Tag Archive: photography

Mar 17

Aloha Friday Photo Safari


We arrived at beach along Maui’s North shore in time to walk around looking for locations to create photographs before the sun came up.  During the drive the discussion was about composition and how point of view and perspective affects the impact. Many people take pictures with their camera a foot or two above waist …

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Mar 15

Take the Plunge.

Turkey Fish_main

Many photographers dive into underwater photography with a lot of enthusiasm but end up discouraged because the images made did not meet expectations. The bottom line is that many elements have to come together in order to create good images underwater. Understanding what works and more importantly what does not, takes time. The good news …

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Mar 13

Seeing the Forest amongst theTrees.

Aspen Grove

I recently went to Colorado to celebrate my fathers 80th birthday.  While it was winter in Colorado, going back made me remember how colorful the mountains were in the fall when the Aspen were starting to change color. While I miss the mountains and rugged beauty of Colorado, Maui is NO KA OI!  What makes …

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Jan 04

Learning Exposure – Repost from Article by Darren Rose about book by Bryan Peterson

From time to time we read a blog from another professional and the wisdom shared is worthy of reposting.    Thank you to Kevin and Nicole Photography  for bringing this article by Darren Rose  to my attention, it will be of great value to a lot of people. The book on which the article is …

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Jan 02

Posing and camera position are important elements of portraiture

Pose that always works.  All you need is a beach and sunset.

Showing people how to pose is part of our portraiture workshop. In this image Mariah is sitting with her chest at a 45 degree angle to the lens. While a bit more shoulder on right would have been nice, in this pose Mariah is very comfortable.  Also worth while to note is that this image …

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Dec 23

workshops are great for professional as well as up and coming photographers

Today I was asked a great question and I thought to share it here.   “do you attend photography workshops and if so where and when” The answer is yes, we attend as many workshops as possible. We prefer week long programs so we can completely immerse ourselves and learn as much as possible.  Our …

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Dec 21

Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise

  When creating composition using the rule of thirds allows for  dynamic and interesting photographs.  In this image for example the road intersects the 3rd and 4th power point, or more simply stated is in the right quadrant of the image.  Placing the road off center adds interest and guides the eye through the portrait. …

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Dec 20

Pineapples in Paradise

Maui Pineapples

  While doing a workshop at a resort we walked around the property and right next to the lobby was a garden where these pineapple were growing.  Notice a  pineapple n the  left third and another in the right third.  This gives the portrait a nice balance. Creating the portrait from a ground view also …

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Dec 19

Using a fish eye lens for scenic beach photograph

Using a fish eye lens at the beach

One of the things that can make your photographs look unique is to use a fish eye lens.    In this image I used a 10-17 tokina lens at 10 mm.  The camera was a Nikon D300. In this image the water in the foreground and the clouds in the back ground give a nice …

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Dec 18

Makena Sunset

magical sunset in  Makena

  What a beautiful sunset.  These colors popped about 15 minutes after the sun had set.  So the tip here, is to hang around for a while after the sun goes down and see what happens.   See more scenic images here

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