Technology,

Leica Q 3.0 Firmware Update

Leica has released a major firmware update (3.0) for the three year old Leica Q (Type 116). Local Leica Q users will get the following improvements in their Leica Q when they update to the latest version: Favourites Menu: Leica Q users can now enter and save up to 15  favourite settings for faster access in a new Favourites Menu. Power Saving Mode: If required, the camera can now be

Exploration,

The Romualdez Museum of Tacloban

Tacloban’s Romualdez Museum is one of many rest houses that the late President Ferdinand Marcos had built for his family. It was constructed for his wife, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos, as a summer palace in which the presidential family would spend in. The museum hosts several expensive art pieces, painting collections and intricate ivory carvings; all excesses from the Marcos years. The opportunity to visit the Romualdez Museum came

Once Strangers,

Gutsy Tuason: Son Of Neptune

Gutsy Tuason refers to himself as the “Eddie Vedder of Underwater Photography”. To us, he’s less rockstar more pornstar (Ron Jeremy) and the rightful son of Neptune. Scott Tuason, or more notoriously known locally as “Gutsy Tuason” is the Philippines best underwater photographer bar none. He and I go way back, probably around eight years of friendship. I’m not his long time friend, like that of Boomie or Rich, but

Exploration,

The National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines is a government institution that serves as an educational and cultural institution in preserving the national art collections of the Philippines. Since 1998, the National Museum of the Philippines has deemed as regulatory and enforcement agency of the National Government in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations throughout the Philippines. The National Museum of Fine Arts, formerly called the

Richard Gutierrez, Leica Photographer
Once Strangers,

Richard Gutierrez: Ang Supremo

Richard Gutierrez, also known as Supremo, the anti-hero in the popular recently concluded TV series “La Luna Sangre”. After the end of his popular show, he’s taking a break from work, and concentrating on two things: 1.) his passion for photography and cinematography, and 2.) his family, especially with his better half, Sarah Lahbati giving birth to their new born Kai. As I write this entry, the family is on