Underwater Photography Guide Writer Receives Prestigious Photography Award



Maui based photographers Douglas and Mieko Hoffman received Eastman Kodak Awards for Photographic Excellence yesterday at the 2010 Professional Photographers of Hawaii annual banquet. This is a national award from Kodak given to select professionals. Douglas' image was a B&W portrait of a Humpback Whale and Mieko's was a digital painting of a lion fish. This is the first time that a Maui based husband and wife received the award. The portraits will join other Kodak award winners in a special exhibition at the National Professional Photographers of America convention in January.


DH humpback whale

Humpback Whale by Douglas Hoffman


DH lionfish

Lionfish by Mieko Hoffman


Douglas and Mieko have owned Maui Photography Inc, since 1998. The company offers year round landscape, portraiture, and underwater photography workshops and services in Maui. Two or three times a year Douglas leads a group to photograph sharks and colorful reefs in Fiji, and Southern Hemisphere Humpback whales in Tonga.