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photo class

Learn Photography with a bay area local

photo class

Learn Photography with a bay area local

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
photo class

Learn Photography with a bay area local

photo class

Learn Photography with a bay area local

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be learning 5 things as part of this program. 1. Light, shadows, tones (we will follow Ansel Adam's books as reference) 2. Human eye, rule of thirds, composition 3. The three controls-ISO, Shutter speed and aperture 4. Storytelling in a photo 5. Critical review of the shots taken by you I will talk about the theoretical aspects and motivate the need for meaning photography. We will move onto the practical side of things, where each of us will shoot the same scene/subject to apply the things taught. We will then review each other's work and talk about what we like and could have been better. We usually meet in at a trailhead, walk the talk, where I tell you the photographic elements and we can apply it as we take photos. We will then end our program and do the critical review and I will share some things about post processing. The itinerary will be well planned , where we will do a small walk, talk a lot of photography and learn how to take good photos. Being a Bay Area local for more than 10 years, I will share some of my favorite secrets around coffee, beer and food along the way.

Your host

Learn more about Mallika

Mallika

I am a passionate and published photographer who loves paying attention to nature, science and art of photography and making meaningful photos. This journey started for me as a small girl, fascinated by my dad's Yashika film camera, followed by taking various classes at the Foothill Community College over 3yrs. There I met my gurus and fellow Bay Area photographers with whom I learnt so many amazing skills, put up exhibitions, practiced the science and art behind photography. I am professionally trained in indoor studio, outdoor studio, studio lighting, people, landscape and product portraits. I just fell in love with the process and the intricacies that go into making the photo one wants. I want to share my passion and knowledge with you. Let's get the best out of your cameras, be it phone or DSLR, and hit that shutter more meaningfully!

Where you'll be

It will usually be at a trailhead like Vasona County park or a characteristic street like Castro St. Will be decided and revealed when booking is done. Rest assured you'll love it. For example: We can walk Castro and around the beautiful neighborhoods to take our photos. We will end our journey mostly at the Steven's creek trail where we will do some reviews. It will be a photowalk filled with tips and tricks! let's be creative :)

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

1. Bring your questions, be curious. 2. This event is not kid friendly, we appreciate the quiet and calm ambience to facilitate learning 3. expect to learn basics of digital photog. 4. this is neither a photoshoot, nor a certification class; it's learning basics of photography! 5. highly interactive

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mallika
Learn Photography with a bay area local
New experience
From $117/person
New experience
From $117/person