Maui Photography Blog

Vow Renewal at Po’olenalena Beach

Earlier this month the Strok family from Southern California contact us to capture their vow renewal and family portraits.  Before the session we spoke with Karen about her portrait vision and ceremony plan. We met at Po’olenalena Beach on a beautiful afternoon.  The family sparkled with joy.  You could see the happiness and love in…

Shark Diving in Fiji

I’m currently shark diving in Fiji and it is amazing.  On Monday I start my week stay on the Naia scuba diving around Fiji.  Then I flying over to Tonga to lead a group swimming with humpback whales.  I can’t wait to share all the images when I return. If your interested in joining me…

Praise from a recent workshop

Last night Doug received this comment from Mark Hull who participated in one of his recent workshops. Doug is one of the two main photographer at Maui Photography, the other is his beautiful wife Mieko. Thanks Mark! “After returning from your workshop I told myself that it was the smartest thing I could have done…

Whale and Dolphin Magazine

Today we received the Autumn 2010 issue of Whale & Dolphin Magazine and saw the publisher included a double page spread in the center of the magazine with one of Doug’s Humpback Whale photographs.  The article follows up the summer issue, where his image was featured on the cover.  The article talked about Doug’s Art…

Exceeding Expectations

I received this email today from Sue, a recent client.  We photographed her family in late June at Poolenalena Beach. You can check out more testimonials on at MauiPhotography.NET. Dear Doug, I just want you to know that we did receive our canvas family picture and today I picked it up from our local frame…

Recent Photography Workshop Photos

Last week I led a morning photography workshop along Maui’s North & South Shore.  The weather was great and I captured a few stellar images. Email me at dhimages@maui.net or call 808-879-0260 if you would like to join me next time.

Morning Cane Fire

This morning I looked out my window and saw smoke rising into the air. At first glance I didn’t know if it was a controlled cane fire or grass fire.  After I got closer I realized it was a cane fire.

Learn more about the Naia

The uwphotographyguide.com published a story about the Naia Liveabaord in Fiji. This is the same boat that I will taking on my whale trip September 2011. They are based in Fiji and do tours all over the South Pacific. http://sites/douglasjhoffman.strategydemo.com/files.uwphotographyguide.com/naia-liveaboard-fiji Next month there will be a destination feature on Hawaii.

Cover of Whale & Dolphin Magazine

The Whale Dolphin Conservation Society selected my image of Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales for the cover of their 50th issue.  I am honored that the organization selected my image.  The issue is Summer 2010

Maui Landscape Photography Workshops becoming popular

Two months ago we started offering half and full day photography workshops on portraiture, landscape, and underwater photography.  Our goal was to fill the slow times in our calendar and provide a service that would help people take better photographs. The idea seems to be working because with only 10 weeks mention on our web…