The San Francisco photography workshop is over.
I have a laptop full of images and a head full of great moments.
Saturday night is a perfect example of our shared experience. We walked down Market St. to the Embarcadero and set up shop at Pier 14. Our goal was to photograph the new Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, Coit Tower, and the San Francisco skyline that lit up as the sun settled in the West.
While waiting for the light, we shared tips and talked about the day that included shoots at Union Square, Yerba Buena, and the Trader Vic alley off Post Street. I didn't get back to my room that night until around 10:00 pm -- dog tired and just as happy.
Everyone contributed. Rene taught us how to talk to strangers, Mike helped us navigate the menu system on our OM-Ds, Michael borrowed my 45mm f/1.8 and pushed his shooting boundaries, Lex got his groove going, Vicki found a whole new way to look at things, Enrich discovered his gift for B&W iPhone photography, Gary made great contributions during our group discussions, Ed had his best workshop shoot ever, and Paul brought incredible focus to capturing great images on the street.
Leah mentioned to me as we were walking back from the shoot how much she liked working with this group. I agreed.
I'm always grateful to the folks who help me craft a new workshop. I couldn't have had a better team in San Francisco this week.
And thanks to them,
I'm going to do it again next year.