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When you're traveling, you sometimes want to spend a day or two exploring the neighborhood where you're staying—just walking around with your camera, absorbing the neighborhood's personality, and assembling a collection of photos that, together, form a portrait of the neighborhood. These photos are a great way to bring your experiences home to share.
In this course, photographer and teacher Mikkel Aaland explores one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods of San Francisco: North Beach, home to iconic architecture, beautiful vistas, delicious food, and more than a few interesting people. He explores the area on foot over a three-day period, taking you up hills, inside restaurants and shops, and into encounters with people on the street. Along the way, learn how to take advantage of natural light, shoot a city at night, pack and prep for travel shoots, and enhance your images in post-production.
Male: No portrait of the city is complete, without pictures of the people who live here. In this neighborhood, North Beach, in San Francisco, this has got some of the most interesting people I've ever met. It's great walking the streets, meeting people on the streets, going into the shops, talking to the people in the shops. It's a really an important part of what you're doing, when you're making a portrait of a neighborhood. It's actually one of my favorite things to do too. I love people. I love talking to strangers.
And, ope hearing their life story opening up to me right then and there and then getting a shot of them. It's truly, really, really exciting for me. Let's go meet some of them.
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