Meet Brandon: a friend I made through an interesting Craigslist interaction, who turned out to be super cool and a fun guy to hang with. He came out to Hawaii on a vacation this past weekend with his Phantom 3 Pro, and we had an absolute blast filming adventures from new angles. Below is a short Instagram edit I made with just the smallest sliver of how much cool stuff we shot. Look forward to more of this footage making it in to edits in the near future, including full youtube edits!
Along for these adventures was Sage, Shane Brown, and Alexa. All of them are in some part of this video, and Shane actually put together a short edit of his own as well!
Yesterday I joined Albert and Kaja to summit Lanihuli. Hiking the Lanihuli ridge from the pali lookout has been one of the hikes ive been wanting to do for a while, and I was glad to do it with Albert who is quite experienced and done it a few times.
We started pretty early in the morning (See photos below for the 'just after sunrise' panorama), and took our time, reaching the summit after about 3 or so hours. The ridge-line is only a foot wide (or less) along the majority of it, with sheer cliffs to either side. Once we reached the summit, we descended down the Mo'ole valley trail, to check out some waterfalls (which were dry since there hasnt been much rain recently) and completed the hike by walking through a old runoff tunnel. (The picture makes it look small, but we were actually able to stand up fully inside of it most of the way)
Looking forward to hiking with these two more!
This past weekend was an amazing experience, my friend Ryan asked if I was busy and could fly over to Big Island and be the subject for a few photographers. What he didnt tell me is that I would be working with Vincent Laforet while he tested out the soon-to-be-released Flagship Canon EOS 1DX MKII. (Canon made the announcement for its release on the day after we completed shooting.)
What made this an unreal experience was not just the fact that I was being shot by a prototype camera, or that I was getting to work with such an incredible photographer, but the wealth of knowledge that Vincent was willing to share. It was amazing to be a part of a shot, and then get to hear Vincent talk about how he set it up the way he did, and what he wanted to accomplish on the next take. Truly a valuable experience and one I wont forget soon.
Besides shooting diving at South Point, we also made the trek up to MaunaKea for some above the clouds and night shots. Below are a few shots that Vincent was kind enough to share with me. For other shots he did, go check out his blog here.