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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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Great photo day with great people

We found Ken and Mary's business here on TripAdvisor and booked a day with them before we arrived on the big island. That day was one of the highlights of our trip to the islands... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Lex, KY
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Lex, KY
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found Ken and Mary's business here on TripAdvisor and booked a day with them before we arrived on the big island. That day was one of the highlights of our trip to the islands of Kauai and Hawaii. Ken took us out in the early morning for some shots of the Kilauea crater and surrounding lava flows in the... More 

Thank Prisofazban
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mary and Ken are pros, but treat you like friends from the very beginning. They coach and encourage along the way and know the best spots to be at the right time of day depending on lighting conditions. We started our Volcano/Hilo trip with Ken and Mary and went back to some of the locations for a second day on... More 

Thank Carole H
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

1 Thank Corey557
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Not_yet_now
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 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 

Thank allanpeng
Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 8 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 

Thank 54yellowrose2012
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
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!

Thank Allana L
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

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

Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 12 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 

Thank Patrick S
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 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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