Ken Fields Photography
Aloha and welcome to my Maui photographer portal website where you will find links to my natural setting on-location environmental Maui portrait photography, floral galleries, Hawaii scenic photography galleries and more….
Services, Galleries & Products
Of the many activities available here on this beautiful island, natural setting Maui family portraits and Maui wedding photography, is one which will stay with you for years and years to come. Whether you live on Maui or you’re here on vacation, natural setting couples or family portrait photography, or wedding photography, can be a great gift or keepsake, perfect for family albums, engagements, marriage ceremonies, honeymoons, anniversaries, senior pictures, model portfolios, birthdays, or other special occasions. Let us be your vacation photographer on Maui.Visit the Maui Island Portraits site for complete details about services, products, rates and to view galleries. To view extended slideshow galleries based on location of photo shoot activities, visit the companion site at:
Documentation photography covers a lot of ground. Certainly wedding photography is documentation photography, as are family portraits. However, documentation photography can also include photographs of photographs, documents or various cherished items around the house. Parties, promotions, gatherings and the numerous occasions that occur during a year may be well documented with photography. Granted, such photos can be taken with a cell phone. But, for those times when technical knowledge and photographic experience is important, you want a professional photographer capable of producing quality results. This is perhaps more important in unrepeatable situations such as a sporting event; or, jewelery, which requires very specific lighting to produce the best results. Real estate also requires a knowledge of light (and shadow), exposure, composition and color, as well as editing skills, to produce a well documented result.
I like taking pictures of local tropical flowers and foliage…petals, buds, stems, trees, leaves, branches, palm fronds, fruits…… Some of these are close-ups, even macro photographs, almost abstract images. Now and then, I get a picture worth posting here….Although most any camera is capable of taking great pictures these days, what makes the difference in this kind of photography is the lens. I typically use a dedicated macro lens, sometimes with an extension tube, which magnifies the image even more. With a macro lens it is possible to get very close and show great detail. Many of these images are of everyday subjects, but seen from a perspective that we rarely see.
I also like taking pictures of local scenic landscapes: sunsets and beach scenes, streams, mountain settings, fields, fences, clouds, rural roads, mailboxes….Even some underwater scenes can be found in this group; whatever might catch my eye as a scene worth viewing is posted here. Unlike the flora gallery where a macro lens is often used, for scenic landscapes the lens of choice is often wide angle. The typical normal lens for a camera is considered about 50mm. For many of my scenic landscape images, I will use a 24mm lens, and sometimes a 16mm lens.
And, I like taking pictures of sports and action scenes, particularly surfing, which makes up most of this gallery although other action/sports scenes are also included. And here, the lens of choice is a telephoto lens, often with a 2x extender which doubles the focal length of a lens. I may use anywhere from a 200mm-400mm lens and with an extender the reach can be as much as 800mm. With these bigger lenses a sturdy tripod is necessary.
Mandalas are intricate, colorful, circular, symmetrical images which represent the unity and wholeness of complexity. They have an extensive history in spiritual traditions and are often used for visual meditation. These particular mandalas are computer manipulated from original photographs of flowers and foliage. They can make exquisite wall decor. Available as prints, canvas wraps, standouts, fotoflots and imprinted on kitchen aprons. Click the link to visit the gallery of these kaleidoscopic mandala images which are available in a variety of sizes, color schemes and both white or black backgrounds.
The Mandala Coloring book is a great resource for parents, teachers and daydreamers. It can help reduce anxiety and focus the mind. It is a form of color therapy and meditation. It is a downloadable PDF file that provides a variety of distinct mandala images ready to be printed out on your home computer (on plain white paper with plain black ink), as many times as you like, and colored in with pastels, crayons or colored pencils. Hours of wholesome entertainment! You can view and download a sample before purchase.