Where: Makiki District Park
Speaker: Eric Yanagi, professional photographer, computer expert
Topic: Challenges of photographing the Punahou Carnival, how to select and get your shots. Also about the experience of self-published a photo book and will share his carnival book.
(Lytha writes) Eric has always had a camera in his hand ever since high school. His passion has been photographing what others don’t see in common situations. His specialty has been photographing in challenging environments such as:
Ballet (Inland Pacific Ballet in California) – moving dancers in a dim lighting
A movie in production – outdoors in all conditions, including rain
Some of his pictures were included in the UH exhibit “Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikiki,” which opened at the UHM Art Gallery.
Star-Advertiser photo editor George F. Lee said Yanagi's photos capture Waikiki in a time of transition when "streams of visitors and transients from the mainland, hippies, military personnel and the occasional oddball looking for a place to land would be succeeded by a newer breed of visitor attracted by the tourist mecca we would come to know in the 1980s and beyond." (Star-Advertiser, 8/12/12)