Resources

Below are some links to resources you may want to use while planning your trip.

St. Benedict's Catholic Church

What We'll See

There is just so much to see and do on the Big Island of Hawaii. And it is truly a photographers paradise. Do some research and let's make sure we come home with some really outstanding images. 

Photo Hot Spots

Click on the map below to see an interactive map of "some" of the locations that we are planning on seeing. Note, we are not planning on going to the east side of the island or to the volcano during the workshop. Those locations are added so you can plan your extra time. 

 

 

Add-On Days

There is a lot to do on the Big Island of Hawaii and we encourage you to plan to come early or stay late. Or both. While you're on the island you should plan time to see Volcano National Park. We will not be going to the volcano or over to Hilo during the tour - it's a big island and we want to minimize windshield time. 

To help plan your trip, one of the best books I've found about the island is Hawaii The Big Island Revealed, by Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman. 

Tony & Rob

Agenda Summary

We are planning several hands-on learning sessions at the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa. The venue was chosen not only for its spectacular grounds and first class facility, it is also strategically located at Anaeho'omalu Bay, one of the most photogenic sunset spots in Hawaii. 

The agenda is etched in Jello. It will take shape as we get closer to the event but is also subject to last minute changes due to weather, volcanic activity, and other factors. Check back from time to time to see the exciting activities that we will be adding. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Travel day. Flights from the mainland generally arrive in the afternoon and early evening. This is a travel day. There are no activities planned for this day.
  • The closest airport to our hotel is Kona/Kailua Airport (KOA). It's just a 20 minute drive north to our hotel.
  • The host hotel is the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa.

Thursday, May 24

  • Sunrise: 5:45 am
  • Sunset: 6:55 pm

Enjoy the breakfast buffet in the Hawai'i Calls Restaurant - we've included it in the cost of the workshop.

  • We will meet at 10:00 am and kick off our activities.
  • Join us for a welcome dinner. 
 Sunset on Anaeho'omalu Beach.

Sunset on Anaeho'omalu Beach.


Friday, May 25

The Mauna Kea Loop - Hamakua Coast

  • Today we head over to the Hamakua Coast - the lush rainforest side of the island. Average rainfall at our hotel is about 8 - 10 inches a year. In a short time we climb up and over to the Hamakua Coast - the we side of the island, where the average rainfall is 240 inches a year. 
     
  • Waipio Valley Overlook
  • Waterfalls along the way;
    • Umauma Falls - one of Rob's favorites
    • Kama'e'e Falls
    • Akaka Falls - the 440 foot marvel
    • Onomea Falls
  • Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Hilo
     
  • We return to Waikoloa via the overland highway that climbs up the south ridge of Mauna Kea and through the forest reserve and down the western slope of the volcano back to our hotel on Waikoloa beach.  
 Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls


Saturday, May 26

  • Today we stay closer to home. 
  • A morning run up to Kapaau - say "hello" to the statue of King Kamehameha
  • Pololu Valley Lookout for spectacular views over the Pololu Valley - Just 2,500 miles over the horizon is Los Angeles. 
  • Photoshoot on the beach
  • Sunset shoot on the famous Anaeho'omalu Beach
 Pololu Valley Lookout - Great views and they are spectacular at sunrise. 

Pololu Valley Lookout - Great views and they are spectacular at sunrise. 


Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Kona Coast

Today we explore the Kona coast - heading south from our hotel. The Kona District stretches from our hotel, south to Pu'uhonua o Hanaunau, The City of Refuge. Along the way, we'll find hidden beaches coffee farms and many historic and photogenic sights. 

Just south of the airport in the heart of Kona is the historic seaside town of Kailua.  

  • Kailua Village
  • Visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge)
  • Visit St. Benedict's Catholic Church - AKA, the Painted Church
  • Visit Kailua Village Farmer's Market
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Today we catch up on all those things we wanted to do but didn't have time. We'll photograph some of the world's most beautiful beaches and get creative with the waves pounding the rocks. 

  • You'll have some free time for whatever activity excites you. As part of the workshop, you get to free access to some of the beach activities. 
  • We will wrap up the tour with a first-class sunset Lu'au - front row priority access. Only the best for a Corbell Workshop attendee.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Travel day. There are no activities scheduled for this day. It is a travel day. Many of the flights back to the mainland leave late morning and early afternoon so enjoy your breakfast and have a safe trip home. 

This agenda is subject to change.

What We Won't See

The Big Island of Hawaii is so big, we just don't have time to see it all during the workshop. And, there is one stop that you really need to see. We encourage you to take a couple extra days and visit Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is the worlds most active volcano and has been continuously erupting since the early 1980's.

It is a real treat to explore the park where you can see land that was created in the last couple years, next to petroglyphs carved over five centuries ago.