer can go to work on her own, and he can come to my shop to work).He is a Burmese national and a hobbyist at heart. He began to work with me, full of enthusiam and never complain and alway eager to learn something new. As soon as I teach him something new, he would practice and set up my lights. He would skip official embassy function just to assist me in my shoot. He refuses to be compensated and as agreed upon no salary, This went own for six months. I was so happy with his progress and one day while we met in Boracay during a break. I told him, " Zaw, you are not getting any younger, it time for you to try your wings" Move on.. He left us and went back to Burma and prepare for his photo exhibition materials. Two months later he came back to the Philippines and have his first photo exhibit in Ayala Museum. In his press release, he mention there are two people in his life that hold close to his heart. His father and me (teacher). I was proud as any father could be. I knew I have change his life and I see great future in his career. we parted ways, his wife was assigned in Australia, there his career flourish and become a sought after advertising photographer in the country. 10 years in Australia, then things have change, he and his wife separated and by chance my family went to Sydney and met him again. Then I heard he went back to Burma to settle down and start all over again. He has recovered and has been active in producing books on the different places of interest in Burma. Then last month, I received an email coming from him. Saying how frustrating it is for him to live in such a restrictive place. He was learning digital photography using Fuji S3. I would help him  improved his shooting technique over the email. Finally, I could sense his frustration that I suggest he take a 3 week vacation to come to the Philippines and immerse himself with all the digital technology that we can offer to him. At first he was hesitant, then he took the plunge. Today, He is staying with me. Learning everything he needs to know. Like being RECHARGED again. 10 more days to go before he goes back to his country. I wish you could get to know him. His attitude and energy and sharing is most admirable. The Pipho ladies last nite have an opportunity to talk to him. Dave has a chance to meet him too. So far he is my best student I ever taught. In many ways he is even better than me. I know deep in my heart, he will succeed no matter what political conditions he may be in. He is a survivor.
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: jmamangun on June 25, 2006, 11:36:57 PM
wow sir john,that's a really nice story. how i wish na sana i could also apprentice to someone like you. if only i had the luxury of time. hay...
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: gpx4 on June 26, 2006, 10:08:18 AM
The more i read, the more i realize how rich you are.

Rich in knowledge, wisdom, experience and sincere relationships.  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Superman in 3D imax
Post by: MagicEye on June 26, 2006, 11:37:27 AM
The more i read, the more i realize how rich you are.

Rich in knowledge, wisdom, experience and sincere relationships.  ;) ;) ;)
Thank you, gpx4, right now, we are teaching him the QTVR technics, he will have an advantage when he goes back to his country... I have a shoot at MoA starting tomorrow, I will be bringing him along, he will watch Superman in 3D Imaxs.
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Post by: ferrarista44 on June 26, 2006, 11:57:50 AM
thanks sir John for another inspiring story! ;)
sir john's words are a piphol's daily bread. :)
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Post by: crysvan on June 26, 2006, 12:23:27 PM
hi sir john and mam harvey!

just wanna take this opportunity to thank you for hosting the all girls eb :)
that was one unbelievable experience for all of us girls! teardrop couldnt have said it any better! the studio is amazing, the models are so gorgeous and the food was really yummy and your staff so friendly and helpful. Sir Vic and Zaw are both great teachers!

Thanks to Gnie for showing us how to shoot and to Ben for helping me download all my pictures to my ipod..and the rest of the staff..you guys are really so coool!

And also, i wanna thank Junar for giving us all those booklets and the ef lens works book and lending the girls all those canon cameras.

it was great to interact with such fun people who are willing to share their knowledge and their tools to us :)

Again, thanks thanks sooo much!!

till the next time,
Vanessa :)

PS.

The story of Zaw is really inspiring!  :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 26, 2006, 01:07:41 PM
Sir John,

Thanks for hosting the ladies' EB last Saturday Night! We had a blast!!! Medyo tahimik na nga lang kami compared sa boys, but we learned a lot. We had the opportunity to talk to Zaw who loved sharing everything he knew about photography. Kung pwede nga dun na lang kami the whole night, I'm sure di pa  kmai tapos. Ang dami naming natutunan!!! Grabe!!! I am so humbled.

Kay Ma'am Harvey, salamat po sa napaka sarap na pagkain! Ang dami po ng hinanda nyo, salamat po.

