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Friday, October 29, 2010

Josephus Tudtud - The Office for Bacardi

Congratulations! NYC FilAm videographer Josephus Tudtud for your work on the Bacardi project "The Bacardi Office". The video is not publicly available today. We will provide a link when it is publicly viewable.

The preview does remind us of the television show, "The Office" in terms of shooting style (composition), editing, and of course soundtrack.


Chef Alex Dino - Modern Tofu

Congratulations Chef Alex on the release for your new book Modern Tofu!

Chef Alex is the New York Champion for the Sears Chef Challenge. Watch him on November 4, 2010 during the Final Competition in Chicago.

Mabuhay ang Pilipino!

Richard M. Reyes Photo Exhibit Opening - Payag Restaurant - 2010 October 28

Thank you all for your attendance and support at the opening for Richard M. Reyes photo gallery exhibit at Payag Restaurant in Queens, NY. God Bless!

(L-R) Madelaine M. Reyes, Perla G. Reyes, Aviela Reyes, Richard M. Reyes, Morgan Jones (NYC Mayor's Office Queens Director Community Affairs Unit), Luis F. Pedron (LFP Productions, Queens Asian Fest)

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE (note: online version appears here:

You can download a PDF version here.

Thank you media: UNTV, Little John Gadia (DJ Filipino), Ernie Pena, and Jolly Snapper (Joe Valdez) for covering the event.

DJFilipino! made an awesome video. Check out his site here:

Richard Reyes Photo Exhibit / Video by: littlejohn from djfilipino on Vimeo.


Photo Exhibit is on

10-28-10 to 11-28-10


51-34 Roosevelt Ave.

Queens, New York

Photo Exhibit is brought to you by:


Please find the livestream videos below:

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

WebcamMax - Review

I first heard about WebcamMax while setting up for my first photo exhibit at Payag Restaurant in Queens, New York. My family and friends were not all based in the United States (or New York City) for that matter so I needed a solution for streaming the pre-recorded content. After some research I googled WebcamMax and thought it would be the ideal solution.

I am on a very tight production budget -- almost none and I needed the right technology to do the best job. I was hoping for a product that didn't have to cost a lot to provide the high-class quality live stream production I envisioned in delivering.

I also didn't have much time to learn new software. I finally decided on LiveStream live streaming service combined with the ease and power of WebCamMax. Without spending anytime on the instructions, I was quickly able to test my live streams using a variety of media, from stills, desktop, mpeg-4 videos, and a webcam. WebCamMax was the bridge that provided me with the production power I needed to get the job done--period.

I spent a few hours the night before the big production and I was very pleased to see WebCamMax. I left on the stream for 30 minutes straight to make sure that the video was smooth. I could finally get some rest... And be assured that the technology solution I had would work!
Bottom line is: fast, simple, easy, and smooth! These are the most important factors and you shouldn’t have to have a migrain “trying” all the products before buying. After I tried WebCamMax I am convinced enough to think that my viewers will have the same experience I did (though they may not realize that I am using WebCamMax…and it is better that way). Transparent solutions are the best when delivering high-end quality to your customers.

I will have to update this blog review another day on the results. Being a technology professional in the field of Quality Assurance, I am trained to push software to the limits. I pushed WebCamMax and it did not break. Bravo! to the CoolwareMax Corporation, who are the brains and programming muscle behind WebCamMax.

On another note: I hope that my first gallery opening will be successful on two fronts: Live and Internet. At least I have succeeded in one thing already...No choppiness and clear streaming with the help of WebCamMax.

For more information, please go their website at: Don’t take my word for it. Take a look for yourself and be your own judge. You can download WebCamMax here:

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Decision to Love - Live Video Stream


Welcome to the live video stream page for A Decision to Love! Hope to see you on 2010 October 28, Thursday between 6:30pm-9:30pm (EST). We will be live streaming the opening of Richard M. Reyes photo gallery @ Payag Restaurant (51-34 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY).

