The workshop with National Geographic met and went beyond my expectations. What a fantastic experience! If I could only go on these every year, but even the short-term weekend workshops are pretty expensive. But it was soooo worth it!
Here are some of my pictures of my favorite city in the world:
This was a temple I’d never heard of in Chinatown. Apparently, you can only take pictures from this balcony, and I managed to get one of the altar, one of the other workshop participants (she’s the one in black on the left) and of course, Coit Tower in the background. I don’t think I would’ve ever gone to this place if the workshop lead instructor, Catherine, didn’t tell us about it. That’s what made this workshop so incredible – just all the knowledge I gained from listening and learning from her and the other instructor, Kris
Here’s another picture, this one of the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market:
I suppose the stock photographer in me gets disappointed when I can’t submit a picture, because 1.) it has recognizable people in it, and then I’d have to get them to sign model releases, and 2.) it’s out of focus. So, it was refreshing to know that I can take a great shot and not have to worry about technicals and having people in it. Instead, I can illustrate a place, emotions, and just have fun. Like I did with this one.
There’s more to come…