UPDATE: Coit Tower officially closes at 6:30 (even though it was open until 8pm last week). We will meet at 5:30 for those that want to go up the tower and see the murals. If you can't make it earlier, meet us on the lawn next to Coit Tower at 7pm. We will then take a walk down the Filbert Steps towards Levi Plaza, then back up for the fireworks if the weather looks promising. If it is totally fogged in, we will end the walk early down at the Embarcadero. Sorry for the last minute changes.
Hello Travel Photographers!
This one is for all of you who didn't make any plans for Fourth of July or just love photography more than BBQ picnics.
Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, unarguably has some of the best views of San Francisco. And that goes for fireworks too! If the beautiful weather holds we are in for quite the treat.
Coit Tower also contains phenomenal murals from the 1930's depicting San Francisco life at that time. (No admission required to see the murals.)
You can of course pay to take the elevator to the top. Space is extremely limited at the top and therefore no tripods are allowed.
We will meet in Washington Square Park on the east side across from the Washington Square Inn and Park Tavern. From there we will walk up Filbert Street which lead to the Coit Tower steps. Stay as long as you like and feel free to bring your own dinner picnic while we wait for the fireworks to start.
I will talk about some of the considerations in creating a memorable travel photograph (after all San Francisco is a major travel destination) including composition, perspective, lens choice and how to include people. And of course I'll talk about how to capture fireworks. Tripod recommended, though you can shoot hand held at high ISO's.
This event is suitable for all photographers, no matter what level you are it. My style is casual. No stuffy lectures, all hands-on experience. I’ll be shooting right along side you, so you can see what I’m doing and pick my brain.
I hope to meet some new members and say hello again to old friends.