Tag Archives: sf

Fireworks and “Flashjacking” on the 4th


From our perch upon a rooftop in the Mission, we could barely see the “official fireworks” launched from the pier… but that’s okay, because we were surrounded by the best illegal fireworks in the city. At 19th and Folsom, we had huge explosions launching a block or two in just about any direction. So I set my iPhone on a tripod, and used the Lightbomber app to capture long exposure shots of friends, as the fireworks popped behind them. I then popped off color filtered flashes manually from an external camera flash (for the shots below).
Continue reading

Posted in experimental portraiture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Streets through a smart phone

Coming to a stop.

I love Sunday Streets, the semi-frequent city event that opens up large chunks of Valencia and 24th streets to walking traffic. I never set out to “document” the event, but after a few hours of walking through the friendly crowd of families, artists, and whatevers, it’s hard not to leave with a few decent photos. Can’t wait for the next one on July 1st.
Continue reading

Posted in street photo | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment



Spotted this steamy little construction scene on Market St and started taking photos when this super-serious-bicyclist pulled right into my shot. By the way he was staring at me, he looked unhappy, but he just sat there sort of posing for me as I kept snapping away. Even the construction guy was wondering what was going on.
Continue reading

Posted in black and white, downtown SF, street photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rabbi Saint Laurence

Rabbi Saint Laurence

Something about the fog tends to pull me down Market St. Usually I just bike to work and back, but on these foggy days, I’ve been tending to explore around the Ferry Building and Embarcadero more. I love to listen to the fog horns talking to each other along the bay, but yesterday I was treated to the sounds of Rabbi Saint Laurence and his lone snare drum.
Continue reading

Posted in street photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sharp dressed youngster

cute kid at Blue Bottle

Spotted this sharp dressed youngster outside of Blue Bottle Cafe. He was fastidiously picking up promotional postcards from the sidewalk and placing them back on the nearby table tops. Adorb!
Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Walk

Another Walk

1 Front Street, San Francisco

Hipstamatic is one of my favorite iPhone photo apps. It took me a while to get into it, since there are so many combinations of lenses and films to play with. I’ve settled on a few that I like, and mostly stick with those now.

Hipstamatic has one major drawback. It only takes input from the camera. You cannot take a photo with another app and then process it with Hipstamatic.

This image was made with the John S lens and Claunch film.

Posted in guest contributors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hell On Wheels!

Hell On Wheels!

Set out to just photograph the cool skid mark patterns at 18th and Bryant when this curly haired cutey came zipping down the hill. I couldn’t have asked for better timing, but Camera+ crashed right as I started taking pictures. Luckily this shot survived, but I wasn’t snap any other shots.

Remember, if the shot is important to you, always shoot in the native Camera app. Nothing worse than losing that perfect moment because an app crashed.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s he building in there?

What's he building in there?

An intriguing passageway beside one of the many closed down theaters on Mission Street in San Francisco. Shot with an iPhone 4 using a Photojojo Fisheye lens and processed with Camera+.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment