lf you want to discover amazing places that most island visitors never see, while elevating your photography skills with a pro photographer, our ‘Secret Spots’ of Oahu Photography Tour is for you. This fun and unique adventure explores the most picturesque parts of Oahu's north shore and the spectacular windward coast. This tour is very different from other tours. We won’t waste your time at tourist traps. We’ll take you to off-the-beaten-track places - and some exclusive, 'secret spots' on private land that are rarely seen or photographed. You'll see and photograph secluded beaches, rugged coastline, tropical jungle and breathtaking panoramas - many at places that other tours don't visit. And we give you more time at locations - to allow you to get that perfect shot. Your guide is a pro photographer and who has spent years searching the island for the best photography locations. He’ll share with you professional techniques and tips with hands-on instruction and coaching. This tour (with included workshop) is sure to be a highlight of your Hawaii experience - and you’ll have your own professional quality photos to remember it
I’ve been a professional photographer for over 30 years. My passion and love for photography began as a teenager and continues to this day. I share with my tour guests my creative insights as well as my extensive experience and technical expertise to help them create better photographs. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art and photography before launching my photography career. I learned ‘film lighting’ techniques working on movie sets in Hollywood and classic portraiture from a master portrait photographer. Over the years I owned and operated portrait/wedding/commercial photography studios, taught photography workshops and led photo tours. My photos have been published in books, magazines, calendars and advertising worldwide.
Energy bars and other snacks are provided. We do stop for food at the north shore food trucks (cost not included -bring cash)
Bottled water / soda
Photography coaching and hands-on instruction with a professional photographer
Transportation in air conditioned comfort is provide to prime photography locations.
Tripods and lighting reflectors are available for your use. Umbrellas are provided as needed.
We’ll visit the best locations for photography on the picturesque windward coast and north shore of Oahu. Some of these locations are well known, like Kahana Bay, Sunset Beach, and Sharks Cove, but others are ‘secret spots’ that we have discovered over the years searching the island to find great vantage points for photographs. Some of these spots are rarely visited by other tours and are never seen by most island visitors
This tour is suitable for photographers of all skill levels. Please be familiar with your camera's controls. (Bring only equipment you'll carry at locations). Non-photographers are also welcome.