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Aloha, chances are you saw me at a craft fair or under the Banyon Tree in Lahaina and maybe purchased some of my work. A big mahalo to the supporters who have allowed me to pursue my passion and develop my talent.

You can reach me at JohnOLearyPhoto@Gmail.com

I'm going to share my secrets on how to take a good photo. Just some of
the key ingredients and recipe for composing the shot.

1) Focus subject matter... This is the ultimate rule. You can crop, you
can add light, you can darken, but you can't make a blurry object crisp.
And if you can, it'll take way too much time and effort, and I don't even
know if that is possible yet.

2) Lighting.. if you combine this with a focused shot, already you have a picture
that can sell. Use your imagination. If the picture looks like what you saw in person then chances are, it will have a relatability factor with the crowd.

3) Proximity - Avoid distracting backgrounds. Avoid telephone wires, avoid cars,
and try to get close to the subject. (Not always, just a rule I like of course)

4) Straightness! Keep your horizon Straight! Our eyes like a 180 degree
shot on the horizon. (of course artsy fartsy pics dont need to follow this)

5) Focus again.. I can't even think of anymore.. Just focus, focus focus.
everyone asks me why or how I get my pics so focused.. So I know this
has a huge appeal, and it is what is going through my mind when I shoot.
I can't even emphasize the disappointment when I get home and find out
a great or awesome shot turns out to be slightly blurred. So take a ton of
pics to get that one!

Galleries

Kaanapali

Updated: Jul 07, 2015 8:48pm PST

Favorite Waves

Updated: Jul 07, 2015 7:37pm PST

Favorite Marine Life

Updated: Jul 07, 2015 7:17pm PST

16x24's

Updated: Jul 07, 2015 7:08pm PST

Maui Sunset

Updated: Jun 30, 2015 9:56pm PST

waves3

Updated: Jun 22, 2015 10:44pm PST

Turtles Take Two

Updated: Jun 19, 2015 11:03pm PST

Spring 2015

Updated: Jun 03, 2015 1:50pm PST

Sunsets2

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:52am PST

Waterfalls

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:40am PST

Landscapes

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:35am PST

Cool Animals!!

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:28am PST

Rainbows

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:24am PST

Miscellaneous

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:23am PST

Waves

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:11am PST

Group Fish

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:08am PST

Puffer Fish

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:03am PST

Colorful Tropical Fish in Hawaii

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:53pm PST

Through the Palm

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:46pm PST

Turtles Swimming

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:38pm PST

Sea Turtles

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:35pm PST

Turtles on the Beach

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:30pm PST

Sunsets

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:08pm PST

Favorites

Updated: Jan 29, 2015 11:05pm PST

Swimming Pigs

Updated: Jan 12, 2015 9:13pm PST

Eyes

Updated: Dec 23, 2013 1:23am PST

Clown Fish

Updated: Dec 22, 2013 11:39pm PST

REEF

Updated: Dec 20, 2013 1:57am PST