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Getting the S#!^  Kicked Out of You… and Loving it

Getting the S#!^ Kicked Out of You… and Loving it

I’m kneeling on a bank of wet sand, clutching my Nauticam underwater camera housing with a death grip. Inside, my Canon 5D MARK III is armed, its autofocus already working hard to keep the water that’s rushing towards me in focus. I look up at the wall of water...

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Crying through a Snorkel

Crying through a Snorkel

As you’ve all probably noticed, I haven’t written a decent blog post in a while, and it’s not for lack of desire. Rather I’m going through a Photographer’s mid-life crisis. I’ve honed my craft and understanding of light and atmospheric conditions to a point where I...

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Scott Mead Photography’s images selected by Maui County

Scott Mead Photography’s images selected by Maui County

We are delighted and honored to announce that the County of Maui has commissioned Scott Mead Photography to produce three canvas giclees of "Embrace the Dawn," a photo of Hawaii's Silversword Plant. The giclees will be presented to Goyang City Officials at South...

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Ready for Our Second Caption Contest?

Ready for Our Second Caption Contest?

— How’d you like to win a sunset workshop with Yours Truly, or would you like a 16×20 Metallic Print to grace a wall in your home? All you have to do is win our caption contest, and either could be yours!  See below for a closer look at Alau island...

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Photo~Zen: Best Beaches in Hawaii – Red Sand Beach, Hana, Maui

Photo~Zen: Best beaches in Hawaii to photograph

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson PhotoZen from the Scott Mead Photography Gallery (Click image to view larger size or download).

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Photography: Building Bonds

Photography: Building Bonds

By nature (no pun intended), outdoor photography is usually a solitary endeavor --  a photographer trekking with 30-plus pounds of gear, searching out the perfect scene, and spending hours waiting for that one special moment in time to be captured with silver metal...

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Photo~Zen: Stars over Lava at Halemaumau Volcano

Photo~Zen: Stars over Lava at Halemaumau Volcano

(Click to download the image.) “When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up —...

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The Hawaiian Winter Wonderland

The Hawaiian Winter Wonderland

It’s February, and winter is upon us. This year, it hasn’t been a task of merely layering up, nudging the thermostat up a bit and occasionally shoveling off the walkway. Let’s face it: a huge chunk of North America has been hammered by Mother Nature. Hawaii has also...

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10 Tips to Get Great Humpback Whale Shots – Part 2

10 Tips to Get Great Humpback Whale Shots – Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, we talked about five of my top ten tried and true tips for capturing magnificent shots of Humpback Whales. Here we'll share tips 6-10 tips — Don't forget, in two short weeks, I'm setting sail with 10 intrepid photographers for my...

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10 Tips to Get Great Humpback Whale Shots – Part 1

10 Tips to Get Great Humpback Whale Shots – Part 1

Every day I’m showing my images at a venue, I usually spend a lot of time talking with people about photography, and some of the great places to capture images on the Islands. During the winter months, the question I hear most often is, “How can I get great shots of...

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