Due to the restrictions put in place as a result of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Bill Hoenk Photography will be suspending all physical tours and workshops for the 2020 season.
Check back in the spring for a full list of Nantucket Island Tours and Workshops offered. (hopefully!)
Bill took me on a unique photography tour to many picturesque locations you will only find with a local islander. It's a great way to explore Nantucket while learning some interesting history as well as useful advice on the best way to set up the camera to achieve some great shots! He also had some great pointers for photographing with an iPhone. The warm afternoon flew by and was time well spent, discover the island's beauty with a tour from Bill Hoenk Photography!
This was by far one of our favorite parts of our Nantucket trip! Bill is so kind and was so very helpful. We felt like we had known him for years! I had no clue how to use my camera and he patiently went through and taught me good basics to start out with and gave me so many great tips followed up by emails on how best to use my camera. The tour he took us on was so beautiful- a photographer's dream! He knew so much about the island and it's history- it was all around such a wonderful experience! This will definitely be the first thing we book when we plan our next trip back to Nantucket! Thank you again Bill!!
This tour was an excellent experience for me and my 11 y/o son. Bill gave us a unique tour of Nantucket (I have been to Nantucket many times) and taught both of us how to take much better photos with our iphone. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, learned a lot, and with Bill’s help, took great photos to document our visit.
We really enjoyed Bill’s tour of the island. He is knowledgeable without being a know-it-all. The tour covers the downtown area and Sconset and includes walking as well as driving. He did not over-focus on the photography aspects of the tour, which was fine with us.
Bill met us at the ferry for a four hour tour. It was amazing! Bill was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. He showed us the most gorgeous sights that caused us to fall in love with Nantucket! Our photos are treasures that allow us to relive our visit time and again!
For those who want to savor the best Nantucket scenes and get a mini photography lesson using your iphone, this is the perfect opportunity. The most captivating natural scenes are away from the central hub of activity. Our guide, Bill, a professional photographer, was personable and provided helpful insight and history that made the experience truly memorable.
I did the sunrise tour, on a cold, grey morning. Ideally, you'd think only a sunny morning would work for a photo tour, but the Grey Lady looks good in both sun and grey. Bill is a great tour guide and, as you can see checking out his work, a great photographer. We had a really fun morning in the cold early hours of the day, and I got some photos that I was very happy with. More importantly, I learned a lot about Nantucket. I'd love to do this tour again when I'm back to capture different weather, season, etc. If you have any interest in photographing the island and don't know your way around, book a tour!
With his photographer’s eye and detailed knowledge of the island, Bill was the perfect choice to show my son and I around the island. We were looking for a tour off-season, which seemed like a needle in a haystack, and he was fast to respond, picked us up, and catered the tour around our interests. I’ve done many different types of tours around the country and his was the most accommodating and personalized by far. We learned many unique details about this gorgeous island and have beautiful pictures with some new photography tips to boot (he even sent us more afterwards). There’s no better way to get an appreciation for Nantucket- highly recommend.
I took a 2 hour sunrise tour with Bill to Brant Point Lighthouse and a nearby beach with herons to photograph. Bill was on time picking me up from the hotel and very helpful with camera settings and suggestions. I got some incredible shots and used what he showed me to take more photos later in Sconset. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in photography. Bill also helped with restaurant suggestions and he followed up with an email giving even more tips and suggestions. I was very pleased with my time spent touring with Bill. He was a fun guide and very knowledgeable. It was my favorite tour on this trip! Thanks, Bill!!!
My wife and I recently purchased a new DSLR and have only been using the auto function so far. We took a quick little trip to Nantucket and decided to take a workshop with Bill to get more out of our photography game. Bill was a delight to work with. He shared the basic elements of shooting in manual and other functions as well. He also gave us some great tips for other places to go to get good shots on the island. We were originally scheduled for an hour-long session, but Bill went above and beyond by generously extending our time together. Once again, this was a great experience in both exploring Nantucket and learning the basics of photography. Thank you once again.
