Tag Archive: travel photography

Jun 29

Nature is fantastic

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We went to the beach at dawn to photograph the morning light.  We did not expect to see a pair of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles making their way towards the sea.   And so our day was blessed from the beginning.  So lucky to be in Maui to experience these majestic creatures.   After the …

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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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Nov 04

North Shore Maui – one of my favorite places

    When I think of Hawaii I visualize volcanic mountains, palm trees, beautiful ocean, and rocky coast. This spot has it all and depending up the tide, wind, and waves, it looks different each time I visit.  Come to Maui for a workshop on the north shore and this is one of the spots …

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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 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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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 10

Wave Action creates powerful images that evoke emotion

The power and elegance of water

  Water and motion can be used to evoke an emotional response and sense of wonder.  Slowing the shutter speed allows the waves to blend and in the process smooths out the scene and adds a cool frothy affect. Combining compositional elements like diagonal lines, or lines that repeat with motion enables the photographer to …

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Aug 08

On a tour with Simon Tucker from New Zealand

Maui Photo Tour - road to Hana

This is Simon, and we had a great time making photographs along the road to Hana today, even though today is the day Hurricane Isella hits.  We checked the weather reports and it said the storm would arrive in the later afternoon so we met at 4:30 AM, and headed out on Maui’s famous road …

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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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