Alcatraz Night Photography

  • December 15, 2012 · 3:30 PM
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THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. No Further signups are possible and Alcatraz tickets are sold out.

 

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 for December 15th NIGHT TOUR at 4:20PM.  The link: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/

3.  Send an email to the host to confirm that you bought your ticket if not you are getting booted!!

 

4. If you change to a "NO" status after November 30th, 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, Saturday December 15, 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 7:30pm

 

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 garage 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: http://ca.myphotoscout.com/2011/09/07/how-to-photograph-alcatraz/

 

 

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  • Vinayak

    Awesome....

    December 16, 2012

  • jane c.

    great adventure into the crooks and crannies of the old penitentiary and beautiful sf holiday nightscapes-thank you eric and vivian-nice group, good times! and kudos to allison, our tour guide/park ranger on the rock

    December 16, 2012

  • Vinayak

    I agree with both Daniela and Vivian. Definitely time well spent.
    Thanks to Eric and Vivian for organizing this wonderful event. Will upload my pix soon.

    December 16, 2012

  • Daniela B.

    Started wet and rainy. But as soon as the sky cleared up, the skyline of SF looked stunning from Alcatraz. Thanks to Eric, Vivian and the NP tour guide we got the little extra out of the tour. Makes this event even more special.

    December 16, 2012

  • Vivian J.

    started out a little damp, but well worth the effort! great conversations and our group had a "private" tour (thanks to eric who has the connections!). got some great practice in and took a few nice pix.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be bailing out. Starting to feel sick and not sure being out in the cold weather will help. Eric I will message you!

    December 15, 2012

  • Daniela B.

    Anyone interested in carpooling to Bart or to SF from SouthBay (Mountain View)?

    December 14, 2012

  • jane c.

    looking forward to clear crisp air for sparkly cityscapes-see you saturday-may bring some plastic bag moisture proofing for camera and lens just in case

    December 13, 2012

  • Prakash

    RSVP is closed though ticket is available online, can I RSVP If I buy ticket online on 15th 4.20 PM Tour?

    December 11, 2012

    • Eric H.

      RSVP's have been closed for a month should have asked a month ago.

      December 11, 2012

    • Prakash

      just asked as Alcatraz tickets are available

      December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Eric for leading an awesome trip to Alcatraz! Here's one photo I'd love to share: http://500px.com/photo/20186795. Great getting to know some of you, hope to see some of your work somewhere, sometime!

    December 8, 2012

  • jane c.

    i just purchased my ticket for 12/15-is this the email confirm you want or do i send it to a private email for vivian or eric?-thanks

    October 19, 2012

    • Vivian J.

      oops, my bad, Eric! sorry for the inaccurate RSVP instructions, all. what Eric said... =)

      October 20, 2012

    • Eric H.

      By confirming here Everyone on the RSVP gets emails Creating a lot of unneccesary email.

      October 20, 2012

  • Vinayak

    Booked the ticket...

    October 18, 2012

    • Vivian J.

      Great, thanks for confirming!

      October 19, 2012

  • Daniela B.

    Just got my ticket online, as well. Once bought online, we don't need to double confirm with the Alcatraz Cruises via phone, right? (as suggested in description under "2) Buy ticket information:" )

    October 19, 2012

    • Vivian J.

      That's correct, Daniela. That text is a cut n'paste from the website. you have your ticket, you've rsvp'd, so you're good!

      October 19, 2012

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