California travel photos and videos provide one of your best ways to see California before you go. While our site is enriched with thousands of quality photos allowing you to look at what may await, we hope to fill the video and photo section with enough experiential content to make your journeys more exciting.
Attraction PhotosCalifornia attractions include beaches, boats, museums and piers. Never a bad photo shall be taken at these cherished places tourists love to take pictures of!
DestinationsSeal Beach is a quaint city with old-fashioned values and ways. See the photos to get a taste! Swami's is the surfing destination named after the nearby buildings.
EventsEntertainment in California includes Concerts, Plays and Ballet. Festivals, fairs, special events, weekly events, rodeos and holidays all offer things to do every weekend of the year.
AnimalsFrom dog surfers to Halloween costume contests, California dogs are adorable and so much fun to bring along on vacation.
See Our California Videos
See our videos! They include events such as a4th of July Parade in Huntington Beach, a Lobster Festival in Long Beach, and a sunset in Santa Barbara.
We use guests photos and always seek permission to do so. Please contact us if you have something to share. It needs to fit our format--high quality 922X456 pixel size. We copyright your photos (embed) them if you have not done so, and all images of yours remain your original content and ownership, as do ours we have taken and retain rights to.Photos and videos in California include a wide area of locations, climates, geographies, and on location events. The photo galleries includes some special and unique images that capture the romance, excitement and even the lore of California. Enjoy seeing beautiful sunsets, dazzling beaches, splashes of color mixed with arid desert sands, and just about anything under the sun. California is a photographer's dream escape. Make it your vacation.
CALIFORNIA PICTURE GALLERIES
4th of July Parade Celebration Pictures - Floats, bands and beauty queens are part & parcel of your typical California 4th of July parade celebration. Wanna take a ride? Come along for the show.
Garden Grove Stanley Ranch Museum Photo Gallery - One of Southern California's coolest museums to see, be sure to stop by or arrange an appointment for special guided tours. If you can't make it, check out some photos of the complex or structures and collections operated by Garden Grove historical Society.
Huntington Beach Pier Photo Gallery - A dozen pictures all on or near the pier. Ample sunset, surfers and even a few aerial images in this gallery.
Long Beach Boats Galleries - With the largest municipal marina in the U.S. and combined largest port in the nation, Long Beach California's waterways are busy places filled with both pleasure craft and booming businesses. Add to the mix the historic Queen Mary cruise ship permanently docked in the harbor.
Seal Beach Photo Gallery - The funky beach town is a bit old fashioned, but locals wouldn't have it any other way. See some of the icons they like to preserve through the eyes of a visitor taking pictures.
Swami's, Top Surfing Spot in Encinitas, San Diego County - Named after nearby Self Realization Fellowship overlooking North San Diego County beaches, Swami's is a famous Encinitas surfing spot known for its consistent waves.
About us: The site publisher of SeeCalifornia.com, Debbie Stock, has been a professional photographer for 30 years, getting paid to take pictures of people and things. Talk about a fun gig! And she's only 39! Just kidding. Graduating with a degree in Photojournalism wasn't a guarantee for finding work. It did help in getting that first full time job on a newspaper, however.
Today, everybody can take great pictures if they try. With so many cameras available on smart phones, award-winning photos & videos are everywhere you look. The main thing that separates a professional photographer from an amateur is money....but to get paid you must have expertise in the type of work you find someone to pay you for. You must be consistent, never failing, no excuses, and you should exceed expectations. The primary jobs in photography in California these days include photographing weddings, portraits, school pictures and youth sports clubs team pictures and action photos. There are also jobs in the corporate world, in the movie industry, in fashion and in product catalogs and documentation. You're going to need more than a smart phone to compete with the top photographers in these fields to win their clients. You can count on spending around $5,000 to $100,000 investment to get the proper cameras, lighting equipment, etc. It isn't always a one time fee, either. You must keep investing as new trends, cameras and techniques become available.