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The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco

Book Description

San Francisco is one of the most unique and popular travel destinations in the world, filled with interesting architecture, lively street life, secluded getaways, and breathtaking views. If you plan on documenting your trip through pictures, then this is your guide to making the most of your photography in San Francisco. You'll learn where to find the most interesting views, when to shoot them, and how to recreate the images you see in these pages. All the research, location scouting, and planning have been done for you so you can spend your time in San Francisco taking stunning photographs. Equal parts photo essay and how-to, The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco is meant to complement your traditional city guidebook and show you how to capture the memories of your trip with professional-quality images.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Series Editor
  4. About the Author
  5. Introduction
    1. Great Travel Photos
    2. San Francisco
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Will My Photos Look Like Yours?
    5. Photo Gear
      1. Cameras and Lenses
      2. Digital Cameras and Focal Length
      3. Equipment Rental
  6. 1. Architecture
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Golden Gate Bridge
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. City Hall
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Victorians
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Auto Row
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. AT&T Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Ferry Building
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Powell Street Architecture
      1. Emporium Dome
      2. The Flood Building
      3. The Shot
      4. The Shot
      5. Getting There
    9. Bay Bridge
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Legion of Honor
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Financial District Banks
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    12. Movie Palaces
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    13. Modern San Francisco
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    14. Mission Dolores
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    15. Chinatown
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    16. Palace of Fine Arts
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    17. Coit Tower
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  7. 2. City Life
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. North Beach History
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Haight-Ashbury
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Embarcadero
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Cable Cars
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. BART Stations
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. F-Market Streetcars
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Union Street
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Union Square
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Dolores Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Fisherman’s Wharf
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  8. 3. Events
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Bay to Breakers Footrace
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Gay Pride Parade
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Cherry Blossom Festival
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Critical Mass
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. Farmers Market
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  9. 4. Urban Oasis
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Conservatory of Flowers
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Yerba Buena Gardens
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Japanese Tea Garden
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. China Beach
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Lands End
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Twin Peaks
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Sutro Baths
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Candlestick Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Ocean Beach
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    12. Stern Grove
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  10. 5. Secret Places
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Balmy Alley
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Beach Chalet
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Bernal Heights
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Levi’s Plaza and Filbert Steps
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. Presidio Graveyard
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Musée Mécanique
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Clement Street
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There