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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Composition and Image Design

Photography is an art. The same rules of composition and image design that apply to painting apply to photography. Elements such as repetition of design, s-curves, diagonal lines, rule of thirds, balance, and proper use of negative space work together to guide the viewers eye through the scene and tell the story. In this image…

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Color Beneath The Sea – Image of the Week

This portrait celebrates color and was created in the Bligh waters of Fiji. Printed on aluminum, the portrait has incredible luminosity. It is 30 x 45 inches and comes framed. Gallery price is $2,995 but this week it is on special for $1,995 and includes shipping in the US. Take advantage of the deal before…

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Practice makes perfect

Professional athletes practice their sport for hours on end, so that when the moment comes they perform at a high level. Many elite athletes have personal coach as it takes dedication, perseverance, and mastery to excel. The same is true for photography. The more time I spend behind the lens the more the technical and…

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Develop your own style

In the world of photography what sets certain artists apart is style. Back when I shot weddings to earn money for camera housings and dive travel, I used a 16 mm fish eye lens and had a few signature shots. My style was different from that of others and many clients hired me for that…

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Composition is the difference between a picture and a portrait.

When I arrive at a beach location before I grab my camera I walk around and get a feel for the place. I watch the water to get a sense of surge, waves, and motion of the ocean. I look at the clouds present and get an idea of how fast they are moving across…

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Balance is an essential part of composition

There are many aspects of composition. The most popular include the rule of thirds, lines that repeat, geometric shapes, and s-curves. Each of these by design leads the viewers eye into the scene, to the subject, and then out of frame. The amount and use of negative space varies as to the subject and environment,…

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Ambient light wide angle underwater water photography with flash.

When creating wide angle reef scenic style portraits, the idea is to show the subject in its environment. The technique that works well for me is to meter the background and set the exposure. Then determine the light needed to illuminate the foreground. So this style of image has two steps. Metering for exposure and…

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Image of the Week – Water of Iao Valley

Iao valley is a cultural place, rich in local history. A few years ago there was a flood and as a result a few areas are restricted. The remaining public areas are popular with local families and every weekend there are many barbecues taking place. The sound of the kids playing floats over the sound…

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