Tag Archive: beach

Aug 08

On a tour with Simon Tucker from New Zealand

Maui Photo Tour - road to Hana

This is Simon, and we had a great time making photographs along the road to Hana today, even though today is the day Hurricane Isella hits.  We checked the weather reports and it said the storm would arrive in the later afternoon so we met at 4:30 AM, and headed out on Maui’s famous road …

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Apr 05

Every dog has its day.


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!

Jan 23

How to find the best Photo Tour and Workshop on Maui?

How to find the best photo tour and workshop in the area you live or are traveling to. These days almost everyone has a digital camera in their phone, iPad, tablet, as well as a pocket size point and shoot cameras or SLR. Regardless of what kind of camera,  it has never been easier to …

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Jan 04

Been having fun scouting locations

10 stop filter, 85 mm Nikon lens

I have been looking for tide pools that when the winds and tide are right offer still water that have reflections of trees or clouds.   Unfortunately this week I did not find what I was looking for but nevertheless had a great time  creating images. I call this Top of the Reef.   I …

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Jan 02

Sunrise in Makena in B&W

makena BW1

  It was a hazy morning due to south winds and vog.  This is a kind of fog generated by the gasses coming out of the volcano on the big island.  So I decided to make a black and white.  I used a 30 second shutter speed at F11 to slow the water and give …

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Dec 17

Surf Board Fence

surfs up

What started as a fun project for a man that loves surfing, turned into a local landmark.   Everyday tourists drive around Maui to enjoy its beauty.  Many see the fence and pull over to take a photo. From a composition point of view I really enjoy how the repetition of vertical lines from all …

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Nov 18

Maui’s Famous Red Sand Beach

red sand beach

This beach is popular with the locals in Hana.  It is off the beaten track, and the trail is very arduous. You must walk along a steep cliff that has loose rock and poor footing.  This is not a place for the faint of heart to explore. Be advised if you go there sometimes there …

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Nov 09

Cant believe my cell phone takes decent photographs

sunset captured with Samsung cell phone

I was at the beach the other day, and wanted to play with my cell phone camera.  I have had the phone for over a month but have been too busy to see what it can do.   Well for a phone camera it does a lot.  I played with with several of options including …

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Nov 06

Recent sunrise workshop along Maui’s North Shore

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Meet Caralee. Oops, she’s busy right now and can’t come the computer to say hello. Caralee is having an incredible time making landscape photographs of a beautiful beach, rocky shoreline, and calm water. We spent almost 90 minutes in this area as there are no shortage of incredible views.  Caralee took her time and worked …

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Nov 03

Honu – Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on the beach along Maui’s North Shore

turtle 1

It was late in the day and we were returning from  a fun day of photography.  We decided to stop at one last place to see if there were any tide pools that offered good reflections of palm trees.  Well we did not find any tide tools but we did come across this male Hawaiian …

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