About - Joel Aquino
Joel Aquino Photography

Hi! My name is Jose Elmer (Joel) Diaz Aquino from Philippines and welcome to my photography page. I'm a freelance photographer based in Dubai. I studied photography inside Nikon School and attended many photography workshop in the U.A.E..Doing photoshoot most of the time with my colleagues just to practice and hone my skills in portrait and events photography. I really love to take pictures of people, events and products. My goal is to show the utmost beauty, grace, enthusiasm and emotion of a person.  For me, photography is essential to life. Memories captured through the lens are priceless. They are histories preserved and a time capsule for everyone when the future comes. Now, I never stop seeking for new knowledge about photography. Styles, techniques and concepts. Like what they say "Learning never stops". Before I get into photography, I already knew something  about photo editing in Photoshop, so for me I didn't find it difficult to post process my photos. Now I feel really lucky because I can earn extra from my hobby to be able to support my family. Gaining new friends in every photowalk and collaboration. That's a bonus thing for me and I really like it.

Holding my DSLR gives me an opportunity to capture a specific vision to share with others. Ultimately, a well captured image represents a moment in time that is expressed infinitely, and that’s enough of a reason for me to hang a camera around my shoulders wherever I go. I always shoot in RAW and in manual mode. All of my post-processing is done in both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. As an artist, the biggest favor I ever did myself was stop comparing my work to that of others, and rather than trying to immitate the editing style of someone else. Creating color grading that combined all my favorite things into one custom look. A mixture of rich, hazy, matte and muted colors. When I'm not holding my camera, I also enjoy playing PC games, reading books, watching youtube video tutorials, cooking, jogging and hanging out with friends in my free time. That’s all about me telling you. If you want to know more please contact me at (+971)50-996-7215 or email me on the link below. I would be glad to tell you.

Thank you and God bless you...