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Maui Photography

402 Kaiolohia St, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7618
+1 808-870-3686
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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... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
andrewpI4663GT
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Dallas, Texas
Four Hour Tour

I recently took a 4 hour sunset workshop with Douglas where he took me and another “student” to... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
bcranker
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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“photo tour” (9 reviews)
“hour tour” (3 reviews)
“road to hana” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 16:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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402 Kaiolohia St, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7618
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+1 808-870-3686

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Reviewed 27 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...More

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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...More

1  Thank bcranker
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank shannonspencer
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Sue M
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

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

Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Janet M
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Peter C
douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

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.

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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douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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!

Reviewed 20 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...More

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douglas h, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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!

Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank Christy W
diverdougHawaii, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

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...More

Reviewed 23 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...More

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diverdougHawaii, Owner at Maui Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2015

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...More

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