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The Hawaiian islands are filled with unexpected sights new to the tourist on vacation. For the photographer, an entire new way of seeing the world opens with the first visit. How to capture the new and sometimes bizarre landscapes while on a family vacation is quite a challenge. But with persistence, taking advantage of every opportunity, and occasionally stepping beyond the bounds of family time, you can still create a portfolio that will capture the beauty of the islands.
I have been photographing since the ninth grade. Honing my craft in black and white, I learned the basics of composition and fine art printing. But I was also in love with color. Unfortunately, there were no color processes capable of the control I had with black and white. For more years than I care to remember, I practiced with slide film with no way to easily control the final print in my own darkroom. Eventually, the digital age opened the color door and brought precision and control to the color image. From scanning film to full digital capture, the color process has never been better for the photography. For my photography, digital imaging with modern ink jet printers has allowed me to create images and prints true to the memory and emotion of the original scene.