Tag Archive: maui scenic tours

Jun 29

Nature is fantastic

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We went to the beach at dawn to photograph the morning light.  We did not expect to see a pair of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles making their way towards the sea.   And so our day was blessed from the beginning.  So lucky to be in Maui to experience these majestic creatures.   After 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 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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Jul 25

Slow shutter speeds allow artistic composition

Iconic location in Maui - the Iao Vally.  The streams are a perfect place to use Neutral Density filters to slow down water and create artistic affects.

Iao valley is one of my favorite locations to lead photography workshops on Maui.  defending in to the valley is like going to another time and place.   Perhaps that is why movie makes used the Valley in the opening sequence to the move Jurassic Park.  I don’t hike to far into the valley but …

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Jul 22

Rainy days and Mondays don’t have to get you down

It was a rainy kind of dismal weather day, yet it was still possible to create stunning landscape photographs

  Yesterday it was really stormy and wet, today the skies were dark and there was periodic rain.  This did not stop Evan, Claire, and I from going on the road to Hana and create landscape photographs.  We did get rained out of some of the places I would have otherwise gone, but this created …

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Jul 21

Composition workshop at Kaenea Maui, Workshop

Beautiful Keanae coast

  This week we went to Keanae, which is about halfway to Hana, and worked between the rain to create images with strong impact. In this i mage the rocks in the foreground set a nice frame for the slashing waves along the lava rock wall in the background. Repetition is present in this image …

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Apr 17

Learn how to make beautiful images during harsh light with Maui Photo Tours and Workshops

Making beautiful photographs in harsh light

  The island of Maui is so beautiful, and many people want to capture the beauty in photographs to take home and share with their friends and family.   The problem is that during the day the light is harsh and most often the sky is much brighter than the foreground.  These problems can be …

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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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Mar 19

Maui Photo Tours and Workshops makes learning composition fun and easy

Making landscape photographs on a Maui Photo Tour and Workshop

Making landscape photographs on a Maui Photo Tour and Workshop   Maui Photo Tours makes it easy and fun to learn photography composition. When you sign up for a tour we email you a PDF with explanations of the most important rules of composition along with photographs that show the rule being used.   When …

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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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