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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, I wasn't disappointed just as I thought. This place is just fantastic for shooting outdoor shots, capturing the sense of place. We were at the top of Coit Tower, amazing vista, beautiful view. Played with the idea of making some panorama shots, just kind of go beyond just the normal snapshot. Went down to Washington Square. filled with people enjoying the beautiful weather, we're having here. Tried to get the pigeons to cooperate and get, get an interesting shot with the pigeons and using some slow shutters, and, and actually you know, trying to train, train some pigeons.
had, had a great time with a little girl and her bubble It was just a wonderful day of shooting. then we went out at night on Columbus Avenue, and took some great night shots. Again, not just, not just trying to get that snapshot, but trying to get some interesting shots with some motion blur. Then we were just walking around the streets, and you can't help it see interesting things down alley ways Shooting up at the Coit Tower from different angles, shooting some of the people on the street.
It wa, it was just an amazing three days of shooting. So, I don't want you to, to just go out and take snapshots when you go out, I want you to see that there's a lot more that you can do. Experiment, have fun, play with different things that your camera can do. The slow shutter speeds, panoramas, experiment with different focal length, different different lenses. Open yourself up to the whole range of experiences that will really really make your shots different and special.
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