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San Diego Photography Tours

San Diego, CA, USA
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About San Diego Photography Tours
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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Jan S wrote a review Jul 8
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Julie crafted a wonderful private photography tour for us. We got some great shots of the wildlife, the coast and the cliffs, and we learned some different effects we could do with our cameras. But the big game changer for us was the exciting night photography! This is an area we have never delved into before, and Julie walked us through how to do it, from the settings to use on our cameras to the composition tips. We are so enthused about night photography now! Not only did Julie work with us in advance to create an itinerary to our liking and prepare us for what to expect, but she obviously spent a lot of time customizing a very detailed follow-up email which gave us some additional tips about some of the things we had learned throughout the day with her. She also sent some great resources for us to use in the future. Huge THANKS to Julie! She really helped us become much better photographers.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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LJ Girl wrote a review Feb 2020
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I learned SO much during my photo tour with Julie! She is a wonderful photography teacher and really helped me see compositions that I haven't noticed before. She gave me an exercise that assisted in my photo creativity. She shares many years of unbelievable experience, as well as being kind, patient, enthusiastic and fun. I love the locations she took me to and the photos.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Julie - Thank you so much for your review and for all of your kind words. It was my pleasure to show you around the locations and help you to learn more on your camera. I love your passion for photography and wanting to learn; I am thrilled that I was able to teach you new things and that you got some wonderful shots. Best of luck with your photography in the future ~ Julie K, owner
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Rachel S wrote a review Feb 2020
Lehi, Utah63 contributions28 helpful votes
We did a 4-hour tour with Julie in Balboa Park and Old Town. We learned quite a bit about the history of San Diego and also got some great photography tips. Julie was very professional and personal with a wealth of pre and post tour information. I was able to get some fantastic pictures. Next time we are in San Diego, I think we will do it again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Rachel: Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you were able to learn some new techniques to make more interesting compositions and take more creative photos. I thought that the pictures you took during your inaugural session of night photography were absolutely stunning. I am sure that it will be fun for you to try these out with your portrait photography business. King forward to our part two next time you come to San Diego. Cheers ~ Julie
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vickysadventures wrote a review Dec 2019
Katy, Texas81 contributions16 helpful votes
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Julie is awesome!!! I learn more from her during the tour than from my Photography profesor in two years. She take you to magical places where you can enjoy photography at its highest level. I need a Julie in every city that I visit.
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Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Vicky- thank you so much for your review. I love your enthusiasm toward photography so much. And I love that you are both "right brain and left brain. Your photos are very creative, and I was very impressed with your technical savvy. That said, I am thrilled that you learned so many new things and that you love the locations I brought you to. I'm looking forward to doing a part two during your next visit. ~ Julie
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Navigator295412 wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Julie provided the most wonderful tour of the Coast. It was absolutely fabulous. She picked me up at my hotel which was a blessing as I didn't have a car. She provided informational historical facts and about the places we photographed, and many of areas we passed by. We spent 4-5 hours photographing areas I could never have found on my own. She provided suggestions for placement of the tripod, camera setting and angles for creative shots. She is a top notch professional, who delivers a top notch tour. Absolutely worth the price.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours
Responded Dec 5, 2019
C: I am thrilled that you got so many amazing shots, especially in the secret location with all of the stairs, and the beautiful light on the beach. And I’m glad that you were so enthused about our time together and that you learned some new tips and tricks which you can now use for all your future photographic endeavors. Best of luck to you! ~ Julie
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