April 17-22th, 2024
Maui, HI Photography Class
With Joe Garza & Nick Selway
Maui, also known as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous white and black sand beaches, The Road to Hana, endless waterfalls, and the magnificent sunrise and sunsets from Haleakala Volcano. Make your escape to Maui and join us on this unforgettable Maui Hawaii photography workshop to capture your own stunning images of paradise.
We'll provide you instruction on how to capture the light and create unique compositions with the goal of providing a comfortable, fun environment to explore photography settings and techniques to help you learn and fine tune your photography skills. We'll even provide assistance after the workshop to help you with your post-processing editing to bring your images to life.
Dates: April 17-22, 2024
Group Size: Limited to 10 people
Cost: $3,500.00 for Double Occupancy; $4,000 for Single Occupancy
Deposit: 50% deposit due at the time of registration which can be completed at the bottom of this page.
Included: Lodging, Permits, Guiding, Snorkel Sail Molokini Crater and as much laughter as possible, and our wealth of photography knowledge making sure we put everyone in the best possible locations for light and compositions to capture their own stunning images.
Not Included: Airfare and Meals.
Booking: The workshop will need to be paid in full 90 days prior to the day the workshop begins. Refunds are not available after the 90 day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.
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)
Joe and Nick create a relaxed, fun environment where you feel comfortable asking questions about your camera gear, settings, techniques, and composition so you can bring your photography skills to the next level. Workshops are a great opportunity to learn as the guided photography tour will bring you right to the best locations and sites so you can focus on your photography and taking in the breathtaking views that will surround you. We hope you'll sign up so we can hit the ground with you in one of our upcoming workshops! Feel free to contact Joe directly with any questions.
The tour will begin on Sunday, April 17th by 3pm at Kamaole Sands Resort, Kihei. From there we will be checking in to our rooms and then getting your camera gear ready so we can head out and photograph our first sunset. Before we take off at 5:30pm, we will have a quick meeting downstairs in the lobby to introduce ourselves to everyone and answer any questions and let the photography fun begin.
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, hangout on the beach right across the street from the hotel. We also will be shooting different locations each day depending on weather conditions and what areas look the best.
Most importantly we aim to create a relaxed, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for an incredible Hawaiian photography workshop experience. You will feel more confident taking your photography skills to the next level. This photography tour of Maui will end April 22nd after we shoot sunrise. Checkout is at 11am at the resort.
Lodging is included in the photography workshop fee and we have secured rooms with standard double occupancy or single occupancy and will assign single or double occupancy rooms based on your selection when you register for the workshop. We will reserve your room for you and send you a reservation number for your room prior to the workshop. You do not need to make a hotel reservation.
We still be staying at the Kamaole Sands Resort, 2695 South Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui 96753 (Phone: (808) 270-1200). Check in will be on April 17th, with checkout on April 22nd. If you will be staying additional nights before or after the workshop you are responsible for your own lodging and reservations. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Amenities: Staying in Maui doesn’t get better than Kamaole Sands, a condo resort built on 15 acres of gardens, waterfalls, and ponds. The resort is directly across from Kihei’s popular Kamaole Beach Park III. Defined by its laid-back vibe and tropical beauty, South Maui is a true Hawaiian paradise. This resort has Internet, pool/hot tub, BBQ grills.
Travel & Transportation Information
The closest airport is the Kahului Airport (OGG). 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.
Snorkel Sail to the Molikini Crater with Four Winds II Boat Company
SNORKEL CRUISE | 5 HOUR SNORKEL | 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Included in your workshop fee is The Four Winds II Morning Molokini Snorkel Tour that gives you Maui’s best snorkeling experience. Molokini Crater located 3 miles offshore, is Maui’s premier snorkeling destination. The Four Winds II is known for its family-friendly features and offers the best snorkeling in Maui. Enjoy extended time at Molokini Crater with plenty of time to snorkel, relax, and dine at your leisure.
Includes: 65' Star Yacht, breakfast and lunch, snorkeling, sail
Breakfast and Lunch: Tropical breakfast, hot BBQ lunch grilled on board
Beverages: Water, Soda, Beer, Wine, Juice
Snorkeling: Gear and Floatation on board
Attire: We suggest bringing layers (including a light jacket), sunblock, sunglasses and of course your camera.
Facilities: Our passengers enjoy large, shaded cabin areas, 2 decks, comfortable cushioned seating and clean restrooms, fresh water showers, and waterslide
Difficulty of Workshop & Recommended Gear
Some areas will require short hikes thru mountain terrains with some mild elevation gains less than 400 ft. 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.
On this workshop we will also be hiking the "Pipiwai Trail" in Hana ending up at the beautiful "Waimoku Falls". This trail with take us through a massive bamboo forest and has a 908 foot elevation gain and is 3.8 miles round trip giving us amazing photo opportunities.
Recommend Photography Gear
Recommend gear includes but is not limited to:
- DSLR or mirrorless camera
- Recommended lens 16-35mm, 24-70mm,70-200mm,100-400mm, macro lens, if desired
- Solid tripod with ballhead
- Remote shutter release
- Filters (Circular Polarizing Filter, Graduated ND Filters and Solid ND filters for long exposures)
- Memory Cards
- Extra camera batteries
- Lens cloths, rocket blower, etc.
Instruction Provided During the Workshop Includes:
- A photography tour of the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui
- Shooting in manual mode (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field)
- Lens selection for composition and lighting
- Creating stunning compositions (rule of thirds and simplicity)
- Finding foreground elements
- Creating intimate, abstract images
- Capturing grand landscape photos
- Creating panoramic images
- Filters - how and when to use them
- Night sky photography techniques, time and weather permitting
- Technical tools (e.g. bracketing, focus stacking, histogram usage)