94th Maui Fair Salon of Photography 2016

Whether you are an enthusiast or expert, Hawaii (primarily Maui County) residents are invited to enter photos at the 94th Maui Fair Salon of Photography 2016. This year, browse monochrome/black & white, color, and “photo art” entries in Youth, Open and Expert divisions. The Maui Fair Salon of Photography showcases local shutterbugs’ most prized photos, and is one exhibit you don’t want to miss!

Conditions, Rules, Instructions and Entry Form for the 94th Maui Fair Salon of Photography 2016

CLUB OUTING: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, July 29th

The next club outing will take place on Friday, July 29th, at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm in beautiful upcountry Maui. Located high on the slopes of Haleakala, AKL is located at 1100 Waipoli Road in Kula and is open daily from 9am until 4pm.

The lavender farm is granting Camera Club members free admission to walk around their grounds, which are in full bloom, and in return has asked us to use the tags #AKLMaui and @AKLMaui when posting our photos online.

We can meet at the lavender farm at 1pm and explore the grounds until they close.

There was a sign up sheet at the most recent camera club meeting, but if you are interested in attending his outing, and you are a paid member, please contact us via email at: submissions@mauicameraclub.com

WHEN: Friday, July 29th at 1PM
WHERE: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
TRANSPORTATION: There’s plenty of parking available at the farm.


  • Posting your pictures on social media is encouraged. Please post all social media using the tags #AKLMaui and/or @AKLMaui.
  • This outing is in Kula, so please bring the appropriate clothes/gear and expect rain (that way it will be sunny).
  • Macro lenses for the flowers are recommended, while wide-angle lenses for the views are also recommended.
  • You must be a paying member of the Maui Camera Club to attend this outing.

We hope to see you there!


Next Meeting: July 11th, 2016

The Maui Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 11th in the usual location of Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Meeting Room, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului (off of Kamehameha Avenue).

Our guest speaker will be the camera club’s own David Schoonover. David has taught many a class for the camera club, both in the classroom, as well as out in the field, but tonight, David is stepping in due to a last minute scheduling change and will be discussing,”Planning Your Shot, and Making A Photograph.”

Meetings start at 6pm, but the socializing begins around 5:30. We hope to see you there!

Date: July 11th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Meeting Room, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului (off of Kamehameha Avenue).
Guest Presenter: David Schoonover



David Schoonover

David Schoonover

Next Meeting: June 13th, 2016

The Maui Camera Club has had some very full meetings the past six months. For such a small island in the middle of the South Pacific, we have been honored to have so many guest speakers at our meetings. We have had presenters from all walks of fine art, from lithography, to photography, from teachers to students, and from amateurs to professionals.

With all of our guest speakers we have been too limited on time to share our “Image of the Month” photographs. We want to give our members their fifteen minutes of fame, so June is going to be devoted to our camera club members and the images they have taken.

All camera club members who submit up to four images for the June meeting and show up will have a few moments to talk about their recent images and the process of how they got the shot. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please submit your images and we will still view them, but more time will be given to members who are present at the club meeting.

Be sure to submit your images following the guidelines found on our IMAGE OF THE MONTH page on the website (click here). All images are due by Sunday night.

We hope to see you there!

Date: June 13th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Meeting Room, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului (off of Kamehameha Avenue).
Guest Presenter: YOU!


Next Meeting: May 9th, 2016

The next Maui Camera Club meeting will be very busy, as we will have not one, but two guest speakers. Our two presenters, Douglas Hoffman and David Rivera will be covering the gamut of the world of professional photography, from owning and operating a brick and mortar camera store, to shooting landscapes, extreme sports, underwater, nature, and action sports photography.

Be sure to be on time for this meeting, because it will be busy from the beginning to the end.

Douglas Hoffman has been a working photographer on Maui since 1989. In that amount of time he has photographed over 1500 weddings and 500 families, and more than 10,000 hours in the water with a camera. Hoffman is well known for fine art photographs of Humpback whales and has received numerous awards. Douglas’ work is featured in several art galleries, and been the subject of three recent magazine and newspaper articles. In January of 2012, he received the prestigious Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Douglas has been the Artist of Residence at Montage Kapalua Bay for last 18 months and is opening Kohala gallery and Gifts in May of 2016, in Honokowai. Some of Doug’s other highlights include: past president and vice president of Maui Professional Photographers, 11 years (and counting) of leading whale photography adventures in Tonga, starting Maui Photo Tours and Workshops, and obtaining a PPA Master Photography Degree.

David Rivera is the CEO of George’s Camera. David has worked in the photo industry since 1985. He received a BA from National University in 1992 in Business Administration. He has been on advisory boards for Adobe, Canon, Nikon and Sony. David is a technical advisor to the American Orthodontics Board as an expert in digital photography and has worked on several legal cases for the FBI and US Customs. He also spent a decade shooting photos for the NFL and MLB. Passed boards include the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), chairman of Munitio Inc. and Digital Imaging and Marketing (DIMA). David currently sits on the Photographic Research Organizations board and is President and owner of George’s Camera in San Diego. David and his wife were Mauied 20 years ago in Makena. Maui is a special place for the Rivera family and they visit their properties in Kihei often. David now is focusing on landscape and underwater photography here in Maui and looks forward to retiring with his wife in Maui. As soon as his two daughters graduate college! Hobbies are an endless list that include road racing motorcycles (mostly retired), skiing, surfing, scuba diving, flying planes and shooting pictures.

We hope to see you there!

Date: May 9th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Meeting Room, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului (off of Kamehameha Avenue).
Special Guest: Douglas Hoffman and David Rivera