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Exclusive Venice Beach Photography Tour

Los Angeles, United States

Experience hosted by Josh

2 hoursHosted in English
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

This exclusive photography tour of Venice Beach, CA. will take you on a beautiful walk to all of the iconic spots of this world-famous location. You'll not only experience these culture-rich sites, but do it with a renowned Los Angeles photographer who can also help you capture it with the best angles and understanding of light and composition. We'll start with some the city's best coffee at Menotti's, see the Venice Sign and then head into golden hour beauty at sites like the skatepark, basketball court, the strand, Muscle Beach, the canals, the Venice Pier, ending with sunset at the beach. It's an experience you'll remember forever. And if you're into photography, it's a great opportunity to get some great shots and instruction from a pro.
Other things to note
This is both a site-seeing walking tour as well as a photography workshop. Feel free to come for either or both parts. I am a professional photographer and photography instructor, so you'll be in good hands, no matter what kind of equipment you bring. Or just come to enjoy the walk and views.
This exclusive photography tour of Venice Beach, CA. will take you on a beautiful walk to all of the iconic spots of this world-famous location. You'll not only experience these culture-rich sites, but do it with a renowned Los Angeles photographer who can also help you capture it with the best angles and understanding of light and composition. We'll start with some the city's best coffee at Menotti's, see the Venice Sign and then head into golde…

Meet your host, Josh

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I left a long and successful career as a Creative Director in advertising, where I worked on commercials and campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world, to pursue my passion for photography. Today, I do deep, engaged documentary photography assignments that have taken me inside with a Major League Baseball team for three weeks, on tour around the world with a rockstar, inside tents on Skid Row and traveling around the country on assignment to document American workers. I photograph events, like ComiCon, CES, the LA Marathon, Luftgekuhlt and many others and I also do fine art photography, having recently won Top Honors at The Spider Awards in Black in the Fine Art category. I teach documentary photography at UCSD, am an Artist-In-Residence at the Los Angeles Dance Project and am a Leica Akademie Instructor.
I left a long and successful career as a Creative Director in advertising, where I worked on commercials and campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world, to pursue my passion for photography. Today, I do deep, engaged documentary photography assignments that have taken me inside with a Major League Baseball team for three weeks, on tour around the world with a rockstar, inside tents on Skid Row and traveling around the country on assignment to document American workers. I photograph e…
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Fri, May 14
$44 per person
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$44 per person
Fri, May 21
$44 per person
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$44 per person
Fri, May 28
$44 per person
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$44 per person

Where you'll be

We will start with coffee at Menotti's, right underneath the iconic Venice Sign. From there, we'll see the Venice Skatepark, basketball courts, Muscle Beach and head over to the pier or canals, depending on the group's preference. Finishing off at the beach for sunset.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 63 reviews.

Jeanibop
February 2020
What a fun Way to spend part of the day. I would have been too shy to do this by myself, I am glad joshua knew the ropes and could show me some of the good photo spots. I got a lot of insight that I didn’t know about Venice. And it was a really good experience.
What a fun Way to spend part of the day. I would have been too shy to do this by myself, I am glad joshua knew the ropes and could show me some of the good photo spots. I got a lo…
Ewa
February 2020
It was great! Me as person having any know-how how to make good pictures - I could learn a lot simple but very useful advices. Furthermore, while we were walking I could learn small pic of Venice history which was great add on to the whole experience. I highly recommend Josh for your time in Venice!
It was great! Me as person having any know-how how to make good pictures - I could learn a lot simple but very useful advices. Furthermore, while we were walking I could learn smal…
Nicole
February 2020
This is a great experience at a great price! Josh is super knowledgeable and personable. I walked away with some good tips and great pictures. I highly recommend this experience! Great for locals or tourists
Andrius
January 2020
Josh made this photo walk really special. Not only I got to make a few good shots, I learned some new techniques, as well as could get really close to the basketball and skateboarding communities at Venice Beach. Oh, and the coffee place where it all starts is just beautiful. Awesome experience, totally recommend it!
Josh made this photo walk really special. Not only I got to make a few good shots, I learned some new techniques, as well as could get really close to the basketball and skateboard…
Ute
January 2020
If you want real insights about good photography this is the right event for you. Josh will answer any question and make sure you’ll get the shot. I also enjoyed learning about the history of Venice Beach. Fabulous time!
Álvar
January 2020
We had a great time with Josh around Venice. Came home with great pictures and new ideas to explore with our cameras. Thanks!!!

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Fri, May 14
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $44 per person
  • Fri, May 21
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $44 per person
  • Fri, May 28
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $44 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Camera

Sweater or jacket - nights can get a little chilly.