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Tempe Town Lake

Tempe, AZ


aloha festival 2018 - street photography


This was where I decided to start up my street photography blog.

I go to the Aloha Festival every year because it represents a huge part of my culture.

I am part Hawaiian and I love telling people about the culture I am from.

We are more than pineapples, surfing, and Disney's Moana!

I think this event is a great time for people to really get to know the Hawaiian people through how we look at ourselves.

As far as photography goes, I love going to this event and getting photos every year because the crowds are getting bigger and bigger (despite the weather getting hotter and hotter).

I use these events to test out techniques with my camera. 

I don't photograph these events like I would normally photograph a wedding or a corporate event.

Stakes are high at those events, so I don't have the luxury to experiment.

However, at an event like this, I do silly things like high ISOs, over exposures, severe under exposure, ridiculous shutter speeds, and more!

If you have the opportunity, I suggest checking out my street photography page by clicking the big box below!




Richard - portrait photography


This was a great shoot for me.

My friend, Aaron, had contacted me about doing a photography shoot for his uncle.

I had previously photographed a model of his and a previous car he owned, so I jumped on the idea of a photoshoot with his uncle. 

Plus, I had never photographed a motorcycle before, so I was interested in the experience.

We got photos in Glendale, Tempe, and driving through Phoenix.

The shots riding into Tempe were great because the light shaped him perfectly.

I wasn't a big fan of the photos taken of him shooting towards the lake just because the light gave him a harsh shadow, but, regardless, the photos came out great for him.

I look forward to my next photo shoot with this client!