The Quarantine Bubble Experience

The Quarantine Bubble Experience

Just when we thought that mandatory antigen and PCR tests were enough, some of our clients had to amp up the safety more by creating ‘bubbles’ and requiring anyone entering those bubbles to isolate in a hotel for at least week. As recent studies have shown, even the fully vaccinated can cause breakthrough infections and transmissions. It seems that the only way to rule out that there won’t be any false negatives among anyone from the whole crew, is to have a week’s worth of quarantine. The whole world isn’t and wont ever be the same for a very long…
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Demo Reel 2021

Demo Reel 2021

https://youtu.be/wd5AMz2LMPg Since lockdown started, we've somehow learned to work around the limbo that was 2020. Even if we've had to shoot from home for a time, we've discovered new ways to stay busy and persistently creative while staying connected. There's always a silver lining through all of this and with safety protocols and mandatory swab tests in place, we in Point Blank are very much grateful to be able to still do what we love doing and that is making great quality eye popping content for all of you. It's just a matter of time (and patience!) before we get…
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Happy 2021!

Happy 2021!

For some, 2020 was a big blur that began in March and zipped right unto the Christmas season. For most of us, it was a very inconvenient truth that we all had to swallow with businesses closing left and right, working and shooting from home and strict adherence to lockdown rules and curfews among so many other disappointments. And yet for others, it’s been a nightmare year marked by tragedy and loss. But no matter what, the past year has forced us to reflect on and evaluate what truly matters, work with the resources at hand, seek alternative means of…
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Shooting from home

Shooting from home

It would probably take a longer while before a vaccine for covid is finally discovered. And until that time comes, we have to make do and actually learn to live with this virus. It’s during unprecedented times like these that we are compelled to add not just one or two additional hats to the ones that we are already wearing. As we are forced to isolate and shoot from our homes, we as photographers aren’t just tasked to capture images but to style them as well. My few years studying to be a chef combined with the work that I’ve…
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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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