Streets of San Francisco


Being a street photographer in Sacramento, can be hard.  My buddy and I would walk 5 miles plus and come away with only 10 “money shots”.  I’ve tried to change my focus while on the street but I struggle to find the keepers.  Maybe I’m too stuck in my ways.  I can’t complain too much, especially when you’re with good company. 



Going to SF is my escape.  San Francisco is a bigger city with more “life”.  I usually come away a lot more keepers in SF than I would in Sacramento.  With street photography, I prefer to capture the wider scenes with lots of shadows, contrast, lines and angles.  I love using my Ricoh GR and Fuji X100t for street photography.  These cameras allow me to be more discreet and not disrupt the flow of Streetlife.  I’ve tried to go back and do street with my Nikon DSLR and I struggle to get the shots I would get with my too compact bodies. 



Of course while in San Francisco, you have to lookup. I like taking architecture photos almost as much as street.  I normally walk around with a 35mm so I try to make it work with my restrictions.