Tag Archive: nature photography

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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Dec 23

Nature is all around just take a moment and look.

When on a photo tour and workshop in Maui, we tend to concentrate on seascapes, rocky coastline, waves crashing on the beach, sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, e.t.c., and tend to overlook the obvious.  Photographers benefit from taking their time and looking around.  By doing so interesting compositions and subjects can surprise you.

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 03

Make you own path

Follow your creativity

  Each of us follows our own path.  This is what makes us unique.  When it comes to photography each of us has our own style and sense of creativity.  Listen to your invoice.  Try things.   Set out of your comfort zone.   Use the rules of composition as a guide and create images …

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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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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 11

Maui Photo Tours and Workshop with Mary

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  This is Mary and we spent two days together last week.  The first day we enjoyed a sunrise tour along the road to Hana.  We went to Paia for the sunrise which was beautiful. Then went to a waterfall, and Iao valley.     On the second day we enjoyed an afternoon tour of …

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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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Mar 10

Maui Photo Tours and Workshops teaches photographers to include foreground subjects in their images

Refections add a sense of depth and magic to photographs

The sun was rising and the clouds were  turing a bit pink.  The foreground was still a bit dark.  While walking from the parking area I saw this puddle and knew the reflections of the clouds would make for a very good foreground subject.  So I  got really low and created this image.  While not …

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Mar 07

Sunset in South Maui

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  The weather improved just as the sun was setting and we had a nice sunset on an otherwise dreary day. I used Hi-tech graduated Neutral Density Filters to create this image.  This enabled me to use a slow shutter speed to create the mist affect on the rocks.  I just love that mystical feeling. …

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