Fort Point Sunrise and Interior – Shootout

Fort Point | Photo by Mark Grzan

Fort Point Interior | Photo by Mark Grzan

Date: October 17, 2015 | Time: 6:00AM – 3:00PM

Shoot the sunrise and Golden Gate Bridge from the Fort Point National Historic Site. From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California’s Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemated brick masonry displays the art of 3rd system coastal defense construction and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge. Afterwards go to breakfast, and then return to photograph the inside of Fort Point, which opens at 10AM. Come for either (or both) the sunrise shoot and the interior shoot. Whether you are coming just for shoot 1 or shoot 2 you are welcome to join the group for breakfast at around 9AM. A lunch is also planned after the interior shoot.

Shoot 1 : Participants will shoot sunrise at the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point. Sunrise is at 7:15 AM. Plan to arrive at 6AM if you are going to attend this part. Participants will break for breakfast at 9AM and return to shoot inside Fort Point at 10AM, if they wish. If you are carpooling, expect to leave Morgan Hill at 4:45AM.

Shoot 2 : Participants will shoot the interior of the Fort when the doors open. Participants should meet at the entrance to the Fort at 10AM. Plan to join the group for lunch in the Cow Hollow area of San Francisco at approximately 1PM. After lunch carpools will leave to return to Morgan Hill. If you plan to attend only this part you are also welcome to join for breakfast at 9AM.

What to Bring: There is the potential for a variety of compositions using wide-angle, mid to long range zooms, and telephoto lenses. Bring a tripod, fresh fully charged batteries, additional memory cards, etc. A flash may also be useful for interior shots as additional fill light. Be prepared for cold, foggy, rainy or any other type weather you can think of – it’s San Francisco for goodness sake.

Contact the shootout’s coordinator, Mark Grzan, via email to sign-up or to volunteer to host a car pool. Please include your cell phone number and email address.

After the shootout club members can upload their best images to the club’s Shootout flickr® group pool. Title your images “Fort Point” and tag or keyword them with the date “17OCT15“. If you are a club member but not a member of flickr® learn how to join here.

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