Please join us for an exciting special PPS event: A Photo Walk through downtown San Diego USING YOUR MOBILE PHONE ONLY.
There will be an RSVP limit initially, but if there is enough interest and a large enough wait-list, we will open it up to as many people as possible - with enough organizers on board. Please read this invitation in its entirety before submitting your RSVP.
If you have done The Urban Photo Shoot and walk before you know it is a great time and a great way to discover downtown San Diego. To make things interesting & challenging, we will follow the traditional route, only this time, NO DSLRs - you only need to bring your mobile phone!
This walk is an encore to the Photo Video West seminars I am teaching on April 27 & 28 called, Shoot From The Hip: When All You Have Is A Cell Phone. I will be discussing mobile photography tips and tricks during the walk and answering questions about composition and light when photographing with a mobile device.
Our approximately 5 mile long route will take us past the Star of India, the U.S.S. Midway, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, numerous Fishing Boats, the Convention Center, the many outdoor sculptures, the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, the Santa Fe Depot, Little Italy, and much, much more. Photo opportunities galore! If you haven't explored the diversity of downtown San Diego, here's your chance! This event has been a great success every time, in terms of camaraderie and photo-ops.
Here is a map of the walk: Downtown Urban Photo Shoot and Walk
We strongly suggest you print a copy of the map and/or familiarize yourself with the route in case you get separated from the group or in case you want to walk ahead or fall behind.
When: Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. We will do the group photo (with a cell phone), and will break up into smaller groups if necessary.
We will leave on the walk at 8:15 a.m. sharp. We will head south toward the Convention Center at that time. We should be back by 1:00p.m. or so.
If we open the RSVP list to know limit we will break into smaller groups, each led by one or two PPS organizers.
Where to meet: To make parking easier we will meet at the Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Parking will not be a problem because it is not metered on Sundays and the museum will not be open yet. There are several trolley stations nearby if you choose to ride public transport. Check the MTS website.
What to bring: I suggest you bring comfortable walking shoes (you’ll need them), water, your cell phone, hat, sunscreen, burger money, etc. If you like, you can pack your lunch.
- Cell Phone (Fully Charged, and turn off WiFi so you your battery does not drain quickly. I always recommend having a back-up battery pack for your phone, but it is not required).
- Consider familiarizing yourself with these apps as I will discuss them and others during the walk and lunch: Snapseed, Photoshop Express mobile, Hipstamatic, ProHDR camera, Meetup mobile app and Instagram. Many of these apps come in "Lite" versions that are free for you to try out for as long as you like.
Mobile Photography is not meant to replace DSLR photography - I use it to supplement my photography. So if you enjoy a challenge, learning something new, or enhancing your knowledge of mobile photography, please join me.
We can take several breaks along the way when people feel like it. We can stop for lunch in Little Italy. Just to name a few...
Burger Lounge –1608 India Street (Corner of India & Cedar)
Filipi’s Pizza Grotto – 1747 India Street (India St. between Date & Fir)
Landini's Pizzeria - 1827 India Street (near the corner of India & Fir)
Mona Lisa Deli & Restaurant – 2061 India Street (corner of India & Grape)
Some important announcements:
If you RSVP YES, please show up. If you can’t make it, change your RSVP to NO as soon as you can. Do not wait until the last moment to change your RSVP.
Please do not take photographs of homeless people unless you have their permission. Many do not like to have their photographs taken. I will however, share techniques I employ in order to take candid shots using my cell phone.
Any questions, comments, suggestions, please email me, John, or ask in the discussion board of this event.