It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Hawai’i School of Photography is closing—at least for the foreseeable future. I opened Stephen Dantzig Photography on January 1, 1993 as “Pirate Photography.” The name was a joke based on the fact that I had to wear a patch over my right eye to focus the medium format camera I was shooting at the time. Eventually I dropped the “Pirate” and chose my own name for the business. I moved to Los Angeles in January 1994 to pursue my dreams. Life took its strange twists and turns and I began writing for major photography websites, magazines, and eventually my own books. I started to teach classes on photography during those years as well. Fast forward many years and Hawai’i School of Photography was officially born on June 1, 2000. It has been a great ride with over 800 students through our doors and many 1,000’s more via our books and articles. Several of our student’s have gone on to careers that have outshined the teachers (and we love that!). It is, however, with great sadness, that I announce the end of an era. Our last class will be the 4-day Essential Digital Photography Workshop that begins on March 28, 2020. There are two spots still available for the class. Thank you to all of our supporters, students and friends over the years. It was a dream come true for a long time. Mahalo and Aloha oe.

Steve and Joan


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