Maui Photography Blog

Makena Sunset

  What a beautiful sunset.  These colors popped about 15 minutes after the sun had set.  So the tip here, is to hang around for a while after the sun goes down and see what happens.   See more scenic images here

Maui photo tour – gecko’s are good subjects & they are ever-present in Hawaii

While on tour we always looking around for great photo opportunities. Recently, I saw this gecko, and I saw potential for a great photograph.  What do you think?  

Maui Photo Tours – Molokai Moon Sunset Panorama

This unusual sunset is different not just because it was shot from a cruise ship off Lahaina, but because it is composed from three photographs.  The initial photograph – left side – was a lovely sunset composition in itself, but adding the right side felt somehow more complete.  Yet when I put them together, I…

Maui Photo Tour – Mystic Waterfall

This is one of our favorite locations, and its not on any tourist map or bus tour.   See more beautiful photographs here

Maui Photo Tour with Biju Varghese

Not that long ago Biju Varghese brought his camera and  enthusiasm for photography to Maui.  Our workshop started  an hour prior to dawn to give us time to get to the Keanae peninsula in time for sunrise.  From their we went to the Keanae Arboretum, and then the bamboo forest. During our morning together Biju,…

Maui Photo Tour – Panorama

  As Izabella was setting up her shot during our recent workshop, I wanted to create a portrait that showed the scene she was photographing.  To do that I needed to be slightly behind her so that she did not block the scene.  Izabella creating a photograph.   I decided that in order to capture…

Landscape, Portrait, & Scenic Photography Tip

Rather than have the horizon smack dab in the middle of a landscape style image try putting it in the upper or lower third of the frame.   This perspective adds interest & impact.   Their are exceptions to the rule such as in this sunset image where the reflection of the clouds in the sand…

Testimonial from workshop participant Mark Hall

Last night I received this comment from Mark Hull who participated in one of my workshops recently. Thanks Mark! “After returning from your workshop I told myself that it was the smartest thing I could have done on my trip to Maui. Your personal attention and knowledge was very much appreciated. You challenged me to…

Upcoming underwater photography workshop about turtles

  Soon I will be teaching a photography workshop underwater.  The topic is wide angle photography, and we will concentrate on turtles in their environment. Turtles make great subjects for wide angle photography and fortunately they are common on many reefs in Maui. For me, the best way to photograph turtles is to meter the…

Maui Photo Tours – another sample of repetition of design in a photograph

  This image of a fence uses repetition of design as the subject.   Notice how one vertical post blends into the next.