A very wet day at Lyon Arboretum - November 7, 2015
WELCOME TO THE EYES OF HAWAII PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB!
We are a laid back, relaxed club whose members are there to not only share their love of photography but also to socialize with other like minded people. Our meetings are held in Ohia 118 on the campus of Kapiolani Community College on the 4th Monday of the month but may change depending upon the KCC schedule. We have a potluck from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and our meeting starts at 7:00pm. Our meetings normally consist of member presentations, the showing of our theme of the Month and a guest speaker. Please feel free to join us at one of our meetings. Visitors may attend 2 meetings before deciding whether to join the club. With over 130 members, the meetings tend to be quite crowded & confusing to some so if you are there for the 1st time, please ask for our Vice-President, Eddie Freeman who also serves as our Ambassador. See you at our next meeting!
-- Christmas Party -- Friday, December 11 --
NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, January 25, 2016 Click to view agenda
Theme for January: "Your Best of 2015"
Use your imagination and send your unique pictures (up to 5) and short videos (up to 7 seconds) to: by 8:00 pm Friday, January 22nd. Please include your name on your pictures, i,e. GaryNakanishi_DSC00352 and enter: "EOH January Theme" in the subject line. Pictures should be at least 1024 x 768 pixels or larger.
You must be a EOH Member in good standing to submit pictures or videos.
Mahalo to Lance Wong for his very interesting and informative talk on the Tattoo Expo.
Mahalo to Minori Inoue for this photo
Mahalo to EOH Vice President Eddie Freeman for his very informative talk and great pictures on the State of Hawaii Exceptional Tree Project and the Maunawili Estate.
Mahalo to EOH Member Brenda Coleman for her pictures of Iceland.
The theme for November was "Down and Dirty." Mahalo to Don Rostow for putting the show together.
Mahalo to Cora Hiranaka who was our Member Spotlight for November.
Her show is entitled "Through My Lens"
EOH Tentative Meeting schedule for 2015. Dates are subject to change by KCC:
November 23 - Monday
December 11 - Christmas Party
The officers for 2015-2016:
President: Milton Hee
Executive Committee: All of the above officers plus:
If you have any suggestions or want to help in anyway, please contact any one of the
If you have a photo opportunity you would like to share, please email
BOTANICAL GARDENS MACRO & FLOWER WORKSHOPS
Several members of the EOH will be conducting macro and flower photography workshops at the Honolulu Botanical Gardens.
This purpose of the workshops is to inform people about the different botanical gardens and to teach people about macro and flower photography.
Please feel free to join us.
KOKO CRATER BOTANICAL GARDEN
Macro and Flower Photography Photoshoot: Saturday, November 28, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
This will be a very slow walk through Koko Crater Botanical Gardens in search of insects, flowers and other closeup subjects.
Fee: FREE Information/Registration: Phone 522-7066
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EDDIE AIKAU
The opening ceremony of the Eddie Aikau will be on Thursday, December 3rd, 3:00pm at Waimea Bay.
From Ross Hamamura:
SHOOTING, LIGHTING & POSING WORKSHOP
Hawaii workshop still has open spaces!!
Come learn from one of the most amazing photographers from California Jason Lanier.
If your really serious about expanding your knowledge in photography now is your chance.
Don't miss your opportunity guys as workshop prices increase next year.
Please take anyone you think would love to come.
Come join ME in Oahu Hawaii for 2 days of amazing shoots!!!!!
We go to REAL LOCATIONS with REAL MODELS, which means you will get REAL RESULTS. We meet in the hotel lobby and where we will then carpool to our locations to shoot. Travel time can vary between 30-60 minutes which gives us plenty of time to get to know each other and discuss our various needs prior to us shooting. I always keep my workshops flexible but below is a rough outline of the items that we will cover:
*Posing- the ABC's of posing and how you can get the best shots out of each one of your clients.
*Lighting- how to use lighting and more importantly, WHEN to use it. Subjects covered will include; natural lighting, video lighting, off camera flash, and on camera flash.
*Shooting- how to get the right exposure in different shooting environments. How to shoot in complete manual including your flash! How to set your composition to include the essentials and leave out the non-essentials.
--Day 1 of the workshop will include heavy instruction and hands-on shooting where you get to observe and participate with Jason in the shooting process. This is critical for you to see how Jason builds the fundamentals of his shots that help them to have that pop that people love.
