Derek Wong Photography
Home Base: Oahu, Hawaii
About: Artistic – Refined – Style
Derek Wong Photography Since 2001
Derek has an extensive background in Photojournalism, as well as Portrait and Commercial Photography. He started his career shooting film, learning the subtle but powerful nuances of light, tone, exposure, and contrast, while also immersing himself in the darkroom. He has studied and worked with world class fashion, editorial, commercial, and portrait photographers including Karen Moskowitz, Platon, Norman Jean Roy, Max Vadukul, Dewey Nicks, and Andrew Eccles. His past work includes engagements with RealNetworks Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Wallpaper*, The Surfer’s Journal, Third Floor Design, and President Barack Obama.
Today, Derek focuses his energy and talent primarily on wedding photography. Although he now uses the latest in digital camera equipment, he has not forgotten the valuable lessons learned from his experience working with film, and applies them to each of his new images. But what truly sets him apart from other photographers in this field are his attention to detail, his commitment to quality, and his talent for capturing moving images – images that are at once spontaneous and elegant, authentic and timeless, poignant and classically beautiful. His work has been recommended by photojournalists from major newspapers as well as filmmakers and graphic designers. They appreciate his eye for seeing emotion and capturing the immediacy of the moment.