Category Archive: Maui Photography Blog

Jun 29

Nature is fantastic

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We went to the beach at dawn to photograph the morning light.  We did not expect to see a pair of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles making their way towards the sea.   And so our day was blessed from the beginning.  So lucky to be in Maui to experience these majestic creatures.   After the …

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Dec 09

Lines lead the eye through an image. They can be vertical, diagonal, horizontal.

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A picture is worth a 1000 words so these images are an essay on how lines of composition work to lead the viewers eye through an image. look at the image and then trace how your eyes saw the image.  Where do your attention go first? as it controls the flow of the image.

Apr 11

A picture is worth a 1000 words.

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  I received an email with this image yesterday from Peter Coad, a recent workshop participant.   This is what he said…..  When I see the portrait I see that he used the elements of composition that we worked on turing our day together.  I am so happy to see Peter apply these concepts as …

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Jul 21

Composition workshop at Kaenea Maui, Workshop

Beautiful Keanae coast

  This week we went to Keanae, which is about halfway to Hana, and worked between the rain to create images with strong impact. In this i mage the rocks in the foreground set a nice frame for the slashing waves along the lava rock wall in the background. Repetition is present in this image …

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Apr 21

Maui Photo Tours Sunset Workshop

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Maui Photo Tours Sunset Workshops teaches people how to make exciting sunset photographs.  This is one of our most popular tours.  We start in the afternoon and make beautiful landscape images through sunset.  Typically we will go to the southern shore for sunsets and work in Kihei, Wailea, and Makena.  We like to spend some …

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Apr 17

Learn how to make beautiful images during harsh light with Maui Photo Tours and Workshops

Making beautiful photographs in harsh light

  The island of Maui is so beautiful, and many people want to capture the beauty in photographs to take home and share with their friends and family.   The problem is that during the day the light is harsh and most often the sky is much brighter than the foreground.  These problems can be …

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Apr 14

Using Neutral density Filters on a Maui Photo Tour and Workshop in Makena

Maui coastline

  This image was created on a recent Maui Photo Tour & Workshop with Richard from Alaska.  We spent the afternoon working with a variety of Neutral density filters.   We were trying to control the afternoon light, and slow the shutter so that we could crate artistic images of the coastline.  It takes a …

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Apr 11

Maui Photo Tours and Workshop with Mary

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  This is Mary and we spent two days together last week.  The first day we enjoyed a sunrise tour along the road to Hana.  We went to Paia for the sunrise which was beautiful. Then went to a waterfall, and Iao valley.     On the second day we enjoyed an afternoon tour of …

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Jan 27

Maui Photo Tours loves Reflections!

  Reflections add an extra element of excitement to photographs.  They seem to captivate the viewers eye.  This is a good thing! So when your out and about with your camera keep an eye open for still water then look around and see what you can find in it.  You will be amazed at the …

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Jan 24

Trip Advisor Report

7 Hour Photo Workshop Reviewed December 27, 2013 As an intermediate photographer with a passion to learn landscape photography I wanted to combine a photo learning experience with a family trip to Maui. The challenge, find a teacher who is knowledgeable, passionate, accomplished and can teach. I found all that and more in Douglas Hoffman …

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