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Honolulu Stars Light Painting Adventure

Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Alex

4.5 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Please read: This tour will take you out at night to get photos. If you have a smartphone, you will have a hard time unless you have the new phones with night mode. We still have many people join with phones but please do not be made because we couldn't make your phone get photos of the stars. We take photos during the tour for you to have if you do not have a good camera.

This activity is going to be an epic experience for all travelers. These days it is hard to find a place to escape the bright lights of the city to reconnect with the night sky. We have created an amazing experience where you will be able to not only witness the night sky and all the stars but also capture this unbelievable display of light.

We will start off high on the Makapuu lookout for a cool shot of the bay and then head over to the beach where you will be able to see the night sky above this amazing bay and lighthouse.

After nailing the skills down for these photos, we will head over to the Hawaii Kai lookout for another night shot of the mountains and the city.

Heading over to the Tantalus lookout, we will see the Waikiki and Honolulu city lights from this point.

Our last stop if time allows and you are not passing out by this time, will be Kakaako street art. The light painting and long exposers here are amazing.

Along the way, you will be able to use our cool lights for light painting.
Please read: This tour will take you out at night to get photos. If you have a smartphone, you will have a hard time unless you have the new phones with night mode. We still have many people join with phones but please do not be made because we couldn't make your phone get photos of the stars. We take photos during the tour for you to have if you do not have a good camera.

This activity is going to be an epic experience for all travel…

Alex's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transport
    Small 7 passenger van
  • Equipment
    Tripods and Lights for light painting.
From £68
/ person
Thu, 28 Jan
18:30 - 23:00
Join 3 other guests
£61 per person
£61 per person
Tue, 2 Feb
18:30 - 23:00
£68 per person
£68 per person
Wed, 3 Feb
18:30 - 23:00
£68 per person
£68 per person

Meet your host, Alex

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 34 Reviews
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I'm Alex Wilson, & with my partners, De-Jay Hanssen, Mac Strickland, and Kurt Stevens, we lead fun photo tours on Oahu. We're not your typical photo guys with glasses & grey hair. I'm the oldest at 37 & Mac is the youngest at 26. We want to show you the best of our island & want to you get great photos for IG, TikTok of your photo collection. We just want you to come ready to have a great time! We have many different experiences to choose from, giving you plenty of options. Come out with us and let's have a great time. Message if you have questions.

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I'm Alex Wilson, & with my partners, De-Jay Hanssen, Mac Strickland, and Kurt Stevens, we lead fun photo tours on Oahu. We're not your typical photo guys with glasses & grey hair. I'm the oldest at 37 & Mac is the youngest at 26. We want to show you the best of our island & want to you get great photos for IG, TikTok of your photo collection. We just want you to come ready to have a great time! We have many different experiences to choose from, giving you plenty of options. Come out with us and…
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Where you'll be

We will head out of the city to great spots on the Eastside of the island. The best spot is going to be in the Makapu'u area. Here you will be able to create art with our lights and capture images of the stars with your camera. Phones will not pick up the best start photos but you will be giving a link to the photos we take that night. A few other spots in this area will be visited.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Nick
January 2021
Incredible! I've been doing photography for a while now but always struggled with astro and super low light settings. I figured my out of the box lens was the issue and planned to just upgrade to one with more bells and whistles. I wasn't hoping for much going on this tour with my ultra basic kit lens but figured worth a shot. Kurt, my guide, was able to step by step show me how to focus properly the kit lens without infinity focus and I was able to take amazing shots all night! I'm super excited to take my new skills for more night shots.
Incredible! I've been doing photography for a while now but always struggled with astro and super low light settings. I figured my out of the box lens was the issue and planned to…
Abhinav
December 2020
My experience with guide Mac was wonderful, I came with no experience of night photography and went with some skills. I highly recommend this.
Shailee
March 2020
My experience was with Kurt and it was absolutely awesome! Even though there were periods of cloudiness, we were able to get some great shots of the night sky! I was especially excited to learn what more my camera could do and Kurt was super patient and kind when it came to making sure I felt comfortable with it. He was really great in making sure all of us on the photo tour were tended to with equal parts of his time. Now I am super charged up to go out and practice more with it!!! Thank you Kurt and Thank you to Oahu Photo Tours for an unforgettable evening!!!!
My experience was with Kurt and it was absolutely awesome! Even though there were periods of cloudiness, we were able to get some great shots of the night sky! I was especially…
Tommy
February 2020
This was so much fun! Alex helped me get some beautiful photos that I would never have been able to do myself! I'm so happy to have such unique photos from the trip to keep forever!
Samantha
February 2020
The tour was fun and we got some really awesome photos on our Nikon and iPhone 11 Pro. We stopped at 4 locations and each spot had different lighting and backdrop opportunities. If you’re not familiar with your camera, I highly recommend buying a nighttime photography book to read up on and practice beforehand so you can spend less time playing with your camera settings and more time shooting. The guide ran a little behind and we spent a bulk of our time at the first location because a lot of people had camera setup issues, so it set us back quite a bit and we couldn’t shoot at some locations with better scenes for very long. Also, if you don’t have an iPhone with night mode, your phone won’t be able to get any photos (not sure about any android devices). There were 2 iPhone only people who paid for the tour who didn’t have an updated iPhone, and got no pictures all night.
The tour was fun and we got some really awesome photos on our Nikon and iPhone 11 Pro. We stopped at 4 locations and each spot had different lighting and backdrop opportunities. If…
Tomomi
February 2020
星空だけでなく色々な所に連れて行ってくれ素人では不可能な素敵な思い出を写真に残してくれました!ツアーは数あれど値段も含めてここまで満足できるものは他ではないと思います♪これは皆に是非お勧めしたい体験でした!新婚旅行なんかでもよい思い出になると思います!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

camera

water