The Picturesque Oahu for Photographers

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Best Places for Photos on Oahu

For photographers, Hawaii is a dream. Even for the novice photographers, sights to capture surround you throughout the islands. The beaches and sights from Hawaii’s State Parks offer an abundance of memories and sights to capture. Beyond that, photographer may consider taking a tour to ensure that they don’t miss a taking a scene from the islands home with them.

Diamond Head

Perhaps the most recognizable natural landmark on Oahu, Diamond Head, offers great views – both from the elevated, volcanic crater, and of it. If you’re looking for a view of Diamond Head, check out Mount Tantalus or Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park – both of which offer great panoramic views of Diamond Head and more. If you visit Diamond Head, you’ll capture spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the entire island of Oahu.

Sunrise, Sunset

Perhaps the most memorable photos are of sunrise and sunset on Oahu. Is there anything more energizing than seeing the sun rise over the beautiful fauna of Oahu? Is there anything more relaxing than watching the sun slowly set over an seemingly endless ocean? Capturing that moment – priceless.

Sunset Photo Tour on Oahu
Oahu Sunrise Photography Tour
Sunrise or Sunset Photo Tour on Oahu
Golden Sunrise Photo Tour

If you’re seeking guided opportunities aside from the sunrise/sunset tours, you might consider a circle tour that allows you to see all of Oahu.

Oahu Island Photography Tour
Circle Island Sunset Photo Tour

North Shore

The legendary North Shore of Oahu, where the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November – December) takes place annually has awe inspiring waves. If you’re here during surfing season, November – February, you can catch some great pictures of the dominating waves, along with professional surfers who dare to challenge the dangerous rigors of the Pacific Ocean.

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