Description Observe with the camera. So much beauty in our islands. Having spent numerous days at Laniakea to watch the honu (turtles), I have a renewed appreciation for people who know how to observe and watch without causing too much of a ruckus. Rather than people who are busy crowding, pushing and shoving, screaming and shouting. Our honu are endangered and under federal protection...in other words, there shouldn't be a whole lot of craziness around them at all. Interested in these amazing creatures, check out http://malamanahonu.org/
Whitney Miyahira, Honolulu Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement An island girl through and through, Whitney was raised in Kealakekua on the island of Hawai'i and now resides on the island of O'ahu. She currently calls the Windward side home in beautiful Kane'ohe. Whether it is through dancing hula, swimming at Lanikai, or wading through a lo'i kalo, living in Hawai'i has inspired her to appreciate beauty and driven her to capture it through film.
Photography really makes my world go round but "real" photography (where I actually had some idea of what I was doing), for me, started in high school with a photography class under the direction of Mr. Ed Tompkins. That class had us doing everything from creating a camera out of a cardboard box to rolling film. In 2008, my Christmas present to myself was a Nikon Coolpix P80. All shots prior to 2012 were taken with that camera. 2012 includes images from both the Coolpix P80 and my newest acquisition, a Nikon D3100.
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