Zak Noyle isn't your typical extreme sports athlete. Considered one of the best surf photographers in the world, Zak lives his life on the edge. He is an outdoor photographer with a truly unique perspective on surf and sea. Based on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, Zak spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world's most magnificent ocean environment.
Surf photography requires a certain level of careful planning, hard work and a bit of sheer luck. When asked, Zak says “it’s all about being in the right place at the right time,” a sort of formula for finding the best waves of the day. He follows the wind and tide patterns throughout the week, notes changes in weather patterns or inconsistencies and any tips from fellow surfers are always welcome. For Zak, being in the water with his camera when the next big swell rolls through is a lifestyle; its an art, and its a passion.
Lights, Camera, Action! Family owned and operated, Hawaii Media Inc. (HMI) is the largest and most comprehensive equipment rental company servicing the film and television industry in Hawaii. With a 20,000 SF facility, ten full-time employees, in-house repair, a 2,500 SF soundstage and over 3,000 SF of production offices, HMI is truly your one-stop shop for film and television production in Hawaii.
October 4th, 6:30pm – Hawaii Media Inc. – Movie Production Lighting Workshop
First known as a professional sailor who raced in the Whitbread Around the World Race, Onne's keen eye for composition is steeped in his love for the ocean and boats, and the serene beauty they offer when photographed. Often the first choice for commercial assignments, Onne's name is synonymous with getting the job done with brilliant results. His images make an ad campaign rise above the competition and his fine art prints bring his creativity home to your walls or office. Stop into the Newport Gallery to see his amazing fine art photographs and see for yourself why his work is simply the best.
Onne van der Wal’s award winning nautical photography is world renowned for its unique composition, brilliant colors, tack sharp details and his attention to the technicalities of digital photography. From his Newport, RI based studio and retail gallery, Onne and his staff manage his extensive collection of stock and fine art photography of more than one million photographs. Onne’s library holds images from around the globe and features the most beautiful classic yachts, the sleekest racing machines, quiet harbors and secluded beaches, icebergs, and wildlife.
Steve Richard is an acclaimed artist known for his powerful fine art nudes and beautiful illusions. With over 40 years in the world of photography Steve’s work has been published internationally in books and magazines, and he has been featured in numerous journals, blogs, websites and galleries around the world. Steve has a strong personal style and a unique creative vision. His methods for creating beautiful world-class images in camera (without any post-production manipulation) are the results of years of experimentation and hard work. Steve is based out of Canada. Using the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera system allows Steve to capture the image with the detail needed for his fine art photography.
Sculpting the Image – The Art of Creating the Moment
Steve Richard considers himself more of a sculptor and illusionist than a photographer and his approach to photography is definitely from the perspective of and artist. In this workflow session Steve will explain his meticulous method of creating world-class iconic images in camera from start to finish. He will review some of his latest projects and describe the processes and philosophies he uses to develop his ideas. Steve will do a live demonstration of how he works with models, minimal sets and lighting to create beautiful moments within a very simple framework.
Steven has received numerous awards in photography including: a three-year Kodak Professional Photography Division Corporate Grant, Polaroid Corporation Artist Grant, and an Ilford Corporate Grant. Mr. Katzman has exhibited his photographs in numerous galleries and museums in the United States and internationally.
Portrait Photo Credit: Barbara Banks
Steven Katzman is a self-taught photographer who over the years has combined his long-time interest in political science with his photographic journey. Although he does not work from anyone’s theories on the appropriate direction for contemporary art, most of his photographs exemplify the post modernist notion that to be relevant to the final quarter of the 20th century, art needs to be political in nature. Katzman is, however, an artist, not a propagandist. Consequently, his images are not overtly political: the viewer must take time to think about each photograph to arrive at its ultimate message.