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Note: Aquatography by Zak Noyle and Canon: Fun with Flash have limited attendance.
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This will be a morning session where participants will be able to use Canon DSLR’s and Aquatech Waterhousings. receiving guidance from World Renown, Surf Photographer Zak Noyle, Canon’s Lead Trainer, Jon Lorentz and Brock Ladd from Aquatech. This workshop is limited to 30 people. A waiver form will be sent to confirm participation.
NOTE: Limited to 30 people
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Zak Noyle, Jon Lorentz and Brock Ladd
Paul Atkins is an American cinematographer specializing in natural history films. Atkins is known for the footage of killer whales preying on seal pups in the BBC’s The Trials of Life (1990), for which he won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Atkins also was the director of photography for the Cape Horn unit for the feature film Master and Commander, which won an Academy Award for Cinematography by Russell Boyd, ASC. Atkins has been nominated for an Emmy award numerous times, winning it for his work in Great White Shark (1995) (Cinematography), and Hawai‘i: Strangers in Paradise (1991) (Cinematography, Outstanding Cultural Programming). Recently he has formed a partnership with Terrence Malick, serving as a second-unit director for The Tree of Life (2011) and Malick’s currently untitled sixth feature, as well as director of photography for Voyage of Time (2016).
Learn to have fun with your flash! This hands on workshop will teach you how to get creative flash images. Use High Speed sync to freeze water drops at different stations.
With this workshop you can learn at your own pace, so bring your camera, an SD memory card and a charged battery.
No flash needed, we will have all the flashes for you. Don’t be afraid of your flash any longer. Everyone will walk away with some amazing images and you will learn while doing.
NOTE: Limited to 16 people
This workshop has reached its capacity. No more openings are available.
Canon Product Educator
* Capture One is a RAW converter, image editor and asset manager favored by enthusiast to professional worldwide. It’s the fastest solution to realize the potential of your images with a host of creative tools and workflow accelerators.
We often deliberate for weeks, months maybe years on what camera to buy. But most likely we don’t put the same amount of thought in the software we use to bring our RAW files to life into their final completed form.
However, it can often be the deciding factor in deciding what pictures make the cut and what don’t! Do you know how much information your image truly holds? Just how much can you recover from the Shadows and Highlights? Can you enhance those great sunset colors even further or add your own creative flair to that special Wedding image? Could I selectively adjust one part of the image to bring focus there or correct some element?
With whatever your camera of choice is, you already have the the building blocks in place for a great image. Now let Capture One help you in achieving your final vision with powerful tools, but the minimum of time and fuss.
In this seminar, learn how to get started with Capture One in a few simple steps and see why makes it a great choice to pair with your camera. Learn just how far you can push a RAW file in Capture One, not to mention the scope for color and contrast adjustments, layered adjustments and more!
A Capture One Educator & Expert
Nick Kawakami, a licensed real estate agent and professional photographer, showcases how to transform ordinary listings into extraordinary presentations.
Nick will present how he photographs a house or condo that he will be selling. See his point of view as a Realtor and Photographer.
Photographer/Real Estate Agent
The focus of this seminar is to empower participants with the knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is.
Showing over 200 individual photographs from Eric Joseph’s personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson-Infinity, Epson, Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome. Learn how to turn “ordinary images in to extraordinary prints.”
We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers
Bring a thumb drive with a few images only (RGB, 300 dpi, TIFF or JPEG file) and we will print your image with a custom profile on a wide-format printer. Learn everything you will want to know about taking control of the printing process.
Eric Joseph, Senior V.P. Business & Product Development
Cheryl Kelleher Walsh, Underwater Fine Art Photographer.
In this presentation, Ben will discuss the benefits to a complete Phase One medium format workflow, including both hardware and software considerations. This will cover setting up and optimizing the XF camera system, working with a tethered setup and other hardware integrations. Once the files are within Capture One, we’ll work with the most efficient way of editing, adjusting and processing out files ready for delivery. This is not an introduction to Capture One, but rather a focus on utilizing it in the most efficient way possible to spend less time editing and organizing and more time working on your craft.
Capture One Pro Trainer
What are the keys to making a wedding memorable for your clients, in both the immediate wedding day experience and in your lasting photography? How do you create time and space for couples to interact in deep and meaningful ways? And how does that play into the wedding day and final photos? And what do cats have to do with all of this?
