Monday, October 10, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society Meeting Announcement
Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
Date: October 11, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Guest Speaker:  Mr. Greg Keast
Title:  Using a drone for photography and videography
Many of us have seen marvelous photos and videos utilizing drones. Greg will explain the actual details of operating them and the capabilities of his model. He has written his own detailed instruction manual. Also Greg will explain the recently enacted regulations on drone operation for both amateurs and professionals. He will show some of his photos and videos and also bring his drone to the meeting.
Greg is a producer, publisher and photography enthusiast living in Hawaii. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and several years of experience in filmmaking, editing, and sound recording.
He has published two books on videography and film editing, Shot Psychology and the Art of the Cut. His new book is called DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Basic Reference.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society September Meeting Announcement  

Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
Date: September 13, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Meeting: Third Quarter Photography Print Contest / Special Image Sharing by:  

Brenda Coleman
Title:       In the Wild
Bio:  Brenda is a happy, retired Department of the Defense employee who loves travelling, planning the next trip, and learning the art of taking pictures.  She is a Canon user and consider herself a student of photography attending photo workshops and watching a lot of CreativeLive programs trying to learn new techniques.

Lytha Conquest:
Title:    Traveling Through The Underwater World
Lytha will show photos from some of the diving trips that she has gone on.  She has spent a great deal of her time underwater (even having a job as a mermaid for 6 years). She has found photography to be the best way to be a tourist in the watery realm, having given up fish and occasionally shell collecting, following the philosophy “Take photos, leave bubbles”.  By using a wide-angle lens, she tries to share the feeling of place with the viewer.

Stanley Chun:
Bio: Stanley has been past president of both HPS and Camera Club Council of Hawaii.  He has many years of photographic experience and has enjoyed photographing sports and cultural events such as Keiki Hula and Merrie Monarch Festival.

Members may share images. 

Third Quarter Photography Print Contest: (Must be a HPS member, current on dues)

*Please note: All scores will be accumulated with an award given at the end of the year to the member with highest total score.

The winner of the highest total score accumulated for 2015 was Erick Tsukiyama.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society August Meeting
When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Where: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker:  Mr. Gerald H. Emmerich, Jr., HonPSA, GMPSA/b
Title: The Polar Bears of Churchill
In November 2014 my wife and I went to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see and photograph polar bears.  Along the way, we also were able to photograph the Northern Light, sled dogs, waterfalls, and snow-covered landscapes. This presentation will also discuss why the polar bears are dependent on the ice flows of Hudson Bay and what their chances are for survival.  And of course, this presentation will have lots of photos of polar bears – as my wife says, “They’re so darn cute!”

Bio:  Gerry has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975.  He served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) from 1996 until 2013, and he presented all of the shows for the Wisconsin Circuit.  He is also a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders and has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001.
He joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Director, PSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21.  In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA’s Region Director of the Year award; in 2003 he was the recipient of PSA’s Stuyvestant Peabody Memorial Award; and in 2012 he received the prestigious PSA President’s Award.  Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees from 2009 to 2013.  He was awarded HonPSA honors in 2013.
Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions – Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel, and he has been a TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003.  He has over 6,800 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 41 best of show awards.  Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and was first in the world in projected photojournalism in 2011.  He was also awarded the GMPSA distinction in 2011.  His photos of Hawaii were featured in the “Distinctive Image” article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy calendars from 1992 through 2009.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society July Meeting Announcement
Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
Date: July 12, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Speaker:  Mr. Hal Ing
Hal will give a presentation on the new wave of Mirrorless cameras that are being produced.  Mirrorless cameras are becoming highly popular, especially with travelers who appreciate the light weight.  He will bring his cameras and housings and show how he uses them for his all-time favorite activity, underwater photography.  Hal has put together several photobooks from his recent trips so that you can see how well the cameras perform. 
Hal Ing is a long-time photographer and passionate about camera technology.  He has managed several local camera stores (Snapshot & Ritz Camera) and is presently enlightening consumers about photographic technology at the Navy Exchange.  Hal is happiest outdoors with a camera in his hand or talking to people about camera technology.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society June Meeting Announcement

Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building
Date: June 14, 2016 Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Meeting: Second Quarterly Photography Print Contest / Special Image Sharing by:
Bob Trinka, Shun Wah Wong, Cora Ushijima, Stan Oka, and Ryan Sakamoto

Bob Trinka, Since retiring I have been able to devote much of my time behind the camera as well as traveling to many interesting places. It has been a continuous learning process that has improved my ability as a photographer.
Shun Wah Wong is a System Analyst by day. She took up photography seriously when she signed up for the beginning photography class at Kaimuki Adult Ed.  She's always loved looking at anyone's trip photos but her enthusiasm for photography really grew ever since picking up her first digital camera, a canon S45 point and shoot. Since then, she's upgraded to DSLR, then to the recent purchase of a Canon 6D. Because her job requires mostly left brain thinking, photography has allowed her to stretch her right brain thinking.
Cora Ushijima has enjoyed taking photographs of family and friends since she was in high school.  She enjoys photographing memorable events and turning them into slideshows that can be enjoyed throughout the years.  “Catching a special moment comes at the least expected time so you will hardly ever find me without a camera."  Her favorite things to shoot are birthdays, graduations, weddings and places she visits.
Title: Paris, Switzerland, Rome and Venice
Stan Oka, While growing up on the island of Maui, Stan spent much of his time interacting in his natural surroundings.  This included hiking in the forest or coastal areas, snorkeling, and studying about Hawaii’s natural history.  This is reflected in his lifelong interest in nature photography.  “My favorite setup is using a Canon 7D MKII equipped with a Canon 100 mm f2.8 macro lens with extension tubes and a macro ring flash for close up native plant photos or the Canon 100-400 mm f4.5 telephoto zoom lens for photographing native birds and wildlife.  I prefer the freedom of hand holding my camera/lens combination but there’s a lot to be said for using a steady tripod.  
I enjoy sharing my personal glimpses of our natural environment with others in hopes that they create a lasting impression that inspires others to visit and conserve nature.”
Tonight I would like to share my experiences in learning about the world of macro photography.
Ryan Sakamoto, “I am a self-taught advanced amateur fine art photographer, I’ve always been drawn to the sea, there’s something about her that’s always calls to me.  A majority of my work is based around the ocean whether shooting seascapes or personal projects.  Whenever I’m standing on the shoreline, I feel a sense of peace as I hear the heartbeat of the ocean as each wave wash onto the shore, it calms my soul.  I try to recreate that feeling in my seascape imagery.  I also love shooting environmental portraiture, I guess you call it a sub hoppy to my seascapes.” 
Title: Size Matters