Back in his freshmen year at college, Clayton Ham worked part-time at Sears in the electronics department, and was always interested in the DSLR camera section, but never purchased one because he thought they were too expensive. It wasn’t until Clayton was at a party that one of his friends brought his new Canon T3i, Clayton spent the rest of the night using his friends camera to take pictures at the party, from then on he was hooked. About a month later he saved up enough money to purchase his own T3i, six months after that he upgraded to a Canon 60D, another six months passed and he moved on to better equipment with Nikon.
Recently, Clayton teamed up with local company Redefined Media, and is working out of their digital media warehouse. He specializes in a variety of photography from events, landscapes, food, and portraits. In his free time Clayton enjoys working out, hiking, and venturing to undiscovered locations on Oahu to get unique landscape shots. Clayton says that “photography gives me the opportunity to express my creativity, and develop an individual style. Everyone likes something different, in some people’s eyes they may not necessarily like my style, while others may love it, that’s what I like about photography”.
It’s been three years since he bought his first camera and has eventually ended up using his current equipment, a Canon 5D Mark III. Some of the lenses he uses are the Canon 100mm 2.4L (his favorite lense), Canon 24-70mm f2.8L, and Canon 16-35mm f4L. Along the way he received a lot of positive feedback and turned his passion into a side business for additional income. Clayton is now a photographer, marketer, and event coordinator based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. He recently graduated from the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, with a BBA in Marketing. As a business major, he discovered his passion for both photography and the art of business. His work can be seen at the Kissaten Cafe, and has been featured in local magazines such as Abstract Hawaii and also on local news networks such as Hawaii News Now and KHON2.