Experience hosted by Mary

3 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 4 people

What you'll do

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I'll show you how to shoot with any camera or phone you have, even if you've never picked up a camera before.

You'll learn how to shoot in manual mode if you have a DSLR, and secrets of iPhone and Android phones.

We'll discover the heart of Stanford University, or architectural treasures in Palo Alto, we'll capture street photography, dogs, and how to take a great photo of a person in less than a minute.

It's guaranteed you'll get one on one guidance on light, angle, composition, and timing as we shoot together. You'll be motivated with clear advice on how to see differently and be successful in absolutely taking photos with the best angle and composition.

Ask any question and I'll answer it to the best of my 35 years shooting professionally in Palo Alto, Asia, India, South America, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, and Indonesia.

After we finish shooting, I’ll review your photos on my Mac Pro and advise you on what makes your best photos great so you can keep being successful after our shoot. And how to improve the photos that don't grab you.

You'll learn how to use any camera or phone you have and leave with your own incredible photos to share with your family and friends.

Other things to note
You don't need a fancy camera or any photography experience. Just bring a fully charged device to shoot with, and be ready to have a blast!
See all 84 5-Star Reviews on Airbnb for this Photography Experience in SF
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I'll show you how to shoot with any camera or phone you have, even if you've never picked up a camera before.

You'll learn how to shoot in manual mode if you have a DSLR, and secrets of iPhone and Android phones.

We'll discover the heart of Stanford University, or architectural treasures in Palo Alt…

Meet your host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm the founder of my award winning photography business in Palo Alto launched in 1983.

You'll get the benefit of my 35 years of business expertise in the heart of Silicon Valley and worldwide. I've shot CEO's, 724 weddings, angel investors, wild rhinos, families, and the Dalai Lama.

I've led programs for Apple, Intel, Stanford, my own global Photo Adventures, and humanitarian foundations.
Join us to experience a premium hands on fun workshop in Italy, France, USA, or Sicily
https://marybartnikowski.com

My next workshop is in Rome, Italy in January 2022, check out the details and photos here:
https://www.marybartnikowski.com/rome-italy-photography-adventure.html

I look forward to meeting you and guiding you on how to take the best photos of your life!
I'm the founder of my award winning photography business in Palo Alto launched in 1983.

You'll get the benefit of my 35 years of business expertise in the heart of Silicon Valley and worldwide. I've shot CEO's, 724 weddings, angel investors, wild rhinos, families, and the Dalai Lama.

I've led programs for Apple, Intel, Stanford, my own global Photo Adventures, and humanitarian foundations.
Join us to experience a premium hands on fun workshop in Italy, France, USA,…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in different locations in Palo Alto, Stanford University, downtown Palo Alto, or a gorgeous hidden garden in Old Palo Alto. We'll be in this location and discover it's secrets.
I keep my groups to 4 people max so that we can shoot what each participant loves shooting, be it nature, architecture, people or dogs.

2 reviews

Matthew
October 2019
Mary is very knowledgeable and knows how to explain how certain photographs were stronger than others. The most interesting useful part of this experience was the review process of why one picture worked while one didn't. Definitely worth it if you are starting out.
Mercy Luhanga
September 2019
I have always been taking photos and meeting Mary and taking her class transformed me into a pro in just 2 hrs. 4 things she said was important in smy photo taking Focus, angle, dimension and speed I had to remember that because she kept on repeating. I particularly loved the fact that she instantly tailor made the class to suit my needs. She is friendly, she knows her stuff she has travelled the world. She is a whole package. I would recommend this to anyone

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Fully charged camera or phone to shoot with

Wear comfortable shoes