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Doc Miles Photo Tours

175 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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11 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
6 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
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
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Doc picks you up in a roomy and clean Land Rover. He takes you to excellent sites for some night photography before the sunrise and then places for great shots of the city as the rising sun makes it glow. His knowledge of the city...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KLH598
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed every minute of our adventure exploring the San Francisco area for sunset and nighttime photography.

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JoeMaiolo
Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joe, It was a real pleasure and intellectual experience to meet you and get some nice photos. Doc

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time in San Francisco, and I wanted to make sure I could get some great photos of such a photogenic city. I wanted to get photos from more than the typical touristy locations. I was there for a conference and didn't...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Doc is fantastic. Great conversationalist, knows the sights, and incredibly helpful with ideas and tips. He packed more into the time than I could have imagined. I can’t recommend him highly enough. I’m going to contact him next time I travel here too; I want...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sarah M
Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We had a great night for shooting and I am pleased it turned out well. Doc

Reviewed June 18, 2019

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
Thank Elizabeth B
Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

It as a great time and I hope you win lost of places at you photo club. I hope to see you again. Doc

Reviewed June 2, 2019

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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Doc M, Owner at Doc Miles Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

Thank you I really enjoyed our time shooting. I hope you enjoy your photos. Doc

Reviewed May 23, 2019

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 May 24, 2019

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 May 23, 2019

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 May 24, 2019

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 May 24, 2019

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 May 24, 2019

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

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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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