Current mood. Yesterday was amazing. Started the morning with a 3 mile prone paddleboard run (mahalo @hyprianfoo for letting me borrow your Dennis Pang stock board). Got to paddle with about 40~50 juvenile spinner dolphins up-close-and-personal for about 45 minutes during my run - incredible. Ended the day with my clients at Kukio to watch a green-flash sunset followed by cocktails at the Four Seasons Hualalai. Perfection. @fshualalai
: Visual thoughts & sketches from the world around me
Fun impromptu “Vanilla Sky” shot for my Client on busy Kalakaua Avenue. Super easy to set up if your shooting in Waikiki at the Hyatt.
Thursday color-pop. Shot this image up at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore - Oahu Hawaii. Used a Nikon D4, Nikor 85 f1.4 wide open using available light. Can go wrong with colors and arrangements as beautiful as these.
So...about last night ~ Alyssa cuts a rug at the Pink House.
Fun notes for my fellow photo dorks :) ~ Shot with a Nikon D3 w/a Nikor 14m f2.8, wide open. I can't remember the ISO but it was prob not that high to reduce noise. I shot this while literally dancing with Alyssa using a shutter priority setting at 8/second and a rear curtain sync on my flash with the light output pumped down a 3rd of a stop. The key was to meter on Alyssa smiling face in shutter bursts of 3 while timing the shutter release to the moving yellow strobe/disco lights so they were illuminating her dress while also giving me some fill light on the right side of her face. Instant Classic - love you Alyssa!
Wendy & Ned’s guests signed a custom longboard and received surf wax as gifts at their Dillingham Ranch wedding - super fun. Shot with a Nikon D4, Nikor 16~35 f2.8 wide open using available light. Thank you Robyn at Pineapple Bakery and China at REA Event Designs for the invite.
Pre-ceremony portrait of Erin and her boss-babes. Shot with a Leica M7, Leica f1.0 Noctilux and Ilford Delta 400 pushed a 3rd of a stop. Lots love for Leica.
Beautiful Moani on a windy day - Kaiwi Coast. It was super windy on the day of the shoot. I had ordered the longest veil that we could get and let it blow at random to take advance of the wind. Shot this with a Nikon D3, Nikor 70-200 f2.8 on program mode. Nothing fancy - just a lot of fun.
That time we transformed RumFire in Waikiki. Nikon D3, Nikor 16~35 f2.8, shot wide open and hand held.
Inspired this morning by the watercolors of Italian artist Sabrina Garrasi. Pictured here: “The Origin” - watercolor on canvas with 22k gold and silver leaf accents. 31” x 23”. So beautiful sabrinagarrasi.com
West side colors yesterday at Kikaua Point on Hawaii Island ~ sublime. Shot with my iPhone XS Max with a little additional color grading using my phone’s on-board photo app from Apple. #shotoniphone
Excited with the way everything is coming together.
Kohanaiki sunsets : magical. Twin sisters enjoying the sunset and surf. Nikon D3, Nikor 85 f1.4, shot wide open using only available light.
Inspired this morning by Carrie Moyer’s beautiful work.
Love Kikaua Point sunsets and a strong north wind. Beautiful Ellyn pictured here.
My brother Jon doing his thing and living his dream. Love you bro. Shot with a Nikon D3, Nikor 85 f1.4 wide open using only available light.
Love natural / available light and reflectors. Sam in a hall way. Nikon D4, Nikor 85 F1.4, ProFoto reflector.
Pre-ceremony smiles. Nikon D4, Nikor 70-200 f2.8. Available light.
There was a cool horizontal rainbow over Hawaii Loa Ridge Oahu this afternoon. Love Hawaii.