Okuma Beach Photography Workshop

20 – 22 March


Call 098-962-1991 or 098-962-1992 for reservation details.
Check back to this page for future workshop dates!

$200 package deal, including:

  • 2 night stay in a comfortable Studio

  • 6 hour photography workshop on Saturday

    • Covers 1 person per package. Additional guests staying with you can attend for $100 per person

  • Breakfast buffet on Saturday morning

Workshop Details:

Join us for an Introductory and Intermediate-level class taught by local photographer, Oz Kirkham! Oz will cover a variety of beginner and intermediate topics including:

  • Camera gear introduction
  • Exposure and light measuring/metering
  • Composition and creating a great photo
  • Manual camera settings such as aperture priority, shutter priority and focal points
  • Basic photo editing techniques
  • Editing workflow

What do I need to bring?

  • A camera with manual control options
  • A tripod (if you have one)
  • A willingness to learn!

About Oz

Oz became interested in photography at an early age, starting with a 35mm film camera. He attended basic and advanced photography classes in high school and shot through the years but really picked it back up in the Army as the team photographer during combat patrols and actions. Here on Okinawa you can find him capturing memories for families, an avid portraiture fan since 2009.

Oz has continued to learn through the years, attended hundreds of hours of online classes and workshops. Locally on Okinawa he has trained 50+ students on various photography topics ranging from basic to advanced lighting techniques in 10 various workshops.

In addition to helping others with their photography aspirations, Oz has won multiple awards in annual Army digital photography contests.

We hope you enjoy his class as much as others have!

Why Okuma?

Photo Hot Spots at Okuma!
Check out some of our recommend “hot spots” for that perfect photo. Click to enlarge.

Well – just look at it! We can’t think of a better place to host a photography workshop!

Okuma is surrounded by beautiful views of the East China Sea and has everything you need and more to get away and relax. Whether you are looking to camp or simply enjoy the great outdoors. When you’re not learning about photography, you’ll have plenty of time to relax, stick your toes and tripod in the sand and capture images of Okuma’s stunning coastline. With views from Motobu to Hedo, cliff faces to crystal clear waters – Okuma is a photographer’s dream destination.

In your off-time, Okuma is the go to spot for fun in the sun with a wide array of land and water recreation. You will find areas to play tennis, basketball, kayak, snorkel, golf, and much more. From bike riding along the picturesque East China Sea to taking a glass bottom boat tour and seeing the exotic fish below, there is never a dull moment at the Okuma resort.

If you are a food connoisseur you already know in Okinawa you can find a wide variety of international food, but you will want to take advantage of the delectable dishes served at Surfside Restaurant. The chef’s daily specials will tease your taste buds with tantalizing flavors. After dinner be sure to head over to the Waverunner Lounge to dance the night away while sipping on tropical drinks and enjoying live entertainment.

Learn more about Okuma by visiting their website!

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