Bonne Année From Jessica

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

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[This blog is about the technical aspects of my photos, how and why I chose to post them. For the article on the artist and event itself click on these links:

http://judebautista.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/bonne-annee-from-jessica/

http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/bonne-annee-from-jessica/%5D

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

For the main shot above (file name: IMG 9696), was important for several reasons. If you notice Jessica Sanchez’ face walked right into the space where ‘0’/zero is in the graphic behind her for the New Year 2014. That became a statement in itself. Its like saying 2014 is Jessica’s breakout year visually. The great thing about it is no one asked her to walk right on that spot, it wasn’t choreographed. She just walked by at that perfect space at that very moment I was able to shoot her.

SOME photographers (or their editors) especially in newspapers, magazines eschew logos and brands.  They believe it makes the photo or artist too commercial or addy. For me as a personal style, I like USING those graphics and taking advantage of them in creating new visual messages that creates something else. I’m able to say MORE by using them than avoiding them altogether.

Just like in this example, in one picture, without looking at the caption, you know what the event is about, where it’s held and why she’s there. In big bold capital letters you can see: STRONGER & BRIGHTER PHILIPPINES. The message is positive and necessary especially with the Yolanda typhoon and Bohol Earthquake that hit us in 2013. We ALL need that positive mindset and outlook if ever the whole country will comeback from those tragedies.

Up Dharma Down performs at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Up Dharma Down performs at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Hidden Nikki performs at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Hidden Nikki performs at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

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For the photos of UP DHARMA DOWN (IMG 7431) and HIDDEN NIKKI (IMG 7306) I wanted to make sure readers see them. That’s why I placed them 2nd and 3rd to the main pic. Everyone knows UDD vocalist Armi Millare is a talented musician. In this pic Armi shows her pretty legs and a bob cut, very worthy of the foreground and shot size. Incidentally the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls logo can be seen and Eastwood Mall are visible in these pics. Again, instead of avoiding them I chose the ones where they can be seen. This is because, I want to show support for an organization that fully embraces and promotes fantastic OPM artists just like UP DHARMA DOWN and HIDDEN NIKKI. If my posting of these pics encourages Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood Mall to hire these bands again then I would’ve done my part to promote them as well.

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 8605 ^ Bamboo had a tremendous set that included his rock hits. My position for this pic was less than ideal. But the lower angle gives the subject an authoritative look, because viewers are looking up at him.

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 9090 ^ For this photo where Jessica hugs kids, its definitely less than technically perfect. I had a slow shutter speed of 1/40 which made the image blurry especially since Jessica opened her arms and the little girl ran up to hug her. In spite of that, I feel the emotion, the enthusiasm and energy of the shot was important than the whole photo being perfectly sharp. That’s why I posted this pic. Exposure information: Canon lens : 15-85mm 4-5.6  1/40th, f5.6 ISO 800.

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 9092 ^ this is a sharper and wider pic. The lovely Joyce Pring is the one holding the i-phone on the right shooting kids hugging Jessica. Kakoy Legaspi is the guitarist in the background considered as one of the best in the rock scene.

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 8005 ^ if you want to follow the tweets or twitter pics from the event by fans and artists alike just follow the hash tag #EASTWOODNYE2014.

Mitoy Yonting THE VOICE winner is on the wide screen. It was put up so more people can watch performers on stage at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Mitoy Yonting THE VOICE winner is on the wide screen. It was put up so more people can watch performers on stage at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 7043 ^ Mitoy Yonting  and the Draybers were already rocking it even before I arrived. That’s why I was able to shoot him on the wide screen in the venue. There were at least several thousands who were at the countdown so having the screen allowed them to really see the artists at the concert. Mitoy is The Voice Philippines winner and I was able to shot them at Resort’s World’s KAMI NAMAN ANG TAYA concert. The event was a fundraising for the YOLANDA typhoon victims, headline by Pops Fernandez, Martin Nievera, David Pommeranz and many more.

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

IMG 9915 ^ I like the circular graphics on the video wall behind her. they simulate bokeh or circles of confusion from a shallow depth of field. I wrote about creating similar bokeh using a macro lens in this article.

Fans waited for Jessica since 3pm at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Fans waited for Jessica since 3pm at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

For more technical information on the photos here and from my other blogs, visit my flickr site:

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Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

(Right) Luke Mijares reunites with South Border (Left) Vince Alaras at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

(Right) Luke Mijares reunites with South Border (Left) Vince Alaras at Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

To find out about more UP COMING  FREE concerts and other cool events please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-8888, 0917-8380111 or visitwww.megaworldlifestylemalls.com 

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Luke Mijares reunites with South Border at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

EMPERADOR LIGHT girls at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

EMPERADOR LIGHT girls at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

To find out about more UP COMING  FREE concerts and other cool events please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-8888, 0917-8380111 or visitwww.megaworldlifestylemalls.com 

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sam YG interviews a French Tourist at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sam YG interviews a French Tourist at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

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This photo exemplifies the tourism/travel aspect of the event. Sam YG interviewed a french tourist who was front row. There were actually quite a few tourists that I saw from Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. and Africa. Eastwood has alot of great events that tourists can watch and see…for free.

Justin Bieber visits Tacloban in video featuring Yolanda typhoon relief efforts. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Justin Bieber visits Tacloban in video featuring Yolanda typhoon relief efforts. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

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Before Bamboo and Jessica Sanchez came on a video showing the devastation of Yolanda and relief efforts was showed. It included footage of Justin Bieber visiting Tacloban. I like shooting video footage because it multiplies my coverage, I’m able to show so much more even places and events i was not able to personally go to. this is one of them. on the foreground, in dark purple light is legendary guitarist Kakoy Legaspi. i first met him at the Silent Film Festival in Shang Rila Plaza Mall several years ago.

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I like shooting different aspects of an event and not just the performers. Fans and street artists are just as interesting to shoot in a huge event like this.

Families loved the costumes and photo ops at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Families loved the costumes and photo ops at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sam YG, Jessica and Joyce Pring the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sam YG, Jessica and Joyce Pring the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Host Joyce Pring on the right has such a sweet face and voice, although she’s not a singer like Jessica. Her parents and grandma were among those in the audience so they could spend New year’s together.

PDI Editor Poch Concepcion shoots the concert with his cell phone. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

PDI Editor Poch Concepcion shoots the concert with his cell phone. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Blu Jays is one of the most loyal Fan clubs for Jessica Sanchez. Famous entertainment writer Jamie Ortega is the lady standing behind them. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Blu Jays is one of the most loyal Fan clubs for Jessica Sanchez. Famous entertainment writer Jamie Ortega is the lady standing behind them. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jessica’s fast songs from her album ME YOU & THE MUSIC were perfect for the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

To find out about more UP COMING  FREE concerts and other cool events please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-8888, 0917-8380111 or visitwww.megaworldlifestylemalls.com 

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Right hand corner is the Dazzling Star that drops just like the ball in Times Square. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Families loved the costumes and photo ops at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Families loved the costumes and photo ops at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bamboo heats up the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

To find out about more UP COMING  FREE concerts and other cool events please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-8888, 0917-8380111 or visitwww.megaworldlifestylemalls.com 

EMPERADOR LIGHT girls at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

EMPERADOR LIGHT girls at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

(left) Talent manager Manny Valera enjoyed the performers at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

(left) Talent manager Manny Valera enjoyed the performers at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids hug Ate Jessica when she asked to let her young pals on stage. Photo taken at the Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2014, December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Photo by Jude Bautista

To find out about more UP COMING  FREE concerts and other cool events please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-8888, 0917-8380111 or visitwww.megaworldlifestylemalls.com 

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