Maui Photography Blog

Five Tips for new underwater photographers

#1 Proper finning is one of the most important factors when creating photographs underwater. All too many divers, new and experienced, kick in a manner that stirs up the bottom sediment. Turbidity is the result and as the particles float in the water column they reflect strobe light causing even more problems. The trick is…

Image of the Week – Mothers Intuition

A female Humpback Whale has a hard life. She swims thousands of miles from the feeding grounds to mate or give birth, only to travel back to the feeding grounds. This is an arduous trip faced with many dangers ranging from ships, Orca, entanglement, and global waring. Giving birth and feeding her calf everyday taps…

Tips on Underwater Photography while snorkeling on vacation

With summer in full swing, lots of families are coming to Hawaii, and I have seen a variety of cameras and cell phones being used at the surface while snorkeling. Here are some commonsense tips. Spoiler alert they dont all have to do with the camera but have everything to do with you! Tip one.…

Image of the Week – King of the Forest

This is one of the majestic trees I have ever seen. Located in Hana, along the hike to Waimoku Falls, this Banyan Tree will tree will surely take your breath away. As I sat in the forest and watched light filter between the leaves of this tree I felt this tree was the king of…

Thinking about Tonga

I went to Tonga for the first time in 2006, to swim with whales legally. Tonga is one of the few places in the world that has organized whale swimming under permit. I learned that swimming with whales fills my heart with joy. Just floating along in the presence of whales is incredible, but when…

Photography in your office completes the space, sets a tone, and silently supports your brand.

Photography has the power to evoke emotion and evoke response. When people come to your office, one fo the first things they notice will be the art on the walls. This can help put someone at ease and that makes doing business easier. A beautiful photograph of a shark in a lawyer’s office might help…

Some people fish, others play golf. How do you relax.

A lot of people come to Maui, to get away from everyday life and relax. There is a lot to be said for relaxing, as this is something people tend not to do enough. Everyday life is so hectic that people need time to off gas all the stuff that goes on in daily life.…

Fiji Time

I am excited to hear news from my favorite dive resort in Fiji, Volivoli Beach. Seems they are building a camera room and conference center making it a great location for underwater photography workshops. If you have not gone diving from Rakiraki, chances are you have not experienced diving in the Bligh water. This is one…

A shore divers life.

You never know what to expect in terms of marine life, underwater visibility, current, or surge when you go scuba diving from the shore. You hope for best, and abort the dive when conditions dictate. I don’t mind diving in conditions where visibility is limited as it forces you to think small and look for…

Family Time

Traveling after the pandemic is something many families are looking forward to do. People want to have incredible experiences and create life long memories. With time on vacation short, a week goes by in the blink of an eye. So remember to hurry up slowly, and enjoy the moments. Remember that the boat trips, horse…