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Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour

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This semi-private photography tour offers a myriad of photo opportunities of stunningly beautiful Lake Tahoe and the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Suitable for all ages and abilities, the tours are led by expert photographers who will share photography tips and their vast knowledge of the area to ensure you leave Lake Tahoe not only with treasured memories but images you will cherish forever!

Whether it's wildflowers, fall colors, raging waterfalls, or pure back country beauty, this Lake Tahoe photography tour will take you there!
  • Improve your nature photography skills with tips from the guide
  • Choose a half- or full-day tour to suit your timeframe and budget
  • Select the full-day tour to travel 72 miles (116 km) around the entire lake
  • Create your own photo souvenirs of Lake Tahoe
What to Expect
After pickup in the South Lake Tahoe area for your half- or full-day tour, your guide sets out to some of the region’s top natural attractions.
On the half-day Ultimate Scenic Tour, you’ll visit places such as a beach with views of Mt. Tallac, and the protected cove of Emerald Bay. The full-day Grand Tahoe Around the Lake Tour circles the entire lake for a comprehensive tour that provides abundant photo ops throughout the day.
Travel in a luxury vehicle with your small group on a tour that your guide can customize to accommodate a variety of photo interests.
Learn how to adjust camera settings such as shutter speed and exposure, and arrange the composition to get the photos you want. Subjects might include snow-covered mountains, wildflowers, or the immense lake from different angles, depending on your interests.
The Ultimate Scenic Half-Day Tour
After morning pick-up, your four- to five-hour tour begins at a beautiful Tahoe beach shadowed by the peak of Mt. Tallac. This area is also a wildlife sanctuary and you will be able to photograph many species of local birds, other mammals and possibly even bears.

In late Spring and Summer, wild flowers fill the beautiful meadow that lines the shores of Taylor Creek. In the foreground, Mt. Tallac watches over its many wildlife inhabitants. As the mountains and lakes beckon, continue back country lakes and beyond to spectacular waterfalls. Climb to an elevation of 8,800 feet to a high country ridge line with amazing views of Fallen Leaf, Lake Tahoe, and the Glaciers. Stop at local quaint stores that serve snacks and beverages.

Move on to one of the most photographed locations in North America, Emerald Bay. You will be taken to special spots where the allure, beauty and photographic opportunities are timeless. These areas are priceless and offer a great vantage point to cultivate your imagery. More beautiful waterfalls await, as you explore the natural beauty of this glacier carved masterpiece from many different spectrums.

The Grand Tahoe Full-Day Around The Lake Tour
This comprehensive seven- to eight-hour tour of Lake Tahoe centers on the 'Seventy-Two Mile Drive', known as "America's Most Beautiful Drive"! You'll be driven to the south shore of Lake Tahoe for your first glimpse of this stunning natural wonder nestled amongst the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The mountainous scenery unfolds to a beautiful Tahoe Beach at the base of Mt. Tallac and what lies ahead are back country lakes and waterfalls.

Your guide will show you Tahoe's very best areas to discover wonderful wildlife, colorful wildflowers, spectacular cascading waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, high country lakes and magnificent mountain views. Marvel at stunning 360-degree views of Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed spots in the world and the site of Lake Tahoe's only island.

Continuing northward down the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, see beaches with aquamarine colors and crystals clear waters and the filming location of Godfather 2, then enjoy a delicious lunch.

Drive onward to prestigious Incline Village, where you will climb a 9,800 foot pass to a lookout point that offers you unparalleled views of all of Lake Tahoe. As we continue through Incline Village, you'll see where "Bonanza", the famous Western television show was filmed. Just past the Ponderosa Lodge, you'll stop at Sand Harbor, a must-see location surrounded by big boulders and pine trees, and then conclude your journey home. A memorable full-day in Lake Tahoe awaits!
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All reviews keith price half day tour my wife and i off the beaten path great pictures professional photographer take pictures photography tour scenic spots his passion another couple new friends look forward beautiful scenery camera settings pictures taken capture the beauty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jim is awesome as he readily shares so much of his photography knowledge and expertise with each of us. There is always immediate feedback regarding composition and settings. Plenty of history surrounding Lake Tahoe is discussed, which adds even more meaning to our photos. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kprice112, Owner at Tahoe Photographic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tahoe Photographic Tours Guest. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review. I am very lucky to have Jim on our team and both of us appreciate the input that you provided. Thank you again and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the photo tour with Jim. He took us to some beautiful spots around Lake Tahoe that we wouldn't have found on our own. Loved the photos of the two of us in such a beautiful place!More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tracy M
kprice112, Owner at Tahoe Photographic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tahoe Photographic Tours Guest. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Jim is an outstanding member of our team and I’m extremely happy to hear that we were able to take you to some of the many beautiful spots that lake...More

Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Jim provides an unbelievable photography experience! We had door to door service, saw so many scenic spots and received private instruction with a fun and TALENTED (and patient) guide/photographer. Our photos are just breathtaking! Jim is the ultimate professional. Book it without any hesitation!More

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kprice112, Owner at Tahoe Photographic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tahoe Photographic Tours Guests.Thank you for taking the time to submit such a great review. A business owner is only as good as his /her employees and I couldn’t be more lucky than to have such a wonderful photographer in Jim. Not only are...More

Reviewed 12 July 2019

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary. This was a great trip for pictures. They took pictures of us and the scenery. The two of us were the only ones on the tour. Jim was our guide. We brought tripod camping chairs to sit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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KeithP2147, Owner at Tahoe Photographic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tahoe Photographic Tours Guest, thank you very much for taking the time you submit your review. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to celebrate your anniversary with you. We very much appreciate your input as it benefits all of our guests. I'm...More

Reviewed 5 July 2019

I had a great tour of the Lake with Keith, he took us to absolutely beautiful spots around the Lake. This tour is a Must Do while in Tahoe. Will do the tour every time I'm in Tahoe for sure.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kprice112, Owner at Tahoe Photographic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tahoe Photographic Tours Guest.Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. It is my sheer absolute pleasure to share this amazing place with our guests. . Thank you again for spending the day with Tahoe Photographic Tours and we look...More

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Sure no reason why not. You are driven from point to point with some walking at each location. Fun way to see the sights!
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