Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking an impromptu street portrait, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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Male: I love shooting people.…I mean, I respond to people, I'm inspired by people.…I love portraits, I love faces, I love…expe, I love everything about shooting people, everything.…And I'm really drawn to it.…Just like some people are drawn to shooting flowers,…and, and trees, and mountains, I'm drawn to people.…They're my landscape, really.…And what I like about shooting people when it comes to a travel context is that,…in the people themselves, I can see the place.…I do see the place.…Whether, and I, I like shooting people in their, in their context.…
And even though it can be even a tight portrait.…I see the place in who they are, in…what they wear, in their smile or the non-smile.…and so I, I love people.…When you're photographing people if you really excited about…people like I am, I think that comes through.…And then I engage I talk to them, I just you know, human to human you know?…What'd you have for breakfast, what are you doing today, how's your daughter.…You know, really, truly find out who they are, try…
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.