Photography, Updates, Video

Motion demo reel

In addition to stills, my clients increasingly demand video services, both production (shooting) and post-production (editing) — and it’s about time you get to see some of it! Here’s a little sample of my video work, on my new show reel.

Demo reel from Rodrigo Ordóñez Photography on Vimeo.

If you are in Indonesia and Vimeo is blocked, you can also watch it on Wistia.

Certain stories are better told with movement and sound, so they are more suitable for multimedia.

Shooting video requires more planning than taking photographs, and more technical resources, but it also makes you look at what’s around you in a different way, appreciating the dynamics of situations and watching for that perfect moment when sounds and images just click.

This year I’ll be producing more video stories, along with my team in Jakarta.

We offer video production and post-production services (editorial, commercial, corporate, travel) in Indonesia and beyond. If you’re interested, contact us.

Photo Face-Off
Media, Photography

Watch the Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off tonight

The Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off, in which I participated as a guest judge, will air tonight, October 7, on History Asia.

So if you want to catch up my three ephemeral minutes of limited fame and if you are in Indonesia, you can watch it at 21:30, Jakarta time. Or if you are in Malaysia or Singapore, at 22:30. Check this link to find your cable’s channel and this link for other times when the episode will air again. The episode will also be available online for a limited time here in a few days.

In the Indonesia episode Justin Mott competed against amateur photographer Willy Lesmana. Who will be the winner?

Photo Face-Off Indonesia

Photo Face-Off Indonesia

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Photo Face-Off
Photography, Updates

Photo Face-Off on History Asia

I was honored (and it was fun!) to be a guest judge for the Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off, a new TV show where Justin Mott competes against amateur photographers around Asia. The show is produced by A+E Networks Asia in partnership with Canon.

The show premieres today, September 23, at 22:30 (SIN/HK time) on History Asia.

In the Indonesia episode in which I appear, Justin Mott competed against amateur photographer Willy Lesmana. It will air on October 7, so stay tuned for more details!

Photo Face-Off

Photo Face-Off, on History Asia


Haiti's National Palace
Humanitarian communication, Photography, Updates

In Haiti

This year I will be spending several months in Haiti, working primarily for the Red Cross but also available for selected photography and video assignments.

Coming to the Caribbean is a big change of scene. It’s pretty much in the antipodes of Indonesia, but I am always happy to stay within the balmy tropics. It will be interesting to shake things up, work in a new region of the world, and expand my portfolio with new stories.

I will still be based in Indonesia and coming back often. No, you won’t get rid of me that easily!

Haiti's National Palace

A painting of Haiti’s National Palace hangs from a wall on a house in the neighborhood of Bel Air in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The palace was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordonez)

Latifa, 8, poses for a photograph at her home in Saran Maradi, Niger.
Behind-the-scenes, Updates

Sahel food crisis: Field portraits with natural light & Serialization

One of my photos from last year in Niger was used for the month of August in CARE‘s wall calendar, which is a good excuse to talk about that image and the related series of portraits. Continue reading