Tag Archive: maui photography

Dec 09

Lines lead the eye through an image. They can be vertical, diagonal, horizontal.

rocky-frapaccino

A picture is worth a 1000 words so these images are an essay on how lines of composition work to lead the viewers eye through an image. look at the image and then trace how your eyes saw the image.  Where do your attention go first? as it controls the flow of the image.

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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Oct 24

Sunset in South Maui

Sunrise on the North Shore

While it is hard to wake up before the rooster, it is worth it when you can create portraits like this in the dawns early light..

Jul 05

Lahaina Break Wall

Sunset colors in the Splash

Last night was the July 4th and I wanted to get a view of the fireworks.  After spending almost 2 ours driving 20 miles  my friend Scott and I headed to Lahaina Harbor with the intention of getting out on the break wall as to watch the fireworks. Once we got to there we realized …

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Mar 14

Sunset along Maui’s Southern Coast

Ahihi bay sunset.web

On a recent Maui workshop we selected a stretch of coastline in Makena, that provided a nice view of Maui’s rocky coastline. A Lee graduated neutral density filter was used to control the quantity of light above the horizon. Working with filters allows the photographer to control light and exercise creativity.  I carry a variety of filters in …

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Oct 02

Makena Cove Maui is a great location for landscape photography

This is one of Maui's most beautiful locations.

This location is also known as secret beach, but it is not a secret.  It is a popular beach for locals, tourists, and especially for weddings.  I love the contour of the beach, even though the waves and tides are different each day.The rocks in the mid ground add another point of interest that leads …

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Aug 10

Wave Action creates powerful images that evoke emotion

The power and elegance of water

  Water and motion can be used to evoke an emotional response and sense of wonder.  Slowing the shutter speed allows the waves to blend and in the process smooths out the scene and adds a cool frothy affect. Combining compositional elements like diagonal lines, or lines that repeat with motion enables the photographer to …

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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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Feb 03

Motion adds excitement

Secret Beach in Makena at sunrise

  In this image I want to slow the wave as it met the beach.  I used a 1/15th of a second shutter speed to accomplish this.  The low camera angle adds an extra bit of interest.   The sun had just risen and the light was changing fast.  This is why landscape photographers always …

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