HONOLULU
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
The Barn @ SALT - 10am - 3 Hours
Hoku Wong
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Auahi Street - 1pm - 3 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92       4 places left
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 17 August
Manoa Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Hoku Wong
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
book now
$47      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 07 September
Kaka'ako - 10am - 2 Hours
Hoku Wong
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 June
Kaka'ako - 1pm - 2 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 July
Auahi Street - 1pm - 3 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 16 August
Kaka'ako - 1pm - 2 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$47      
ABOUT HONOLULU
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Honolulu .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Honolulu Photography Club on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Good class. Brigette did a great job assessing our (students') respective skill levels and goals for the class, and adjusting information and exercises to deliver the knowledge and practice that achieved our goals. Went over exposure triangle diving into full manual mode and practicing various techniques to get a variety of effects. Brigette is a wonderful instructor.
    5/5
    Sean
    2024-06-30
    The event at Manoa Falls was good, Hoku is an excellent host/teacher he helped us with framing shits and explained the effects of different shutter speeds well. I definitely learned skills I can use in future.
    5/5
    Mark
    2024-04-07
    Great event! A lot of useful advice and a great hike to top.
    5/5
    Perry
    2024-04-02

    Nigel is a great instructor. He's knowledgeable and highly qualified to help out aspiring photographers start their photography journey. He takes time to answer questions. I recommend this workshops to anyone interested in learning and improve their photography skills.
    5/5
    Amarilys
    2023-05-14
    Portrait photography was new to me and wasn't something I was completely comfortable doing but Nigel made us all feel comfortable. Nigel was very knowledgeable and taught effectively. He gave each participant the opportunity to practice the skills he was teaching, which I appreciated.
    5/5
    Bernadette
    2023-04-18
    I found Mr. Nigel Wallace to be an excellent instructor who exceeded my expectations. He is a subject matter expert with vast experience and excellent people skills. In addition to conveying the technical side of photography, he keeps the application simple. Demonstrating examples and coaching class members through mini-projects while providing feedback and guidance. I would consider this a 'Master Class' and look forward to future learning sessions with Nigel.
    5/5
    Ken
    2023-04-17

    Nigel was awesome!
    5/5
    Ern
    2023-04-17
    Class met expectations well. I like how the instructor thinks about building us up as people, helping us build confidence.
    5/5
    J.J.
    2023-04-02
    Nigel takes his time explaining all the photographic process. Answered all assistants questions. He wants to be sure everything his teaches is understood. Great teacher.
    5/5
    Amarilys
    2023-04-02

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Hoku Wong
    Hoku is a professional photographer from Kaneohe with 6 years of experience behind the camera. He specializes in creative portraiture and fashion photography, Hoku's work is a vibrant fusion of artistry and technique. With an ability to capture the essence of his subjects, he captures images that resonate deeply with viewers, evoking emotion and sparking intrigue.

    Hoku is driven by a passion for nurturing new talents in the field of photography. As an educator, he finds joy in imparting his knowledge and expertise to aspiring photographers, guiding them on their journey to manifest their creative visions. With an infectious enthusiasm for the craft, Hoku is here to inspire and empower a new generation of visual storytellers helping the art of photography continue to thrive and evolve.

    Hoku Wong is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends from 12pm until 6pm, and open for weekday bookings by specific request.

    Private tutoring available for:
    Basic of Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Challenging Lighting/Inclimate Weather
    Single Light/Flash Photography
    Creative Lighting

    Brigette McKnight-Sur
    Brigette McKnight-Sur was born and raised in Hawaii and went to Iolani high school. She has six years of photography experience and is currently majoring in photography as an undergrad at Pratt Institute. She is most experienced in portrait and street photography, but is well versed in a range of techniques/genres.

    Brigette McKnight-Sur is available for private bookings

    Available most Sundays from 11am-5pm.
    Private tutoring, portraits, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Sunset...Dinner Cruise 031824. S24U
    Family Dinner Cruise 031824.
    Credit: Ssen Ota

    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: The view of sunset from Kapiolani Beach Park in Honolulu / Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra edited with Adobe Lightroom / ISO 10 23mm F1.7 1/300S
    The cumulus clouds along with the palm trees offered a beautiful images of sunset photo opportunity.
    Credit: Dong Jin Lee
    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Salt Lake area of Honolulu, HI
    The photograph was taken using an iPhone 15 Pro Max and editing the photograph from color to black and white using the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich

    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Papohaku Beach, Moloka&699i
    My mentors, Floyd Takeuchi and PF Bentley, hosted a workshop on The Friendly Isle for myself and a cohort last week. In this image I employed some long exposure tips taught that day.
    Credit: Junior Mandrial
    Instagram: mrbibingka

    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Downtown, Honolulu, HI
    The photograph is of office buildings as reflected on a polished granite bench that I noticed on one of my afternoon walks. I used an iPhone 15 Pro Max with some minor editing done on the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich
    Honolulu Photography Club
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Downtown Honolulu, near Punchbowl, facing Diamond Head
    I was looking out my window around 6:00am when I noticed what might be the planet Venus, shining brightly, close to the moon. I quickly went to my lanai to snap this photo.
    Credit: Sandra Meyer
    Facebook: Sandra Meyer Art
    Instagram: @sanmeyer1

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography

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