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Oahu Island Photography Tour

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    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.
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    Reviewed 27 June 2019

    The photography tour is a great way to touch most of the hotspots around the island and orient yourself to follow on activities. This is especially useful if you've arrived but haven't quite figured what you want to do yet. Our tour guide, Patti, was...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Marie T, Manager at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha Joshuas, Thank you for your review. Yes each tour is catered to your interests. The Island Tour or the Sunrise plus Island tour is the perfect beginnig to any vacation. In a small group we take you around the island, giving you a tour...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2019

    Our guide Patty quickly figured out exactly what I wanted and delivered down to the last detail. She was flexible with my physical needs, (I just had surgery a couple weeks ago). She taught me how to use my own phone camera. Most importantly, I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha Butterflu, We would love to see you again. Our locations are always changing depending on the season and weather. We often have people come back every year and do the same tour and they discover new locations. See you next time. Mahalo marie

    Reviewed 6 March 2019

    Marie and her company, Blue Hawaii Private and Photo Tours, really delivered on our first day in Hawaii! Marie was extremely friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about the Island of Oahu, its culture, and history. It was a full packed day on-the-go the entire time, but...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2019

    Aloha Oh... thank you for your review! It was wonderful to find "Ipo" the Hawaiian Monk Seal on the beach. I loved spending time with you on our full island tour ...a relaxing visual road trip around the island. See you again next time. Mahalo...More

    Reviewed 24 January 2019

    I signed up hoping to avoid the normal tourist trail but still see the island which this tour delivered. Marie was a great guide and teacher and at the end of the day I was able to use my camera in manual! Make sure you...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

    Aloha Kate, Thank you for your nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed the tour with me. We love showing our guest photographers the best scenes on the island. We'll see you next time. Mahalo, Marie

    Reviewed 11 January 2019

    My wife and I went on the island photography tour and to our delight Jim was our guide. There were 5 of us in the group plus Jim. The small group made for personal attention and nice interaction. It was a pleasure to spend the...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    Marie T, Owner at Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

    Aloha kb3dad, Mahalo for your nice review. Jim said your tour was such a fun group. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and were able to get beautiful pictures. We can't wait to see you again. 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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