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E Komo Mai (Welcome!)

ALOHA and welcome to Stephen Dantzig’s Hawaii School of Photography! We are Hawaii’s only full service photography school that is devoted to commercial photography. Hawaii School of Photography has a program/course for you whether you want to learn how to take better photographs with your point and shoot camera, further develop your understanding of more advanced camera mechanics, learn basic lighting techniques, or advance yourself as a professional photographer. We  provide opportunities for you to learn photography in studio or on location here in Paradise as well as offer books/ebooks. Our blog will have free lessons from time to time. Please see our IMAGES page for a slideshow portfolio of images created in our workshops!

We are back with a new online registration system! Register for your class here: http://hawaiischoolofphotography.com/registration/

2016 Best of Honolulu Award

We are once again very honored to receive this prestigious award…for the fourth year in a row! Mahalo to the Honolulu Award Program for the recognition and especially to our over 600 alumni for making this possible. Mahalo Nui Loa!

“Hi Steve,

Thank you for conducting your  “New DSLR” class.  I learned a lot! As a retired teacher, principal and faculty member at the UH College of Education, I could see how you apply many of the best practices for effective teaching.  Using analogies like windows, blinds, and doors  in a room, having your classic Canon camera to demonstrate f stops, allowing us to practice what we just learned in the garden park, all helped to make it easier to understand iso, f stops, shutter speed and white balance.–Fran”

Books, Covers, and Awards

Mahalo to all the YELP reviewers for your Five Star reviews. Your confidence in us is truly appreciated.

Mahalo for asking for our students to photograph your event. Hawaii School of Photography takes great pride in teaching our students the skills needed to create beautiful images for personal and/or commercial use. We also teach our students about running a successful photography business. Any of our students who are ready to shoot your jobs have their own businesses and fee structures. I will be happy to forward any inquiries on to them with the understanding that they will share their fees and policies for conducting a photography business. Hawaii School of Photography offers no guarantee or warranty and accepts no liability for the work requested from or completed by our current or former students. The faculty of Hawaii School of Photography are also available for commercial shoots.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS WITH LESS THAN 24 HOUR NOTICE. TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE CLASSES BEGIN. MISSED CLASSES IN MULTI-DAY COURSES MAY BE MADE UP IN FUTURE SESSIONS.

Hawaii School of Photography now accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express!

Gift Certificates are now available in the bookstore!

SALES ON ONLINE COURSES, BOOKS, EBOOKS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE FINAL.

“Hi Stephen! Thank you again for the wonderful class today! I learned so much about my new camera and I cannot wait to practice the new skills! I look forward to signing up for more classes with you. Thank you. –Haneen” (So You Just Bought a New DSLR/SLR, Now What?)

“Hi Steve,

I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your class!  I have to admit I was a little skeptical about this class before attending.  My very nature is to always have low assumptions unfortunately (The opposite of my wife).  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by your comprehensive knowledge about photography, and your ability to convey the fundamentals to us.  Your description of how the light is bent by the glass in the lens and how that interaction with the aperture affects the depth of field really made a lot of sense to me.  For me the most important thing was to understand how the light meter system worked on my camera.  I head no idea how to adjust both the aperture and shutter speed in manual mode on my camera until you explained holding down the plus/minus button while turning the dial (Nikon).  I will be shooting in manual mode a lot more often now!  

Again, thanks for the great class.  I might try to take one of the other classes you offer in the future!

Respectfully,

Jess Williams