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03/03/2015
Category: Island Life
Posted by: pjames

Photo set #2 from the BTS/behind the scenes documentary photographs I did with my friends from Bikini Photo Safari, showcased in the previous article.

There's 12 photographs to follow in this article; so please let the page load.

photo: erich caparas photographs a model outside with his Nikon D810 camera + Nikon 200mm f/2 lens: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Erich Caparas photographs Galina Fedorova with the Nikon 200mm f/2 lens, a favorite of many swimsuit model photographers.  E-3

photo of bikini photosafari model KryStar Pelomiana wearing a super sexy blue bikini: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Bikini Photo Safari model KryStar Pelomiana wearing an Olalasexy Swimwear blue bikini.  image Olympus E-3

BPS offers fantastic travel packages for amateur & working Professional photographers who want to photograph beautiful swimsuit models (either for portfolio or commercial work) in tropical locations in Philippines - For information and all the details, check out http://bikiniphotosafari.com/ for their mission statement, rates, travel details and upcoming swimwear photo shoot locations in Philippines.

Philippines Phone: 63-922-816-1777  -  USA Phone: 888-673-1199

As a photographer myself, I can easily say that Bikini Photo Safari is one of the more Professional Organizations I've had the opportunity to work with - and keep in mind I was in the background for this event, staying out of everyones way, shooting BTS stills and video for these articles - and I was still treated like a VIP; that's a class company all the way.

photo: photographer Francis Gamboa from Cebu shoots a swimsuit bikini model at Ogtong Cave Resort: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: photographer Francis Gamboa shooting pictures of the lovely Raschel Uy, for Bikini Photo Safari.  image Olympus E-3

photo: photographer mark philip dales takes a break from shooting bikini models; showcasing his Canon 200mm f/1.8 super telephoto lens: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: photographer Mark Philip Dales taking a break with his rare Canon 200mm f/1.8 lens on the left.  NX300

blue gamboa photography taking to bikini model KryStar Pelomiana between shots: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: photographer Blue Gamboa sets up his next series of shots with bikini model KryStar Pelomiana on Bantayan Island Philippines. E-3 DSLR

photo: photographers Erich Caparas & Alec Toting discuss setting up their next bikini model shot: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: photographers Erich Caparas & Alec Toting discuss setting up their next shot with Bikini Photo Safari.  image Olympus E-3.

photo: close up detail shot of the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens during the shoot for Bikini Photo Safari: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: photographer Blue Gamboa Photography using the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens during the BPS shoot.  image Olympus E-3.

photo: blue gamboa photography working the bikini photo safari model shoot on Bantayan Island Philippines

above: Bikini Photo Safari is also able to rent cameras with lenses + modeling strobes with wireless triggers for a nominal fee, if needed.

bikini photo safari open group shoot with International Playmates in Cebu City: March 28, 2015 - photos from Playboy Magazine

above: Bikini Photo Safari's Open/Group Photo Shoot with International Playmates Khloe Terae and Holly Wolf: March 28, Saturday, at Terracotta Manor Gardens, Cebu City Philippines.
Rates & Details Contact: Rey +63-915-275-7333   email: 
info@bikiniphotosafari.com or bikiniphotosafari@gmail.com

photo: bikini girls take a lunch break with noodles and girl talk: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Bikini Photo Safari models take a break from shooting with noodles for lunch + a little girl talk.    image Samsung Camera NX300.

photo: DJ Heather Mew in a red bikini from Chicago USA spinning tunes at the Bikini Photo Safari North Cebu Adventure, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Bikini Photo Safari brought DJ Heather MEW from Chicago, to Bantayan Island Philippines to spin the music.  NX300

photo: Koa Nguyen shooting 4K video clips of the bikini models on the new Samsung Camera NX1 mirrorless: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Koa Nguyen from California USA shooting 4k video clips on the Samsung Camera NX1 mirrorless.

photo: Mark Philip Dales controls the new DJI drone/UAV for shooting 4k video clips for Bikini Photo safari video commercials on the youtube channel. Bantayan Island Philippines

above: Photographer Mark Philip Dales controls the new DJI Inspire 1 drone/UAV to shoot 4k video clips for BPS.

