San Francisco Photowalk

I had a lot of fun in San Francisco the last couple days.

I realize a lot of you have never been to a photowalk, so I thought I’d share a little about it.

Most photowalks are small (4-10 participants who live locally).

Photowalks are usually organized by one or two photographers.

Participants of various skill levels meet, take photos – all the while networking and learning from each other.

Tuesday’s event, however, was huge and organized by a combination of photographers and Google.

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Group Photo by Peter Adams.

The big “draws” for this walk were:

•  Google was giving away one Google Glass at the event.  (Worth $1,500 and impossible to buy anywhere right now.)

•  Trey Ratcliff would be attending.  (He’s a famous photographer who primarily shoots HDR photography.)

•  Thomas Hawk would be attending.  (He’s a famous photographer who has a goal of shooting the 100 biggest cities in the United States.)

I flew into the Bay Area on Tuesday and did some shooting in the East Bay.

In the late afternoon, I was honored to attend a meeting Trey and Thomas had with Google.

During this meeting, they were fitted for (and taught how to use) “Glass” to wear on the photowalk.

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Trey Ratcliff (left) and Thomas Hawk (right) getting “fitted” with their new Google Glass.

I had a lot of fun chatting with Google Glass developers and trying out (Thomas’s) Glass myself.

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Photo taken by Thomas Hawk with my iPhone.

I knew Glass would be fun to take photos with.

I knew finished photos from the perspective of a person’s eye/s would be cool.

I didn’t know Glass would be SO SMART.

The technology in Google Glass is absolutely amazing.

The glasses can take photos, upload them, share them, etc. via voice activation.

“OK Glass, take a photo.”

You can ask it questions, get directions … Glass is intelligent.

(I get so excited by technology and the glimpses it gives us into the future.)

Kudos to Google for exceeding everyone’s expectations with Glass.

After the Google Glass “fittings,” we rushed over to the photowalk.

I really enjoyed seeing old friends and getting to meet many, many, new people too.

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San Francisco Photowalk

Eventually, the photowalk came to an end.

A fairly large group of us gathered at a lounge for cocktails.

As the night wore on, a few of us moved on to another location for dinner.

It was really a lot of fun, but (as expected) it turned out to be a late night.

Also, once we got “home” we *needed* to upload and look at Glass photos.

Yes, I’m a photography nerd and so are a lot of my friends!

I also fell in love with the Hawk’s two black labs.

They’re approaching three years old.

(They loved me too because I gave them LOTS of great tummy and ear rubs.)

Here’s a photo of one of them ….

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So adorable!

I would have packed both dogs in my bag and snuck them home if I could have ….

5 Responses to “San Francisco Photowalk”

  1. Missy

    Looks like you had an amazing time! The glasses are fascinating.

  2. Michelle

    Looks like you had a great time. And I’m sure you managed with what you had packed (and didn’t miss what you left behind too much 😉 ).

    Also, as a completely irrelevant aside, your skin looks great.

  3. Erica

    I want Glass if I ever skydive again. I could wear something to make them stay on. I also want the dog. 🙂

    And, yeah, your skin and teeth do look great,

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