My wife and I took the ferry to Nantucket for the day. Bill met us at the Hy-line ferry at 9:30 and showed us around the island for the next 3 1/2 hours. We went to the old fishing village of Sconset and to a couple of beaches. We took a walk around Sconset, literally walking in people's back yards to see the little cottages and all the flowers up close. We went to 2 of the 3 lighthouses on the island. This was a great tour and just what we wanted. Bill is a very personable guy, a great guide and knows a lot about photography. He gave me some good tips. He was very knowledgeable and patient with me taking lot's of photos. At the end of the tour, he drove us around in town to point out some things and recommend a couple of places for lunch. We ate lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon walking around and exploring the town on our own. We also stopped for ice cream at the Juice Bar on his recommendation. I highly recommend booking a tour with Bill-he is most accommodating and will do everything possible to make your visit memorable.
My husband and I had a great time with Bill touring Nantucket. We appreciated his knowledge, pace, and friendly personality. It was like traveling around with a good friend, who also happens to be very knowledgeable about photography and the beauty of the island. It was a terrific introduction to Nantucket and we had a great rest of the day based on his recommendations. We would highly recommend this tour.
Went an a sunset and sunrise tour One of us is a photo enthusiast - the other two had a great time. Bill is very personable and made sure that I not only got great shots put how to compose, set camera, etc. Look forward to more next summer!
My daughter and I had a wonderful morning on Nantucket with Bill earlier this week. He picked us up at our rental house promptly at 10 and we had a wonderful ride on the way to Sconset. While not our first time in Sconset, seeing it through BIlls photographic lense and enthusiasm for the charm, flowers, doors, etc. was contagious. Simple techniques were shared early on and overall the experience the best! Some tutorials at the end, plus a great set of tip sheets emailed post tour. I highly recommended this tour!
My wife and I very much enjoyed our time with Bill. He was very accommodating to our schedule change, and he showed us many things on Nantucket that we would not have found on our own.
My photo excursion with Bill Hoenk exceeded my expectations! Bill contacted me ahead of time about my photography experience, my goals for the evening as well as the camera I use. He picked us (my husband tagged along) up and we drove to Madaket for a sunset tour. On the way he gave us some wonderful insight into the more private areas of this beautiful island. I was able to choose which point to take my pictures from and Bill was a great source of information as to what the benefits of either location were. He has studied the island thoroughly and can give wonderful advice on where to stand and how to get the best shots. I was impressed that he likes to do his homework about the different cameras his clients use before he meets with them so that he can assist them in getting the perfect shot. We had a wonderful evening and are looking forward to another adventure with Bill next summer.
This tour was the best part of our visit to the island! Bill was extremely flexible, had a great knowledge of the island and photography, which he used to give us an exceptional tour of Nantucket. It really was the highlight of our stay.
Put this tour on your bucket list! Nantucket in a nutshell: From the time Bill Hoenk met us at the ferry until we sailed away we enjoyed one of the best tours we have ever experienced. This all inclusive tour was well worth the money and more. He drove us around the island with snacks and refreshments furnished, focusing on what we said wanted to see. By talking with us along the way he determined in addition what would best appeal to us and made it happen. Most of all he took us to sights few tourists see leisurely, walking with us, giving expert narrative. Other tour buses passed us by in a rush without giving the tourists an opportunity to get out of their van. We learned of many facts and saw oddities that we would not have on an ordinary tour. We were able to take quality photos with the guidance of an expert photographer who loves Nantucket. Thanks Bill for sharing your beautiful island with us and treating us like royal family.
Our tour with Bill was fantastic. He took us all around the island and managed to impress my usually un-impressable tween. Having been to the island myself many times but with my son who had never been I was concerned we would not agree on shooting locations but we did it all from Brant Point to ‘Sconset and even had time to learn a photo taking app to improve our shots. It was very professional and a great few hours time and money well spent!