Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting to shoot the good light in a bakery, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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Male: So I'm at the corner of Grant Avenue and…Union, right in the kind of epicenter, heart of North Beach.…And behind me is the Italian French Bakery.…And I'm a sucker for bakeries.…And I walked into this bakery, saw some beautiful baked goods in…the front, but then my eye caught what was going on behind.…And it's where they bake the bread. This is an all in one place.…They bake it and they sell it and…you just don't find places like this very often.…And not only was it great but they're baking right there but…it is a beautiful room with a high skylight, natural light coming in.…
This place was made to photograph.…I started off, I had my 105 macro lens on. took a couple of shots of…some machinery that was really old an the light was playing really nicely off of it.…Then I switched over to this my favorite wide angle…lens, it's 14 to 24 millimeter, because I wanted to really.…Capture the action, cap-capture the, the baker as he is making the actual product.…So I switched to this lens and pretty much put…
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.