Blog of KVP

Aloha again. I’m Difraser (David Ian Fraser), and this is my blog, where you’ll find in the following posts an assortment of goodies related not only to my photography and videography but my likes of others, fun things, behind the scenes,  reviews,  tips, great ideas, unbelievabe new discoveries, and man have I said all of this in one sentence?  I think my English professor would have slapped me down for getting lost in a run-on. Oh well. Welcome to my foggy blog, where I step out photography, video, writing and directing.  Here is goofy me (David) flying one of my drones at one half-mile an hour, well, for a minute. Then you get a glimpse of my back yard, which most of the world calls the Pacific Ocean. 

  

 

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story  

Two weeks ago I was asked to film a very special event here in Kauai, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach live - one of the few living survivors of the Auschwitz death camps in Nazi Germany.   



    

South side hybrid photography

Here are a few of the photographs from the “Love is in the air” photo shoot.  And see the video. Trust me. It’s good!

  

Updated Media Fees

Photography (solo) 

30 mins $260

60 mins $440

90 mins $550

Photography (tandem)

4 hrs $2400

5 hrs $2900

6 hrs $3400

7 hrs $3800

8 hrs $4200

Video (elope)

30 mins $690

60 mins $990

90 mins $1190

Video Deluxe

3 hrs $1690

4 hrs $1990

+ hrs $300 each 

Video Premium

4 hrs $2490

+ hrs $400 each

Love and Life Stories

Videography $250/hr

Insert stage/ green screen stage filming $350/hr   

Aerials $350

Editing $600



Best photographers Baltimore

Megan and Garret Pitts photographers from Baltimore

Aloha Megapixels Media Photography

Meet Megan and Garrett Pitts, an extrordinarly talented  husband and wife team passionate about photographing couples who are deeply in love.  Megan and Garrett are from Baltimore, Maryland, however they love to travel,  meet new people, and share extraordinary stories.  I’m hoping to see them here in Kauai.  Megapixel Media’s website. 



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Vintage Kauai photography


Not all weddings have to look the same. Kauai photographer Difraser. 

 Sunday Fun day Kauai

Grabbed this photo shooting for a vacation rental near Queen’s Bath; so whoever rents the cute little pad gets to use some nice toys, too!  

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Simple does it


Planning wedding videography

  • Pre wedding cinematography -  when you want a wedding video that shows more than just your ceremony. It can mean communicating with your wedding cinematographer ahead of the big day, and discussing the types of scenes  you think might be great. This might be traditional type scenes, like getting ready, and guests arriving and or giving testimonials, and a montage of the reception.  Or it can mean something  completely and utterly different, like having the cinamtographer create a mini movie about your Kauai trip.    
  • Pre wedding film ideas:  this can include themes for the video, such as romantic, adventurous, dangerous, going for laughs, or just about anything you can think of. It can even mean filming scenes that match the lyrics in a particular song.  
  • Pre wedding photography - this is when you have specific ideas that you’d like to share with your photographer, to make sure that she / he includes the types of shots that you want in your wedding photography album / slideshow. 


 



Holiday videography

Aloha … it’s holiday time again.  Boy, did this year fly by in a blink. Is time shrinking or is it just me?  So…are you having or organizing a party?  Thinking of hiring a videographer or photographer?  I’m offering a 2-hour holiday combo. You’ll  get a niftily  professional 4-minute edited video + 75 high res photographs. It’s limited availability!  So call me at 808-212-9742  or use my CONTACT page. 


Princeville 

I was hired to film aerials of land owned by Princeville.   Views that one only dreams of. Imagine, not too long ago it would have been prohibitively expensive to get these kinds of shots—a helicopter and a harness to lean out of the chopper’s open door.  Many moons ago I did that. I leaned out of the open door of a chopper to film the Napali coast.   But these shots were taken with my buddy Steven Rodger’s quad.  Thanks to Steven for stepping up at the last moment, as my drone was in the shop.   

The highest quality aerial photography in Kauai

Kauai Aerial drone photography and videography by Kauai Video Productions 


Kauai High School Photo Shoot

Photography session:  September 27th 2017 — purpose - new website for the school. 


REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY  by DIFRASER

Happy to have completed another HDR real estate project.  HDR is high dynamic range photography. I do not use strobes (camera flash)  I use the house lights. I turn on as many as I can and wait until it’s dark enough for them to appear decorative.   HDR can be used on any photo shoot, even a wedding portrait session, for a completely different kind of look.  


Walking the drone


I’m in the shot ...

August 29th 2017 — So the day I got this new drone, my wife was worried that I'd do something silly, like try to piggy-back ride on it. Candidly, I’m not a complete novice. My other drone was almost as big as me, and it scared everyone who saw it, especially with me piloting.  So to appease the wife, we took a stroll. We could have just as easily been walking the dog, or the cat. We strolled, the drone kept pace, but after a while the drone begged to be cut loose.  

If you’re ready for the cinematic aerial look in your video, let me know.  Drone aerial photography/ videography adds a higher dimension to your story.  Aloha— Difraser.

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Kauai videographer Difraser


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Blue screen Kauai

The couple in this love story video didn’t want the typical, you know, talking heads,   “I first met Samantha when she was  six…” bla, bla, bla. The video had to be original, moving,  and vintage style. We decided on a dance through the couple’s 10-year relationship. We filmed in multiple Kauai locations, beaches, rain forest, old ruins,  and then in a church hall, against a blue screen backdrop. It might seem overkill for a wedding/ engagement  but I love pushing the boundary for event video.    

Blue screen image (below) and under it a frame of the finished composited video. See the video HERE 

Below image is just one of sixteen different virtual sets that I created for the video.     

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Kauai videographer Difraser

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Hanalei Ridge

Have camera will go anywhere… even if it’s a Gopro snap. 

Put up a small canopy on the left side, the couple should be standing roughly where Zenovia is … what a master shot!   This is the ruins at Princeville, above Hanalei Bay.  The video BELOW was filmed without sound, just so that you can get an idea of what the ruins are like, photographically and cinematically.  

 Wedding videographer Kauai

Kauai videographer Difraser

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Patrick Ching's new art show

Famous Hawaii artist Patrick Ching, who happens to be a good friend, is working on a 20-episode TV series, which he’ll mostly shoot himself at his own art studio.  This week, Patrick and I spent the day together talking art and video, and I suggested that he  get a Gopro camera, not for the entire shoot of course, but for some of the shots. “It’s an amazing little camera,” I told him.  Fortunately, I had my Gopro 4 with me, so I proceeded to show Patrick jusy how good and easy it is to shoot with it. The clip below is without any lighting, or any setup effort whatsoever. I just whipped out the camera and hit the record button. Oh, and I shot at 1080p, not at the camera’s 4K setting.