San Diego is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. With 70 miles of coastline and an exquisite mixture of urban charm and laid back beaches, this Southern California city has it all! From old world Spanish architecture to palm-tree laden ocean cliffs and urban skylines, there are endless images ready for you to capture, treasure and bring back to share.
Our workshop will explore some of the most gorgeous photographic nooks and crannies that San Diego has to offer. Join professional working photographers Chris Marquardt and Sonny Portacio on a memorable photo adventure where you’ll learn tips, tricks, techniques and strategies that will help you capture some of the most breathtaking images you have ever taken of “America’s Finest City”.
After an early dinner we'll meet and greet in our private conference room / classroom. We'll learn about each through our shared photos. We'll also go over some basic camera operations and concepts in preparation for our San Diego Photo Adventures!
We will kick off the morning with an early morning shoot at historic Balboa Park. We'll practice composition and have the opportunity to capture some magnificent Spanish architecture in this huge, photo-candy park! After lunch we'll head into our private classroom and learn more photography theory in depth. We'll explore long exposure photography and hear tips on how to photograph seascapes, landscapes. We'll leave the classroom to shoot the scenic Sunset Cliffs, and Ocean Beach Pier at sunset. We'll end the day at a local-secret, jaw dropping view of the San Diego skyline at night.
We'll rise and shine to shoot the sunrise at gorgeous La Jolla Cove then catch some breakfast nearby. We have one last visit to our classroom to review our photos then head out for lunch and a lesson on off camera lighting and portraiture Our whirlwind tour will end with our group picture with the San Diego skyline behind us across the bay.
We've set up an Event for you to join:
This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the other participants before the workshop begins. This Event is also a great place later on to share pictures and stay in touch
There's also an official hashtag for this event in case you want to tweet or post somewhere else: #creativecalifornia
We have a discounted block of rooms reserved in the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Our special room rate is $139 instead of $189. Our special rate also includes complimentary Internet during the stay.
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108
Call 1-800-682-6099 and mention “Captured Vision Photography” to receive the discounted group rate.
You can also book online on this group specific reservation page
Group code is CV1
Note: the block of rooms is limited, so book early! The block is reserved until 02-SEP, if it is sold out before that date, regular rates apply.
The San Diego weather in October is typically beautiful, the temperatures in October average around 66°F (low: 52°F, high: 88°F) with little precipitation.
Sunrise: 6:44 pm
Sunset: 6:32 pm
There is an amazing range of places to visit and things to do in and around San Diego. Contact us if you would like some suggestions. You won't be bored!
Author: Chris Marquardt