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Address: 402 Kaiolohia St, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7618
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+1 808-870-3686
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16:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We combine an island tour with a photography workshop. While driving we...

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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Amazing Maui Seascapes and wonderful coaching on composition & the power of filters!

Enjoyed a terrific day with Douglas traveling the road to Hana and finding amazing photo opportunities. He was really helpful with composition and the use of GND and ND filters... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
andrewpI4663GT
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Enjoyed a terrific day with Douglas traveling the road to Hana and finding amazing photo opportunities. He was really helpful with composition and the use of GND and ND filters which allowed us to shoot from sunrise to midday and beyond. In his own right he is one of our foremost whale photographers and it's worth going to his gallery... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I recently took a 4 hour sunset workshop with Douglas where he took me and another “student” to several locations in South Maui. We each had a good time and the workshop was informative. He went in depth talking about looking for composition before using a camera as well as how to see things in your mind for thinking of... More 

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1 Thank bcranker
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha Bill, It was so nice of you to come into the gallery after the workshop and introduce me to your wife. The image you showed me from our workshop is fantastic, and shows me that you are starting to see the picture before you look through the camera. Well done. Watching videos, reading, and listening to listens are all... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Based on the reviews, people who do this tour with Doug are happy with the experience. My husband did the tour with John, which I arranged as a gift for my husband to learn tricks for taking better vacation photos using his camera. While John is a super nice guy and he is not a teacher. And repeatedly told me... More 

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1 Thank shannonspencer
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha, I just returned from a long trip and am surprised to read this review. John has worked with me for 8 years and this is the first complaint received. John worked for Hike Maui before me, and he is in very good shape. As a former president of the Maui camera club and my assistant John has been exposed... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you want to learn how to take amazing pictures with your DSLR this is the event for you. Doug not only teaches you how to use your camera but he is amazing at teaching composition. He is patient with you, makes it all about you instead of him and he takes you to places you probably would never otherwise... More 

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Thank Sue M
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Sharing knowledge and helping people improve their photography skill set is our goal. I am so glad we succeeded! More 

Daly city
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I just repeated the sunrise photo tour and although we repeated some of the sites some were different. And the light and wave action was totally different which made for new photos. Also it gave me a chance to improve on previous photos. I cannot wait to get home and see my results. Thank You Douglas.

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douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha Janet, Thanks for joining me for another tour/workshop. I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit better and love it that you were a river raft guide and went kayaking with Orca's all those years ago. You have a good understanding of composition and the technical side of photography so my advice to you is to keep shooting... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Doug and I spent a couple hours together. He went in depth, conveying the heart of what it is to see and then shoot a photograph of artistic quality. That time together forever changed how I see the world around me, including and especially the people I come in contact with in everyday living—such beauty! What he taught me was... More 

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1 Thank Peter C
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha Peter, Thank you very much for your kind words. I love teaching and helping people improve their technical as well as artistic skills. A picture become a portrait is when it evokes an emotional response from the person viewing it. More 

Maui, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Our experience with Doug could not have been better. He is a true artist and made all of us so comfortable while capturing our family's portrait on the beach. He is a master and I would highly recommend him to anyone. The Bowman family

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Thank Brenda Young B
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha Sorry for late response, I have been traveling. I really enjoyed photogprahjng your family and creating some memories that will last for generations. Thank you so much for selecting me! More 

Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My 16 yr. old son and I went with Doug Hoffman for the sunrise tour and thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism and instruction we received. We both came away better photographers. Doug showed me how to use neutral density filters on my DSLR which increased my range of photography. He also recommended one of the new mirror-less cameras as a planned... More 

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1 Thank G S
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

Aloha I love teaching, but I really love coaching kids. When I see their eyes light up, and I know they are in the zone it is an incredible thing. I wish I had more families like you! More 

Tigard
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Had a great time. I am always eager to keep learning and improving my craft. Nothing can replace some one-on-one time with a master. Spent an afternoon and evening learning better composition and a few new tools. Before the workshop I had hit a plateau and felt frustrated that the photos I was taking never measured up to my expectations.... More 

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diverdougHawaii, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

I hope you learned to visualize the portrait in your minds eye before looking through the camera. The difference is using image design and composition to create a portrait that evokes an emotional response. The filters you purchased are going to become priceless tools for you. Use them well. Don't forget to get out with your camera at least four... More 

Walnut Creek, California
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The activity was the very definition of average. It was nice but I don't need to do it again and wouldn't recommend it to someone unless they had a spare day in Maui and some extra cash. From the onset there were red flags that something was amiss. Red Flag No. 1: Approximately three weeks before my trip I spoke... More 

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diverdougHawaii, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this review

The vehicle used for workshops is in great shape and well maintained. From time to time, however there are problems and the car must be serviced. Recently, an issue with the paint occurred and I decided to have the vehicle painted. The shop needed the car for a week. The only time I could get the car in happened to... More 

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