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This tour is for those who want to see something a little different than your typical San Francisco sight-seeing trip.
If you want to get off the beaten path and visit the unique neighborhoods of this diverse city, see some of it's sweeping panoramic views, and learn and take great photographs of it all, this tour is for you.

Locations we will visit on this tour include South of Market (SOMA), China Basin, Potrero Hill and the "real" crookedest street, the Mission, Dolores Park, the
Castro neighborhood, the Haight neighborhood, Grandview Park, Golden Gate Park and The Presidio. We will
end the tour by exploring the cities best view at the Marin Headlands lookout with the Golden Gate
Bridge in the foreground.

Tour Details and Pricing

Duration of Tour: appx. 5 hours, 11am - 4:00pm Tour Price: $100.00 (please bring your own snacks and/or liquids and remember to dress warmly)

Pick-up and Drop-off location: Market @ 5th Street (901 Market St - Powell Street BART station)

After a brief introduction at our pick-up spot we will travel by van to each location. Upon arrival at each stop we will have a 10 to 15 minute lesson on various photography subjects such as composition and lighting. After each lesson we'll spend appx. 15 minutes practicing what we've learned by photographing the surrounding San Francisco site. Then while traveling to the next location you will learn more about this amazing city of San Francisco, both historical and current, from your local tour teacher, Patrick Herms.

Tour group size is limited to 6 individuals in order to provide an intimate experience. This gives you a great opportunity to ask unlimited questions about your camera, photography or anything related to San Francisco's rich history or it's current city happenings (i.e. where are the cool places to go out and have fun, day or night).
Your tour teacher, Patrick Herms, has been a photographer for 15 years, professional photographer for 8 years, and has lived and given tours in his favorite city San Francisco, for the past 10 years.

Upcoming Tour Dates and Reservations

Email Patrick for upcoming tour dates at:

All photographs below were taken on previous tours by
students and your photography tour teacher, Patrick Herms.

Mosaic stairs at Grandview Park Panoramic from Grandview Park Mural in the Mission Balmy Alley, The Mission Student in Balmy Alley
Mas Murals The Mission District  B&W Pano Looking at Golden Gate Park Through the Trees
Angled Images Victorians in the Haight District A Moment, Grandview Park Plants in the neighborhood Instruction Time
Lower Haight Victorian Shooting and Learning Classic Victorians Grandview Pano Chruch from the Hill
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