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  • To Delete or Not to Delete

    written by dearjme on 2012-09-26 in #lifestyle
    To Delete or Not to Delete

    When a turning point comes in life, seasons are left behind and new ones begin. Photos outlast those transitions, but are always best to keep around in memorium? In our electronic age, even our film photos are posted as pixels and online images. Thus comes the question, "To Delete, or Not to Delete?"

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  • My Very First Analogue Wedding Experience

    written by dearjme on 2012-08-30 in #lifestyle
    My Very First Analogue Wedding Experience

    Shooting weddings have always been a dream of mine, something I only imagined a lucky few do, not including me. But when I had the spur-of-the-moment opportunity to shoot a friend's cousin's wedding at the beach, I immediately jumped at the chance! Analogue just adds a special touch to this already magical event.

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  • Sherwoods Beach, Hawaii

    written by dearjme on 2012-08-07 in #world #locations
    Sherwoods Beach, Hawaii

    Fine sand, deep blue waters, and gorgeous sunny days - all make up the description of Sherwoods Beach, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Can you imagine relaxing on cloud-like, fluffy sand, as the shoreline gently breaks in a melodic rhythm, singing you to sleep?

  • (Accidentally) Seeing Double: Bokeh and Redscale

    written by dearjme on 2012-08-06 in #lifestyle
    (Accidentally) Seeing Double: Bokeh and Redscale

    Accidental doubles are simply the best -- nothing beats the unexpected treasures that can fuse together without the photographer's knowledge! Here is my experience with double exposures, computer shots, tea time, redscale, and surprises.

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  • Kapahulu Safeway: A Cheap Foodie's Dream

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-30 in #world #locations
    Kapahulu Safeway: A Cheap Foodie's Dream

    When it comes to food, choices, and convenience, Safeway can't be beat. The Kapahulu location in Honolulu, Hawaii is especially known for its large interior space and luxurious food offerings. My inner foodie absolutely adores this place!

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  • Waikiki Resort Hotel

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-26 in #world #locations
    Waikiki Resort Hotel

    Where better to have a fancy birthday party than at a hotel in the iconic city of Waikiki, Hawaii? One of the most memorable hotels I've visited in this bustling tourist-run city is the Waikiki Resort Hotel.

  • Manifest Cafe & Bar

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-24 in #world #locations
    Manifest Cafe & Bar

    Manifest is a cafe by day and a bar/club by night. The venue is known for its extremely sleek and modern interior, as well as their commitment to promoting local art on its walls. A fantastic place to sit and drink an espresso.

  • Tea At 1024

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-23 in #world #locations
    Tea At 1024

    This irresistibly cute teahouse in the Chinatown area of Oahu is simply too adorable to pass up! Whether you are a girly girl or just wanting to relax and enjoy some quality tea, Tea At 1024 is the place to be.

  • One with Nature: MX at the Beach!

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-23 in #lifestyle
    One with Nature: MX at the Beach!

    It's difficult to be focused on the lookout for good photo ops...when you're relaxing and complete at ease at the beach. However, sometimes, those perfect double exposures just happen magically, and showcases the magnificent beauty of nature - double time!

  • Diamond Head Lighthouse

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-17 in #world #locations
    Diamond Head Lighthouse

    For some reason, lighthouses are just simply beautiful. Perhaps it's due to the significance behind a beacon of light or perhaps, it's the sheer size and shape that just sticks out from its surroundings. Diamond Head Lighthouse is no exception.

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  • Mariner's Ridge

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-16 in #world #locations
    Mariner's Ridge

    A perfect place to relax, enjoy the vast scenery, and...have a Lomo photoshoot!

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  • The Amazing (Analogue) Spiderman!

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-13 in #news
    The Amazing (Analogue) Spiderman!

    This summer blockbuster is more than just fun excitement and action! In the movie, there are many shots of Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield) using and holding onto his beloved film cameras. Check out the analogue goodness on The Amazing Spiderman (2012)!

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  • Dole Plantation

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-13 in #world #locations
    Dole Plantation

    Having lived in Oahu my entire life, it's amazing that I've never visited the iconic Dole Plantation on the North Shore. I always figured there must not be much to see...

