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  • SoLocations: Antipolo, Rizal

    written by boobert on 2013-03-01 in #world #locations
    SoLocations: Antipolo, Rizal

    I've finally found myself some "me time". For a number of reasons, the last two weekend afternoons saw me alone in our house -- which was quite a surprise since I have always spend them with my wife and kids -- and while I thought it was easy to kill time with cable TV around, I realized that it was better to go out and shoot.

  • A Lomo Resolution

    written by boobert on 2013-02-06 in #lifestyle
    A Lomo Resolution

    With a brand new year in tow, most of us have every intention to do something new in our lives for a change or to continue the things that has worked for us the past year. The same way goes to our lomo life. Lomography being a way of life already for most of us, it has become a part of our plans for the up-coming year.

  • My 2012 in Analogue

    written by boobert on 2012-12-26 in #lifestyle
    My 2012 in Analogue

    2012 was a fruitful analogue year for me. I have purchased the cameras that I have focused on purchasing and then some. Although I failed to purchase another one which I was saving up with my piggies, nonetheless I'm satisfied with my so-called "Purchases of the Year."

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  • Redscale: You Know You're Officially a Lomographer

    written by boobert on 2012-09-25 in #lifestyle
    Redscale: You Know You're Officially a Lomographer

    Using redscale film or having to DIY your own redscale film, you know deep inside that you are now officially a lomographer. This is because redscale is uniquely used by lomographers. By now, there are hundreds of apps that would recreate a lomograph, but the real thing is still way, way better. Still, there hasn't been an app that would create the beauty of a redscale photograph. Filters yes, but still no dice!

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  • Marist School in Redscale

    written by boobert on 2012-09-19 in #lifestyle
    Marist School in Redscale

    They say that High school are the best days of our lives. What if you spend you grade school and high school days in just one school? And to top it all, it's an exclusive all-boys school. Then probably you've just experienced one hell of a childhood. This I did, when I finished both elementary and high school in Marist School.

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  • The Ayala Triangle Gardens

    written by boobert on 2012-08-23 in #world #locations
    The Ayala Triangle Gardens

    In the heart of the Makati Business District, which is considered as the main business district of Manila, lies a quiet, small space that could relieve all the stresses one would have in a day's work. It is no Central Park, New York, but it brings the same calming ambiance one needs to take his/her mind off work. Read on and discover this little place called the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

  • Seeing Doubles

    written by boobert on 2012-07-10 in #lifestyle
    Seeing Doubles

    One of my favorite things about shooting analogue is you can do a double exposure on one single frame. Whether hitting that MX switch or having to do a film swap with other lomographers gets me so excited with the results. Here are a few of my favorite doubles and film swap shots that I have.

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  • Nasugbu, Batangas: One-Day Beach Escape

    written by boobert on 2012-05-21 in #world #locations
    Nasugbu, Batangas: One-Day Beach Escape

    Summer season means time for a beach escape. But for this year, it seemed like this was the busiest year, work-wise. So my friends and I forgot to make reservations, even worst, we forgot to talk or plan anything for the summer. This didn't stop us from going though.

  • Analogue Kindness

    written by boobert on 2012-04-27 in #lifestyle
    Analogue Kindness

    I recently purchased one of my dream cameras. It wasn't on my bucket list for 2012, but I have always dreamed of owning one. So, when the opportunity came, I didn't hesitate in buying one.

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  • My Self-Portrait: Making a Mark with My Adidas Samba

    written by boobert on 2012-04-12 in #lifestyle
    My Self-Portrait: Making a Mark with My Adidas Samba

    Many have done self-portraits in so many creative ways. Most of us do it to somehow show our audience a glimpse of who we are or the camera we so dearly love. But for some, their self-portraits have become a mark of identity that whenever you see those photos, you will know it’s that person.

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  • Expired Sensia 100: Double the Excitement, Double the Fun!

    written by boobert on 2012-04-03 in #reviews
    Expired Sensia 100: Double the Excitement, Double the Fun!

    What I like most about using an expired film is its unpredictability. An expired film pretty much loses some of its known characteristics or not at all. So when using them you just don’t know what you’re going to get. What more if you push the film into extraordinary situations. Like this 2010 expired Sensia 100 for instance.

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  • Memorable Mixtapes: Hip-Hop-Hooray for Mixtapes!

    written by boobert on 2012-03-27 in #lifestyle
    Memorable Mixtapes: Hip-Hop-Hooray for Mixtapes!

    I was never a big fan of hip-hop and its whole genre. I have always been the punk, hardcore kind of a guy. I hear it but never gave it a chance to really immerse in it. This change when a friend gave me my first hip-hop/R&B mixtape.

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  • Conquering the World, One Doubles Project at a Time

    written by boobert on 2012-03-16 in #lifestyle
    Conquering the World, One Doubles Project at a Time

    How does one travel the world with limited resources and limited vacation leaves from work? For us lomographers, this would not be a hindrance. Conquering the world is within reach.

