Lots to photograph around the Monterey area.
Just inland from Monterey you will find Pinnacles National Monument, many good photo ops there too.
If you get near San Jose, be sure to visit the Winchester Mystery House.
Good place for indoor and outdoor shots.
Mrs Winchester took a 16 room house and kept adding-on to the house until it was a 160 room house.
That was to appease the ghosts of people who were killed by the Winchester rifle.
There are many architectural oddities, such as stairs that go nowhere and cabinets that are only deep enough to hang a necktiel. Plus her seance room that you have to enter through a window from an adjoining room. The one door in the room goes to the outside and a three story drop. That was to fool the bad ghosts.
Rich people are not crazy, just eccentric