Photo Tours - Ren Shiroma

Discover the secrets of Hawaii!

Myself and my team of professional guides will now be doing private photography tours that take you to some of the most popular and photographic locations on the island of Oahu. Our local knowledge and small group size allow us to pay more attention (if wanted) to detail to ensure you get best photos on your trip to the Aloha state. We will offer 2 basic tours that can be customized to your photographic needs, including our new aerial photography tour! Feel free to email me with questions or concerns that you may have. Longer tours or multi day other island tours can be scheduled upon request and availability, email me for rates.

Beauty of Hawaii Tour

Price: 2.5hrs/$175 per 2 people (Max group size of 4)

(start times may vary throughout the year)

Free pick up from any Waikiki Hotel, if you are not staying in Waikiki email me to arrange a pickup point. These are sunrise and sunset tours. Generally we will start about an hr before the sun comes up or goes down, in order to have enough time to get to our destination and setup. Different locations may have different start times depending on what you want to photograph. This tour will include 1-2 locations and will be about two and a half hours in order to maximize the best lighting conditions. There are no set locations for these tours as locations will be determined based on best use of conditions and weather.

Aerial Photo Tours

Price: 1hr/ $385 per person (taxes and fees included)

(Min/Max 2 per tour)

Nothing better than flying around the island in a doors off helicopter! Experience the breathtaking birds eye view of the island and better yet you are in control! Join me on private chartered helicopter to view the island in a whole new perspective..take home memories that will last a life time. For those who have never been in a helicopter this is the best way to experience Hawaii and all its hidden beauty.

Contact me for more information, locations etc. (Please keep in mind this tour needs to be booked 1 week in advance)

Outer Island Photo Tours

I will be doing outer island workshops through out the year, dates for 2018 will be coming out soon. I will be coordinating workshops on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii. We will focus on the beautiful landscapes around the islands as well as underwater photography when available. Private tours and custom itineraries are available at your request please send me an email to coordinate. Generally the photo workshops will be small groups of 5-6 people with 1 to 2 guides.

Even non-photographers are welcomed on our tours. There's always something in the islands for everyone!

Silky Evening Glow

Photo Expeditions

Feeling adventurous?

I will also be hosting and organizing several international photo expeditions. Iceland? Japan?Australia? Canada? Dates and details on locations to come soon....

These tours are geared with the photographer in mind. We strive to get the shots that we travel so many miles to get and I will create a trip and experience that you will remember forever! It will be fun to explore with like-minded people who have a passion for photography!

Regardless of skill level, these international trips will explore the culture, cuisine, people and language while photographing each to tell a monumental story that you can share with your loved ones.

Humpback Whale Expedition in the Kingdom of Tonga

Dates: August 14- August 24 2017

We will be in the water photographing humpback whales during the peak season for mothers and calves. It is a snorkel only trip and suitable for all photographers; amateurs or professionals. Spots are limited, for a more detailed itinerary please send me an email at

Photo Credit: Photography by Leighton (Leighton Lum)

2018 Expeditions Sri Lanka Safari with Tiger Photo Workshop

Dates: April 13- April 30 2018

Join me as I explore the natural beauty of Sri Lanka! Lots of wildlife and landscape photo opportunities. Sri Lanka has one of the largest populations of leopards in the World and gives us a great opportunity to photograph these elusive animals. Also included on this trip is 5 days searching for wild Bengal Tigers. These endangered cats are very difficult to find but we will go during peak time to help increase our chances of sightings. India provides us with the best opportunity to photograph tigers in the wild. With the abundance of wildlife in the area its sure to be an amazing once in a lifetime experience.

Photo Credit: Photography by Leighton (Leighton Lum)

Crocodiles and Whale Shark Expedition

Dates: July 9- July 18 2018

In the summer of 2018 I have chartered a private trip for 6 adventurous photographers to come with me in search of photographing wild American crocodiles in waters off of Mexico. It will consist of some amazing reef dives, snorkeling with American crocodiles and whale sharks! The whale shark season happens to correspond with the same time of year that the crocodiles like to show up in Banco Chinchorro, so right after with photograph some crocs we will be jumping in with one of the largest congregations of whales sharks in the World! Just off of Isla Mujeres is a hotspot for these gentle giants, where hundreds of individuals will be coming to feast on the large amounts of plankton in the area. Spots are very limited and experience with large animals is required (sharks, etc). Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Photo Credit: Photography by Leighton (Leighton Lum)

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