Contact Bikini Photo Safari: Philippines Phone: 63-922-816-1777  -  USA Phone: 888-673-1199

Many Thanks to Rob Lucas in California for arranging this BTS shoot, and to Alec & Rey from Bikini Photo Safari's logistical staff for being absolutely professional - I can not wait to do it again, behind-the-scenes style.

PJAMES

02/21/2015
Category: Island Life
Posted by: pjames

Here's a very cool BTS/Behind The Scenes look the swimsuit models and photographers participating with Bikini Photo Safari from Cebu Philippines and USA, shot on location in Santa Fe this weekend (lots of images; let the page load)

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras with Nikor 200mm super telephoto f/2 lens: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

For information and all the details, check out http://bikiniphotosafari.com/ for their mission statement, rates, travel details and upcoming swimwear photo shoot locations in Philippines.

Philippines Phone: 63-922-816-1777  -  USA Phone: 888-673-1199

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their swimsuit models: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

Simply stated, if you're an amateur, advanced amateur or Professional Photographer focused on swimwear fashion model content, this is a great opportunity to build your content in a small group, closed set photo shoot, where shooters from all over the world come into Philippines and hook up with BPS to travel out to the best tropical areas to photograph select groups of international models - our group on this gig consisted of 9 photographers from the USA, Canada, South Korea and Philippines.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their swimsuit models and canon, Nikon cameras: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: the swimsuit models taking a quick break before their next shoot, while participating photographers check their gear & lights. image NX300

Special Thanks to Rob Lucas from BPS and to Alec who was handling logistics and production for the group; Bikini Photo Safari is a professional organization with very professional staff who looked after me while I was there, even though I was only shooting behind the scenes content, I was still treated like a VIP.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their swimsuit models and canon DJ MEU, Nikon cameras: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

Above, DJ MEW was at the event, spinning great music and getting the models into a dancing mood for the photographers to shoot some 4k video on the new Samsung Camera NX1 28MP mirrorless - the group shoots in a closed set environment, meaning the models are only working with you and the group and no one else at the locations.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: BPS arranged for assistants to wrangle lights, unbrellas etc. for the group, so the shooters had the freedom to just shoot pictures.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras with 200mm f/1.8 & f/2.0 super telephoto lenses: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: time to bring out the Big Boys Toys, from left - the rare Canon 200mm F/1.8, the Nikon 200mm f/2 & Canon 200mm f/2 lenses.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: the models selected for your Bikini photo Safari shoot are quite personable and friendly; they stay focused on their task at hand at all times which Pros always appreciate, and they know exactly how to work with amateur shooters who may or may not be versed in directing talent at a photo shoot, so there's no worries at all for the photographers.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras, model selfie picture with PJ: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras, and DJ MEU: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

Above, Nikon D810 with the Canon 5D MKII + the 200mm super telephotos: the participating photographers all brought their own gear, including Canon & Nikon bodies and lenses, but it's important to note one can shoot with whatever gear they feel like bringing; consumer bodies, pro bodies, kit lenses/pro lenses, mirrorless cameras, GoPro's and 1080p/4k video gear are all welcome - whatever gets you the shot as they say.

photos behind the scenes at bikini photo safari and their international swimsuit models and canon + Nikon cameras: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: I wish the BPS group was on Bantayan Island every month; worked hard & had a great time shooting with them.  NX300 video grab.

See you at the next Bikini Photo Safari event in Cebu, most likely in May - be there if you can -  hotels, meals, transportation while in Philippines is included in the BPS packages.

PJAMES

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02/15/2015
Category: Island Life
Posted by: pjames

beach photo banner for anika island resort, bantayan island cebu philippines

Celebrating Beach Life, in photography: New images for February 2015 - Bantayan Island Philippines Travel/Tourism.

sunrise photo showcasing the golden hue of the sky & clouds ove the beach: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Dynamic golden cloudy & bright morning at South Beach at 6:40am.  Samsung NX300

Getting up early to appreciate a fantastic sunrise on Bantayan Island always requires more discipline and effort, but it's a guaranteed best-time-of-the-day outing for me and my cameras, even on cloudy days where I would not expect too much dynamic color, but I'm nearly always pleasantly suprised when I come away with captures like these.

