October Photochrome Adventures:”Street and Transit Photography Saturday 10/19/2013


 Photochrome Adventures #7 “STREET AND TRANSIT PHOTOGRAPHY – THERE MIGHT BE ELEPHANTS!” will feature walking on some of the streets of San Francisco and aboard MUNI buses and on the METRO system. The event is set for Saturday 19 October 2013 starting at 9am.
The meet up location will be the La Boulange Cafe and Bakery at 543 Columbus Avenue on the West side of the street between Union and Green Streets. Meet up time will be 9 am with the shoot starting at 9:30am. Those who want, can meet back at La Boulange for a specific show and tell presentation, at 12:30 pm. The total time allotted will be 3 hours which allows for both travel time on the street and on public transit. Of course during this field trip the travel time is both the photographing time and travel time. Before the Photochrome Adventures, at the Thursday 17 October Photochrome meeting, I will be presenting an Exploring Photography program also entitled “Street and Transit Photography -There Might Be Elephants”. On the Photochrome Adventures, photographers may want to use some of the street/transit photographing ideas put forth at the EP program and / or develop some of their own.
At this Photochrome Adventures photographers may choose from two methods of photographing on the streets and public transit. The photographers may use any method they choose to get two street and /or public transit photos for projection. Or, somewhat like a lab-workshop, they may opt to accept a specific map route and a specific street or transit subject. For example one assignment might be to do a portrait of a person on a bus and the other photo of a transit machine. Another photographer might be assigned to photograph a street person in his/her environment and the second photo might be of an image on a sidewalk. For those accepting the assignments all the map routes will be the same but the subjects will all be different for each photographer. The maps and assignments will be given out between 9am and 9:30am and a brief discussion on the procedures will be held.
The images made during the shoot will be shown as Pic2 photos at the Thursday 7 November 2013 meeting. So we shall hope to see you all on Saturday 19, October 2013 at 9am at Boulange Cafe and Bakery at 543 Columbus Ave. between Union and Green Streets for the Photochrome Adventures #7 “STREET AND TRANSIT PHOTOGRAPHY – THERE MIGHT BE ELEPHANTS!”
In this and any unplanned photography one never knows what photo ops may pop up. There might be elephants!
Bob Nelson