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Sunset Photography & Hike on Lake Tahoe

Incline Village, United States

Experience hosted by Dotty

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 3 people

What you'll do

Once you book your experience, we'll chat to determine if more emphasis will be placed on photography or yoga. I'm also available for a private portrait session on the Lake which we can discuss in advance. Once we meet, we'll drive separately to a location on the Lake where a short hike will take us down to the shoreline. We'll practice using light to illuminate a scene, the power of reflections, learn the subtle difference perspective makes to create dramatic images, and how to compose an image using the rule of thirds, nines and spirals.

Please understand the settings on your camera, aperture mode is fine, but you have the most control over your capture in manual. A wide angle lens and a tripod will afford you the best results. We'll stay a little past sunset just in case it's one of those magical evenings where the sky lights up after the sun dips below the horizon, returning with once in a lifetime images. For those who would rather immerse into the moment, we'll practice a restorative yoga sequence as the sun sets, or sit quietly with a singing bowl and allow ourselves the space to settle into stillness.
Other things to note
Please be familiar with your camera. Beginners are welcome, but know how to adjust the settings when shooting in Manual. If using an IPhone, we'll focus on lighting and composition.
Once you book your experience, we'll chat to determine if more emphasis will be placed on photography or yoga. I'm also available for a private portrait session on the Lake which we can discuss in advance. Once we meet, we'll drive separately to a location on the Lake where a short hike will take us down to the shoreline. We'll practice using light to illuminate a scene, the power of reflections, learn the subtle difference perspective makes to…

Meet your host, Dotty

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
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I am an award winning local photographer who's been capturing beautiful images from the trails around Lake Tahoe since I moved here from Florida in 2006. I'm also a 200 hour E-RYT yoga instructor teaching vinyasa and yin yoga and an avid hiker. I am passionate about exploring off the grid into the beauty of nature where the air is crisp and sweet, meditating on the tops of mountains, and getting my feet wet in Tahoe. I've held numerous photography workshops, teaching the basic skills needed to capture the beauty of the world with a camera.
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Where you'll be

Our location will be within 20 miles round trip from Incline Village, on the Northeast or Northwest Shore. The road around the lake, Highway 28, is a two lane road, and parking can be challenging unless you know the area. Bonsai Rock is one of our most photographed locations, but there are many others which are just as beautiful.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Asma
March 2021
Scenic walk parallel to the lake. What enhanced this experience was a very friendly, helpful and cheerful Dotty. I will totally do this again!
Veronica
February 2020
Wow! I had the best afternoon with Dotty today. I’m a beginner photographer and thought I needed to know more about my camera in order to get something out of this experience. Dotty made this extremely personal for me and taught me so much. She was kind and fun; it felt like I was hanging out with a good girlfriend. I also learned some hidden location gems only a local would know. She sure knows the best places to shoot around the lake! Check out her website, she is an amazing photographer, yet extremely humble and has a love for life like no one else. I would recommend this experience a thousand times over. Thank you so much, Dotty!
Wow! I had the best afternoon with Dotty today. I’m a beginner photographer and thought I needed to know more about my camera in order to get something out of this experience. Dott…
Richard
August 2019
Dotty is a wonderful photographer and wonderful person. I enjoyed learning more about landscape photography with her as well as just interacting with her and her stories. She's very knowledgeable as to what she looks for and how to get it. I will definitely request her help again once I'm more familiar with my new camera! A+ experience.
Dotty is a wonderful photographer and wonderful person. I enjoyed learning more about landscape photography with her as well as just interacting with her and her stories. She's v…
Simon And Emily
August 2019
Dotty is a fabulous photographer and excellent company. We explored stunning coves and beaches I would have had no idea existed without her guidance. She is also highly knowledgeable and was very generous with her time and teaching. A thoroughly wonderful experience which I hope to repeat at some point in the future.
Dotty is a fabulous photographer and excellent company. We explored stunning coves and beaches I would have had no idea existed without her guidance. She is also highly knowledgeab…
Allie
July 2019
Dotty was fantastic, she worked with us to create an experience that was new and exciting: shooting the sunset and the Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Tahoe. She checked in with us every step of the way to make sure we were getting the experience that we wanted. She had so much insight to share: technical things related to our experience like photo composition, lighting techniques, and camera settings, but also tips and tricks for things we were interested in like portrait photography, lunar photography, and astral photography. She was so knowledgeable and excited to share her expertise with us. I would love to shoot with her again!
Dotty was fantastic, she worked with us to create an experience that was new and exciting: shooting the sunset and the Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Tahoe. She checked in with u…
Kim
June 2019
This was a really great experience that combines photography, hiking, and engaging conversation. I am interested in taking better quality photos and developing my creativity in photography. Dotty really helped me understand my digital camera and how to move past the automatic settings. Her work is fantastic and reflects her unique style. On a personal note, Dotty is a great communicator and a gracious host. She also went out of her way to bring a tripod for me since I could not bring one in my luggage. I would recommend this experience for anyone who enjoys hiking in a beautiful setting, good conversation, and developing better quality photos. I will book this again on a future trip to Lake Tahoe because it was very enjoyable.
This was a really great experience that combines photography, hiking, and engaging conversation. I am interested in taking better quality photos and developing my creativity in ph…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

SLR Camera crop sensor or full frame

Wide angle lens, 16mm or wider