Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Back visiting Australia


Just returned back to Okinawa after a week in Australia visiting family and friends from north of the Sunshine coast in QLD down as far as Byron bay just into NSW. It was great to catch up with family I hadn't seen in years and also some new additions. For this trip I wanted to travel light, especially with camera gear as I wasn't going for any "work" shooting, just fun stuff so I took along my Fujifilm X-T1 with just two lenses. The Fujifilm 18-55mm f2.8-4 and cheap but impressive Rokinon 12mm lens which stayed on the body most of the time for landscape shooting.

Having just got back and trying to catch up on wedding editing jobs I haven't had much chance to edit all the photos from Australia yet but heres just a few samples of what I came across.

On the way up to Curra to visit my sister and my nieces new baby twins I came across this cool pub and garage called Hell town hotrods. 

Up early to visit my old climbing playground, The Glass House Mountains


Byron Bay from the lighthouse on a beautiful but windy day. 

Caught up with my old best mates I grew up rollerblading with Dave (Kamo) and Ben (Swami)

Visited Nosa heads. Beautiful area!

Will be posting more photos soon once I get a chance to go through and edit them. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Behind the scenes on a multi location Okinawa Pre Wedding Photoshoot



Come along behind the scenes on a multi location pre wedding photoshoot around Okinawa with Jackie & Jane from Hong Kong. We visit places like Toguchi beach, Cape Zanpa, Murasaki Mura, Gala and more. Video shot entirely on the DJI Osmo by Vish and edited by Alisa Simonds. 

Monday, February 01, 2016

Okinawa aerial demo reel #2

I just finished editing my #2 aerial video mix of various footage shot with the DJI Inspire 1 drone around Okinawa!




I have a lot of fun filming and editing these kinds of videos and hope to incorporate it more into my fotoShisa business this year. Last year was mainly all about practice flying it and getting better at cinematic shots, editing etc.. Not that I'm a master now by any means. But offers have started rolling in from companies wanting to have their company or use some footage of Okinawa for their promotions. 

My latest video has been doing great on social media so far with over 460 shares and 17,000views in just a couple of days. 

All of the locations for the video where shot around Okinawa and surrounding islands like Tokashiki island out in the Kerama island chain, also the famous Kouri island bridge, Zakimi castle, Sesoko island, Kaichu doro for kite surfing and other local spots around here in Yomitan, Onna area. 

The video also stars Jammie Leong and Jenna Leong although they are not related at all. Jenna is my baby girl at the start of the video running along the beach path and Jammie is the model that can be seen on the Tokashiki island beach and is a good friend from Canada. 

Thanks very much for all the support on this video! Please feel free to share it if you haven't already so that others can see the beauty of Okinawa as well.