SAN FRANCISCO

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

INDEPTH

Workshop Date

March 28th 2020 (Sat)

6:45pm-12:00am

*LIMITED to 4 ATTENDEES*

(The class will dismiss earlier if the traffic is smooth)

The BAY BRIDGE

The longer the exposure time, the smoother the water surface.

LOMBARD STREET

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. 

 

LOCATIONS

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)

CLASS SIZE

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 (March 28th, 2020)

6:45pm Meet at the Lobby of Photosprouts' learning center--535 Mission Street, San Francisco (5 mins walk from Embarcadero Bart Station)

6:45pm-7:15pm Transit to Presidio

7:15pm-8:00pm Photoshoot at Presidio (Golden Gate Bridge)

8:00pm-8:30pm Transit to the Palace of Fine Arts

8:30pm-9:30pm Photoshoot at the Palace of Fine Arts

9:30pm-9:45pm Transit to Lombard Street

9:45pm-10:45pm Photoshoot Lombard Street

10:45pm-11:00pm Transit to the Embarcadero Coastline (Bay Bridge view)

11:00pm-12:00am Photoshoot at the Embarcadero Coastline

12:00am Dismiss

PRICE

$300/attendee (one person)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

-Insurance

-Equipment

PREREQUISITE

Participants should have basic photography knowledge and be able to shoot in the manual mode. If not, they are advised to take our Beginners 102 & 103 Photography Workshops.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

1. DSLR with B Mode

2. Wide Angle Lenses (the best: 16-35mm equivalent; minimum 28mm equivalent) will be needed in all the 4 locations

3. Telephoto Lens (Golden Gate Bridge Sunset shots only)

2. A sturdy tripod, it should be at least 1.8m high when is fully extended.

3. Shutter release/ Remote (please test it before you come to the class)

4. Non-reflective black card or black cloth 

  

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