ABOUT YOUR CHARLESTON GUIDE

Richard Spencer

Hi, I'm your tour guide, Richard Spencer.

My wife and I visited the low country many times over the years and fell in love with it.  So when we had the opportunity to relocate here from Colorado in 2017 we decided to make Charleston our new home.

Having spent the previous 25 years taking landscape and nature photos in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, I had to transition to a new style of more intimate and detail-oriented architectural photography.

The first year was a time of exploration as I walked every street in the historic district taking photographs and notes of special buildings and their architectural features that I wanted to remember.  Then I indexed the notes and marked their locations on maps.  Those pages and maps eventually formed the basis of a business that was designed to share these special places with visitors to Charleston who were interested in photographing the historic district.

I hope we'll have the opportunity to walk the streets of Charleston together and I can share with you the special places I have discovered in America's most beautiful city.

As a note, I was chosen by the Preservation Society of Charleston as photography tours instructor for their "Fall Homes, Gardens & Architecture Tours", October 2018 & 2019.

I will also be the photography tours instructor next spring for the Historic Charleston Foundation's "Festival of Houses & Gardens"  March-April, 2020.

"For the last two years Richard has been offering photography walkabouts as part of our Fall Tours. Each has been sold out and the participants have all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned something new and useful.  Richard has the ability to relate to the most sophisticated guest or to the basic guest with point & shoot cameras."

Susan Epstein, Fall Tours Manager

Preservation Society of Charleston

"Hats off to a fabulous guide. He has an amazing eye for detail and all the little things necessary to a treasured photo.  Loved his tips and suggestions"

Nancy T

Wichita Falls, Texas

"I enjoyed my time with you and am motivated to keep learning about my camera!"

Sarah K

Arlington, Virginia