San Francisco Photography Class

Learn about the city that's so easy to love with a professional photographer as your guide. Explore the visual richness of San Francisco during a four hour photo walking tour of Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. It's perfect for those who love photography and want to capture the excitement and history of these vibrant neighborhoods. This tour is designed to maximize photo possibilities with an eye to the visual icons of San Francisco. Plus, learn about San Francisco's earliest history, its ethnic communities, the Beats, architects and artists, and present day life in these real world neighborhoods. Led by Rick Gerharter, a working news photographer with 20+ years of professional photography experience and 30+ years of living knowledge of San Francisco's history, politics, culture and social dynamics.

Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route.

Your San Francisco tour options:

  • San Francisco Highlights

    Highlights:  San Francisco is a visually wonderful city, and perhaps no neighborhoods are as visually exciting as those on this tour..

  • Meeting Point: Gates of Chinatown, Bush and Grant Streets, northeast corner
    Ending Point: Levi's Plaza
    San Francisco is a visually wonderful city, and perhaps no neighborhoods are as visually exciting as those on this tour. Every block offers rich visual memories: the oldest Chinatown in the Americas, views of Alcatraz Prison, the bridges, cable cars and hills, Victorian cottages on wooded stairways, and always, a lively street scene. Visiting North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, and Embarcadero.
    Duration:   4 hours, 4.25 miles, moderate difficulty with several small hills and one of 83 meters. (This is San Francisco, after all.)

  • San Francisco Architecture

    Highlights:  Architecture in San Francisco's Financial, Yerba Buena and Union Square Districts. This is a perfect tour for people who love architecture and love photographing buildings.

  • Meeting Point: Ferry Building (Embarcadero and Market Streets)
    Ending Point:Union Square
    Architecture in San Francisco's Financial, Yerba Buena and Union Square Districts. This is a perfect tour for people who love architecture and love photographing buildings. The tour will include numerous interiors of banks, hotels, stores and office buildings, rooftop gardens, and extensive information about the architects, history and cultural context of the areas.
    Duration:   4 hours