Underwater Photographers Dream Trip

I am excited to announce a special week of scuba diving in the Vatu I Ra Passage, of Fiji, taking place May 19-26th, 2024. Also known as the Bligh Water, this area is famous for colorful soft coral, tropical fish, and current. The first time I dived in these waters was with the Naia live-aboard.…

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Matter of perspective

As a photographic artist there are many compositional tools available to create images that evoke emotion. For example, I can slow the shutter down to create motion and emotion in the finished image. I can also choose a lens that has unique perspective to create a different look and feel. I used a 8-15 mm…

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Teaching Underwater Photography

As a photo coach my goal is to help divers and snorkelers improve they’re underwater photography skills. Since everyone is different and has unique experience, the first thing I do is get an idea of their diving and photography experience. I want to know how many dives they have done, what kind of equipment they…

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Composition is the difference between a picture and a portrait.

When I arrive at a beach location before I grab my camera I walk around and get a feel for the place. I watch the water to get a sense of surge, waves, and motion of the ocean. I look at the clouds present and get an idea of how fast they are moving across…

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Honu World

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, a.k.a., Honu are an endangered species and by law humans must remain 10 feet away, and not block their ascent to surface. The thing is not every turtle got the message. Since the law was past that we can’t hunt turtles, people have left them alone. As a result turtles have…

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Don’t let an airline leave you stranded.

Fiji, was closed to tourism and travel from the United States for almost two years as a result of the pandemic. Then, in November of 2021 word started getting out that Dec 1, 2022 Fiji, would open its borders for international travel. The rumor was true and in December of 2021, the boarders were opened.…

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Once in a life time whale adventure

Leading tours and working as a photo pro, has exposed me to some incredible boats and resorts. But, it was not always like that. When I first started out and wanted to travel and dive, and I did it as cheaply as possible. I ended up on a few questionable boats not to mention, suffered…

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Swimming with whales is now a thing.

I live in Hawaii, where Humpback Whales migrate in mass each year to mate and give birth. While there are plenty of whales around, the Marine Mammal Act, makes it illegal to approach a whale within 100 yards. So its not allowed to approach the whales let alone get in the water with them. As…

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Upcoming Master Class program on whales for Ocean Geographic

I was recently asked by Michael Aw, the founder of Ocean Geographic to do a program on whales. So, I prepared a presentation and will give it Nov 5th, 2021. The time is 2 PM Hawaii time. The event will be recorded to make it easier for people around the world and in different time…

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Life goes on

As my 59th birthday approaches, I’ve taken a look back to reflect upon the good, bad, and ugly events that have shaped my life. The sum of my experiences has taught me that everyone has a history or past and that how we live, and act in the present is what will shape our future.…

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