Big Island Hawaii Landscape Photography Workshops


Guided photography workshops and tours with Big Island Hawaii landscape photographer Wade Morales.

Hilo workshops start at $250.00. For other locations, please inquire. To book, please contact me for pricing and availability. Before signing up for my workshop, please review the terms and conditions page and release of liability form.

Aloha and welcome! My name is Wade Morales, and I am a landscape photographer here on Hawaii Island specializing in photographing landscapes, wildlife, and the beauty of Hawaii island. The Big Island is like nowhere else on the planet, and I look forward to having to come along to photograph its beauty with me.

Designed for photographers

Paradise Found

As a landscape photographer, I understand what other photographers are looking for in a tour. Not just going out to see beautiful places, but to see them during the best light while seeking out the best compositions. Not to be on a strict schedule rushing from location to location, but to carefully plan a trip to get beautiful photos during the most optimal light. This is what differentiates my photography workshops from the hundreds of tours available here in Hawaii. So many factors come into play when photographing in Hawaii, such as the time of year, weather, ocean conditions, safety, equipment, volcanic eruptions, where lava is flowing and where it is not, and so much more. Because every day of your trip is valuable, I would like to assist you in getting the very best photos during your stay on the Big Island.

What we will be photographing

Hawaii Island is highly diverse, offering a wide variety of photographic opportunities ranging from sunsets on beautiful sandy beaches, volcanoes, lava, native Hawaiian birds, sea turtles, and more. I look forward to planning an adventure based on your interests.

Vibrant Volcanoes

Sun Soaked Honu

Services I offer before and during the workshop

I offer a variety of services during our workshop. My workshop participants range from beginners to professionals. I like to provide as much or as little help to my participants depending on what they would like. Here are a few things I offer my workshop attendees during our workshop.

What You Will Learn

Akaka Falls Sunset

  • How to work with light to create compelling photographs
  • Discovering unique compositions
  • Planning the photo and selecting the right equipment
  • Working with the available light to create the best possible photo
  • How to utilize lens filters if needed
  • How to use camera settings for creative expression
  • My knowledge of Hawaii.
  • Safety while photographing on location
  • How to overcome the challenges of photographing lava if we are shooting lava.
  • How to shoot astro photography
  • How to photography seascape images
  • and much more

What you will need

  • Transportation. Depending on the workshop we will meet up and then drive to the shooting location
  • Any type of camera including cell phone cameras
  • A sturdy tripod if you want the very best landscape photos
  • A wired or wireless shutter release is recommended
  • A good headlamp and/or flashlight with extra batteries if the workshop calls for it (usually night photography)
  • Batteries and memory cards to last the entire workshop

It is not uncommon for my workshop attendees to see one of my photos and ask me to help them photograph a similar scene. It is essential to know what equipment is needed, if it is currently possible to shoot that location, and if the conditions will be suitable for the specific shot. I welcome you to contact me before booking so we can better plan your workshop!

Prior to signing up for my workshop please review the terms and conditions page as well as my release of liability form.