We are so very proud at the recognition that our “parent” company recently received! It is your commitment to, and enthusiasm for our teaching of digital photography and post-production that makes these awards possible. Joan and I humbly thank you. Mahalo!
I am very pleased to tell you that we have secured one of my favorite—and one of O’ahu’s best models for our class. I’ve worked with Naomye many times and she is great! She is very talented and good fun. I know it will be a great afternoon! The class will be held on November… Continue reading Introduction to Studio Lighting Model Announced
Back in the saddle! Today was my first “New Digital Camera” class since the surgery. Two other classes were postponed because of rain or this stupid cold that has lingered for two weeks. I left the house a little early to fill the bike tires with air and still had an hour before class,… Continue reading Queen Kapiolani Bougainvillea
Fashion Photography and Post-production—I am personally not a fan of “fixing it in Photoshop,” but I am also not a fan of flare in my images. I know that the careful use of camera flare can be an effective tool for the right shot, but, like I said, not a fan. Flare, by the way,… Continue reading Fashion and Post-Production
Travel Photography—Bridges and Stairs. Bridges and stairs might seem like an odd choice for a blog discussion, but I love them! Bridges and stairs can be an iconic part of your location, provide intricate design elements to capture, create a sense of mystery in your scene and, well, create a humorous dynamic that begs to… Continue reading Bridges and Stairs
It was a real thrill for me to photograph the Old Koloa Sugar Mill on Kaua’i. It was an amazing feeling to capture such an important—and controversial—part of the history of Hawai’i. The building and old trucks were in such an amazing state of disrepair. The rust and decay were like ghosts hanging around to… Continue reading Create a Nostalgic Feel in Six Quick Steps
7/18/17 UPDATE: I would like to express my deepest appreciation for all the support and concern expressed to Joan and me over the past few months. Summer classes from June through August were cancelled/postponed while I recover from back surgery. I had a fusion/decompression procedure at the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae in my lower… Continue reading Light and COLOR–plus a post-surgery update
First I want to start by thanking everyone for the amazing support over the past several months. I obviously have not been posting much because I’ve been dealing with some severe back issues that just led to a hopefully successful lower back (L-4/L-5) decompression and fusion surgery. I am not “out of the woods” yet… Continue reading Reflectors—or, More Correctly, Reflected Light
Lisa Marie Scott–former Playboy Playmate and always friendly and supportive even years later. I lost touch with her over 10 years ago. Tripods: Modern lenses have incorporated an absolutely amazing technology that somehow compensates for some of your hand motions/camera shake! Look for something like Image Stabilization (IS), Vibration Reduction (VR) or similar term. The… Continue reading TRIPODS–Do NOT “Cheap Out” on This Critical Piece if Equipment!