Tag Archive: Douglas J Hoffman

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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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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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 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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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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Nov 17

Recent client review of Maui Photo Tours

in the wilderness of Kiehi

This review was received about a week ago and was written by John H from Baton Rouge. I chose Douglas Hoffman because of his work and his reputation. Sure, there are a lot of cheaper tours to drop you off at every waterfall to Hana, but this tour is at a different level. Douglas is …

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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 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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Jul 27

Just added another Photography workshop in Tonga dedicated to whales

whale behavior

For the last ten years I have been leading small groups of photographers to Tonga to snorkel with Humpback Whales.  I leave in about a month for the 2014 season, and am happy to announce a new trip in 2015.  The dates are Sept 4-11th and the boat is wildlife a 53 foot sailing catamaran. …

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