Category: Photography

DJI Mavic 2 PRO and Zoom Launched in the Philippines

Mavic 2 Series

I’ve been flying a drone for almost a year now. And as a photographer, I’m just astounded by the possibilities of different perspectives these devices offer. DJI has opened up a whole world of photography and videography to consumer levels allowing content creators to expand their vision. I may only be using the DJI Spark at the moment but I am excited with the new technologies DJI incorporates in their new models. Here comes the new Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. Bringing back the ultra portability and quality of the first Mavic Pro and packing in new features for varied segments of the market. Let’s take a look.

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Phoenix 2018 Calendar Festival Images

Phoenix 2018 Calendar Images

It’s almost half of the year but just have to update my portfolio on this site. Had been fortunate to have a bunch of my festival images on this year’s Phoenix 2018 Calendar. Wasn’t able to get a copy though so will have to make do with these PDF files. Featured images on the calendar are El Nido’s Barotuan festival held every January, Palo-palo festival in Batanes held every August, Agal-agal festival in Tawi-tawi every September, Higantes festival of Angono celebrated every November and the Giant Festival of Pampanga lights up every December. Check out the images below.

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Hands-on | Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Shoots the PyroMusical Olympics

Hands-on Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

It’s the age of dual-lens cameras on smartphones and there’s a good reason behind it. Much like our eyes, dual-lens delivers better autofocus, bokeh, sharper details and clarity. Photography-focused smartphones have already arrived from several manufacturers and Asus won’t be left behind. Their Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is their 12MP dual-lens cameraphone with more than enough shooting power coming from its high capacity 5,000mAh battery. I had the chance to use the ZenFone 3 Zoom last week to shoot the final day of the PyroMusical Olympics. I thought it was an opportunity to test out the capabilities of the Dual-lens especially on low-light. See below out of the camera photo and video samples.

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Field Test | ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 Camera and Video Sample Gallery

Shooting with the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5

As a travel photographer, I’m more inclined to smartphones with exceptional camera and lasting battery life. The new iteration of Asus max series of phones, the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (ZC553KL) seems to be going to that direction. I had the first generation Zenfone Max and to compare, the new ZC553KL looks thinner and sleeker. The improved design incorporates a new 16MP F/2.0 rear camera, Android 6 Nougat with ZenUI 3 and 4,100 mAh battery. Let’s find out on how it fares on real world use as I take the ZC553KL with me on my recent travels. This first of a two-part review of the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (ZC553KL) tackles on the camera performance. The images used here are straight out-of-the-camera and the only processing done was the watermarking and resizing.

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Asus ZenFone 3 Laser Smartphone vs DSLR on Astrophotography

The realm of digital astrophotography used to be exclusive to large-sensor interchangeable lens cameras. But it seems that with the advancement of mobile imaging, smartphones are quickly narrowing the gap. Recently, Asus Philippines invited a few media influencers from tech, lifestyle, photography and travel to try out their new ZenFone 3 line of smartphones. And I must give them credit for choosing Batanes as the destination. There’s no better place to try astrophotography as the province has little light pollution in addition to the stunning landscape. I was handed a ZenFone 3 Laser to play around with during our photo tour and one of our challenges was to capture a galaxy or the night sky. I thought it was a good way for me to assess how far mobile camera imaging has gone by pitting it with the quality of my own DSLR, the Nikon D7100.

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