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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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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Turtle Time – Image of the week

This portrait was created at Mala Wharf in Lahaina Maui. This week only, purchase Turtle Time and get a free upgrade to larger size. This is image is not yet in the online gallery so interested people need to call me to take advantage of this special offer. 808 870 3686.

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Portraits of Frog Fish

There are many ways to create portraits of frog fish. All about the face. A male hanging out in the shadow a female. It’s all about me. Singing as if no fish are listening. Who could forget the wide angle environmental portrait, showing the fish in its environment. Fish portraits are fun to create but…

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Turtle Soup – Image of the Week

Turtles are called “Honu”, in Hawaii. Turtles like to spend time at the spa. This is an area on the reef where cleaner fish come out and nibble on the algae off the back the turtles shell and neck. Some days, the cleaning station can be so busy it like diving in Turtle Soup This…

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Using a Vignette as a foreground element

This post is about one technique photographers use to draw the viewers eye into the portrait. When composing macro images, sometimes the photographer chooses to include an out of focus element in the foreground. This is called a vignette. Notice how the purple coral is out of focus and how that pulls the eye into…

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Hawaiian Sunset – Image of the Week

This beautiful Hawaiian Sunset was created in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. On the western side of the island the lava tubes here allow the tide to rush in and out. This week, I will upgrade one size for free upon purchase. So If you buy a 20 x 30 size you are…

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Just Before Dawn – Image of the Week

This weeks image of the week is of a beautiful Maui Sunrise and rightly so titled. Just Before Dawn. I created this at Hookipa Maui. The portrait is printed on metallic photographic paper and face mounted to artist acrylic. The size is 40 x 60 inches and it is stunning. The gallery price is $9,900…

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Power of Portraits

My dog, Dusty, went to the rainbow bridge a few days ago, having lost a long bout with Skin Cancer. The dog was with me 13 years and we had lots of good times. The portraits I have of Dusty are priceless. While his passing is painful, I know the images created will make me…

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