Andy Stenz wants to share with you his knowledge, experience, and humor of what he’s learned over the last ten years shooting weddings. Whether you’ve been shooting weddings for years, or are interested in shooting your first, Andy’s approach to his work can help you serve your clients better.
Adventurer & Photographer
Acclaimed artist and commercial photographer Joel Grimes takes you behind the scenes and teaches you the fundamentals of his favorite lighting techniques that will enable you to take your photography to the next level. Joel stresses the importance of developing your creative process while mastering the technical aspects of your craft, because it is your creative vision that will set you apart from all the rest.
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Join Canon for an introduction to photography. Learn the basics of photography; aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and understand the effects your choices have on your imagery.
Canon Lead Trainer
Customer Experience Innovation Division
Workshop: SAT30 *Recently Added
Enhance your photography skills while traveling the world on nearly any budget with XPLORCO!
Whether you are an aspiring photographer or a pro, our membership will inspire you to embark on your next scenic adventure. Meet like-minded members from around the world and engage in experiences that will help develop your craft. We’ve partnered with top brands to provide our members endless options at wholesale rates. Our curated tour providers include: National Geographic, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Viking Cruises, Collete Tours, Globus Journeys, and many more.
NB – This class requires you already have a basic understanding of Capture One.
In this class we will concentrate on three techniques to bring your images to the next level.
1. Working with Layers. Learn how to dodge and burn, selectively sharpen and bring focus to areas of an image, all within Capture One.
2. Color Edits. Understand how to make critical or broad selections, edit colors and use the Skin Tone tool to perfect skin tones.
3. Color Grading. Learn how to use the Color Balance tool in combination with Layers for ultimate control.
A Capture One Educator & Expert
Born and raised in Hawai‘i Tim Huynh is inspired to capture everyday life in Honolulu through street photography. Always on the hunt to make pictures that ask more questions than answers. Why I shoot street? What is street? Why people shoot street?
What Makes a Good Street Photograph? A good street photograph must evoke an emotion from the viewer. Will they laugh, cry, be sad, feel happy or make them more curious? Learn about framing, light, and emotional context.
Join Hawai‘i Camera’s Community Creative, Darcy Fiero (@darcyfierophotography), to learn how to find your unique and compelling shot in a variety of landscape scenes. Using a combination of basic composition guidelines, Darcy will share her thoughts from the moment she arrives on location to patiently creating her desired shot.
Don King has been making waves in Hollywood for years. He is best known for his underwater cinematography and second unit D.P. work in such films as Soul Surfer, Blue Crush, Riding Giants, Cast Away, Die Another Day, Step Into Liquid and Charlie’s Angels II.
In the past year Don filmed the water work in the Descendants, Just Go With It, Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Battleship, Hear After , & the tv series Off the Map. His commercial work this summer include Chanel directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Nike directed by Lance Accord, & Disney Resorts.
Don also shot (on land & sea) for the Emmy award winning TV series LOST for 6 seasons.
His directorial credits include the 2005 Laird Hamilton’s American Express commercial, 2006 Cool Water commercial and All Aboard the Crazy Train, which won best documentary short at the 2005 Maui Film Festival, & best cinematography at the X-Dance festival & the opening scene of Die Another Day (2nd unit director)
A Hawai‘i state swimming champion and NCAA Stanford championship water polo player, he’s been trained to shoot in the most intense situations. His adventures include sailing across the Indian Ocean from Bali to Madagascar in a traditional wood & bamboo canoe for which he was knighted.
Photographer, Cinematographer & Film Maker
Landscape photography is a simple process and yet at the same time may be extremely complicated.
Think about it… It is easy to go out and take a photo of a landscape. Although there is no way you can control the environment. Much of landscape photography is a hurry up and wait process, looking for great light and compelling compositions.
Join Canon’s Senior Marketing Specialist, Mason Higa, as he shares with you how to get started with landscapes by learning the tips and techniques to improve your landscape photography, how to prepare for a trip and what to do in the field.
Senior Marketing Specialist
An explanation to the key fundamentals of capturing the beauty of the night sky in proper form. Stan will explain and guide you through the techniques he’s personally uses in his favorite field of photography. You will take away the understanding of the 500 rule giving you those sharp pin pointed stars, the elimination of light pollution with the Hoya intensifier, and how to capture single shot star trials and more.
