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    Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portrait Photography

    Brooklyn Central
    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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    Nighttime Photography (Long Exposures)

    JP Teaches Photo
    How are you supposed to take pictures with dim lighting? Flash works but only for a second. Blink and the picture is ruined. By simply adjusting the shutter speed on your camera to speeds longer than one second, you'll delve into the world of long exposure photography. With JP Teaches Photo, wander into Central Park as the sun's setting, and learn the basic techniques and tips of this unique photography style. With a camera in hand, pick up light that isn't even detectable to the human eye -- you'll be delighted with the resulting images. Bring a flashlight or use the stars and get exposed to night photography.
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    Crash Course: Camera Basics

    Brooklyn Central
    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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    iPhoneography 101

    Brooklyn Central
    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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    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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    Intuitive Photography at Grand Central

    The Art of Intuitive Photography
    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.
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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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    Photography Crash Course (East Side)

    PhotoUno
    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.
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    DSLR Camera Intensive

    92nd Street Y
    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.
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    Intro to Black and White Darkroom

    Bushwick Community 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.
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