One and a half month ago, I bought a new baby for my Canon AE-1P on eBay. I really wanted a wide lens for it but not really planning on buying anytime soon, BUT since Lianne told me she’s going to send a package back here in the Philippines by the end of October, AND since I saw a very great bargain for this, I jumped to the opportunity without much hesitations — even if I was almost broke. The usual price here on the Philippines is around 88 to 100 USD (that is 4,000 to 5,000 in php), I only bought this for 50.50USD including shipping. Along with this lens, I bought a bunch of films — Brooks 400, Focal 400, and Kodak Ultramax 800 — that I didn’t take a picture of.
It arrived a month after buying it on eBay. Picked it up from where Lianne’s mom worked and asked the ‘rents if they wanna get lunch on one of the best cafe here in Antipolo, Sega Cofi.
Really looking forward on using this on the streets of Hong Kong! <3
P.S. Sega Cofi serves the best food, but not really the best beverages, ironically.
P.S. #2 My body decided to go down with a flu today! Of all the days, why today; the day before the trip!? Thank you! Thank you so much body! And to think there has been a reported case of a human infected with H7N9 a.k.a. bird flu yesterday in HK. Ahahay! I will still make the best out of this trip.
Canon AE-1P // Brooks 400
Nikk and I had a little engagement shoot of our own about a week (or two) ago by our friend from BlinkBOX Photography based all the way from Cebu.:) We didn’t get to shoot much because… reasons. After this, we had dinner with (Sir) Jeff and (Miss) Lisa (Photography) at Beef and Brewskies which I will be blogging more about once I get all my 5 rolls (going 6) of film developed.
The day after tomorrow, which I can consider as tomorrow anyways because we’ll have to be at the airport by 2:30am, is our flight to Hong Kong, a trip I couldn’t shut up about. Eeeee! OMG!!! Anyways, we’ll be there til December 8. Our flight going back here is 10pm meaning our ETA is around 12mn, then Nikk and I will have to leave for Subic for an engagement shoot the next day at around 5am. Great right? Hahaha! Still excited though! December is a busy month for us in a very good way!
BlinkBOX Photography // Canon
Canon AE-1P // Kodak Portra 400
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?
Canon AE-1P // Kodak Portra 400
FIRST BRIDAL FAIR.
I’ve mentioned at some previous post that I am waiting for the photos from my film camera before I blog about our — Nikk and Aia Photography — first bridal fair.
This was our booth! Nikk and I, and his dad, made everything by ourselves — from the walls, to cranes, the design, everything. I never knew we could pull off something like this ever. I didn’t help much with the building and all to be honest, but I think I did, somehow, a fair share of labor.
The experience was surprisingly fun and exciting. We were getting not so good feedbacks from our co-suppliers about exhibiting at fairs, but Nikk and I really did enjoy everything about that two day experience. We met co-exhibitors that were, again, surprisingly nice. I mean, I didn’t expect to be chummy chummy with competitors. Heck, we are competitors. But instead, I got into conversations with them each time I make a round at the exhibit. Some suppliers even stopped by our booth and compliment the design. Hihi! *kiligs*
We didn’t book any at the day of the event itself. We didn’t really expect anything anyways. We even encouraged clients to look into our brochure first, study them, and even compare them to other suppliers that they are considering. We are in dire need of clients, yes, but we don’t want to be needy. We want to attract clients who likes us for what we can do, for our own style, not just any clients — for the sake of having clients — and ending up being hired by those kind of people who hire photographers so they can copy what they saw over the internet at cheaper price. I don’t know if that is proper business and marketing, but it worked, and currently working for us anyways. We’ve booked clients, thankfully, after the exhibit. Still waiting and hoping for more clients to call back.
Don’t know what to say anymore, but Nikk and I will most definitely join another bridal fair next year. Hopefully, a bigger event this time. :)
Canon AE-1P // Efiniti UXi Super 200