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02 March 2009

My 2009 Ateneo Aquathlon Experience, Photos by Evan Uy

My Aquathlon Experience 2009, Photos by Evan Uy

I've been running a lot. 
I run an average of 200 Kilometers per month. 
This is my training routine. I am training for a full marathon. I want to join one or two this year. I already tried a half-marathon with a good effort (1 hour 40 minutes)--still gruelling!!!! I got armpit burns, shin splints, and semi-dehydration... but I think I could have done better and ran faster... 
maybe next time :D

So About the Aquathlon...
Why did i join???

I have never joined an Aquathlon for more than 7 years now, my last one was in UP when I was still in College and swimming for the UPVST. I won 2nd or 3rd place that time behind a my former teammate (a younger and faster swimmer). I really can't remember the details. 

I could have joined last year's Aquathlon but Coach Archie Lim just asked me to take pictures (click here for the 2008 Ateneo Aquathlon Photos).

Since I've been training very hard for my Goal to Finish with a good time in a Full Marathon, I thought I'd join an Aquathlon for PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, TRAINING, and FUN. Luckily, there aren't a lot of fast swimmers in my age group (22-29 yrs. old) So I Told my self to out-swim everyone so that I can keep a good pace on the Run leg of the race. I kept an eye on my race times with my watch, I did a good job with the Swim Leg, Finishing first with about 3-5 minutes lead from the rest of the pack. The Run Leg was just like any other 5-10K road race... I kept my old pace and kept my heart rate in good pace. 25 Minutes in the 5K, kind of slowed down towards the finish line to get some pictures taken... hahaha :)) got to have that photo!

Ateneo Race Route I think is an easy to mild race route (difficulty 5 out 10), with about 30-40% uphill in the 5K and about 5-10% gradient (uphill and downhill).

Anyway, I had a great experience and I will definitely join the next year's aquathlon.
Oh and I almost forgot... Thank You Ateneo Swimming Team for the Awesome goodies!!!

Photos By: Evan Uy

22 February 2009

Winning 1st place in the Ateneo Aquathlon

Winning 1st place in the Ateneo Aquathlon

My Sunday started a bit off today...
Woke up 4:45 AM to get ready for the Ateneo Aquathlon I joined this Morning,
Got a good breakfast (2 bananas, Peanut Butter Sandwich on California Raisin Bread,
On my way to the venue, BOOM!!!! got a TIRE BLOW OUT!!! FUCKING POT HOLES!!!!
At 6:00 AM I was changing a blown out tire in front of AFP Base, 
Finished changing the tire for the spare at 6:15,
Continued to Ateneo, got there just in time for the registration...

I did not expect winning 1st place but I did try to out-swim and out-run everyone in my age bracket. even Jake who is my old swimmer who trains for me in the Club.

1) Gold Medal for winning 1st place
2) VERY COOL underwater water plastic film camera from BEACH HUT [35mm film-reload-able] AWESOME!!!
3) Awesome Jammers from ARENA
4) Toothpaste from HAPEE
5) Toothbrush also from HAPEE
6) Aftershave from Master's

with just a registration of Php 350, I won over Php 5,000 worth of goodies! SWEET!

04 February 2009

Donny+Vanessa Nuptials (Shoot with Richard Lazaro)

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I recently worked with Photographer Richard Lazaro for a Wedding Shoot. And I have to say I did not expect a lot of things in a wedding shoot... the quiet yet busy Bridal Suite in Intercon Hotel, the lovely bridesmaids getting ready, the smaller smoke-filled deluxe room of the groom, the pictorial with the live glock 9mm hand gun, the running around taking photographs of everything I know about weddings.... It was a whirlwind! A lot can happen or not happen in a wedding shoot, for example, We wanted to do a pictorial by the Intercon Swimming pool before the ceremony but because time was always against us, we weren't able to that one. but I guess its always like that in wedding shoots, so we just had fun and did what we love the most. :D

I have never been so tired in taking photographs in my entire life, at the end of the wedding shoot my feet was hurting, my legs was cramping, and my back was just fatigued and sore...(TRUE STORY)... but all was worth it when I finally got to browse thru the photos in my borrowed macbookpro (Thanks Lesley!).

Again, Congratulations to Donny and Vanessa!
Hope you enjoy the Photos, We enjoyed taking them!

22 January 2009

Being a contributing photographer for Getty Images

Getty Images
I'm very happy to announce that I've been recently invited  to be contributing photographer for Getty Images. Getty Images is an online database collecting media (Stock Photographs, Graphic Designs, Video Clips, and Music) to sell to advertising companies and a like. Stock Photography are commonly used in Web-based advertisements, billboards, magazines, prints, products, announcements, Posters, etc.etc.

Like any other contributing photographer, the process of submitting photos for approval in Getty Images is a grueling task, there are important legal forms you have to submit along with your photos. :( The reality of working for something and getting something in return)

I noticed that most of my travel photos have recognizable faces of strangers I didn't even get to meet, this is a problem because in order to sell a photograph for advertising, a photographer will need to secure a "model's release form" which in my earlier photography days I did not bother paying attention to. This upsets me because Getty Images chose a lot from my previous work where I don't have access in securing a "model's release form". Anyway, it is a Lesson learned and from now on I will try to secure this model's release form as often as I can. 

I've been contacting my friends and family to sign models' release form and so far its been going well for my submissions. Thank you very much guys!

This is a great honor to be invited in a prestigious and biggest Stock Photography Source on the Internet today. I AM VERY HAPPY!