Tag Archive: Makena Maui

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 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 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 08

Maui Photo Tours visits Bamboo Forest

  During a Maui Photo Tour & Workshop, this image of the bamboo forest has a few compositional elements.   Notice the roots.   They are repeating line that draw the eye into the bamboo forest.  Within the trees are converging and vertical lines which also serve to guide the eye through the image and …

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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 16

Maui Photo Tours Workshops teaches you how filters can help create the mood of an image

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    Graduated neutral density filters allow photographers to create the mood or emotion of an image by controlling the amount of light in a scene.   In this image created on a Maui Photo Tour, a 10 stop neutral density filter was used.   Using this filter brought the exposure down from the top …

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Nov 03

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

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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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Apr 17

Celestial Sunset at the Waterfront

  This images was created in Makena Maui, and will be on display at the new location for Maui’s Waterfront Restaurant in Maalaea Harbor, Maui.  The restaurant moved into a much larger space, and I am doing all of the decor. There will about 40 pieces of photographic art printed on Aluminum, Canvas, and Fine …

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Dec 03

Maui Photo Tours – Sunset in Wailea Maui

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Maui sunsets can be incredible with the sky glowing with color and reflections of clouds on the sand.  I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.   See more beautiful photography here