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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: So the minute you walk out into this neighborhood, it's amazing. You can't take a bad picture, I can see that right away. We've got plans to go all over the neighborhood - we're going to go to the top of Coit Tower, Washington Square, we're just going to explore and take pictures. I'm going to try to go beyond just the snapshot though, I'm going to try to throw some personalized creativity into, into some of the shots as well. Eh, I'm really looking forward to it, this is really going to be fun.
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