On Flickr Explore today.
After returning from Photoshop World in Vegas, I checked out Ben Wilmore’s blog and found out he’s on Maui teaching workshops. I’d enjoyed his pre-conference class on “Shooting For Photoshop” and it inspired me to start thinking differently about my photography, so I signed up for his shooting safari.
We met at the Institute of Visual Arts in Kula, shared some images on the screen, got some instruction from Ben, then drove out to Lahaina to shoot. I also met Randy Hufford, one of the premiere experts on digital reproduction, who was also an instructor at Photoshop World.
I’ve been due for a walkabout for a while now. A great time was had by all. I learned a few things along the way too. Always a good thing.
Three years and a bachelor’s degree later, she and her family are vacationing on Kauai right now, and she decided to take a side trip to Maui with her sister to visit with me and do some shooting to enhance both our portfolios.
We had a blast and burned through over 1400 frames at a few of our south Maui beaches as well as upcountry at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, where I’ve done a lot of work in the past. Maria has matured into a wonderful lady and a gorgeous model.
Hope you’re all enjoying your time on the islands, Maria! Mahalo nui for visiting!
It was one of those deep dives where you spend a lot of time on stops, so after a while we got a little bored with nothing around us to look at and started photographing each other.