Maui Photography – Projecting portraits on the big screen makes it easy for clients to select their favorites

At Maui Photography we understand not only how important the portraits we create are for our clients, but also how precious each minute of vacation time is. That is why we spend time before the session planning. Knowing what portraits are desired makes the entire  process easier for the clients.

Several years ago we had our portraits done on the beach and the photographer showed us 64 photographs of the same pose and told us to choose the one. It took us hours and was very painful.  At the same time this was a great learning  lesson. I decided that as a professional I know what the best images are and need to do everything possible to make the process of selection fun, and fast.

So after each session, I edit the portraits to just the best.  Then project them on a five foot screen. It is easier for clients to view images on a giant screen, than in a 6 inch window on the computer.  The software we use allows us to crop in any number of ways, and  project at any size you can imagine so clients can see exactly what the finished product will look like before leaving the studio.

If there is a concern about an eye being open, or a smile, we can zoom in and show it detail.   We can also talk about retouching.  The digital world is a wonderful one with all kinds of tools to make portraits look better. Unfortunately once clients go home, it is not possible to project, talk about options, retouching, and size.

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Previous clients have told us that coming in for the projection was one of the highlights of the trip and a great investment of time.

If coming to Maui, please give us a call.  There is no charge for a consultation. 808 870 3686.

Aloha!

Maui Suzuki Violin plays in public!

 

This weekend I had the chance to listen, watch, and take photographs of the Maui Suzuki Violin students do their thing at a public fund raising event.  It was incredible seeing kids of all ages be excited about music.

The kids played for 90 minutes and the music was like candy to my ears.  Seeing the passion and joy in the faces made it worth all the investment of time and money.

I think learning to play music is like learning another language.   Good for them!

Learning the violin takes practice and this means less time in front of the T.V.

As I write this post my family is upstairs playing.  It is wonderful!

I know the parents of these kids are very proud.  I was thinking a the next recital I should photograph them so they can see the joy and pride that shows on their faces.

 

These are just some of the magical moments of our lives.   If there is a special event or family function coming up please call Maui Photography to talk about your families portrait needs.

Live Pono!

Doing our part for the community

Each year we make it a point to donate our time and resources to schools and worthy non-profits.  In March, we volunteered to be paparazzi at the Montessori Hale o Keiki School fundraising event at Gannons restaurant.

While walking around and flashing people as they arrived I managed to get these images.

It seemed like a wonderful event, and the restaurant was packed, so we hope the school made a lot of money.

If coming to the island and interested in having family portrait done check out Maui Photography.  If interested in learning about photography check out Maui Photo Tours.  If interested in whale photography workshops and expeditions check this out.

Waterfront Restaurant in Maui

The Waterfront Restaurant in Maui has been an island favorite for over 25 years.  The restaurant has moved a small distance and now has a very large space overlooking Maalaea Harbor.  We have eaten there to celebrate all of our anniversaries and are so excited that Douglas’ photography was selected for the decor.  When the doors open in mid-May their will be over 40 pieces of art on the walls.


This photograph is of Oneloa Beach, commonly called Big Beach.  It is located on the south side of the island in Makena.  I used a fish eye lens in order to show the beaches size and incredible topography.  This is an iconic location for Maui, and is visited by a large number of tourists and is a favorite amongst locals too.

To see more fine art check out the Art of Photography.  Interested in learning more about photography?  Check out Maui Photo Tours.  Is it time to have a family portrait created, if so check out our portrait planning guide on the family portrait/ gallery page of this site.

We are proud parents!

1st day of the school August 2010Enjoy this video!

Kihei Elementary School Ho\’olauea 2011

Our daughter survived her first year as 1st grader in public school.  A year ago, transfering  her from small tiny private school to over populated public school felt like leaving her in the Jungle of Amazon.  However, she thrived!  She thrived so much.  We are proud of her.  This is our growing up daughter dancing with “Firework” by Katy Perry to celebrate the end of school year.

Love you all and to our great school Kihei Elementary!

Aloha!~

1 Away from my Masters!

Since becoming a member of the Professional Photographers of America I have made a goal to earn the coveted degree of Master of Photography.   This year I took another step and am very close to reaching my goal. The PPA has annual print competitions in which prints thats score well earn merits that go towards advanced degrees. In the recent competition, two images did quite well.  As a result I am now only one merit away.  Perhaps 2011 will be my year.

Other images that merited can be seen through my website. I have whales, turtles, marine, scenic and much more.