To everyone in Adphoto, mang june, Genie, Ben, sa lahat-lahat, you really made our day!!!

I bet hiniwalayan na si Junar ng Girlfriend nya...heheehee....

God bless you sir. Napakabait nyo!
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: coal on June 26, 2006, 01:29:17 PM

now its time we see the photos by the ladies.   

nice story you have there Mr. John. 

Title: Re: Bonding with ur Kids thru Photography
Post by: MagicEye on June 26, 2006, 05:05:21 PM
Friends, I would like to share with you this article made by my daughter. Specially if you have kids.

Bonding with Your Kids/ Parents through Photography
Kathy Chua
Ayala Museum
17 June 2006

Hi! Welcome to our discussion on bonding with your kids/ parents through photography.

Photography is a wonderful thing. It allows us to capture special moments in our lives and share them with other people. Most of what I’ve learned about the world, I did with the help of my parents and a camera.

I’m not what you’d call a natural born photographer. I didn’t start shooting until the age of 10, and only because my parents had run out of options for summer classes. Not having inherited a graceful bone in my body, ballet and gymnastics classes were quickly disqualified. Art soon followed suit, I still can’t draw to save my life. Photography seemed like the easiest option, all I needed to do was learn how to compose and press the shutter. Coupled with an even greater passion for adventure; all dad needed to say was… “You know Kathy, photography will enable you to travel.” I was hooked.

“Can I come?” – was probably one of my first coherent sentences. Every time I’d see dad backing out of the driveway, I’d always ask to join him, often, not knowing where I’d end up. One time, I fell asleep only to wake up in the middle of Nueva Ecija en route to Banaue on a spur of the moment trip. It wouldn’t have been a problem, except that was Wednesday and I still had classes. That was in third grade, and this happened all the way until I graduated… from college.

My school took it quite well. They, like my parents believed that there was much to be discovered outside the classroom. Along with my excuse letter, I had to do presentations (complete with pictures) in class so that others might benefit from my sporadic travel escapades with dad.

I’ll admit it hasn’t been all roses though. Dad and I shoot together, we work together, he’s my boss, but we’re family. So, if I don’t do well at work, even if I’m already 26, I still get grounded. We don’t really have any family vacations. Each trip we take is a photography / history/ life & skills lesson, stock photo session, mini-competition rolled into one.

After graduating from the university, I thought I’d never have to deal with math or science again. Yet I find myself computing for lights (in fractions!) and assessing the inversely proportionate aperture/ shutter speed ratio.

Since learning photography, I’ve been able to travel with him and on my own. I spent four months in South Africa learning about zoo education while volunteering as a photographer at the Johannesburg Zoo. For a time, I was interested in surf photography, so I learned how to read weather reports and swell forecasts. Now that I shoot for the oil and gas industry, I find myself dusting off my old chemistry and physics textbooks trying to figure out the principles of Boyle’s law.

The greatest gift my parents ever gave me was photography; it helps feed an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and craving to see more of the world. Photography is a tool that has helped me learn and see more by exposing me to a myriad of situations. And, it’s wonderful to be able to share my experiences with the people who matter most to me.

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
-Yousuf Karsh

Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: blue_minnaloushe on June 26, 2006, 05:36:25 PM
To Everyone at Adphoto... thank you, thank you!

Having never been inside a working studio I was pretty much overwhelmed by it all!

In such a short span I learned so much about glamour photpgraphy, particularly relating to the models. People skills are sooooo important!

Up to now the awe of having had that experience still sits with me and encourages me to work on developing my skills!

Thanks guys!

Meeting the girls was great! We should have more Girls EBs  ;D

 

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Post by: karlspo on June 26, 2006, 11:11:00 PM
Wow, Sir John! That's very good insight from your daughter. I've never viewed photography as something that enabled me to learn more about science or math. But, now that she points it out, it does make sense. We do these things so that we may appreciate and learn.

Thanks for posting that.
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Post by: ESM on June 27, 2006, 11:20:58 AM
hi sir john, thanks for sharing the article written by your daughter.  i enjoy reading it.  :) 
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Post by: biggie_gurl77 on June 27, 2006, 12:47:46 PM
Sir,

Kathy's article is beautiful and very touching. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Post by: cmlagman on June 27, 2006, 01:16:15 PM
Hi Sir John,

I was pleasantly surprised to see you here. Believe it or not, I have been to AdPhoto before - I was working on a school project with Ching back in college and we crashed in your place! Anyway, I hope may photo op din dyan sa inyo for PiPho, not just for girls :)  It's great to be in PiPho!

