Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hawaii Photographic Society Meeting
Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
Date: November 15, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Dwight Okumoto
Title of Presentation: Interior Commercial Photography

Bio:
What a wonderful life to be an artist with the freedom of creating visual art! At the youthful age of 9, Dwight’s interest interest in photography really took off with the purchase of his first 35mm SLR.
Portrait studies are Dwight’s main business, but breaking away from the confines of a studio lets him enjoy the recreational side of art.
“Nature has always provided the best backdrops and stages for all to explore.” Dwight enjoys capturing images that are challenging, or are even considered risky and physical.
“Soaring with the birds, weightless in the clouds, fuels my imagination. There are spectacular, unique locations where where many others will not be able to experience. I will take you there with my camera.”
Dwight’s reward is sharing these ventures through his images.


PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA, INC.
CAMERACRAFTSMEN OF AMERICA
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF HAWAII
Master of Photography
Master Artist
Master of Electronic Imaging
Photographic Craftsman
Certified Professional Photographer
Approved Photographic Instructor

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.
Bio:
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. 
Bio:
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.