Why so serious?


A viral ad for The Camera Store.

"How serious am I about photography?"

This is the one question that I have been asking myself for this past couple of days, honestly right now I am tad right serious in this craft. I feel like I could shoot images almost every single day granted that I do not have other things to do not even browsing the internet. I have been to different places in the past couple of years shooting different subjects  and honestly I felt that I have improve from the shaky shy trigger happy kid who just want to capture whatever looks interesting to the adventurous reckless guy that thinks before pressing the shutter who's focus is to capture great unfolding moments of life.

As of the moment I am practicing street photography because it teaches me how to tell a story and not just some story but with depth and sense also it teaches me to be with the people from different walks of life in their very own environment. I am planning to do an exhibit on my 21st birthday this coming June and I want to showcase my photos of Quiapo every Friday to tell other people how fascinating the chaotic and crowded Quiapo can be beautiful place behind the viewfinder.

I think I have answered my question a bit.


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Patrick Jude M. Ilagan born June 24, 1990 is a graphic designer, photographer and content specialist based in Manila, Philippines. Patrick is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas wherein he earned his degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising.

After graduating he worked as a graphic designer and art director for on Gadgets Magazine under Great Minds Media Inc. which is a publishing company based in Quezon City, Philippines in 2011 until 2012. He then moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro as a content writer which later on became Digital Room Inc. (Philippines) wherein he became a digital marketing specialist. In the same year he moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro he also part-timed as an instructor for a local college based in Makati, Philippines wherein he taught graphic design.

Patrick wrote and made downloadable content for You the Designer which is a graphic design lifestyle blog in 2012 until early 2014 with artist Kerby Rosanes. In mid-2014 He shifted his efforts and co-founded photography lifestyle and inspiration blog named You the Photographer with George Nacpil. He is currently the blog's editor.

Patrick often refers to himself as a pixel craftsman since he is mostly working with a computer. Patrick mostly uses Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom for his work.

When not working Patrick immerses himself in TV shows, movies, books and games. He is also a fan of underground live music shows, food fairs, art exhibits and roaming around museums.