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Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood
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Visiting a local shop with history


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Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood

with Mikkel Aaland

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Male: (LAUGH) Wait, wait, wait. Jenny, that's so great. You've closed before haven't you? Jenny: No. Male: It's like let me get, let me back up a little bit. Okay, Jenny that's great. Okay, wait I got to show you so you know. (LAUGH) That way, is that a real one? Jenny: That's a machetti, um-hm. Male: Okay. Not bad. I thought they would be shiny and samari looking. Jenny: There are some. Male: So, I'm in this neighborhood now, and I'm just walking around. And, I see something that catches my eye.

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Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood
1h 19m Intermediate Aug 07, 2013

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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.

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Visiting a local shop with history

Male: (LAUGH) Wait, wait, wait. Jenny, that's so great. You've closed before haven't you? Jenny: No. Male: It's like let me get, let me back up a little bit. Okay, Jenny that's great. Okay, wait I got to show you so you know. (LAUGH) That way, is that a real one? Jenny: That's a machetti, um-hm. Male: Okay. Not bad. I thought they would be shiny and samari looking. Jenny: There are some. Male: So, I'm in this neighborhood now, and I'm just walking around. And, I see something that catches my eye.

Sometimes like this, this place has actually been written up, Columbus Cutlery. The guidebooks have it in it. And, so, I already had a heads up about it. But then, sometimes, I just turn the corner and there's a place like this, and I just, whoa! And, and, it's just visceral, maybe there's something about it I, that I, it attracts me to it. and if I just shoot the outside, that can be enough, but it, it's more interesting if I actually can go in and get some shots inside. And, most of the time when I go in there, and I'm friendly, and maybe even buy something.

The people there are more than happy to let me take pictures, which is what happened here. These are, I love these specialized, there's a, there's a knife or a tool for everything, isn't there? Female: Oh yeah, and if enough people ask for something, they'll make it. Male: They'll make it, yeah, yeah, love that. So, the reflections are a problem in a place like this. They're only, are all the objects behind glass, but they're also pretty shiny, so, gotta work around it.

You can see it, there's usually a spot where if you come to the side a little bit, it shoots through the glare. Do they own, does the customer own, phone rings or did you own the swiss set Jenny: No, the company owned, the company Male: So you just provided the knife? Jenny: Provided the knife. We were going to... Male: You got to get the phone. Sorry. phone rings don't want to interrupt you. click It's really important to me, when I go into a place like this... That I establish a rapport with whoever's behind the counter or the owner. And I'm not just going in there, can I take pictures? And then ignoring them and shooting pictures.

I, I, I'm doing them, I'm kind of multi-tasking. I'm taking pictures, I'm talking to her there's always something that you can ask. Person about, you know you didn't ask them about their family. Ask about their day. You know? How's your day going, you know? What's the most exciting thing that happened to you today. there's always things you can do to engage them. And that way they don't feel like you just come in, and, and now your ignoring them. And, and taking pictures. Now, having said that, there's times when their busy and their more than happy when you don't talk to them But if their just there by themselves and your by yourself.

It doesn't hurt to,, to, to just keep not only talking. And keep taking pictures as well. Jenn, thank you so much for letting me take pictures in here. Jenny: Oh, know problem. Thanks for coming in. Male: I love this shop. It's so great. Jenny: We love you too. Male: Okay, bye bye. Jenny: Bye bye. See you.

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