Kauai, Hawaii

Fifth Annual Garden Isle and Tropical Paradise Photography Workshop

June 20 - 24, 2014

$1950.00 - 4 Nights at the fabulous Kauai Beach Resort included!

Join me for a photographic journey to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the Garden isle of Kauai, Hawaii! This deluxe workshop (limited to only 12 participants) will be held at the luxurious Kauai Beach Resort and is located just five minutes from the Lihue Airport. The resort is a five-story oceanfront property situated on 25 lushly landscaped acres surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls, and lush tropical settings. I will have second qualified instructor for this workshop.

The resort also offers the following amenities: 

   *  Complimentary Shuttle Service to/from the airport and the hotel

   *  Oceanside sandy beach, sand bottom fresh water pool

   *  Flume and lava tube waterslide

   *  Three main hotel pools and two whirlpool spas

   *  Wireless high-speed internet access

   *  Hawaiian Rainforest and Fitness Center

   *  Nightly entertainment

Spend five days photographing the Garden Island from some of the most idyllic tropical locations to be found. I have personally made many photographic visits to Kauai for my own stock photography and have found numerous iconic and lesser known locations that will provide incredible photo opportunities. This will be our 5th year offering this workshop and it is one of my most popular. I reularly have participants return the following year!

The Kauai Beach Resort is located conveniently on the island's east side and is centrally located to all of our location shoots! I have added many new locations since the inception of this workshop and I am excited to share the beauty and diversity of this Island with you. But that will just be the beginning. After our two morning shoots, we will return for breakfast and then you will be free to relax, prep images, or explore on your own. The resort is located within minutes of the beautiful Island towns of Lihue and Kapaa.

This workshop will have an emphasis on field location shooting. It will also include two sessions of Photoshop training and a minimum of two image review sessions. Workflow training will include: RAW processing in using the latest version of Lightroom and complete workflow training in the latest version of Photoshop. Workflow topics will include: preparing an image for both print and web presentation, proper methods of setting white and black points, how to "properly massage the middle tones," color balance, localized tonal and color adjustments via luminosity masking, 32-bit blending techniques, blending multiple exposures via layers and masks, freehand masking techniques, seection of masks based on both tones and colors, proper sharpening and noise reduction techniques, etc.

We will then head back out for pre-sunset and sunset shoots. Dinner will be either before or after depending on the time we depart and return. The Resort offers a diverse selection of meals from full dinners to lighter fares. Some of the locations we will visit include:

   *  Ke'e Beach and the Na Pali Cliffs

   *  Hanalei Bay and taro fields

   *  Botanical Gardens

   *  Queen's Bath

   *  Makahuena Arch and Lithified Cliffs

   *  The Spouting Horn

   *  Waimea Canyon

   *  Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Cliffs from a 4,000 foot overlook (used in the movie: 6 Days and 7 Nights)

   *  Wailua Falls and Opaeka'a Falls

   *  Lumahai Beach




Friday, June 20 - Workshop officially begins at 2pm with a 2-hour group orientation meeting followed by (2) location shoots at nearby Poipu and culminates with some night photography.

Saturday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 24 -  We will explore many of the famous iconic (and some lesser known) locations that make this island special. You will recognize many of the locations from numerous movies and television shows. Tropical sunrises and sunsets are always on the agenda, but because Kauai is one of the wetter islands, there will be ample opportunities to capture stunning rainbows! 

Each day's training seminars are geared to answer your personal questions and improve your technical abilites, plus we will show you our workflow techniques that have resulted in our images appearing in worldwide publications and gallery showings. Combined we have over 50 years of photographic experience!

The workshop will conclude with a sunrise shoot near the hotel on Tuesday morning followed by a group farewell breakfast. Also, the Kauai Beach Resort is offering you an extended stay (at a discounted workshop rate) for four days on either side of the workshop! This is perfect for those of you wanting to spend more time on the island.


Cost:  $1950.00 (includes 4 nights lodging at the incredible Kauai Beach Resort)


Deadline: When workshop fills (limited to 12 participants).

Frequently Asked Questions:  Kauai FAQ's 

Lodging: Lodging for 4 nights is included. All rooms are double-occupancy.

Meals: Not Included.

Transportation:  We will carpool to shooting locations. Participants are required to have transportation to and from the workshop and workshop locations.

Cancellation Policy: To View My Cancellation Policy, Please CLICK HERE

 If you like my style of photography, that would be one reason to take a workshop with me. If you want to take your photography to the next level, that would be another reason.  I run my workshops in a positive environment and give you ideas and techniques to move you forward. To learn more about me, click on the link.


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