Saturday, October 29, 2016

Volume No.6 -- Post No. 8 -- Trying Slide Film

Film Photographer Oahu, Hawaii

I love film.  I took film photography in college and I loved the process of developing my own black and white film.  I am so glad there is a resurgence of interest in film photography.  Don't get me wrong, I love digital photography, but I love film photography even more.  I'm sure you've noticed that a majority of my film work is primarily black and white and that is for the simple reason that I can develop the film at home rather than mailing it out and having a lab develop it.  

This post is featuring slide film.  It is a totally different process as the film has to be mounted on those slide sleeves to place in a projector to view your work.  I was going to participate in a slide film event at Treehouse Hawaii, but darn it, my daytime job got in the way and time just slipped out of my control. Regardless, it was still great to get out and shoot. Here are some highlights...

Ke'ahamoe Beach near Diamond Head, O'ahu (above).  You're not supposed to shoot vertical with slide film, because you can't load them into a slide projector to view.  Good news, it's a digital world and I scanned them. ; )

Pill Box Hike at Pu‘u‘ohulu, Nānākuli, HI

Big Blue Sea, Waianae, O'ahu

Makaha Beach Silhouettes, O'ahu

Sugar Mill, Maui

My Beautiful Wife,  Oh, by the way, Jennifer and I always try to spend time together exploring Oahu and photographing together.  She has her "eye" and I have mine.  If you are curious to see what she photographed, check it out HERE.  I think it's interesting to see what she shot and how she shot it. 

This is just a sampling of the shots I took.  It is always like opening up a gift and seeing what's inside when you see your photos since you do not have an LCD on the back of your camera to view, this is film!  It is a very satisfying feeling!!

P.S.: Looking for an Oahu Photographer? Please feel free to contact the best photographer on Oahu for your family photo shoot at the beach.  Visit Jennifer's website and schedule a session with her today. Check her out and tell her aloha_dave sent you. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Volume No.6 -- Post No. 7 -- I Love Planes and Travel

I love to travel.  It usually means I'm on vacation and I don't need to think about work for a while.  It also means I get to get my creative on and shoot whatever looks cool!!  I only took my film camera on my last trip.  Below are a few photos from my plane window.

Oahu Photographer

777-300ER -- Fuji Acros Neopan 100

Mount St. Helens -- Ilford HP5 Plus film pushed 3 stops

Not sure which plane this is, but its parked at remote Gate 3 41 A at LAX -- Ilford HP5 Plus film pushed 3 stops

 LA industrial area -- Ilford HP5 Plus film pushed 3 stops

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South of LAX at dusk headed of Honolulu -- Fuji Acros Neopan 100

P.S.: Are you vacationing in Hawaii anytime soon and in need of family photography?  Visit Jennifer's website  Better yet, schedule a sunset photo shoot for your family with her.  Tell her Aloha Dave sent you.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @aloha_dave.