Lens Choice Controls Perspective

The reef by itself is beautiful. Using a 8 mm lens that shows the reef as a circle is unique. People rarely see an image with this perspective so it ads interest. The same reef shown below is with a 15 mm lens. Notice the different feel and look. If you want to learn how…

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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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Close focus wide angle portrait

The viewer of this image sees the vibrant color of the fish and soft coral but also gets a sense of depth and dimension seeing the the slope reaching towards the surface. The reason is the photographer exposed for the background and used strobe to illuminate the foreground. Details. Sea and Sea Housing and D3…

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Back from teaching landscape and underwater composition in Fiji.

Wow, Fiji is an incredible location for its people, incredible marine life and coral reefs, as well as flowers, beaches, and landscapes.  I had a great time sharing composition techniques and helping people become better photographers. Over the course of a week each participant showed dramatic improvement and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Now, I…

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Take the Plunge.

Many photographers dive into underwater photography with a lot of enthusiasm but end up discouraged because the images made did not meet expectations. The bottom line is that many elements have to come together in order to create good images underwater. Understanding what works and more importantly what does not, takes time. The good news…

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Seeing the Forest amongst theTrees.

I recently went to Colorado to celebrate my fathers 80th birthday.  While it was winter in Colorado, going back made me remember how colorful the mountains were in the fall when the Aspen were starting to change color. While I miss the mountains and rugged beauty of Colorado, Maui is NO KA OI!  What makes…

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Traditional Canoes

On Doug’s recent trip to Fiji and Tonga, he encountered three of five traditional canoes.  The captain of one of them is a woman names Aunofo.  She is the Queen of the Sea.  It seems all five are going to meet in Fiji and sail together across the Pacific to California, then on to the…

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Soft Coral Diving in Fiji

Here are two other underwater image Doug sent back.  I believe these are from his Bega Lagoon Soft Coral Dive with Aqua Trek or while diving on the Naia around Fiji. Keep checking back. The humpback whale images should be coming soon.  Doug arrived in Tonga on Tuesday and was out on the water Wednesday.…

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Shark Diving – Fiji

Finally images from Fiji!! Doug just sent these images back to share.  He has been shark diving with Aqua Trek in Fiji on their Ultimate Shark Encounter Dive.  After three days of shark diving he also did there Soft Coral Dive.  I’ll share those images soon. If anyone is interested in joining Doug on his…

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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…

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