Zone Focusing

In this video you will learn the basics of Zone Focusing in Street Photography. To capture the "Decisive Moment" you need to be fast; and nothing is faster than not having to focus at all.

3 C's Of Visual Storytelling

In this video you will learn the three basic principles of visual storytelling. Camera, Context, and Character.

Hiding in Plain Sight

In this video you will learn how to "Hide in Plain Sight" in Street Photography. This technique allows you to get very close to your subjects without influencing their behavior.


In this video you will learn all about personal "Safety" in Street Photography. The video covers three techniques (Tape, Strap, and Presentation) that will help you stay safe on the streets.

I have been a photographer in the Bay Area for 20 years and below are some of my favorite spots to photograph (and many more still on my bucket list).  Everything on this map is less than 4 hours drive from San Francisco!


Click on the map's colored camera icons to see location descriptions & photos. Or click the legend icon (        ) to explore by category.


Do you want your image of your favorite place to be added to this map with attribution? Just drop me a note with a link to your image and how you want your attribution and I'll add it to the map.


City Scapes

Flora & Fauna

Street Photography



Raw Capture, Linear Gamma and Exposure

by Bruce Fraser

Optimizing Exposure

By Michael Reichmann

Exposing to the Right Explained

By Spencer Cox

San Francisco's Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS)

These guides are not intended to be legal advice. I am not a lawyer. I have not had legal training. Readers should seek the advice of a competent attorney when they need legal advice regarding a specific situation.

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

Legal Rights of Photographers

By Andrew C. Kantor

The Photographer's Right

By Bert P. Krages II

A Photographer's Guide to the First Amendment

by PDN