Light Source Photography by Lee Scott | About

Thank you for visiting Light Source Photography by Lee Scott.

I am a self taught photographer based on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Kauai. In my photography I try to communicate the dynamic flow and meditative beauty of the universe. I seek to find the energy or light source that is both in nature and in us all. 

I sign all of my work with a Japanese character and the end of my signature. This character or Kanji is pronounced hi-ka-ri. Hikari is a beautiful word. It translates into English as light and points to the spiritual aspect of my work as I believe that nature is the foundation for all of man's spiritual teachings (dharma​)

While on Kauai, I encourage you to visit my gallery. I am located in the charming artist town of Hanapepe at 3890 Hanapepe Road (I am right across from the old, hot-rod truck). In my gallery you will find both limited edition metal and acrylic prints as well as museum quality mat prints on the finest photographic papers.

You'll also discover Naomi's handmade, one-of-a-kind bags, eye pillows, coffee sleeves, and shell jewelry.

Light Source Photography by Lee Scott is proud to be a Kauai Made vendor. All of my Kauai photography and Naomi's handmade items are honored to have been selected as official Kauai Made products.

Naomi and I hope to see you on your next visit to Kauai. 

Mahalo nui loa!

Warmest Aloha,

Lee and Naomi


Light Source Photography by Lee Scott Hanapepe Gallery Summer 2018 Hours

Monday-- 10.30 - 2.30

Tuesday-- CLOSED

Wednesday-- 10.30 - 2.30

Thursday-- CLOSED

Friday-- 2 - 8:30 (Hanapepe Art Night)

Saturday-- CLOSED

Sunday-- CLOSED

*Summer 2018 Hours from July 1 ~ October 10

**The Gallery will be closed from September 3 ~ 13

I am often asked about the camera and equipment that I use. So here is a rundown of my current gear:


Canon 1 DX Mark II and Really Right Stuff L Plate

Canon 5DSR with Canon battery grip and Really Right Stuff L plate



Canon 24-70mm, f/2.8, ii L Series

Canon 70-200mm, f/2.8, IS, ii L Series

Canon 300mm, f/2.8, IS, ii L Series with Really Right Stuff foot/plate

Canon 100mm, f/2.8 macro, IS, ii L Series

Zeiss 15mm, f/2.8 Milvus 

Zeiss 21mm, f/2.8 Milvus

Canon 2x Extender, iii

Canon 1.4x Extender, iii



Really Right Stuff Carbon TVC 34

Really Right Stuff Carbon TFC 14 Series 1


Really Right Stuff BH-55

Really Right Stuff BH-30



f-stop Sukha and Tilopa; f-stop Pro XL ICU, Pro ICU, Medium Slope ICU; Lowepro Sport, Patagonia


And gear that I once used, but have either retired or sold to make room for the equipment listed above:


Canon Rebel 35mm (film)

Canon Rebel

Canon 7D

Canon 5D iii



Canon 28-135mm, IS

Canon 24-105mm, IS f/4 L Series

Canon 16-35mm, f/2.8, ii L Series

Canon 16-35mm, f/4, IS L Series

Canon 24mm Tilt Shift, ii L Series



Many Manfrottos-- salt water is hard on tripods!



Arca Swiss



Click Elite, Lowepro Trekker 450