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Photo Walk Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Photo Walk Mission San Juan Capistrano

2 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
photo walk

Photo Walk Mission San Juan Capistrano

photo walk

Photo Walk Mission San Juan Capistrano

2 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our journey begins in early California mission life by strolling the grounds, creating and composing interesting images and reviewing the results. Included are macro shots of the lily pond, reflections, light and shadow, architecture, low light, composition, symmetry and a brief discussion of wedding photography if you are interested. Inside the chapel, each guest will work individually and quietly in low light. We will compare and discuss results outside after ample time to absorb the experience and apply techniques learned. Legend tells the story of how the swallows return to the mission each year in March. While fewer swallows return each year, guests will see "housing" to attract the elusive birds. Photographing in this California landmark is unique because of the historical exhibits, the architecture and the light - at all times of the day. Every guest can spend additional time at the Mission to experience deeply the early California lifestyle including Spanish Colonial Art, Native American life, the Bell Wall, ruins, agriculture, and cemetery.

Julie's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Julie

Julie

I am a passionate photographer, traveler, and educator with many years of experience. I am a Photographic Craftsman through PPA which means that I have earned my stripes for teaching. My goal is to give you an outstanding experience at Mission San Juan Capistrano. You will come away with knowing your camera better, understand lighting and how to set your camera to achieve the results you are looking for, and be more comfortable with composing amazing pictures. You will also learn a little bit of California history and appreciate the fact that you are actually here!

What's included

Tickets
Entrance fee

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Where you'll be

Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano - a California landmark, only mission in Orange County, where the swallows return every year. Authentic and unparalleled opportunity to learn and practice photographic natural lighting techniques, macro and architectural photography with that little photo angel on your shoulder!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Camera, charged batteries, memory card

More tips

Bring your DSLR or smartphone, hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. Arrange your own transportation - you can even arrive conveniently by train. The station is very close within walking distance.
Julie
Photo Walk Mission San Juan Capistrano
2 reviews
From $56/person
2 reviews
From $56/person