San Francisco Night Photography- Golden Gate Bridge 3 Part Field Trip May 2018

Event has passed (Thu May 31, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018)
Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
07:00 PM
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Capture stunning images as the sun sets on the world’s most iconic bridge! We’ll guide you along the way offering expert advice for composing scenes and getting perfect exposures!
Achieve the skills needed to create spectacular night photographs in this photo walking tour. Learn to capture stunning, colorful and dramatic low light and night photographs. Your instructors will guide you along this hands-on walking tour with multiple photo demonstrations. You'll be able to shoot photographs alongside your instructor and get tips and advice on how to improve your images.
What You'll Learn:

The proper settings to take great night & long-exposure photos
Making use of artificial lights to highlight your subject during long exposures
How to capture more light through long-exposure photography to make the night look more like day
Learn how to create light trails and motion effects with the use of long exposures
How to use the bulb mode setting and timed exposure settings

More Info:
What to bring…

Bring your camera that is equipped with manual settings
Wide-angle and telephoto lens (we offer rentals if you don’t have one or the other)
A fully charged battery (two ideally)
Memory cards
Camera remote (if you have one, otherwise you’ll use your self-timer)
A flashlight (not flash)
Light to medium jacket (where we’re near the water and it will be chilly)

Where to park/How to get there

There are very few spots in front of the welcome center, some are free and there are some $5 spots near the bridge (see map below to see where to park – lots 1, 2, 7 & 8 are within a 5-minute walk).
If you are not going to drive into the SF, you can take public transportation. Please visit to find out the best way from your home. 

About Your Instructor:
Reza Toghani, born in Iran, is a skilled landscape, nature and nighttime photographer with over 30 years of experience. Using both film and digital technology he has been able to capture exotic locals and creates powerful and thoughtful images. Reza uses three 35mm film cameras and the Canon 5D Mark III as well as the Fuji X100T. With his experience, flavored by his foreign perspective and vast knowledge of still imagery, Reza's able to produce breathtaking photographs and teach others how to do the same! When not photographing the wide vistas of Yosemite and the world, Reza is helping people find the right camera at our Dublin store.
Part 1: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Mike's Camera (Dublin, CA) 7-9pm
Part 2: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco) 7:45-10pm
Part 3: Tuesday, May 5th, 2018 at Mike's Camera (Dublin, CA) 7-9pm


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