Saturday, November 9, 2013

Apps: InstaMag

A lot of mobile applications or apps have enhanced the capabilities of phone cameras. One of my most used apps is InstaMag. InstaMag allows me to create nice collages with the use of my phone. I can practically create collages since it doesn't need the internet to work. Let's say if I go to a new restaurants and I took several photos. Right there and then you can instantly make magazine styled collages using the app. Once finish making a collage, you now have the option to instagram it or post in Facebook.
What's nice about InstaMag that it is free and its library is updated often to provide users new templates. It has been one of most used apps even when I was still using my old Samsung Galaxy Y. With this app the possibilities are endless.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Xperia Z1 Photos : Fun with AR Effects

One of the coolest features of the Xperia Z1 camera application is the AR effects mode. Here are some pics taken with AR effects:

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Xperia Z1 Adventures: Kalag Kalag 2013

November 1 and 2 are important holidays to many families here in the Philippines. In Cebu, people flick to different cemeteries on All Saint's day and All Soul's day. We call it here the kalag kalag. Kalag is the Visayan translation of soul.

This year, I went to three different cemeteries as usual. Unlike in the past  years, I just brought my camera phone instead of a dlsr. I really had a great time. The Xperia Z1 allowed me to instantly post my pictures to the internet. The different effects were a big hit to kids. My only wish that the Z1  have a battery stamina but all in all, it performed beyond my initial expectations.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Xperia Z1 Photos: ARCH Con 2013 at the Ayala Center Cebu

Last weekend, the 2013 Arch Con was held.  One of the highlights of the event was the cosplay competition.  Several participants dressed in there favorite anime characters and show off their magnificent prop-making and characterization skills.  It so happened that I was there with my Sony Xperia Z1.  I was able to take some photos of the participants and the other activities in the Arch Con.  I just used mostly the superior auto mode and sometimes the manual mode.

Here some of the photos I took using the Xperia Z1: 

Cosplay at Parkmall
Alodia at Sm City Cebu
Dance for to Combat Breast Cancer
Summer Night outs with the
#BangonSugBohol shirts available at Island Souvenirs

Going into Mobile Photography with Sony Xperia Z1

Mobile phones have gone a long way since its started to become available to normal consumers way back in the 90's.  I used to own a Nokia 5110 as well as a 3210.  I even got business phones like the 8110 and 8210.  Mobile phones are not just phones anymore.  With the increase internet coverage comes new functionalities. Cameras started to be integrated into mobile phones and it opened a whole new world.  In conjunction with apps words like #selfie #foodporn #ootd etc. were invented. It is so amazing now how mobile photography has become an integral part of the daily lives of many people.  With sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, you can practically take a pic and share it to the world instantly. With this development in mind, I realized that I needed a phone that could allow me to be more "connected" and more productive.  After months of agonizingly saying NO to some cool new phones, I finally gave in to Sony Xperia Z1.

Why did a pick a Sony? For one, it is one of the latest phones having the most advanced chipsets. Its fast and the Z1 optimally runs apps faster even than some laptops.  Second, it has 20.7 megapixel camera.  The image quality is quiet good for a mobile and so far, I have taken good images with it. Third, it's LTE capable.  With LTE, you can stay connected 24/7 (for fee, off course).  Connections are so fast you can upload those 2- 6MB photos in no time. Fourth, the Xperia Z1 is waterproof. It's useful for a guy like me who is quite active and I could be sweaty at times which could be a problem with other phones specially now when everything is almost touchscreen. Fifth, it has expandable memory.  Some phones have limited memories making you end up having less space for pics, apps, and videos. If ever I would use the 20MP mode, I would probably need the memory.  These are just 5 good reasons but there are more.  I have been using my Z1 for a week now and I know the possibilities are endless. I was even able to blog using my phone. I am now perpetually connected to Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and many more.  Plus I could even play apps like Candy Crush and the millions of Android games out there.  I will be posting mostly pictures captured via my Xperia Z1 in the coming days. I hope you will like it.

Xperia Kiosk Ayala Center Cebu

Xperia SM

Smart Prepaid LTE

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

When you search Bohol in google, you probably end up with pictures of the famous Chocolate Hills. Well, here are some of my pictures in my latest visit of this popular tourist spot in Carmen, Bohol.  If you happen to be in the area soon, never forget to take your own version of the Chocolate Hills jump shot. ;)

Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol
Loboc River, Bohol
Should Trees be cut in Chocolate Hills?
Visiting Family in Bohol
Bohol Tropics 2011

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Wedding Reception at Be Resorts

A couple of months ago, my officemate Lhei Rosales married her long time boyfriend Jericho Canete.  They held their wedding reception at the Be Resorts in Punta Engano, Mactan.  The resort is an awesome place to hold a beach weeding or a reception. Here is some of the pictures I took during that wonderful day in June. 

Laing-Polotan Wedding
Beach wedding of Nice Gorecho-Martinez
Brua-Alino Nuptials
Blue Coast Residences - A beachfront subdivision in Mactan
Summer 2013 Review