4 Amazing Sights you Need to Photograph in Hawaii

When you visit one of the world's most popular vacation spots, there's an awful lot to take in. The Hawaiian islands offer almost too much scenic beauty to photograph in one visit. That's not a bad thing, because it's a good reason for return trips. On the other hand, wouldn't it be nice to have an idea of some of the most spectacular photo subjects before you visit? We're going to give you a few good ideas right now!


Hawaii boasts some of the most photographed falls anywhere, and with good reason. Just take a look at some of these incredible drops:

iStock 000020457880 Medium image Wailua Falls

iStock 000007491126 Medium image The Falls of Mt. Waialeale

iStock 000034257268 Medium image Secret Falls

Marine Life

It's easy to get so caught up in the beauty of the island landscapes that you forget to notice the incredible creatures that live in the surrounding waters. You absolutely need to spend some time photographing these amazing animals:

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iStock 000014828492 Medium image Sea Turtles

iStock 000034625804 Medium image Spinner Dolphins


Alright, maybe we didn't really need to mention this one; after all, we're talking about islands. That means beaches on all sides. Some are more accessible and some more photogenic than others, though:

iStock 000073091113 Medium image Poipu Beach

iStock 000062376462 Medium image Along the Kalalau Trail

iStock 000032266464 Medium image Beach Scene on Kauai

McBryde Gardens

Yes, that's a very specific subject, but for those who appreciate beautiful and unusual plant life (and what photographer doesn't?) this is a must-visit location. In addition to native flora, this botanical garden offers an amazing collection of plants from tropical locations around the world. Imagine photographing all of that in one place. On the other hand, why imagine it, when you can do it here:

iStock 000012913050 Medium image Cattleya Orchids

iStock 000000397494 Medium image Tropical Water Lilies

iStock 000012912627 Medium image Heliconia Flower

Now, you might think that just those 4 subjects would involve an awful lot of legwork, and on your own, it might. Fortunately for you, I'm here to let you know that you can take in all of the above on just one island in the chain. A visit to Kauai will give you all of this and much more!

What's more, you can make your stay there a once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity by signing up for RSL Photography's Hawaii Workshop. You'll have a full week of guided photo opportunities in one of the most inspiring locations in the world, along with expert guidance in photographing all that natural beauty. Don't take our word for it; click on the link above to get all the details. Hurry; the tour starts August 14 and bookings will fill up quickly!

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