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DLWS Day 3 PM Shoot – Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Travel with tags , , , on January 27, 2010 by projectxo

For the final shoot of the workshop, we went to SF Marine Headlands for GGB’s night shot.  It’s actually really easy to do.  2 stop under exposed with camera on tripod.  The key is to wait for the perfect moment where the ambient balances the lights from the bridge and the cars.  Personal taste.

Golden Gate Bridge Sunset

Golden Gate Bridge Sunset


Golden Gate Bridge at Night

Posted in Equipment, Personal with tags , , on January 20, 2010 by projectxo

This is from the 2nd day at DLWS San Francisco.  The location is Ft. Point, Presidio.  Sky was really cloudy so before sunset, there was nothing interesting except surfers breaking the waves in the freezing water.  The light on the bridge turned on as we were packing up to go.  I have to move really close to the fence to get a good frame of the south tower and the reflections on the water.

– Shot with aperture priority mode @ 3.5.  I used a relatively wide angle lens so there is enough depth of field at 3.5.  Otherwise, I would have to bump it up to 5.6 or more.

– Camera picked shutter speed at 1/30.  I believe I had it set to 2 stop under exposed to make it dark.  Camera was sitting on a tripod to reduce camera shake.

– White balance was set to auto.

Golden Gate Bridge from Ft. Point, Presidio

Golden Gate Bridge from Ft. Point, Presidio