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, meditative beauty, and the energy of the natural world.

I sign all of my work with the Japanese character Hikari at the end of my name. Hikari is a beautiful word. It translates into English as light, and points to the spiritual basis of my work. I believe that nature is the foundation of all of spiritual teachings and time spent in nature's light is time well spent. 

While on Kauai, I encourage you to visit my gallery. I am located in the charming, artist town of Hanapepe at 3890 Hanapepe Road. In my gallery you will find both limited edition metal prints, artist proofs on acrylic, and 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.

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 Hours

Monday-- 10-4

Tuesday-- 10-4

Wednesday-- 10-4

Thursday-- 10-4

Friday-- 11-7.30

Saturday-- by appointment

Sunday-- by appointment

*If you would like to see the gallery on Saturday or Sunday, please call, text or email and we can set up a time for a private showing.



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


Canon R5 with Canon Battery grip and Really Right Stuff L Plate

Canon R3



Canon RF 28-70, f/2 L Series

Canon RF 70-200, f/2.8 L Series

Canon EF300mm, f/2.8, IS, II L Series with Really Right Stuff foot/plate

Canon RF 600mm, f/4 L IS with Pro Media Gear foot/plate

Zeiss 21mm, f/2.8 Milvus

Canon EF 1.4x Extender, III

Canon RF 1.4x Extender



SPL A Series for Canon 1D X Mark II

SPL flat port with full zoom gearing for Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L III lens

SPL flat port with full zoom gearing for Canon 70-200 II f/2.8 L II lens

Aquatech Edge Warehousing for Canon R5



Really Right Stuff Carbon TVC 34

Pro Media Gear Carbon Fiber Tripod



Really Right Stuff BH-55

Really Right Stuff BH-30



Pro Media Gear Katana Jr.



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 1DX II and Really Right Stuff L Plate

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



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

Zeiss 15mm, f/2.8 Milvus

Canon 2x Extender, iii

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

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

Canon EF 16-35mm, f/2.8 III L Series

Canon EF 24-70mm, f/2.8, II L Series



Many Manfrottos-- salt water is hard on tripods!



Arca Swiss



Click Elite, Lowepro Trekker 450