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Photographer Alexander Banaag Ii

Cebu, Philippines 

1 year on MyWed
I can speak cebuano, english, tagalog. Cebu, Philippines 3000 PHP Alexander Banaag Ii +63 916 676 5808
  • First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Cebu, Philippines? :)

    I guess my mentor is the best, Marlon Capuyan. He's always been my barometer.

  • Are you photogenic?

    Sometimes yes. Most of the time, no. LOL!

  • How did you get in the photography industry?

    It happened when my mentor, Marlon Capuyan, asked me to be his 2nd shooter for a wedding in 2010. After that, I fell in love with wedding photography and have never looked back since.

  • What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?

    Gears. Lighting conditions. Location.

  • Do you love traveling?

    Yes. I travel a lot.

  • What do you like most about your profession?


  • What do you like least about your profession?

    The post-processing stage.

  • What will be the future of photography?

    Wedding photography in the Philippines has a very bright future but with newbies coming and offering cheap rates, it feels harder to compete.

  • What is special in the photography genre you specialise at?

    Wedding photography is different than other photography styles. Mainly because you are capturing moments that last a very long time.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    I take it on a positive note. Being criticized means you still have something to improve on.

  • Are there any trends in photography?

    Yes. People always try something new.

  • What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?

    Quality. In the Philippines or in Cebu to be specific, price should not be the main criteria. It should be what the couple gets for the price they pay.

  • What things are to be avoided when shooting?

    Mood swings, I guess.

  • What details that usually pass unnoticed can a photographer notice?


  • What influences the value of a photo? What are its elements?

    The perfect moment

  • Who do you want to take photos of?

    The couple

  • Do you have any professional taboos?


  • Who would you like to shoot with?

    My wife

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    I worry about zero booking

  • Who inspires you in your life and why?

    My Dad. He's the perfect example of hardwork.

  • Would you rather be liked or respected?

    I want to be respected.

  • When you're going to travel, what do you take with you and why?

    My wife. She's my 2nd shooter whom I get to sleep with after a hard day of work.

  • Is there anything among your gadgets that you wish you haven't bought? Why?

    The 7artisans fisheye lens. It's a total waste of money.

  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

    I watch some other photographer's works.

  • Whose work has influenced you most as a photographer?

    Marlon Capuyan

  • What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

    My family

  • Should your parents have been more or less strict?

    I am contented by how my parents groomed me.

  • If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

    I should've invested wisely.

  • Who are your heroes?

    My Dad

  • Who do you have no respect for?

    People who show no respect

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    Play PC and mobile games

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    After hearing feedback from clients

  • Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?


  • Do you make friends easily?


  • Where would you like to live?


  • Is there life after marriage?

    Of course, yes

  • Do you like dogs or cats?


  • If you are called to shoot a movie, what genre will it be?

    Love story

  • Tomorrow I will go and do...

    shoot a wedding