Consumers guide to photography on Maui

Aloha everyone!

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With the holidays approaching, many families are considering have a portrait commissioned.  There are now over 300 photographers on the island, and each one has a nice website.  All have different levels of experience, ability, and fee structures.   Make sure you get what you want.   Take the time to find the right photographer for you. This guide was written to help consumers find the best portrait photographer for their family.

On behalf of Maui Photography, we would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season.  May you all be well and be surrounded by those that love you!

Maui Photography – Beach portraits can be fun for the entire family

Families today are so busy that there never seems to be enough quality time together.  While at home everyone has their routine, but while on vacation the entire family is together.

As kids grow up they will remember certain things.  For example my daughter to this day cherishes the memory of us carving pumpkins for halloween.  Your kids might remember something like the day in Maui you had family portraits created and once the main portraits were done, the family had fun playing together in the sand or surf.Maui Family Portrait Photographer - Dawn_047

 

Love is a measure of happiness and the glue that keeps families together and thriving

The wonderful thing about being part of a family is the love and relationships that exist amongst parents and children.   True things are not always perfect, and once in a while things can get hard, but the bottom  line is that being part of a family means your never alone and part of something bigger than yourself.

The day may come when you find yourself wondering why you care and do so much for family and they don’t seem to appreciate it.  If and when this seek out the family photos that are hidden in a closet somewhere.  Looking at these portraits created over time will make you smile and bring back all kinds of good memories.

If coming to Maui and interested in having portraits created check out this site.  IF looking for gifts for people from Maui, check out this site.

Mystic Waterfall

This portrait is titled Mystic Waterfall and it is located on the road to Hana.  It is 30 x 60 and printed on aluminum.  It will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant when it re-opens in mid May.   I was a waiter there in 1990 and it is an honor to come back as the artist providing the decor.  The new location is in the shops at Maalaea Harbor.    See more images here

Celestial Sunset Maui

Sunset in Makena Maui

Maui is famous for sugar, pineapples, and fabulous sunsets.  This sunset is was captured at Poolenlena beach in Makena Maui, and will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant in Maui when it re-opens in Mid May, 2012.   The new location is in the shopping center at Maalaea Harbor. If unable to come in please check out the online gallery.

 

If you would like to learn how to make beautiful landscape portraits check out Maui Photo Tours

Kids will be kids


Kids will be kids

The Shepard kids were visiting Maui, and we were on a beach in Makena making family portraits.  Once the main portrait was finished, it was time to relax and let the kids be kids. These kids were unaware of this photograph being  being taken thus captured a real candid moment that preserves the joy of youth.

Many of our clients tell us that the highlight of their vacation was the time we spent together on the beach & the portraits we created.

If you would like to learn methods and techniques to better photograph your children consider taking a family portrait workshop.   If in need of the perfect gift check out this fine art photography.  If you want to create a family portrait during your next Maui trip check this out.

North Shore Sunrise

North Shore Sunrise

This image was created last week just minutes after sunrise.  I used a low camera position because I wanted the horizon in the upper third. Thankfully my carbon fiber tripod was made to use in uneven topography as the ground was anything but even.

I wanted to show the wide angle view of Hawaii’s beautiful coastline and decided to use the fish eye lens.  In part thats because the lens has a 180 degree angle of view, but the secondary reason is  I love the fish eye lens because of  the way the image bends at the ends.

We live on a round planet and for some reason people have come to expect straight lines on the horizons of photographs seen.  I think its refreshing to see the curve.  In addition, it adds a secondary line that repeats the round line of the water surrounding the rocks in the foreground.

The portrait will be printed as  30 x 60 and will be displayed in Waterfront Restaurants private dining room. The Waterfront is one of Maui’s most established restaurants and is located in Maalaea Harbor.

If interested in a participating in a photography workshop or tour check out Maui Photo Tours.  Click here interested in fine art photography.

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.