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Reasons to Love San Francisco

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From a Photographer’s Perspective

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Hello from my new hometown, San Francisco!

There is a ton for a photographer to love about San Francisco and the Bay Area. It speaks to me on a daily basis in the visual sense — the weather and light are always changing, going up and down hills alters perspective, and fantastic design is hidden everywhere. Aside from my love of Victorian houses, here are 5 of my favorite things about SF right now:

1. Bridges

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Golden Gate Bridge, looking amazing in the afternoon light.

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Bay Bridge, looking magnificent at night.

2. Fog

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Karl the Fog is my new favorite giant soft box.  Check out the dreamy light the morning fog created for these portraits in the Presidio.

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3. Coffee

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There is a ridiculous amount of amazing coffee in the bay area.  Pictured above is Sightglass – a cafe I fell in love with for its architecture and design. I’m also pretty obsessed with Jane, Blue Bottle, and Flywheel. Tell me what I’ve missed!

4. California Sunsets

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Taken as the sun went down in Napa. There’s nothing dreamier than magic hour in California.

5. Yerba Buena Gardens

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A great family portrait backdrop for modern design enthusiasts.  Not to mention, Samovar for incredible tea!

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Any tips or exploration ideas for the visually-minded that I might want to check out in the coming months? I’d love to hear from you! (Feel free to comment or email me here.)