Chicano Park, San Diego

Chicano Park is a great location to see and photograph street murals in San Diego. It’s one of those rare photography spots in San Diego that has some interesting and rich historical significance. If you like shooting murals and street art – this might be a great spot for you. History of Chicano Park The history […]

Cuyamaca Rancho SP

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park makes a great daytrip from San Diego. It has miles of hiking trails among some woodsy forests, which is a nice change of scenery from most of San Diego’s desert-y brown hiking terrain. I’m not a big hiker, did you guess? So I need my hikes to have some gorgeous vistas, flowing streams […]

Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium’s jellyfish and seahorse exhibits are pretty fun to shoot and result in some gorgeous images. This is a sweet, little aquarium in La Jolla, California that makes up for it’s smaller size with quality exhibits. Plus, it’s not as crowded as bigger aquariums so you can take great photographs of the sea life […]

Windansea Tidepools

Skip the museums to photograph some beautiful sea life at the Windansea tidepools. Isn’t the real version so much better? This is an extremely family-friendly photo opportunity, so photographers traveling with kids will love this one! I took these photos at Windansea, an easy to access beach area between La Jolla and Pacific Beach. But San Diego has several […]

Balboa Park, San Diego

Do you get tired of sunsets and palm trees in San Diego? Head downtown for some Balboa park photography and capture a different side of San Diego. Balboa Park was originally just a city park, creatively named City Park! It was spruced up for a Panama-California exposition in 1915. Those expositions were a big deal back in […]

Surfers at Crystal Pier

I like to head to the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach to practice surf photography in San Diego. The pier makes it possible for anyone to get great photos of surfers with minimal gear. I’ll explain why in a second. Heads up though, the waves aren’t amazing here, and the surfers aren’t pro – you’re […]