North Shore Maui – one of my favorite places

    When I think of Hawaii I visualize volcanic mountains, palm trees, beautiful ocean, and rocky coast. This spot has it all and depending up the tide, wind, and waves, it looks different each time I visit.  Come to Maui for a workshop on the north shore and this is one of the spots…

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Creativity is at your fingertips

Creating stunning images is a function of composition and exposure, light and shadows. These days however it is relatively easy for photographers to use software like Nik, Topaz, and OnOne to add painterly affects and texture to enhance an image during post processing. On this image I used Topaz and within two minutes, added texture…

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Iao Valley in Maui, offers unlimited photographic opportunities

Iao Valley is an iconic location in Maui, and one of my favorite places to teach landscape photography.    Several van and bus tours bring undress of people each day and for good reason – it is beautiful.   While there are clearly marked walking trails, I like to forge my own trail and look…

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Wave Action creates powerful images that evoke emotion

  Water and motion can be used to evoke an emotional response and sense of wonder.  Slowing the shutter speed allows the waves to blend and in the process smooths out the scene and adds a cool frothy affect. Combining compositional elements like diagonal lines, or lines that repeat with motion enables the photographer to…

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On a tour with Simon Tucker from New Zealand

This is Simon, and we had a great time making photographs along the road to Hana today, even though today is the day Hurricane Isella hits.  We checked the weather reports and it said the storm would arrive in the later afternoon so we met at 4:30 AM, and headed out on Maui’s famous road…

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Make you own path

  Each of us follows our own path.  This is what makes us unique.  When it comes to photography each of us has our own style and sense of creativity.  Listen to your invoice.  Try things.   Set out of your comfort zone.   Use the rules of composition as a guide and create images…

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Slow shutter speeds allow artistic composition

Iao valley is one of my favorite locations to lead photography workshops on Maui.  defending in to the valley is like going to another time and place.   Perhaps that is why movie makes used the Valley in the opening sequence to the move Jurassic Park.  I don’t hike to far into the valley but…

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Composition workshop at Kaenea Maui, Workshop

  This week we went to Keanae, which is about halfway to Hana, and worked between the rain to create images with strong impact. In this i mage the rocks in the foreground set a nice frame for the slashing waves along the lava rock wall in the background. Repetition is present in this image…

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Maui Photo Tours Sunset Workshop

Maui Photo Tours Sunset Workshops teaches people how to make exciting sunset photographs.  This is one of our most popular tours.  We start in the afternoon and make beautiful landscape images through sunset.  Typically we will go to the southern shore for sunsets and work in Kihei, Wailea, and Makena.  We like to spend some…

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Learn how to make beautiful images during harsh light with Maui Photo Tours and Workshops

  The island of Maui is so beautiful, and many people want to capture the beauty in photographs to take home and share with their friends and family.   The problem is that during the day the light is harsh and most often the sky is much brighter than the foreground.  These problems can be…

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