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Friday Night Lights Photography Tour By:  Oahu Photography Tours

Our Friday Night Lights photography tour on Oahu will guide you through a 4 hour adventure of light. Through the drama of sunset casting color over unique cloud formations over the Waikiki skyline to photographing a fun fireworks show, you’ll learn how to use your camera at any time of day. A simple long exposure technique is taught on this Hawaii photo tour, giving you not only memories and quality photos to take home with you, but new skills to carry into the future.

Did we mention we’ll be venturing into Kaka’ako? This emerging epicenter for Hawaii’s urban-island culture is full of artistic murals and visual storytelling. The inspiring atmosphere is perfectly contagious! Here, you’ll photograph large murals composed as narratives rooted in Hawaiian cultural values. At this stop, we take advantage of the lowlight and rich content available to teach you how to use a long exposure technique on your camera to make the artwork pop in your photos.

We will end this night photo journey with a new photo genre of steel-wool photography. We could explain what it is exactly but its better to witness this in person.

Don’t worry, shooting in low light may be intimidating but we’ll teach you how to use your camera to play with light and darkness and to take stellar photos during darker times of the day. It’s easier than you might think! You’ll be able to carry these techniques and skills with you into the future, and the photographs you’ll capture from this photo tour will astonish you! This is one of the most unique things in Hawaii to do.

Sites Visited:

  • Magic Island for Sunset
  • Street Art in Kaka’ako
  • Waikiki Fireworks
  • Steel Wool, Light Painting, Oahu Stars

- Lunch and Snacks not included


  • Knowledgeable & friendly Photography Guides
  • Assistance and Feedback on camera settings and composure
  • Lights used for Light Painting
  • Free Tripod Use
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rain Gear (if needed)

What to Bring

  • Your Camera (any camera works great, even your smart phone!)
  • Do not bring more than you can carry. Nothing is left in the van when we are out shooting to prevent theft.
  • We provide you with a tripod. You may bring your own.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
  • Bring something to drink for yourself.
  • Bring Coffee. We will not be stopping for coffee until later in the day
  • Bring a light jacket if you get cold easily
  • Additional batteries and memory cards for your camera.
  • Cash and Credit Card for gift shopping and food stops along the way

Price List

Adult $60 (ages 16+)
Child $40 (Ages 5-15)
Kama'aina / Military $55
Lap Children $0 (Ages 0-4)

Available Time

Friday Time Varies with Sunset (Check Calendar)


4 hours


We pick you up at your hotel in Waikiki. If your hotel is outside of Waikiki, which is from the Ala Moana Hotel to the end of Kalakaua, we ask you to make your way to the paid parking area of the Honolulu Zoo.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund you must contact us within 48 hours of your tour. Any time after that we will charge a $25 cancellation fee per person and it will take up to two weeks to refund the remaining balance, but we will work with you to reschedule. If you do not cancel by closing hours (5:30 HST) of the day before your tour no refund will be given.