Brian Z. Shapiro is a photographer and multimedia artist born and raised in San Francisco. His work explores the invisible forces that affect our surroundings. Geological spots are shaped by the tales, myths, and ideas that history brings. His work explores both the places and the forces that have an effect on the physical world. Growing up in a suburb of San Francisco that had almost no documented history, he has always been fascinated by places that have a history that shaped its present. Eschewing the studio for the actual place and the archive, he’s more interested in the experience of being the one to take the picture. Through documenting both the place and the experience of being there, he gives his audience an understanding of what it is to be at that certain spot and go beyond the aesthetic into a deeper understanding of the aura of a geographical location. Shapiro has a BA in photography from San Francisco State University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Brian Z. Shapiro
Saturday the 7th of August 2021
Street Photography Meetup - Ferry building - 10:00 AM - 2 Hours
Street Photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera.
There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city center on a photo walk.
$35pp 11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Friday the 13th of August 2021
Black and White Photography Meetup - Battery Cranston next to the Golden Gate Bridge - 10:00 AM - 2 Hours
In this meetup, we will be learning about Black and White photography. We will be learning about tones and contrast, what makes a dramatic image, and what different kinds of light can do for your photography!
Shooting downtown will let us play with light, shadow, and texture, all important elements to black and white photography.
$35pp 12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 27th of August 2022
HDR Photography Meetup - Fort Point - 10:00 am - 2 hours
What is HDR? Well, let Brian Z. Shapiro teach you how to create artistic, high-contrast scenes that jump off the screen.
HDR stands for high dynamic range, a photography technique that mimics what the eye can see, merging multiple bracketed exposures into one vibrant image. Perfect for Urban Exploration, building interiors, and – in this case – the beautiful seascape of the Golden Gate, HDR allows you to bring out surreal detail in your highlights and shadows.