“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life but holding it still.”
– Dorothea Lange
If taking pictures is your passion, you’ve likely considered a trip to Maui. Our island is known for its breathtaking beauty that captivates photographers from all over the world. During the day, swaying palm trees cast shadows on the sparkling sand. At night, the starry sky stretches above majestic mountain peaks. Sunrise on the island is spectacular; sunset is equally as impressive. To find the best Maui photography hotspots, continue reading. Then, pack your tripod, pull up our Travel Guide, and get ready to fill your camera roll!
Everything You Need to Know About Photography on Maui
We’ve already curated a list of the most Instagrammable places on the Valley Isle. Now, we want to help enhance your professional portfolio! Use our Maui photography guide to snap wildlife, scenery, special moments, and more during your trip to Hawaii.
1. Nature Photography
From the summit of Haleakala Volcano to the depths of Molokini Crater, Maui’s most stunning attractions evoke wonderful memories when captured on camera. Some of our favorite places to photograph include:
- Iao Valley State Park | National Natural Landmark just minutes from our inn
- The Pipiwai Trail | Epic bamboo forest
- Dragon’s Teeth | Unique rock formations
- Seven Sacred Pools | Lush greenery, Jurassic Park feel
- Red Sand Beach | Bright blue water and rust-colored terrain
- Wainapanapa State Park | Caves, sea stacks, and blowholes
- Waimoku Falls | 400 ft waterfall in Hana Town
2. Occasions & Events
Are you scouting engagement photo locations? Maybe you have a loved one getting married on the island. Whatever the case may be, finding the most scenic backdrops will help you capture those special moments for your friends, family, and clients.
- Sunset spots | Where to go for that warm, gentle glow
- Beautiful beaches | The best settings for group shots
- Kula Botanical Garden | A popular destination for Upcountry weddings
- Maui Tropical Plantation | Lush grounds in Waikapu Valley
- Kapalua Cliff House | Historic venue, views of Molokai and Lanai
- Makena Cove | “Secret” beach with white sand and turquoise water
3. Photography Tours
Taking a guided tour is one of the best ways to see Maui from a local perspective. With the help of a professional photographer, you’ll explore sides of the island few people get to see and may even learn a few tips and tricks along the way.
- Maui Photo Tours & Workshops | Available from master photographer Douglas Hoffman
- Private, Instructive Workshops | Available from landscape photographer Scott Reither
- Blue Hawaii Photo Tours | Half or full-day workshops, plus private tours
- Custom Tours | Photograph vestiges of ancient Hawaii with Daniel Sullivan
Admire Your Work at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
As you can see, the options are endless for photo ops on Maui. Start planning your trip by reserving a room at our inn. Our historic B&B is the perfect place to store your equipment, relax after a long day, or take more photos! You’ll love our vibrant gardens and delicious, photo-worthy breakfast.
Our inn is different from generic chain hotels. Here, comfortable guest rooms and complimentary amenities add a local feel to your vacation. So, why wait? Check our availability and book your stay now. We can’t wait to see Maui through your lens!