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40 unique and iconic photo locations in the City by the Bay
What is Viewfinder?
We are the marketplace for travel photography
We’re partnering with local photographers, from around the world, to create photography guides of our favorite shooting locations. With Viewfinder guides you’ll know exactly how to get to the right place, at the right time, to get the best shots possible. Take the guesswork out of your next trip, and shoot like a local.
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Explore a city through the lens of a local
Discover perspectives and locations that only local photographers know about.
Smartphone and DSLR friendly
From stabalized long-exposures to smart phone snaps, find the right shot for you.
Find the exact shooting locations
Our maps guide you to the exact standing position for the best shooting perspectives.
Know what time is the prime time
Sunrise, sunset, blue hour, a two week period in late February? Know before you go.
Pack the right equipment and use the right settings
Full-frame DSLR? iPhone? Find locations suitable for your gear
Make sure you’ve got the right lens in the bag before you go
Shooting that long exposure midday? Better pack the ND filter
Get details on the ideal stabilizing system for each shot
Try the pro’s setting to control exposure and motion, or experiment
Control your subject with the perfect depth of field setting
Know when it’s okay to bump up that ISO a bit
Frame your shots beautifully with the exact zoom used
Become a photography guide author
Get paid for sharing your favoite shooting locations
Our guides are created by local photographers from around the globe. We hand pick our authors for their high-quality work, unique photographic perspectives, and thorough knowledge of top shooting locations in their area. Interested in joining Viewfinder’s guide authoring team? Send us your info below with a link to your portfolio or Instagram page and we’ll be in touch!
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