Maui Photography Blog

Comparing Nikon D850 to Nikon Z7II

I am a landscape and underwater photographer, and have used the Nikon D850, since it came on the market. The camera immediately set itself apart with its large files, fast processor, high dynamic range, two card slots, and sturdy build. Images I created with the D850 have been displayed in art galleries and published in…

Motion in water as a compositional element

Creating portraits of nature that evoke emotion is my goal and to do that I often have to manage light. One of the ways to do that is to use Graduated Neutral Density Filters made by BreakThrough Photography. As most of my work is by the ocean where there is an obvious horizon, the tools…

Black and White Land and Sea Portraits of Maui

The majority of people live in a world where color is a common experience. If I were to write a post about the beach on a beautiful Maui day, the majority of people would think white clouds lofting across a blue sky. But, the exact blue would be different for everyone based on the blue…

Iao Valley

This is on elf the most iconic locations in Maui. Popular with visitors, who tour the park. Even more popular with families that gather on the weekends for bbq’s and to play in the stream. See more landscapes of Maui here

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…