Monthly Archives: July 2011

One of my favorite subjects to photograph is…….

One of the things I get asked often is what is my favorite thing to photograph. At the surface it seems an easy question to answer but since I am a die hard diver its harder.  While known for whale … Continue reading

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Alien looking creature from the Deep

 In the mid 90’s I spent a lot of time in Manado North Sulawesi Indonesia diving with Murex Dive Resort. I had the pleasure of  diving the Bunakan Island Group, Banka Island, and from the Serenade Live-aboard the Sangir Islands.  I … Continue reading

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Thats a Moray

When looking at this image I keep hearing a song in my head but somehow the words are wrong.   Check it out. If  you put your hand in a crack and don’t get it back, That’s a moray… Have fun … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Color beneath the surface

I love colorful reefs teaming with life. When the current flows and the fish are posturing in the current to feed on plankton its like watching an undulating rainbow beneath the sea.  The fish move to some magical beat that … Continue reading

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Horse posing for the camera

While teaching a workshop recently, I noticed a few horses close by the road and decided to pull over. This horse must have read my mind because no sooner had I gotten out of car the horse came right up … Continue reading

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When is a fish bigger than a car?

The answer is when a fish is a Queensland Grouper.   This fish is so big it has its own resident school of yellow striped Jacks as a posse.  This fish is very bit of 8 foot long and I hesitate … Continue reading

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Lens a Catalyst for Environmental Causes

This article was in the Maui Newspaper last month and was written by Keahaulani Cerizo. KIHEI – Local photographer Douglas J. Hoffman uses his lens as a language. His underwater photographs, many of which are taken in waters off Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Squirt

My daughter loves the movie NEMO.  When I created this image I was thinking the turtle resembled Squirt from the movie.  It was created off  Makena Maui while diving with ProDiver,  a great six passenger dive boat. http://www.prodivermaui.com   To see … Continue reading

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Face of a child

While traveling I like to create portraits of the local people and go to places like open air markets, street vendors, villages, and schools.  In 2009, however I found myself taking photographs of a Tongan family preparing for a funeral.  … Continue reading

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Incredible Colors beneath the Sea

While in the art gallery I get asked frequently where is my favorite place to dive.  My response is always it depends what I want to see.  For example if muck diving is my goal I select Indonesia but if … Continue reading

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