Haleakala Sunset Astrophotography Workshop & Tour

Join me as we explore Maui's dormant volcano Haleakala. Haleakala is sacred in Hawaiian culture. One look at the volcanic crater and you'll understand why. Join me on a sunset astro photography tour where we will hike into the crater for sunset and shoot twilight, star and milky way images above Haleakala.


This workshop is open to all skill levels. Photographically speaking, the trip is open to anyone that loves the art of photography. Some moderate hiking and walking is involved. This workshop is in high elevation 10,000ft. This workshop goes into the night where the temperatures can fall below 40 degrees.

Workshop Instructor

Collin leads private workshops in Hawaii and has helped many clients hone their skills and find their artistic vision. He has a passion for adventure and loves teaching what he has learned over the years from trial and error. In this workshop we'll create stunning compositions using the rule of thirds and simplicity and when to break the rules. I'll teach you how to shoot in manual mode and how to control your (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field). How to choose the correct lens for the scenes composition and lighting. How to find unique foreground elements (anchor points) to enrich the story of the scene. How to create compelling abstract images. I'll also teach you some of the basics of panorama photography as well as some of the more technical ways to capture a scene (focus stacking, exposure blending).

Location we'll photograph

Haleakala Sunset

Dusk on the Haleakala crater.


  • Camera (DSLR or mirrorless)
  • Lenses: For astro photography preferably a Wide Angle f2.8,16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm
  • Extra camera batteries
  • Memory Cards
  • Filters - Polarizing Filter (CPL), Graduated ND Filters and Solid ND filters for long exposures (10 stop)
  • Warm jacket, beanie, long pants and backpack
  • Hiking shoes, warm socks, snacks and water bottle
  • Anything else you'd normally take to shoot photos


  • Pick up and drop off
  • Great memories and lots of knowledge!


To reserve your dates for this workshop, a deposit of $349.99 is due at time of booking or you have the option in paying in full $699.99. If you choose the deposit option the remainder of the payment is due no later than 1 month before the workshop. If a reservation is made 30 days or less before the workshop start date, then the full amount is due at the time of reservation. Once you have booked a workshop please contact me with the date you wish to reserve. Below you'll find the payment options.