The BAY BRIDGE
The longer the exposure time, the smoother the water surface.
A non-reflective black card or a piece of black cloth will be needed if you want to get clear S-shaped light trails without blowing up the background. I blew up a 26 "x 38" photo that I shot at the Lombard Street and hang it up in my living, it looks awesome. Every guest coming to my house just loved it!
The PALACE OF FINE ARTS
Its design was inspired by ancient Roman and Greek architecture.
THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
Viewing and photographing the Bridge from this spot allows you to get both the sky in magic hour as well as the flow of traffic when the headlights are just turned on. It is an "appetizer" before you actually feast on San Francisco's night photography.
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco is a dynamic city that never sleeps. From the colorful sky during the magic hour over the Golden Gate Bridge, to the beautiful light trails of on-coming traffic in Lombard Street, the city's night has fascinated many photographers. In this workshop, we will meet at our learning center for a briefing, we will then photoshoot the Golden Gate Bridge from Lincoln Boulevard around the magic hour, when the sky is vibrantly colored and the headlights of the traffic flow are just on. We will move to the Palace of Fine Arts where you can photoshoot the Greek-styled architecture and its reflection on the water. Your collection of San Francisco night photos would never be complete until you've got those "S" shaped light trails created by the traffic on Lombard Street. Our 3rd location would be Lombard Street, and you would need a piece of black cloth to get excellent shots of the light trails there. Finally, we will move to the Embarcadero Coastline where you'll shoot the bay bridge with long exposure time. The water surface will be just as smooth as silk when you expose the camera for at least 30 seconds. We will dismiss at Embarcadero.
1. Presidio (Golden Gate Bridge View)
2. Palace of Fine Art
3. Lombard Street
4. Embarcadero Coastline (Bay Bridge View)
LENGTH OF WORKSHOP
5 hours & 45 mins (may take up to 6 hours depending on traffic)
Maximum 4 attendees
(Small class size allows us to spend enough individual attention on each attendee. The good spots on each location do not fit in more than 5 people, we have to limit the number of attendees to 4.)
ITINERARY (November 2nd)
5:00pm Meet at the Lobby of Photosprouts' learning center--535 Mission Street, San Francisco (5 mins walk from Embarcadero Bart Station)
5:00pm-5:30pm Transit to Presidio
5:30pm-6:30pm Photoshoot at Presidio (Golden Gate Bridge)
6:30pm-7:00pm Transit to the Palace of Fine Arts
7:00pm-8:00pm Photoshoot at the Palace of Fine Arts
8:00pm-8:30pm Transit to Lombard Street
8:30pm-9:30pm Photoshoot Lombard Street
9:30pm-10:00pm Transit to the Embarcadero Coastline (Bay Bridge view)
10:00pm-10:45pm Photoshoot at the Embarcadero Coastline
$300/attendee (one person)
$285/attendee (you+one friend)
$270/ attendee (you+2 friends)
*Group purchase prices only apply when you & your friends are signing up for the same class
*Transportation fee in between each location is included and will be taken care by us, so you don't have to worry about parking*
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Participants should have basic photography knowledge and be able to shoot in the manual mode. If not, they are advised to take our Fundamental Photography Workshop.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
1. DSLR with B Mode
2. Wide Angle Lenses (equivalent focal lengths of 28mm, at most)
2. A sturdy tripod
3. Shutter release/ Remote
4. Non-reflective black card or black cloth
GET CHEAT SHEET FOR CAPTURING AWESOME IMAGES ANYWHERE USING MANUAL MODE
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