Bruce Getty

Custom Photography Tour

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Join Bruce Getty for a Custom Photography Tour of your choosing! Create your own itinerary.  Additional travel fees may apply for locations outside of the Bay Area.

Photography Tours are more so focused on location scouting and less on lessons. Workshops focus more so on lessons. Photo tours and workshops both include lessons and location scouting. 

Examples of locations for the workshop: 

Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands

Twin Peaks San Francisco

Mount Tamalpais for Fog 

Yosemite National Park, California

Santa Cruz

Northern California Redwoods 

Big Sur California 

Tours are for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Other days available upon request. If you would like a more customized workshop or desire a special location outside the immediate Bay Area, please contact me and I can build a schedule and price based on your needs. Multi-day tours are available. Scroll down for more details.

Designing Your Custom Tour

Starting Point

Once you purchase a session, I will email you and we will fine-tune the details of the tour to your needs. This will include getting an understanding of how best to make the day a success for you and to discuss locations, dates and transportation.

Cost/Time Breakdown

A custom photo workshop is charged by the hour which is $175 or $1,200 for a full day tour. There is a 3-hour minimum and I define a full day as sunrise to sunset.

Share with friends

We can design this to provide you with the ultimate private workshop from dawn till dusk or we can plan an amazing adventure for you and up to 3 friends. Additional guests fee may apply.


We will meet at a designated location or in some circumstances I can provide pickup and drop-off services. During the trip, I will provide the transportation from location to location.

What to wear

Starting with your feet it's essential to be comfortable so bring your favorite shoes or hiking boots. Don't forget that the Bay Area is known for its micro-climates and the weather can change by the minute depending on where we go. Dressing in layers is suggested and if water motion photography is one of your choices for the day, I would expect getting wet. I recommend bringing rain gear and/or a change of clothes.

What to Expect

We will focus on the location and timing. I have lived in the Bay Area since I was a child and know countless locations and angles to shoot from. We can also explore the photography practices you aren’t as familiar with.

Ideas for other styles of photography

  • Long Exposure
  • Nightscapes
  • Water Motion
  • Creating bursts from the sun, stars and/or city lights

Final Thoughts


A photo tour is not only a great photography experience, but it is also an adventure. We will drive to many locations and to get the best views, hiking will likely be a part of the process. Remember, it is up to you and your level of endurance and agility because this tour will be tailor-made to your needs.

I want my clients to be happy with their final product, so the location and subject can be your choice or mine. When I choose, I let the weather choose for me. The clouds and the tide levels tell me all that’s needed to find the perfect scene. Often, I will have clients that prefer to wait for the best possible conditions and we keep in touch until the timing is just right.

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