2023 NOAA Marine Sanctuary Photography Competition Winner for Sanctuary Views

This year three of my images were well received in the NOAA Marine Sanctuary Photography Competition. This image won First Place in the Sanctuary Views Category. It was created at Mala Wharf in Lahaina, several months before the fire. The image received Honorable mention. It is from Ukumahame Maui.

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Image of the Week – Hawaiian Lava Tube

This image was created recently on the big island of Hawaii. I just love the Silky Water. As a special this week purchase any size portrait above 16×24 inches and receive a free upgrade to next bigger size and free shipping. Offer valid for 7 days, beginning the day posted. This portrait is not yet…

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Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year

I am very honored to have been a finalist and recipient of two Honorable mentions in this years photography competition. This is a very prestigious competition and so many talented photographers participated. In the Ernie Brooks Black and White Category, these two images made the finals. In the Coral Reefs of the World Category, dedicated…

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Mystic Waterfall

This portrait is titled Mystic Waterfall and it is located on the road to Hana.  It is 30 x 60 and printed on aluminum.  It will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant when it re-opens in mid May.   I was a waiter there in 1990 and it is an honor to come back as…

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Doing our part for the community

Each year we make it a point to donate our time and resources to schools and worthy non-profits.  In March, we volunteered to be paparazzi at the Montessori Hale o Keiki School fundraising event at Gannons restaurant. While walking around and flashing people as they arrived I managed to get these images. It seemed like…

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Maui Photography owner Douglas Hoffman is one of the photographers included in the new book Absolute Maui

The book Absolute Maui was delivered today and happily, there are three of Douglas’ chef photographs in the book.  They include Chef Marc McDowell, Sheldon Simeon, and James McDonald.   I love that James prefers food to be fresh and go from the farm right to the plate.  Kudos to you Chef!    

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Professional Photographer Magazine November Issue

He and his wife, Mieko, run Maui Photography in Hawaii, a family portrait and fine-art photography studio. In addition to commissioned work, Hoffman conducts workshops on underwater, land scape and portrait photography.

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