Reminder to follow our Instagram Page!

Aloha! Just a reminder that we are now posting images, short comments and mini-lessons on our Instagram account and also on the Instagram page on this website. Please click on the Instagram tag above to see our recent posts! Steve and Joan, Hawaii School of Photography

Drone Over Haleiwa

Haleiwa—Drone Style! Good fun with Joan Dantzig and Robert Hernandez! A change in perspective is sometimes a good thing! Got the bird up again! it had bee a while. I actually took her off the beginner mode for the first time and got her up to 100 meters! SCARY!! I lost her for a minute… Continue reading Drone Over Haleiwa

Outdoor Lighting Workshop–April 21, 2018

Our next Specialty Class: Outdoor Lighting April 21, 2018 Taking it to the streets: 8 hour seminar that will emphasize outdoor lighting and photographing models outdoors. Seminar includes a three-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models. Topics include: Modifying sunlight Open shade Scrims and reflectors Using strobes Quality of light issues Controlling your backdrop… Continue reading Outdoor Lighting Workshop–April 21, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day in Wacky Waikiki!

Never a dull moment in Wacky-Wacky Waikiki! Where else can you get a beach volleyball match (UH beat USC 3-2–GO ‘BOWS!) AND a St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the same time on the same block! Gotta love Waikiki!   For the newbies: the images were created with a 70-200mm zoom. The combination of a long… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day in Wacky Waikiki!

Some fascinating history!

My cousin posted this image on my Facebook page and asked if it was true. I didn’t know, but had a great time researching the question. I found this fascinating page listing 20 historic “first” photos in history. Look to the past to understand where we are now and where we are going!  

Beauty Lighting Set-up

This was also an Instagram post that I think deserves its own blog post. My good friend Robert Hernandez posted a ”behind-the-scenes” image a few days ago featuring a California Sunbounce scrim. I commented that the Sunbounce gear was great and that I have used the silver reflector for many years.  It is my “go-to”… Continue reading Beauty Lighting Set-up

How to Photograph People Wearing Glasses

This was one of our recent Instagram posts, but I think it is important enough to warrant a separate blog entry. Creating beautiful portraits or fashion images is difficult enough, but the fun really begins when your model is wearing glasses! UGH! Those reflections from the strobes are guaranteed to mess things up…or are they?… Continue reading How to Photograph People Wearing Glasses

Lines in Composition

The use of lines is one of many very effective compositional tools. Lines are important because they lead your viewer into the photograph and can literally direct your viewer where you want there eyes to go. You can move your viewer’s attention around the image by carefully placing your line elements within the frame. However,… Continue reading Lines in Composition