Doc is a working commercial photographer, who will not only take you to amazing locations, but also show you how to compose and achieve “keeper” photographs
Doc Miles offers a variety of tours.
San Francisco - Private Sunrise Tour - 3 Hours $300 - 4 Hours $400
Ride along 1 person $25
San Francisco - Private Sunset Tour -3 Hours $300 - 4 Hours $400
Ride along 1 person $25
The Tours are designed to suit the skills of you, the photographer. This is a private tour assuring you have enough time to compose and capture the best photos possible.
Doc will advise, if needed, on setting and composition. He is is familiar with most camera brands and models to help you get the most out of your equipment.
Transportation to and from your hotel or place of lodging in a new Land Rover Defender.
Avoid contact with packed tour buses and multi-passenger vehicles. Doc Miles Private Tours are the only way to see San Francisco.
Need a tripod? Doc can supply one at no extra cost.
Customized for you:
Hard to find locations
The best time of day
Pro Tips and Tricks
Pier 14 San Francisco
Doc has been providing tours for over 10 years for clients from 38 different countries around the world.
Locations not found in any tour guide or on any tour buses.
By providing private tours, Doc is able to devote all his attention and knowledge to ensure you are safe and get great photos. San Francisco is as safe as any large city. There is very little violent crime. Car Break-ins are a problem, but we do not go to unsafe places and are always watchful for you and your equipment's safety.
Sunrise and Sunset - When The Light Is Perfect
5:00AM Start - Blue Hour & Sunrise
Late Afternoon to Blue Hour - Start Times Seasonal with Sunset Times
What They Are Saying About Doc Miles Photography Tours of San Fransisco
"A huge thanks to Doc for letting me come along and to Martin for putting up with me for the morning. Both guys are great photographers so make sure you check out their sites. If you’re ever in the San Francisco area and you want a photo guide, make sure you give Doc a call. He rocks!
Have a good one!"...Matt Kloskowski.
"Amazing tour! The entire trip was nothing but an exciting anticipation of where Doc would take me next. I really appreciated the uniqueness of this tour, shying away from the rudimentary "tourist traps", opting instead for the unique and stunning photographic experiences/opportunities.'...Brad
"There was an organic flow to the day, and he got shots that I didn't even realize could have been taken." ...Erin M.
"I have been on several photo shoots with Doc Miles. He knows the locations and the best times to get there. His knowledge of photography and post processing is sure to help any level of photographer. If you are looking to increase your skills or just looking for that secret location I would highly recommend to contact Doc Miles Photography Tours for a unique adventure."... Doug. W.
"I have been on several photo excursions with Doc and have recommended him to several people. Everyone has been excited about the results, whether shooting the San Francisco bay area in some of the best locations and times of day, or creating memorable photos shoots with friends"... Jennifer A.
"He is easy to work with, patient, kind, and an incredible photographer! I could not have been happier with his services." ....Jennifer B
"Wow, Fantastic, an experience that I'll never forget. I learned tons, you reminded me of things I used to do and know but had forgotten with my photography.".....Mike
"I toured San Francisco with Doc on several occasions. Doc really knows the best vantage points in the city and helped me take some great shots even when the weather was not cooperating! Thanks Doc."...Martin Smith / Mr. Smith World Photography
"I really had a great time and I have been raving about it since I got back." ...Tim G.
""Getting geared up for the sunrise photography tour with Doc Miles...... If you own a DSLR camera.... Even if you don't know how to use all of the settings..... I would highly recommend taking this tour with Doc.... He takes you to the cool places to get the shot.... And helps u get the right settings"...Brandi M. -KY
"Yours was the first Photography tour I had been on - and I am now a convert - We got to spots that weren't available to tourists without assistance - and in general had a lovely time doing that - so thank you." Annette J.- NZ
"Awesome evening, really, I loved every second of it. Thanks a million. My photos look great albeit thru the viewfinder." -John F. -NYC
"Thank you Doc for making our day in San Francisco snapping photos memorable. I have used a number of photo guides and Doc ranks up there. I took the sunrise and sunset photo shoot with him and he let my wife come along with us for free. He took us to some of the areas that I wouldn't have been able to go by myself without an experienced local. His fees are very reasonable and he is a great instructor. Very highly recommended."