beach sunrise photo: Olympus E-3 DSLR photographed on the sandbar at south beach, bantayan island cebu philippines

above: my Olympus E-3 DSLR on a Benro tripod with video head, photographed on South Beach, Bantayan Island.  Samsung NX300

 photo: after sunrise showcasing the front of Beach Placid Resort, alice beach on bantayan island cebu philippines

above: The front of Beach Placid Resort as seen from the beach at 6:22am - a warm golden hue in the early am sunshine .  Samsung NX300

dynamic cloudy & bright sunrise photo along the beach at budyong hotel at 6:31am, bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Dynamic light and dark contrast at Budyong Hotel on South Beach at 6:31am.  Samsung NX300

Straight way, the best time of the day to be out with my cameras is right before the dawn as the sky begins to get light - it's peacefull and quiet, as I anticipate the light show that's coming next.

See you on the Island; See you at the Sunrise.

PJAMES

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02/09/2015
Category: Island Life
Posted by: pjames
beach photo banner for anika island resort, bantayan island cebu philippines
 
 
Accommodation Update: Heather & Aspen Inn (see their web resource page here) has converted their only fan
room into an aircon/airconditioned room, and the new rate is only P1,000 for super clean and modern accommodation at an unbeatable price.
 
interior design photography of the new aircon airconditioned room at heather & aspen inn, bantayan island cebu philippines
 
The new aircon accommodation sleeps 2 people and has an excellent hot water shower, in one of the better bathrooms/cr to be had on Bantayan Island - plus, the hotel is literally right around the corner from the shops & restaurants in mid town Santa Fe, as well as the Beaches.
 

Contact Heather & Aspen Inn: Sun 0922-831-1552  &  Globe 0917-502-0197
(from outside Philippines dial +63-917-502-0197) and mention wowBantayan.com   email Heather & Aspen Inn

See you at Heather & Aspen Inn,
PJAMES
 
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01/30/2015
Category: Island Life
Posted by: pjames

 night evening photos of Anika Island Resort's property and beach: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Anika Island Resort photographed at night - images Samsung Camera NX300

Here's Anika Island Resort (check their web resource page here on wowB) photographed in detail for the first time, at night, including the overnight and right before dawn, showcased in this 7 photograph series, which really illustrates the peace, quiet and tranquility of the hotel resort property.

moon lit sky night evening photo of anika island resort's beach front and property accommodation: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Anika Island Resort photographed on their white Beach, right before dawn, with the interior property lights still on.

The one calming aspect of being out on the Anika Island Resort property late in the evening, is that everything seems to be in order, from the rooms Architecture and outward appearance, to the attention to detail in the landscaping on the property - everything works and is pleasing to the eye, and thus pleasing to the guests.

night evening photo of anika island resort's rooms, beach front and property overnight: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Anika Island Resort's Garden View Rooms shown at the right of the above photo - Samsung Camera NX300

Peace and Quiet in abundance at Anika Island Resort was planned from the beginning, even before the hotel was built, and this is especially eveident in the the evening - the resort also focuses on safety and peace-of-mind, with a guarded front entrance gate area and beach front, making it easy for guests to move about the property at any time of the day or evening without encountering anyone who's not authorized to actually be on the property.

moon lit night photo at anika island resort, showcasing the property, beach & rooms - bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Anika Island Resort's Sunrise View Rooms as seen with the Beach behind me. image Samsung Camera NX300

overnight evening sunrise photo before dawn, showing anika island resort's property, beach: bantayan island cebu philippines

And just as dawn approaches at 5:34am above, photographed with the property lights still on, the gorgeous colors of the pending sunrise showcase Anika Island Resort's beach front (hint: this is a fabulous time to be out on the Beach at Anika to relax with your morning coffee)

*Stay tuned for the next Anika Island Resort photo article in Part 2: Photographed at Sunrise

panorama photo on the beach at anika island resort, showcasing the ocean view 7 sunrise view rooms accommodation: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Anika Island Resort's Ocean View Rooms + Sunrise View Rooms, photographed at Sunrise on Alice Beach.  panorama image NX300

See you at Anika Island Resort,

PJAMES

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photo banner on the beach, showcasing the property at anika island resort, bantayan island cebu philippines