Behind The Scenes: Descendants of the Sun

Behind The Scenes: Descendants of the Sun

What happens when we can't have the photo shoot on location? We bring the location to the studio! When you're at the mercy of inclement weather and there are deadlines to beat, the job of a production designer/art department becomes all the more crucial. For GMA Network's version of the koreanovela Descendants of the Sun, an army camp and barracks had to be painstakingly recreated inside a small space for the pictorial. I have to admit that our PD did quite a very awesomely meticulous job with the details and textures we worked with on that day. I think that…
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PROMAMA Philippines

PROMAMA Philippines

The ability of a model to conjure just the right kind of emotion with her face and body as the photographer captures those decisive moments is part of the 'magic' of photography. There's a dynamic here that may or may not result in the best images. Working with a model (professional or not) is most rewarding when she doesn't hold back, when she's not afraid to look silly, when she infects everyone on set with her energy and when she gives more then what is asked with her - this is a portrait photographer's dream. When this happens, the photographer…
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The new SMAC

The new SMAC

Here are some head shots for the new SM Advantage Card. This rebranding is very timely just before the Christmas rush! Simple setup really! A beauty dish above center and in front of talent and a soft box right behind the photographer. For added punch, a hairlight falling on the talent's head and shoulders! Photography: Paulo NavarraAgency: PropelClient: SM Advantage
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Sarimax

Sarimax

When age is just a number. That's the gist of this campaign. One thing about staving off getting older is not feeling older. The talents we got to work with for this campaign certainly didn't feel like their age. https://youtu.be/gkbuIGsBj-M Production Credits Client: Bayer PhilippinesAgency: BBDO GuerreroPhotography: Jay Tablante
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BPI x Netflix

BPI x Netflix

We certainly had fun shooting this, well at least for me (Jay Tablante). Anything when I can mix in some form of cosplay in an actual campaign is just pure joy. How did my dog make her way into the ad? Rather spur of the moment. Since one of the shots was based on "The Crown" (the reign of Queen Elizabeth), one can safely allude she liked dogs. Well, corgis for that matter. Lo and behold, our lovely Yuna fit the bill. https://youtu.be/OssD4tKPlbo Production Credits Client: Bank of the Philippine IslandsAgency: Mullen LowePhotography: Jay Tablante
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