Archie Gonzalez

Advocate. Glamour Photographer. Mixologist. Audiophile.
Highland Park is among the rarest and finest single malt Scotch whiskies in the world. The 18 year old variant from the northern Orkney Islands has been named the best spirit in the world twice. Got this bottle from a friend who visited Scotland a couple of months back. Bottled in 1990, this is a limited edition 20 year old vintage only available in duty free stores. One should note that whiskies, unlike wines, do not age in the bottle. So the moment it is taken out of its oak cask, the aging process is already completed. Will blog about the tasting notes once I get to sample this dram. 

Highland Park is among the rarest and finest single malt Scotch whiskies in the world. The 18 year old variant from the northern Orkney Islands has been named the best spirit in the world twice. Got this bottle from a friend who visited Scotland a couple of months back. Bottled in 1990, this is a limited edition 20 year old vintage only available in duty free stores. One should note that whiskies, unlike wines, do not age in the bottle. So the moment it is taken out of its oak cask, the aging process is already completed. Will blog about the tasting notes once I get to sample this dram. 

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Shot using a single speedlight positioned on the floor at the left side of the model. 

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Shot using a single speedlight positioned on the floor at the left side of the model. 

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Another photo of Larissa using ambient light. A large white reflector was positioned to camera left for this shot. 

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Another photo of Larissa using ambient light. A large white reflector was positioned to camera left for this shot. 

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Larissa. Shot using available light. 

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Larissa. Shot using available light. 

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I used ambient light from the window and a white round reflector to kick back some of the light on the subject. 

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I used ambient light from the window and a white round reflector to kick back some of the light on the subject. 


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Jinri Park is a Korean based in Manila. She has appeared in FHM Philippines. This was shot on a rooftop in Makati using ambient lighting. The Japanese schoolgirl uniform was flown in by our friend Rob Yap all the way from Japan (it’s as Japanese as it can get). You can book her through reignmodels.com.ph. 

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Jinri Park is a Korean based in Manila. She has appeared in FHM Philippines. This was shot on a rooftop in Makati using ambient lighting. The Japanese schoolgirl uniform was flown in by our friend Rob Yap all the way from Japan (it’s as Japanese as it can get). You can book her through reignmodels.com.ph. 

 
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Here is another photo of Gabriela. For this set, I mainly used ambient light. This was shot using an 85 mm prime lens at f/2. The big aperture was used to blur out the background. 

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Here is another photo of Gabriela. For this set, I mainly used ambient light. This was shot using an 85 mm prime lens at f/2. The big aperture was used to blur out the background. 

 
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We had the opportunity to shoot Gabriela Milagre at Auction Manila in Pasay. That meant we had access to dozens of cars. It was going to be the usual girl with a ride theme. Auction Manila is a huge warehouse of cars which allows some sunlight through the upper parts of its walls, so it allowed diffused light for our shoot, giving our model this natural golden glow. I had a 580EXII on my cam which was mainly used to provide a catchlight (or sparkle) for the eyes. In portrait photography, don’t forget to make the eyes stand out.  

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We had the opportunity to shoot Gabriela Milagre at Auction Manila in Pasay. That meant we had access to dozens of cars. It was going to be the usual girl with a ride theme. Auction Manila is a huge warehouse of cars which allows some sunlight through the upper parts of its walls, so it allowed diffused light for our shoot, giving our model this natural golden glow. I had a 580EXII on my cam which was mainly used to provide a catchlight (or sparkle) for the eyes. In portrait photography, don’t forget to make the eyes stand out.