What photography equipment do you use?
I’m currently armed with a Canon EOS 60D, with a Canon EOS 400D for backup if for any reason my 60D fails me (which it hasn’t). As for my lenses, I have the usual 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens), a 50mm f/1.8, and just recently, a 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake. I made a DIY “flash modifier” which I use with my pop-up flash on my 400D (sadly, I can’t use it on my 60D!). I also have a Falcon Eyes 42” 5-in-1 reflector, and a 115w 50cm x 70cm Softbox at my disposal, which I share with my Tender Blender team.
Currently on my photography wish list:
Canon EOS 60D (currently saving up for this)
- Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro
- Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 (Mk I or MkII)
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.2
- Canon 35mm f/1.4
Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Softbox
- Falcon Eyes 22” 5-in-1 reflector
- A frickin studio
- Canon EOS 5D MarkIII
- More studio lights
Are you related to Winnie Monsod?
Yes I am, in some way.
What do you do for a living?
I am a managing partner, designer, and the main photographer for Tender Blender Food Design. Aside from that, I also teach college kids InDesign and Rubber Foam at The ONE School (Makati), and quite recently Adobe programs at the Ateneo de Manila University. I’m also open for freelance photography and design work.
What medium did you use for the TDT?
I brought with me my trusty Staedtler HB & 6B pencils, a set of Faber Castell colored pencils, and a set of oil pastels. I never touched the colored pencils during the TDT, however.
How do I get my own ASK box?
Seriously people, explore your
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What programs do you use when making your illustrations?
I use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Can I add you on Facebook?
Apologies, but I only add people I know in real life.
I have a question about the UP Fine Arts TDT…
Keep calm and carry on!
Where did you take your internship? What did you do there?
I took my internship at Leo Burnett in Makati during the summer of 2009. I participated in brain-storming meetings for certain brands, did mock-ups for some projects, attended a photo shoot, etc.
Where/how did you learn to code?
Much like a lot of things I know how to do, I’m self-taught. It’s amazing what you can learn by just tinkering and Googling!
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Updated as of March 29, 2013.