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5 San Francisco Views

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Sunny San Francisco – cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf! All these are great tourist landmarks but San Francisco provides a lot more visually to enjoy and photograph. Below are five different locations we've come across in the city that showcase how beautiful it is without it's iconic landmarks. Go grab a camera and explore the city! No camera? No problem. All our shots below were taken with just an iPhone. It doesn't need to be sunny for San Francisco to be beautiful, learn to love the fog!

1. Dolores Park - Usually way too crowded but have you ever gone to the upper southwest corner of the park and stared out into the beauty that is San Francisco? Go do it. 

2. Diamond Heights - This area is filled with residential homes but if you go along O' Shaughnessy Blvd, there are plenty breathtaking views of the city to enjoy.  

3. de Young Museum Tower - The de Young Museum is great but the views from it's Hamon Education Tower Observation Deck are equally awesome. You get a 360 view of the city from the tower including Karl the Fog in all his glory.

4. Ocean Beach - San Francisco is not always sunny but on those days when you can brace the winds, swing out to Ocean Beach. Instead of looking out into the water, turn around and enjoy the city for it's beauty.

5. Sutro Baths - Sunsets are always a great way to end a day and this location is one of the best in the city to enjoy one. Nature in San Francisco in it's most simplistic and gorgeous form. 

What are your favorite places in San Francisco?

Friday Nights at OMCA

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Looking for something creative and fun to do on a Friday night? Go check out Friday Nights @ OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)! Being visually driven, we are always looking for new ways to invoke imaginative ideas and get the creative juices flowing. One of the best ways for us is visiting local galleries and museums for inspiration. 

Recently we went to OCMA on a Friday night with a few friends to check out the last weekend of the SuperAwesome: Art & Giant Robot exhibit. We started out by grabbing a few bites from the food trucks of Off The Grid which was set up adjacent to the museum. We sat on the steps in OMCA's mini amphitheater while visitors were dancing to the live music on stage. After, we headed into the exhibits for some awesome art with a lot of local artists featured. One of my favorite pieces was David Choe's Bird Flu which took up an entire wall in the exhibit. A lot of the displays were interactive which made it a lot more enjoyable than your regular museum. We spent a few hours wandering the exhibits and also exploring the spaces inside and outside of the museum. The architecture of the building with the rooftop garden and views of Oakland were an added plus to the great art.

David Choe Bird Flu, 2014

Barry McGee Untitled, 2010

It's a great time for creatives of all ages. Activities are planned for adults and kids ranging from family-friendly dance lessons, food demos from local eateries and art workshops. There are also cash bars through out the museum for the adults. It's every Friday night and this Friday's event will feature river rock painting, live Cuban music and a snack size docent tour.

Friday Nights @ OMCA: 5-9pm. Half priced gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and younger are FREE.  

Tuesday Tips - The iPhoneography Edition

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"Ocean Beach" - Jayson Cheung, 2014. The Post Shop | Tuesday Tips - iPhoneography

Welcome to Tuesday Tips, where we'll be sharing weekly photography tips every Tuesday!

iPhones have made it a lot easier for everyone to be an amateur photographer. Whether you're snapping pics for yourself or posting it to Facebook or Instagram, here are a few simple tricks that can easily elevate your iPhoneography. 

Lighting & Focus | Tapped screen to focus on the water droplets. 

1. Lighting & Focus - Tapping on different areas of your screen focuses and adjusts the exposure on your picture. This simple task helps you to quickly decide the lighting and focus of your photo. Be sure to hold your iPhone still when taking your photos! 

HDR | Used to enhance the gradient in the sky from the sunset. 

2. HDR (High Dynamic Range) - HDR helps make landscapes more vivid and helps in situations of low light or if something is backlit. You'll notice that it takes a little longer since it is actually taking 3 photos in different exposures and layering them into one photo to create a more dynamic ratio of light to dark. It's not always useful – in cases where there is high motion or it makes your photo so vivid that it looks fake. HDR easily be turned off and on at the top of your screen. You also have the option to keep both a normally exposed photo and an HDR version if you go into Settings > Photos & Camera > Keep Normal Photo. 

Filters | 'Mono' filter used. 

Zoom | Stood over the table on a chair and physically zoomed in and out to achieve the frame.

3. Filters - The newest iPhone OS upgrade came with built-in camera filters. This is an easy way to play with your photos to create very different aesthetics. You can either shoot your photos with a set Filter or adjust afterwards. As a personal preference, I like using the Fade Filter on my photos. 

4. Zoom - Do not use the iPhone zoom unless you can't move physically closer. At the end of the day, your iPhone is still a phone and has its limits. The quality of a zoomed in photo is not as good as if you just physically got closer to the object/scene you are trying to photograph. 

What tips do you have for iPhoneography?