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Shooting Into The Sun Portrait Photography – Maui Island Portraits

Shooting into the sun portrait photography can produce stunning, standout images. But, without fill flash, all you’d get is a dark subject, and well exposed sun, or well exposed subject, and a way overexposed, aka ‘washed out,’ sun. Fill flash is artificial light, balanced in terms of temperature, ie, the color hue of the light, and ambient light luminosity. When balanced, the flash fills in enough light so the sun in the background is well exposed, while at the very same time, the subject in the foreground is also well exposed. Sometimes, the sun is muted by clouds, which can give a nice soft ambience; sometimes, the sun is bold and bright, requiring more fill flash to create the balance of light. Sometimes, the sun is above the horizon, just before setting, and sometimes, right after the sun has set makes for a softer more moody image. Either way, shooting into the sun portrait photography can yield some very pleasing results….

You can’t really do this with a cell phone, or a point and shoot camera. The flash they have built in is not powerful enough, and does not have the control necessary to make the required adjustments to balance the light just right. So, if you’re interested in this kind of portrait photography, for yourself, as an individual, or as a couple, or as a family, and you are planning on a trip to Maui, contact us. We’re available to provide you with shooting into the sun portrait photography at any one of Maui’s premier world-class beaches.

Shooting Into The Sun Portrait Photography – Maui Island Portraits

shooting into the sun portrait photography




More Beautiful Family Portraits on Maui

We specialize in family portraits; and, here are some samples of more beautiful family portraits on Maui. Family portraits can be a nice addition to activities while on Maui. Why not spend an hour or so with a photographer, at one of Maui’s beaches, at sunset, to capture some outstanding images. A visit to Maui may be a once in a lifetime experience, or, if even more than that, it’s not that common. Family portraits are ways of remembering, of showcasing, of feeling, that time together. Our photo shoot activity is fun, creative and enjoyable, with a very valuable take home product. Coming to Maui? Give us a call or drop us an email….

More Beautiful Family Portraits on Maui at Launiupoko Beach Park

more beautiful family portraits on maui



Couples Portrait Photography: Kamaole III Beach Park at Sunset

Kamaole III Beach Park at sunset can be spectacular and a great place for couples, or family, portrait photography. The park itself, located in Kihei, Maui, is one of those community gems which offers a world-class beach, with lava rock outcroppings, a child’s playground, barbecue pits, picnic tables, restrooms, showers, a stand of ironwood trees, palm trees, a large grassy expanse and even recycling trash bins.The park is an ideal setting for natural, outdoor portrait photography as the park setting presents some very nice areas and the beach, of course, especially during sunset, offers a spectacular backdrop for portrait photography.

Manas and Ruby, both medical doctors from Illinois, he completing his residency in neurology and she practicing family medicine, decided that their last day in Maui deserved some special portraits as they have had none taken since their wedding a few years ago. What better place than a world-class beach at sunset on this romantic isle of Maui!

Couples Portrait Photography: Kamaole III Beach Park at Sunset

Manas and Ruby at Kamaole III Beach Park at Sunset

2016 Highlights

Another year of meeting some wonderful people, taking pictures at some wonderful places, creating some beautiful, standout images for families, couples, and individuals. I’d like to thank all those who chose me to capture some of these special moments on Maui. I wish you all an optimal new year with many pleasant surprises! Aloha from Maui Island Portraits. – Ken


Family Pictures & Senior Portraits on Maui

Family pictures & senior portraits on Maui can happen at the same time. If you are here on Maui as a family, and one, or more, of the children are going to be seniors within the year, it’s easy to capture a few images that are appropriate for senior pictures. Today, senior pictures are more than the traditional headshot allowing for more envioromental images. And, what better place to include the environment, in both family pictures and senior portraits, than Maui!

Over 3 million high school students graduate each year in the United States. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, or phases, or rituals. It’s a benchmark. A milestone. An achievement. There are other milestones and benchmarks yet ahead, as there have been all along. They each call out for something by which to be remembered, to be chronicled. Senior portraits make up a part of that chronicle, that time, that transition into a larger world. For some, leaving home is immanent; away to college or an apprenticeship; perhaps military or non-profit service somewhere away from  home. Sooner or later, we all leave home, kind of. We carry within our memories, our land, our place…our home, that was, and even still is; and in our hearts, our home, our place, our life,  yet to be.

Family Pictures & Senior Portraits on Maui

family pictures & senior portraits on Maui

senior pictures and family portraits on Maui