Maui Photography Blog

Using Lines as a Compositional Element

Creating portraits that evoke emotion are the result of good composition and image design. Taking the time to really see a scene before taking pictures of it, allows the creative side of the brain to contemplate the light and flow within the scene, and use compositional techniques to tell the story. In this portrait the…

Create stunning landscape portraits throughout the day.

Most landscape and nature photographers know the best light is just after sunrise and just prior to sunset. While that is true, it is possible to create stunning images throughout the day. The way to do it is manage the light coming into the camera. Neutral Density filters and Graduated Neutral Density Filters are two…

Fine Art photography completes a space and makes it home.

What a beautiful bedroom. See how the Photograph completes the space. Thats the power of great photography. You can set the tone, mood, and feeling of your home or business justly displaying the right photograph.

Scuba Diving in Maui.

Having been an active diver in Maui, since 1986, I’ve dived around as much of the island as possible. Maui is fortunate to have a lot of great shore dives as well as boat dives. There are also locations like Maliko Gulch, Nakalele Point, Honolua Bay that can be dived from shore but, require a…

Night Sky Photography on Maui

These days, people are enamored with Maui, and the stars, and want to create portraits that reflect that. Creating black and White images at night is fun, especially when the clouds add secondary interest to complement the water movement in the foreground. Learning how to create this style of images is an experience on Maui…

Humpback Amore – Image of the Week

This portrait was created in 2015, in Vavau’ Tonga. I had chartered a boat to swim with whales for 10 days, This was the 8th day and due to a life threatening emergency, turned out to be the last. That morning, we left the harbor and went south looking for signs of whale activity. After…

Image of the Week – Glowing Sunset

Whenever teaching a sunset workshop, I always tell the participant it is a good idea to stick around for 15 minutes after the sunset because sometimes magic happens. You never know when the the sky will burst with Glowing Color. The weather and clouds must align and that does not happen frequently, but when it…

Master Photographer – What does it mean?

Earning a college or advanced degree indicates extensive training, experience and education. Professional organizations that deal with particular businesses have formed associations to ensure members receive the best possible training. The Professional Photographers Of America is a non-profit trade organization that promotes continued education and advanced degrees dedicated to photography. The PPA offers photographers several…

Three great locations for Maui Sunsets

Every has their favorite places on Maui to see the sunset. Here are three of my favorite. 1. Poolenalena Beach. Located in Makena this beach is big and beautiful views. It is not marked well and has a dirt parking lot. There is no shower and one porta potty. The signage is small and it…

Turbulent Skies – Image of the Week

On the mainland there are photographers that chase storms in the hopes of capturing a tornado with lighting. Here in Hawaii, we don’t get tornados but we do get our fair share of strong winds and rain. Once I saw a waterspout occasionally lightning. What Hawaii does have on story days, are the possibility of…