Don’t let an airline leave you stranded.

Fiji, was closed to tourism and travel from the United States for almost two years as a result of the pandemic. Then, in November of 2021 word started getting out that Dec 1, 2022 Fiji, would open its borders for international travel. The rumor was true and in December of 2021, the boarders were opened.…

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Sea and Sea MDX Nikon Z7II Housing

I have relied on Nexus Underwater Housings for nine different Nikon cameras. Recently, I upgraded from the D850, to the Mirrorless Z7II. As it happens Nexus is not making new camera housings and I needed to select a different brand. Change is not easy when it comes to underwater equipment as a housing is a…

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Macro or wide angle underwater photography. Which to learn first?

When divers think about starting underwater photography they have many questions. One of the most common is what to learn first – Macro or Wide Angle. As an experienced underwater photographer, I recommend learning Macro first. The reason for this is that it is easier to create good macro images while learning underwater photography. While…

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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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Comparing Nikon D850 to Nikon Z7II

I am a landscape and underwater photographer, and have used the Nikon D850, since it came on the market. The camera immediately set itself apart with its large files, fast processor, high dynamic range, two card slots, and sturdy build. Images I created with the D850 have been displayed in art galleries and published in…

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A shore divers life.

You never know what to expect in terms of marine life, underwater visibility, current, or surge when you go scuba diving from the shore. You hope for best, and abort the dive when conditions dictate. I don’t mind diving in conditions where visibility is limited as it forces you to think small and look for…

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Fine Art photography completes a space and makes it home.

What a beautiful bedroom. See how the Photograph completes the space. Thats the power of great photography. You can set the tone, mood, and feeling of your home or business justly displaying the right photograph.

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Just added another Photography workshop in Tonga dedicated to whales

For the last ten years I have been leading small groups of photographers to Tonga to snorkel with Humpback Whales.  I leave in about a month for the 2014 season, and am happy to announce a new trip in 2015.  The dates are Sept 4-11th and the boat is wildlife a 53 foot sailing catamaran.…

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Maui Photo Tours and Workshops offers underwater photography composition workshops

  Maui Photo Tours  offers underwater photography workshops.  The rules of composition apply to underwater photography just as much as they do on land.   In this image the rule of thirds was used.   It shows the behavior of the turtle and tells a story.   The viewer can see where the turtle came…

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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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