Maui Photography Workshops – Landscape and Underwater

Kihei beach

Going on a Maui Photo Tour and Workshops enables participants to visit some of the island’s most beautiful locations and receive instruction on how to best photograph them. Each workshop is private and catered to the needs of the participants.

Before Dawn

Before Dawn


Improve your photography and composition skills while you tour the island. Master Photographer Douglas Hoffman will take you to beautiful locations and during the drive will talk about camera mechanics, techniques, and composition.  This way you can listen with full attention and not have to concentrate on driving. Once on location you will walk around the location and talk about the scene in terms of the exposure, composition, and using filters. Then it’s time to set up and start creating photographs.  Douglas is an instructor for Breakthrough Photography Filters, and Colorado Tripods.  As appropriate and depending upon the equipment clients have, filters will be provided.



Douglas believes it’s important to give clients as much time and space as needed to be creative so he will standby and be available to answer questions or help move gear. In some situations he might even set up a camera and create images as well. That said every 10-15 minutes as appropriate Douglas will check in and offer to critique images, talk about different compositions or camera settings, offer suggestions, or help in whatever way is needed. Once the client is happy and content, the tour continues to another location. This repeated as many times as time allows.

Magic Sunset

Peaches & Cream


This activity is appropriate for photographers of all levels.  We will provide as much or as little instruction as needed.   Our workshops are unhurried and intimate.  We do private workshops and practice proper social distancing and cleanliness protocols. This service is billed at the rate of $180/hour.  Select from 2,3, 4 and 8 hour workshops.   Call 808 870 3686 for information or to book a tour. Depending upon your location and the tour, Douglas will either pick you up, or meet you in a central location.


Private Underwater Photography Workshops available for snorkelers and certified divers.  There is a two hour minimum for this activity. Fee is based on $180/hour and does not include cost of boat or equipment.  Many workshops are done from the shore to minimize expense. Clients must have own mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit to ensure comfort during the experience.  Client can bring own camera system or rent mine.  I use a Nikon D850 in a Nexus housing.


Macro image of Frogfish with 60 mm lens.


Extreme wide angle 8 mm lens featuring a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle


Devil Scorpion fish with macro lens



Turtles at Mala Pier.  Nikon 15 mm lens.


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