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  • North Shore Secret Beach

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-12 in #world #locations
    North Shore Secret Beach

    Living on an island has its many pluses - this includes the plethora of beaches to explore. Sometimes this allows us to stumble upon secret beaches, locations that aren't known by many. So take a look and get to know my favorite North Shore secret beach!

  • Kailua Beach: Serene Summer

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-11 in #world #locations
    Kailua Beach: Serene Summer

    The plain truth is that summer vacation calls for beach days. Kailua Beach is a beautiful location in Oahu, Hawaii, that captures the laid back feel of the islands. Soft sand, blue skies, light breezes...

  • Lubitel's Trip to Tantalus Lookout

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-10 in #world #locations
    Lubitel's Trip to Tantalus Lookout

    Shooting my first roll of medium format film in my Lubitel 166+ needed a special location. I took it to Tantalus, in downtown Honolulu, where the Lubitel really captured amazing views from this mountainous location.

  • Hilltops Above Kaka'ako

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-06 in #world #locations
    Hilltops Above Kaka'ako

    Ever wanted to feel on top of the world? Well, I've found the best getaway with the most fantastic scenery - on top of the gigantic hill in Kaka'ako Waterfront Beach Park. Thanks to Lomography, this awesome community, and the film bug, I'm constantly on the lookout for new, unexpected hidden gems around Hawaii to write new location articles for!

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  • Bonfires at Kokokahi

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-05 in #world #locations
    Bonfires at Kokokahi

    Camping has never been a huge deal to me, but when my church planned a women's retreat to the YWCA in Kaneohe, Hawaii, I knew I was ready for a great time! And as predicted, Camp Kokokahi did not disappoint.

  • Du Vin: Part Deux, Wide-Angle Style

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-04 in #world #locations
    Du Vin: Part Deux, Wide-Angle Style

    My absolute favorite restaurant in all of downtown Honolulu: Brasserie Du Vin. Now that it's summer, my friends and I have taken a visit back to where all the magic happens, and I brought along my LC-A+ with its new wide angle lens to capture all the beautiful decor.

  • Sunrise at Lanikai Beach

    written by dearjme on 2012-07-03 in #world #locations
    Sunrise at Lanikai Beach

    Lanikai Beach has been named as one of the world's best beaches - and rightly so. But the best time of day to see this majesty beach? At sunrise.

  • Diamond Head Beach

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-22 in #world #locations
    Diamond Head Beach

    Spending free time at the beach is always a great option in Hawaii. Diamond Head Beach is one of the best beaches on the south shore to explore and take photos.

  • Historical Manoa

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-21 in #world #locations
    Historical Manoa

    Took a Lomowalk around the old neighborhood of Manoa, Hawaii. I have found the most beautiful and stunning houses, some dating back to many years ago.

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  • Wannabe LC-Wide: The LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-21 in #reviews
    Wannabe LC-Wide: The LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens

    For my last Lomography Online Store haul, I made sure to purchase the LC-A+ Wide Angle Lens -- a cheaper alternative to buying a new LC-Wide. Here are my thoughts and critiques on this (really good-looking) amazing accessory!

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  • Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-20 in #world #locations
    Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar

    Il Lupino is one of my favorite fancy restaurants to visit - it's got an upscale dining area with charming decor, incredibly classy food, and is located in the elegant Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki, Hawaii. A must visit!

  • Magic Island: Perfect for Sunset Gazing

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-19 in #world #locations
    Magic Island: Perfect for Sunset Gazing

    Magic Island is, contrary to assumption, not an island. However, it is a manmade peninsula that has been built as an attachment to a beach park. Its recreational value is amazing, so read on to find out more!

  • Chinatown: A Touch of European

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-18 in #world #locations
    Chinatown: A Touch of European

    The Chinatown area of Oahu, Hawaii, is so multicultural, so multifaceted, that I could write a whole book about it! The most striking factor of our Chinatown is its European-inspired architecture. Confused? Read on to find out more.

