Maui Photography Blog

Image of the Week – Water of Iao Valley

Iao valley is a cultural place, rich in local history. A few years ago there was a flood and as a result a few areas are restricted. The remaining public areas are popular with local families and every weekend there are many barbecues taking place. The sound of the kids playing floats over the sound…

Three tips for creating better landscape photographs in Maui, Hawaii.

Below are three tips to make better images in Hawaii. A slow shutter speed creates a silky appearance. Set the time you want the shutter to stay open and the depth of field, and change the iso to make the exposure work. 2. Use a graduated neutral density filter to manage light so that the…

Life goes on

As my 59th birthday approaches, I’ve taken a look back to reflect upon the good, bad, and ugly events that have shaped my life. The sum of my experiences has taught me that everyone has a history or past and that how we live, and act in the present is what will shape our future.…

Leaf Me Alone

The little fish are about 2 inches long. The resemble a leaf swaying in the current, and that how they got their name. Thats right, they are leaf fish. In the scorpion family these fish lie still and wait for their prey to come tho them. With cryptic design and texture on their body, these…

Image of the Week – Forces of Nature

Nature is a force to be reckoned with. The trees in this portrait floated along the ocean currents for who knows how long. A storm brought them ashore and here they will lie until another storms re-claims them. This portrait is available for purchase in my online gallery As I watched the gentle waves come…

We live in a world of Color

When you ask someone to close their eyes and envision a beach scene on a beautiful day in Hawaii, chances are most everyone will see a blue sky. Thats because we live in a world of color and a blue sky is part of our common experience. That said, the exact color, hue, and intensity…

Image of the Week – Hookipa Sunrise

Back in the day, Hookipa Beach would open the gates at 5:30 AM, and all of the local surfers would come and surf for an hour before going to work. I used to go there to watch the morning light and waves. The light, mood, and feeling is different every time I go, but what…

Image of the Week – Just before Dawn

Just before Dawn was created at Hookipa Maui, in the moments just prior to sunrise. The sky was transitioning from black to blue and the timing was good to capture violet hues in the sky and reflected on the water. Check out this site to see more stunning photography or learn about private workshops.

Image of the Week- Surfs Up at Jaws

We left Kahului harbor at 4:30 AM, and headed towards jaws. The surf was big, and the sky was black. The boat ride was an adventure by itself. We arrived at Jaws just as the light of dawn kissed the sky. It was really kind of surreal being 75 feet away from a 50 foot…

Simple things photographers can do when traveling that solve problems from ever starting

Regardless of what kind of camera, size of memory, speed of lens, people want to remember and share their experiences. Photography is the best way to do that. However, with all the last minute things that happen on the day of travel that sometimes problems arise. Here are some travel tips for photographers. These tips…