Tag Archive: Tonga

Oct 06

Beautiful island view in Tonga

Working on composition during Tonga workshop

The Ha’apai island group has a myriad of islands dotting the landscape. This is about an hour after sunrise and the cloud patterns were starting to flow in. In the background are two volcanoes.  The tall one on the right is dormant.  The smaller one on the left is still active.   I really enjoyed …

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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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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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Jun 18

Back from teaching landscape and underwater composition in Fiji.

Typical underwater scene in Fiji

Wow, Fiji is an incredible location for its people, incredible marine life and coral reefs, as well as flowers, beaches, and landscapes.  I had a great time sharing composition techniques and helping people become better photographers. Over the course of a week each participant showed dramatic improvement and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Now, I …

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Mar 13

Whale Photography workshop in Tonga

I have been organizing and leading Whale Photography Workshops in Tonga for the last 10 years.  I do back to back 10 day charters and take groups ranging in size from 4 -7 people.   In 2014, the adventures are land based and utilize a ribbed inflatable boat called Tropic Bird.    In 2015, the …

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Jan 08

Whale Photography Presentation

Vaka Canoe 1

I will be doing a Humpback Whale Photography presentation on January 18th from 5 -7 PM at the Maui Art Expo.  This location is in the harbor shops at Maalaea Harbor, Maui.   The store is next to the Pacific Whale Foundation. The event is free, parking is free, and it is going to be …

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May 05

Whale art

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This portrait along with over 40 more will be installed soon into the new location of the Waterfront Restaurant located at Maalaea Harbor.  While in Maui come and check it out.  If not coming to Maui check out this gallery.

Mar 15

Take the Plunge.

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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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