P.S. by the way, good luck sa Hidalgo project. Let us know how we can help!

Chris
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Post by: quixilver on June 27, 2006, 01:24:15 PM
Kathy's article was truly inspirational. How we all wished to have started out while we were young *sigh*
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Post by: trempot on June 27, 2006, 05:57:15 PM
Galing naman sumulat ni Classmate! ;D Very inspiring!
Title: Re: Thank You for your kind words
Post by: MagicEye on June 27, 2006, 08:05:28 PM
I am proud of my daughter, Kathy. I could only guide her, like a wild stallion, she has a mind of her own, very creative and very independent. I have seen her work very hard on what ever her mind is set on it. It was only recently that she realized her love for photography. In the early years she had that awful feeling that people always refer her as the daughter of John Chua, she must be good, she must know the answer. She was under pressure to be good, and she hates that. Always in the shadow of her father... Not anymore, she is better than the father, full of life and witty too. If you would enjoy reading my life stories, she has more for you, and she is still half my age. I use to be the center of attention during conversation among friends... not anymore. She has more experiences to share with you and tons of jokes. She is somewhat like a chip of her father. Like father, like daughter. One day she will be a good writer photographer... and I am proud of her..
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Post by: trempot on June 27, 2006, 08:13:31 PM
^Yep, she does have a mind of her own. She's very smart and passionate about anything she's into. And she excels in almost everything. She is lucky to have parents like you and Tita Harvey who support her and her other sisters too. :) Andami namin memories ni Kathy, nakaka-miss tuloy ang St Scho hehe :D

I also remember having been to Adphoto before for various school projects...and I also remember being in the Manila Zoo for the FPPF seminar in 1999. (I wasn't a participant, though.) Kathy and I fed the elephant and the giraffes (who I believe had died out of poor health...sad!) while the participants happily snapped pics around us. :)
Title: Re:No Superman Today But...
Post by: MagicEye on June 27, 2006, 08:50:56 PM
I need to shoot models of MoA ads tomorrow. It calls for 5 models watching the Superman in Imax. My problem is that all the screening of Superman 3D are sold out. We could not reserve seats for the models.. Solution... Shoot the models seperately . using the prearrange seats. Camera on the tripod, expose the models without the crowd... then wait for the first showing of Superman with the crowd using the 3D eyeglasses. Use high ISO and slow shutter speed to slightly blurred the crowd... Available lights. Waited for the bright scene and 3D portion of the show. WE "need" to start and finish the show so we could make "sure" we got the right light for the crowd.

Practical solutions for a difficult assignment. The models are not too happy about the arrangement, They have to leave before the start of the first showing because some people have reserved their seats. The management is happy I got the solution to their problem. My assistants (10 of them) I wonder why they volunteer to assist me in this shoot? wala naman lights to carry or flash to use? are VERY HAPPY. My ad agency highly appreciate my concern for meeting their deadline. Well I guess,I hate to be in Imax to watch the Superman just waiting for the right bright scene to come along. Anyone wants to VA for Superman :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: All is well with the Girls EB
Post by: harvey on June 27, 2006, 08:59:53 PM
Sir John and Ma'am Harvey,

We couldn't thank you enough for the generosity. For lending us your gigantic and very high tech studio, for the food (really yuuummmy!!!)  and for the wonderful models. It was really great to learn so many things from the masters. Though my camera malfunctioned abit and I was already in a bit of panic mode...it was really a terrific night with the ladies... I had so much fun! Please extend our thanks to Gnie and Ben and the rest of the adphoto staff who stayed up really late for us on a saturday night... it was an evening I will never forget!!! You guys ROCK!!!

Thanks thanks sooooo much!!!

