It may be the dog days of August, but soon (sorry for reminding you) winter will return and a vacation to a warm destination may be at the top of your list once the snowflakes start to fly. Few places deliver all the elements of a tropical paradise better than the Hawaiian Islands and its most popular island, O’ahu.
Although more people live on O’ahu and travel there every year to visit the major attractions – Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Honolulu and the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites – it is also a great destination for photographers who want to capture spectacular images of sunrises and sunsets and discover many extraordinary locations and scenes that tourists never see and many native Hawaiians don’t even know exist.
You’ll take home better photographs of your O’ahu vacation and improve your skills and understanding of your camera when you choose one of the unforgettable photography adventures from Oahu Photography Tours. TripAdvisor rates it as Honolulu’s #1 Photo Tour and has awarded Oahu Photography Tours its Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years: 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Oahu Photography Tours most important endorsement is the 427 visitors/photographers who have rated it “excellent” on TripAdvisor. These are photographers of every skill level – from casual to serious shooters – and all have had an outstanding experience being guided by Alex Wilson and Chris Couillard. Both are passionate about photography and taking you to the best locations for the best opportunities to capture amazing images.
“I have been to Hawaii numerous times and have done many Tours over the years, but I must say this was hands down my favorite one.
“Alex, first of all was wonderful. On time, very knowledgeable…about photography but also about Hawaii.
“He was very personable and the perfect balance of help if you wanted/needed it and not in your face if you wanted to do your own thing.
“Alex’s photography tips/suggestions were invaluable.
“Had an awesome day and got some great pics.”
Anna chose Oahu Photography Tours’ Complete Island Tour, which is a leisurely 10 hours of visiting the entire island. You’ll greet Alex or Chris an hour before sunrise, so he can take you the best locations for photographing the sun rising from the vast, blue waters of the Pacific. Then, it’s an all-day tour of O’ahu’s finest beaches, waterfalls and lushly covered mountains. No two Complete Island Tours are exactly the same, as the weather and lighting create unique photography environments, but Alex and Chris understand all the natural elements and make sure you’re positioned for the absolutely best photographs.
If you don’t want to spend an entire day photographing O’ahu, then you can choose Oahu Photography Tours’ Sunrise or Sunset Tours. If you’ve studied photography at all, you know that these are the “magic hours” of the day when the lighting is the most dramatic and becomes a great compositional tool to capture an extraordinary beginning or end of the day.
Nighttime in the tropics offers another spectacular photographic palette, especially when the full moon is providing the light and exciting images. Of course, the 3-hour Full Moon Tour occurs only once a month, so if you want to capture an amazing moonrise, then be sure to book your vacation during the week the moon will be full. Alex and Chris know of many locations where you can catch the moon reflecting off the ocean or accenting the nighttime activities in Honolulu. As with all Oahu Photography Tours, you’ll have use of a tripod, so you have total control of your camera’s shutter speed to capture brilliant moon shots.
The Friday Night Light Tour is a 5-hour romp throughout the Honolulu and Waikiki areas to shoot cityscapes fully illuminated for nighttime fun, the action on the streets, the evening’s fireworks show and special locations to try light-painting and other unusual lighting techniques.
O’ahu may be an island, but it’s environment includes the immense Pacific Ocean. Oahu Photography Tours’ Whale Watching Tour starts onshore, but includes a boat trip into Maunalua Bay for an up-close-and-personal visit with Humpback whales. Your tour even includes a shoulder stabilizer for your camera and a cable release, so you can take steady, breathtaking images of these whales in their natural habitat.
The Sunrise, Sunset and Complete Tours are also available for just your family or a group of friends – you and six other guests. The people at Oahu Photography Tours will also help you plan a private tour and guide you to any locations or sites you’d like to see and photograph.
“I can’t say enough good things about Oahu Photography Tours. I found this company online and booked a sunrise tour. What a great decision that was. I was traveling with my parents and my grandmother. Since I’m the only photographer in the bunch, I was concerned they would be bored, but they thoroughly enjoyed the day.
“Alex has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the island and its history, and he knew some great places to take us for food!
“This tour was definitely the difference between returning home with good photos and stellar photos.”
-- Tara B.
PhotographyTalk highly recommends Oahu Photography Tours and invites you to visit its Website at http://www.oahuphotographytours.com/ for complete information and to book any of these very affordable tours directly.
Also visits Oahu Photography Tours’ TripAdvisor page for hundreds of excellent reviews.
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