Doc Miles Photo Tours
Doc Miles Photo Tours
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4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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.
San Francisco, California

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davmar97
Binghamton, NY113 contributions
Feb 2020
Doc Miles gave us a fantastic tour of the SF area. He is so knowledgeable about the area and its history and has many interesting and enlightening tales to tell. He is a master photographer and top notch tour guide. I would recommend Doc Miles Photo Tours to anyone visiting San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Written February 18, 2020
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JimboCP
Birmingham, AL1 contribution
Aug 2021
This was simply a perfect outing for me!

I’ve always been fascinated by photography and within the last year purchased a much more advanced camera. Out in San Francisco on vacation, my wife suggested I find a photographic tour…something I’ve never done before, so I didn’t really know what to expect.

A quick Google search and Doc’s name came up first on the list. Through a simple scheduling area on his website, I was easily set up for a 4 hour tour the very next day.

Doc arrived to pick me up from my hotel about ten minutes earlier than scheduled…says a lot for how someone does business.

My first impression of Doc proved to be true of his personality throughout the tour….very personable and easy to converse with. As our tour went on I realized we shared the same sense of humor so we had some great laughs as well.

My tour included some iconic San Francisco shots as well as others that Doc had personally scoped out….I’ll go ahead and say that every single location produced spectacular shots! Doc’s input concerning composition and settings at each location along the way was greatly appreciated.

Being an amateur wanting to up my game, I didn’t feel intimidated at all in asking what I thought were some basic questions for a seasoned professional. It turns out that Doc enjoys teaching, so any question is highly encouraged. I also learned that he offers workshops outside of his tours. In fact, his most popular workshop has been on iPhone photography. He’s extremely well versed in Lightroom as well.

This tour FAR exceeded my expectations. Because of the combination of Doc’s knowledge and ease of explaining things, his professionalism, and personality…I plan on signing up for some destination tours of his in the future (national park outings).

In short, I HIGHLY recommend a tour with Doc!

Jimbo from Alabama

Written September 18, 2021
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Rob D
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
Sep 2021
Everything about this workshop was a great experience. I would highly recommend.

Communication-
Prior to booking the tour and after it was booked the communication with Doc was easy and timely.

Tour-
Doc is very knowledgeable and personable which made the experience that much better. We went to a number of really interesting spots and captured some great photos. I had some gear issues and Doc went out of his way to assist which I truly appreciated.

Extras-
After the tour (later that night), Doc followed up with me about the locations we visited, food recommendations and helpful information about a trip that I was going on after the tour. He also helped me obtain a part for my tripod to ensure that I was able to have something available for the next part of my trip.

I would book this tour again and have even inquired about his other offerings.
Written September 12, 2021
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JillT72
United Kingdom6 contributions
Aug 2019
Doc is a really great guy and we had an amazing time. My husband and son came along for the trip and were so glad that they had. Doc took us to locations that we would otherwise not have seen and knew all the best places to get amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm very much an amateur photographer and he helped me with settings on my camera when I wasn't sure, as well as helping whenever I got in a tangle with my tripod ;) We had been slightly worried about the weather as the fog was so thick in the morning but it cleared up completely, we couldn't have asked for better conditions for taking photos.
Doc's knowledge of San Francisco is second to none and my husband commented afterwards that he had learnt more about the city from Doc than he had from the tour guide on our tour of the city earlier that day. He also spent more time with us than we expected.
I would highly recommend this tour, it is so worth it.
Written August 20, 2019
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It was a lot of fun and I am so happy the wether turned out to be great. I hope you enjoy the images you were able to capture. All the best, Doc
Written August 21, 2019
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Nancy K
New Orleans, LA8 contributions
This was a great experience for my husband and me. Doc picked us up at our hotel and brought us to some fabulous sites for photos. He gave some great tips to my husband and taught him some things about his camera that my husband didn't know he could do. This was a one-on-one experience. We really enjoyed our time with Doc and appreciated his knowledge of San Francisco and photography. Definitely worth the money!
Written February 26, 2020
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Harry
5 contributions
Nov 2019
Doc knew the best locations and views and was very helpful and patient. He did an outstanding job and was very knowledgeable. I would rate him awesome!
Written November 2, 2019
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I am pleased you enjoyed the tour. I hope you enjoy the photos and the rest of your visit was enjoyable.
Written November 3, 2019
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Wendy L
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Sep 2019
We did the sunset tour with Doc and loved every minute. Doc showed us a variety of vantage points for the iconic photo shoots of San Francisco as well as showing us other locations and attractions that were not frequented by loads of tourists. Doc is an accomplished photographer, able to provide tips to improve shots and allowed us plenty of time in each location. A very worthwhile experience. thanks Doc
Written October 11, 2019
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Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoyed meeting you both and getting some great photos for you. Doc
Written October 12, 2019
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Ian
Falkirk, UK12 contributions
Sep 2019
Without a doubt the highlight of many highlights we had in San Francisco. I booked the sunrise tour with Doc and he took me to various excellent vantage points across the city, which as a tourist are not normally accessible or known. In addition to his considerable professional photographic experience Doc is also a very accomplished tour guide and provided a running commentary on the journey between sites. I managed to get the holy grail shot of the fog at the Golden Gate bridge as well as numerous other once-in-a-lifetime images. Will definitely book again and hopefully to one of his astronomy workshops. Thanks Doc.
Written September 17, 2019
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Keith H
Delray Beach, FL32 contributions
Aug 2019
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 is excellent. He is a skilled photographer available for suggestions on technique or settings. Will hire him again on return to the city. Highly recommend his tours.
Written August 18, 2019
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Thank you for those nice comments. The weather was perfect for a sunrise. I am glad you got some nice shots. I hope to see you again. Doc
Written August 19, 2019
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Mary D
Maastricht, The Netherlands23 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Doc is an excellent instructor and took us to the best views of the city. He was so accommodating- letting me borrow a professional camera and tripod and bringing me to the airport. I’m thrilled with my photos. Absolutely 5 star service. I hope to be back next year for his Yosemite tour! Highly recommend. Despite only having a half day of free time on my work trip, I am so happy I chose to spend that time with Doc.
Written January 28, 2019
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Thank you so much for the nice comments. I look forward to seeing you again and going to Yosemite. Be well, Doc
Written January 31, 2019
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