Classes & Activities in New York City

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    Iconic New York Photo Safari

    New York City Photo Safari
    New York, New York / I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps / To find I'm a number one / Head of the list / Cream of the crop at the top of the heap! This is iconic New York. Join Photo Safari on a fast paced exploration of NYC's iconic landmarks: Times Square, Chrysler building, Bryant Park, Grand Central, NY Public Library, and the Empire State Building. You'll take photos from the best vantage points for the best and most unique NYC photos, along with dissecting lines and angles to bring these buildings to life. Experience the city in its many forms as you conclude the photo safari with the sun setting and the city lights giving it a completely new feel. Melt away those little town blues. Rediscover what makes this city unlike any other city in the world.
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    NYC After Dark

    New York City Photo Safari
    Are you frustrated with not being able to take photos at night, or trying and having them come out horribly blurry or completely dark? During this on-location photography shoot, you will be guided through important technical elements of exposure to improve your night photography skills. Start the class in Times Square with a short discussion on proper exposure, working with/without flash, compensating for low lighting, and technical issues particular to your subject. You will then be given a photo assignment to complete as well as guidance and feedback from a trained photography guide along the way. You will capture amazing photos of Times Square at night and produce better photographs no matter what your level of skill currently.
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    Private Nuts & Bolts Photo Tour

    New York City Photo Safari
    Do you prefer learning in a one-on-one setting, away from the distraction of others? Then this private tutoring session is for you. Your session can take place almost anywhere in Manhattan. Meet at a coffee shop or park to concentrate on learning to use your specific camera. In this class you will acquire a better understanding of white balance, File Formats (RAW, JPG, etc), color space, depth of field, flash, and more. By the end you will be able to bring all of these things together to insure more consistent results time and time again.
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    Photo Safari in Central Park

    New York City Photo Safari
    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.
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    High Line Photography Workshop

    New York City Photo Safari
    A leap of imagination and stunning example of innovative urban design, the High Line attracts New Yorkers for perfect afternoon strolls, evening walks, sunbathing and even naps. Capture all of these moments with New York City Photo Safari's Photography Workshop. This class encourages you to think outside of the box by returning to the basics of photo composition. With inspiring ideas and a new perspective on the visual world around you, you'll step up your photography, as you emerge as a better photographer with more creative and stimulating images. Whether you're a hobbyist or a beginner, the High Line offers a perfect mesh of concrete and nature for a photography adventure.
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    Museum Inside Out Photo Safari

    New York City Photo Safari
    Traipsing through the Met, you're in the armory room. For some reason, each picture reflects the shining metal of the knights uniform. How do you combat the light? Take this photo safari at the Met, and dissect how to use light to create stunning photographs. These spaces are beautifully lit by skylights, offering copious amount of light to capture all the architectural elements you desire. While capturing memorable photos, you'll learn about white balance and combating mixed light sources on your way to becoming a Met master!
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    Photo Safari on the Highline

    New York City Photo Safari
    Experience the Big Apple through a new lens! Using the New York landscape as your classroom, a professional photographer will guide you through a tour of Highline Park, while helping you to discover great photographs hidden in the scenery of the city. Nestled between fantastic views of the Hudson River and New York skyline, you will learn the ins and outs of basic portrait composition, lighting conditions, architectural photography, and scene management. For the native New Yorker and traveler alike, beginner or a hobbyist, this walking tour is a great way to spend the day!
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    Photo Safari in Madison Square Park

    New York City Photo Safari
    Ever browse through your vacation photos and find a lot of shadowed faces and blurry backgrounds? It's time to learn how to capture people and places! In this class, you will master the techniques behind portrait composition and positioning, architectural photography, scene management, and even what lighting conditions are best. No more guesswork on shadows or sunlight! You'll explore New York's historic Madison Square Park, which offers views of the notoriously hard-to-capture Flatiron building and is a prime location to experiment with your camera. Never take another blurry photo again!
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    Rockefeller Center Photo Safari

    New York City Photo Safari
    Odds are you've visited Rockefeller Center... or at least seen it, even if it's from the television screen. Now it's time to get up close and personal with the architecture and views around this iconic NYC building. This photo safari begins at the ground near St. Patrick's Cathedral. Studying the gothic architecture, you'll capture images of its distinct features. From there, you'll head to 30 Rock, finding beauty in the Art Deco that makes the center so unique. During the safari, you'll learn how to use lines and angles to transform regular sightseeing photos into majestic beauties. These will sure to be photos you will want to send your aunt in Michigan.
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    Grand Central Photo Safari

    New York City Photo Safari
    Not sure how to make your photos of Grand Central Terminal stand out? During this on-location photography shoot, you will be guided through important elements of composition and exposure to improve your photography skills. Your class will start with a short discussion on composition, lighting, and technical issues particular to your subject. You will learn all about flash photography and long exposure photography. Then you'll be given a photo assignment to complete as well as guidance and feedback from a trained photography guide along the way. You will capture amazing photos of the interior and exterior (weather permitting.) Learn to add drama to your images and produce better photographs no matter what your level of skill currently.
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    Central Park At Night

    New York City Photo Safari
    Are you frustrated with not being able to take photos at night, or trying and having them come horribly blurry or completely dark? During this on-location photography shoot, you will be guided through important technical elements of exposure to improve your night photography skills. Your class will start in Central Park with a short discussion on proper exposure, working with/without flash, compensating for low lighting, and technical issues particular to your subject. You will then be given a photo assignment to complete as well as guidance and feedback from a trained photography guide along the way. You will capture amazing photos of Central Park and the surrounding skyline at night and produce better photographs no matter what your level of skill currently.
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    Brooklyn Bridge Photo Safari

    New York City Photo Safari
    Not sure how to make your photos of the Brooklyn Bridge stand out? During this on-location photography shoot, you will be guided through important elements of composition and exposure to improve your photography skills. Your class will start with a short discussion on composition, lighting, and technical issues particular to your subject. You will then be given a photo assignment to complete as well as guidance and feedback from a trained photography guide along the way. You will capture amazing photos of not only the bridge, but the skyline from the bridge. Learn to add drama to your images and produce better photographs no matter what your level of skill currently.
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    Photo Safari at City Hall

    New York City Photo Safari
    New York City offers one of the most fascinating blends of architecture in the world. So why not learn to capture the best of the city? On this photo safari, you will master the techniques behind architectural photography by experimenting with Lower Manhattan's historic buildings that represent the city's best examples of Italian Renaissance and Beaux Arts architecture. Specifically, you'll learn about the elements of strong composition, optimal lighting, and scene management. Your class will begin at City Hall with cameras in hand, then meander to the Municipal Building and the infamous Tweed Courthouse. From there, the neighborhood offers a wealth of classic and modern architecture to photograph. Hone your photography skills with these iconic buildings!
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    Photo Safari in Wall Street

    New York City Photo Safari
    New York City offers one of the most fascinating blends of architecture in the world. So why not learn to capture the best of the city? On this photo safari, you will master the techniques behind architectural photography by experimenting with Wall Street's historic buildings. Specifically, you'll learn about the elements of strong composition, optimal lighting, and scene management. Your class will begin at Federal Hall with cameras in hand, then meander across the street to the New York Stock Exchange. From there, the neighborhood offers a wealth of classic and modern architecture to photograph. Hone your photography skills with iconic Wall Street!
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