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⭐️ San Francisco Night Photo Workshop

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 90 reviews.San Francisco, United States

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Experience hosted by Anthony

3 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*This is a SMALL 3 person photo tour, we will travel in a private SUV to some of the most beautiful landmark areas of the city.

We'll first meet before sun sets at the scenic Marina District in San Francisco that looks out at the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, & Sausalito. At this starting point, we will go over basic camera settings, which are used for urban night photography. At each location, you will receive expert advice on how to capture a high-quality image. By the end of the night, you'll have a better understanding of how to take pictures in low to no light & you'll have 4-5 epic hero shots to add to your portfolio.

Our Photo Spots:

Golden Gate Bridge - As the sky turns to night, the bridge lights up & you will be able to capture it in a whole new light.

Palace of Fine Arts – Here you will learn how to use long exposure​ & experiment with reflections.

Lombard Street – Here you'll learn how to shoot light trails. You'll also go over best practices for cityscapes as you capture a unique city view of Coit Tower, St. Paul's Catholic Church & Bay Bridge.

Bay Bridge – Often overlooked the Bay Bridge is equally as stunning as GG, especially at night when all of the LEDs are lit
*This is a SMALL 3 person photo tour, we will travel in a private SUV to some of the most beautiful landmark areas of the city.

We'll first meet before sun sets at the scenic Marina District in San Francisco that looks out at the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, & Sausalito. At this starting point, we will go over basic camera settings, which are used for urban night photography. At each location, you will receive expert advice on how t…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Starting at the meeting point, I personally drive you from one location to...
  • Equipment
    FREE eye level tripod provided for use during workshop.
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Sat, Aug 1
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
$249 per person
$249 per person
Wed, Aug 5
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$249 per person
$249 per person
Fri, Aug 7
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$249 per person
$249 per person

Meet your host, Anthony

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 90 Reviews
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My love for photography has enabled me to be ‘tourist’ in my own backyard. I’m constantly searching for and finding places I would never have​ ventured to without photography.

I’m the lead photographer at PhotoHere and for the past couple years,​ I’ve been traveling throughout San Francisco taking pictures for an upcoming local photography location guide. While doing this I discovered that one of my favorite photography subjects is to capture is the city at night because this is when​ some of the worlds most iconic sites are illuminated and really come alive.
My love for photography has enabled me to be ‘tourist’ in my own backyard. I’m constantly searching for and finding places I would never have​ ventured to without photography.

I’m the lead photographer at PhotoHere and for the past couple years,​ I’ve been traveling throughout San Francisco taking pictures for an upcoming local photography location guide. While doing this I discovered that one of my favorite photography subjects is to capture is the city at night because this is when​…
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Where you'll be

Golden Gate Bridge - What’s a trip to San Francisco without a photo of this iconic Bridge.

Palace of Fine Arts – A large classical Roman rotunda hovering above a lake, you will hardly believe that you are still in SF.

Lombard Street – Known as the most 'crooked' street in the world, it is filled twisty curves that are showcased well with car light trails.

Bay Bridge – From the Embarcadero we'll capture the 2nd most popular bridge in SF.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Lisa
February 2020
Our night photography class with Anthony was excellent! He was super helpful to both me (a novice photographer) and my husband (an advanced photographer). We both learned a lot and will take much better night photos because of Anthony's expertise. We also loved to spots he took us to in SF - all iconic landmarks of the city, and worked with us until we got the shots we wanted. He is very friendly, and gave us info about San Francisco and the spots we visited. Most importantly, he is very knowledgeable about photography, and is a great teacher. I highly recommend this experience with Anthony.
Our night photography class with Anthony was excellent! He was super helpful to both me (a novice photographer) and my husband (an advanced photographer). We both learned a lot and…
Parish
January 2020
Anthony was just simply outstanding! His ability to articulate the photography context behind what you are shooting is remarkable. What makes it even better is he breaks it down and is patient with explaining. Being a semi-pro photographer out of Hawaii, Landscape was not what I did for a living. Anthony made sure that my fundamental approach to the workshop required me to step away from my comfort zone as a sports and family photographer and look at the composition of landscape differently with child eyes. He is absolutely the person to hire while in San Francisco because he truly has the passion to teach and the best part you will learn a lot. I cannot wait to go back and take his other workshop. As we say Thank You in Hawaii Mahalo Anthony for a great night of shooting.
Anthony was just simply outstanding! His ability to articulate the photography context behind what you are shooting is remarkable. What makes it even better is he breaks it down an…
Carlos
January 2020
Anthony se comportó como un verdadero profesional de la fotografía. Su manera de explicar es bastante sencilla y didáctica para los que somos aficionados. Aprendí mucho en un breve periodo, ademas que aprendí lo que tenia que aprender para mejorar mi técnica. Lo recomiendo ampliamente! Anthony behaved like a true photography professional. His way of explaining is quite simple and didactic for those of us who are fans. I learned a lot in a short period, and I learned what I had to learn to improve my technique. I highly recommend it!
Anthony se comportó como un verdadero profesional de la fotografía. Su manera de explicar es bastante sencilla y didáctica para los que somos aficionados. Aprendí mucho en un breve…
Mike&Lisa
December 2019
I had fun and more importantly learned some skills that without a doubt will elevate my skills! Anthony was friendly and fun to be with! I also captured several photos that will be highlights of my portfolio! I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone that would like to take better pictures!
I had fun and more importantly learned some skills that without a doubt will elevate my skills! Anthony was friendly and fun to be with! I also captured several photos that will…
Janel
November 2019
Wonderful night! We started by the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and ended by The Embarcadero Building. Anthony is a very patient teacher which leads to amazing results. Different perspectives on the city gave me, a beginning photographer, a different lens ;) to night photography. learned so much that night, totally worth it! 10/10 recommend.
Wonderful night! We started by the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and ended by The Embarcadero Building. Anthony is a very patient teacher which leads to amazing results. Different pers…
Devyn
November 2019
Tony was very patient, knowledgeable and passionate about both photography and San Francisco. It was a pleasure exploring the city with him and I left with a much stronger understanding of my camera. Would definitely recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless, other cameras will not be enjoyable.

What to bring

Camera remote: Optional but a wired remote is recommended. * Third Party remotes can be purchased online for between $10-$20.

Tripod: A sturdy eye tripod that is level. * If you do not have one I will loan you one free of charge.