Let's meet in San Francisco's Chinatown on 9/17
Next free Flipboard sponsored Photowalk event: coming up
San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in North America, and the largest outside of Asia. The 26 block district is one of the most visited in San Francisco, attracting more people each year than even the Golden Gate Bridge, and for good reason. What a photographic paradise it is!
That’s why I’m organizing a group photowalk of the colorful district for 9/17. We start at 10 a.m. and will go for 90 minutes. If you have the time, join us for lunch afterwards,. I’m sure we can find somewhere fun to eat!
Once again, Flipboard, the social magazine app, is sponsoring the free event, another way for the app to celebrate photography and encourage folks to share their photos on Flipboard. A great alternative: how does being free from algorithms and social media rage sound? Pretty cool, right?
Sign up to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/401056449637
Past Flipboard photowalk events have taken us to the historic Ferry Building, Fort Point by the Golden Gate Bridge and Mission District of San Francisco, Venice Beach, downtown Los Angeles and the L.A. Arts District in, where else, Los Angeles, and we’ve got some more fun events planned for later in the year (Hello Manhattan Beach in L.A, for 9/22) and 2023. Where would you like to see us?
We’ll meet at Chinatown's "Dragon Gate" entrance on Bush Street and Grant Avenue and go through all the way to Grant Avenue and Broadway, on the border of North Beach, the beloved Italian section of the city.
The Dragon Gate will take us into another world of exotic food, colorful buildings and great people watching. We’ll be encountering so many historic buildings, murals and other photo-worthy sports instantly. You'll see temples, dim sum restaurants, bakeries, tea shops, jade jewelry shops and stores selling souvenirs. Be on the lookout for an incredibly colorful mural or two and know that Chinatown is going to be a gritty, way-cool backdrop for portraits. I’ll be offering several tips on how to get great portraits, whether that’s on a smartphone, a mirrorless or DSLR camera. I shoot with them all.
When we are in Chinatown, we’ll be sure to check out the colorful alleys. Ross Alley for instance is the home for the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Co. where over 2,000 cookies are churned out every day. And not just any kind of fortune cookies. They come in several flavors, and sizes. You've never seen fortune cookies this large before!
Afterwards, we’ll share photos, and tips and tricks we picked up together on the Flipboard Photowalkers group magazine. Hit me up for an invite to the magazine: email@example.com
And reminder: our next event in Manhattan Beach is set for 9/22 on the first day of autumn. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. by the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/412413197977
New iPhone 14!
Apple is set to announce and sneak peek the latest iPhone models Wednesday, and I’ll be back at you with same day service to answer the age-old question: do I really need to upgrade again?
At this point, the answer is no, but I haven’t heard Apple’s sales pitch yet. You can count on me for an honest response Wednesday.
I’ll opine on it here, but if you’d like to join a live discussion, I’ll also be weighing in with a group livestream on the iPhone Photo Team website at 4 p.m. PT Wednesday.
Sign up and register to the free event here:
I look forward to seeing everyone!