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As the sun slips below the horizon

If not for the storm clouds this sunset would have had lots of color.   But, the rain cloud does add drama to the scene.  The great thing about photographing sunsets in Hawaii, is that even if you go to the … Continue reading

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Maui, is a photographers paradise

Maui, has beautiful bamboo forests, sandy beaches, rugged and rocky coastlines, waterfalls, verdant valleys, streams, the pacific ocean, and so much more.  Indeed the island is paradise for photographers.  That said the quality of light in Maui can at times … Continue reading

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Pleasant Dreams Maui

Another beautiful day in Maui, comes to an end.  Soon the stars will shine and the sound of the waves lapping on the beach will be heard only by the wind and tiny crabs scampering in the sand. So glad … Continue reading

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Sunset in south Maui

Maui is a beautiful island with limitless beautiful locations.   That’s one of the reasons it’s called paradise. I created this image yesterday.  The skies were cloudy and it rained most of the day but around 5 PM the weather changed … Continue reading

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Following your passion

Say hello to Flavio, and his passion is photography. We got up before the chickens and roosters and headed towards Maui’s north shore for sunrise.   While there were not a lot of clouds, to catch the pinks in the dawns … Continue reading

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Oh, say can you see the dawns early light!

What an awesome morning.  Conditions were perfect for landscape photography.  Darcey and I went to the north shore for the sunrise, and while the clouds were light, the light was right, and the waves were clean and gentle. We were … Continue reading

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Side of the Road

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with Nadine, who had just purchased a set of Lee Graduated Neutral Density Filters.  This field of wild weeds is something I have gone by hundreds of times over the years and thought … Continue reading

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Recent Trip Advisor Review

Today I got a notice that a workshop client from Seattle, posted a review on Trip Advisor.  Here it is. “My Photo Tour With Douglas Hoffman” Reviewed January 4, 2015 NEW I visited Maui in November after booking a two … Continue reading

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Streams are great places to practice with neutral density filters

Today, I had a workshop with Gary Smith.   This was our second workshop together.  Last year we worked locations along the North Shore of Maui.   Today, we worked locations off the South Shore, and in Iao Valley.   The goal of … Continue reading

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Using neutral density filters makes the impossible – possible

During a recent workshop, we found ourselves in South Kihei around 4 PM.  The light was harsh then moments later quite diffused as the clouds floated across the sky. The tide was low which allowed us to position ourselves in … Continue reading

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