Summit Hawaii

Travel and Conservation Photography Workshop Along the Shores of Oahu

Join us for our return to Oahu to explore the sports, landscape, lighting and culture of this spectacular island community. Hawaii offers an incredibly varied landscape and is the perfect classroom to explore what it takes to succeed in the rapidly growing world of travel photography.

Under the guidance of award winning photojournalists, you will learn how to approach a diverse environment and capture its various aspects to create a portfolio that resonates, excites, and most importantly, is appealing to editors and travel agencies

From the adrenaline powered surf, towering coastal mountains, to the famous island lifestyle, this workshop will provide a great opportunity to experience all that Hawaii has to offer alongside a talented group of professional photographers.

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Topics We Will Cover

Lifestyle Photography
Action Photography
Environmental Portraiture


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Workshop Faculty

Andrew Hancock

Allen Murabayashi - Summit Photography Workshops

Allen Murabayashi

Workshop Owner & Director

Chris Steppig

Workshop Faculty

Andrew Hancock

Based in Indianapolis with clients from Tokyo to London, Andrew Hancock is regarded as a premier action and portrait photographer. His background as a photojournalist allows him to bring a well crafted storytelling approach to his imagery in both the advertising and editorial arenas. Known for his relentless pursuit of a different perspective, he maintains a healthy addiction to location lighting and remote cameras. Andrew regularly works around the world on a wide variety of assignments. His editorial clients include Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Golf, Autoweek, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal while his roster of commercial clients include Nikon, Texas A&M Athletics, Chevrolet, Arena and many more.

Allen Murabayashi

Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and Co-founder of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers. Allen previously served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at

Workshop Owner & Director

Chris Steppig

Chris owns & runs the annual series of workshops and is in charge of all workshop operations, scheduling, logistics, faculty, social media, marketing and sponsorship. Chris has a passion for conservation, travel, and education and the workshops are a dream platform to help others reach new heights as not only photographers but as people. Chris is also an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The iLCP is a U.S. based non-profit whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography. This affiliation provides a tremendous opportunity to help deliver great content and also be an advisor on matters large and small.

Workshop Information & Itinerary

Trip Highlights

Costs Included In Tuition

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Workshop Itinerary

Arrival day to Honolulu International Airport. We strongly advise arriving today to account for any travel delays.
After a morning on your own to explore Oahu, we will meet as a group to go over introductions and our week’s schedule. The evening will be spent photographing sunset over Oahu’s South Shore before heading to a beachside welcome dinner.
We will rise before the sun and drive to Oahu’s famous North Shore where we will spend the day photographing surfing at Waimea Bay, Turtle Beach, and the infamous Pipeline. If the weather is nice, we will drive to a mountaintop after dinner for amazing views and night sky photography.
The morning will be spent learning about underwater photography and portraiture. You will have the opportunity to test underwater housings and shoot surfing from beneath the waves! After a break for lunch and change of clothes, we will drive back to the North Shore for an evening of photographing lifestyle, storytelling and photojournalism along the beach.
Early morning departure to photograph the sunrise and ocean life amongst the beautiful Pacific tide pools. The rest of the day will be spent photographing more surfing and portraiture using natural lighting and on/off camera flashes.

In the morning we will head to Kaelepulu Wetland Bird Preserve, a privately owned marshland in the middle of a residential neighborhood. This conserved area is a great place toobserve and photograph stilts, coots, ducks, herons, plovers, moorheans, egrets, and otherendemic species. We will have a lunch break in the middle of the day and depart the hotel after a short break for another evening of storytelling and photojournalism along the North Shore.

Our last day in Hawaii will be a bit flexible and based on the interests of the group. We will have the option to photograph landscapes on a beautiful mountain hike, photograph more surfing, or spend a final day exploring the coastal towns of Oahu. After a great last day of shooting we will head to our final dinner before saying goodbye.
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