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  • Fuji Neopan Acros 100: A Must-Have for Street Photography

    written by boobert on 2012-03-13 in #reviews
    Fuji Neopan Acros 100: A Must-Have for Street Photography

    When shooting street photography, most of us analogue users prefer do to do it in black and white, as it shows the rawness of the streets. The photos have more drama and character. My choice of film to capture all these is Fuji Neopan Acros 100.

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  • Nature + Love = Fun Pre-Nup Shoot

    written by boobert on 2012-03-02 in #world #locations
    Nature + Love = Fun Pre-Nup Shoot

    Pre-nuptial shoot has become a necessity or a requirement when preparing for a wedding. I remember before, the shoots only took place on the wedding day itself. But now, pre-nup shoots have become inevitable or has become an event itself.

  • Using Redscale Films

    written by boobert on 2012-02-23 in #gear #tipster
    Using Redscale Films

    Here's a tipster on how to use a redscale film without getting the full reddish effect or outcome of the film. If you want to get a result that brings out a yellow/gold effect, this tipster is for you.

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  • Love at First Lomo: My Love Affair with My first Lomo Camera

    written by boobert on 2012-02-18 in #lifestyle
    Love at First Lomo: My Love Affair with My first Lomo Camera

    What the Hell is Lomography?! That was the first thing that came into my mind when I first discovered Lomography. I discovered Lomography through a friend, who posted an album in his Multiply site with pictures of his band, Shoulder State, lomographed by another friend. I was liked, F**K! This is way cool!

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  • My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Lomography Addiction

    written by boobert on 2012-02-05 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Lomography Addiction

    With the start of the year, I have already planned out my things to-go-to and things-to-buy for this year. Unconsciously, all of what I have on my list are about or is connected to my Lomography addiction. Thus, coming out with my Analogue Bucket List.

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  • Larry Clark, As Realistic As He Can Be

    written by boobert on 2012-02-01 in #lifestyle
    Larry Clark, As Realistic As He Can Be

    I have learned about Larry Clark through his movies. I first saw his movie 'Kids' way back in college. My friends and I were so moved with it, we searched for more of his works. Then, discovered that he was a photographer first before venturing to movie directing. Thus, the fascination on this man.

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  • Ma Mon Luk, Manila

    written by boobert on 2012-02-01 in #world #locations
    Ma Mon Luk, Manila

    A lot has been written and blogged about Manila’s very own Chinatown, Binondo. One common topic about these stories is Binondo is the place to be if you want to go on a food trip. Well, yes, but not necessarily! It’s true that Binondo has them all, but one of the most loved Chinese restaurants by Filipinos can’t be found in Binondo.

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  • Lomography Slide 200 (120): Vibrant Whether in Bright or Low Light

    written by boobert on 2012-01-06 in #reviews
    Lomography Slide 200 (120): Vibrant Whether in Bright or Low Light

    When thinking about shooting outdoors with the sun up or in a low light situation, Lomography Slide 200 is your film of choice. In my experience, this film brings out vibrant colors in both light situations. And it was an easy choice on what type of film to bring anytime.

  • My Most Memorable Travel Escapade of 2011

    written by boobert on 2012-01-04 in #world #locations
    My Most Memorable Travel Escapade of 2011

    Probably most of us who will be making an article of our most memorable travel escapades will be writing about our summer vacations. Why not, it’s the most fun and stress-free season in my book. Just by the sight of the sun rising or setting on the beach, makes all the long travels worthwhile.

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  • Baguio City, My Christmas City

    written by boobert on 2011-12-07 in #world #locations
    Baguio City, My Christmas City

    The Christmas season is here! Here in Manila, the metro can get very stressful. Heavy traffic is expected around the mall, bazaars, and flea market areas. Also, these places could get very crowded during this season.

  • Salcedo Weekend Market

    written by boobert on 2011-11-12 in #world #locations
    Salcedo Weekend Market

    As Thanksgiving nears and with it a busy schedule, you might need to relax and at the same time, do some shopping for your Thanksgiving celebration. One good place to do so is at the Salcedo Weekend Market in Makati City.

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  • American Memorial Cemetery, Manila

    written by boobert on 2011-10-11 in #world #locations
    American Memorial Cemetery, Manila

    The American Memorial Cemetery located in The BGC, Manila is not just another memorial cemetery. It boasts of a rich Filipino-American history which dates back to World War II.

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  • Walk This Way...a Barter Tour Inside the Walled City of Intramuros, Manila

    written by boobert on 2011-10-02 in #world #locations
    Walk This Way...a Barter Tour Inside the Walled City of Intramuros, Manila

    History class was never this entertaining. A tour in and around the walled city of Intramuros in Manila, discussing briefly its significance in Philippine history.

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