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Address: Suite 2156, San Diego, CA 92103
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San Diego Photography Tours offers walking photo tours and photo tours by...

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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Valuable and fun experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Minnesota
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 truly appreciated not only the time I spent with her, but also her excellent follow-up... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

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 you during your other days here while you visited some of the other attractions of... More 

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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a bit. The only thing that was a little frustrating was that we were hoping... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

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 tour. It was great to show you some parts of La Jolla you hadn't seen... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 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 to share about the 3 areas of San Diego that we visited - the Gaslamp... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

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 to further enjoy some of the places I brought you to. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 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 of my camera I had forgotten about. She was able to arrange the meeting on... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

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! More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Julie provided an enlightening tour of downtown San Diego that would have been worthy investment of time and money just for the historic information she imparted. But that was just the beginning. She did an outstanding job of sharing her extensive knowledge of photography composition tips and tricks. She was very organized and included an excellent introductory package before the... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

Jim- I'm thrilled that our timing was good and you got to experience my secret special sunset spot for city views. And I'm happy that you learned so much both about on how to use your new camera better and ideas for improving composition as well as stories about San Diego's history. I hope to do a part 2 for... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was a great way to see San Diego with a little a bit history, as well. We were taken to areas we never would have seen as a tourist. She was patient and took the time to teach us so much about photographing. I wish I could take her on every vacation with me. Should I go be to... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

I loved your enthusiasm to learn and was impressed at how quickly you picked up shooting in Manual mode. Both of you are well on your way to being great photographers! I hope you have more time next time you are in SD to do a part 2. Happy Shooting! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

I had found this service while searching for things to do in and around San Diego, but to call it a service is to fall short of doing it justice. I recommend contacting Julie in advance of your planned stay, although I waited until we arrived. Julie was very accommodating and made time to arrange a tour fully tailored to... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

I am thrilled that I was able to help you learn how to work your camera in manual, and show you how to take beautiful long exposure night photography shots, too. You certainly have some wonderful souvenir photos of our beautiful coastal areas to treasure for years to come! More 

Arlington
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My tour actually started weeks before it began. After scheduling the date, Julie sent me a packet of information including handy tips on travel photography and a survey I could complete to describe my level of experience and any goals I had for the tour. For me, those goals were simple. I wanted to have fun, capture awesome images, and... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

Bob - Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review and I’m privileged to be your inaugural review. I'm thrilled that you learned so much during our tour especially since you are such a knowledgeable photographer. I hope you have the opportunity to do more photo tours in other cities, too; and of course, that you... More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

My Wife and I spent all day with Julie. It went fast. We went with intention of improving our photography skills. Its 2 weeks later and we are still saying that Julie brought us to next level. Not only did she show us some cool places in SD, but she was a pleasure to be around. She has a lot... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

Steven- I'm so glad that your drive from Hollywood to San Diego just for the day to do a tour with me was a worthwhile experience! It was delightful to spend the day with both of you - your passion for learning more about photography is inspiring and wonderful to be around! Happy Shooting! More 

Livermore, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

After looking at a few photography classes in the San Diego area we decided to take Julie's photography tour of the city. This turned out to be a great decision! Having been on photography tours of Edinburgh, London and San Francisco before, we were somewhat familiar with the format but this tour surpassed the others in improving our all-round photography... More 

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SanDiegoPhotoTo... J, Owner at San Diego Photography Tours, responded to this review

The three of you Scotsmen were a pleasure to meet and show around - both for San Diego and your cameras. And it was fun to experience the playful family competitiveness which emerged in the little photo challenges I gave you and your family members! I congratulate you on choosing such an educational yet enjoyable experience for your family to... More 

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