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Alcatraz Night Photography Group 1 (RSVPs closed)

  • Dec 8, 2012 · 3:30 PM
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* * * The sign up for this event is closed * * *

Message from the Hosts:

· The sign up for Alcatraz Night Photography IS CLOSED.

People will only be added if someone drops. No Waitlist

· We will create 3 separate groups - 3 seperate event webpages.  Webpage of group 2 and 3 are coming soon.

· Group 1 - members that have RSVP-ed for the event on the 8th

· We will divide people in the waiting list. Half of them are in group 2 and the rest are in group 3

· Group 1 and group 2 will go on the 8th of December

· Group 3 will go on the 15th of December

· Please wait for the final lists

· Do not purchase ticket until you see your name on the lists


Alcatraz Night  Photography

Your photography adventure starts once you step on the ferry. You will have good view of San Francisco at night (the link). If you are on the top desk of the ferry, you will have great shoot of Coit Tower and Fisherman's Wharf. As soon as the ship leaves, find out yourself how to get the best shot of the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero Building and Alcatraz Island. Once you are on the island, you can say "it is my best photography spot of the year!"

Please sign up on waiting list.
Event RSVP, attendance and limit, buy your own Alcatraz ticket ($35):

1.  Attendances should buy your own tickets ($35/ea).  Guests are not permitted.

2.  Buy ticket information: Please note that ticket availability is very limited.

To ensure your purchase you must call our office at (415)[masked] or (415)[masked] to check availability on December 8th NIGH TOUR at 4:20PM.  The link:

3.  Send an email to the host to confirm that you got a ticket if not you are getting booted!! OCT 18th!!


4. If you change to a "NO" status after November 30h, you are counted as a No-Show.

What to Bring

•  Warm Layered Clothing, hat, gloves   It is a lot colder and winder on the island then SF

• Comfortable Shoes (13 story uphill walk to the cell-block from the dock)

•  Tripod
•  A wide-angle lens is indispensable in the tight cell-blocks.
•  A fish-eye lens will give you even more field of view to photograph inside a cell or create grossly distorted views.
•  A telephoto lens is necessary to shoot San Francisco. Image stabilization will be useful.
•  Charge your batteries and bring extra one or two.

•  Remote release

Meeting Plan - Info on the Night tours,

*  Meet at Pier 33 San Francisco December 8, 2012 at 3:30pm

*  Ferry departure time: 4:20PM

*  On the island 4:35pm

*  5 minute discussion - tour plan

*  Free shooting time 4:40PM - 5:55PM

*  Meet at the shooting location, in front of the lighthouse at 6:00pm

*  Back to the dock 7:30 pm


How to get to Pier 33

*  Suggest to take Bart to Embarcadero.  20 minutes walking from the Embarcadero to Pier 33.  (I'll take Bart from Fremont)

*  From the south Bay, drive to Fremont Bart station.  Bart takes 50 minutes from Fremont to Embarcadero.

*  Parking meter around Pier 33, limit to 2 hrs.  If you drive, park your car in a gargare parking


Info on Alcatraz

* No food and drink in the cell block (Water OK) If you need to snack do it on the boat or on the dock.

* Rest room available

* Cold and windy at night bring layers

* More info, the link:



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  • Wing

    So much different than the day tour. Love it! Thank you Eric and Hai hosting it. Had a great dinner with you guys!

    December 11, 2012

  • Froukje B.

    I need to go back, I haven't seen half of it! Great group of people, as always with BANP!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Fred C


    December 8, 2012

  • Eric H.

    Waitlist YOU are going to see emails about your RSVP changing to NO and then RSVPed YES in the second event. I cannot do any thing to stop this.

    October 17, 2012

  • Vivian J.

    no waiting list? can I be added manually?

    October 15, 2012

    • Santosh A.

      Eric, i can help as well, let me know

      October 16, 2012

    • Gaganpreet

      i can also help ..

      October 17, 2012

  • Eric H.

    Hey, I would like to thank: Hai hey is the one that originally proposed this meetup. Wrote the description and provided the details.

    October 15, 2012

  • Hai T.

    I purchased a ticket and got a different confirmation that we have to leave (from Alcatraz) by 7.30PM. So, we have 2.5 hrs. on the island.

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Email sent with purchase confirm. This will be great!

    October 15, 2012

  • Christopher T.

    Looking forward to this, hopefully not too much fog! Email sent with my confirmation.

    October 15, 2012

  • Eric H.

    If I don't get some emails confirming you have a ticket People are getting Kicked out

    October 15, 2012

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