Sunday, February 19, 2017

Introducing the Photo & Video Hawaii Vlog!

Here is Episode One. I will be changing the website to have a link to it. Not sure yet what content I will be featuring or how often. More details later..

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Special Low Price for Photoshoots in Ewa Beach

Ewa Beach, being way off the beaten path as it is and not being on the way to anywhere else, is little known to tourists or even many local residents. The town itself isn't anything very special, but the beach has one of the best views on the island. And since I live here, I can offer a special low price of just $75 for an hour-long photoshoot here. Check it out!

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Prices for 2017

After going quite a while without adjusting prices, I have made changes for 2017. Reflecting that I'm going to be shooting a lot more in 4k, most prices are a bit higher. But on the other hand, prices for unedited packages, whether photo or video, are now lower. Also, keep in mind that with 4k, getting still photos extracted from the video is a serious option even if you want really high quality photos suitable for enlargements. This is still offered FREE.

Also, I have simplified the packages so they should be easier to understand now. Check the packages page on the website to see all the price changes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

65th Anniversary Celebration

This couple was still very spry! Lots of music and dance at this joyous occasion. This was a package with a separate photographer. I worked with Larry, who takes great pictures, but these are stills from my video.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Upcoming Changes for 2017

Look for some changes coming for the new year. Mainly, I am moving to shooting mostly in 4k. I will be using the new Sony FDR X3000 4K action cam frequently for shots where a lot of movement is required. I had been using a GoPro, but frankly, the quality just wasn't good enough for me. This Sony camera is significantly better in almost every aspect.
Sony FDR X3000 action cam, better than GoPro
I will also be simplifying my pricing, because too many people are confused by the packages I offer on the website. Some rates will be increasing, because of inflation and the move to mostly 4K, but also other rates will actually be going down.

Another big change is that I will move to displaying more photography and video on the website, and posting new work more often on this blog, so that you can more easily decide whether you want to use my services.

All of the above changes will be put in place by the end of January 2017. Later on in the year, I plan to launch a YouTube channel for vlogging.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Memorial Service for Someone Who Passed Much Too Young

I shot video of a memorial service for a man who passed away from a rare disease when just in his twenties. Such a moving service, featuring very touching musical performances and reminiscences from family and friends. I was often crying. Here are some stills from the video.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Halloween Themed First Birthday Celebration

Some of the costumes at this party were fantastic! In addition to the usual elements like face painting, balloons, and a show for the kids, there was a costume contest. Also, the members of the live band were dressed up like witches! I was hired to do video and photography, with a different person handling the photos. Larry did his usual great job with the photography, but these are stills from the video.