Honolulu >Photographers > Photo World Hawaii Inc
1551 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI | Directions 9682621.299158 -157.836543
Neighborhoods: Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu
6 months ago I came across Delano as a referral from a co-worker. I needed a picture of my great grandmother restored. The picture was old, falling apart, and was loosing its color.
I brought the photo to Delano hoping for the picture to be restored to it's former glory. Delano called me back a week later to pick up my photo. When I got the photo, I was so impressed. The missing parts of the photo were magically pieced together to the final product. The photos color was rich and beautiful. To top it off, he even framed it.
I love the work he did with my great grandmothers photo and I trust Photoworld Hawaii for all my photo needs. I have gone back numerous times for other restoration work for my other family photos.
I was introduced to Photoworld Hawaii where I met Delano to do a business shoot for my company. He took excellent pictures of me. He was friendly, did not rush me, and was very quick to send all of my pictures to my email.
I was very pleased with his work that I went back to him to get a picture of my grandparents restored. When I came back to pick up the restored picture, I was amazed. The picture was excellent and he even framed it for me!
I am very pleased with all that Delano does. I refer him to all my friends and family for their photo needs; weather it be a photo shoot for a special occasion, having old photos restored, or just having more prints of a cherished family photo. I especially recommend his photo restoration work which is absolute magic.
I highly recommend Photoworld Hawaii for all your photo restorations, photography, and photo lab services.
Great Photography and Service – I have been doing business with Photoworld Hawaii for over 24 Years. They have been very consistent with the highest quality photography and photo restoration services. They are now taking pictures of my children who have grown up and they are now attending Universities. Mr. Delano has integrity. He's very honorable and has given us extra portraits without cost.
He has done my daughter's wedding, my sons wedding, and family photos every year around the Holidays. We recommend Photoworld highly.
If you are in the need of photography and full photographic lab services, I recommend Photoworld Hawaii 100%.To whom It May Concern at PhotoWorld,
It gives me great pleasure to present my perspective on Mr. Delano Holley as a person and professional. I have known Mr. Holley primarily through his role as a professional portrait
photographer, during which time, as his client, I was able to experience not only his skill as a highly proficient photographer, but his quality as an individual, during which time his warmth and uncompromising integrity as a person sensitive and responsive to the needs, concerns, aspirations, and nuances of those with whom he interacts was clearly evident.
As we are all aware, a professional must operate efficiently and with technical accuracy to maintain a viable business operation. However, portrait photography is also an art with intuitive, often unquantifiable demands which must also be satisfied within the framework of more explicit requirements. Mr. Holley demonstrates this with his exceptional ability to draw into the outward appearance of his subjects the positive internal qualities they have to offer. I have not only experienced this in his work with me, but have observed this as well in the work he has done with othersubjects, many of whom I know personally.Of particular significance to me is his ability to perceive and draw out qualities which may not be immediately perceivable to the casual observer. Asa a result, I am convinced that when one sits for a portrait with Mr. Holley, that person receives the benefit not only of the specific time spent in a photo session, but of the decades of experience and training, fueled by a keen perceptiveness, that built the skills brought to bear on that session.
It has often been said that it is difficult to separate a person from his work. Whether or not this is universally true, it appears true with Mr. Holley. He captures a client's qualities by sharing who he is. His obvious approachability, integrity, and compassion are readily evident in his manner, diplomacy, and straightforward style of communication. That he is no different in more personal, social situations, then is no surprise.
In summary, Mr. Holley is an outstanding professional whose professional stature is merely a reflection of his excellence and trustworthiness as an individual. While it would be a privilege for anyone to be a beneficiary of this photographic skill or presence as a friend, it is all the more indicative of his exceptional nature that this is an opportunity that he readily extends to nearly anyone seeking it.
HORRIBLE Photos, Even Worse Customer Service - AVOID!!! – (Please see my full review on Local Yahoo)
In a nutshell...
HORRIBLE picture quality, the pictures on his website look nothing like previews... I cannot say what we "received" because, three months later, Delano (owner/photographer) still hasn't delivered them yet. Most photographers want to hang onto the originals so they can sell you prints, we paid up for the photo CD for this reason, yet, he absolutely will not give it to us and has ignored repeated emails and phone calls. As of now, he stole our money because we haven't received a single thing from the shoot.
About the shoot, we shot in a public park. We booked him for the afternoon to shoot 50 people. He dropped a bomb on us (right before the shoot) that he over-booked himself, giving us 30 minutes!! He was racing through us, half-a$$ing the shots (a 'professional' couldn't possibly be this bad), yelling at the family to not shoot any of their own photos... in the public park, lol. He was so panicked that he wouldn't make his next shoot - as if it was our fault!! We had him for the afternoon. He later had the nerve to scold me (when I called about our CD), saying the family was being a "pain," because they weren't moving fast enough for him, as he was rushing.
I could somehow rationalize it all if the photos were great. I'm telling you, amateur hour doesn't accurately describe it, I'm shocked his thumb wasn't in the photos, they were literally that bad. I wish I had the photos to show everyone how poor they truly were. I'm glad we took our own photos, to at least have something to show for us all coming out.
My mother-in-law booked the shoot not knowing anything about him, there were no negative reviews about him. So hopefully this can serve as a warning - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. You'll pay for horrible photos that you will never get. This guy is totally a "wannabe," a random guy with a decent camera passing himself off as a "professional photographer."
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