Photo Tours


Enjoy a fun morning 4 hour walking photo tour of Santa Monica & Venice Beach

Available Dates : Sept. 28  – Nov. 15, 2018
Workshop Fee: $ 175 per person, $ 250 for 2 people. Includes a critique at the end of each session and a copy of Ebook on Photography Basics.
What to bring : Any DSLR or latest Smartphone like Iphone X or Galaxy 8

Topics Cover: Basic photography skills- lighting, exposure, composition, How to use those fancy doodahs on your camera, How to prevent blurry shots. How to compose those colourful travel postcards? Why flash improves your photo quality? How to photograph your friends and family in front of famous attractions? Our photo tours are a lot of fun and informative. Your photo instructor is a full-time working photographer who has been teaching the Photo Safari workshops for the last few years in San Diego, San Francisco, & New York. Elle G. also works as a fashion & movie photographer in both LA and New York. When he is not working with clients, Elle is teaching private photo workshops with his students in Southern California.

Photo Itinerary:  Starts at 730 am or Noon

Meeting Place: Morning photo safari meets at Venice Beach

Cafe Collage
1518 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

Directions to Cafe Collage

We start a 30-minute orientation on Photography Basics: Lighting, Exposure,& Composition. Then we go to Camera Basics and learning the Triangle of Composition: Film Speed, Shutter Speed, and Aperture.You will practice your exposure skills using shutter & aperture priority in Santa Monica Pier. The subject matter is travel, people, seascapes,& closeup.

After Santa Monica Pier, we will walk down to Venice Beach boardwalk to photograph the colorful characters and fun outdoor stuff to do in Southern California. You will be learning how to shoot fast action photos & practice your composition skills at Muscle Beach, the Skate Park, and the many cool shops in Venice Beach.

Photo tip: If you loved people watching and people photography, Venice Beach is the most fun place for
taking pictures of street characters. Be sure to have One Dollar Bills $$ handy as these street sellers arem mostily starving artists and any donation is appreciated.