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    Introduction to DSLR Photography

    Ever wonder why your photographs are coming out too dark, out of focus, blurry, or off-balance? If so, this introductory course is your one-day solution. This comprehensive class is the super practical, smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography. Learn everything from exposure controls and lens choice to understanding and sharing your files. It is designed on the premise that you have little to no prior knowledge of using your digital camera, and that you want to get up and running in as little time as possible (this is New York City after all). The class will focus entirely on helping you get acquainted with all of your digital camera's features and functions. And of course to have fun while doing so.
    Introduction to DSLR Photography

    1535 Broadway, New York

    • Easy introduction to digital photography
    • Learn about your camera's features and functions
    • No experience necessary
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    Composition in the Field

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    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around NYC. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Whether it's the funky fashions and storefronts of Soho or the cityscapes of Central Park, you'll learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date. Past locations include:
    • Grand Central Station
    • High Line
    • Madison Square Park
    • New York Public Library
    • South Street Seaport
    • Central Park Zoo
    • Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO
    • Central Park West & 79th St
    • Chinatown
    • Eldridge Street Synagogue
    Composition in the Field

    12 Eldridge St, New York

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of NYC
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    1 positive reviews
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    Beginner 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!
    Beginner 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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    2 positive reviews
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    Digital Photography

    So you think that photography is easy now that everything's gone digital? Just point and click, right? Wrong. Anyone can take a snapshot or a selfie, but to get timeless art, it takes some knowhow. Judah Harris wants to let you in on the trade secrets he's learned over several decades of professional photography. You'll learn different techniques for photographing different subjects, tips for composition, how to master exposures and lighting levels, and much more! You'll also learn the terminology that a real professional photographer uses, so you'll be able to talk the talk. This is a must-attend for anyone who wants to impress their friends and loved ones with some amazing pictures!
    Digital Photography

    10 W 58th St., New York

    • Discover the photography secrets that set apart the amateurs from the pros
    • Learn techniques for photographing different subjects, plus tips for artistic considerations like composition and light levels
    • Understand camera terminology and settings like focal length, depth of field, and more
    • Get professional-level feedback on your photos
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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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    Digital Photography for Beginners

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    Learn how to get the most out of that new camera you just bought. This three hour class will give you the basics to capture those unforgettable moments with the best possible photographs. You will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), white balance settings, depth of field, and a whole lot more. With the class limited to just 10 people, you will be given ample attention and will undoubtedly walk away being ready to have fun with your camera!
    Digital Photography for Beginners

    590 Madison Ave, New York

    • Easy introduction to digital photography
    • Learn the fundamentals of exposure, white balance settings, depth of field, and more
    • No experience necessary
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    28 positive reviews
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    Beginner Photography: DSLR 101

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    Thinking about upgrading from the iPhone camera to something more professional? DSLR 101 is the perfect class if you have either stepped up and purchased a Digital SLR camera or are considering the purchase. This four'hour workshop is dedicated to training DSLR newbies by highlighting the basics of the camera, while also making you more comfortable and confident with it. You will also be given specific tips to build a camera/lens system that suits your individual needs. Feel the power and versatility of DSLR cameras!
    Beginner Photography: DSLR 101

    211 E 18th St, New York

    • Learn all the basic functions of your DSLR camera
    • Understand how to use a more powerful and versatile camera to your benefit
    • Hone your fundamental photography skills
    • Receive tips on constructing a camera/lens system that fits your individualized needs
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    4 positive reviews
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    Beginner Photography at Grand Central

    Get your creative juices flowing with this unique photographic adventure of Grand Central Terminal. For two and a half hours, you will be surrounded by the movement, color and energy that define one of New York City's most storied landmarks. You will participate in exercises that tune you into your intuition, and learn how to take photographs by following it. By the end of the class, you will know the difference between looking, observing and seeing, and be able to see the world through the eye of a professional photographer. Not to mention, having the photographs to prove it. This is more of a creative rather than technical class. If you're interested in learning more about the technical aspects, attend the Digital Photo 101 class by the Art of Intuitive Photography.
    Beginner Photography at Grand Central

    87 E 42nd St, New York

    • Learn to take photographs using your intuition
    • Better the composition of your photographs
    • No experience necessary
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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

    33 Washington St, 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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    Crash Course: Camera Basics

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    Ever wonder why your photographs are coming out too dark, out of focus, blurry, or off-balance? If so, Crash Course is your three hour solution. Crash Course: Camera Basics is an efficient, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to explore the fundamentals of your camera. We'll get you up and running quickly, showing you what's up with all the buttons and dials, the different modes available, and how to read your light meter. You'll learn about basic exposure control, and just become more familiar with your camera in general. It is designed on the premise that you have little to no prior knowledge of using your digital camera, and that you want to get up and running in as little time as possible (this is New York City after all). The class will focus entirely on helping you to get acqainted with all of your digital camera's features and functions. And of course to have fun while doing so.
    Crash Course: Camera Basics

    33 Washington St, Brooklyn

    • Easy introduction to digital photography
    • Learn how to properly use all of the settings on your camera
    • Level up your camera skills in just one session
    • No prior experience necessary!
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    8 positive reviews

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