Sunday Vignettes

Last Sunday I went out for a shoot with my friends (Jacky, Linelle, MC and Miguel) in Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. We haven't seen each other for a long time and it was so great seeing them catching up as well as remembering the days when we are still back in high school. Now that I am thinking about the good old high school carefree days I'm sort of thinking doing a shoot in my high school building. 

I definitely want to do this again and maybe I will try and do something like a series of portraits of my classmates.

P.S. I tried out the stuff that Zack Arias was talking about in his Onelight Workshop DVD. 


Keeper shot!

One of my favorite photos in the set.

Creative Rut


I just noticed last night that I have been on a creative rut, I hate it so much because it seeps out my ideas and the will to work and produce something fresh and new. I was hesitant and in denial at first that I am on a rut because I love doing photography but after reading an article in iMag there was a line saying "One sign that you're in a creative rut don't enjoy or feel excited about the creative process anymore."—Dang guilty as charge. I don't know what caused this goddam thing (I am guessing a postponed shoot.) I am experiencing right now. All I want right now is to get my shooting mojo back and see the world again in the camera viewfinder. 

I should try to watch artsy films and get my ass inspired again. 

November Behind the Scenes

It is the time of the month again where we work on our wishlist since Christmas is getting nearer by the minute as the days goes by. Right now I myself fancy a new piece of glass like a Sigma 30mm 1.4 or a Canon 14-70mm 2.8 as well as a new camera body but for now I can only fancy it since my main "gadget buy" is a new television because the old one is— well of course old and is breaking down frequently which constantly annoys everyone in the house. Now we at Gadgets Magazine have made something that will totally save you from the hassles of listing down, cross referencing and endless hours of research on what gadget you want to have but I wouldn't tell you guys here because I hate spoiling you so you guys have to check out our latest issue.

Now on a happier note, I am pleased to show you some snaps I took during our November shoot with Sir Paul Ticzon at the Attic Studio with Ms. Bianca Manalo as our cover girl. While on the topic of the photo shoo I manage to learn a few tricks from watching Sir Paul and applied it here. Sir Paul's technique is fairly simple he uses a prime lens with a variable ND filter to compensate his powerful studio lights and sticks to the lowest aperture that he wants therefore he his able to create that creamy bokeh while the light wonderfully wraps around the model.

Disclaimer: The images above are taken by 
Patrick Jude M. Ilagan 
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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.