• Location: Oahu, Hawaii
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Escape to the island of Oahu and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, full-day, small-group tour from Waikiki. Learn about Oahu’s history while exploring the ancient volcanoes, lush rainforest, surfing beaches and sacred Hawaiian sites. This unique, in-depth photography workshop in motion is suitable for all skill levels — from beginner to advanced — and offers participants an authentic island adventure and rare opportunity to experience Oahu from an insider's perspective. Bottled water, tripods, umbrellas (if needed) and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • Small-group photography tour of Oahu, from Waikiki
  • Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and photography tips suitable for beginning to advanced photographers
  • Refine photography skills while taking in Oahu's natural beauty
  • Stop at a variety of locations that offer different challenges to the photographer
  • Visit famous winter surf beaches on the North Shore
  • Learn about Oahu’s history and highlights on a full-day tour of the island
  • A maximum of seven people allows for customized instruction from your photographer-guide

What You Can Expect

Oahu Island Photography Tour

You may have the chance to see the endangered monk seal

This unique, full-day (8.5-hour) Oahu photo tour begins in Waikiki with a hotel pickup in a spacious, air-conditioned van. 


Join the professional photographer tour guide who will, throughout the day, point out the specific details of photography that are oftentimes not seen by the untrained eye. Learn how to use light, and discover what framing, shutter speed, focal points and other important topics mean to composing a great image. Then explore the best places — and find the best angles — in which to take pictures on this breathtaking island. It’s the best of both worlds: elite instruction with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.


The specific destinations and subject matter will vary depending on the day and the time of year, but some of the possibilities include sweeping coastal vistas, pristine beaches, sacred heiaus, flowing waterfalls, dramatic mountain valleys and in the wintertime, big waves and fearless surfers. Also, look for Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles.


Along the way, learn about Hawaii’s history, its wildlife and the geography from the naturalist guide who is not only an expert in photography, but also a Hawaii insider with an in-depth knowledge of the island of Oahu.


This full-day photography tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginners to advanced shooters, using everything from smartphones to high-end DSLR cameras. There will be a break for lunch (own expense) on Hawaii’s North Shore to relax and get a taste of the local flavors.


At the end of the day, walk away with some incredible images, an abundance of professional photography tips that will last a lifetime and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich history and culture.


This photography tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Waikiki.

Customer Reviews

carolynccruz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Now this tour with BLUE HAWAII was wonderful the tour guide was right on target all day. Jason I highly recommend for this tour.

Brenda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Highly recommend this tour for all photographers! Whether you're wanting to learn more about your camera, manual settings or just professional tips on placement, light, motion etc. then this is time well spent with Blue Hawaii Photo Tours.
Marie very kindly followed up on my reservation before the tour, picked me up at my hotel and made the experience and advice very rewarding. I'm now putting into play the many learnings and tips she shared with us and I'm really enjoying the results, fair to say I've taken my photography up to a higher level.
Mahalo Blue Hawaii! Brenda Reed Australia

Stephen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Marie and those she works with know their stuff! If you want to get some great views of Oahu and some great tips on photography, this is for you. I can now handle my Canon SX 530 HS much better than before.

ladmoore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour with Marie. I would recommend this tour for anyone, whether you are a newcomer to Oahu or if you have been there several times. We've been to Oahu four times and Marie still took us to places we had never been before. And everywhere we went was a beautiful and amazing spot. Marie was very helpful with our cameras and explaining about different techniques to try to get the best picture possible. She also is very knowledgeable about the island and the different places we visited. Our photos turned about amazing and they will be treasured for always. If you are on the fence about choosing this tour, don't hesitate, you couldn't ask for a better way to spend your day. Lisa and Dan, May 2017.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This a great tour and unsurpassed value for beginners and experts alike.
Our guide was Evan and he brought us through a multitude of East to North coast locations that we would never have found on our own. Evan made sure he helped everyone get the most of the photo opportunities with both compositional and technical advice. He was also well versed on the history of the island, often pointing out things like a cave-marked hillside where royalty was often buried - explaining why and how they were buried.
I am a professional photographer, so didn't need much help took the tour to get to the most promising locations but Evan did often point out things that I had missed. And he walked another photog learning a new camera through using different camera modes at each stop.
We stopped for lunch at a local lunch truck and the food was great.
Continued up the coast to the north Shore to see the many 'secret' spots and then to the Pipeline. The crowning event was finding two sea turtles sunning themselves on Turtle Beach.
Again, a great opportunity to see locations we never would have found on our own, with a very personable, talented photo tourguide.

sjtmccormick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing and Jenny, our tour guide was wonderful, and so knowledgeable about both our SLR camera and point-and-shoot camera settings and lighting! She took us to gorgeous landscapes, beaches and lookouts! Pictures came out beautiful. We highly recommend this tour!

minemine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What an amazing tour!!!! Marie is a sweet woman and an amazing photographer. My daughter and i had so much fun on her island tour. She took us to beautiful places and we stopped at a great hidden lunch spot. She taught us so much about our cameras and how to take better pictures. We learned a lot. I like the intimate tour...we had 4 people and got personal attention. A man in our group had a smart phone and she gave him tips on how to take better pictures. I wish i lived in Oahu so i can take this tour and others she offers all the time. Marie is the best...take this tour if you want to see Maries beautiful Oahu!!!

thebat12666

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

My wife and I were picked up from our hotel in the morning and taken to some very scenic locations around the island. The advice and tuition that we received from a very knowledgable and friendly tour guide, who clearly knows her way around a camera was outstanding. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get the best out of their camera. Thank you Jenny for a wonderful day and some very helpful and insightful tips.

Samuel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Best way to see sights and get good photos.

Joy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brillant tour where everything went smoothly. The guide is a professional photographer who was able to share her knowledge and expertise and I got some good photos from the day as well as seeing some very scenic spots on Oahu. I very much enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this to any budding photographers out there.

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