Visit LA and explore the historic Venice Canals and Venice Boardwalk with an LA native and local photographer Elle Gamboa. My 4-hour walking photo tour will cover the Venice Canal created by conservationist & developer Abbot Kinney. After the Canal walk, we will take a short Uber ride to Venice Board Walk and explore this alternative and very creative community of shop owners, restaurants, artists, and skate boarders. We will also check out Muscle Beach and Venice Skate Park.
Dates available for the Venice Walking Photo Tour : Aug. 19 – Oct. 1, 2019
Cost of the 4-hour Walking Photo Tour : $ 199 per person. To book this photo tour, please send me email to email@example.com
Get directions to the Venice Canals ( California ) .Link here
Downtown LA 4-hour Instagram Photo Safari – A fun tour
This is a fun 4-hour walking photo tour of Grand Central Market, Angel’s Flight Railway, and the Last Bookstore. We will meet at 1 pm at Grand Central Market for your 30-minute Photo Orientation on using your new smart phone. Take many selfies with your phone while learning how to Use your phone camera and learn about the history of downtown LA from your photo Instructor Elle Gamboa and long-time LA resident. We will also have time for a foodie Adventure at Grand Central Market ( an indoor market with many food vendors ) and some shopping. Throughout the walking tour I will be giving useful photo tips & constructive critiques of your photos on Instagram. You will return back home with well-composed, sharp photos that will impress your friends and family.
What you will learn :
Exposure and composition Manipulating light and shadow Framing architecture photos of buildings, monuments, & details Portrait photography composition with flash or no flash Learn proper video techniques with your Iphone or Android How to edit photos with apps like Google Snapseed, Prisma, or VSCO
Cost of the photo tour:
$ 199 for 1 or 2 people, $ 299 for 3 people. $ 349 for up to 4 people. This is a 4-hour walking photo safari. Bring comfy walking shoes
Avaialable dates for the photo tour : August 28 – Sept. 28, 2019
A little history of the Venice Canal
This is the Los Angeles version of Lombard Street. A Venice Canal to Venice Beach, and vice versa path. It goes from 25th Ave. on Venice Beach, passes walk street homes to a LA City Crosswalk. The Crosswalk takes you down a windy path to a straight path and you end up on the Historic Grand Canal in Venice. The Canals were originally built in 1906, and restored in 2009. The restoration of the Venice Canals took 9 years of work by the Venice Canals Association. It was paid by the homeowners as a property owner sponsored assessment district. Homeowners paid half the cost of the restoration, and th city of Los Angeles the other half.
The Venice Canal Venice Beach path was built as a result of the Venice Canals Foundation, VCF. The VCF was founded by members of the Venice Canals Association,. Funding was provided by neighbors, The California State Coastal Conservancy, and the City of Los Angeles beautification fund. The Beach Access Path, it’s gardens, etc. are maintained by the Venice Canals Foundation, a 501c3 non profit that has a board made up of community volunteers.
X Galanty – LA local Guide
Experience Los Angeles from the eyes of an LA native and travel photographer. If you loved to take pictures and travel, then this is the tour for you. You will learn about the colorful history of the different LA neighborhoods while your photo tour guide gives you tips on composition, lighting, and exposure.
Dates available : Aug. 21 – Sept. 30, 2019… Tour starts at 730 am and 2 pm Cost of the 4 hour photo tour – $ 175 per person, $ 275 for 2 people
What to bring : Any DSLR camera with basic lens, point and shoot, or any smart phone What you will learn – Exposure & creative composition. Travel, street photography, architecture, interiors, portraits, abstracts.
Our schedule of stops will be: Hollywood Walk of Fame Michael Jackson’ Star ( he has 2 stars )
Then we will ride the Red Line Metro train to Pershing Square and walk to these locations
Grand Central Market – Enjoy the various eateries here like Eggslut, Sticky Rice & G & B Coffee. China Cafe is known to have the best place for breakfast. The building is owned by a Beverly Hill developer & receives 2 million visitors a year
Angel’s Flight ( shortest railway in the world )
Historic Theater District – before WW11 was LA downtown movie capital
The Last Bookstore ( combination book/art gallery )
Important travel tips : Don’t rent a car unless you really have to. Parking is horrible in a lot of the popular attractions. Taking Uber and the Metro subway is faster.
