Category Archive: learn photography in hawaii

While we have an office in Honokowai, we teach at the clients accommodations or at scenic locations around the island of Maui

May 12

Magical Sunset

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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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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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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

Don’t always have to walk far to find beauty in Maui

  Literally three feet behind me is the road.  I simply pulled over got out of the car, set up the tripod, and created this image.   Is it always this easy no.   But, it can be.   Beauty is everywhere in Hawaii.  So, rather than go fast, take your time and enjoy the …

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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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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 14

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

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  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 03

Maui Photo Tours and Workshops loves using neutral density filters

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This week Maui Photo Tours and Workshops had some clients that wanted to do a longer afternoon and sunset tour, so I built in a visit to Iao Valley in our schedule.  The are is famous for the Iao Needle.  Its an iconic landmark that every tourist bus stops at.   Perhaps that is why …

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Mar 24

Maui Photo Tours suggests using a tripod when creating landscape photography

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At Maui Photo Tours and Workshops, we know it is a hassle  for Visitors  to pack a tripod.  Luggage restrictions are so harsh these days not to mention tripods are bulky and hard to fin in the suitcase or carry on.  We get it. That is why we have a light weight travel style tripod …

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