A Whole New View of Balboa Park with Snap Photo Tours

I’ve been to Balboa Park countless times; visiting the museums, going on field trips with my kids, or simply enjoying the gardens. I thought I had seen it all…that is until I signed us up for a photo tour of Balboa Park.

We went with Snap Photo Tours, who specializes in photo tours of some of San Diego’s best sights including: Balboa Park, Coronado, and the Gaslamp Quarter. Their guides are just as much experts behind the camera as they are on the tours themselves.

Learning the Basics with Snap Photo Tours

Learning the Basics with Snap Photo Tours.

Our two-hour guided tour started with basic photo tips and how to avoid taking the “tourist shot” (which I’m sad to say I was guilty of). After learning the basics, we headed over to many of the famous and not so famous landmarks of Balboa Park learning a new “trick” for taking photos at each stop. From lighting, to angles, to framing, we were taking great photos in no time!

Different Perspective of the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park

Different Perspective of the Organ Pavilion

One of my favorite stops was at the Organ Pavilion. I’ve walked past the Organ Pavilion numerous times, but never stopped to appreciate the details and lines of the building.

Exploring the Organ Pavilion

Exploring the Organ Pavilion

My two kids ages, 9 and 11 loved the tour and had a great time. I think they actually took better photos than I did.

Photo Tour of Balboa Park

A great shot of the kids that avoids the “tourist photo.”

> Find out more about Snap Photo Tours’ guided tours in Balboa Park

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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2 thoughts on “A Whole New View of Balboa Park with Snap Photo Tours

  1. I love Balboa Park! This place is very special to me, not to mention it’s absolutely beautiful. I have a blog myself (www.exploringsd.com). I’ll cover Balboa Park this spring and can’t wait to do it!

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