Maui Photography Blog

Seeing the Forest amongst theTrees.

I recently went to Colorado to celebrate my fathers 80th birthday.  While it was winter in Colorado, going back made me remember how colorful the mountains were in the fall when the Aspen were starting to change color. While I miss the mountains and rugged beauty of Colorado, Maui is NO KA OI!  What makes…

Maui Family Portrait- Tyree Family

Tyree family portrait was done by Po’olenalena Beach near the end of Wailea resort area.   It must be a great feeling when your family grow like this.  Your both children found a good lifetime partner.  You got your first grand child…  All the happy and also teary moments of being parents definitely paid off.…

Learning Exposure – Repost from Article by Darren Rose about book by Bryan Peterson

From time to time we read a blog from another professional and the wisdom shared is worthy of reposting.    Thank you to Kevin and Nicole Photography  for bringing this article by Darren Rose  to my attention, it will be of great value to a lot of people. The book on which the article is…

Posing and camera position are important elements of portraiture

Showing people how to pose is part of our portraiture workshop. In this image Mariah is sitting with her chest at a 45 degree angle to the lens. While a bit more shoulder on right would have been nice, in this pose Mariah is very comfortable.  Also worth while to note is that this image…

workshops are great for professional as well as up and coming photographers

Today I was asked a great question and I thought to share it here.   “do you attend photography workshops and if so where and when” The answer is yes, we attend as many workshops as possible. We prefer week long programs so we can completely immerse ourselves and learn as much as possible.  Our…

Road to Paradise

  When creating composition using the rule of thirds allows for  dynamic and interesting photographs.  In this image for example the road intersects the 3rd and 4th power point, or more simply stated is in the right quadrant of the image.  Placing the road off center adds interest and guides the eye through the portrait.…

Maui Photography Tip – Planning before the session is key to success

Every week the phone rings with a potential client interested in having portraits created while on vacation in Hawaii. According to many of our clients,  families are too busy with their routine at home, making vacation an ideal time to organize a family portrait. Knowing when to have portraits created is very important but so…

Maui Photography Specializes in Large Family Get togethers

Mieko and I get contacted by members of large families that are coming to Hawaii on vacation on a daily basis. We understand that there are several families and involved, and each person/sibling has their own specific needs in addition to the needs of the entire group. For many of our clients this is the…

Pineapples in Paradise

  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…

Using a fish eye lens for scenic beach photograph

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…