Good food, new friends, perfect weather and the beautiful lights of the city summed up the fun evening of photography we had last night. I tagged along as Camera West’s Hal Kam and Leica’s Tom Brichta led a small group of us to some top shooting locations in and around the city.
|First stop was Treasure Island, and for those of us lucky enough to arrive early, we were treated to a beautiful sunset, allowing some color to the sky. Five minutes later, it was gone. With photography, timing is all important.|
|Next stop was Union Square where we had more light and a variety of subjects to shoot. Above, workshop participant John Krzesinski found a heart to shoot.|
|Workshop participant James Forslind (left) checks out Hal’s Leica X1 images.|
|Dianne Tanaka gets a little light from Bo Mathisen to adjust the settings on her Leica S2.|
|Dennis Sasaki photographs the world famous cable cars on Powell Street in Union Square|
|Leica’s Tom Brichta shoots the most photographed bridge in the world.|
To see some of the images our group took, go to our Flickr page :
Stay tuned to this blog and our monthly Camera West newsletter for our next workshop.
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Here is an example of shooting a moonrise well after sunset when there’s a large difference between the exposure of the moon and the exposure of the landscape. This photo was taken a half hour or so after the image at the top of this post. I chose to expose for the landscape which makes the moon way over exposed. I placed my position so that the moon was behind the bridge tower to minimize the overexposed moon. This photo, taken with my Canon 5D Mark II (2 second exposure at f2.8, ISO 100) has an entirely different feel to it and that’s the beauty of ever changing light and photography!
Now go out there and plan your next shoot. Hint…February 7 is looking pretty sweet!
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