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.



Friday, April 29, 2016

A Cute First Birthday Party

This party was so endearing because the parents went all out and did everything themselves. Games, slideshow, photo booth.. The dad even sang, and the grandparents from Okinawa got to see it all via Skype. I did a combination of photography and video. Can you tell which of these are regular photos, and which extracted from video?







Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A North Shore Wedding Shot in 4K

Another example of the 4K video I am getting a lot of requests for these days. These are stills from 4K video, suitable for enlargements. Now not having a separate photographer can be a good option even if you want your photos to be of the highest quality.








Tuesday, March 15, 2016

4K Wedding at Waialae Beach

Here's a good example of my new 4K option. I shot 4k video of this vow renewal at Waialae Beach, and also extracted high quality photos from the video, suitable for enlargements.










Sunday, February 28, 2016

Superhero Birthday Party!

I cover a lot of birthday parties, but this one was a little different. It was twin boys celebrating their seventh birthday, and the highlight was when some superheroes showed up for a photo opp! These pictures are all extracted from video.