Maui Palm Frond

Hula GirlThis year at the Maui Photo Festival, some of the best photographers on the island joined up to enjoy lectures, hands-on sessions, and connect with the photography community.  We went to many of the classes and lectures and found most of them extremely helpful.  Some classes were enormously helpful in learning tips and tricks about Photoshop and Lightroom from masters.  Others were inspirational and good for business.

Throughout the event, we enjoyed photographing scenarios that the festival had set up for us. For example, they had portrait set ups, wedding set ups, and hula dancing shoots.  This allowed attendees a chance to shoot with their peers as well as master photography speakers.  It was a lot of fun and extremely educational.

At the end of the event, participants had an opportunity to submit their photos taken at the event to a contest.  This year’s event brought hundreds of photographers and around 1,000 submitted contest photos.  Among the awards given, Natalie Brown was able to take the most prestigious of them.  She won both the Best Hula Photograph Award as well as the Best Overall Photograph Award.  She was kind enough to share some of the award winning photos on this post.  Mahalo Natalie and congratulations!  These images are truly fantastic and really give our readers a unique view of Maui, Hawaii.

To see more of Natalie’s photos from the festival, visit Maui Hawaii Photography.

Hula and Fire Dancing


Congratulations Natalie! And congratulations to all the participants and organizers. Well done! Liza