Mitzi Ilagan | Fotograpiya
If you look good from the viewpoint of a camera, you’re lucky. If you do well behind the scenes or if you’re the one who makes others look good in front of a camera, you’re also lucky. But if you’re both, you’re blessed.
That is how one could describe Jan Christian Villajuan, the founder of Villajuan Studio. Hailing from Tanauan, Batangas, Jan Christian, or Jace, is a BA Communications graduate from First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities. Since high school, he has been into photography as one of his teachers influenced him. He was inspired by his teacher’s shots and later became interested in having his shots as amazing as his teacher’s. He is an aspiring model, too–which makes him a versatile one because he could either look good in front of the camera and he could make you look good in front of it.
Before entering into a business venture, Jace captures more of nature shots and portraits. He believes that he could show the best of nature out of his photos, through his creativity and style. Also, shooting portraits makes him express more of a person’s emotions and the stories behind them. He had clients for christening and kids’ birthdays wherein babies are the subjects and we all know that they aren’t the easiest to deal with, especially when holding their poses and smiles. But still, he managed to get perfect shots of them, which his clients loved and commended. On the other hand, he considers nature, especially trees, and couples as the easiest to shoot because they could naturally show off their emotions as he clicks his shutter. His portfolio and services include prenup and model photoshoots, wedding coverage, debut pictorial, tarpaulin layouting and even portrait painting.
From what he has learned over the years and with his skills, he also does the editing and layouting of the photos he took. It amazes him how a good photo could look even more better when enhanced using applications and software. He uses Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for most of his professional photos and VSCO app for mobile. Even on his free time, he still does photography-related activities such as random photoshoots, editing and layouting. He uses a Canon EOS 700D with a 50mm 1.8f kit lens.
As a startup, Villajuan Studio (which is based in Tanauan, Batangas), has been dealing with a number of clients already, and he hopes that there would be more to come. Some may just say that he just calls himself a photographer because he has a camera, but he sure got skills in photography. He may not be considered as someone as professional as others who have been in the business for quite a long time, but maybe, soon, he would just be as same as them. He likes cameras, and cameras sure love him equally. At the age of 20, this young entrepreneur and hobbyist is surely one of who we should be inspired of, given his skills, talents and perseverance. And as he says, “Don’t just capture photographs, let photographs capture you!”
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