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Kauai Images, best time to take pictures.

Photographing waves or wildlife on Kauai, is often far more productive in the mid day light. In a world where most photographers shoot in the pre dawn or pre dusk (Golden Hour) light. Kauai and its tropical waters and reefs are best shooting when the sun is high in the sky, bringing out the many shades of blue and purple
this tropical locations has to offer. When visiting Kauai, sleep in and enjoy your morning, the best light is yet to come ūüôā

Wave explodes on the rocks of the North Shore of Kauai

 

Wave passes over a Kauai reef.

Blue wave, against storm clouds. Kauai

 

Dolphins, bathing in the light.

 

Passing Honu, Poipu Beach, Kauai

 

 

Arts & Eats: Nature’s Rhythm

We are having another Arts & Eats event in downtown on September 16! Be sure to join us for a new special exhibition celebrating the lyrical qualities of Mother Nature’s playful patterns, captivating colors and dancing light.

Transform Your Space With Art- Seaside Photography

30″x60″ “Seaside Sunset” Wrapped Canvas, in a living room.

Seaside photography can quickly transform your space into a peaceful escape, no matter how far from the shore you are!

“Good Life” by Stephanie Hogue

Beaches, marine life, and wave photography are some of our very favorite subjects and we have many to choose from to suit any taste.

40″x60″ “Strie Seas” Wrapped Canvas, over a King size bed.

“Delicate Grasses” by Stephanie Hogue

Ranging from abstract waves, to shores that feel like you could stick your toes in the sand, to palm trees swaying in the sunset skies, we have what you need to make your getaway a reality.  Call us today and your personal art consultant will help you find the perfect piece.  805-642-5257

“Golden Hour” by Steve Munch

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery in Ventura, California, is the perfect place to find breathtaking art for your walls. Specializing in photographs of Ventura County, Southern California and Hawaii, the gallery goes above and beyond to make it easy to find and fit the perfect piece of art on your wall. All of the photographs can be printed on any media, including wood, canvas, metal and traditional fine art paper ready to be framed. With custom renderings of your wall, our team takes the guesswork out of choosing a perfect fit! Browse our website to find some of your favorite images, then call us or email today to get started. 805-642-5257

33″x50″ “Delicate Dunes” Modern Wood Print, over a Queen size bed.

Kauai Photography, NaPali Coast

The NaPali coast stretches for 17 miles along Kauai‚Äôs Northwest shores. The word NaPali means ‚ÄúCliffs‚ÄĚ. Its beauty above and below the aqua blue waters, make it a must see, when visiting Kauai.

The NaPali coast stretches 17 miles along the Northwest side of Kauai, Hawaii

Arches and falls
await the NaPali traveler.

The cliffs of NaPali, rise high above Kalalau beach

Ke’e Winter

Honu, Kalalau Beach

Curious dolphins

Spinners on the move, NaPali Coast

Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Printing On Wood

40″x60″ “Foamy Flute” Artisan Wood with Horizontal Slats

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Q: How do you get the images on wood?

A: We have a local wood artist carve and shape the foundation. The edges and surface are prepped and the image is printed with a specially formulated ink, directly onto the finished wood foundation.  Yes, it is a big printer!

30″x72″ “La Playa Pier” Artisan Wood with Vertical Slats

Latitudes owner and artist Stephanie Hogue hard at work preparing a wood foundation for a custom order.

40″x60″ “Pastel Dunes” Artisan Wood with Horizontal Slats

40″x40″ “Morning Light” Artisan Wood, Solid

Introducing Metal!

The Latitudes family is thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest medium, metal. It is visually comparable to acrylic, is long lasting under various conditions, durable, and looks great with water and wave shots.

Koloa Landing, a beautiful resort and spa located in Poipu, Kauai chose to enhance the walls of their high end resort with local photographic art from Steve and Stephanie. Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, owners of Latitudes Fine Art Gallery, have a secondary gallery located in the Kukui’ula Village.

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www-keaniandrade-com-4Let our images take you on a journey throughout time and space. Across the ocean and back.

