a series of events occured lately and instead of blogging about each one at a time… we thought it would be best to just collect them all in one single photoblog. 🙂
snippet 1: color coordination
half a year ago, we had our prenuptial pictorial at tagaytay with fol & edong. we were excited with our prenups so much so that we kinda “prepared” for it. no, we didn’t bring props (though that would’ve been nice) nor did we practice poses (haha) but we did give some thoughts on what we would wear… or what color for that matter.
prenup photos by fol rana jr (from top to bottom): 1) wearing green & cream pants at bella vista 2) wearing white top & jeans (provides great contrast with the greens) 3) wearing earth/neutral long-sleeved shirts. note: meron pa kaming pink & black outfit that we didn’t get to use. hehe.
fast forward to last monday. we took a stop at atc before going to cavite (selle’s hometown). sa sobrang wala kaming time lumabas, we have been wearing very old slippers at home. eh, ako nga, eh pambabae pa yung gamit ko, eh… hehehe. eh since we were in atc na rin lang, naghanap kami ng tsinelas. and look what we got. 🙂
havaianas! it feels so good you wear it even when you have your feet up. 🙂
it took a while to select which design we like. we tried several pairs of havaianas at cielo until we both found a pair to our liking. problem is, hindi cla match (haha). yung gus2 ni selle, had prints over it, eh yung ka-match nun… hindi masyado maganda. kaya hindi kami match. anyway, we decided to get the pairs we selected. kaso noong babayaran na namin, sabi ni selle, palitan na lang daw nya yung kanya with a pair na match dun sa akin. that’s cute. :-) pero noong papapalitan na namin, surprisingly, sabi noong nasa cashier, d na daw pwede palitan kasi na-punch na. hmmm… talaga? then sabi nya, pwede daw palitan pero d na ma-re-refund yung price difference (mas mahal kasi yung may prints). kaya d na namin pinapalitan. paglabas namin store, naisip namin papalitan na lang. never mind the price difference. kaya bumalik kami (ay, ako lang pala. hehe) sa store at pinapalitan namin. we did get the refund after all. 🙂
and here it is… matching black & white havaianas. cute, no? 🙂
snippet 2: long overdue project
souvenirs are common in weddings. actually, it’s so common that it’s more like a given already. we didn’t have any at ours simply because our plan was to give out thank you cards along with our “souvenirs” as one. also, it’s yet another diy project and some materials needed will only be available after the wedding pa. hehe. we didn’t expect that it would take this looooong though. wala, eh… masyadong busy. but it’s finally finished… :-)
the key element in our project… cd-r’s.
materials laid out and ready for assembly.
all six versions of our “souvenir.” yup, you read that right, 6 versions. 🙂
thank you card/cd insert. layout by us. photo courtesy of fol rana jr.
what’s inside? avp’s + songs from our wedding. how to get these to you…? now that’s another problem. hehe
snippet 3: photo manipulation
just last week, i was at the office waiting for my wife who was taking korean class (eeeew… hehe). tired from work, i opened photoshop and decided to do some digital artwork. it’s an exercise i do once in a while and look how my little “exercise” turned out.
evolution of a manipulated photo (from top to bottom) 1) original picture. look familiar, huh? yah, our entry in dino lara’s photo contest 2) manipulated picture trying to achieve some lomo action. 3) final photo adding a thin border for that extra kick. ok ba? 🙂
ok, some of you might not have understood what i just wrote in the caption. hehe. my apologies. straight out of wikipedia:
Lomography (or lomo) emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing are often considered part of the “Lomographic Technique.”
that is the look i was trying to make with what i did. oversaturation of colors was done by playing with curves & hue/saturation points. blurring was done by multiple-layers and masking.
also, i added vignette for that added emphasis. again, from wikipedia:
vignetting is a reduction in image brightness in the image periphery compared to the image center.
add to vignette the thin square border, it leads the viewer of the picture to focus at the center of the picture… which happens to be my beautiful wife. :-) in other words, extra lang ako. hehe.
before this completely turn into a tutorial, i’ll stop right here. hehe.
exciting times are ahead for us. we will keep you guys in tune.
have a blessed day. 🙂