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San Diego - Oct 2015 Coast2Coast



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”.

We provide:

  • Local / insider knowledge of beautiful photographic locations in San Diego
  • Access to 2 professional photographers for hands-on instruction, both in the classroom and out in the field


This workshop is held by San Diego Photography Workshop
in partnership with Chris Marquardt Photo Tours & Workshops

Coast 2 Coast

This workshop is part of the 2015 Coast 2 Coast tour with Chris Marquardt.

Oct 02-04 2015: Creative California - San Diego
Oct 09-11 2015: The Real New York Inside/Out



Friday, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

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!

Saturday, Oct 3, 7am - 8pm

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.

Sunday, Oct 4, 6am - 4pm

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.


Title: San Diego - Oct 2015 Coast2Coast
Start: Oct 02 2015
Duration: 2.5 days
Location: San Diego, CA
Language(s): English
Host(s): Chris Marquardt, Sonny Portacio
Min Participants: 6
Experience required: basic
This workshop/tour is completed.

Photos from this tour/workshop:

» Photography by the participants
» Photography by Chris Marquardt

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  • Workshop
  • Hands-on work and face to face instruction
  • Two instructors
  • Entrance fees where required

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from San Diego
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast/dinner
  • Anything that's not explicitly included above

Social Media

We've set up an Event for you to join:

» San Diego G+ Event

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
Tel: +1-619-543-9000

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

Check-in: 02-OCT-2015
Check-out: 04-OCT-2015

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.

Expected Weather

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.

» more information

Expected Light

October 2015
Sunrise: 6:44 pm
Sunset: 6:32 pm

Visiting San Diego with a partner?

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!











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