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Snap Away: The Best Photography Classes in NYC

Snap Away: The Best Photography Classes in NYC

Whether you’ve been snapping photos with your fancy Nikon DSLR camera for years, you just recently gotten a simple point and shoot, or you abuse Instagram filters, a photography class is going to help you take even better photos. These classes offer an endless supply of useful tips and suggestions to ensure that you take stunning photos, no matter the lighting or subject. With many of these classes and workshops, you’ll go outside of the classroom and explore different parts of the city. Each and every neighborhood has something visually unique and exciting to offer, and with the new skills you learn, you’ll be able to capture everything that catches your eye

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    Photo Safari in Wall Street
    Photo Safari in Wall Street

    New York City Photo Safari

    Wall Street--the actual street, not just the district--is jammed with historical buildings, all from different eras, that are practically rubbing shoulders with one another. New York City Photo Safari takes full advantage of these iconic Wall Street buildings as the perfect setting for their architectural photography class. You’ll hone in your sense of spatiality, composition and lighting in this class and put them to the test as you photograph and explore the beauty of each building.

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    Street Photography Workshop
    Street Photography Workshop

    Roberta Fineberg

    You’ll learn how to eternalize the city’s nuances through your lens as you are taught the fundamentals of photography, including the rule of thirds and working with negative and positive space. As you move through the streets of New York, see what catches your eye and, using what you have learned, capture it. After snapping away, you’ll review the photos you took with a professional photographer and receive pointers on a few of your pictures.

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    Photography at Night - Brooklyn Bridge Park (Activity is not offered anymore MDS 12/23/15)
    Photography at Night - Brooklyn Bridge Park (Activity is not offered anymore MDS 12/23/15)

    Remember Forever

    Are you tired of flipping through photo after photo of people posing on Facebook? We get you. It’s time to rediscover the beauty of photographing landscapes as you explore the city after dark. With a focus on the correct use of available light and color, you’ll also learn how to balance your photos, as well as identify the key focus in your landscape. This class, great for beginners and avid photographers alike, will help you capture beautiful images of the city that will fit perfectly on your living room wall and on Facebook.

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    Portrait Photography Workshop - Central Park - Central Park- Poor UX and refused to refund (FMC 8/2/16)
    Portrait Photography Workshop - Central Park - Central Park- Poor UX and refused to refund (FMC 8/2/16)

    Remember Forever

    If you love photos that tell a story or that capture the essence of a smile, but simply don’t know how to take them yourself, then this is the workshop for you. Remember Forever will bring you into Central Park and show you the manual settings on your camera and how you can use them, as well as teach you about angling, lighting and distance. Now you'll always be able to capture those Kodak moments.

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    iPhoneography 101 -- vendor closed AC 5/19/2016
    iPhoneography 101 -- vendor closed AC 5/19/2016

    Brooklyn Central

    Someone is going to disagree with this being on this list, and we understand. But for many, the iPhone supplants a point and shoot. The iPhone does much more than take and store photos. In this class, you’ll discuss various camera apps and how to tweak them to take the photos you desire. Everyone will take photos testing what was discussed and then observe the strengths of using the many settings of certain apps. You’ll realize that sometimes it’s actually easier to use your iPhone. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you.

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