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Explore your camera's settings and learn the principles of shot composition from a pro while taking pics along the bay

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Pro photographer helps guests decode their digital camera settings, helping them take beautiful shots of the bay and Financial District

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 10, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Camera must have manual controls, this includes all DSLRs and most mid-high end point and shoot cameras. Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes and bring water. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Take Control of Your Camera During a Sunset Shoot - San Francisco: Explore your camera's settings and learn the principles of shot composition from a pro while taking pics along the bay

What You'll Do

Shutter speed, f-stop, ISO—arcane jargon to the uninitiated, yet these concepts are what make professional photos stand out from the Instagrammed masses. Bryan Tan demystifies these and other concepts as he teaches you how to take control of your camera. As the setting sun lights up the bay, Tan will segue into compositional rules, helping you frame photos with leading lines and the rule of thirds. He'll also show you how to create the images you want with advanced techniques in focus and white balance.

  • Learn How to Work Your Camera Like a Pro
    Bryan Tan walks students through the higher functions of DSLR and point-and-click cameras, covering key compositional techniques

  • Test Out Your New Skills
    Perched on the Embarcadero, you'll have the chance to snap beautiful pics of the bay and Financial District, playing with lighting as the sun sets

Each event is capped at 6 participants; each event requires a minimum of 12 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Bryan Tan Bryan Tan
Professional Photographer

Bryan Tan is a self-taught photographer who has mastered visual aesthetics in a variety of settings. Bryan first began experimenting with his camera's capabilities in high school and shows no sign of stopping, even after parleying his obsession into a career. Bryan has made a living off his photography for the past five years, and has been sharing his expertise with others for the last two during his workshops at Digital Photo Academy and Citizen Space.

Where You'll Meet

Events meet at Pier 14 on the Embarcadero.

When You'll Meet

The event takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 23
  • Sunday, March 2
  • Sunday, March 9

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    San Francisco

    Pier 14

    San Francisco, CA 94105

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