In photography, you can’t always be on your feet if you want the best angle and composition sam-veneracion-intramuros-photography

Sometimes, it’s enough to stand in a spot where the subject is visible. sam-veneracion-intramuros-photography2

It’s basic. Sam and I both believe that.

But Sam doesn’t limit herself with the basics. sam-veneracion-intramuros-photography3

Sometimes, you have to be on your belly, on your butt… sam-veneracion-intramuros-photography4

…Or even on your back lying flat on the ground to get the best angle and composition. sam-veneracion-intramuros-photography5

She’s been doing that since she was in her early teens. She’d crawl in the garden to get close to bugs…

Me? I’ll stick to landscape and food photography.

Time & location: Intramuros at midnight


  1. says

    Sam have stable hands. My hands jitters with a magnitute of 7 on the Richter scale so I can’t take photos in low lights without a tripod. hahaha!

  2. noel says

    I don’t know where to post this question but when buying lenses, would you go for tamron or sigma? i’m supposed to buy a tamron 70-300mm lens w/macro but the salesman pointed out sigma’s version is better and explained why which i did not listen to as i’m skeptic of anything coming from sales persons but now i’m undesided.

    • says

      I’ve never tried Tamron. So, I can’t make any intelligent comment about that.

      I have one Sigma, the 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM, that I use for landscapes along with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (Sam is using the Canon in the photos above).

      Here’s the catch. The Sigma is slow and noisy. The photos also have that washed out colors. But the worst part — dust gets inside so fast. When not in use, even if you keep it tightly inside the case with silica gel, the dust still gets inside.

      • says

        Thank you! A friend said most of the forums tends to go in favor of sigma but you’re a real person and not just some random names in a forum so I’ll trust you more.

        • says

          Well, it’s possible that between Sigma and Tamron, Sigma is the better choice. But since the price is not so far from Canon prices, I think Canon is the best choice. :)