Category Archive: learn photography

We teach people how to take better picture, what the knobs on the camera do, photography composition, image design, and how to use filters. We can do a mini class at a clients accommodation, or a 4 or 8 hour workshop around the island.

Jan 14

Recent Review on Trip Advisor

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When I receive a Trip Advisor report like this one, it brings a smile to my face.   I feel so grateful that my clients love what I do as much as I do!

Dec 23

Nature is all around just take a moment and look.

When on a photo tour and workshop in Maui, we tend to concentrate on seascapes, rocky coastline, waves crashing on the beach, sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, e.t.c., and tend to overlook the obvious.  Photographers benefit from taking their time and looking around.  By doing so interesting compositions and subjects can surprise you.

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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Oct 06

Iao Valley in Maui, offers unlimited photographic opportunities

Iao Valley is an iconic location in Maui, and one of my favorite places to teach landscape photography.    Several van and bus tours bring undress of people each day and for good reason – it is beautiful.   While there are clearly marked walking trails, I like to forge my own trail and look …

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Aug 15

Dry or wet, we have a workshop for you

Wildlife photography Workshops

  I am in the midst of packing for Tonga.  I will be leading two back to back photography workshops dedicated to humpback whales.   We will photograph them from the comfort of a 53 foot sailing catamaran and while snorkeling in the sea. I will do some presentations and help people set up their …

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Aug 03

Make you own path

Follow your creativity

  Each of us follows our own path.  This is what makes us unique.  When it comes to photography each of us has our own style and sense of creativity.  Listen to your invoice.  Try things.   Set out of your comfort zone.   Use the rules of composition as a guide and create images …

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Jul 22

Rainy days and Mondays don’t have to get you down

It was a rainy kind of dismal weather day, yet it was still possible to create stunning landscape photographs

  Yesterday it was really stormy and wet, today the skies were dark and there was periodic rain.  This did not stop Evan, Claire, and I from going on the road to Hana and create landscape photographs.  We did get rained out of some of the places I would have otherwise gone, but this created …

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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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Jun 18

Back from teaching landscape and underwater composition in Fiji.

Typical underwater scene in Fiji

Wow, Fiji is an incredible location for its people, incredible marine life and coral reefs, as well as flowers, beaches, and landscapes.  I had a great time sharing composition techniques and helping people become better photographers. Over the course of a week each participant showed dramatic improvement and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Now, I …

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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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