A few weeks ago, I was approached about trying to do a shoot with Christmas lights. I didn’t realize how fun it was to play with these during a shoot, or think about the warmth created when having the lights directly around you. We had a powwow to get a general vibe for the shoot and got started. We shot with just the Christmas lights as a source and brought out a strobe for me to get some practice in. There was also a mixing up of the gear even more so than usual since I had random items on hand. Even though the final images could have been edited to match, I took a different approach. The specific cameras gave me a feel, the Nikon was dark and “contrasty” while the I felt light and softer with the Fuji.
Nikon D750 with a black backdrop
Fuji XT-2 on the couch with light walls
Hung out with @kougs for a little walk around a hotel in Waikiki. The lighting had changed from the last time I took photos there so things didn’t go as planned, but we still managed to get something out of it. more “Tourist time”
Time management is one of the many things I need to work on when it comes to life. This post with Monica has been long overdue. more “CatParty Walks 05 Monica”
A few weeks ago, I stopped by one of the local camera stores in Honolulu called Eight Elements Camera. I was playing with my Contax when the owner mentioned that he carried the 45mm F2 Carl Zeiss planar lens that was unlisted.
more “Contax 45mm lens”
The photos from one of my sunset walks were not as outstanding as I had hoped them to be. I decided to return with another friend in hopes of getting more experience under my belt. Eric took lead while photographing Naomi and Sara hung out as a test subject. more “Sunset Practice”
This isn’t exactly the type of Cat Portrait I’m aiming towards in my life, but maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting closer. I met with Cat and her sister, Ms Valentine at Bread and Butter Cafe to start off our session. I have shot with Cat on a few occasions before and she is always so full of energy. This was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting her sister. These little photo walks are always super casual, so I was surprised to hear that Ms Valentine was nervous to join us. more “CatParty Walks 04 Ms Valentine and Cat”
Hung out at the beach with Anne for little shoot. It’s been several months since I had a chance to take photos with her so I brought a bunch of extra cameras to compensate. My Fuji Instax wide and Contax G1 seen a decent amount of action in between the digital photos with my Canon. My GoPro was set on a tripod to record the video. I also had my Yashica 635 on hand, but didn’t have a chance to bring it out, perhaps I reached my limit at 4 cameras per shoot. more “CatParty Walks 03 Anne”
Toshiko joined in for a quick walk around a park with me and my cameras. The weather in Hawaii has been ridiculously hot so we kept to the shade of the trees. more “CatParty Walks Toshiko”