A LITTLE ABOUT ME

ABOUT REX MAXIMILIAN

"Rex Maximilian" is an eponymous professional and fine art photography business based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rex's early professional career and college studies were in the fields of art and architecture, though he has pursued astronomy and other sciences at various times since childhood and through college. A desire to evolve his career path in his late-thirties led him to the natural progression of architectural photography, as well as other forms of professional photography services. In addition to a professional approach to photography, he has also pursued landscape, travel, life-style and fine art genres of photography, and has displayed his work at several galleries and solo shows in the past ten years.

 

He is self-taught in the craft of photography, and cites his study and professional experience in architecture and art as having the largest influences on his work.

 

Rex enjoys hiking the mountains and valleys of Oahu, as well as cycling Mt. Tantalus and the coastline of East Oahu. Other interests include sketching and playing Hawaiian slack-key guitar. He has called Hawaii home for the past 29 years!

GEAR

Bodies:
(2) Canon 5D Mark III

 

Lenses:

Canon Zoom EF  17-40mm  1:4  L  USM

Canon Zoom EF  24-70mm  1:2.8  L  USM

Canon Zoom EF  70-200mm  1:2.8  L  IS  USM

Canon Macro EF  100mm  1:2.8  USM

Canon Extender EF  2X III

 

Filters:

(2) Canon 77mm Circular Polarizer  PL-C II

Singh-Ray Thin 77mm MOR-SLO ND-5 Stop *

Singh-Ray Thin 77mm MOR-SLO ND-10 Stop *

* (two combine to make ND-15 Stop filter)

 

Flash:

(2) Canon Speedlite  580EX II

Canon Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

(4) White Transluscent Flash Domes

Tripods:

Manfrotto Tripod 055XPROB

Manfrotto Tripod MT294A3

(2) Manfrotto Pistol Grip Ball Head 322RC2

Manfrotto Monopod 682B + Mount 3229

Manfrotto Tripod Bag MBAG90P

 

Accessories:

Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2

Canon Battery Grip BG-E11

Bogen/Manfrotto Elbow Bracket 341

BlackRapid Street Breathe Camera Strap

thinkTANK Streetwalker Harddrive Bag

 

Computer:

Macintosh MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

 

Software:

Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop CC 2018

Photo by: Rex Maximilian © 2016

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Photo by: Samantha Oulavong © 2015

School of Art (1983–84)

Oklahoma Central State University
Edmond, Oklahoma

 

College of Architecture (1984–89)

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

 

Intern Architect/Assist. CAD Manager (1989–1993)
Media Five Limited

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Architect, Principal Partner (1993–99)

Envision ATS (Architectural Technology Services)

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Architect, Sole Proprietor (1999–2008)

Maximilian ATS

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Photographer, Sole Proprietor (2008–present)

"Rex Maximilian"

Honolulu, Hawaii

Photos by (clockwise from upper-left): Irene Raymundo © 2017; Timothy Oshima © 2015; Irene Raymundo © 2017

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