Workshop on composition

blog imsge tour 9:30In 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.

A Breach from Tonga

I have just returned home after enjoying 10 days in Vavau’ Tonga. This was my fifth whale season in a row. While conditions made it a bit more challenging than the last few years, we were able to witness heat runs, mother and calf interaction, male singers, and social groups.

One of my favorite images was created while snorkeling but is of a whale in the air. I saw the calf swimming for the surface and thought it was going to breach, so I lifted the camera housing out of the water and started pressing the shutter. To my amazement this image captured the baby in the air.

I am planning to return to Tonga next year, however the destination will be the Ha’apai island group. Rather than do a land based trip we will go on the Naia’ a 120 foot live-aboard coming over from Fiji. The dates are Sept 2-12.
If there is interest I will do another tour in Vavau’ starting Sept 13th.

Shark Diving in Fiji

I’m currently shark diving in Fiji and it is amazing.  On Monday I start my week stay on the Naia scuba diving around Fiji.  Then I flying over to Tonga to lead a group swimming with humpback whales.  I can’t wait to share all the images when I return.

If your interested in joining me next year send me an email dhimages@maui.net and check out my trips page.  In 2011 I’m leading a group on the Naia to swim with humpback whales and doing a land based trip in Tonga.  Shark diving is also a possibility in Fiji.  I usually spend a few days in Fiji either before or after Tonga shark diving.