They are breathtaking images that capture Hawaii at its most beautiful and often at its most powerful.
Terry Reis keeps KITV4 well stocked with pictures and video on TV and in our u-local section online. Now we show you the man behind the lens.
Reis first started taking pictures with the Navy nearly four decades ago. When he got out of the service twenty years later, he combined that experience with another passion.
"Surfing was the love of my life. I started to get into surf photography. I read about it and I learned how to shoot it," said Reis.
The part-time photographer said he does a lot of homework before the camera even comes out.
"Being a surfer helps. Knowing where the surf is breaking, the best time of day to shoot and where to get the shots -- that's the key to great pictures."
After starting with waves, Reis now captures spectacular sunsets, interesting astronomical events or wild weather that catches his eye.
"When I see that shot and I go, 'That's classic' I want to convey it to someone else. I can't convey it in words -- I'm not a good writer, so I convey it by what I visualize, what I see."
From the spectacular scenery of the islands to the incredible action in the water, Reis has taken thousands of pictures. So which shots stand out?
"Some of the sunsets are very moving. Just watching the sunsets, they're beautiful and never the same."
Another thing that is always changing in the field of photography isequipment. Advances in technology have Reis constantly trying new things.
Two years ago, he started using a remote controlled quad-copter with cameras mounted around it, enabling him to get shots and angles many people haven't seen before.
"The whole idea is to get a different aerial view, because everybody is doing the same thing. I have to be different, and I have to reinvent my work."
Along with opening up a new frontier for photographers, aerial drones are also creating a camera controversy. According to Reis, some operators are more aggressive and may put more importance on snapshots than safety.
"I'm upset that people are just buying it and not understanding the liability factor. You have a carbon propeller that could take a finger right off. I'm scared when people come to me when I am flying."
He is the man behind the camera and behind a gallery of beautiful pictures. He gets his greatest satisfaction when someone sees the artistry of his work, even if they have no idea of the efforts that go into getting that perfect shot.
"It is gratifying when somebody tells you they love the picture, it moves them."
Reis is already shooting on land and in the air, so it may not be a big surprise that he is now looking into shooting underwater photography as well. That would mean even more high tech gear and additional expenses, but he said he does have a regular full-time computer job that pays the bills, while he pursues his passion for photography.