FAQ



Who takes your photos?
I do a lot of self-portraits and I usually state whether a photo's been taken by another photographer or a friend.

What cameras do you use?
I currently own an Olympus PEN E-P3, Panasonic Lumix GF1, Nikon D80, and have 2 types of lenses for each (zoom & prime, with the 45mm/90 mm equivalent Olympus lens as my favorite).
I also use my GoPro Hero3+ and iPhone a lot, especially when going outdoors. 
Nobody seems to notice the difference because I edit all my photos.

Do you edit your photos?
Yes. I always edit the color, levels, saturation, shadows, etc. but of course it helps a lot to use the manual setting in your camera before all of that. It takes time to learn but you can certainly study up on your own. 
I have to make sure my photos are done well since this blog promotes my photography (which is the reason why I started this blog in the first place). 

Did you take photography lessons?
I attended 2 days of basic photography at the International Academy of Film & Television (year 2003), but learned everything else through practice shoots with other photographers here in Manila from 2007 onwards.

What program do you use to edit photos?
Adobe Photoshop CS3. I have a CS5 on my iMac but I'm too lazy to transfer all the Actions. I use a lot of those to edit photos.

Did you take a class for photo retouching/editing?
No. 

Do you work/what's your profession?
I am an Interior Designer, industrial designer, freelance photographer and I'm the director of Inca Plastics Philippines, Inc.. 
I also have small businesses under my corporation and I perform with my sister (Rizza) for our band called the Walkie Talkies
I am always open to tackle anything in the field of music and design. 

Where are you from?
I was born in Cebu City but I live in Manila, Philippines. 

Where did you study?
Centre for International Education Global Colleges (grade school til high school)
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and Philippine School of Interior Design (BS-Interior Design)

What is your nationality/ethnicity? 
Filipino

How tall are you?
5'6"

What is your natural eye color?
Light brown.

What is your natural hair color?
Brown, but I always have it dyed (with blue-black and light brown being my fave hair colors).

How bad are your eyes/what is your eye grade?
-3.00 on both eyes so I can never leave the house without my contacts or glasses on.

Who does your makeup?
I do my own makeup but I always state it whenever someone else does it for me during shoots.

How did you learn to put on makeup/did you study makeup artistry?
I was always given the task to do makeup for our school productions in high school so I practiced through that. I learn all the tips and tricks from books, websites and YouTube makeup gurus.
My favorite gurus are Pixiwoo (Sam and Nic Chapman), Petrilude, AndreasChoice, Lisa Eldridge, Wayne Goss and Kandee Johnson. I also ask a lot of makeup artists about every single product during photo shoots.

Are you under an agency?
No. I've always been too shy to do VTRs or go-sees!

Do you ever sleep? (apparently people notice that I'm online almost 24/7)
Of course I sleep, but I am an insomniac (my mum has the same problem) and I love working at night. I have to get up and work early as well so that keeps me from sleeping during the day. I make up for it by sleeping during the weekends or when my body shuts down. I've tried all sorts of medicine but have come to accept that I just can't have a "normal" sleep schedule. Aside from my sleeping habits, I live a healthy lifestyle so I'm doing my best to fix that problem.

What dialects/languages can you speak?
English, Filipino and the Cebuano dialect.

When did you become a vegetarian?
During the last quarter of 2008, but I shifted to being a pesco-vegetarian during the first quarter of 2012.

Why did you give up red meat?
Numerous reasons, with health and my love for animals being at the top of the list. I think everyone should go veg or at least lessen their intake of meat. It's good for our bodies and good for the earth.

Here's a short list of myths linked to veganism (vegetarianism isn't entirely the same but veganism is supposed to be my ultimate goal). It's a quick way to familiarize yourself with the lifestyle...


Veganism Myths Debunked
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