• Archive: August 2009

Tori Richard Shoot!

Aug 7

Back in February, I assisted Daeja with my first commercial photo-shoot, for Tori Richard. The shoot took place at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, took about 13-hours, but it was a great learning experience for me. Well, several months later, the images are finally up! Head over to the Tori Richard site and check out Daeja’s

Makawao Obon 2009

Aug 2

My friends and I have long participated in the summer obon festivals on Maui, and luckily my trip back home coincided with our favorite, the Makawao obon held at the Makawao Hongwanji. As Gabe was still on Oahu, I went with my friends Sarah and Dustin. Here’s some shots, taken with the Canon EF 35mm

Backyard Sessions with Bristol Dunlap

Aug 2

After the test shoot last week Sunday, I had my old friend Mika Yamaguchi come up to my house for a visit along with Bristol Dunlap, an artist/musician whom I’ve long admired. With Kaeo assisting with the lights, we had an impromptu photoshoot session in my yard while Bristol played for us. Check out Bristol’s

Test Shoot – Haliimaile – Chloe

Aug 2

On July 26th, Daeja had a test shoot with Chloe in Haliimaile, with me there assisting and Kaeo using my 5DMK2 to video.  I didn’t take too many shots as there was a lot of light/reflector holding to be had, but here’s a two shot with my 70-200mm 2.8L IS lens:

But, Kaeo made off with my camera after these shots to take advantage of its gorgeous HD video capabilities (and I’m still waiting to see video, Kaeo!) So, I decided to experiment with the capabilities of my Canon G9 while photographing Chloe and our male model, Joe:

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