Saint Augustine Photo Tours

Saint Augustine Photo Tours

History & Photo Walking Tours

Explore America's oldest neighborhoods from a unique photographic perspective where the heart of this ancient city whispers to your imagination. Come away with the best photographs you’ve ever taken. 

Whether you're just learning to use a DSLR, a seasoned photographer, or a mobile phone camera enthusiast, Patricia helps you to focus your photographic eye for a better understanding of how to capture and express the beauty of this unique, historic city.

Our exploration begins at Saint Augustine’s traditional gathering place, Plaza de la Constitution where your ideas, photographic questions, frustrations, and desires are heard and woven into our time together. A few hours with me will change your creative perception you’ll see things you wouldn’t have before and know how to compose, expose for, and capture the quality images you have always wanted.

About Your Tour Guide

Saint Augustine Photo Tours are led by Patricia Bean, a local professional, published photographer, and licensed tour guide. Patricia's guidance will have guests spotting great photo opportunities wherever they go, thanks to her expertise in photography composition, as well as correct image exposure techniques. Tours can also be customized to accommodate, individual lessons, groups, parties, and more.

Meet Patricia 

I love showing people how to use their camera and to see everyday moments become pictures of a lifetime. To capture a subject in a different and creative way and to reveal unique hidden qualities through a photograph makes everyday subjects much more interesting and compelling. I have been leading workshops for over 20 years helping others improve their photography through a greater understanding of camera controls, composition, and light. I am a working photographer, digital artist, International Photography Exhibit Judge Photography Instructor Photography Business Owner and Licensed History Tour Guide through the city of Saint Augustine and I look forward to sharing my experience with you!

Join me, Patricia Bean, professional/published photographer and licensed tour guide for a fun and unique outing.

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  •   Is was a chilly and overcast day. However, Patricia made it a great day. While we waited for better weather, she taught me some photo editing tips. Wow. She even extended her time at the end. She listened, looked at my photos and suggested a great app. Wow! The walking tour was truly enhanced. She knows her stuff!

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  •   The photography walkabout with Patricia was great. Ours was a morning tour with generally harsh light that can occasionally make for uninteresting pictures. Patricia, though had a number of great suggestions on how to use shadows to make interesting pictures of the historic buildings in St Augustine. The background information on the city's history put our tour in great perspective.

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  •   Patricia was a fantastic host and teacher. I learned so much about story-telling via photos, composition, lighting and proper exposure for crisp and sharp photos. And- I got to learn a little about the history that makes this city so magical. This was definitely a unique way to marry my love for St Augustine and photography. I got more than I bargained for.... can’t wait to share my experience and upload these awesome shots to (Hidden by Airbnb) . Lol

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  •   Patricia was great! She gave us really good tips and explained some valid points! Highly recommend her!

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  •   Patty was fabulous. She took time to find out what kinds of things I like to photograph, and those were the areas she took me too. She had great tips and hints to make my photos better. I also liked that after I took a photo, she would look at it with me and explain what she saw. And then she helped me to take it again to make it even better. I loved the instant feedback / assistance. This was a great activity and I would do it again if we ever get back there!

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  •   Great walking photo tour!!! Learned so much about my I-phone from Patricia!!! Patricia was also very personable.

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  •   Patricia was amazingly patient with me as a compete novice. She generously shared her knowledge.

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  •   I booked this experience for my parents as a gift and they absolutely loved it! They had a great time with Patricia and learned a ton about photography.

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  •   Patricia was great to work with. She made sure I got the attention I needed and opened my mind up to look at scenes with a different perspective. Would definitely recommend this walk about for anyone visiting St. Augustine a d has an interest in photography.

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  •   From the very beginning of our meeting Patricia demonstrated a knowledge and appreciation for the history of St. Augustine I have not found anywhere else. And then there is the photographic help which is indispensable.

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Historic Neighborhood Tour

Captivate yourself in St. Augustine’s history while learning the art of photography as you are guided through some of the oldest neighborhoods in America. Logistically situated, St. Augustine stands proudly alongside the Matanzas Bay with the mighty Atlantic Ocean lapping against its shoreline. Located just steps beyond where she was founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, you will be led to photo-worthy nooks and crannies combining historical provenance to capture its beauty through the lens of a camera and/or cell phone with the aid of professional photographer, Patricia Bean.

Whether you’re an iPhone addict whose images require fine-tuning and a little more creativeness, an aspiring photographer who needs a little extra boost to perfect your craft, or you have a digital camera that begs to be removed from its original box and used to its full capacity, you will learn techniques that only a professional photographer can teach you. Imagine being able to take perfect photos every time that reflect a person, place, or thing that you want to treasure forever? Hiring a pro like Patricia will jump-start your visit to our great city while giving you a gift for life as you capture magnificent moments.


2 hours


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Evening Architectural Tour

Evening light brings out the best in architectural details, on this tour you will see and hear about the historic city in a way you wouldn’t expect; buildings from the early Spanish period together with majestic and graceful 1800's constructs that are strikingly beautiful in design. Discover the art in architectural photography.

And let us not miss the breath-taking light of sunset  shimmering upon the City Streets, the Marina, and the Bridge of Lions; so a brisk walk through the bustling downtown area take us past street musicians, narrow brick lined streets and a variety of shops presiding in charming historic buildings. This visually rich two hour experience gives you a true incentive for future photo possibilities here, and wherever you travel on your future photo adventures.


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One On One Walk-About

Improve you're photography skills and fine tune your photographic eye with a one-on-one instructional Photo Tour. Whether you’re an iPhone addict whose images requiring fine-tuning and a little more creativeness, an aspiring photographer who needs a little extra boost to perfect your craft or you have a digital camera that needs to be removed from its original box and used to its full capacity, you will learn capabilities and techniques that only a professional photographer can teach you. This few hours will jump-start your visit to our great city while giving you a gift for life as you learn to capture magnificent moments, take the mystery out of photography and learn what to look for and do for each image you want to create.

* This tour is a private tour available upon request ~ date and time to be discussed ~ Just you and your own Personal Photography Teacher seriously focus on photography skills ~ and have fun too!!!

One Person


* Private

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With Photos! ARRR!

Something new for Saint Augustine group gatherings. Imagine merriment and mischief as you stroll through the historic streets and back allies with your own personal Pirate. Paparazzi Patty aka instigator puts you in the limelight, camera in hand making all on lookers wonder what famous person is amongst you.

Great for family gatherings, friends, and bridal parties cherish the memories of having your own personal paparazzi capture candids and group pictures as you stroll around town with a pirate.

*This is a private group tour includes a group shot and portrait of each person with our Pirate, plus you receive a gallery of candid images.

per 6 person group


$25  each person over 6 

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Historic Saint Augustine
 Portraits & History Tour

Spending time with the special people in our lives is precious, professional portraits taken in the heart of our unique ancient city is priceless. Individuals, families, or a special group of friends will enjoy the stories, history, and architecture, that provide beautiful portrait backgrounds.
I don't just take great pictures of you I teach you how you can improve your picture taking skills while I am doing it. I make sure everyone looks their best, retouching is included with purchased images . You choose 1 free retouched digital file from your Personal Proof Gallery. Or choose as many as you want for $16 each. Contact Patricia Personally for a customized experience. 858-602-0122
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you wish to discuss booking a special tour for your special event... Wedding Party, Pre-Wedding Party, Family Reunion, Birthday etc...

St. Augustine 

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