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Murder, She Wrote Feature

Murder, She Wrote Feature

Calling all book worms: We’ve been featured in Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain’s latest “Murder, She Wrote” mystery, Aloha Betrayed. True to form, the book is a great read, with plenty of twists and turns, and fantastic research. Those who have ever been to Maui will...

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Cover Me Handi

Cover Me Handi

Handi Guides (the only Maui guide book that caters to individuals with physical limitations) chose my Pacific Humpback Whale image, “Who Are You?” for their Winter/Summer cover. I’m one of the few photographers on the Island that offer customized photo workshops for...

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On Maui! Magazine: Maui Open Studios

On Maui! Magazine: Maui Open Studios

Imagine my surprise when the latest edition of On Maui! Arrived in my mailbox, and I find my mug on page 11! Back in February, we opened our doors to the public for the first time, and had a wonderful weekend meeting some great people and demonstrating the art of...

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A Whale of a Good Time on a Maui Humpback Whale Workshop

A Whale of a Good Time on a Maui Humpback Whale Workshop

Winter on Maui is my favorite time of the year. Its cooler (in a relative sense), with sporadic rain showers (keeping the waterfalls primed and full), and the Pacific Humpback Whales are plying the Central Pacific’s waters. It’s the latter I’m most fond of. Having...

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Maui Open Studios

Maui Open Studios

For the first time, this February 8th and 9th, I’ll be opening my home studio to the general public as a part of the 2014 Maui Open Studio’s event. I’ll be transforming the space into a gallery for the weekend, plus introducing a new line of images and giving live...

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30th Annual Photo Plus Expo

30th Annual Photo Plus Expo

This past October (2013), I went back to New York for the 30th Photo Plus Expo at the Javit’s Center. Congratulations to Stacey from Rockaway New York, who won a sunset workshop at our Hahnemühle FineArt print signing. You can read all about our time in the Big Apple...

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Featured Artist Profile with Arts Business Institute

Featured Artist Profile with Arts Business Institute

I recently did an interview with Carolyn Edlund, the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, which serves a crucial, common need in the art- and craft-making communities – practical business education for creative entrepreneurs. I presented a hands-on...

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The Significance of Mentors

The Significance of Mentors

Throughout our lives, there’s a good chance we’ve had a mentor or two (or many) that have taken us under their wing, and guided us around or threw the “trials and tribulations of life.” Some mentors have given us a golden nugget of advice that has shaped who we are or...

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Feature Article in DigitalTrends.com

Feature Article in DigitalTrends.com

I spent a couple of hours speaking with Les Shu of Digitaltrends.com about shooting in Hawaii and the gear we use on a day-to-day basis. Check it out at http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/scott-mead/. Whether you are looking for product reviews, how to guides,...

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New Mini Book: Maui Ocean & Beach – Images of an Island

New Mini Book: Maui Ocean & Beach – Images of an Island

A few months ago, I teamed up with Author, Douglas Peebles, and a host of other Maui photographers to create a new mini coffee table book, Maui Ocean & Beach - Images of an Island. Want to take a photo excursion around Maui? Just point your browser to...

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2013 Photographer’s Holiday Wish List

2013 Photographer’s Holiday Wish List

With the Holidays right around the corner, and if you have a photographer in your family, getting the right gift can seem like a daunting task. I’ve listed a number of cool things on many a photographer’s wish lists, from affordable and practical to dreaming large...

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Learn How To Capture Great Beach Shots

Learn How To Capture Great Beach Shots

"How do I get great beach photos?" That's probably the question I get asked the most. I had the opportunity to talk with Stan Horackek of Pop Photo - one of the best print and on-line sources for all things photographic. To get in on all the tips and tricks, point...

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Photography Conferences: How to Get the Best Experience

Photography Conferences: How to Get the Best Experience

Every year, there are hundreds of photography conferences one could attend, from small regional conferences to humongous national and international conventions, and a plethora of variations in-between. Nearly all include a bevy of seminars, an expo of the latest...

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Photography Overload (and it’s a Good Thing)

Photography Overload (and it’s a Good Thing)

In a couple of weeks, one of the biggest photographic conferences and expositions will open its doors to over 24,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts, October 23rd through the 26th: PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo. The Javits Convention Center in New York (a mere...

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Behind Closed Gates

Behind Closed Gates

I have a new popular print at my regular art show, and it’s being called a consolation prize of sorts. It’s snatched up by people from throughout the US and Canada, to visitors from Australia and host of European and Asian countries. The image is a sunrise at...

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The Power of the Photograph Part II

The Power of the Photograph Part II

                      As artists, we’re often asked by galleries or clients to send a picture of a piece for consideration or exhibition. That image is the first impression a gallery owner or juror has of you as...

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New Coffee Table Book – Absolute Maui

New Coffee Table Book – Absolute Maui

Pop quiz! What do you get when you cull images from 30 of the best photographers on Maui, sort through over 9,500 pictures and turn them over to Mutual Publishing? Heck, that's an easy one! You get the best large-format, coffee-table book ever made! I was fortunate to...

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The Power of the Photograph

The Power of the Photograph

Last week at one of my regular shows, a fellow artist asked me for some advice on taking pictures of their work. They went on to explain that they needed good shots for marketing materials and their web site, and that they had tried taking pictures indoors, outside,...

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35mm Ecstasy

35mm Ecstasy

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a new film camera I’d just purchased – a Lomography 360 Spinner (https://scottmeadphotography.com/spinning-my-wheels/). So far, I’ve had a blast spinning rolls of 35mm print and slide film and anxiously awaiting to have them...

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Alumination ® – Taking Photographic Prints to a New Level

Alumination ® – Taking Photographic Prints to a New Level

Back in what I call one of my "previous lives," I worked with aluminium on a daily basis in the aerospace industry. Aluminium is awesome: it virtually lasts forever, it's strong and light and it's recyclable. In fact, there are aluminium instrument panels I made that...

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Spinning My Wheels

Spinning My Wheels

It’s not often that I get to plop my body down on the sofa, turn on the boob-tube and chillax. I’m way too busy to get any real TV time. So when I do grab an adult beverage and put my feet on the coffee table (c’mon, it’s really an oversized ottoman), I usually grab...

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Canvas Minis

Canvas Minis

Our mini canvas giclees measure 3" by 3" - perfect for your desk, kitchen counter, shelf or anywhere there's limited space, but you need a little Hawaii. Mini metal bamboo easle included for easy display. Price: $35.00 + $10 S&H Image Availibility: All Status: NEW...

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Clank, Clunk, BANG! $#*&!

Clank, Clunk, BANG! $#*&!

Of all the different things I photograph here in Hawaii, I probably have the most fun shooting flora macros. Shooting gingers, heliconias, jades and proteas with a normal lens can capture the beauty of the whole flower or plant, but bayonetting a good fixed focal...

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