So this has been a long time coming. I said way back that I was going to post the food photos that I took when we were vacationing in the Philippines during the summer. But then – too many things happened for the past days that this has been put in the back burner for quite some time. 😅
But anyway – here they are. Better late than never right? All of them are on my Instagram feed, actually. But I’m posting it here in a slideshow for those that haven’t seen them yet. 🤗
As you well can see from the photos – food in the Philippines is the bomb. But that could be since I grew up with these foods. They’re what you might call – my comfort food given that they remind me of my childhood and how I lived when I was back in the Philippines. Biases aside though – I would really love for you to try Filipino foods. Even the ones that are American or Japanese but made in the Philippines. Most of the Filipino delicacies are really delicious.
And of course – nothing can beat Jollibee for me. Ever.
So I finally was able to go through the photos that I took of my friend, Salve, and her beautiful family. These were taken last December 2016 when they came here for a visit in Boise. And with the winter and snow as a backdrop, who could resist an impromptu family photo shoot? 😍😍😍
PORTFOLIO MODEL SHOOT
Abercrombie / American Eagle Style as requested by model
Photos by: Ruth Medina-Ilasco
Location: El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA
Shot using Nikon D40, 50MM and 55MM Lens
Lighting: Natural with California Sunbounce as needed
ISO 100 for most of the shots
Minor PP using CS5 only
These are photos that I randomly shot from the year 2006 to 2011 all using my trusty Nikon Camera (yes, my camera is that old. I know I need to replace it but…).
I don’t remember most of my settings here (although I would be able to tell if I study each photo hard enough, lol) and most of my ‘models’ were either my own family or set of friends. Well, there are a couple of celebrities in there but they were friends (or rather acquaintances/workmates) when I took their shots. Hehe.
Anyway – enjoy! 🙂
I didn’t really like the set of photos that I took for this shoot. 😦 There were numerous models and I wasn’t entirely happy with the batch I took. But this is the only photo from that shoot that I really did love. So I will only post this one photo from that. 🙂
Model: Crystal Leland
Photo by: Ruth Medina-Ilasco
Make up: Claudia Aguilera
Location: Oak Canyon Trail, CA
Lighting: Natural using only California Sunbounce for highlights
Shot using Nikon D40, 55MM Lens, ISO200
PORTFOLIO MODEL PHOTO SHOOT
Beauty Shots / Close Ups
Model: Maria Trinidad Cruz
Photos by: Ruth Medina-Ilasco
Shot using Nikon D40, F15, 1/250, ISO200
Lighting: Ruth Medina-Ilasco and Alex Pascual
Make up: Kate Sagalongos
Minor Post via Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS5
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