April 17-22th 2023
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Maui, known also 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.
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)
Maui Photography Workshop Information
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, 5:30pm, we will have a quick meeting downstairs in the lobby to introduce ourselves to everyone and answer any questions and then 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 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.
Group Size- Limited to 10 people
Booking- The workshop will need to be paid in full 60-days prior to April 17th. Refunds are not available after the 60-day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.
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.
Cost- Total cost for this tour is $3,500.00 and $1000 Deposit due at the time of registration
Hotel- Kamaole Sands Resort 2695 South Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui 96753 # 808-270-1200
Lodging- 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 Nick Selway Photography or Light Chasing Photo Tours . This will insure a guaranteed room for your trip.
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-The airport you want to fly into is Kahului Airport (OGG)
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
Transportation- We will be renting a sprinter van to take everyone from the hotel to our shooting locations each day. Also, if you need transportation to and from the airport we can provide that.
SNORKEL CRUISE | 5 HOUR SNORKEL | 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Four Winds II Morning Molokini Snorkel Tour 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- 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.
Photo Equipment Needed- Recommend gear to include but not limited to.
DSLR, Mirrorless cameras or whatever you comfortable with. Solid tripod with either a ballhead or equivalent. Shutter release setup for long exposures. Recommended lens 16-35mm, 24-70mm,70-200mm,100-400mm. If you have a macro lens there will be the opportunity for this. These are the lens we have found to be the best for all around coverage in the areas we will be. Additionally, make sure to have extra batteries, SD Cards
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
-Create breathtaking pano images
-Weather permitting, Night sky photography
THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS
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.