Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Very Entertaining First Birthday Party

As I had said in an earlier blog post, I sure am doing a lot of these first birthday party videos these days. This one featured a really good clown who made balloons, juggled, and rode a unicycle. There was a lot of audience participation and singing and dancing. This is what a party should be like! All these photos are stills taken from the video.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Another Wedding at Queen Emma Summer Palace

I had shot a wedding here earlier. This time the ceremony was done at a nicer location closer to the stream, and I shot partially in 4k. If you are thinking of using this place as your wedding location, keep in mind that it can get VERY hot and humid! But there are some really nice spots for getting your formals taken.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Combined Birthday and Graduation Party

Such a busy summer I'm having. This celebration was at the Okinawa Center in Mililani. Photos are extracted from video.











Wednesday, June 8, 2016

First Birthday Party in Wahiawa

So many first birthday celebrations these days. The highlight of this one was when Minnie Mouse stopped by. These are stills extracted from video.








Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunrise Wedding at Lanikai Beach

Lanikai beach is a wonderful place to have a sunrise wedding. With regard to your video and/or photography, just keep in mind that your window of time with good lighting is pretty short. From about 15 minutes before the sun rises to about 15 minutes after the light is wonderful, but before that it's too dark and afterwards you start to get a lot of glare. So if you are getting formal photographs taken, do those during this period and do the ceremony after. That's what was done here, with some additional shots of the couple and group shots taken after the ceremony. When the photographer was doing the formals with the best light, I shot a mix of 4k and regular HD video. The 4k enabled me to do a timelapse shot of the clouds moving across the sky before sunrise to which I could add a digital zoom in the editing process without losing quality. I'll post another blog entry with some video later.
All these are stills taken from video.

Some glare during the ceremony..

The groom serenades his new bride as an outrigger canoe passes by.