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 seeing 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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  •   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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  •   Patricia provided some new ideas and perspectives on photographing architecture.

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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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  •   Highly recommend this experience! We learned so many photographic concepts, photography tips and tricks, and discovered a new part of the city we had never explored. Patricia is an amazing teacher and now, a new friend!

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  •   Patricia first took time to teach me how to use apps to help me edit my photos. We then walked all over the streets of St. Augustine, stopping for her to show me what to look for in a picture. She helped me realize that not every scene is photographic. She also told me a lot of the history of St. Augustine. She helped me see things through my cell-phone camera that I had never visualized before. Patricia was a great teacher and friend.

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

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  •   Very informative. While it was a great learning experience, it was also fun. We very much enjoyed this experience with Patricia. Looking forward to all the memories we will capture through a lens

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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 very encouraging in showing me how to look at the interplay of light, shadow and composition when taking a photo. She was patient and very engaging in helping me to get the camera settings just right. Patricia has an amazing eye for finding the most interesting subjects to create a unique photo. It was an absolute pleasure to learn from her while walking around St. Augustine.

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  •   She is personal and gives great tips on photos.

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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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Private Tour

 Book your own Personal Photography Teacher. This tour is a private tour to be considered as an alternative to public group tours. Choose this option for One-on-One learning, or private groups. Your tour will be customized to fit your vision and skill level. Extra people can be included at a 20% discount per person fee. The date and time will be mutually decided to fit your best time.

These 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, improve your compositional skills and gain a greater understanding of settings, modes, and tools for your camera or cell phone.

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

Spending time with the special people in our lives is precious, professional portraits taken in the heart of our unique ancient city are priceless. This is a private walking tour for individuals, families, or a special group of friends. 

Price is $260 for one or many. 
Always included are stories about the history, interesting architecture, plus I share tips on how you can improve your own picture-taking skills.

Multiple pictures will be taken of an individual or a group at key locations. Eight of the best will be retouched and be sent to you for downloading.  

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