Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Visiting a local shop with history, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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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.…
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…
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.