Category Archives: education

Summer is almost here and soon the island will be full of visitors

Summer is a busy time in Maui, with families from around the word coming for a week or two to enjoy paradise.   That is good for the economy, as it means the roads and stores will be crowded.  For … Continue reading

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Early morning light on Maui’s North Shore

I watched the waves come in for a while and really enjoyed the waterfalls over the exposed coral. The lines of the reef and incoming wave helped me see the image I wanted to create,  but the incoming waves limited … Continue reading

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Children are the future

I have been busy creating a new educational program to share with the children at Montessori Up Country Maui,  with about 90 new images of Humpback and Sperm Whales.  I presented there about this time last year and had a … Continue reading

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Whale Tales 2016 Feb 12-14, 2016 at The Ritz in Kapalua Maui

A week or so ago the director of Whale Trust, asked me to exhibit whale photography in the foyer of the 10th annual Whale Tales conference, happening in February in Maui. If that was not exciting enough, yesterday I got … Continue reading

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Nature Challenge Day Two

Thank you to Mark Strickland for this most recent Nature Challenge. This is day two and as part of the challenge need to call out another photographer.  Kai Matthes, I choose you! Post a Nature image for seven days and nominate … Continue reading

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Recent Review on Trip Advisor

This is what I saw first thing in the morning today, and I thought its going to be a beautiful day.    I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of photography. When my clients take the time to write a … Continue reading

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Kail’i Smith Photography College Intern

I am mentoring Kail’i Smith, from the Big Island of Hawaii, that is about to graduate from Langara College in Vancouver with a photography degree.   We have spent 4 days together and during this time we have covered camera … Continue reading

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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit at Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel

  I am so fortunate to have spent a month per year for the last 12 out of 13 years,  observing and photographing whales in the wild.   I am also blessed that my passion for whales has enabled me … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Reality Check.  People are free to think what they will. You don’t have to like it, but in order to live with happiness rather than resentment you need to accept it.

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Food for Thought

Something to think about as Thanksgiving and the holidays are upon us.   The struggle for life is ever-present above and below the sea. Besides having affordable and safe housing, people deserve healthy food to eat. The problem is in … Continue reading

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