Oahu Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer and Nature Guide

Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Experienced and New Photographers Capture Hawaii's Landscape and Wildlife

This 8 hour tour is focused on photographing the beauty of O'ahu - it's mountains, beaches, sunrises or sunsets and wildlife.
I design a custom photo tour for new or experienced photographers based on their objectives and interests.
For new photographers I start with the basics of the camera and simple composition guidelines while on location so you can easily master the concepts of photography. 

For the experienced photographers we take you to locations to capture the right lighting for landscapes, details in nature, waterfalls or wildlife. Let me know if you are interested in sacred sites or special events for street photography.
The day starts early to capture the dramatic sunrise or later in the day to end with a Hawaiian sunset. Typically we cover 10 or more locations in this 8 hour tour.
During the day we cover exposures, composition, filters, HDR, and post-production best practices.
In your inquiry please let me know the camera you use and your experience level.


At the time of booking you'll let me know if you prefer photographing a Sunrise or a Sunset. Then we'll set the departure time based on the time of year. I'll also want to know your main subject interest - landscape, birds, wildlife, architecture or editorial shooting.
The most photogenic spots are not always clearly identified here on the island. I'll plan the day according to the time of year and weather. During the 8 hour tour we typically visit 10 or more locations. This is a no rush tour and we go at your pace. I have several favorite locations so that no one is in our shot. There will be a diversity of lighting and landscapes including dramatic ocean cliffs, lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls, deserted beaches, and wildlife.
I choose from 4 different sunrise locations on the East side and have 5 different sunset locations based on time of year.
This tour will go around the island and we'll stop for lunch on the famous North Shore.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Waikiki Pickup and Drop-off, Cruise Terminal

End location: Same as pickup

Duration: 8 hours


2016 Nissan passenger van, 2014 Ford Econo van or 2014 Honda Odyssey depending on number of guests

What’s Included

Transportation, Water, Tripods, Umbrellas if needed

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 US - For a snack or quick lunch

What’s Extra

Food and Drinks
Bring your camera, 2 batteries, Memory Card
I do have a Canon camera for rent if needed

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