Meet The Photographer: Don Slocum

Don Slocum is a professional photographer living on Hawai'i Island, which he has called home for nearly thirty years. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Don moved to Hawai'i and continued to develop his photography skills, much of which he learned on his own coupled with guidance from various local artists. “It’s been great living in a supportive photographic community like the one that exists on Hawai'i Island,” Don explains.

Beginning his career photographing fashion, performers, and commercial projects, Don has recently moved into landscape photography, inspired by the natural and raw beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. As may be clear from his stunning photographs, he spends a lot of time in Volcano National Park, around the majestic Mauna Kea, and various beaches on the west side of Hawai'i Island. He says, “With it's rich assortment of locations and wide diversity it may be unmatched on planet earth.”

Don’s traditional photography skills greatly influence the work he does with digital cameras. While many artists today will layer a number of images in the editing room, Don prefers the single-shot approach, meaning that all of his images are actual reflections of reality. He welcomes you to join him on various adventures around the island through group, individual classes and personalized tours, whether you are just learning to use your camera, or whether you are ready to push your photography skills to a new level.