IGeneration: The Filipino Youth Today

IGeneration: The Filipino Youth Today

While Millennials, born in the early 1980s, continue to be a driving force in the world, an even more fascinating generation is on the rise, poised to contribute even more rapid change in today's evolving culture and technology. Enter the iGeneration aka Generation Z and who were born in 1994 and later and grew up with a smartphone in hand. Similar to Millennials, iGens share constant connectedness in today's ubiquitous social media landscape. Find out more about them here. Client: IGenerationPhotography: Paulo Navarra
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Wish Ko Lang

Wish Ko Lang

Both Jay and I would agree that the studio is our happy place. And for good and practical reason. We're both such control freaks that we would rather simulate the look of a golden sunset or an overcast day with artificial lighting in the convenience of an indoor space with AC, rather than out there with all the heat and smog. (We're brats that way). And sometimes we just can't refuse the call of the great outdoors - and also because, our clients insist and we excitedly oblige and take on the challenge! For this particular shoot with GMA, I…
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Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

Who doesn't like donuts? And more importantly, who doesn't like Krispy Kreme? I remember, already quite a long time ago, those days that we would beg a visiting relative from the US to hand carry at least a dozen of these original sugar glazed babies on their plane ride to Manila. It was on everyone's pasalubong list and once the anticipation was over, savored each sweet bite. No other experience can match its melt-in-your-mouth one of a kind softness. Fast forward to my photo shoot for Krispy Kreme. Shooting, while eating made me reminisce about those sweet old days. There…
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Grateful

Grateful

And just like that, 10 years have gone by - a thrilling ride to say the least. It may not be the most prestigious award but it sure feels that way and to me, a timely and fitting way to mark a decade in the industry. Thank you to my friend, Maan D'Asis Pamaran who invited me to contribute and to landscape photographer extraordinaire for giving her the lead. ;-P Interestingly, I've worked with Maan only once and eons ago on a lifestyle article I already forgot about. I've since been an avid follower of her humorous and enlightening Facebook…
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Cain At Abel

Cain At Abel

I've worked with both Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo a number of times all on separate occasions in the past. Cain At Abel brings these two GMA stalwarts together in one exciting, action-packed production that tells of two brothers separated at childhood and then joined together years after in cruel twists of fate. Both men are considered showbiz royalty and yet manage to remain grounded and humble having come a long way in their respective careers. I've worked with all kinds of actors in the industry and the most rewarding to collaborate with are the ones with a deep respect…
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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

I won't deny it! I love working with pretty faces and pretty things! There's no judgement here! I'm not trying to launch a debate about what society has ingrained in our perception of beauty yada-yada. It's just human nature to always seek out the best! I'm lucky enough to work with three of the prettiest in the biz - not to mention talented and influential too! Here are some publicity photos of Rhian Ramos, Lovi Poe and Max Collins for GMA Network's 'The One That Got Away'. Production Credits Client: GMA Network Photography: Paulo Navarra
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The National Museum of Natural History Manila

The National Museum of Natural History Manila

New buildings around the city are noticeably on the rise and quite a few of them have been refurbished, updated and repurposed as well. The 'new' National Museum of Natural History in Manila is one of the more interesting and compelling architectural feats that draws young and old from far and wide, selfie addicts included. Housed in the former Department of Tourism building, the National Museum of Natural history has retained its neoclassical details with the addition of its more modern centerpiece called 'The Tree of Life', an impressive geometrical glass ceiling and elevator that emulates a DNA helix right…
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GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

GMA Netwrork: Amazing Earth

Shooting outdoors can be quite a rewarding thrill - if you prepare that is! Whether it's just a park a few blocks away from your home or an exotic destination overseas, you can spare yourself from a lot of headache and stress if you can find out about the weather of your destination way beforehand. Having this kind of information will prepare for the necessary protection from the elements you must have not just for yourself but for the kind of gear you'll be needing and protecting as well. And whenever possible, do an ocular before the actual shoot and…
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#PBShootsFree PART 2!!

#PBShootsFree PART 2!!

Point Blank Studios is pleased to announce the second edition of its promo #PBShootsFree happening this July 2018! That's right! We give you our professional services just for one day, all for FREE - AGAIN! The first #PBShootsFree promo last quarter was a success with the lucky winners made up of a bunch of talented and innovative homegrown startups each awarded a professional photo shoot absolutely on the house.  Point Blank Studios photographers Jay Tablante and Paulo Navarra spent a whole day last March working with a bag designer, a valet service, a food distributor as well as a money…
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