Tag Archive: travel

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

Dec 17

Maui photo tour – gecko’s are good subjects & they are ever-present in Hawaii

Gecko not Gieco

While on tour we always looking around for great photo opportunities. Recently, I saw this gecko, and I saw potential for a great photograph.  What do you think?  

Dec 16

Maui Photo Tours – Molokai Moon Sunset Panorama

Molokai Sunset with a beautiful moon

This unusual sunset is different not just because it was shot from a cruise ship off Lahaina, but because it is composed from three photographs.  The initial photograph – left side – was a lovely sunset composition in itself, but adding the right side felt somehow more complete.  Yet when I put them together, I …

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Dec 14

Maui Photo Tour with Biju Varghese

41058_Mystic Waterfall 3_a

Not that long ago Biju Varghese brought his camera and  enthusiasm for photography to Maui.  Our workshop started  an hour prior to dawn to give us time to get to the Keanae peninsula in time for sunrise.  From their we went to the Keanae Arboretum, and then the bamboo forest. During our morning together Biju, …

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Dec 13

Maui Photo Tour – Panorama

Izabella in action

  As Izabella was setting up her shot during our recent workshop, I wanted to create a portrait that showed the scene she was photographing.  To do that I needed to be slightly behind her so that she did not block the scene.  Izabella creating a photograph.   I decided that in order to capture …

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Dec 12

Landscape, Portrait, & Scenic Photography Tip

great maui sunset

Rather than have the horizon smack dab in the middle of a landscape style image try putting it in the upper or lower third of the frame.   This perspective adds interest & impact.   Their are exceptions to the rule such as in this sunset image where the reflection of the clouds in the sand …

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Dec 11

Testimonial from workshop participant Mark Hall

Road to Hana

Last night I received this comment from Mark Hull who participated in one of my workshops recently. Thanks Mark! “After returning from your workshop I told myself that it was the smartest thing I could have done on my trip to Maui. Your personal attention and knowledge was very much appreciated. You challenged me to …

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Dec 10

Upcoming underwater photography workshop about turtles

Turtle gliding through the water

  Soon I will be teaching a photography workshop underwater.  The topic is wide angle photography, and we will concentrate on turtles in their environment. Turtles make great subjects for wide angle photography and fortunately they are common on many reefs in Maui. For me, the best way to photograph turtles is to meter the …

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