When I need to get away from it all to be inspired and to recharge my batteries I book a trip to Kauai. The oldest of Hawaii’s major inhabited volcanic islands, Kauai has had longer for nature to shape its beaches and jagged ridge lines. The island’s residents have resisted large scale tourist development, particularly on the lush, rugged north shore. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful place you have to visit to appreciate. In this 10-person workshop co-led with my good friend David Archer, we’ll spend time exploring this epic location and honing your photographic skills and creative vision through classroom training, shooting, editing and critiques. As an added bonus, we’ll take a doors-off helicopter tour of the island.
For photographers, Kauai is ideal. It has it all: a magnificent, rugged coastline with spectacular sandy beaches, jungle-covered mountain backdrops, waterfalls, lighthouses, red-rock canyons, surfing, kayaking and kitesurfing. You’ll also find incredible trails for hiking and quaint towns, each with their own island flavor. The island is so small you can drive from one end to the other in an afternoon, which means you can photograph both sunrise and sunset easily on this island.
Course “Kauai as a Location, plus a Light and Weather Forecast”
Course “Photographing Islands: Scouting and Composition”
Student portfolio reviews/critique
Scouting & sunset shoot on North Shore
Saturday Day 2:
Sunrise and Birds at Kilauea Lighthouse (optional)
Q&A + managing files and editing demo ON1 and Lightroom
Open Editing Session
Student day one image reviews
Scouting and sunset shoot at class choice of locations.
Sunday Day 3:
Open Door Helicopter Photo Tour of Kauai from Lihue
Student day two image reviews
Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Overlook photo road trip.
Dinner on route home
Monday Day 4:
Queen’s Bath morning shoot.
Open editing session and Q&A
Day three image reviews
Sunset and drinks at the Princeville Resort’s patio. (Flash portrait dream location)
New Moonset (during blue hour).
Tuesday Day 5:
Sunrise at the Maelstrom
Course “Developing Your Own Creative Vision”
Open Editing Session
Student day four image reviews.
Scouting & sunset shoot at class’ choice of locations
Our classroom will be in a spacious, 5-bedroom home in Princeville, and it will double as lodging for David and I.
There are 3 extra bedrooms available in our Princeville house on a first come, first serve basis for $250/night each. Email me if you want one asap.
You must book rooms as soon as possible from February 20th - 25th (6 nights). There are many options available close to our classroom location in Princeville. Here are just a few.
Please book rooms as soon as possible! This island is popular.
Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.
All workshop payments are fully refundable less a fee.