Photochrome Camera Club

San Francisco Photography Club: Established 1942

Archive of Bay Area Photo Ops

The California Academy of Science will be having a last quarterly free Sunday of the year on December 9, 2012 with its new theme: “Tis the Season for Science”. You don’t have to be a San Francisco resident. Consequently, people from all over the bay area and beyond take advantage of this event, so get there early. Be sure to see “Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet”, now showing at Morrison Planetarium. Get some great shots of birds and butterflies in the rain forest dome as well as fish and other aquatic creatures in the Steinhart Aquarium. At 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, you can photograph a diver inside the aquarium interacting with the crowd. Another photo op is when an Academy biologist feeds the African Penguin colony at 3 pm. The Academy opens at 11:00 am on Sundays and is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park. For more information go to http://www.calacademy.org/
Gary Larsen

This fun event starts at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Flugtag means “flying day” in German to celebrate the many brave men, who down through the ages built and flew, or not, their human-powered flying machines.
36 teams with their homemade vehicles will compete by launching themselves off a 30-foot high pier to soar as far as possible before crashing into the bay.
Contestants will be judged by their flight’s distance, creativity and showmanship. You can probably get some good shots depending on where you are standing. A large crowd is expected, so try to get their early.
It all takes place at Mc Covey Cove, 3rd Street / Terry A. Francois Blvd., in San Francisco next to the AT & T Park.
Gary Larsen

Lets visit the fort sometime between 10am and 5pm to photograph the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry performing military drills every hour on the hour as well as on-going demonstrations of everyday activities that occurred in an army garrison during the 1800′s. Here is a chance for club members to shoot photos of Fort Point including individuals wearing appropriate epic union and civilian attire

Directions: The area is under construction due to the replacement of Doyle Drive so follow the Crissy Field detour signs to Old Mason Street upon entering the Presidio. If you are coming from Marina Blvd., just continue straight onto Old Mason Street. Park in the lot just past the Warming Hut or in the parking lot in front of Stillwell Hall. Additional parking is behind the Hall under the overpass. (Presidio detour signs say “Mason Street”, but should say “Old Mason Street”).

Gary Larsen

Once again the California Academy of Science is offering free admission to it’s facility for San Francisco residents from each ZIP code area. The Academy is full of great photo opportunities in the aquarium area, birds and butterflies in the 4-story tropical rainforest, and details from exhibits located throughout the building.

Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro, Cole Valley, Haight, Glen Park, St. Francis Wood, Lake Merced: (94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, 94132) April 27, 28, 29. September 28, 29, 30.
Parkside, Sunset: (94116, 94122) May 4, 5, 6. October 5, 6, 7.
Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Marina: (94108, 94109, 94115, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94129, 94133) May 11, 12, 13. October 12, 13, 14.
Hayes Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SoMa, Treasure Island, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point, Ingleside-Excelsor, Visitation Valley: (94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94112, 94124, 94130, 94134, 94158) May 18, 19, 20. October 19, 20, 21.

Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combination are acceptable:
- A driver license or state ID card.
- Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date.
- Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box).

Gary Larsen

Artwork: Sally Robertson

Open to the public February 24-26 with exhibits of orchids from around the world. You can get close-up photos of hundreds of exotic species displaying their intense colors, shapes and textures. Be creative applying special techniques to images in this indoor environment free from wind and harsh sunlight.

Location: Fort Masson.

Admission: General $15 / $13 on line, Senior $12 / $10 online. For tickets go online.

Gary Larsen

 

 

 

The California Academy of Science has great photo opportunities waiting to be explored. Here is the 2011 list of free admission dates for San Francisco residents in each city ZIP code:

Parkside, Sunset (94116, 94122): June 10, 11, 12 & Oct 28, 29, 30.
Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition (94115, 4118, 94121, 94129):  June 3, 4, 5 & Sept 30, Oct 1, 2.
Ingelside-Excelsor, Visitacion Valley (94112, 94134): May 27, 28, 29 & Oct 14, 15, 16.
Hayes Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SoMa, Treasure Island, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point (94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94124, 94130, 94158): June 17, 18, 19 & Oct 7, 8, 9.
Cole Valley, Haight, Glen Park, St. Francis Wood, Lake Merced (94117, 94127, 94131, 94132: May 13, 14, 15 & Sept 23, 24, 25.
Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro (94110, 94114): June 24, 25, 26 & Nov 4, 5, 6.
Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Marina (94108, 94109, 94123, 94133): May 20, 21, 22 & Sept 16, 17, 18.

*Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combination are acceptable:
- A driver license or state ID card.
- Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date.
- Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box).

Gary