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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Follow your passion and create your own style of photography

Photography is an art. Done with intention, the process allows an individual to see a scene within their minds eye, then set about to create that image. From a technical aspect this means setting up the camera and lighting in a manner that helps create that image within the camera. Imagine standing at the edge…

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Image of the Week- Old Lava Flow

This images was created at Kaenea Point along the road to Hana, in Maui. It is among my favorite locations on the island. Each day the ocean waves hit the old lava flow As a special this week purchase any size portrait above 16×24 inches and receive a free upgrade to next bigger size and…

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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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Vacations are there perfect time to have a family portrait created.

Life gets busy with kids. Activities, sports, music lessons, homework, school, and friends demand a lot time. Being the parent is no easier with demanding jobs that require lots of time. So there is not a lot of quality time spent together. When on vacation everyone has time together. Families actually do things together and…

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Power of Intention

When creating land and seascape style portraits I go through a process in which I evaluate the scene. Lets say for example I go to the beach. Before grabbing my gear and setting up, I usually walk around. I look at the tide and determine if its low or high, and watch the waves looking…

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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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Lava Spa – Image of the Week

As waves hit the lava flow, water travels under the surface and create a frothy bath. This is not the kind of place I suggest people hang out as many sea urchins live in the Lava Spa. But, this is a great location to create landscapes as well as teach how to create portraits that…

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Photography is an art form

Photography is an art form and allows for personal expression and freedom. As a photographic artist, I decide in my minds eye how I want a finished photograph to look before setting the F-stop, shutter speed, or ISO. When creating land and seascape portraits, I use tools like graduated neutral density filters to help manage…

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Rush Hour – Image of the Week

Six Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are circling a cleaning station waiting for their turn to have specialized fish come over and clean them. Turtles have become acclimated to people and often come very close to divers. Because they are not afraid of people Turtle, make good subjects for photography workshops. This week when you purchase…

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