In this image their are three compositional designs in use. First is framing. The bamboo trees serve to frame the image and draw the viewers attention. Next are the repetitious lines of the bamboo trees which also directs the viewers eye. Third, the S-curve going through the image guides the viewer down the trail and beyond. These are some of the concepts we discuss and practice in a photography workshop.
IF planning a trip to Maui, let us know we offer a variety of workshops. We can come to your hotel and teach you how to use your camera, and take better photographs as well as take you on a tour of the island and teach you on location. Call 808 870 3686 for information.
Looking at the lens and saying “cheese” in order to evoke a smile is not the status quo anymore. Sure the pictures have their place but families today seem to want something that evokes some emotion and tell a story.
Walking towards the camera and away from the camera are very popular as each evokes a different emotional response. Portraits like this include an element of interaction and animation & in the process capture each individuals expressions & emotion even if you cant see all the faces.
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.
Summer vacations are always fun, especially when they are in Maui. The island has so many fun activities ranging from tours of the island, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, hang gliding, chilling at the beach, and more.
If you are coming to Maui this summer don’t forget to plan a family portrait. Children grow and in a blink of the eye are soon graduating high school then college. Take advantage of the wonderful times your together as a family. Later on you will glad you did.
Sunset portrait at Po'olenalena Beach
Another fun activity you might want to consider is a family photography workshop. We will come to your hotel and teach the family the basics, how to set up the camera, how to pose, and light family members.
If you want to take some of Maui home check out this art gallery
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
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.