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Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour provided by San Diego Photography Tours

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Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-07-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour
Face masks required for all travelers in the vehicle at all times. When we are outside of the vehicle walking around, face coverings are optional, however, we must stay at least 6 feet away from each other. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Updated 20-07-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Master how to photograph San Diego’s outstanding coastal scenery during your private tour, led personally by Julie Kremen, an award winning professional photographer and certified tour guide and founder of San Diego Photography Tours. Read the reviews and see why she is top-rated on TripAdvisor. You will capture the essence of the late-day light and magical nighttime beauty of our stunning coastline on this private photography tour full of incredible photo ops. You will be taken to the most photogenic locations and vantage points at the best time of the day. Julie works closely with you before the tour to nail down exactly what you want to concentrate on so you can get the most out of your experience. You will receive loads of photo tips, tricks, and techniques to improve your photography skills and make your friends envious when they see your stunning photos!
  • You'll start at
    Piazza della Famiglia
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    La Jolla Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    La Jolla Cove
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Ellen Browning Scripps Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Torrey Pines Gliderport
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Piazza della Famiglia
    523 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Meet by the backside of the big fountain facing Columbia Street by the Little Italy Food Hall in the Piazza della Famiglia, West Date Street, Little Italy; 555 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101 Please call, text or What'sapp Julie if you are going to be late or cannot find it: +1 858/692-8402
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza della Famiglia, 523 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tripod provided
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Expert Photography Tour Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Child car seat not provided
  • Hiking boots or shoes with good tread recommended
  • Cameras not provided
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you have a child in your party under 8 years old, you must bring your own child car seat or booster seat, depending on their age. It is NOT okay for the child to sit on your lap.
  • You will be shuttled in a midsize car. If there are 4 adults in your party this might be uncomfortable since 3 sit in the back.
  • This tour has slippery stairs and uneven footing; please wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. Also, you might get sand and water in your shoes.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LJ Girl wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour
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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vickysadventures wrote a review Dec. 2019
Katy, Texas55 contributions16 helpful votes
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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4 Helpful votes
Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from SD_Photo_Tours, Owner at Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour
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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By: San Diego Photography Tours
Rachel S
Cool photography locations and lots of info!
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
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Double Benefit
I was fortunate enough to take two trips with Julie - what a learning experience! She taught me about composing my
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Life-changing Private Photography Sessions for 3 High School Boys
Julie took three novice photography students on several private tours teaching them photography techniques and stok
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Gary B
Tailored to your needs if you want
Julie was really great about figuring out what we knew about our cameras before we got to San Diego, about asking w
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Jennifer G
exceeded expectations big-time!
I can most highly recommend a tour with Julie! I flew into San Diego on business but had a day to explore this fin
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Julie is amazing. I learned so much!
For the holidays my darling hubby got me the best gift, a private photo tour with Julie Kremer of San Diego Photogr
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Richard E
4 hour Photography tour and Camera training
Julie was extremely professional and a great photographer. I had bought a new Canon 80D had lenses, but really need
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Amy A
Wonderful Photo Tour of Beach Areas in San Diego
Last week we visited the San Diego area and hired San Diego Photo tours for six hours on Monday. We had the most f
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Awesome experience
Julie was knowledgeable, patient and a great tour guide! The places she took me were awesome, and she tailored it t
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Jeff W
Fantastic 4 hour photo/tour with Julie
Took a really fun and very informative 4 hour private tour with Julie. In a very short time - she assessed my photo
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Peter R
So much to take away and practice!
Booked Julie for a pre-Xmas photography walk in San Diego with the emphasis on learning tips & techniques for creat
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Bernadette v
Private photography tour
I booked a five hour private tour with Julie. I wanted to learn how to improve my photography, get more comfortable
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Дмитрий Ф
Discovering unusual & exciting photo spots in San Diego
It was not my first time in San Diego, so the challenge of Julie was to find some great sunset spots, where I haven
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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 t
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Shani S
4 hour photography tour
We booked a 4 hour photography tour with Julie and for the most part we loved the tour. She was very thorough and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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