Welcome to my site :) I am Elijah O. Alcantara, a Baguio-based web developer and photographer / editor. This website will serve as my portfolio for both my digital creations and photography.
My first love in photography started in capturing landscapes. The portraiture part came later on by accident when I stumbled upon a cosplay event at a local mall. I started combining those two loves to create environmental portraits. My lighting and compositional techniques were largely inspired from Joe McNally and Michael Freeman. I eventually came up with my own styles and techniques.
My style of photography is a mixture of landscapes and portraits. My editing style is closely grounded to reality with some exceptions on impossible ideas and more artistic digital manipulations – like my composites which can take days to complete. The ‘meat’ of my photos comes from creative composition, lighting and whatever emotion I could fit into my frame. I like to work with strobes and props. I have a unique preference for surreal portraiture, cosplay or movie/acting scenes and landscapes (and the traveling that comes with it) including astrophotography.
I love working with fun people :)
Should there be any comments, suggestions, business inquiry or would like to setup a funshoot or commission please don’t hesitate to email me.
Elijah O. Alcantara