Event hosted by: Luis F. Pedron of LFP Productions, International (Queens Asian Fest)
Special Guest entertainers include: Kirby Asunto, Archie D. (Award winning composer whose album is a bestseller in East Coast)
The top FilAm NYC photographers: Ernie Pena, Ronn Tan, Jolly Photographer (Joe Valdez)
Many top FilAm designers and producers and guests. Please bring your business cards and RSVP to

Special Entertainment section produced by Richard M. Reyes (poetry and short essay reading, short skits, plenty of photo ops!, maybe even some comedy)

Many thanks to Rena Avendula and her staff at Payag Restaurant
Thank you Internet viewers for making the live stream happen!

Watch live streaming video from adecisiontolove at

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Song of Joseph Musical - New York City Theater District Performance

NEW YORK - The first musical written by Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Song of Joseph, debuted on October 15, 2010 at St. Malachy's, the actor's chapel, which is embraced geographically by all the major and minor Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters. Starring Jon Joven as Joseph, Lena McKenzie as Mary, and Miguel Braganza II as Abigail. Music by Raymond Roldan. Sound Director, Marisse Panlilio of MPEntertainment. Photography and Videography by Richard M. Reyes.

The full photo collection can be seen here at:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yosemite National Park & Ansel Adams

Fourth Grade was when I first learned about Ansel Adams and his spectacular black & white landscapes. It was not until later that I learned that the pieces I enjoyed the most were taken at Yosemite National Park in California.

Appreciating his work is easy. Since it is in black and white, the beauty today is still present years from today. Some of his most amazing work are photographs taken during the winter. Working with modern equipment it can challenging to travel (hiking, climbing); I can only imagine that most of the skill, besides creative--is physically demanding. The fruit of the labor is worth it. Please take a look at Ansel Adam's work here.

For more information about getting to the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite Park ( and purchasing officially licensed prints (archival replicas:

Although I did not have the opportunity to go to the scheduled camera walks, I would highly recommend it. Information below from here (

Camera Walks
Free Camera walks are led by staff photographers, are offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. These depart from the Gallery porch at 8:30 AM and are limited to 15 people. Topics are basic information about using cameras, composition, exposure, and whatever questions come up. Both digital and traditional formats welcome. Call 209-372-4413 to reserve space.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jesus Thank You

While visiting Grace Church of Napa Valley in Napa City, California, we were moved by God's Word delivered by Dr. John Fernandez on Revelation 2:18-29. You can take a look at the sermons online.

This is the first time we heard "Jesus, Thank You." The video below is the version performed by Sovereign Grace Praise (c/o Integrity Music)

These are the lyrics to Jesus, Thank You:

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend
The agonies of Calvary
You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me

Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank You

By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near
Your enemy You’ve made Your friend
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace
Your mercy and Your kindness know no end

Lover of my soul
I want to live for You

Discussion Topic: What is your Favorite Camera?

Please see the Facebook Link discussing your favorite camera.

Gallery Opening @ Payag Restaurant - Updated 2010 October 28 6:30PM-9:30PM

In exactly two weeks, on Thursday, October 28, 2010 between 6:30PM-9:30PM, I will have a gallery opening at Payag Restaurant in Queens, New York. Payag Restaurant is located on the (corner 52nd St & Roosevelt) 51-34 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377). I will be the third in a series of Filipino-American photographers whose work has been displayed in the gallery. The debut was for photographer Ronn Tann (September 2010). Ernie Pena's work is currently on display for the month of October 2010.

Please check out their work on display and online. Payag Restaurant is known as "Redefined Filipino Cuisine", by owner Rena Avendula. Although, they are relatively young and new in Queens, they have been featured in many articles and have been invited in culinary shows due to the fresh and innovative presentation and taste of southern Filipino dishes. Executive Chef Raymond Ganados leads the culinary experts behind the scenes at Payag.

Please drop by Payag Restaurant during the month of November 2010 to take a look at my gallery and enjoy excellent Filipino cuisine for an improptu visit or your next event.

The November 2010 gallery will feature a visual experience captured both in the United States and the Philippines. The gallery opening will feature a multi media components that complete a visual experience. As a Filipino-American, I am filled with rich experiences in the Philippines and the United States. My childhood was formed with time spent in Manila, Quezon City, and Queens, New York. It is about life, family, and the beauty of God's grace.

I hope to see you on October 28, 2010 at 6:30pm. The gallery opening falls under the ongoing Queens Asian Festival Networking event hosted by Luis F. Pedron. Suggested donation: $10 with light snack. Bring your business cards to network. RSVP:

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