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Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Who is the Photographer

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Q: Who takes these photos? Do you accept other artists?

A: All of the photos are by just two people, Stephanie Hogue and Steve Munch, the gallery owners and photographers.

Both Stephanie and Steve were professional photographers before they met, Steve already owned a small photography studio as well as a golf shop, and Stephanie was a popular wedding and portrait photographer.

The photographic universe kept bringing the artists together. They knew of each other for some time, but their paths didn’t cross until 2010 when Steve ran across the street in front of Stephanie’s car.¬† They were both in the harbor to photograph the snow-capped mountains and the resulting images were “Mighty Chieftain” and “Snow-caps and Sunshine.”

“Mighty Chieftain” by Steve Munch

The next day fate worked it’s magic again as they were seated next to each other at dinner and Stephanie’s husband, Jim, who knew Steve from the golf shop and photo lab, made the introduction.

“Snowcaps and Sunshine” by Stephanie Hogue

It so happened that both of them needed what the other offered: inspiration and knowledge.  That was serendipitous beginning to this artistic duo joining forces and becoming the photography team known as Latitudes.  We are so happy they did!

Arts & Eats Event- “Explore Our Channel Islands” Collection

There is something about exploring the Channel Islands National Park that makes me feel like a kid on a wild adventure.

Islands that are so close to home yet so remote and removed from the grind of everyday life, Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands really are a place where you can let go and escape, even if for just a day.

Being on the islands inspires me to capture it’s unique beauty.¬† I love photographing the rugged golden cliffs and wildlife.¬† Recently I flew over four of the islands on a helicopter and got a birds eye view…their untouched beauty took my breath away. Truly majestic!

Join us at Latitudes for an exciting evening celebrating the wild and natural beauty of “Our Channel Islands”. Often referred to as “America’s Galapagos”, the Channel Islands National Park, located just off the Ventura coast. It encompasses 5 remarkable islands and their ocean environment, with unique animals, plants and archaeological resources found nowhere else on earth.

 The art collection highlights new aerial photographs of the islands by Stephanie Hogue and classic favorites by Steve Munch.

 In collaboration with Channel Islands Park Foundation, we welcome two island experts to share exciting info and stories.

-The President of the foundation, Marcella Klein-Williams, to share insights and information about the islands.

-Ken McAlpine, author of ‚ÄúIslands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization,‚ÄĚ will be available to discuss his journey through California‚Äôs Channel Islands National Park.

 20% of all proceeds during the event will be donated to the Channel Islands Park Foundation and all purchases over $20 will receive an event-exclusive gift with purchase.

Give An Unforgettable Gift of heART

Give an unforgettable gift of heart¬†this Valentine’s Day

Tired of the same old Valentine‚Äôs Day? This year, wow them with art! Unlike flowers or¬†chocolate, a piece of art will be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. Just like love… art keeps on giving.

Need some ideas? We’ve put together some special Valentine’s Day bundles just for you!
Only available now through the 14th.

~Special Gift Bundles~

Select your choice of in-stock items:

1. A 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a¬†Mini-Pano Lustre Print- $24 (a $34 value!)

2.¬†5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, ¬†Mini-Pano, & a 10″x10″ Modern Wood Print- $64 (a $80 value!)

3. 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Print- $144 (a $184 value!)

Love from the Latitudes Team

P.S. – Don’t miss out! These bundles are only available for a limited time.
Not sure what to give? See our fabulous art consultants who will help you find the perfect gift of heART.

Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

“The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.”¬†

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has arrived, and with it, a breath of fresh air. ¬†We couldn’t agree more with their sentiments about this luscious hue. ¬†In the gallery we often find people come in just to relax and remind themselves of the beauty in our surroundings.

Ventura county certainly hit the mother nature jackpot. ¬†In the last month alone, we’ve had monster surf, sunny spring days, snow covered Topa Topa Mountains, and weeks¬†of pouring rain gifting us with green hillsides and Channel Islands reminiscent of Ireland. ¬†Does it get any better? ¬†Bring the outdoors in this year, and reconnect with one of Latitudes¬†images in this refreshing hue- “Greenery”.