About Us

Capture Moments in North San Diego County,

Brian Caldwell, THE Guide

Having been a resident of the Del Dios area on the banks of Lake Hodges for over 28 years, and having run the Lake Hodges Aquatic Center and Concession for 12 of those years, Brian Caldwell is the ultimate Lake Hodges local. As a NANPA, , award winning photographer, avid outdoorsman and nature enthusiast he is aware of the local climate, seasons, weather, water management, Lake Level and how these affect the flora and fauna in the area. Coupled with his understanding of photography, light, and Grebe behavior,  he is THE guide when in pursuit of the shot at Lake Hodges and the surrounding area.

Brian Caldwell, your Lake Hodges Photo Tours guide

Local Accommodation

Recommended rentals in the Del Dios and surrounding community on Lake Hodges.

Springhill Suits

by Marriott | 7 min. drive entrance to Lake

Rancho Bernardo

Inn | 16 min. drive entrance to Lake


Nationally recognized, award-winning nature photographer John Hendrickson was recently selected as one of the top twenty nature photographers in the world today

John Hendrickson

Nature Photographer

With only one day for boat access on my short trip to San Diego, Brian was very instrumental in finding the Grebes while quietly positioning the boat to get the shots.

Diana Whiting

Nature Photographer

Contact Brian directly

Please use the contact form below, if you have any general questions or requests about our services. We will try our best to respond back to you within 24 hours.
American Kestrel
Scaly-breasted Munia
Western Grebe and chicks
California Quail 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler


+ (760) 735 8088

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