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Matt Maka Kwock  Taking pictures • Throwing shakas • Living aloha @mmkwock_portrait for personal/portraits

Was not planning to shoot the Super Blood Wolf Lunar Eclipse Moon tonight, but it just so happened be peeping when I was finishing up another shoot with @borntoadventure. I could have driven somewhere more remote to capture it, but for big events I like to to use people as my foreground. It’s cool to document the crowds out to witness an occurrence, when most other January nights at 7pm this beach would be empty. The first photo from Sandy Beach, the second photo from my home driveway as the lunar eclipse was ending.
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Sony a7riii | 70-200 mm F2.8 G-master | @reallyrightstuff tripod
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Setting resolutions and goals are important, but it’s also essential to write down steps on how to achieve those goals. Goals and resolutions don’t fulfill themselves, it takes commitment and usually a plan. So I asked myself the other day, what am I actually doing to progress towards my aspirations? How can I avoid flaking on myself this year and actually put plans into motion? I think these are important questions to ask oneself. One of my photography goals this year is to swim out into the lineup at Pipeline and take pictures. It’s a goal that I’m deathly afraid of. The name Pipeline precedes itself and I am very intimidated. I could go on-and-on about why, but I think my fear primarily stems from my realization that I’m not in shape yet to attempt my goal. I’m going to commit to working with @wealthoffitness on a weekly basis and I’ve already volunteered @jackie_fiero to coach me when that time comes. So I’m putting it out there, it’s official. Will I reach my goal in 2019? Stay tuned 😉
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Sony a7riii | Zeiss 55mm F1.8 | @aquatech_imagingsolutions A7 Elite III series housing | @dafin
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I feel like every year I find myself saying, “Wow this year is flying by!” But it REALLY seemed that way in 2018. Like any year, it was filled with ups and downs, joy and heartache. In photography - my small business has grown and moved in ways I would have never imagined. Rights for two of the above images are now owned by @hawaiianairlines and one of them is on the website’s HOME PAGE 🤯 Not only did I shoot my first large wedding but THREE of them. I now find myself shooting family or couple portrait sessions on a WEEKLY basis. Most importantly, God provided a way for me to help and bless others through photography, which was the main objective for me in opening a business. I often wonder why I am so blessed when others in the world are not as fortunate. I’ll never know the answer but surely it is an obligation to give back and lift up those around me. “Think Global, Act Local” comes to mind. Endless mahalo to all of you for your support and aloha. I love all of you. “But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I need to post more shore-break photos. Waves are what I love to shoot most and what got me interested in photography, but now days it seems like they’re what I spend the least time shooting. It’s good that I’m pushing my comfort zone and branching out in photography, but I must always remember to protect my passion. I think I’ve become hyper critical of my wave photography, and frankly I just don’t think I’m that great at it. But if you love something and it’s good for your soul, keep doing it.
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Sony a7riii | Zeiss 35mm F1.4 | @aquatech_imagingsolutions A7 Elite III series housing | @dafinhi
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Not much was said at this spot. The serenity and seclusion spoke for itself. Time stood still for a few minutes and I felt completely present in the moment. Concerns of the past and future faded, and were forgotten. Although uncommon and sometimes difficult, I think that is how we are meant to live. In 2019 I hope to be more present with everything that I do.
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“The present is a gift, and I just want to BE” - @common
Sony a7riii | 35mm Zeiss F1.4 | @slikusa CF-522 tripod | @breakthrough.photography X4 ND6 filter
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Timelessness. The inherent nature of a photograph to have relevance indefinitely. At least that’s my off-the-cuff definition. The Golden Gate Bridge is just that - timeless.
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Sony a7riii | 16-35mm F4 @zeisscameralenses
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Wanted to do sunrise with the bridge, but I didn’t expect THIS sky. Early wake up and frigid temps but the reward was legendary. You’ll never know if you don’t go...
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Sony a7riii | 70-200 F2.8 G-master
#sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #sonyalpha #sonyalphaclub #gmaster #a7riii #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #ig_oahu #ggnra

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