Rhea :-)


You are most welcome. I saw some of the photos and I would like to say congrats on your successful photo shoot. I know there are more pictures to come, and I am looking forward to seeing them. :)
Harvey
Title: Re:No Superman Today But...
Post by: jmamangun on June 27, 2006, 09:56:41 PM
ako ako gusto ko, kaso nga lang wala ako dyan sa atin ngayon.
dami ko ng na miss na gimmicks ng pipho.

btw, sir john, nakapunta na din ako sa adphoto. we did a photo shoot for a ballet philippines ad under i forgot which agency was that. yung photographer nun si mac or mack. i was the subject, nakatalikod nga lang ako. but before that we worked with gnie but yung shoot namin is in our rehearsal hall sa ccp. sana maalala nila. hehehe

I need to shoot models of MoA ads tomorrow. It calls for 5 models watching the Superman in Imax. My problem is that all the screening of Superman 3D are sold out. We could not reserve seats for the models.. Solution... Shoot the models seperately . using the prearrange seats. Camera on the tripod, expose the models without the crowd... then wait for the first showing of Superman with the crowd using the 3D eyeglasses. Use high ISO and slow shutter speed to slightly blurred the crowd... Available lights. Waited for the bright scene and 3D portion of the show. WE "need" to start and finish the show so we could make "sure" we got the right light for the crowd.

Practical solutions for a difficult assignment. The models are not too happy about the arrangement, They have to leave before the start of the first showing because some people have reserved their seats. The management is happy I got the solution to their problem. My assistants (10 of them) I wonder why they volunteer to assist me in this shoot? wala naman lights to carry or flash to use? are VERY HAPPY. My ad agency highly appreciate my concern for meeting their deadline. Well I guess,I hate to be in Imax to watch the Superman just waiting for the right bright scene to come along. Anyone wants to VA for Superman :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re:No Superman Today But...
Post by: clicko on June 27, 2006, 11:57:17 PM
I need to shoot models of MoA ads tomorrow. It calls for 5 models watching the Superman in Imax. My problem is that all the screening of Superman 3D are sold out. We could not reserve seats for the models.. Solution... Shoot the models seperately . using the prearrange seats. Camera on the tripod, expose the models without the crowd... then wait for the first showing of Superman with the crowd using the 3D eyeglasses. Use high ISO and slow shutter speed to slightly blurred the crowd... Available lights. Waited for the bright scene and 3D portion of the show. WE "need" to start and finish the show so we could make "sure" we got the right light for the crowd.

Practical solutions for a difficult assignment. The models are not too happy about the arrangement, They have to leave before the start of the first showing because some people have reserved their seats. The management is happy I got the solution to their problem. My assistants (10 of them) I wonder why they volunteer to assist me in this shoot? wala naman lights to carry or flash to use? are VERY HAPPY. My ad agency highly appreciate my concern for meeting their deadline. Well I guess,I hate to be in Imax to watch the Superman just waiting for the right bright scene to come along. Anyone wants to VA for Superman :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Sir, we don't have the chance to talk to each other kasi... what time are you shooting the movie scene? Can I assist? I may be finish on my shoot by that time. . pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Title: Re: Something went wrong! Superman
Post by: MagicEye on June 28, 2006, 07:36:53 PM
The models came in late. Make up and dressing up. I was given 15 minutes to shoot before the press people went inside the Imax... I place the models in Row B and C - 5 models . I thought all the front seats will be occupied. I am wrong. Nobody likes the Row A and B, they are too close to the screen. I tried my best to shoot the crowd. I got four assistants who were"needed" to carry my equipment plus five security guards were free to watch the movie while I waited for the 3D effect portion. I wasnt to happy about the first showing, I waited for the second screening which turn out better. Paid audience kasi. Finally while waiting for my night shot, I just watch the third screening without shooting or even touching the camera. Mang Jun and Eric ( Girls EB Assistants ) first time to watch 3D effect were so happy to see the 3D trailers and Superman. Me, I got overdose of Superman. I am bringing my family to watch Superman tomorrow, I will skip it. Tonite I will work on matching the models with the crowd. Nice the 3D at Imax
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: Ronnie P. on June 29, 2006, 04:51:10 PM
Whew,At last....i reached the last page, this is the 1st time that I read a thread from page 1 to 61, took me 3 days, no complains, i think this is the best inspirational/heartfelt thread that i've read, i was moved by the stories and the visions that you got Sir John in making R Hidalgo a photo haven, your enthusiasm and being helpful to fellow photo newbie like me is so touching, sana marami pang katulad nyo Sir, at sana ma meet ko rin kayo someday. Actually sir, i am an OFW, based here in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, i am newbie in photography at wala pa rin masyadong kilalang pinoy photographer dito, anyway, i'll spread the word about the R Hidalgo project that You and Piphos envisioned. Thanks for the story and for the tips not only in photos but in life..  Ronnie
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Post by: Ronnie P. on June 29, 2006, 05:13:51 PM
Sir John, is there a way po ba na I can see your famous Ford Everest shots at saka po yung Makati panorama sky line, kung pwede lang po. Thanks
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Post by: MagicEye on June 29, 2006, 06:25:43 PM
Sir John, is there a way po ba na I can see your famous Ford Everest shots at saka po yung Makati panorama sky line, kung pwede lang po. Thanks

