Downtown LA


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


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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.