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Maui Photography

#73 of 104 Tours in Kihei
Kihei, HI, USA
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About Maui Photography
We combine an island tour with a photography workshop. While driving we talk about camera operations, image design, and composition. We help people learn how to use the rule of thirds, framing, lines of repetition, s-curves in order to create stunning landscape portraits rather than typical vacation happy snappies. We cater to individuals and small groups.
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Wander622124 wrote a review Sep 2018
San Jose, California4 contributions
Having taken a variety of photography tours/classes, Douglas distinguished himself right away. Through conversation and a few questions he learned that we knew enough to take our lens caps off before we shot. So instead of a canned lesson plan, we got exactly what we wanted. Which was a focus on the artistic side of photography. It was great being able to take the Road to Hanna with a local. His knowledge of the area as one would expect was outstanding. Besides learning about composition, "S" curves and the like, Douglas was just fun to chat with. A great sense of humor combined with good coaching skills made for an experience that we will remember for a long time. Thanks Douglas! And good luck with the gallery!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Cincyfan1 wrote a review Jul 2018
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What a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot about how to take great pictures Doug also took me to places I wouldn’t have seen. Can’t wait to put my new skills to good use.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Aloha, Thank you so much for coming on a workshop with Maui Photo Tours. Remember the way to maintain your new skill set is to practice every month. Schedule 3-4 hours and just do it. You will be glad you did. Also, remmed er to visualize the image in your minds eye, before you look through the camera.
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Chris A wrote a review Apr 2018
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I took a 2 week photo class with Douglas Hoffman (the owner). I will say that Doug not only is a great photographer but is also a tremendous and patient instructor. I went from zero knowledge of cameras to not only understanding my camera but also about photo composition and turning a picture into a work of art. I highly recommend his class.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography
Responded Apr 25, 2018
It is a pleasure to teach someone who is motivated to learn. You learned camera mechanics and composition. Looking at your images at the beginning then at the. End it easy to see how much you have improved.
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Rachel S wrote a review Feb 2018
Lehi, Utah63 contributions28 helpful votes
My husband and I did the 4-hour sunset workshop with Doug. It was great! Doug took us to some places we wouldn’t have found on our own and gave us some great tips. I am an experienced photographer, but I still learned some useful tricks for using filters. I haven’t edited my photos from the workshop yet, but I am confident I got some great ones that will be a fabulous reminder of the fun we had in Maui.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography
Responded Feb 11, 2018
Aloha Rachel, Mahalo for selecting Maui Photo Tours and Workshops. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so glad you got to try the Neutral density filters made by Breakthrough Photography.
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Shawn W wrote a review Aug 2017
Gold Canyon, Arizona7 contributions1 helpful vote
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I knew that my trip to Maui was going to epic but what I did not know was that my time spent with Douglas would turn this total newbie into an artist in just one day. Douglas was able to transform my abilities and skill level with a camera from just your average snap shooter into an actual photographer in just one workshop. Now, I am not claiming that I am ready to go pro by any means but the photos I shot with Douglas are top notch and in my mind pretty dang close to being gallery worthy. From the onset, Douglas honed in on my learning style (visual/practice) and showed my how to set myself free from the typical Automatic/JPEG mode that I normally shoot in and introduced me to the world of Manual/RAW photography. From there, we started talking about composition, lighting, shutter speeds and much more. Let's put it this way... In one 8 Hour workshop I learned at least a semesters worth of knowledge had I taken a class at a local community college. Not only was the workshop packed with technical knowledge, Douglas was a true professional in every aspect. Ever eager to answer any questions and offer constructive criticisms that made me a much better overall photographer not only on this trip but for life. If you are planning a trip to Maui and dream of taking some amazing art worthy images, I highly recommend Douglas Hoffmann's Photo Workshops. Not only is Douglas a fantastic instructor but he is now a life long friend and mentor that I will visit again in the future. Possibly on one of his underwater photography workshops...
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Mahalo for such a glowing report. Its nice to know I am doing things right! I really enjoy sharing what I know and seeing the eyes of the participant light up when they learn something new. Giving you skills that will last a lifetime is what these workshops are all about.
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