Azzaro Launch Featuring Franco

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / June, 7, 2012 / 2 comments

I was invited by one of the organizer for the Azzaro DB Decibel launch at the Prive Luxury Club. Since they told me band will be playing I thought that it was an opportunity for me to test out Yoda (my new Canon 5D Mark III). I haven’t had the chance to shoot a music gig since I bought it.

The night was highlighted by free booze (yeah anyone likes free drinks), a Fashion show by up and coming designers here in the Philippines and Franco, a Filipino rock supergroup with members from different Filipino bands. The lineup consists of Franco Reyes (of InYo) on vocals, Gabby Alipe (of Urbandub) on guitar, Paolo “8” Toleran (of Queso) on guitar, Buwi Meneses (of Parokya ni Edgar) on bass guitar, and JanJan Mendoza (of Urbandub) on drums.

Here are some of the photos from that night.

More photos on EatShootRock’s Facebook Page

Dutdutan 11 Event Shoot

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / August, 31, 2011 / 3 comments

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of shooting for the biggest tattoo convention here in the Philippines dubbed “Dutdutan”. The event was held at the World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd. It was attended by both local and international artists, collectors (a guy/gal with tattoo), exhibitors.

One of the highlight of the event is the FHM Bikini Open participated by the FHM babes. I myself almost froze when i saw them but I have to resist so i can work (Who will not freeze when they threw their shirts on me #truestory).

My assignment for this event was to shoot the bands that performed during the event. It was a tiring two day event and I can’t wait for Dutdutan 12!!! Rock on!

More photos at EatShootRock Facebook Page

Dutdutan 11 Performers and FHM Bikini Open Photo set

Dutdutan 11 Tattoo Photo set

Dutdutan Tattoo Convention 2011

Posted By Marlon De Jesus / August, 24, 2011 / 0 comments


To ensure that you have everything that you need, do this at least a day before the shoot. Unforeseen events always happens (Ex. unexpected emergencies, equipment failures and sometimes.. Oversleeping.. #guilty #truestory)

Below is a list of things I usually do prior to my shoot.

  • Charge batteries (flash and camera batteries)
  • Format all memory cards
  • Test all equipment to make sure that its working perfectly.
  • Dust off dirt from your cameras and lenses. You may use those rocket blowers and lens cloths to remove those dusts.
  • Pack camera, lenses, chargers, flash, monopod (Its is very useful in stabilizing shots on music gigs. Especially on low light scenarios) and other lighting equipments.
  • Bring extra shirts.
  • Bring a couple of trash bags (No you won’t be cleaning up the hall after the shoot. You can use this to wrap your bag just in case a monsoon decides to drop by the venue).
  • Bring calling cards.
  • Bring water and a couple of energy bar
  • Pack several SMILES (It comes a long way, I promise. )

What to do on the day of the shoot?

Come in at least an hour early to scout the area. This will also make an impression that you are professional and you mean business.  Talk to the organizers about what kind of shots they want since they may be using your photos on their post event press releases. Shoot around to test your settings.

Make sure that you already ate before going to your shoot. You need to be energized for a whole day event.


Dutdutan Tattoo Convention 2011

Philippine’s premier Tattoo Expo and Convention presented by Tribal Streetwear and Skinworkz.


I’m not part of the organizing committee, I will just have the honor of shooting for the event. I got the info below from their official FB Account (Dutdutan Convention 11). You can also visit their website for more info.

Dutdutan info and list of activities

  1. Dates: Aug 26-27, 2011
  2. World Trade Center Hall B & C
  3. Open gates at 12noon
  4. Program from 1pm to 2am per day
  5. 1 day ticket is P250 & 2 days ticket is P450
  6. Event shirt is P350
  7. Tickets and shirts available during the event & on Tribal boutiques
  8. URCC on Aug 26
  9. Bikini & Drum Duel on Aug 27
  10. Bands, Tattoo Convention & Tattoo Competition on both days (different bands and tattoo categories per day)
  11. You can bring DLSR, video camera
  12. 90 Tattoo booths – foreign and local
  13. Surprise international guests from Tribal Crew
  14. Hourly raffle draw (Don’t forget to drop your raffle stub at the entrance)
  15. Freebies from sponsors during the event

Official band lineup of Dutdutan ’11!

Aug 26:
Kadangyan, Budoy, Talahib, Republika de Lata, Kwadro, The Chongkeys, Batas, Sinosikat, Kamikazee, Tanya Markova, General Luna, Intolerant, Maplesyrup, Lolita Carbon of Asin, Valley of Chrome, Chilidogs, Reklamo

Aug 27:
Grandslam Tambulan, Krazykyle & Rapskallion, Dcoy Mizz Snapper & Wika Artists, Franco, The Breed, Gandharva, Grin Department, FINALVOW, Papadom & Powerpuffcorn, Arcadia, Chicosci, Hijo, WUDS, The Dawn, Dahong Palay