Category Archives: fine art photography

Life on the Rock

I live on an island, and some refer to it as the rock.  In fact, some people get rock fever and have to leave the island.   While I am not a Dr. and can’t speak about such things, I … Continue reading

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Fathers Day Family Portraits Limited time offer

Celebrate the Fathers in your life with quality family portraits on Canvas.  This is the gift dad’s would never buy for themselves but is the gift they would cherish forever. Nothing is better than Family!  Book a session before Fathers day … Continue reading

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Remembering my first Tonga Trip

Aloha, I still remember my first trip to Tonga in 2006.  I chartered a 60 foot sail boat with a whale swim permit and spent 2 weeks sailing through the island group.  We spent 6 days in the Vavau’ island group … Continue reading

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Jaws

Every week people come into the gallery and ask me if I was scared when photographing Lemon and Bull Sharks.  The truth is I was really excited not scared.   What does scare me is going out of the harbor … Continue reading

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The sunflower field on Maui is new and people are taking notice

If on Maui and you see this sunflower field be PONO and don’t block traffic.  This is private property and the owner has not gated it but will likely have to unless the public respects the flowers and the land.

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Photography as decor

  One of the questions I get asked a lot, is what kind of photography do I have on the walls in my house.  North Shore sunrise is next to my bed.   It is the first thing I see … Continue reading

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MoRe JaWs InSaNitY

It’s been a few weeks since I got up in the dark, and joined a bunch of fearless photographers and surfers and headed towards Jaws Surf Break in order to catch the sunrise and some waves prior to the surfers … Continue reading

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Honorable Mention at Beneath the Sea

I have not entered a photography competition since receiving first place in an international competition in San Diego five years ago and thought it was time.  So I sent this and a few other images to Beneath the Sea.   … Continue reading

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Tonga Whale Swim Guide

Whale Swimming in Tonga  –   by   Douglas  J Hoffman Tonga, used to be one of the best kept secrets in adventure travel but those days are numbered. The increase in tourism is to a large part related to whale swimming but not all. … 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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