Did you know that all beaches in Hawaii are public by law? YUP – there is no such thing as a privately owned beach here. Private beaches just don’t exist. Even those fancy hotels right on the waterfront – the shoreline is public no matter what. Having a beach all to yourself in Hawaii is beyond rare.
Now you may have noticed that despite all beaches in Hawaii being open to the public there are no people in the background of any of my images. I don’t know where the hidden beaches are, I just know my way around Photoshop after 15+ years of using it!
Whenever I go to Maui, I know the beaches will be busier than they are here on the Big Island. So while there is some strategy to my angles, it’s impossible for me to get a shot without people in the background. There were plenty of people on the beach this day. There usually is. But part of my signature style (and honestly, dedication to perfection lol) means that I edit all the people out of your photos!
Does it take long? Not really! It takes me about 3 minutes per photo. For a 100+ image gallery, that can add up but I don’t mind. I think it’s worth it. You don’t want random strangers in your family photos, do you?! Me neither! And this doesn’t affect my ability to get galleries out fast. I can wrap up a complete gallery like this in under 2 weeks. And then you get to show off that private beach you found in Hawaii
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