Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Meeting the people of a neighborhood, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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Male: Well, just like I said, this neighborhood is full of characters.…And we met a lot of them.…We met,…(LAUGH)…we met the woman in the knife shop holding up her machete.…we met this guy walking the, his, his French bulldog on the streets.…we went into this great clothing store where they make…custom clothes and, and shoes and we met the people there.…So, in between locations, I couldn't stop taking pictures of people.…I mean, every time I turned around…it seemed like there was an interesting person.…
I really enjoyed this part of it.…And, probably just as much fun as taking pictures was talking to these people.…I really feel, I, I know this neighborhood…a lot better now after talking to these people.…And the best part is, I'm taking them home with me in my camera.…I've got them, they're part of my life now.…And, that's something that you will always value in your photographs.…When you take time to talk to people, and open…up to them, they'll open up to you. You'll make some great shots that way.…
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.