Maui Photography Blog

Nature is all around just take a moment and look.

When on a photo tour and workshop in Maui, we tend to concentrate on seascapes, rocky coastline, waves crashing on the beach, sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, e.t.c., and tend to overlook the obvious.  Photographers benefit from taking their time and looking around.  By doing so interesting compositions and subjects can surprise you.

North Shore of Maui is an incredible place for landscape photography

Every day the view is different as the weather and tides constantly change. This is one of the things that excites me as a photographer. I look at a scene and think about composition and how to tell the story of this place and this moment in time.  This helps me see the image well…

Lines of Repetition Guide the Viewers Eye through the Frame

The water streaming down the rocks create a series of lines that blend together to draw the eye through the scene. Lines that repeat are an element of image design that help guide the viewers eye through the frame. Once you start thinking about lines that repeat, they seem to be everywhere……. While on a…

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…

Sunset in South Maui

While it is hard to wake up before the rooster, it is worth it when you can create portraits like this in the dawns early light..

Lahaina Break Wall

Last night was the July 4th and I wanted to get a view of the fireworks.  After spending almost 2 ours driving 20 miles  my friend Scott and I headed to Lahaina Harbor with the intention of getting out on the break wall as to watch the fireworks. Once we got to there we realized…

Subtle tones make for a surreal sunset

  Maui has endless locations for landscape photography.  This beach offers a great view of the west Maui Mountains.  The subtle colors in this sunset are surreal.

Sunset along Maui’s Southern Coast

On a recent Maui workshop we selected a stretch of coastline in Makena, that provided a nice view of Maui’s rocky coastline. A Lee graduated neutral density filter was used to control the quantity of light above the horizon. Working with filters allows the photographer to control light and exercise creativity.  I carry a variety of filters in…

Makena Sunset

  I created in Wailea Maui about a week ago. I used a 3 stop graduated Neutral density filter and a long shutter speed in order to incorporate the motion of the ebbing tide in the composition. The graduated filter allowed me to control the amount of light coming into the camera and slow the shutter…

Creativity is at your fingertips

Creating stunning images is a function of composition and exposure, light and shadows. These days however it is relatively easy for photographers to use software like Nik, Topaz, and OnOne to add painterly affects and texture to enhance an image during post processing. On this image I used Topaz and within two minutes, added texture…