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    iPhoneography 101

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    This camera never leaves your side… lucky for you it's a pretty excellent camera. The iPhone is like the swiss army knife of cameras, with an explosion of apps and filters, but it still has that unique quality entirely its own. Like the Polaroid and Instamatic before it, the iPhone's camera has become a cultural touchstone, beloved by pros and hobbyists alike. We’ll take you through a presentation of the handheld medium, from classic snapshot photographers to contemporary innovators of smartphone photography. We'll break down the important control features often hidden from view in the iPhone's Camera app, as well as how to tweak the camera and options to get what you want. Students will take part in a live-shooting session and share the photos using some of our favorite recommended apps.
    iPhoneography 101

    736 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn how to tweak your iPhone's camera and options to take perfect photographs
    • Discuss various iPhone camera apps
    • Upload your images to create an online gallery
    • Watch a slideshow of classic color snapshot photography over the last 50 years
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    8 positive reviews
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    Photo Safari in Central Park

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    Embark on a photo journey like never before as you experience Central Park and cover the basics of taking pictures of the natural environment, from cityscapes to landscapes. You'll learn the art of scouting for an image and then visually editing it for the perfect photograph. Take advantage of seasonal changes in foliage and venture through Central Park to capture photos with your unique lens. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced photographer, you'll leave with the tips and tricks to capture nature the way it was meant to be seen.
    Photo Safari in Central Park

    Central Park, New York

    • Cover the fundamentals of taking pictures in nature
    • Learn to scout and visually edit an image
    • All experience levels welcome
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    11 positive reviews
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    Basic Camera Course

    Did you buy a camera with the latest and greatest features but do not know what each one does? Or worse, is your camera still in its original packaging? Fear not, you too can become proficient with your camera and all of its controls by taking this Basic Camera Course. With each class having a maximum of four to five students, you will be sure to have a proper learning experience during this one day lesson. The class is broken into two parts and by the end of this course, you will be taught every external setting on your camera body and lens, additional options with the automatic settings, how to use them most effectively, and be able to take photographs you never thought you or your camera could do. You bought the camera with all of these features, now put them to use!
    Basic Camera Course

    66 Crosby St, New York

    • Shoot indoors & outdoors
    • Learn every external setting on your camera
    • Learn about the different choices the internal menu offers
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    Intro to Black and White Darkroom

    Have you ever wanted to create your own photograph? Or maybe you have always wondered what really goes on in the darkroom? The Bushwick Community Darkroom is offering that very experience. Bring in a roll of developed black and white film, and you will be taught how to use the equipment and proper chemistry to make prints from your own negatives. Designed for both the absolute beginner and anyone looking for a refresher course, you'll learn basic darkroom terms and practices. Take this class and tone, enlarge, and capture a higher quality photograph. You'll be surprised with what you see... or don't see.
    Intro to Black and White Darkroom

    1087 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn basic darkroom terms and techniques
    • Hands-on experience in image manipulation using proper equipment and chemistry
    • Transform your own negative into a print of your creation
    • No experience necessary
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    Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portrait Photography

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    Making a great portrait doesn't necessarily require expensive gear. Take one of the most famous portraits of all time: Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl, shot for the cover of National Geographic in 1985 using only a 35mm camera and natural light. It's not the tools themselves that do the job, but rather the mind creating with them. In this illuminating Crash Course we'll help you to observe, visualize and control natural light, demonstrating how light and shadow, as well as different focal lengths, affect the dimensions of the human face. You'll get valuable practice photographing people and learn to put subjects at ease. Make vivid portraits a part of your everyday.
    Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portrait Photography

    736 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn

    • Discover how to find the most flattering natural and available light
    • Learn how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face
    • Get a crash course in taking beautiful photographs
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    8 positive reviews
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    Intuitive Photography at the MET

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    Explore the world of the infamous MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) through a lens... your camera lens. This hands-on workshop explores photography through people, abstract forms, and movement. You'll learn exercises to tune your intuition, how take pictures by following it, and explore the differences between looking, seeing, and observing. During the course, you will also be taught how to better the composition of your photos, and "think"through the camera lens. Through keen observations, you'll begin seeing with a photographer's eye, and will have the pictures to prove it!
    Intuitive Photography at the MET

    1000 Fifth Ave, New York

    • Learn how to photograph people, abstract forms, and movement
    • Explore, through your own pictures, the differences between looking, seeing, and observing
    • Become finely tuned with your intuition and your camera
    • See with a photographer's eye
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    1 positive reviews
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    Photography Crash Course (East Side)

    Enjoy an action-packed, fast-paced course designed to give you an express introduction to that camera you bought months ago but still don't know how to use. In this one-day crash course, you'll learn the basic principles of photography as well as discover the proper techniques to create high quality, creative images by mastering a few basic concepts. Some of the key areas you'll explore throughout the day include ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. As you work strengthen your knowledge of these elements, you'll develop the ability to harness them in your photography and create compelling compositions. From portrait to action shots, you'll gain the skills and confidence to make the most of that camera and have a blast as you click away.
    Photography Crash Course (East Side)

    222 E 46th St, New York

    • Develop your photography skills in an exciting, one-day crash course
    • Learn about important elements such as ISO and shutter speed
    • Discover how to capture everything from portraits to action shots
    • Explore your creativity and gain new skills
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    DSLR Camera Intensive

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    Finally, learn what all "those" buttons on your DSLR were created for! This intensive photography class will empower you with all the basic skills you need to capture those special moments with clear and beautiful photographs. You will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of exposure, shutter speed, white balance settings, and depth of field. After all, you paid big money on all those buttons, switches, and knobs on your DSLR. Please, do yourself a favor and take advantage of them.
    DSLR Camera Intensive

    1395 Lexington Ave, New York

    • Learn how to use your photographer's fancy camera effectively in one easy, comprehensive lesson
    • Cover photography basics like exposure, ISO, depth of field, and composition elements
    • Find out all about those mysterious buttons you've been ignoring
    • Improve your photo capturing skills so that you can take the best pictures possible
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    22 positive reviews
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