Master your DSLR Camera in this fun Walking Photo Safari of Santa Monica & Venice Beach
Available Dates : August 22 – Sept. 30 , 2019 Workshop Fee : $ 175 per person ( Payable via Paypal ) Maximum participants: 6 people. You can book as close as a week in advance for a tour. This is a combo walking/uber photo safari. We can meet at either Santa Monica Pier or Venice Beach Board walk and take a short Uber ride to the next location.
Requirements: DSLR Camera like Nikon, Canon, or Sony, Standard kit lens ( 18-55mm ), a prime lens ( 50 mm ), and Telephoto lens
This is great and fun 4-hour walking/driving photo tour starting at Hollywood and Highland. We will be meeting at Michael Jackson’s star next to the TCL Chinese Theater. We will take some cool photos and fun selfies on the famous walk of fame on Hollywood Blvd. After an hour of shooting in Hollywood we will drive or Uber to Griffith Park Observatory, one of LA’s top Landmarks and has a commanding view of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA. The nighttime view of downtown LA is spectacular from here. After 2 hours at Griffith Park, we will head to downtown LA to take a foodie tour of the Grand Central Market. Save that hungry belly as this popular downtown market as everything from Chinese food to Mexican tacos to peanut Butter sandwiches.
What you need to bring to this photo tour :
Any brand DSLR like Nikon, Canon, Sony. Also mirrorless cameras. You will need a long telephoto lens . ( 200 – 300 mm ) to be able to shoot the Hollywood Sign from the observatory.
What you will learn on this tour :
Triangle of exposure ( relationship between film speed, shutter speed, & aperture. Shooting manual versus auto exposure Shooting manual focusing versus auto focus Composition techniques like rule of thirds, leading lines, frame within a frame.
Los Angeles – Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer
Forget selfies and pestering strangers, your own personal travel photographer will capture your journeys in a contemporary and candid style. Return home with amazing photos of your travels to share with friends and family.
Highlights of your Los Angeles Tours
Enjoy your own custom tour route based on your exact needs
Make the most of a personal, professional and local photographer to capture your travels
Avoid cheesy smiles or poses, only contemporary and candid photography
Benefit from your photographer’s knowledge of the local area
Receive your digital photos via an online gallery, within 5 working days
Meeting Place: Location will be decided by your photographer
Costs – $ 250 for up to 4 people
Payment must be paid via Paypal 2 weeks before your tour Duration – 2-3 hours
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Ready for a fun trip or out of town getaway to Los Angeles ! I offer several walking and driving/walking photo tours of my hometown, Los Angeles. Get to visit the most famous sites of Los Angeles from a local photographer’s perspective. I’m also a major foodie and I can take you to the best food trucks and hole in the wall restaurants of my city.
Below is a list of my most popular walking photography tour. I can also customized your photo safaris for both half-day and full day. LA has a great mass transit system and the
most popular attractions are accessible by Metro.
Getty Museum/ Santa Monica/ Venice Beach
The Getty is know for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. This tours ends with a nice walk of Santa Monica Pier.
Hollywood Walk of Fame/Griffith Park
Easily the most popular attraction in Los Angeles. Hollywood & Vine can be reach by Metro. Griffith Park has commanding views of LA.
Los Angeles has so much to offer. Check out Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Market, & the very cool bookstore/art gallery, The Last Book Store
Science Center is free to the public and the Exposition Park Rose Garden great place to practice nature & portrait photography. It’s also located next to USC and there are many affordable and great restaurants to eat. I recommend a 2-hour visit to this museum. Coming from downtown LA, there is easy access via Expo Line.