Learn to Take Stunning Vacation Photos with Bacara

Have you ever wondered how to capture the beautiful photographs found on Instagram and Facebook? This spring break, learn how at Bacara’s new social media class, BacaraGram.

This fun-filled activity offers step-by-step instructions on how to use the latest photo editing and sharing apps, such as Snapseed, to capture breathtaking photography.

Led by local social media enthusiast and digital diva, Nancy Barasch, the class combines the basic principles of great photography with the most powerful iPhone photography apps available – all while enjoying a beautiful walking tour through Bacara’s picturesque 78-acre resort in Santa Barbara.


Enter to Win!

From March 23 to June 20, 2013, post your Bacara resort photos on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a weekend retreat at Bacara. Using the hashtag #BacaraGram, Bacara will select a winning photo to feature on its social media pages each month.

At the end of contest, one final winning photographer will receive a weekend getaway at Bacara.

Bacara’s first-round of BacaraGram classes are offered:

  • Saturday, March 23, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 9 to 11 a.m.

Classes are $35 a person. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling the resort’s Concierge at 805-571-3012.
Please note: this class is best for iPhone 4 or 5 users. We recommend downloading the free app, Snapseed, prior to the start of the class.

How it works:

Winner will be selected by resort staff on June 26, 2013 and will be notified through his or her social media account. Winning photo will be chosen subjectively based on the beauty and creativity of the photo.

Photos must be taken on Bacara’s property sometime from March 23 to June 20, 2013 and posted on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag,

Photos can be taken at the BacaraGram classes or on your own. Participants must follow Bacara Resort & Spa (@bacararesortsb) on Twitter and Instagram.

Prize includes a two-night stay at Bacara, breakfast for two daily and two 50-minute Swedish massages at The Spa at Bacara, and covers the room, parking, tax and gratuity for services listed above.

Stay is based on availability and must be redeemed by June 26, 2014. For questions, please contact publicrelations@bacararesort.com.