  • Makapu'u Lookout: Different Perspective

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-15 in #world #locations
    Makapu'u Lookout: Different Perspective

    There is a small stop on the way to Makapu'u Beach - a scenic point, that showcases views unparalleled to most other lookouts. On the east side of Oahu, there is a highway named Kalaninaole Hwy, which runs all the way next to the beaches and the coasts, passing through various towns. If you follow the scenic route, you will hit Makapu'u Beach, one of my favorite beaches on the east side.

  • Ala Moana Beach Park: Hidden Parts

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-14 in #world #locations
    Ala Moana Beach Park: Hidden Parts

    Ala Moana Beach Park is one of Hawaii's most well-known areas. So why write another location about this? Because recently, my love and I explored the outskirts of the park and took some wonderful photos that showcase Ala Moana's more secluded gems.

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  • Kanoelani Park

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-13 in #world #locations
    Kanoelani Park

    Ever want to feel like a little kid again? Kanoelani Elementary School is next to a large public park that has jungle gyms, a track field, and grass as far as the eye can see.

  • Kahala Mandarin

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-12 in #world #locations
    Kahala Mandarin

    One of Hawaii's most renowned hotels is the Kahala Mandarin. Set in the upper class community of Kahala and Aina Haina, the Mandarin is an established legend for tourists and locals alike.

  • Romping Around Hawaii Kai

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-11 in #world #locations
    Romping Around Hawaii Kai

    Hawaii Kai has a reputation for having some of the most expensive homes on the island of Oahu. It's a beautiful little town with great people. So one night I took my Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 around to snap some photos of my friends around Hawaii Kai!

  • Aiea Bowl: Cosmic Fun!

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-08 in #world #locations
    Aiea Bowl: Cosmic Fun!

    When was the last time you went cosmic bowling? The best alley on the island of Oahu would have to be Aiea Bowl - it's recently renovated, has great food, and the lanes are nice to bowl on. Aiea Bowl is a winner!

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  • Liliha: Old World Timelessness

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-07 in #world #locations
    Liliha: Old World Timelessness

    The town of Liliha, Hawaii is a quaint place full of old-fashioned, traditional culture. One of the oldest neighborhoods on the island of Oahu, Liliha is a great place to snap photos and capture its historic charm.

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  • Analogue for a Day: Photo shoot at the Park

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-06 in #lifestyle
    Analogue for a Day: Photo shoot at the Park

    For my first "Analogue For A Day," I decided it would be appropriate to try out a photo shoot with my friend Erika, strictly with film. I had done some digital photo shoots in the past, sometimes bringing along a film camera or two, but never before did I give my full trust to film...until now. Read on!

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-06 in #world #locations
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    The center of learning in Oahu, Hawaii has got to be its University, located in Manoa. The campus is beautiful, and there are many natural elements built into the area.

  • Kaka'ako Beach Park: An Industrial Beauty

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-05 in #world #locations
    Kaka'ako Beach Park: An Industrial Beauty

    Kaka'ako Beach Park is not your ordinary beach. It's set in an industrial area, with no sand, and looks out right next to a medical school and shipping vessels. However, it's one of my favorite places to be at - the contrast between city and nature is simply breathtaking.

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  • Makapu'u: My Favorite Summer Beach

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-04 in #world #locations
    Makapu'u: My Favorite Summer Beach

    Out of all the beaches I've written about, Makapu'u Beach is probably the one where most of my memories are from, and consequently, where most of my beach photos are from! It's a picture-perfect location.

  • OG (One Generation) Night!

    written by dearjme on 2012-06-01 in #world #locations
    OG (One Generation) Night!

    Every once in awhile, my church's youth group, OG, puts on a special night for all the teenagers across the island to gather and celebrate God together. I brought along my trusty LC-A+, and was not disappointed with some of the night-time shots!

  • Quaint Beauty: Manoa Valley

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-31 in #world #locations
    Quaint Beauty: Manoa Valley

    One of the most beautiful natural spots in Oahu, Hawaii, has got to be Manoa Valley. With lush greenery, traditional houses, an old-world charm, and unlimited areas to relax in, Manoa is unforgettable.

