Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Being a tourist in SF can be confusing!

On a walk last Saturday near SFMOMA this hip gent walked into the frame and I of course kept taking photos... and then I made my first animated GIF! Silly I know but...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Urban Landscape - Location workshop

I'll be teaching an exciting workshop this summer through The Imageflow in Mill Valley. It'll include a whole day of shooting at the historical former Navy Shipyard on Mare Island, Vallejo where we'll be able to go "behind the scenes".

Urban Landscape

$300 Aug. 2nd 6:30-9, Aug. 4th All Day Shoot, Aug. 9th 6:30-9
Price: $300.00
 This workshop is structured around 2 classroom sessions with a day-long Saturday location shoot on Mare Island / Vallejo in between.  In the initial meeting, there will be a brief presentation on the subject, as well as a discussion on the important practicioners and their photographic output.  Shooting techniques, equipment considerations, best practices and safety concerns will also be addressed.  On Saturday, the class will meet at dawn on historic Mare Island to spend the day shooting along the waterfront and around the many structures.  During this session, there will be ample time for one-on-one instruction and image review on student laptops/tablets.  After lunch we can continue on Mare Island and/or explore nearby Vallejo. The subsequent classroom session will be dedicated to reviewing 5 images per student, as well as discussing the shooting experience and any concerns regarding editing, post-processing, and presentation.Henrik Kam's Urban Landscape Photos.
Instructor Biography: Henrik Kam has spent the better part of the last 3 decades shooting images for a diverse list of clients and working on personal long-term projects, documenting the changing urban environment near his San Francisco neighborhood. Originally from Denmark, his early interest in photography led him to study at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; subsequent workshops and independent study has honed his vision.

For questions or to register, call: 415-388-3569.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rusty Dry Dock has sailed into the sunset!

Over the years I made a few pictures of the dry dock and now it's gone!

From the SF Chronicle, Dec 14, 2002 -
“The floating dry dock that ended up stranded on Yerba Buena Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay like a beached whale has been quietly towed away to an uncertain future.
The dry dock, which is 650 feet long and cannot move under its own power,
got loose from its San Francisco dock in the last big storm Nov. 7 and wound up on the island after a strange night time voyage across the bay.
Last Sunday, a salvage company hired by the port of San Francisco, which owns the craft, towed it to Pier 96, on the southern San Francisco waterfront.”
Since then it has been sitting quietly at the quay in Islais Creek rusting and flaking away. I started making photographs “on board’ 10 years ago - all the rest were made this spring (2010) from the opposite wharf and from my kayak.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

SF parklets and architecture for French magazine.

The parklets of San Francisco are getting international attention this time from a magazine out of Paris called "Architectures à vivre"
I had great fun shooting in practically all the various neighborhoods of San Francisco.
The opening shot is from a building at 9th and Market and comes from a shoot last fall. The aerial was sourced from the Cal Academy files.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sergio, his dog and their ride.

Sergio is taking a break from giving his ride some much needed TLC. Late afternoon in front of Builders Resources, SF. Memorial Day 2012

Sergio, his dog and their ride.

Sergio out in front of Building Resources late yesterday afternoon giving his ride some TLC!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SFJAZZ Center at Fell and Franklin Streets

Scheduled to open in January 2013, the future home of SFJAZZ is taking shape
at Fell and Franklin Streets in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood.
Designed by award-winning architect Mark Cavagnero, The SFJAZZ Center
will be built specifically for jazz music and audiences alike. It will be the
first concert hall of its type in the western United States: a freestanding
performance venue with flexible seating and staging for artists of every stature.
I have been photographing the progress and posting the images here: