PHOTO WORKSHOPS IN NEW YORK CITYSummer light: 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Winter light: 8:00 – 12:00 a.m.
In this workshop, you will find yourself in the heart of arguably the world’s most exciting metropolis. Here, a native New Yorker and Brooklyn resident will walk an itinerary where you are bound to capture the intense intersections of characters, dynamics, architectural styles and street scenography. Each walk promises to be completely unique – depending on the day’s cast of subjects, the weather’s mood and the shifting colors of the street.
This workshop emphasizes the power of observation as a street or urban documentary photographer. While architectural elements play an important role in this session, the magic of New York City is expressed in the fascinating juxtapositions of personalities. Amidst the grandeur of the iconic buildings, parks and monuments, you will discover layers of visual beauty: from the kaleidoscope of graphical backdrops to the fast-moving flow of people immersed in their individual missions. Select from our two proposals or design your own itinerary with us to witness and immerse yourself in this glorious City.
This itinerary is best done in the morning light to capture the rising rays in Downtown Manhattan. We start at the tip of the island, near Wall Street and make our way up through the narrow streets of Chinatown; continuing through chic SoHo and the nascent East Village, the workshop concludes at Union Square Park.
Union Square Park
This itinerary is intended for the evening light, to capture the setting sun and the brilliant lighting of the theater district. Starting at the famous Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park, we head west towards the Highline. From there, we head to Korean town and Herald Square. Just north of there, we land in Times Square. From there, participants can choose to go to Grand Central Terminal or Radio City Music Hall for the last shots of the workshop.
Herald Square / Korea Town
Who is this for ?
Anyone who would like a local, professional photographer guide in New York City.
Hobbyists / amateurs / beginners: Learn to look, observe and also use your equipment to capture what you intneded to. This workshop provides you a solid understanding of working with your camera in a complex, bustling environment.
Professionals / experienced photographers: This workshop provides you with likely the new experience of shooting in intensely busy, often crowded locations without time or room to set that “perfect shot.” We will show you tricks for this as we walk through the streets. Your local guide of New York City will be your source of information on the City, and can answer highly technical and logistical questions about photography as well as provide tips for future shooting.
Students: Classes of up to 25 undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to take this workshop. Please inquire about our student and group pricing.
Post Production review
Camera: Any digital camera
Lenses: Normal and wide angle
Tripod: Optional (not necessary)
Equipment rental: available upon request.
This is a walking tour.
Bring cash for optional taxi ride(s) and a pit stop during the tour.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Wallets and purses should be worn close to the body or inside clothing.
€280 total for 1-2 people
€400 for groups of 3 – 5
We accept all major credit cards and Paypal. You will not be charged until you receive an email confirmation from us. Please fill out the booking form and check your inbox for our response within 24 hours.