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Clouds can be a powerful tool within the composition of an image

Having a nice foreground is good and helps tell a story but take a moment and look at the clouds in these images.  Can you see how they bring a balance to the portraits.   Movement is a big part … Continue reading

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Fiji is the wide angle photographers dream

The first time I went to Fiji was in 1993, when I went to teach an advanced diver and underwater photography course. That was a long time ago.  Since then, I have returned to Fiji more than a dozen times. … Continue reading

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Whale Time

  My favorite time of year is coming and soon enough I will be back in Tonga and swimming with whales.   I feel so fortunate to be able to return this season.  There is something so special about being … Continue reading

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Fiji – One of my favorite destinations

In about 10 weeks, I will be going on a charter with the Fiji Siren live-aboard  based out of VoliVoli resort in Rakiraki Fiji.  I love diving in Fiji because of the spectacular soft corals, hard corals and abundance of fish. … Continue reading

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Color Beneath The Sea

This portrait was created in Fiji, in a area called the Bligh water, named after the famous Capt. Bligh and Mutiny of the Bounty.   It is one of my favorite places to dive and I am very fortunate to … 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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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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2016 Whale Exhibit

Hope received the Gold Medal in international competition and happens to be the first whale I swam with in Tonga. This portrait is signed and numbered, printed and framed with aluminum. Please contact me with questions or to purchase 808 … Continue reading

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Thank you for inspiring me!

As a working photographer I spend a lot of time viewing photographs. What you might find interesting however, is that I am not always looking at my work.  Facebook and social media has made it easy to see a lot … Continue reading

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Fleetwood’s on Front St. in Maui, now offers whale art by Douglas Hoffman

Most people have heard of the band Fleetwood Mac.  As it happens Mick Fleetwood lives in Maui, and owns a restaurant and art gallery on Front St. in Lahaina.  Today, I delivered three Humpback Whale portraits to the gallery, and was … Continue reading

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