Experience this unique photography tour in Seattle
The Photography Walking Tour in Seattle is a unique and fun tour that will educate you about Seattle while providing mini photography lessons helping you become a better travel photographer. Taking pictures is not the only "focus" of the tour. This is also a sightseeing city tour which includes some out of the way surprises that you might ordinarily miss on your Seattle visit. Think of the tour as a learning experience to help realize your full potential as a photographer along with educating you on Seattle's history. Regardless of experience level or camera type, the tour strives to ensure everyone's travel photography is improved.
This interactive walking tour will take you to locations where you can create your own iconic Seattle photographs. Experience the historic waterfront with the panoramic views of Seattle and the Puget Sound, creating lots of photo opportunities with the busy maritime traffic and local marina.
Your tour guides are accomplished, award winning photographers along with being seasoned travelers, who will help to create a most memorable Seattle visit for you. They'll teach lessons in composition designed to help you see better and take better photos, without all the technical jargon.
A city full of amazing sights...
Today you can still feel the buzz and excitement of a public market as you tour through the many levels of sights and smells of the market. Experience the uniqueness of flying fish at the world famous Pike Place Fish, to the colorful flower vendors and artisans. You'll see the perfect locations to capture it all.
Cobble Stone Streets
Guides will help you explore all the little nooks and crannies in Seattle, from the cobble stone streets and alley ways to the infamous Gum wall. Your adventure will take you by the hammering man to the steps down to the waterfront where the busy marine activity of ferry and cruise ships, will fill up your viewfinder.
All skill levels
Whether you only have a point and shoot or a "prosumer" camera, this tour is perfect for all photographers. You'll be taken on the paths less traveled so you have a chance to see many of the unique sights often bypassed. The local history lessons and easy to understand composition tips make for an ideal tour.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the walking tour?
The walking part of your tour last almost 2 hours and is approximately 1.6 miles. The tour route has been designed to include minimal steps for an easy walk throughout the city. Your guide will spend about 45 minutes helping with feedback while shooting in the market. This is more of a relaxed time and allows you to shoot with the skills you earlier learned and you are free to wander around as you see fit. Guides are always available for feedback during this time.
What about wheelchair and strollers on the tour?
Since this is a walking tour taking you through alleys, steps and cobblestone streets along with a crowded Pike Place Market, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed.
Can we bring tripods?
Tripods present a problem due to the crowded market area. Small tripods that normally are no more than 6 inches tall are fine if you want to create some panoramic photos. Tripods are great for getting some night shots after the tour, so it is advisable to have them for your trip to Seattle, just not on the tour.
How big are the groups?
Tour group size is limited to 8 adults. Because of the type of tour, individual help is often required for feedback and suggestions. Limited group sizes ensure you receive a quality tour.
How many batteries should I have?
Please bring enough batteries to shoot for the three hour tour. Due to the many variations of digital camera batteries, it's not possible to provide extra batteries, but there are local camera stores where you can buy them ahead of the tour.
How many photos can I be expected to shoot?
This all depends on your style of shooting, but bring enough memory chips for at least 200 pictures.
Is this a workshop?
Photography workshops can be an intense learning experience and this is far from that type of format. Each location will have a mini lesson, where a few minutes are taken to explain simple composition concepts to the group along with history and background of the location. You are then free to shoot and ask questions from the knowledgeable staff. The tour is fun and light without all the complexity of a workshop.
Are bathrooms available?
You'll always be in close proximity to public restrooms throughout the tour.
What will the weather be like?
Seattle is one of the best places to be during the summertime. It seldom gets over 90 degrees and or below 50. Cold winds do come off the Puget Sound and there is a fair share of rain as you might have heard. It is advisable to protect yourself and your gear in case of rain.
~ The use of recording devices such as tape, audio and video cameras are not allowed.
~ Make sure you have enough batteries charged and extra memory chips to last for the 3 hour tour.
~ The tour cannot be held liable when photographic subjects described do not become available for photography during the tour due to events or weather beyond our control.
~ Further, the tour cannot be held liable for weather which may make photography difficult or impossible.
72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick-up. There is no child rate; however, children ages 9 and under are free. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-305-9617.