Boost your photo-taking skills as you practice with light, composition, and technical ability at stunning locations.

Harborview, San Diego

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What You’ll Do

It’s easy to snap a photo on your phone, but it’s another thing to truly capture the moment using the perfect balance of light, composition, and technique. Get a solid foundation in photography alongside Mark Holmes, a photographer and author of the acclaimed book Digital SLR Photography eLearning Kit For Dummies, as you stroll to inspiring sites like the Star of India, the “Kiss” statue, Tuna Harbor, and more. On your walk, you’ll learn the secrets of the pros, such as how to capture light, use zoom and change perspectives, and create strong subjects or unusual views.

  • Pick Up Camera Fundamentals
    From white balance to the rule of thirds to optimizing forlight, uncover the tricks that experts use to snap gorgeous shots

  • Visit Breathtaking Sites
    Capture images at places like the ferry dock, the area surrounding the Midway Museum, the Bob Hope Memorial, and more

Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 4 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Mark Holmes Mark Holmes
Photographer

Mark Holmes first fell in love with photography when his father gave him a 35mm camera, which he used to capture his native Derbyshire countryside. His childhood interest in photography grew into a successful professional career. Today, Mark leads digital photography workshops and runs a business dedicated to product and business portrait photography. Equipped with a passion for the subject and years of experience, Mark has worked for companies such as HP, the London Stock Exchange, and Barclays Bank, in addition to authoring the popular book Digital SLR Photography eLearning Kit for Dummies.


Where You'll Meet

Tours begin at the downtown harbor. Guests should meet on the dockside at the entrance gangplank to the Star of India at the San Diego Maritime Museum.


When You'll Meet

You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 22
  • Friday, February 28
  • Saturday, March 1
  • Saturday, March 8
  • Friday, March 14
  • Saturday, March 15
  • Saturday, March 22
  • Friday, March 28


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    Harborview

    1414 North Harbor Drive

    San Diego, California 92101

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In a Nutshell

Mark Holmes, a photographer with over 25 years of experience, shows you camera basics as you capture images at landmark locations

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 28th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Camera tripods are welcome, but not a requirement. Open to all photographers of any level of experience. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Harborview (2250.6 miles)

    1414 North Harbor Drive

    San Diego, California 92101

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