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Fine Art Underwater & Marine Photography

Whale photography by Douglas Hoffman, professional photographer with underwater photos of whales, turtles, sharks and marine life.


I look forward to helping you acquire a piece or collection of art for your home or office. I am here to help! Please contact me to schedule a free consultation. I also invite you to email a photo of the place where you want to hang the art and the piece(s) your interested in. I will create a mockup for you and help you choose the size that will look best in your space.

I print on two mediums. The majority of my work is on aluminum and the rest is printed on canvas. The images offered on aluminum can be printed on canvas but the images offered on canvas are not offered on aluminum. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but there are differences between the mediums and select images just look better on aluminum.

Aluminum is the most luminous medium to present photography. In other words, light loves this medium. It makes the image look high definition. Black and white images shimmer and color images pop to create stunning art that will never fade. The process starts with a specially coated piece of aluminum. Then a photographic print is made and the emulsion stripped away and placed on top of the metal. The artwork is placed in a machine which exerts high temperature and pressure to create a chemical reaction called sublimation. The image is actually infused onto the aluminum strata. When light falls on the art it also reflects through the art, thus the high level of luminosity.

Canvas is a more traditional medium and has great texture, density, and images printed on this medium appear to have a three dimensional appearance. The reason for this is that the canvas is made up of millions of rises and valleys within the cotton weave. As ink is applied it creates texture and when lit it adds dimensionality to the art.

Order Delivery Times

The majority of my work is created on demand and will be shipped to me for inspection, signing, and numbering, then sent directly to you. The normal turnaround is 3 weeks. If you have any special requests, such as a request for a personal note from the artist, please place a note on your order and I will be happy to assist you. This could be something like Happy Anniversary or as a memory of Maui. You can also email me at Douglas@douglasjhoffman.com

A Certificate of Authenticity will be included. Please feel free to contact me with any questions prior to ordering. Call 808 870 3686.

Shipping to United States Destinations

I ship via FedEx in most cases. Larger pieces may be handled by commercial shipping services. Shipping rates for deliveries in the United States are a set price based on the total amount of your purchase and include all handling charges.

Size and fee

Landscape orientation

5 x 7 $20
8 x 12 $30
12 x 18 $40
14 x 20 $50
16 x 24 $65.00
17-20 x 30 $85
24 x 36 $110
28 x 42 crate $170
30 x 45 crate $200
36 x 54 crate $425
40 x 60 crate $550

Panorama orientation by long dimension

20 inch $45
30 inch $75
40 inch $100
50 inch crate $275
56 inch crate $375
60 inch crate $475

Shipping to Foreign Destinations

We will contact you with a formal shipping quote to your destination. Once you approve the quote, we will bill you directly for the custom shipping fees and process your order. If for some reason you do not approve the custom shipping quote, I will cancel your order and refund any payments.


I want you to love my work as much as I love creating it. If the size is wrong or its just that you don't love it, no worries. Send it back within 10 days of verified receipt in the same quality packaging and I'll print the right size and either adjust the price or refund the amount paid (but not the shipping costs, sorry). People that have invested in my work have said they love it more every day and are more than satisfied.

If you believe the item(s) were damaged in shipping, I will replace them with the same item(s). To protect all of us against fraud, you must take photos of the damage, including any damage to the packaging, immediately and email them to me. I will then contact the shipper and we will arrange for the return of the damaged goods and replacement. In some cases we will want the art returned.

Any Other Questions?

If you have any questions about my art or regarding its purchase please contact me at 808 870 3686

fine art underwater photography & photographic art



Master Photographer Douglas Jay Hoffman is well known for fine art photographs of whales, coral reefs, marine life, island scenics, beaches, sunsets, and waterfalls. Douglas has received over 40 international awards and honors, been featured in Museums, art galleries, books, magazines, and private collections.

Douglas also works with interior designers to create art for corporate, resort, and business decor. In addition Douglas leads photography composition workshops and tours in Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, and beyond.



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Douglas J Hoffman, 402 Kaiolohia Street, Kihei, HI 96753
Office (808) 879-0260, Mobile (808) 870 3686, Fax (808) 879-5753

Email: Dhimages@maui.net