April 25-30th 2023 | Kauai, Hawaii

This stunning aerial view of Kauai and it's Napali coastline viewed from the air shows the beautiful rugged coastline of this Hawaiian island.

Kauai Photo Tour with Joe Garza & Nick Selway

Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island and is sometimes called the "Garden Island," which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls! Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. Make your escape to Kauai and join us on this unforgettable Hawaiian photography workshop to capture your own stunning images of paradise.

Powerful waves break along the Napail coastline in Kauai, Hawaii. The rocky shoreline has incredible waves crashing as the evening sunsets.


Crystal clear turquoise Hawaiian waters crash on this small beach in Kauai. Hideaways beach is tucked away surrounded by lush jungle trees.

Instructors: Led by Joe Garza and Nick Selway, this incredible Light Chasing Photo Tours Workshop is one you don't want to miss. Both Joe and Nick are professional landscape and nature photographers with years of experience leading workshops and helping individuals at all levels enhance their photography skills. (See bios below)

Group Size: Limited to 10 people

Cost: $3,500 for Double Occupancy | $4,000 Single Occupancy

Deposit: 50% deposit is due at the time of registration.

Included: Lodging, Permits, Guiding, as much laughter as possible, and our wealth of photography knowledge making sure everyone is in the best possible locations for light and compositions to capture their own stunning images. Napali Coast Sunset Photography Dinner Cruise Included in cost!

Not Included: Airfare and Meals

Booking: The workshop will need to be paid in full 90 days prior to April 25th. Refunds are not available after the 90 day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.

Lodging Information

Lodging at The Kauai Inn 2430 Hulemalu Road, Lihue, Hawaii 96766; Telephone: 808-245-9000 is included in photography workshop fee with double occupancy. Single occupancy is available but is an extra cost. When calling to make your reservations please inform them you are with Light Chasing Photo Tours (or Joe Garza or Nick Selway). This will ensure a guaranteed room for your trip.

Amenities: With unparalleled views of the mountains and ocean, as well as a breathtaking location on the Garden Island, The Kauai Inn boasts a transformative experience for your next getaway. You have the opportunity to relax in a resort with a beautiful, beachfront location and guest rooms featuring complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators and private lanais, allowing you to soak up the Hawaiian sun. Guests are welcome to experience new heights of relaxation in our infinity-edge pool, with separate sides for children and adults, surrounded by our oceanfront bar, lounge chairs and fire pits.

Travel & Transportation Information

You should plan on flying in to Lihue Airport, Kauai (LIH airport code). If you need transportation to and from the airport we will attempt to provide that for you if we have your approximate arrival time.

We will be renting a sprinter van to take everyone from the hotel to our shooting locations each day. You do not need to rent a car unless you plan on going out and about outside of workshop hours.

Kauai Photography Workshop Schedule

The tour will begin on April 25th at 3pm at The Kauai Inn. From there we will be checking in to our rooms and getting your camera gear ready so we can head out and photograph our first sunset. Before we take off we'll meet at 3:45pm in the hotel lobby for a quick round of introductions and answer any questions. Then we'll be off and running to let the photography fun begin!

Crystal clear turquoise water rush over the sandy shores of Tunnels beach. The beautiful rainbow stretches across the sky over the north shore of Kauai.

Tunnels beach is a beautiful beach on the North Shore of Kauai.

We will be shooting sunrise and sunset every day and if the weather is in our favor, we can shoot later into each morning. After each morning, depending on how everyone is feeling, we can head back to the hotel to rest and grab some breakfast and then participate into other activities Kauai has to offer. We also will be shooting different locations each day depending on weather conditions and what areas provide optimal conditions, scenes, and compositions for the day.

Most importantly we'll create a relaxed, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for an incredible photography workshop experience. You will gain confidence and take your photography skills to the next level. This photography tour of Kauai will end April 30th after we shoot sunrise.

