Our latest photo walk was a special one, indeed; Aside from being Cinco de Mayo and Children’s day, we got to shoot nightscapes under the Super Moon, one of the brightest full moons of the year! Check out our pictures of the photo walk after the jump.
What: San Francisco Nightscapes
When: Saturday, May 5th at 7PM
Where: Lomography Gallery Store San Francisco
Techniques: Light Painting, Long Exposure, Multiple Exposure, Strobing, Night Shooting
Our group for the evening was a nice blend of both new and seasoned employees, amateur shooters as well as some of our more skilled regulars. Armed with an array of cameras including La Sardina, the Lubitel 166+, the Smena 8M and LC-A+, we took to the streets.
Chinatown is a great place to shoot after dark; every kitschy gift shop and mom and pop restaurant has their own neon signs, which add great color and texture to backgrounds. There were many opportunities for interesting double exposures, too!
We took a few opportunities to stop and explore dark and quiet spaces, like the local playgrounds and basketball courses. Our Lomographers traded tips and experimented with some new techniques. We did strobing with multiple flashes and color gels, long exposures and light trails, light painting with flashlights, and the all sorts of other fun tricks.
We had a great time walking around the city together. Admittedly, those San Francisco hills can be a bit tiring. We definitely need a break after all of that walking, shooting, and playing. We look forward to our next workshops, and we hope that you’ll join us for one in the near future!
Until then, Lomo on!
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm / Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
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