San Francisco is the 2nd Most Photo-Friendly City
Photographer website PopPhoto.com recently put together a list of the top 30 most photo-friendly cities in the United States. They took the 30 most populous cities and ranked them from 1-30 accross ten different categories, including “annual average percentage of sunny hours, number of days with measurable precipitation, per-capita number of camera shops and museums and galleries that exhibit photos.”
San Francisco ranked 1st in annual average percentage of sunny hours, at 66. This isn’t exactly known as the sunniest city in the country, so coming in first threw me off a bit, until I realized how the cities were graded. The 66 hours actually ranked right in the middle of the scale against the other cities, and that makes San Francisco “perfect for bringing out color while preserving detail in the shadows.” This goes show to show that I am not a photographer because I thought that more sun = better.
It’s definitely easy to see why San Francisco is such a photogenic city, with all its landmarks, picturesque architecture, and unique groups of people that are expressed by the neighborhoods they live in.
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