Event Date: July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

This is a rare opportunity for guests to photograph this truly one-of-a-kind National Historic Landmark. New for summer 2019: The tour starts with a 30-minute workshop led by professional photographer Carlos Puma, followed by 90 minutes to explore and capture the Mission Inn. Set up your camera in various locations around the National Historic Landmark and learn about the building from a trained docent. This two-hour experience gives you plenty of time to capture the right shot!

$30/general public; $25/current members; $10/students (with current ID)

Amateurs and professionals welcome. Tripods, lenses, and other equipment welcome. All participants including assistants must have individual tickets, no group pricing available. Please consider your ability to set up and move your own equipment around the levels of this historic hotel. All photographs must be for personal or private use. No commercial photography is allowed per the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. For more information, please contact Danielle

Carlos_Puma_headshot.jpgAbout Carlos Puma:

Carlos Puma has been providing storytelling images for a wide range of clients for the past 19 years. Whether it’s higher education institutions from throughout Southern California, Corporations, Weddings or Editorial assignments Carlos Puma’s approach is the same: combining light, composition and storytelling moments to capture images with impact. 

Puma has more than 35 years of experience in photography: United States Navy Photographer, Journalism Degree with concentration in Photo-Journalism from Long Beach State, intern at Los Angeles Times and Idaho Statesman, Staff Photographer and Assistant Photo Editor at The Press-Enterprise, freelance photographer for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and The Center for Investigative Reporting among others. His vast experience has prepared him for any assignment. 

But what separates Puma from other photographers is his ability to collaborate with clients and subjects alike for a common cause.