Monday, October 7, 2013

San Francisco Street Photography

Three days ago, I had some things to do in San Francisco. I thought I might as well take along my camera and use the opportunity for some photos. Here are the photos I took. :) This blog post is on the street photography I did while in San Francisco. I have color photos and black and white, and a few special process black and whites.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best day time shots of San Francisco, use this link. To view all of my photos from that photowalk, use this link.

Parts: Treasure Island Sunset | San Francisco Street Photography | The Embarcadero | 

I am going to start off with the photos of bricks I shot.

These were bricks on the side of the San Francisco General Hospital. I thought the bricks would make a nice pattern so I took a few shots.

Here is a different pattern of bricks on the wall.

Black and white processes I did on the bricks. This one is for the 2nd brick photo.

The other black and white process. This one is for the 3rd brick photo. 

I then took the black and white photos and added color to them. Here are the results. This above one is of the 1st black and white photo. 

A rainbow process of the 2nd black and white photo. 

Photography Tip: The colorized black and whites were all post processed in Photoshop. I won't go into too much detail, but first you want to create several  new layers that will cover the original photograph. Then I used mostly gradients, with some layer masking on the "checkerboard" design below. You may want to turn down the opacity during the gradient making so that the original photo shows through and you can get a rough idea how it will look. After that, you want to take all those color layers and blend it in using "Soft Light". If you want to see the original PSD file for personal educational use, I'd be happy to give it to you. If you want to, just email me via the email on my "About the Photographer" page

I did a few more processes on that image. Here is a red and yellow one, but it did end up looking a bit orange. 

I thought the above results looked cool so I also did a blue and green one. 

I also went to Chinatown for this San Francisco trip. I saw a fire hydrant, and took a photo. 

Here is a black and white process of the above image. 

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Parts: Treasure Island Sunset | San Francisco Street Photography | The Embarcadero |