So for those that follow my social media posts you might have heard the news but a new era of photography is upon me…drone time. It’s been a long time coming and finally made the plunge last month. Finally receiving this amazing piece of technology this past week I had the chance to test it out yesterday. My mind has been racing for a long time with possibilities of compositions and potential images. Now the chance to capture these is here.
To answer the obvious question; yes I will be testing for my Part 109 to be commercially viable. Studying has commenced and look to take the test in Aug or Sept.
This is the first test image I took (after some video of friends) and am pretty surprised already. To capture this I took 6 images; 2 rows of 3, and then was automatically stitched using Lightroom. Going to be a fun adventure!
Better late than never. This image was taken on 1/1/2015 in an unassuming kinda place. But the sunset was full on 360 craziness and couldnt resist this simple composition. Here’s to a great 2015! Gonna be a wild ride!
Rented myself an underwater housing for the last week and a half. And considering I am a land-based mammal it’s been pretty fun! Definitely a learning curve and needed to shoot more but was great to expand my repertoire 🙂 Caught this photo of a friend of mine diving under a wave at Secret’s Beach and liked it in both color and black and white…so here are both versions. Start the debate below!
Had the chance to hike down to Hanakapi’ai, with my sister (she’s visiting from Boston), a few days ago and as usual am wowed by this place I call home. Something from a spot I have shot before but the colors were brilliant with the bright midday sun. Nature’s palette! Thought I’d share this quick one and enjoy!
Admittedly this is 2 days late. And pretty telling of where life stands as of current. May 7th is my Kauaiversary. My land date. Forever burned in to my synapses as the beginning of the current phase of my life. I landed at night. Without ever having been to Hawaii in my life. Was picked up at the airport by my employer at the time who I hadn’t seen in a year and driven north to where I was to live and work, Princeville. At some point along the ride I asked “so where’s the ocean”, which at that point we pulled over to the side of the highway and rolled down the window. The spot was Kealia just north of Kapa’a on the east side of the island. The ocean, not more than a couple of hundred yards from the car. Next was the mysterious rain that was falling without a cloud to originate from. Stars above. Rain on the windshield. Fascinating! And finally to my studio apartment for the next month. My landing pad.
The next morning brought what I would eventually come to be accustomed to, trade showers and the sun which was to show me the incredible beauty outside my door of the north shore. 3000’+ mountains, waterfalls, Rainbow Eucalyptus and Plumeria. I walked down to work…my Canon 20D in hand. Snapping away. A rather surreal experience. The idea; move to Kauai to open a new restaurant and manage. Then reevaluate after 6 months. Probably go back to Utah to ski another season…
…6 years later. 3 Galleries. And the journey’s just begun 🙂
Thank you to everyone that’s been a part of the last 6 years and of course to this island that’s taken me in, challenged me, and always given me what I need. Whether I liked it or not.
It’s hard to know when something happens in one’s life that can alter their current reality. Could be turning left instead of right, going to that party that you really were too exhausted to go to and meeting your future husband/wife, ordering cream of broccoli soup instead of minestrone and getting food poisoning…whichever it is….life has those events. Approximately 4 years ago I was able to capture an image that changed my career. Did I realize it at the time? No…I was just excited to photograph this wave phenomenon. And that year I decided to say @^!# it and enter some contests. Then it started to happen. Waking up one morning early fall to see an email from Popular Photography Magazine that I had won their “Through The Lens” competition. A little ways down the line an email from American Photo Magazine come in….Nature Photo Of The Year…and it continued.
It’s hard to say what it all meant. Whether it was the impetus to keep me moving in a direction I wasn’t sure was going to work out or just briefly validated that I got lucky once and was in the right place at the right time.
Well, now we are here, 4 years later, 3 aFeinberg Galleries and over 1,000 Collectors from Beijing to Britain. Who knows what the next 4 years will bring but I know that I have been truly blessed by the island of Kauai to have been able to cultivate my being and abilities out here to be able to share with all of you.
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May we continue this together….to infinity and beyond 😉
Another year down and another slideshow! This year I have LOTS of unreleased/unposted work and decided to sneak a few never before seen images in to this edition. It was an incredible year that I could probably even write a book on. Opened 2 aFeinberg Galleries; Poipu & St. Regis-Princeville. Started traveling to the mainland every 6 weeks and now have been able to greatly expand my portfolio in directions I thought would take a lot longer. Here’s to the future and having you all along for the ride!
Much thanks and Shaloha!
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I’m not quite sure how this movie came across my path. Spending a lot of time on the internet I guess it was bound to happen. And when I saw it was coming to Honolulu. I couldnt resist.
“Chasing Ice” is what I am referring to. http://www.chasingice.com/ Having seen the preview I knew how beautiful it was going to be. Also, being fairly educated on the current events I’m also no stranger to the fact that our planet is changing. So walking in to the theater I felt prepared to watch something pretty. What we got was a tremendously sobering exposé in no uncertain terms how dire the situation the planet is currently under. Of course my skin would tingle when the grand scenes were laid out before us. Massive icebergs with tiny boats under gorgeous light. My shutter finger just twitches. What was truly remarkable was being able to take something seemingly slow in change and animating it. By showing timelapse of glacier’s change we are able to see in ‘real’ time what is actually happening. Maybe the single most dramatic impact of the film.
I feel that we all know people that may seem skeptical of this “global climate change” and whether we believe it or not I urge EVERYONE to see this film. Please.
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