BK Photo: Blog http://bkphotogallery.com/blog en-us (C) BK Photo (BK Photo) Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:05:00 GMT Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:05:00 GMT http://bkphotogallery.com/img/s/v-5/u154724340-o81118087-50.jpg BK Photo: Blog http://bkphotogallery.com/blog 120 83 Miss Hawaii USA 2016 http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2015/11/miss-hawaii-usa-2016 Another year has gone by and was time to photograph the beautiful ladies competing for the Crown of Miss Hawaii USA 2016 and Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2016.  Check out the Miss Hawaii USA  & Miss Hawaii Teen USA  facebook page to meet the contestants.

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Learn more about the Pageant at www.misshawaiipageant.com


(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara Miss Hawaii Teen USA Miss Hawaii USA http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2015/11/miss-hawaii-usa-2016 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:58:34 GMT
Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2015 http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2014/9/miss-hawaii-usa-/-miss-hawaii-teen-usa-2015 I had the opportunity again to photograph the Contestants for the 2015 Miss Hawaii USA and 2015 Miss Hawaii Teen USA Pageant.  It was a fun filled weekend of shooting, laughing and good old fashion hard work.  Caught up with some people I haven't seen in a while and got to met and work with some of the most amazing women in Hawaii.  Good luck to all the Contestants and Judges!!!

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Keep up with all the latest updates on the Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA Pageant Facebook Page and learn more about the Pageant at www.misshawaiipageant.com

(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara Miss Hawaii Teen USA Miss Hawaii USA Pageant http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2014/9/miss-hawaii-usa-/-miss-hawaii-teen-usa-2015 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT
BK Photo's Newest Employee http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/11/bk-photos-newest-employee Welcome Nikon to the BK Photo staff!

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(BK Photo) http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/11/bk-photos-newest-employee Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:21:56 GMT
Miss Hawaii USA 2014 & Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2014 http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/10/miss-hawaii-usa-2014-miss-hawaii-teen-usa-2014 Congratulations to Moani Hara for becoming Miss Hawaii USA 2014 and Mariah Gosling for becoming Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2014!

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(BK Photo) 2014 BK Photo Brice Kurihara Miss Hawaii Teen USA Miss Hawaii USA Pageant http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/10/miss-hawaii-usa-2014-miss-hawaii-teen-usa-2014 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:50:36 GMT
Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA Contestants 2014 http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/10/miss-hawaii-2014 See the contestants for Miss Hawaii USA 2014 & Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2014 at The Modern Hotel Honolulu Sunset Pool.  The event was sponsored by the official swimwear providers Kaimana Beachwear & Loco Boutique.  Click here to see the full album.

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(BK Photo) 2014 BK Photo Brice Kurihara Contestants Miss Hawaii Teen USA Miss Hawaii USA Pageant http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/10/miss-hawaii-2014 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 06:30:00 GMT
There's an App for That http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/6/theres-an-app-for-that Dropped by Andrew Tran's photo shoot yesterday and took a couple of BTS photos with my phone and 1 cinemagraph.  I learned about cinemagraphs from Andrew and the process used to create it in photoshop.  Apparently now, "There's an App for that".  What took 30-60 minutes before, now takes seconds.


(BK Photo) http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/6/theres-an-app-for-that Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:40:52 GMT
Face Art Beauty Perfecting Your Makeup Skills http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/5/face-art-beauty-perfecting-your-makeup-skills It's been a while since I updated my blog so what better way to do it then a post about my favorite gals from Face Art Beauty.  They invited me to film their Makeup Class "Perfecting your makeup skills" at the HiFi Coop located in Ward Warehouse.  I love working with Dhyana and the women from Face Art Beauty and even I learned a thing or two about makeup!  Visit faceartbeauty.com for more information and bookings.


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(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara Class Dhyana Leung Face Art Beauty Makeup http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/5/face-art-beauty-perfecting-your-makeup-skills Wed, 22 May 2013 18:59:22 GMT
Virtual 3D http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/3/virtual-3d Had some free time on my hands so I decided to learn how to make Virtual 3D photos.  Using a photo I took with Audrey back in February 2012, I used  Photoshop and After Effects to create what you see below.  Not ideal for animated gifs but I'm probably going to use this technique in future videos.  The image is a little small since my poor iMac would take forever and a day to create a bigger one.  Luckily it's a lot faster to create these for videos and it won't repeat over and over again.  If you haven't seen Audrey's photos yet, you can view them here.


(BK Photo) Audrey Audrey Lee BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara Virtual 3D http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/3/virtual-3d Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:09:33 GMT
Salon Cookie Couture http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/2/salon-cookie-couture Worked with my old buddy Nathalie again to make a video for her salon, Salon Cookie Couture.  It was a day filled with highlights, hair cutting, hair styling, makeup and fun conversations.  Worked with some great people including Nathalie from Salon Cookie Couture, Dawn from Larson Talent Management, and 2013 Miss TEEN United States Ashlee Ann.  I always have a great time working with Ashlee and it would be a shoot without one of her classic "Ashlee" poses.  Here are some photos and the video that was shown on Tiny TV, enjoy!

