I am extremely excited to show off the pictures I have been taking lately for my Individual Learning Project. I had the opportunity to go to San Francisco with my mom over spring break. San Francisco is an incredible place and I get to show how I saw the city through my camera lens.
First things first, San Francisco’s food diversity is incredible and I was in absolute heaven. I know that doesn’t have a lot to do with what my ILP is about but it did influence what and where I took some of my pictures. I found some of the restaurants were so adorable but unfortunately the glare and sun did not like my camera much so many of my photos were deleted. One of my favorite places we got to eat at was a Thai place that I couldn’t pronounce. The pictures I have are from a sushi boat restaurant.
I did try some food photography but the finished pictures I see of other food photography takes so much more work and I not think I had any of the right equipment. That would be a cool thing to try to figure out for the coming weeks.
Anyways, back on track! I enjoyed myself so much throughout my time in the city. I adored Chinatown during my first full day in San Francisco.
We stayed at a hotel that was like 6 blocks away from Chinatown but the blocks in San Francisco are extremely steep and our calves were burning but we got some great pictures. I think that the fact that it was cloudy and rainy created a great environment to shoot in.
The street art throughout the city was also incredible. Some of the walls were all so colorful and just expressed so many different emotions. One was also a little more somber and that was conveyed through the colors and pictures.
The Golden Gate Bridge was an adventure to find. We go off the bus early and so we ended up walking a very long way to get to it. I did get some great shots of the bridge from further away, mid-range, and really close of the bridge. I think I really got to grow as a photographer to see the different angles and areas around the bridge. I enjoyed being able to experience a much different climate and diverse area than I had been exposed to before this trip. I have been other places in the US but unfortunately I never got to take my camera with me but I will from now on.