Biography: Ana was born in the Philippines, moving to Sydney in 2000. She developed her passion for photography while studying Medical Science at the University of Sydney, after she bought her first digital SLR in 2008.
Ana is fascinated by the potential of transformation in photography; that any object can become interesting through creative composition. She believes photography allows you to see and truly appreciate the absolute beauty in your surroundings and as a result, reminds you to not take life for granted. Ana is a photographer who loves fresh challenges and looks forward to her future adventures with photography.
While she has had no formal training, Ana developed her skills through self-learning, enthusiasm and daring experimentation. Ana is currently studying a Lighting course at the Australian Centre for Photography. She hopes to pursue her interests in documentary and fashion photography.
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In this shot, I wanted to capture the intricate metal work of the iconic Paris structure in silhouette. Luckily, on that day there was a large puddle of water under the tower and I used that to capture the reflection of busy tourists and Parisians. This photo was originally captured in colour and was converted to black and white using Adobe Lightroom.
To get to Warriewood, NSW, where this photo was taken, was quite dangerous but in the end it was worth the adventure. It's a good thing my photo buddy, Kenny, was crazy enough to come with me and take some photos. This is a photo of rock shelves along Warriewood during sunrise. I combined two photos using Photoshop to expose for the sky and the foreground.
A photograph of Kevin Draper's sculpture entitled Fragment. This sculpture was part of the Sculpture By the Sea event at Bondi in 2009. It was a very cloudy day, but as it turned out the clouds made for a really dramatic sky. This photo was converted to black and white using Adobe Lightroom.
This was the second time Kenny, my photo buddy, and I visited Forresters beach. On our first visit, the sky was covered with ominous dark clouds. We both knew we had to visit this location again at some point.
Taking photos outdoors is a matter of luck in terms of getting that perfect sky. Luckily, on our second visit we had a very colourful sunrise. I used a 0.6 GND Lee filter for this shot.
This was taken at sunrise at the Sydney Opera House, with my friend Kenneth Cheung posing. I was sitting on the ground while taking this shot. I wanted to experiment with the light and the resulting silhouettes of the sails and my subject. A 0.6 GND filter was used for this shot.
This is a tricky location to get to; it involves rock-hopping for 20 minutes in the dark if you want to get sunrise shots. It was definitely worth it. This was taken at sunrise and with 0.6 GND Lee filters.