About / FAQ 2018-03-18T00:09:52+00:00


I was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Growing up in Hawaii allowed me to gain a first-hand appreciation for our beaches, waters, forests, mountains, our ‘āina. I found a passion for landscape photography in high school and have pursued all sorts of photography since then. Now I specialize in real estate and vacation rental photography, and do landscapes and timelapse for fun. I’m currently attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo for a business degree.

Need real estate or vacation rental photos? Or landscape and timelapse photogaphy? I’d be happy to work with you!

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Sony a6000
Sony a7S 
Sony a7 III on the wish list


Full Frame:
Sony Zeiss 16-35 f/4
Sony 28-70mm
Sony Zeiss 70-200 f/4
Rokinon 14mm
Rokinon 24mm
Sony 28mm f/2.0
Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8
Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex

Rokinon 12mm
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 55-210mm

Tripods: The most underrated equipment in a photographer’s setup. Don’t cheap out on them!

Feisol CT-3342 legs + Feisol CB-40D ball head: Very well built and versatile tripod. The best feature is that it lacks a center column. I can get it really low, which I do quite often. It’s also very quick to adjust, which is absolutely necessary when trying to take a photo before the waves crash. It’s also very easy to clean as it can get filthy putting it in seawater and sand.

Slik Pro 723CFL legs + Sirui K-20X ball head – My workhorse for real estate and vacation rental photography.

Sllik Pro 614CF legs  + Sirui C-10X ball head – My ultimate travel tripod.

Sirui T025X legs + Sirui C-10S ball head – So cute and lightweight.

Timelapse stuff:

Alpine Labs Radian – Motorized pan and tilt motion control device that I can control from my phone. It’s small enough to throw in my back and really adds to the dynamic of a timelapse.

Revolve Camera motorized slider – Affordable solution for timelapse and video. Easy setup, but lacks control. It’s a continuous type controller and I have to guess how long it will slide for when shooting longer timelapses.


Tiffen 3-stop ND filter: Couldn’t shoot seascapes without it. Allows me to get long exposures.
Tiffen Circular Polarizer: Makes waterfall photos look really good.
B+W UV filters: Protects the front lens element from sea spray and prevents it from fogging up.
K&F Concept variable ND filter: Cheap filter for shooting wide open for video. It works well enough.

Other stuff:

KimWipes Delicate Task Wipers – One of the most absorbent wipes. These are very handy for wiping down the lens when water gets splashed on it. Before this, I was using my shirt to wipe the lens. I missed many good shots because it takes so long for the shirt to absorb all the water, especially when you shirt is soaking wet too.

Lighting – 5x Yongnuo YN-560 III flashes, flash trigger, stands, and umbrellas. Essential portrait tools for shaping light.

DJI Ronin-M – Amazing for smooth video. Possible for hyperlapses and drivelapses.

Mindshift Backlight 26l – Good bag to hold all my equipment for day hikes.

Lowepro Event Messenger 150– Small bag that doesn’t stand out. Great for places where I can drive to the location and I don’t need all my equipment. It can comfortably hold what I need for a photoshoot.

Osprey Aether 60 Hiking Bag – Great for backpacking trips, very comfortable, and holds a decent amount.

Custom built windows computer – Core I7 4970k, GTX 1060, 32GB RAM, SSD main and HDD storage, NZXT H440 Case, BenQ BL2711U 4k Monitor.

Yes, but not quite like what it implies. I use it to blend bracketed photos in situations where my camera can’t capture the whole range of light in a single exposure (sunrises / sunsets). I also use it to selectively adjust the contrast and color. I don’t use it to move or resize objects. I don’t add anything to my images that aren’t already there. My photos rely on good compositions and lighting. I can’t make a bad photo look good in Photoshop, but I can make a good photo look great. You can see exactly how I edit my photos here.
Lightroom: Great for organizing my photos, initial photo edits, and editing timelapses.
Photoshop: I use it to edit all my still photos. Very powerful!
Premiere: Video editing
LRTimelapse: Creating timelapse transitions
After Effects: Compiling timelapse sequences, and some special editing

Yes! Please support a broke college student. You can find buy photos here. Contact me for special requests.