Armed robberies prompt security concerns at San Francisco photo spots

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, approaching sunset

San Francisco, Calif., is considered one of the most photogenic cities in the United States. Unfortunately, the City by the Bay has received unwelcome attention as a place where photographers are the targets of thieves. Photographers with big gear bags are being cautioned to avoid popular spots – like the Palace of Fine Arts – or bring security.

The latest incident to make national headlines is this report from ABC 7 in San Francisco when two thieves brazenly assaulted a Dallas-based wedding photographer. In the report below, vlogger and photographer Jefferson Graham – who himself had $6,500 worth of gear stolen while photographing in San Francisco – offers insight.