Join RED DIGITAL CINEMA, MAXX DIGITAL and BERAD STUDIO for a hands-on workshop that focuses on RED’s MONSTRO 8K VV, RED’s new cinematic Full Frame sensor for DSMC2 cameras, in addition to HELIUM 8K S35, GEMINI 5K S35 and IPP2 workflows. Attendees will also learn tips and tricks to help get the most out of RED’s line of DSMC2 cameras, including the following topics:
James Lucarelli has been with RED for 7 years assisting customers and providing hands on camera training. In addition to assisting RED customers, James is fully RED certified Re-education TA, and has extensive experience working with the various vertical markets as well. Before becoming the West Coast Territory Manager, James was part of the Sports Media team, and also assisted with Military, Medical and Educational customers as well.
Brad Watanabe is the owner and founder of Berad Studio and Hawai‘i Shoots. After six years of experience at Motion Theory in L.A. and five years freelancing in Hawai‘i, Brad decided it was time to test his business chops as the owner and creative director of Berad Studio in 2013.
James Lucarelli and Brad Watanabe
Create amazing studio portraits with the most basic equipment. Learn how to control light, create beautiful diffused light, WOW your clients with colored gels and create mystery with shadow effects. Scott will demonstrate his secret techniques used by thousands of photographers around the world to create stunning results. With a Bliss model
Scott Robert Lim
Ryan Moss is an award winning photographer and filmmaker that resides in Oahu. The moments he has documented over the past several years have made their way into several international film festivals as well as having graced the pages of National Geographic and Outside Magazine.
His editing process is heavily reliant on copious amounts of coffee, Red Bull, and Snicker bars. Having a well-organized and redundant data management system is vital to being able to deliver assets to his clients in a timely manner. He often finds himself working in the field and relying heavily on portable work stations. His go to gear includes, Red Digital Cinema Weapon, Nikon Nikor Glass, SPL Warehousing, G-Technology Hard Drives and Adidas Terrex clothing.
It’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker/story teller. With the advancements in technology that are being offered at affordable prices it has become easier than ever before to give your film a large budget production feel. There are endless possibilities when it comes to camera equipment, where it be still or motion. But, what equipment is right for you?
Through his experiences, he will help you figure out what is the right gear for your next big adventure and how a little preplanning can go a long way. The future of filmmaking really is just a matter of how far you are willing to push the boundaries. We’ve come to a point where every camera system is far too advanced for the output that are available on the market. So it really is up to us to let our creativity thrive and not rely on gimmicks and trends.
Director of Photography
This is a special bonus session and will focus on how to create stunning results with constant lighting in low light. This is a hands on class shooting in beautiful Waikiki at night! Scott will share his world famous techniques and tricks on how to create stunning images in a cluttered environment. Learn what gear and camera settings to use to create WOW in just a few minutes on location.
Scott Robert Lim
Point> Shoot>Eat> Repeat. It’s a mouth full. Finally you may use your smart phone at the table. Eat as you shoot, Shoot as you eat. Learn quick lighting tips and how to play with your food, to make it look good.
The students & chefs of Kapi‘olani Culinary School, along with photographer Ric Noyle and food stylist Karen Jones will help you make the best image of your food no matter what the lighting conditions! Learn how you can help your friends by back lighting their food and get to know Lume Cube and all of its endless lighting possibilities. Cost includes 3-course dinner Hurry!
Win a Lume Cube,diffuser and hot shoe mount with the best Instagram post. #pointshooteatrepeat
*All proceeds go directly to KCC Culinary School. You must register directly with KCC to attend this dinner.
Space is limited to 30 people! RSVP by September 4, 5pm.
Please call Kristy at 734-9499
An explorer and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. A high school drop-out at 14 to summiting Everest without oxygen, his life has followed an irregular arc.
His camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalaya of Nepal to the forgotten war zones of Angola, Uganda, and Pakistan—all in an attempt to capture not only the soul of exploration but also the paradoxes and surprising similarities inherent in our human family. Richards is a passionate climber as well as social documentarian and has carved a niche as one of the world’s leading photographers, pursuing the genres from adventure, to geo-political and social impact, to portraiture. His images have appeared in National Geographic magazine, Outside, and the New York Times, and his film work has won awards at nearly every major adventure film festival, including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. As a social influencer, his social platforms have garnered billions of impressions worldwide and in August 2017, an abridged biography of his life story was published as the cover story in Outside Magazine.