#dessertstagram

Desserts, desserts, desserts.

Last April 30, 2017, we had a Sunday family getaway in my uncle’s hometown in Bulacan. Almost everyone from my dad’s side went to his house and spent family there. Everyone got to see each other again after another busy weekday. Family time is not as often as it was before, but other than that, we enjoy each other’s company.

As an amateur photographer I explore on what I could capture. It just so happened that we were outdoors with a white table and desserts were served. The light bulb flashed into my brain and started to come up with another photography project. It’s not just an ordinary capture of the subject and post it right away on Instagram. It should be aesthetic and creative.

To produce the best photographs, never be contented on just one shot only. SHOTGUN IT! Klik! Klik! Klik! Just shotgun it until it will be lit! Take multiple shots of the same subject in different angles. You will know what angle suits best for your subject. And of course, ENJOY! Be creative and be lighthearted when you’re doing your thing.

 

These were my products after enjoying the photo shoot of these 3 desserts. Some people thought I was promoting for a restaurant and i’m like NO! I’m not having my OJT yet ahahahaha! I just love photography. The long part about producing these photos are the choosing and editing process. I need to check if I am satisfied by it or not but I am also open to opinions on what to improve in my craft. At the end of the day I am no expert. I am just an individual learning his own passion.

Desserts were made to satisfy one’s sweet tooth. In photography you capture the creativity the maker has gone through to produce these tempting and attractive desserts. In that way, you are also giving credit to the makers of these desserts; and at the same time you got something to capture with some creativity of yours. Desserts definitely seduce the taste buds of an individual.

The 2nd Day Escapade: My Heart Fell for You

“A memory unforgotten.”

“My heart fell for you.” The first thing I said when I arrived at Boracay’s smooth, clean, white beach. Arriving at Boracay was like entering a paradise. The moment I arrived , the first thing I saw was its beach. I saw the clear, blue waves passing by the beach with its tall, sturdy trees standing beautifully in our eyes. My favorite part was the time I stepped to their smooth, white sand barefooted. It was an unforgettable experience that I would remember for years.

I expected that owh okay we’re just going to swim and take pictures of ourselves. You know, practical tourist xD But I was wrong. Boracay trip wouldn’t be exciting without ADVENTURE. 1st day was like:

“Owh ok. We’re just going to be chill around the area.”

“MYGAS so init! I want to sleep in the hotel na!”

“Wow! So beautiful but could I sleep first?”

“Water, water, water!”

It was because we arrived at the 13th of April, 2017 at around 12pm. The heat was really soaring up high, higher than my future xD (huhuhuhu!) It was not until the second day the adventure started. We arrived at the beach as early as 8:30 am. We were able to appreciate the beauty of the beach for the 1st time in 10 years. Island hopping was the 1st agenda in our bucketlist so we did just that.Β IMG_20170414_231713_797[1]

It was an island to island experience! From deep snorkling, sunny sunbathing, to limitless eating. Island hopping was a total package! I can’t sum up our activities during the course of the package. It was a fun and cool experience for the family πŸ™‚ .

During the afternoon, I didn’t expect that we will ride the banana boat for the first time in my life. I got elated when I knew that for that will be another adventure! I was like:

“WHOOOOOO!”

“Yes finally!”

“I LOVE IT!”

And so much more crazy expressions that you could think off. I was the only one in the family who took the risk and let go both hands during the ride. Yes, I was brave that time heheheh. The ride unfortunately lasted for 15 mins only and I wanted to ride again but it was TOO expensive for our pockets. I was then contented after that.

By the time the evening came. We came to the beach and ate dinner at Gerry’s Grill. It was a 2 hour wait and we ate our hearts out. My mom decided that we will walk and look for the fire dancers at Station 1. We were at Station 2 so therefore we need to walk all the way to Station 1 just to look for them. At first we thought that there were no dancers around the beach. We lost hope until my older sister found them flashing around the dimmed lighted beach. It was worth every sweat! Took unlimited photos and these were my products.

You couldn’t really expect what would happen. I just keep my expectations low and enjoy simple things. Boracay beach was already enjoying but this escapade was spectacular! I do not know when I will go back there. My heart misses Boracay already 😦 This was one of the highlights for me this summer. This will definitely be a memory unforgotten.

Listen to your Own Intuition

My debut blog!

“Listen to your own intuition.” It’s my own self-created motto based on my everyday experience. I do believe that we have our own instinct when comes to our hobbies. Passionate souls explore their craft by experimenting new things, going out of their comfort zone, and discovering endless possibilities. Personally I love capturing landscapes and portraits but sometimes I think that this photo could be more beautiful and catchy to the eyes. That’s where intuition kicks in.

I can’t post a picture straight off from the bat for I think that this photo could be beautified through enhancement/editing. Critical analysis and creative thinking comes into role. I have to produce a photo that would look modern, chic, and aesthetic. The edit should not be too plainΒ nor tooΒ EXAGGERATED. It should be an eye catcher and a jaw dropper. I never settle for less but I also believe that less is more. Every edit for me is another project so I give it my best shot.Β 1493572532534[1].jpg

After posting the finished product on Instagram (jerjerkim14, follow me πŸ˜€ ) My relatives would say that my pictures are well angled and are of good quality, that’s for the positive feedback but for improvement they do tell what I lack and try to improve on that. I am open for improvement. My dad told me that if want to be successful in my craft, never close your doors for opportunities and improvement. That became my perspective since then.

Your product really depends on you. You have the power to produce quality products in your chosen hobbies. Not all people will appreciate your creativity because you can’t please everyone. My only tip for rookie photographers, just start. You will eventually improve and learn. Listen to your own intuition for YOU are in control of your creativity. Stop holding back and start off your career.