--Day 2 of the workshop will provide some more flexibility for the group. During certain portions of the workshop those who are more advanced and want to shoot some on their own with Jason's assistance nearby are able to branch out a bit and come to Jason for help as needed. Those who are still learning and want to stick right next to Jason to watch him shoot can stay with him for the duration of Day 2 and get some more individualized training.
In other words, there is something for everyone to be able to do based on their respective skill level. Enough to help the newer photographers without boring the more experienced ones...
**Weather concerns: Should the weather turn bad we will have other indoor locations we can shoot in. Weather is a constant friend or foe to photographers so learning to adapt to it is critical for your learning curve. Regardless of the weather we will find a way to shoot and make it amazing. Some of my most amazing images have come during rain, snow, cold, or extreme heat when I had to find a way to get it done. Regardless we will find great places and create beautiful imagery. Please also note that we will always make sure everyone has the opportunity to stay comfortable.
*Please let us know if you will not have your own transportation so we can help you make carpool arrangements.
*Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing on all shoots and use your best judgment to make sure you bring appropriate clothing to factor in the time of day you will be shooting. You might want to bring an extra pair of sandles/shoes as I have been known to get feet wet quite frequently.
*Please bring snacks and bottled water as many of the places we go will not have any services available for food and beverage. We also highly recommend to use the restroom prior to our group shoot. We will always make sure to get to a restroom location during the middle of the shoot to give everyone a break when we go for lunch.
*Please bring all the gear you have including monopods, tripods, reflectors, flashes, etc. and plenty of batteries. Also make sure to charge all of your gear 100% prior to the shoot so you don't end up running out. Make sure to clear your memory cards and have at least 12gb available to shoot with. We personally recommend even more if you can. We will really encourage you to shoot in RAW so having the appropriate amount of memory is very important.
We can't wait to see you and look forward to an amazing time together!!!!
Jason Lanier Photography
I live in Chicago and am a member of 2 camera clubs. I am planning a trip to Hawaii in January and do a cruise of 4 Islands.
Do your members have any special places to recommend for OUTSTANDING photo opportunities?
I like Landscape, Nature and Birds.
Thanks in advance
FOR SALE -
Rokinon 85mm f1.4 (nice bokeh, decent image quality, manual focus) for $190. Lens has been well cared for.
PROCAMERA HAWAII is offering EOH members a 15% discount on rental items.
Just show your membership card when you see Tony.
Congratulations to Stan Chun who had his picture of the Hula Girls published in the Alaska Airlines Magazine.
Hale Aina Awards Pics (Honolulu Magazine) by Ross Hamamura
Outstanding Video of the Okinawan Festival by Jenly Chen
Cliff Kimura's Pictures from the Okinawan Festival can be seen here:
Milton Hee's Pictures from the Okinawan Festival can be seen here:
Eddie Freeman's Pictures from the Okinawan Festival can be seen here:
Cora Hiranaka's Pictures of the Okinwan Festival can be seen here:
Gary Nakanishi's Pictures of the Okinawan Festival can be seen here:
Big Mahalo to Minori Inoue for taking pictures and putting together a great presentation of the UH Gala 50th Anniversary of the Community Colleges.
The photos are so vivid that you can more easily imagine life as it was years ago.
The clarity is astounding and the Colorization looks like it was taken with modern photo gear.
Make sure you watch it on HD setting; you can click on it in the upper right
hand corner of the screen when it starts playing.
Photographic Process Seriew from the George Eastman House. Very interesting and entertaining.
Creativelive.com offers free online classes in photo & video, Art & Design, Music & Audio, Maker & Craft and Business & Money.
Thanks to EOH Member Lance Wong for this information.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY
The Hawaii State Library has announced a series of instructor led online courses. Of interest to EOH members is a listing of Digital Photography Courses ranging from Introduction to Photography, How to Take Wildlife pictures, Travel Photography, Photoshop and a number of other courses that may interest you. These courses are free,all you need to have a Hawaii State Library Card.Get on the Library web site: www. libraries hawaii.org and click on the E-Learning.
Need to get your picture printed?
Hawaii Printing Source, a Division of Fujifilm, has a multitude of products and services at their Waiphu St. Facility. You can check them out at HawaiiPrintingSource.com.
Diane Ko (owner) of Art Source & Design is offering a discount to EOH members for framing and matting services. Just identify yourself as an Eyes of Hawaii member and they will be happy to help you and give you a quote to frame your photo. They are located just off of Sand Island access Road. Cliff Kimura had his Pacific New Media entry framed at Art Source & Design and was happy with the results. Best to call for an appointment. Diane Ko 352-8242. More info and location at their website.