Category Archive: Maui Beach Photography

May 12

Magical Sunset

Magic Sunset

Sunset is my favorite time of the day.  I love the soft colors and pastels, and then the peaceful feeling of dusk.  Sometime the clouds cooperate like in this image, and sometimes they don’t.  The thing is you don’t know if you don’t go.  Each sunset has unique light and part of the fun is …

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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.

Dec 08

South Side Sunset

south side sunset

Apr 11

A picture is worth a 1000 words.

Panorama from student

  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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Jan 13

Sunset in Maui is always different. Thats the fun. You never know what your going get.

When you think about Maui, you might visualize sandy beaches, rocky coast line, lava rock, palm trees, blue skies, you know paradise… This is such a beautiful island and no better place to enjoy a tropical sunset. No matter where you are in Maui when the sun sets, you will see a beautiful view. That …

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Jan 02

Sunset workshops are all about the light and motion of the ocean

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Sunsets in Maui can be truly breathing. The colors in the sky can be intense beyond words, and sometimes subtle beyond description. Regardless of the quality of light, the way the waves hit the shore can be slowed down allowing motion to become part of the image design.   When you combine light and motion, …

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Nov 16

Lines of Repetition Guide the Viewers Eye through the Frame

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The water streaming down the rocks create a series of lines that blend together to draw the eye through the scene. Lines that repeat are an element of image design that help guide the viewers eye through the frame. Once you start thinking about lines that repeat, they seem to be everywhere……. While on a …

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Mar 18

Subtle tones make for a surreal sunset

Another beautiful sunset in Hawaii

  Maui has endless locations for landscape photography.  This beach offers a great view of the west Maui Mountains.  The subtle colors in this sunset are surreal.

Mar 14

Sunset along Maui’s Southern Coast

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On a recent Maui workshop we selected a stretch of coastline in Makena, that provided a nice view of Maui’s rocky coastline. A Lee graduated neutral density filter was used to control the quantity of light above the horizon. Working with filters allows the photographer to control light and exercise creativity.  I carry a variety of filters in …

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Nov 18

Creativity is at your fingertips

One of my favorite locations for photography

Creating stunning images is a function of composition and exposure, light and shadows. These days however it is relatively easy for photographers to use software like Nik, Topaz, and OnOne to add painterly affects and texture to enhance an image during post processing. On this image I used Topaz and within two minutes, added texture …

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