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Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is something near and dear to my heart. There's nothing like experiencing the world beneath the surface of the ocean. It's a privilege to be able to capture it through a lens. I left a 25-year computer industry career in 2004 and struck out on...

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Hiking Across Haleakala Volcano

A few years ago, I was part of a great group of intrepid adventurers who embarked on an epic 11-mile hike across the crater of Haleakala volcano, led by my good friend Katie McMillan. Katie picked me up at the Halemau'u (switchbacks) trailhead, the end point of our...

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How To Create Montages in Adobe Photoshop

Creating montages in Adobe Photoshop has always been one of my favorite creative outlets. It gives me an opportunity to set my mind free and see my photography from a totally different perspective. It also enables me to use photos that are flawed, or that I might not...

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How To Shoot Fireworks

Taking great photographs of fireworks is surprisingly easy. All you need is a camera with manual control, (a DSLR is preferred) a lens with a good zoom range, a tripod and a good sense of timing. How to shoot fireworks: First, put your camera on a tripod. You need...

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Shark Encounter

Ever been face to face with a shark? I have, but never this close until now. This was one of those "Adventure Days" with Dive Makai in Kona, where they go offshore to see what they can see. We encountered a large pod of pilot whales and slipped into the water to...

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