Category Archive: About us : Maui Photo Tours & Workshops

We teach photography workshops, and lead photo tours and safari's around the island of Maui. Sometimes we pick you up and other times we meet in a central location and then go together in one vehicle so we can talk about photography during the drive, and then practice the lessons taught while on location.

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 22

North Shore of Maui is an incredible place for landscape photography

Every day the view is different as the weather and tides constantly change. This is one of the things that excites me as a photographer. I look at a scene and think about composition and how to tell the story of this place and this moment in time.  This helps me see the image well …

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Nov 19

Makena Sunset

Makena Maui

  I created in Wailea Maui about a week ago. I used a 3 stop graduated Neutral density filter and a long shutter speed in order to incorporate the motion of the ebbing tide in the composition. The graduated filter allowed me to control the amount of light coming into the camera and slow the shutter …

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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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Oct 08

Working with Lee 2 stop Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Sunset photography

A few weeks back I took the plunge and ordered the Lee 150 mm Neurtral density filter kit made specifically for the nIkon 14-24 mm lens. This week I got to use them.  The kit included a 1 ,2 , & 3 stop hard graduated filter.   Hard refers to the transition between the line …

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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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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 05

Every dog has its day.

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At Maui Photo Tours and workshops we believe in taking time to enjoy life.  There is a lot to be said taking to the dogs to the beach for an hour.  Its great for them and for me.    Have a good weekend everyone!

Apr 03

Maui Photo Tours and Workshops loves using neutral density filters

iao stream

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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Feb 19

Whale Photography Workshop

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  I spent the week participating in Whale Trust 2014  – a four day event all about whales.  The best scientists and National Geographic Photographers presented programs.  It was an honor to be included.  On the last day I went on a whale watch and helped people set up their cameras.  Towards the end, this …

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