What: Hawaii Photographic Society February Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Where: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building
When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Cliff Kimura
Topic: Optimizing Your Photos, from Camera to Final Product
While good composition and focus are essential to a good photograph, optimizing after the camera can result to a great finished product. Cliff Kimura is an expert at this and will show you his technique by working on several examples.
Bio: Cliff's passion for photography began with his Father's Canonet rangefinder camera in the late 60's. He quickly moved to the SLR mode by purchasing a Canon F1 camera, which served him well for many years. There was a lull in his photography as digital photography until Digital SLRs became affordable. His passion reignited with the purchase of his first DSLR.
Cliff took courses in photography and the B&W darkroom process in the mid 1980’s. His true calling came when in the 1990’s, he discovered a program called Adobe Photoshop, which allowed him to work on photographs without having to deal with special darkroom setups and hazardous chemicals. In the late 2000’s he started using a new program from Adobe called Lightroom and has been using it since then.
Over the past five years, Cliff placed regularly at the Maui County Fair’s Photo Salon Contest, in 2012 he took first place in the open Color Division. In 2013, his photograph, Killing Time was accepted to the Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2013: The Fifth Annual Statewide Survey Exhibition. Recently he scores merit prints regularly at the Professional Photographer’s of Hawaii quarterly print competition.
One of Cliff’s goal is to educate anyone interested in learning how to use Lightroom or Photoshop and can talk about it for hours.