Tag Archive: photography workshop

Dec 09

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


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.

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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Oct 04

Let me introduce you to my little friend

This is the welcome you get on some islands

I was recently in Tonga leading a workshop on whale photography.   Each morning before breakfast I tried to go for a walk to enjoy the view, and get some exercise.   The islands were beautiful as were the beaches.   On one morning I sat alone and just looked at the water and listened …

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Apr 11

Maui Photo Tours and Workshop with Mary


  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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Feb 06

Rainy days are for the birds….

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  Today I went looking for harsh light so I could practice making images with filters.  But, it was a rainy day and I did not see the light I was looking for.  I did however see this pond with the two Stilt birds.  I loved the reflections of the birds and the clouds.

Jan 31

Maui has an endless supply of beautiful locations

  Waterfalls are always a popular stop on a Maui Photo Tour.

Jan 27

Maui Photo Tours loves Reflections!

  Reflections add an extra element of excitement to photographs.  They seem to captivate the viewers eye.  This is a good thing! So when your out and about with your camera keep an eye open for still water then look around and see what you can find in it.  You will be amazed at the …

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Jan 24

Trip Advisor Report

7 Hour Photo Workshop Reviewed December 27, 2013 As an intermediate photographer with a passion to learn landscape photography I wanted to combine a photo learning experience with a family trip to Maui. The challenge, find a teacher who is knowledgeable, passionate, accomplished and can teach. I found all that and more in Douglas Hoffman …

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Jan 04

Been having fun scouting locations

10 stop filter, 85 mm Nikon lens

I have been looking for tide pools that when the winds and tide are right offer still water that have reflections of trees or clouds.   Unfortunately this week I did not find what I was looking for but nevertheless had a great time  creating images. I call this Top of the Reef.   I …

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Dec 17

Surf Board Fence

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What started as a fun project for a man that loves surfing, turned into a local landmark.   Everyday tourists drive around Maui to enjoy its beauty.  Many see the fence and pull over to take a photo. From a composition point of view I really enjoy how the repetition of vertical lines from all …

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