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Hawaii Photo Retreat Day Tours

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Address: Volcano Village, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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+1 808-985-7487

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The Perfect Shot

Ken and Mary run a great small business offering personalised photography tours. This was the first thing we did on arriving on the Big Island as it gave us a chance to get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Corey557
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Ken and Mary run a great small business offering personalised photography tours. This was the first thing we did on arriving on the Big Island as it gave us a chance to get to know the place with a local. Ken not only took us all around the Island but also made sure we took the best shots we could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have taken several photo tours across the islands but spending hours with Ken and Mary was the most rewarding of them all. As always beautiful Hawaiian sights but with Ken and Mary's training I have been able to open the door to use my camera to capture and store the full richness of the scenery and objects. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

That was a fabulous photo day tour with Ken who is a great photographer and excellent teacher as well. I learned a lot of skills from Ken. He is so professional, skillful and patient guy, really taught me a lot, and also gave me many good suggestion and recommended some useful link to further improvement. What he taught me is... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I recently spent a day with Ken in VNP.. It has been the best day of a two week trip.. Ken is so attentive and really spends a lot of time with you to make sure you get a great shot.. I learned so much.. My husband is not a photographer but thoroughly enjoyed Ken's knowledge of the island.. Mary... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We all had such a great time and learned so much from Ken and Mary! The one to one instruction was fantastic and specific to our needs. The little tips and tricks for iPhone photography were really helpful. Thanks for guiding us to such amazingly beautiful places on your part of the Island. A great experience all around! Mahalo!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Ken & Mary were extremely informative, helpful and generous...we had a wonderful time with them...a great experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Thank you, MARY and KEN!!! What a wonderful day with two fabulous people and teachers. We were looking for an "insider's tour" of Hilo and the Hamakua Coast as well as experts that could help our family of photographers improve their skill set with camera technology and their artistic style. Mary and Ken delivered an unforgettable day of fun and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I found Hawaii Photo Retreat by chance on the net and I am so glad I did. What was planned to be a one day photo tour of the volcano, turned into a wonderful guided tour of the Kilauea volcano and its surrounding area with Ken and Mary as my wife came along too. We met at the Rainbow Falls... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The best reasons for a photo tour are to have fun, not waste time looking for interesting subjects, and to learn more artistically and technically. The tour satisfied these. We did two days and stayed in Volcano Village, just outside the park. We spent one day in and around Hilo photographing waterfalls and gardens. We spent the second day at... More 

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