Take advantage of history in the making by photographing San Francisco’s bay bridge with your Lomography camera! Our staff member, Sherese had an internship with Bay Area photographer, Joshua Ets-Hokin, who inspired her to write this while assisting on a shoot for a bridge tour. Before jumping on board with the Cal Trans guide and crew, they were garbed in life vests and crowned with an official Cal Trans helmet.
On this tour I brought along my LC-A+ and Holga. The film in the LC-A+ was expired film that I had left outside for over a week during the rainy season and I was sure to let it dry for a couple of extra days in the sun. By exposing expired film to heat in a mild San Francisco climate, I was able to get some interesting color shifts in the negative.
If you’re not feeling up to the tourist thing by taking a tour of the bridge, there are always a couple of other options. Both Treasure Island and Oakland offer some decent views of the bridge, however they don’t compare to the views from a boat ride. The image below was taken in Oakland and is only one of the several massive cranes that have played a significant role in constructing the new bridge.
My one suggestion is to bring a wide angle lens…especially if you’re on a tour with multiple friends and family. It’s one of those lifetime experiences you won’t regret that you’ll be able to redundantly tell your grandkids someday.
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