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Photographing San Francisco Digital Field Guide

Photographing San Francisco Digital Field Guide

Bruce Sawle

ISBN: 978-0-470-64730-1 March 2010 288 Pages




A compact, full-color companion guide to photographing San Francisco!

Whether using a full-featured compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking stunning shots of beautiful San Francisco. Whether you aim to capture breathtaking photos of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, crooked Lombard Street, infamous Alcatraz, or unique Victorian homes, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

You'll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, lovely images of San Francisco's most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

  • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer Bruce Sawle
  • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from compacts to high end DSLRs
  • Features San Fransisco's main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for
  • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

Whether you're a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing San Francisco for the first time, this handy guide will help you capture fantastic photos!

1 Alcatraz.

Why It’s Worth a Photograph.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

How Can I Get the Best Shot?

2 California Academy of Sciences.

3 California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

4 Chinatown.

5 Coit Tower.

6 Conservatory of Flowers.

7 Downtown.

8 Dutch Windmill.

9 Embarcadero.

10 Fisherman's Wharf.

11 Golden Gate Bridge.

12 Grace Cathedral.

13 Japanese Tea Garden.

14 Lombard Street.

15 Marina Green.

16 M.H. de Young Museum.

17 North Beach.

18 Ocean Beach.

19 Painted Ladies/Postcard Row.

20 Palace of Fine Arts.

21 Presidio of San Francisco.

22 Rodeo Beach/Marin Headlands.

23 Saints Peter and Paul Church.

24 San Francisco Botanical Garden.

25 San Francisco Cable Cars.

26 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

27 San Francisco Zoo.

28 Transamerica Pyramid.