Photography Practice at Baban+Cy’s Prenup Shoot

I know that I am better at expressing myself with words than with images. But I also know that I am capable of taking a pretty photograph if I want to. It just takes a little more effort and a little bit of post-processing. I did study photography as part of my course in college after all, and I passed too! I wasn’t the best in class, but I don’t think I was the worst either. Practice makes perfect, and I’m pretty sure I lack practice. I do have a DSLR, but I often am too lazy to take it with me because it’s heavy and bulky. Besides, our waterproof camera is a lot more fun to bring along, and it’s easy to see why.

Thank God it's waterproof!
Thank God it’s waterproof!

This year, though, one of my blogging goals is to take better photos, and that means that it’s time to reunite with my trusty D3000. Now, let me make one thing clear. I believe that a beautiful picture is dependent on actual talent and not on one’s gadgets. I just had to say that because a lot of people think they are photographers, and good ones at that, just because they own a DSLR. Hang on for a moment while I roll my eyes.

Anyway, common sense will tell you that a better camera will give you better photo quality overall. That’s how it is with digital. And you really can do so much more with an SLR than with a point and shoot cam, given that you actually know how to work the camera. So I’ve decided that I want to challenge myself, my knowledge of my camera and my retention of the things I learned years ago in college by taking photos using my DSLR as often as I can.

I started last weekend during our trip to Las Casas for my sister-in-law, Baban’s prenup shoot with her fiancee, Cy. I figured that they would all be so busy posing that no one would really be able to focus on taking behind the scenes pictures, and so that’s what I assigned myself to do that day. Like I always say, I’m a behind the scenes person, and I know that I’m more effective shooting photos than posing for them, even though I am certainly not an expert photographer.

My goal was to capture moments, and of course, provide the couple with some behind the scenes shots that they can keep to remember the day by. I’d like to think I did a pretty good job of it. But that’s just me. One thing’s for sure, the bride to be looks happy and in love. That’s good enough, right?

Opinions are super welcome, okay? Brace yourself now because a minor photo dump is coming up in 3… 2… 1…

Las Casas 1-3
Filipiniana
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Demure
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Ladies
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This one’s my fave!
Las Casas 1-22
Behind the Scenes
Las Casas 1-19
Dance
Las Casas 1-15
Retouch
Las Casas 1-8
Harana
Las Casas 1-13
Behind the Scenes
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Behind the Scenes
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Behind the Scenes
Las Casas 1-9
Instant tourist attraction
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Modern
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Holding Hands
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Love

It was a really fun day, and the bride and groom were really happy with the photos that their supplier, FilterPan took. Can’t wait to see the official photos. Meanwhile, what do you think of these behind the scenes shots?

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About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I’m also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I’m part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I’m super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

5 thoughts on “Photography Practice at Baban+Cy’s Prenup Shoot

  1. This looks like so much fun! I love seeing genuine smiles and happiness in pictures.
    For those of us who have the most basic cameras, what are DSLR & D3000? What’s the difference?

    1. Hiyee! Yes, it really was a fun shoot and a fun day. DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex, which technically means that it’s a digital camera with a single lens that light travels through, and uses a mirror to reflect light and the image to the viewfinder. Simply put, it’s that big bulky camera with the protruding lens. ๐Ÿ™‚

      A D3000 is a DSLR model from Nikon.

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