Phoneography Challenge: Architecture of The City

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I attended a National Geographic Traveler seminar yesterday at the San Francisco Art Institute, the topic being portrait and people photography; this photo was taken just prior to that while I was waiting in line to sign in, or I would have rounded up some people to mill about in the photo as well. Invaluable information was gleaned from one of their photographers, Catherine Karnow, giving the presentation.

Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy.

The phoneography challenge is part of an ongoing series spearheaded by Sally Donatello at Lens and Pens.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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54 Responses to Phoneography Challenge: Architecture of The City

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Wow Angeline…What a stunning image

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  3. Patti Kuche says:

    A beautifully balanced shot Angeline and what an exciting seminar! Hope you write more about it!

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  4. Love the composition of this photo. No humans needed! I envy you that presentation ~ it could only have been excellent!

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  6. Marianne says:

    That’s a GREAT shot, Angeline 🙂

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  7. Madhu says:

    Great framing and composition Angeline! The bicycles anchor the shot.

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  8. rommel says:

    This one’s truly is a superb shot. It looks to me you didnt ‘need’ the portrait photography afterall.

    Ill be in NorCal this weekend til Tuesday. Let me know if you want to meet with me. yvanfil@yahoo.com

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  9. Great capture for this week’s theme

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  10. ChgoJohn says:

    Nice juxtaposition of the bicycles in the foreground and the city-covered hill in the background. Owning a bike in San Francisco takes real commitment. 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Oh!!! You totally saw the juxtaposition!!!! Thank you!
      Just walking in SF takes real commitment. The last two blocks to the institute were UPHILL! I’m not so terribly out of shape, and I had to stop a couple of times to breathe.

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  12. Yes that was the seminar that I wanted to do, but life got in the way. Thanks for sharing the information. I’m always sneaking pictures of strangers…might have to change that…Wow I’m learning. Over here close to Berkeley folks have so many opinions I have to be careful 😉

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    • Angeline M says:

      I almost put it off because it was on a Sunday, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I used to sneak photos too, but on my last trip to Mexico I just went out and walked up to people to talk to them and ask permission. You’re right, though, there in Berkeley you might get all kinds of interesting responses 🙂

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  13. I like the city in the background.

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  14. Love this photo – great framing.

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  15. Amy says:

    I like this photo! It sounds like a wonderful seminar from a knowledgeable person.

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  16. What an interesting seminar! Thanks for sharing a little of what you learned in the comments. 🙂 I really like your framing in today’s photo too.

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  17. ilargia64 says:

    Guau!!! You were very lucky!!!! I would love living in the States…

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  18. Jo Bryant says:

    very cool and lucky you being there Angeline

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  19. David Hall says:

    Love this composition, especially the shapes and colour.

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  21. Nicely framed, Angeline.

    janet

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  22. Angeline, how was that seminar? I wanted to attend, but I had prior plans that I couldn’t break.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Stephen, it was worth every penny. Lots of good information using her photos on projected overhead as examples for successful people photography, lighting and composition. Also how she approaches people to ask them for permission to photograph them.. Catherine is a dynamic and fun presenter. The four hours flew by. I wondered if any of my WordPress friends were in the audience…I felt like yeling out names at the break. See also reply to Sally.

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  24. Angeline, I almost signed up for one of their seminars in Washington, D.C. Could you tell me a little more about the experience. Really was drawn into the image with its window on the city. Happy Phoneography Challenge.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Sally, it was fantastic. See also reply to Stephen Kelly. Catherine states that one big thing in people photography is in how you interact with people, not in how you turn the dials on the camera. The seminar topics were : The importance of light and photographic techniques that make a difference..Photographing people you don’t know…The portrait story..Photographing friends and family. She used her photos throughtout as examples, and wow, are the great. I learned a lot.

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