Master your DSLR Camera – Great beginners class in Old Town

Master your DSLR Crash Course for Beginners

Dates available :  Feb . 2 , 2019 – April ,28, 2020
All classes by reservations only. Reserve for yourself or for a group. Go from zero knowledge in digital photography to beginner basics in a few hours. Master your new Nikon or Canon DSLR complicated functions & learn from a working professional photographer
Meeting Place: Old Town. Meet at Living Room Cafe Time: 1- 6pm
Cost per student – $ 175 – Limited to 4 students max.
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Iphone or Android Photography Workshop

Learn how to shoot well-composed and exposed travel photos using your new Iphone X or any model Iphone and show them on Instagram

This is a 5 hour photo workshop for beginners. This will be a fun smartphone photography workshop for all ages.

Shot with a Nokia phone in San Francisco at Fort Mason Hostel

Shot with a Nokia phone in San Francisco at Fort Mason Hostel

What you need to bring :

  1. Iphone, Samsung, or any Smart Phone
  2. Notepad and pen for writing notes.
  3. External battery for Iphone. Portable battery chargers come in handy in a crisis situation when your cell phone juice runs out. Here are someportable battery chargers

Workshop Fee: Only $ 175 per person. $ 200 for 2 people. Maximum participants – 6 photographer
Dates & Location:  March 17 – May 18, 2019

All classes by appointment. Send email first.
Meeting Place : Old Town, Balboa Park, or La Jolla Cove.

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Apple Iphone 8

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While the design and display remain largely unchanged, the iPhone 8 is packing some serious cutting-edge hardware under the hood. Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip is incredibly fast. It combines two high-performance cores with four high-efficiency cores and has an Apple-designed GPU inside.

We found the iPhone 8 to be slick and speedy in navigation, apps, and games. Nothing we threw at it made a dent, whether it was an incoming call during a game of Asphalt 8: Airborne, which it handled gracefully, or jumping out of Netflix to read an email, the iPhone 8 took everything in its stride. Make no mistake, this is a powerful device.

You can book this workshop through my Cloud 9  Account.
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Welcome to the San Diego Photo Safari Site

Thank you for visiting my photo safari  website. Its been ten years now since I started teaching photo workshops from my base in San Diego, California. My big  thanks to David Luria from Washington Photo Safari who got me started in the business. I always wanted to teach people photography and art and my mentor  David made it possible. I also wish to thank my art instructors Olya Losina and Reed Cardwell for helping me become a better art teacher. I adopted many of the teaching methods from David and my art teachers to teach my unique hands-on photo instruction to over 2,000 students.

Also there is a new direction in our photo tours now as we are now offering 2-3 walking historical photo tours of San Diego. We lead an intricate route exploring what makes San Diego America’s finest city .We lead an A-Z sight-seeing tour exploring monuments, classic occurrences, Civil War history and the general nuances of details that riddle the city on a micro to massive scale. A flexible tour since we are not holding you to our every word, instead we encourage you to move freely, get close and explore as we open the floodgates and give detailed history, always emphasizing good photography first, and briefly answering any complex photo questions. We always give good advice on what else to do and where to eat in San Diego after this tour. A great way to entertain everyone in your visit. Without having to merely walk and listen, we’ll make sure we have everyone snapping and interacting with San Diego !

El-El Gamboa ( Chief Photo Instructor )
Founder of San Diego Photo Safari