Ronnie, Saludo ako sa iyo. Ang tiaga mo sa pagbabasa ng thread na ito. Give me your email address, I will email you the Ford Everest. Hindi matapostapos iyan storiang. During the First Screening ng Superman yesterday - Press preview, I was there t shoot an AD for Imax.. The models came late and i have just 10 minutes to shoot them before the people starts coming in. I shot the models first then a separate shot of the crowd then merge in the computer as if the models were watching the 3D effect. Done with my first shot. I make sure that the tripod didnt move so I can match the first shot with the crowd shot. While waiting, guess who I saw. Ms Tonette Lee the Advertising Manager of Ford Everest... They have framed four of my Everest Shots 20x30 metallic prints. She is asking me if we could have an exchange deal with Ford Everest... I was just smiling at her, when a news photographer took our shot. She was worried kasi she filed a sick leave just to watch Superman... So the saga continue... matuloy kaya ang aking pangarap na magkarunong ng Everest...Abagan. As for R Hidalgo. the week is almost over, wala pang email kay Kim... so its a waiting game.. As for Zaw, Ben is taking him to Greenhills to look for enchance software for his use when he goes back to Burma... They went to see Superman 3D this morning.Sulit talaga.. Thanks Ronnie, I am glad that you find this thread very inspiring to read. I would like to show my shot of the models with the crowd at Imax but, I dont know how to do it, wala ang mga assistant ko. Maybe next time.
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Post by: hulikita on June 29, 2006, 06:31:25 PM
sir baka ako rin pwede pa-email ng site for your Ford Everest shot :D
Title: Re: John Chua / Magic Eye (post your Q's here)
Post by: MagicEye on June 29, 2006, 06:37:56 PM
Why Not?  :) :)give me ur email ad
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Post by: netsektor on June 29, 2006, 06:51:24 PM
it's a good thing sir John that you were able to make do with what you have nung photoshoot mo in MoA.  we'll probably be seeing those finished products in the malls/newspapers/magazines in the near future.  nakakatuwa pag nakakakita kami ng may tatak John Chua sa mga billboards, kahit di naman tayo close, nakaka taba pa rin ng puso.

tama kayo sir, the saga continues hehe.
Title: Re: 3D effect in my life
Post by: MagicEye on June 29, 2006, 08:06:54 PM
it's a good thing sir John that you were able to make do with what you have nung photoshoot mo in MoA.  we'll probably be seeing those finished products in the malls/newspapers/magazines in the near future.  nakakatuwa pag nakakakita kami ng may tatak John Chua sa mga billboards, kahit di naman tayo close, nakaka taba pa rin ng puso.

tama kayo sir, the saga continues hehe.
You know, I knew I could come out with something inspite of the short time alloted to me, but what was most important to me that day, was bringing my people to watch for the first time in their lives the 3 D effect. Right after the first shoot, I got extra 3D eyeglasses and gave them away to my assistants. While I am busy making sure that the tripod is fixed on the floor, as soon as the lights were dim. I told them to leave me alone and go to the best seats available at the back o the theater. For two and half hours, they sat there enjoying the 3D portion of the movie. I had my back turn to the screen while I shoot and wait for the screen light up enough for the exposure. I could not use flash. In the first screening, I have two empty front rows. then I realized that the audience were not that excited as I expect them to be. The movie was too long and the gap between the 3D effect was to far apart. The best time to catch their excitement was when they first put on their 3d glasses watching the penguin doing dance. and the T-rex swinging his head out of the screen. So on the second screening it was full house, I went back just to shoot the audience watching the 3D trailers. The effect of the 3D felt by my assistants were trememdous. Until today, they were still explaining to the other household their experiences. I heard that my houseboy will save enough money to bring his father to see the 3D Superman. It would be his father first time to see a movie in 15 years. I think I would like to see him seated next to his father when he will watch his fathe