Besides the happy faces of the girls, I wanted to capture their reflections and the colorful clouds so I decided to go vertical. Had I created a landscape orientation, the reflections or the clouds would not be included. These compositional elements give balance to the portrait. The reflections are leading lines that draw the viewers eye and the colorful clouds in the background give the eyes a place to o after enjoying the the three sisters.
Last night Doug received this comment from Mark Hull who participated in one of his recent workshops. Doug is one of the two main photographer at Maui Photography, the other is his beautiful wife Mieko. Thanks Mark!
“After returning from your workshop I told myself that it was the smartest thing I could have done on my trip to Maui. Your personal attention and knowledge was very much appreciated. You challenged me to do things differently and offered great suggestions to help improve in areas I was having trouble with. I like that you asked me in advance what I wanted to focus on and wanted to know about my problem areas. The special locations we traveled to allowed me to see parts of the island that many don’t get to see, and I returned with great images to boot.”
I would highly recommend your workshop to anyone interested in learning more about photography or just looking for an educated tour guide that knows the best locations for the ultimate photographs.
Thanks again for a great time, I hope to see you again on my next trip to Maui.
PS. Meeting your great family and viewing your studio was also very special and gave the day that “personal touch”.
Those interested in workshops please click on this link.http://www.douglasjhoffman.com/DH/workshops.htm
Last night the sunset was absolutely beautiful.