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Oahu Island Photography Tour

  • 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
Oahu Island Photography Tour
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Oahu Island Photography Tour
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Totally worth it!

We've had an totally awesome experience, got some great shots and had lots of fun! If you think about to bring your drone, your totally welcome to do that. I got some epic footage. If your just getting into photography make sure to ask anything...More

Thank Escape822611
Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thank you for your review. We had great fun with you. Mahalo for brining your drone and sending your shot. It's beautiful. We'll be offering a drone workshop in the next few months. marie

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing Day

This tour was absolutely the best activity we did on Oahu. My husband and I have no camera experience. Marie was fabulous. She took the time to show us techniques so we could take great pictures. Marie is so knowledgeable about the island. We enjoyed...More

Thank Janna H
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The company may be new but they definitely know about service. From my fist email and phone call, I was treated like one of the family. The aloha spirit is strong with this company. Mandy was our tour guide, she was very knowledgeable, friendly, and...More

Thank Alice C
Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Aloha Alice, So wonderful to meet you and yes you are one of our Hawaii Ohana ( family ). Mandy said you were a lively and fun group. Come back again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Mahalo Marie

Reviewed 2 April 2018
The best tour by far

My mother and I did a tour today with Marie - it was phenomenal! We both enjoyed our day immensely, saw many spots all over the island, and got some great photos and lots of tips for getting better photos and using our cameras. Even...More

1  Thank Sheridan E
Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Aloha Sheridan! It just goes to show - you can take great photos with your DSLR or even your cell phone! So glad we were able to help you and your mother increase your photography skills, not only for your tour, but for the rest...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Amazing day

This tour was so amazing. We booked a private full day island tour with Marie for our family of 8. she had a very lovely van that was comfortable for all of us; she even supplied a car seat for the baby we had with...More

Thank gizmo99t
Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Aloha Gizmo99t, You are welcome. Thank you for your kind review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the private photo-sightseeing tour as much as I enjoyed being with you and your family. See you next time. Mahalo marie

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Response from gizmo99t | Reviewed this property |
Hi there.. I was just a tourist that took this tour... it did not have a whole lot of walking. and i know that she will pick up from all the hotels as well. Go on her website and message her. she is so easy to deal with and... More
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