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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

For more email contact us at photosafari@inbox.com

Sample photo tour of LA with Cindy from Taiwan. I took her to California Science Center & the Last Book Store

Transportation Logistics in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a massive city so we usually arrange all our photoshoots on a location near each other. For example: Hollywood & Vine Walk of Fame & Griffith Park Observatory ( 10 min.Uber ride )

 

 

Public Transportation in Los Angeles

We have an excellent mass transit system in LA and fast and clean high-speed rail like the Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Gold Line, Purple Line. It only cost $ 8 a day ( including the Tap Card ) to get around LA. Leave your car or home or the hotel.

Go to LA Metro Website.

Half-day photo safari certificates are now available FOR SALE. These beginner DSLR workshops are 4 hours long and can be taken in the afternoon or in the evening ( night photo class ).They’re also available for Photoshop for Beginners or Lightroom Basics workshops as well.

Here are a few ideas for a photography class to give to your friend, family member, a loved one or a business associate

4-Hour Basic Digital Camera Basics for Beginners
4-Hour Photoshop/Lightroom Workshop for Beginners
4-Hour Night Photography Photo Tour of downtown Los Angeles
4-Hour Iphone/Android Photo Tour in Santa Monica/Venice Beach

Cost of gift certificates are only $ 175. Valid for 90 day use. Buy now.

This how we schedule all our photo safaris and photo workshops in Los Angeles.

Step 1 : Contact us via email or phone on what dates and which photo workshop or photo tour you want to attend.

Step 2 : Confirm the exact shooting date & location that you and our photo instructors are available. Usually, I do all the scheduling for all the photo tours & private workshops.

Step 3 : Pay for your photo tour/workshop through our Paypal link. Or we can send you an invoice. Once this is done, your photo instructor will contact you via email or phone to schedule your photo training.

Meeting your photo instructor on location

For all afternoon walking photo tours in Santa Monica or Venice Beach, we usually meet our new photo students on 3rd St. Promenade ( by the dinosaur.

For downtown LA, night photography, myself or Salomon will meet you at El Mariachi Plaza Gold Line exit. This is the best location to shoot the downtown 110 Freeway night shots.

Shoot street photography for fun and art inspiration

One of my big passions when travelling solo to a new destination is doing street photography.This type of photography (versus documentary photography) does not require a lot of planning.Street does involve getting out of your comfort zone. It requires that you develop good photography skills as you have to think and act quickly on any photo oppurtunity.

Street photography is exactly what the name implies, taking film photography of real people (strangers) going about their lives. However, street photography isn’t nearly as simple as it sounds. Unlike a controlled environment, your subjects don’t stop and pause for you, they don’t give you the exact expression you want, and they will probably have some reaction to you pointing a camera at them. Here are some tips to help you with street photography:

So here are couple of useful photography tips:

Let the subjects come to you.
Work the scene
Use a flash
Use a wide angle lens.
Get eye contact
Preset Your Film Camera Settings and Focus
Shoot From The Hip
Capture the unguarded moment
Direct the subject
Look for lines and patterns
Embrace negative space
Follow leading lines.
Use a faster film speed

You can read more from Erik Kim’s workshops here

 

 

For Inspiration, I follow this famous Street & Documentary Photographers.

Dotan Saguy
In 2015 Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur. Since then Dotan attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, the Missouri Photo Workshop and studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College.

Dotan’s award winning photographs have been published by National Geographic and many others. Check out his photo documentary on Venice Beach.