Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting the busy local deli, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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Male: So I'm here at the intersection of Columbus and Vallejo.…It's one of the, you know, busiest intersections in North Beach.…And I saw the sign for Molinari Delicatessen and I said, 'Oh my God.…I gotta go in there.' This place is famous.…It's all in the guide books.…I had to check it out. I walked in.…It's a kind of a small space so, you know, you're really constricted.…So I'm here, it's around lunch time, and this…is the time when this place gets pretty busy because…people come in for their famous sandwiches.…And I, I like that.…
again, you have to be a little sensitive to taking pictures of other people,…but most people are really friendly, and I didn't really focus on any one person.…I was just trying to capture a little bit...…The crowd feeling.…its, its better to shoot this now rather than when there's nobody in there.…But this way by going in here at this time…of day when its a little more crowded a little…more active, I was able to get some you know probably more interesting shots.…And so when you go into places like this…
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.