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Golden Gate Bridge Photo walk

Photography walks

Ever walked the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge?

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019 as we take a brisk approximately four-mile round trip trek across the most iconic bridge in the world. Learn some great tips and secret tricks to snap some awesome unique images of the bridge,the city, the Marin Headlands and the San Francisco Bay.

 

We’ll meet at 10am sharp at the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center then begin our walk across the most bridge (we’ll take photos of the bridge from the SF side when we get back). It’ll be about an hour to transverse the bridge into Sausalito. We’ll stop for shots at the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point before walking back across the bridge.

 

Golden Gate Bridge Facts

  • It was the longest span in the world from its completion in 1937 until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964. Today, it still has the ninth-longest suspension span in the world.
  • Total length: Including approaches, 1.7 miles
  • Middle span: 4,200 feet
  • Width: 90 feet
  • Clearance above the high water (average):220 feet
  • Total weight today: 887,000 tons
  • Each tower is 746 feet above the water and 500 feet (152 meters)above the roadway
  • There are about 600,000 rivets in EACH tower.

Tuition $99, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

save 10% if registering over two weeks in advance

What to bring…

  • Bring your camera that allows manual settings
  • Wide-angle and telephoto lens (we offer rentals if you don’t have one or the other)
  • A fully charged battery (preferred two)
  • Memory cards
  • Tripod

Where to park/How to get there

  • There are very few spots in front of the welcome center, some are free and there are some $5 spots near the bridge (see map below to see where to park – lots 1, 2, 7 & 8 are within a 5-minute walk).
  • If you are not going to drive into the SF, you can take public transportation. Please visit 511.org to find out the best way from your home.

About your Instructors

Reza Toghani is a skilled landscape, nature and nighttime photographer, from Iran with over 30 years of experience. Using both film and digital technology he has been able to capture exotic locals and create powerful and thoughtful images. With his experience, flavored by his foreign perspective and vast knowledge of still imagery, Reza's able to produce breathtaking photographs and teach others how to do the same! When not photographing the wide vistas of Yosemite and the world, Reza is helping people find the right camera at the Dublin store.

Andy Lopušnak is a world traveler and professional sports, cityscape and portrait photographer. He has served as the official portrait photographer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the PGA Championship, Thursday Night Football and the Final Four with Andy’s photos being used on-air and through CBS Sports’ social media sites. In addition to CBS, Andy has worked for Getty Images and has had his photos used by USA Today, ESPN and numerous online and print media outlets. When Andy isn’t behind his Sony a7r Mark II taking photos, he is the manager of the Dublin, California store.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

The group will meet at the Welcome Center at the South end of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Saturday October 19, 2019. 10.00am - 2.00pm

Register 

More Details:

Participants:
Limit 8

Experience Level:  Beginner - Advanced  Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level:  Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.

Workshop Dates: April 22, 2020 to April 25, 2020

Departure Date: April 26, 2020

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop is LaQuinta located in Moab, Utah where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve a room for this workshop click on this link. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing  using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.This workshop DOES NOT included: Transportation to / from Moab and during the workshop (we will carpool as much as possible), flights or car rentals, lodging or meals.

Price:  $ 1,399.00

Hope To See You There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!  Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements.

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