Whale Photography Workshop

  I spent the week participating in Whale Trust 2014  – a four day event all about whales.  The best scientists and National Geographic Photographers presented programs.  It was an honor to be included.  On the last day I went on a whale watch and helped people set up their cameras.  Towards the end, this…

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Look up and see things from a different perspective

  One of the things we teach in our workshops is to think as an individual and create compositions that are unique and different. When walking through the forest the majority of people look straight ahead and enjoy being in nature. However a few take the time to look from different angles.  In this image…

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Whale Photography Presentation

I will be doing a Humpback Whale Photography presentation on January 18th from 5 -7 PM at the Maui Art Expo.  This location is in the harbor shops at Maalaea Harbor, Maui.   The store is next to the Pacific Whale Foundation. The event is free, parking is free, and it is going to be…

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Good Morning Makena, Maui

I got up early and went to the beach.  Nothing unusual about that except that I normally go to the north shore of Maui for Sunrise.  This time however I went to Makena in the south, and found a small secluded beach.  It was low tide and this bit of sand was exposed.  During a…

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Sunrise in Makena in B&W

  It was a hazy morning due to south winds and vog.  This is a kind of fog generated by the gasses coming out of the volcano on the big island.  So I decided to make a black and white.  I used a 30 second shutter speed at F11 to slow the water and give…

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Explore your Creativity

This image was created around 5:30 PM on the beach in Maui, and has a shutter speed of 30 seconds. This provides time for the ebb and flow of the ocean to surge in and out of the rocks and creates the frothy milky look. This is a great tool and using it can become part…

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U/W photography allows divers to capture all the color and excitement that exists underwater

Most of the worlds population has not had the chance to scuba dive and see the wonders that exist underwater.   Indonesia, Fiji, Palau, Papau New Guinea, and the Philippines boast underwater reefs that feature a cornucopia of color. Hawaii, does not have a lot of color in comparison but the state has more endemic…

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Keanae Aboretom

This is the path at the Keanae Aboretom on the road to Hana.  Here you can find Hawaiian trees, plants, and flowers.  This path has cuts through the image and disappears into the horizon, making a natural place for the viewers eye to enter and exit the image.  Thinking about these aspects of composition before…

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Big Beach in Makena Maui

  This is one of the finest beaches in Maui.  It is very big, that is why it is referred to as Big Beach. Its proper name is Oneloa Beach.  This is a great destination for afternoon and sunset workshops.  The views toward the ocean are fantastic. Besides the beach there is a lava point,…

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Whale Photography Workshops

While I live in Maui, which is known as the humpback whale capital of the pacific, each year I conduct two workshops dedicated to photographing Humpback whales above and below the surface in Tonga. I go to Tonga because I can that is where I can do it legally.  In Hawaii, swimming with Humpbacks is…

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