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Metal prints are one of my favorite ways to display my photos! While traditional paper prints will always be my go-to for maximum consistency and archival quality, metal prints provide me with a modern and striking way to display my work at large sizes. My best and largest metal prints are currently on exhibit at WeCube Inc. and I invite everyone to come check them out, and attend my artist night on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
In this video tutorial, I explain:
- What metal prints are and how they are made
- Reasons to consider printing on metal versus doing traditional framed paper prints
- and how I prepare my images to get the best results for my metal prints.
For those who want to try metal prints but may be scared of the relatively higher cost, great news: Photobook Worldwide has given me a discount code for 60% off on metal prints valid until March 31, 2017! Just create your metal prints at www.photobookworldwide.com, find your local website (I use www.photobookphilippines.com) and input AARONPALABYAB under voucher code.
And don't forget to share your metal prints with me via e-mail or one of my social media channels!
So stoked for my very first public exhibit! Check out my mini-exhibit featuring my Elementals series, which recently received an Honorable Mention in the Tokyo International Foto Awards 2016 under the Professional Fine Art Landscape Category. It will begin on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 and run until the end of February. The venue is WeCube Inc., 4th Floor, Coherco Corporate Center Bldg., 116 V.A. Rufino St, Makati.
I will also be displaying a number of large format metal prints from my "Becoming" series that I'm very excited to finally share with the public.
My artist night will be on Jan. 25, 2017. Online invitations will be sent out by and by. This event is open to all, free of charge.
NOTE: The metal prints are on display in the lobby and are available for viewing any time. However, the "Elementals" pieces are housed in a room that is sometimes booked privately. To be certain you'll be able to view them, contact WeCube Inc. in advance of your visit at 750 8806 or email@example.com.
I'll also be doing my first free workshop during the exhibit! Come sign up for Gear on the Go: Case Studies in Shooting While Traveling to be held on Jan. 21, 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm, at WeCube Inc. (same venue as above). Slots are limited so you must sign up to guarantee a slot.
This workshop will be free of charge and I will also be announcing details and taking signups of upcoming out-of-town photo workshops then as well. Hope to see you there!
Today I'm doing a quick review on the MeFoto Sidekick 360, which I just stumbled on in Samy's Camera in San Francisco. Doing a lot of smartphone photography content lately, using a cheap smartphone adapter has just been a pain: they're impossible to level on a Gorillapod, not usable in portrait orientation, and are just poorly built.
The Sidekick 360 makes setup and leveling a breeze and its Arca Swiss compatible base means you don't even need a tripod plate to use it - no fiddling with screws! Watch the video above for more info.
Adobe MAX 2016 is over and I'm eager to finally share the experience! It was a huge thrill being amongst leaders in the field, hearing from the people who actually developed the software I use everyday, and learning tips and tricks from the top Adobe educators in the world. There's a mountain of stuff to write about, but I'll start with the highlight and half the reason I went to the conference: the session with one of my biggest heroes, adventure photographer Chris Burkard, entitled "Achieving Career and Personal Growth by Working in Extreme Locations."
While the session did cover exactly what the title said, it was so much more than that, touching on many areas - from motivation to shoot, to how to compose a timeless photo, even to social media best practices - that were highly relevant to me. I'm breaking it down into ten lessons to make it easy to digest.
Here are 10 thing I learned from listening to - and meeting! - Chris Burkard:Read More
Quickly put this post together before leaving for San Diego for Adobe Max! In this video I share unedited sample 4K video and time-lapse footage from the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which I had the chance to try in Batanes last week courtesy of Asus Philippines. I also share my general thoughts and impressions on the quality of the footage and overall usability of the camera on the phone.
For more on the Zenfone 3's camera, check out my post on shooting the Milky Way with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe!
Just back from Batanes as part of a large group of bloggers and other media people who were there to try out the photography features of the Asus Zenfone 3 line of mobile phones, courtesy of Asus Philippines. I was there mainly as a resource person on shooting the Milky Way, and I was intrigued about the possibility of pulling off Milky Way shots using a mobile phone. How did it turn out? Find out by watching the video above and seeing the final images below!
One of the headline features of the Asus Zenfone 3's camera is its built-in manual mode that allows you to go all the way to ISO 3200 and do long exposures of up to 32 seconds. (For comparison, using the $3.99 645 Pro app on my iPhone 6, I get up to ISO 2000 and a 1/2 second exposure at most, on f2.2.) Combined with its large aperture f/2.0 Largan lens, this would theoretically add up to the standard exposure settings for a wide angle Milky Way shot. For this post, I'm focusing exclusively on shooting the night sky and the Milky Way, saving my overall thoughts on the photography and video features of the Zenfone 3 for a post in the coming week.Read More
Going up the summit of Pike's Peak, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America at 14,115 feet, was high on my list of priorities for visiting Colorado Springs. While I originally wanted to climb it via the Barr Trail, with its 8000 feet of elevation gain over just 13 miles, there wasn't enough time, so I opted to take the Pike's Peak Cog Railway. Given the way the weather was, it turned out to be the right decision!Read More
Part 1 of 4 of my Photo Diary of a visit to Colorado Springs in August 2016
I was pretty stoked to be visiting Colorado for the very first time, even though I was just there for barely a week. While I regularly visit the US, I usually stay on the coasts (California, mostly), and it was my first time to go inside, as it were. Being a lover of looking at big mountains, Colorado was the perfect first destination --- specifically, Colorado Springs.Read More