Napali Coast Sunset Photography Dinner Cruise

In this image a sailboat in sailing along the Napali coastline with a stunning rainbow that fills the entire sky.

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The Napali Coast Sunset Photography Dinner Cruise is included in cost of your workshop! We will be taking a breathtaking sunset sail with Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventure along the Napali Coast giving us 4 hours to capture stunning views of the Kauai coast only accessible from the water. This also provides a great chance to photograph humpback whales and spinner dolphins. The afternoon light is amazing creating rich hues of green, red and black as the setting sun highlights the many sharp ridge lines and valleys that make this coastline unique. After heading North up Na Pali we’ll enjoy a relaxing downwind cruise and sunset at sea.

Includes: 65' Star Yacht, Na Pali, dinner, sail, sunset

Dinner: Snacks, salads, main course, dessert, cocktails, beverages.

Attire: We suggest bringing layers (including a light jacket), sunblock, sunglasses and of course your camera. You can always change onboard. There is no snorkeling on this trip.

Facilities: Our passengers enjoy large, shaded cabin areas, comfortable cushioned seating and clean restrooms.

Difficulty of Workshop and Gear Needed

Some areas will require short hikes thru mountain terrains with some mild elevation gains less than 400 ft. Depending on weather we will do a few short hikes up to 2 miles round trip with mild elevation gain of less than 400 feet. Our shooting areas will give you the most remote breathtaking views to enhance your experience. Hiking boots and small backpacks are encouraged. Also make sure you always bring water and some snacks for the day.

Recommend Photography Gear

Recommend gear to include but is not limited to:

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  • DSLR, Mirrorless or camera you are comfortable with
  • Lenses: 16-35mm, 24-70mm,70-200mm, 100-400mm, macro lens if you have one
  • Solid tripod with either a ball head or equivalent.
  • Shutter release setup for long exposures.
  • Extra batteries; at least 3 full batteries charged every night
  • SD Cards
  • ND Filters

What You Will Learn

  • Creating Stunning Compositions-Rule of 3rds and simplicity
  • Understanding Exposure- Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field
  • What lens to use for different compositions and lighting
  • Introduction to Lightroom and Photo Shop
  • Focus stacking
  • Create breathtaking panoramic images

Beautiful blue waves of Kauai are spectacular to watch and this particular spot brings in the best of them. Like what you see? Join Light Chasing Photo Tours on our Kauai workshop to bring home your own amazing images!



Born and raised in Westland, Michigan, Joe has always had a passion for photography. It started while serving in the United States Navy in the early 90's when his travels brought him all over the world. He was able to turn his passion into his profession and continues to focus on bringing you amazing images through his collection of images from National Parks, Hawaii, and the U.S. from the east coast lighthouses, Colorado mountains, and canyons and deserts across the southwest. Joe resides in Madison, Wisconsin with with his 3 children.


Born and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington along the Northern Cascade Mountains, he grew a profound appreciation for the natural world at a young age. He spent his childhood traveling and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family as his love for mother nature grew. He has been photographing for the last 18 years. He'd lived in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii for the last 14 years where he ran 2 photography galleries "Lava Light Galleries" and did photo tours to the volcano and around the island. In 2018 Nick moved with his beautiful wife Sarah Buzzetti and embarked on a new journey his lifelong dream by opening his very own photography gallery on June 1st, 2018 located on main street in Breckenridge, Colorado. He currently travels up to 150 days a year photographing mother nature’s beauty and teaching a variety of photography workshops.


We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum participants are not met or in the event of an emergency. If a cancellation does occur, participants me either use the fee towards a future workshop or receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel expenses and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance to cover such costs.

Single, long wave just starting to break as the sun shines through highlighting the mist at the top of the wave and the crystal blue waters of Kauai.

Beautiful blue waves of Kauai are spectacular to watch and this particular spot brings in the best of them. This is absolutely one of my favorite spots on this island paradise!

Like what you see? Join Light Chasing Photo Tours on our Kauai workshop to bring home your own amazing images!