  • The Quiet Things No One Ever Asks: X-PRO Self-Scanning Troubles & Woes

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-30 in #gear #tipster
    The Quiet Things No One Ever Asks: X-PRO Self-Scanning Troubles & Woes

    After purchasing my first ever film scanner, the Epson Perfection V500, I was stoked to finally be more "hands-on" with my Lomography experience. But alas, something that should be as simple as pressing a button has caused me more stress than ever! After researching and testing, I've figured out 6 different ways to configure your x-pro scans -- read on to join the conversation.

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  • Shimazu's Shave Ice: Chilly Perfection

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-30 in #world #locations
    Shimazu's Shave Ice: Chilly Perfection

    Tucked away next to a small alley, Shimazu Store is difficult to find and get to - but the icy treats are delicious to eat! This family-run store has been serving shaved ice to locals for years, and the proof is in the amazing taste.

  • Beyond the Logo: Starbucks and Lomo!

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-29 in #world #locations
    Beyond the Logo: Starbucks and Lomo!

    We all know that Starbucks has pretty much conquered the consumerist world. However, since my friends and I spend so much time at Starbucks, I have taken many of my Lomography photos there - so it's a place near and dear to my heart. This article will be a short survey of the various cafes my friends and I frequent around Oahu.

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  • Disney Aulani Resort

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-28 in #world #locations
    Disney Aulani Resort

    The newest resort to make a splash on the island of Oahu, Hawaii is the Aulani Disney Resort & Spa! The entire resort is Hawaiian-themed with a bit of Disney magic. We decided to take a mini Lomo-walk through the hotel to check the amazing sights.

  • The Ultimate Bowl of Hot Noodles: PHO!

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-25 in #world #locations
    The Ultimate Bowl of Hot Noodles: PHO!

    Everyone in Hawaii can probably agree that the best noodles to grab for lunch is a steaming bowl of flavorful pho. Pronounced as "fuh" or "fah," depending where you're from, pho is a great testament to the way friendships are sustained over yummy food and how rice noodles are simply the bomb.

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  • Secluded Portlock: Hidden Seaside

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-24 in #world #locations
    Secluded Portlock: Hidden Seaside

    This Oahu beachside is so secluded, I'm not sure if it even has a proper name! Read on about the beautiful, unique escape from the city that will surely make for a lasting impression upon your artistic mind, guaranteed.

  • Unassuming Charm: Kawaikui Beach Park

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-23 in #world #locations
    Unassuming Charm: Kawaikui Beach Park

    Most of us gravitate to the larger, more glamorous things - the latest iPhone, the sleekest cars, the hottest boy toy....but when it comes to beaches, it seems as if even the smaller, less fabricated ones are the most fun. Kawaikui Beach Park is a great, little beach and park that is a personal favorite.

  • Hawaii Beaches: Westside Vs. Eastside

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-22 in #world #locations
    Hawaii Beaches: Westside Vs. Eastside

    Yes, a beach is a beach, and all beaches are the epitome of relaxation and paradise. But there are better beaches than others, even in Hawaii. Here's a close comparison of the pros and cons with the Westside (Leeward) beaches and the Eastside beaches on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • China Walls: Skimming the Water

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-21 in #world #locations
    China Walls: Skimming the Water

    Sheer cliffs, plunging into the deep blue churning water? Sounds like a scene from Jaws....but nope, it's actually the description of a particularly beautiful beach area called China Walls. In reality, the sheer cliffs make for some gorgeous views and the deep blue churning water is great for Lomography X-pro colors. Read on!

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  • Ko Olina: Epitome of Relaxation

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-18 in #world #locations
    Ko Olina: Epitome of Relaxation

    My favorite resort and beach on Oahu is called the Ko Olina Resort (Marriott), located on the west side of the island. It's got beautiful hotels but the star of the area is the Ko Olina's man-made lagoon beaches with pure white sand and sunny skies.

  • North Shore Marketplace: A Laid Back Beach Paradise

    written by dearjme on 2012-05-17 in #world #locations
    North Shore Marketplace: A Laid Back Beach Paradise

    Taking a visit up to the North Shore in Haleiwa, Oahu is always one of my favorite things to do when I have a free day. Even after being there numerous times, there's always a charm of old-world, nostalgic paradise that lures me back over and over again.