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Doc Miles Photo Tours

170 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Doc Miles Photo Tours
Capture treasured memories and photographs from a San Francisco Photo Tour with Doc Miles. Sunrise and Sunset tours take photographers to locations that provide the best perspectives to capture amazing photographs of Bay Area icons and scenery. Locations along the tours take the photographer to places that are not on any tour bus, but provide extraordinary views of the city and its landmarks. Now featuring San Francisco day tours for those who want to see the sites and avoid the crowded tour buses. Offered daily 4 people max.
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10 reviews
Explore San Francisco with your camera on a half-day photography tour led by a photographer-guide. This tour provides time for photography at scenic locations like the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach, Palace of Fine Arts, and the Painted Ladies. Your guide understands a photographer’s needs, and focuses on places that offer a visually interesting perspective on the San Francisco Bay Area’s landmarks, varied landscape, and sunset.
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$275.00 per adult
San Francisco Photography Day Tour
4 reviews
Experience San Francisco’s sights with a small group on a 4-hour photography tour. Travel in comfort in a luxury Land Rover, as you explore the city, stopping at iconic sights to take photos. Learn professional tips from your photographer guide and don’t worry about missing key landmarks or the hassles of driving and navigating with a well-planned itinerary. Your guide takes care of the logistics, and you take home some great photos.
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$300.00 per adult
San Francisco Sunrise Photography Tour
5 reviews
Experience San Francisco like a true local on a sunrise photography tour. Have the city and it’s iconic sights to yourself before the crowds descend and take photos of the city’s many sights and scenes bathed in early morning light. Tour San Francisco’s famous beaches and landmarks, and see hidden secrets with your photographer guide. This tour is ideal for photographers at all levels from those just starting out to seasoned pros.
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$275.00 per adult
Yosemite Photo Tour
Planning a trip to Yosemite National Park? Book a two session tour with Doc Miles Photography Tours. Doc Will meet you in Yosemite or drive you from San Francisco for a afternoon and evening tour on day one and a sunrise and morning tour on day two. Capture stunning photographs of one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world.  Participants drive or hike with Doc to get the perfect light and composition
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$1,500.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a fabulous time with Doc on our tour. He took us to fantastic locations that we had never been to in San Francisco. He knows exactly when to get there and where to get the best shots in each location. He showed me settings...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time with Doc on the SF Sunset Tour! It was incredibly helpful to have a tour guide familiar with the area who knew the best view points. I wouldn’t have made it to most of these spots on my own. I’ve...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I opt to get photo guidex when I'm in places like NY or San Francisco since I'm only there for a brief period of time and they typically know what areas are prime given season, time of day, weather, etc. My experience w Doc Miles...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. Your comments are very much appreciated. let me know when you are back and I will reserve a spot in one of my classes. Doc

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sunset tour with Doc was super informative, fun and a great time. Doc obviously knows where all the great spots are, gives as much guidance and structure as you want, and is a super cool dude with a wealth of knowledge about the Bay...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Doc M, Manager at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed meeting and touring with you, as well. Thank you for the kind words. See you next time. Doc

Reviewed May 12, 2019

I went out with Doc back in April for the Sunset Photography Tour. He really knows the area and takes you to the top spots as well as some local spots not a lot of people know about. Having lived in SF, Doc knew a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. I hope you get back one day to see more of the area. Best, Doc

Reviewed May 12, 2019

My Sunset Photography Tour with Doc Miles was a great experience. Even though I have visited San Francisco before, Doc showed me locations I did not know of before and somehow we arrived at each at a perfect time to photograph it with excellent light....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased you enjoyed the tour. It was fun with the group for the night shoot. I hope to see you again soon. Doc

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

This tour was amazing, it exceeded all expectations. Doc Miles is a true gentleman and amazing photographer, offering as much or as little advice as you ask for. We visited locations for the iconic bridge photos that I desperately wanted as well as some lesser...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Doc M, Manager at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Gabby. I really enjoyed helping you get some great images. I hope to see you next time you are in SF. Doc

Reviewed March 21, 2019

I've been on many photo tours and this one ranks right up there with the best. Doc knows San Francisco! He took us to some great spots and met our needs perfectly.Photos turned out very well. Pick up at our hotel was a real plus....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Doc M, Manager at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Thank you John, If I get to your area I will let you know and we can shoot the Smokies. Doc

Reviewed March 12, 2019

I booked two back-to-back San Francisco photography tours with Doc Miles (Sunset and Daytime). Doc was great and took me to numerous vantage points and locations around the city that I would not have otherwise visited. As we drove in between locations, he pointed out...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Doc M, Manager at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Many thanks. let me know when you return. Much more to photograph..

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

I recently traveled to San Fran and booked the Sunset Tour with Doc Miles. Unfortunately while traveling that day, I noticed the weather forecast was very bad and I contacted Doc. He quickly responded and we rescheduled for a Sunrise Tour on a different day....More

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Doc M, Manager at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

...and you went on to Yosemite and get some fantastic Firefall shots. I am glad you enjoyed our time together. See you next time. Happy shooting, Doc

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We paid $600 US (two of us - $300 each) for a five hour tour of the best spots in San Fran from 5 PM to 11PM. Well worth it. Instruction where needed was provided.
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