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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.
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    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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    Crash Course: Camera Basics

    736 Bushwick Ave, 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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    Revolutionary Pub Crawl of Stone Street- Dry Run

    Beer + History= A Fantastic Good Time! New York Crawling's Revolutionary Pub Crawl is everything you need to experience New York City's hidden history. You'll kick off this crawl with a walking tour through cobblestoned streets, where your guide will share stories of New York City's unknown colonial and revolutionary past and will teach you about the influence of beer on famous American events. If you think that is all the excitement you are going to have, then you thought wrong! During this tour, you will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of major patriots like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Ben Franklin. While walking through history and listening to the hidden history, you will have the opportunity to visit 4 local historic taverns where you will be able to taste delicious and one of a kind beers that are special and exclusive to NYC. Enjoy learning everything your 8th-grade teacher left out in history class, spend time with fellow travelers from around the globe, and taste all different kinds of craft beer that you cant get from anywhere else! You cant explore New York City and learn about its hidden history without a beer in hand... everybody knows that!
    Revolutionary Pub Crawl of Stone Street- Dry Run

    85 Broad Street, New York City

    • Embrace a relaxing walking tour through cobblestoned streets, with delicious craft beer in your hand
    • Visit 4 historic taverns in the area, each offering tasty and delicious drinks for you to enjoy
    • Learn about the influence of beer on famous American events
    • Experience an adventure-filled day crawling from bar to bar, tasting local beers that is exclusive to NYC
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    Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks that became the Underground Railroad. Visit an archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View a former station that was part of the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts, and dramatic escapes that occurred during the era of American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and properties to help people escape American Slavery.
    Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    1 Bowling Green, New York

    • Visit the site of the city’s first slave market and learn about the origins of slavery in colonial New York.
    • Discover the secret escapes of the Underground Railroad and view a former stop along this famous route.
    • Visit the African Burial Ground Memorial, a powerful tribute to the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery.
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    Harlem Gospel Experience Tour

    Enjoy a neighborhood tour of the cultural capital of Black America and experience the soulful sounds of gospel music. Explore the streets of greats like Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson while viewing legendary sites like the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Striver’s Row, Hotel Theresa and much more. After the neighborhood tour, you also have a chance to enjoy a gospel performance at a service in a local church.
    Harlem Gospel Experience Tour

    515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York

    • Get clued into the gospel culture of Harlem during a walking tour
    • Visit landmarks tied to both spirituality and entertainment culture
    • Enjoy insights and anecdotes told by a local storyteller and guide
    • End your tour with a visit to a local gospel church for service
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    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Landmark Walking Tour

    Any view of the Statue of Liberty will surely make your jaw drop in awe. This tour allows you to get up close and personal to Lady Liberty herself while you enjoy an amazing view of the downtown Manhattan skyline. Learn about the rich history of Ellis Island and the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hopes of living the American dream. Leave the day with knowledge and appreciation of what the Statue of Liberty symbolizes and the hope Ellis Island provided in history.
    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Landmark Walking Tour

    Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park,, New York

    • Enjoy a visit to one of the most iconic landmarks in the nation, the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
    • Hear stories of immigrants who arrived through Ellis Island after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean
    • View the outstanding skyline of New York City
    • Explore the island with historic museums and artwork
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    Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Landmark Neighborhood Tour

    Brooklyn Bridge's classic grandeur is world-renown. It's older than London Bridge and the first suspension bridge of its kind in America. Brooklyn Bridge ain't fallin' down. But it's completely different to experience the Brooklyn Bridge, to touch it, see it, and walk it. This tour begins with a stroll across Brooklyn Bridge, where you'll discuss the amazing and dramatic story behind this NYC landmark. Once you've reached Brooklyn, you'll explore DUMBO, one of Brooklyn's trendiest areas. Here, you'll visit a delicious dessert shop, art galleries, and view the scenic waterfront with the iconic New York City skyline in the background. Experience the beauty and history of this famous bridge!
    Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Landmark Neighborhood Tour

    52 Chambers St, New York

    • Walk across Brooklyn Bridge and learn the impressive history and story behind its construction
    • Visit Brooklyn's trendy neighborhood, DUMBO, and explore art galleries and the best waterfront views
    • Enjoy gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline
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    Open Boat Night Fishing Trip from City Island

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    Experience an exciting night fishing trip on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound off the shores of City Island, New York. Your trip will take place on one of the largest fishing vessels in City Island: The Riptide III. On this 90 ft long vessel, you'll enjoy the spacious fishing deck, indoor cabin, and upper deck. During this nighttime fishing trip, you will have the opportunity to catch Bluefish and Striped Bass, which are excellent game fish -- challenging to catch and delicious to eat! You'll also be accompanied by a knowledgeable captain and crew, all with years of experience fishing on the Long Island Sound. This is a challenging fishing trip for the discerning fisherman, so whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned vet, come see what the majestic Long Island Sound will reveal today!
    Open Boat Night Fishing Trip from City Island

    701 Minnieford Ave, Bronx

    • Set out for an exciting night of Bluefish and Striped Bass fishing
    • Relax on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound, off the shores of City Island, NY
    • Enjoy the spacious amenities of the large fishing boat, The Riptide III
    • Learn from the knowledgeable captain and crew during your fishing adventure
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