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San Diego Photography Tours

Suite 2156, San Diego, CA 92103
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Wonderful Photo Tour of Beach Areas in San Diego

Last week we visited the San Diego area and hired San Diego Photo tours for six hours on Monday... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Amy A
Awesome experience

Julie was knowledgeable, patient and a great tour guide! The places she took me were awesome, and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
mzsimmons
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Atlanta, Georgia
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San Diego Photography Tours offers walking photo tours and photo tours by vehicle. Our specialized tours are a creative alternative to generic sightseeing tours. Our professional photographer guides give you personalized attention as they show you how to take better photographs of San Diego’s key sites and hidden gems. We take you to the best vantage points, at the best time of the day, and entertain you with fun stories and facts about San Diego during our sightseeing photo "workshops."
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"photography tips"
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"photo tour"
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"private tour"
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"great photos"
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"ranged in age"
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"la jolla"
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"learn how"
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"old town"
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"balboa park"
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"a great tour guide"
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"hour tour"
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"fun experience"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Last week we visited the San Diego area and hired San Diego Photo tours for six hours on Monday. We had the most fabulous time and it was even better than we thought it would be. We have some mobility issues (I am on oxygen)...More

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Julie K, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Amy - I am so glad I was able to show you our all-inspiring coastal scenery and I'm thrilled that I was able to give you a little tip that will now help you better with focusing and getting the exposure right. Thanks for the...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Julie was knowledgeable, patient and a great tour guide! The places she took me were awesome, and she tailored it to my speed and liking. She gave great tips and suggestions, and I would do it again many times!More

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Julie K, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

M- It was a pleasure to show you some of our beautiful and enchanting photo spots and I thoroughly enjoyed watching you progress with your photos. You are certainly a master of iPhone photography! I know that now your Instagram will be jammed packed with...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Took a really fun and very informative 4 hour private tour with Julie. In a very short time - she assessed my photo skills and tailored the tour and photography tips so I got the most out of our time together. I've always shied away...More

Thank Jeff W
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Julie K, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Jeff- I'm glad you got to see what Old Town was all about and you have a nice photo of the historic period-dressed docent to show its charm. And I'm thrilled that you were able to experience the magic of Balboa Park at night --...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Booked Julie for a pre-Xmas photography walk in San Diego with the emphasis on learning tips & techniques for creative photography. My wife came along for the walk & historic interest, was press ganged into being my unpaid model. Julie had me complete a pre-walk...More

Thank Peter R
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Julie K, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Peter- I'm glad you got the blurring trolley shots and streaking headlights and tailights; you are now an expert at all things shutter speed related... including dissapearing people! Good luck with your photography!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I booked a five hour private tour with Julie. I wanted to learn how to improve my photography, get more comfortable with manual shooting and did she teach me! For five hours she did a show and tell (and critique) and also gave information about...More

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Bernadette - I loved your spirit, energy and enthusiasm toward photography and all of the new things I taught you, especially the 3 techniques for purposely moving the camera. I wish you the best of luck with your future pet photography business! As you suggested,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

It was not my first time in San Diego, so the challenge of Julie was to find some great sunset spots, where I haven't been before. Julie overcame all expectations she is a super pro guide, she knows the best time to visit any particular...More

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dmitry/Igor: I'm happy that we were able to do the tour very last minute. You both were a blast and I'm thrilled that we had both a beautiful golden hour and gorgeous sunset light. Hopefully next time you can come back for a longer stay!

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband gave me a four hour tour with Julie for my birthday. I am an amateur photography and we were visiting the San Diego area for a month. Julie brought me to another level with my skills through her enthusiastic and thorough instruction. I...More

Thank aspen24
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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

I'm glad you got to know your camera better. I loved your excitement of discovering all the wonderful things you can do with slow shutter speeds and long exposures! And I'm thrilled that you got to use some of the new techniques which I taught...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We booked a 4 hour photography tour with Julie and for the most part we loved the tour. She was very thorough and gave many details for our cameras and pointers about how to take better pictures. We had a good time and learned quite...More

Thank Shani S
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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

I enjoyed giving a tour to your family — what a fun activity for you all to do together! Although you all came in with different cameras, skill levels, and photography goals, I'm glad each of you seemed to learn something new and enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Julie gave our family a wonderful tour of San Diego over the Christmas holidays. Our group ranged in age from 17 years old to 80 years, some with beginner knowledge of our cameras and some with expert knowledge. She had a lot of wonderful things...More

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

I commend you for doing such a creative family activity as a family gift experience. It was a fun experience for me to see how all of you photograph in a different style and with different types of cameras. I hope you can return again...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I took a private tour with Julie and we took pictures in Balboa park in December. I only had time for 2 hours, but Julie was able to pack a lot of valuable tips and instructions into the class. She reconnected me with many functions...More

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

I hope you have fun making your flowers come alive with the "camera twisting" technique I taught you. And I love how you gravitated toward color and flowers. Yes, it was really fun showing you new techniques and the beautiful park too!

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Hello Carol. Coronado is beautiful, you will love it if you have never been. Please email me directly at: info(at)sdphototours (or you can do it directly through Trip Advisor too - look for the "email" link near the map on... More
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