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    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New York's interesting naval history.

    Visit some of the yard's most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.

    For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story 'green' industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps.

    To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers.

    You'll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!
    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

    • Gain unique insights into New York's naval legacy and witness the yard's transformation from Revolutionary War to today
    • Learn how Brooklyn Navy Yard became a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks
    • Experience NYC history through one of America's infamous ship yards
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    Woolworth Building Tour (30 Min)

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    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, such as the corbels with likenesses of the building's owner, Frank W. Woolworth and Cass Gilbert, the architect. Along the way, your guide will give you some fun trivia that will be sure to surprise you! There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
    Woolworth Building Tour (30 Min)

    233 Broadway, New York

    • Explore the Woolworth Building on an exclusive tour
    • Learn about the neo-Gothic architecture of the building's unique terracotta exterior
    • Take pictures of the grand interior lobby, which is closed to the public
    • Discover fun facts about the building that was granted NYC Landmark status in 1983
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    9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour

    Never forget September eleventh; memorialize the most devastating attack on our nation's soil in decades. Take a one-and-a-half-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September Eleventh Memorial, and gain insight into the attacks on the World Trade Center. A local guide shares firsthand stories of the event and its aftermath while you visit 9/11-related sites such as St Paul's Chapel, the Fireman's Memorial and the reflecting pools, dedicated to the thousands of lives lost. You may also upgrade your tour to include a pre-reserved ticket to the One World Observatory and look out over the New York skyline. Take a moment to remember the tragic events of nine eleven and to mourn those lost that day.
    9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour

    Saint Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York

    • Take a look at personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang inside St Paul's Chapel
    • See landmarks such as Brookfield Place (aka the World Financial Center), and gain a deeper understanding of the horrific events as you listen to firsthand stories from your guide
    • Visit the Fireman's Memorial, and explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood
    • Head straight up to the One World Observatory and watch a brief video that dramatically reveals New York City in three dimensions
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    Photo Safari at City Hall

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    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!
    Photo Safari at City Hall

    131 Duane St, New York

    • Learn the fundamental techniques behind architectural photography
    • Discover how to anticipate lighting conditions, scene management and spatial composition
    • Capture the historical beauty of Lower Manhattan's most famous buildings
    • No experience necessary
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    Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour

    Got a thing for clever rhymes? Then this tour should make for good times. You'll be popping and locking your way round the Big Apple alongside a guide with ties to the hip hop industry for a unique perspective into the city's critical role in the birth of one of the most culturally transformative music genres in all of history. You'll travel through Harlem and into the Bronx, where secret battle sites and historic club central to the hip hop scene await your exploration. You'll have the chance to check out locations famed for their role in music videos and movies with ties to hip hop, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Harlem World, the Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium, and famous city murals dedicated to figures who influenced the hip hop genre. And as a memento of your musical journey, you'll have a chance to get photographs with your guide and autographs. Don't forget to bring the bling!
    Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour

    Midtown Manhattan, New York City

    • Tour Harlem and the Bronx during a tour dedicated the birth of hip hop music
    • Get an inside look into legendary hip hop locations thanks to guides with industry ties
    • Explore grounds that have hosted secret hip hop battles and been featured in videos and film
    • Treat yourself to a unique tour of New York that will change your perception on the music industry
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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.
    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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    8 positive reviews
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    Central Park At Night

    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.
    Central Park At Night

    5th Ave. and Central Park S, New York

    • Learn to take amazing photos at night during this on-location night shoot around Central Park under the guidance of a skilled photography guide
    • Practice important elements of night photography such as long exposure, working with a flash, and a combo of the both
    • Add drama to your images using well established tips and tricks of the photography trade
    • Cherish your beautiful photos at home or send them to your friends and family to appreciate
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    Nighttime Photography (Long Exposures)

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    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.
    Nighttime Photography (Long Exposures)

    Central Park West & W 72nd St, New York

    • Learn how to adjust shutter speed and capture light with your camera that is undetectable to the human eye
    • Travel through Central Park as the sun sets to take pictures
    • Explore the fundamentals of long exposure photography
    • No experience necessary
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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

    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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    8 positive reviews
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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

    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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    8 positive reviews

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