(BK Photo) Ashlee Ann Ashlee Kozuma BK Photo Brice Kurihara Hair Make-Up Makeup Salon Cookie Couture http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/2/salon-cookie-couture Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:52:21 GMT
Pillbox http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/pillbox Started Sunday morning off early.  Woke up at 5am to head down to Lanikai to hike the Pillbox trail.  Trekked up the side of a mountain with good friends to enjoy the sunrise and catch some time lapse.  Wasted the benefits of the hike by having breakfast at Boot's & Kimo's (or hiked so that I could eat at Boot's & Kimo's and even out).  Rested at home for a bit then headed towards Hawaii Kai for a photo shoot.  Grabbed some grub from Kona Brewing Co., time lapse the sunset, then headed home.  What a long but fun filled day!

(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara GoPro Hike Lanikai Pillbox Sunrise Time Lapse http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/pillbox Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:20:52 GMT
Egg Timer http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/egg-timer The things you can do with and inexpensive egg timer, a tripod, GoPro Hero 3 & some free time.

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(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara GoPro Time Lapse http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/egg-timer Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:53:03 GMT
Kristian Lei http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/kristian-lei Had the amazing opportunity to work with Kristian Lei again.  At the end of 2012, Robert and I worked with Kristian Lei on our first music video.  Kristian, Julius and I traveled out to Ko Olina to take some photos for her upcoming CD Release Concert on March 9, 2013.  After all the rain we've been having over the past couple of weeks, it was nice to see some blue skies and an actual sunset!  I could tell you the story but Kristian did it so much better as you can tell below.

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(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara Kristian Lei Take My Hand http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/kristian-lei Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Face Art Beauty http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/happy-new-year Happy New Year!!!

It's been a busy New Year so far, been working with the beautiful & talented women of Face Art Beauty over the past couple of days.  Thanks to Dhyana, Jamie & Bailee for a fun photo and video shoot!  Face Art Beauty will be at the the Hawaii Bridal Expo 2013 on January 18-20,  Be sure to check them out and see the amazing services they provide as well as the photos from the shoot.  Photo below courtesy of Face Art Beauty.  Special thanks to Dhyana, Jamie & Bailee of Face Art Beauty, models Brianna, Nikki, Amber & Lauren, as well as Masako Formals.  Special thanks also to Jenny & Scott for your help throughout this project.



Face Art Beauty Promo 2013 from Brice Kurihara on Vimeo.


(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara Dhyana Leung Face Art Beauty GoPro Time Lapse http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2013/1/happy-new-year Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Ashlee Ann http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/ashlee-ann Had the privilege of working with Ashlee Ann again.  Always a fun shoot and never a dull moment when Ashley's around as you can tell by the photo below :)  This is the last cinemagraph and photo shoot for the year.  I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!  View Ashlee's Photo Shoot here.



(BK Photo) Ashlee Ann BK Photo Brice Kurihara http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/ashlee-ann Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:36:29 GMT
2012 http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/2012 2012 has been a year full of good times, bad times, trying times, and times where I couldn't even lift my camera.  Thank you to all of my family and friends for their love and support throughout my life and especially this past year during and after my surgery.  Thank you also to all of you in the industry in which I had the pleasure of working with over the past year.  Here are some slideshows showcasing some of the work I've done in 2012.  Happy Holidays to all and I wish you the very best for 2013!!!

2012 - BK Photo from Brice Kurihara on Vimeo.

2012 Time-Lapse from Brice Kurihara on Vimeo.

(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Kurihara http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/2012 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:31:42 GMT
Kristian Lei http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/Kristian-Lei Teamed up with my old friend Robert Tolentino to shoot a music video for the amazing & talented Kristian Lei.  The video will debut in about 2-3 months.  Kristian has a new CD coming out & a CD Release Concert on February 9th, 2013 at Leeward Community College, 7:30 pm.  Tickets go on sale January 1, 2013.  See you there!

(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara cinemagraph http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/Kristian-Lei Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:58:29 GMT
Bliss online boutique http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/bliss-online-boutique Had a fun and fast shoot today with Wendy from Bliss online boutique and the always beautiful and talented Tia Morales.  Here's the cinemagraph from today's shoot featuring one of the tees going on sale soon at Bliss.  All proceeds will go to charity so when they're available, log on and buy! buy! buy!

Special thanks to Jenny & Kristi for assisting!

(BK Photo) BK Photo Bliss Brice Brice Kurihara Morales Tia Wendy cinemagraph http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/12/bliss-online-boutique Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:54:39 GMT
De La Cruz Ohana http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/de-la-cruz-ohana Meet Gizmo, the newest member of the De La Cruz Ohana.  

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Had a fun photo shoot with the De La Cruz Ohana today at the park followed by an ono dinner at Tadashi's in Pearl Kai Shopping Center.  Gizmo was not harmed in any way during the photo shoot :)


(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara De La Cruz Family Photo Kealii Michelle http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/de-la-cruz-ohana Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:52:54 GMT
Leonid Meteor Shower http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/leonid-meteor-shower Returned home from Blowhole Lookout where we attempted to see the Leonid Meteor Shower.  It wasn't a total disappointment since we did see one spectacular meteor shoot across the sky (out of frame of course).  The video is a quick edit of various time lapse videos I've taken over the past few days.  I wish there were less clouds in the night shots but we're at the mercy of mother nature.  FYI, the streaks you see are not meteors, the sky was filled with planes passing by.


(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara timelapse http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/leonid-meteor-shower Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:17:08 GMT
Down Time http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/down-time I have some down time between photo/video shoots so I thought I'd take this opportunity to make a cinemagraph of my "tricked" out iPhone.  I installed a clear back cover so you can see the guts of the phone.



(BK Photo) BK Photo Brice Brice Kurihara case iphone http://bkphotogallery.com/blog/2012/11/down-time Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:17:21 GMT