May
4
May 7

NYC Weekend Travel Photography Workshop

JOIN OUR WEEKEND WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHING THE MANY DIVERSE SIGHTS OF NEW YORK CITY.

 

We take you to the many photo op rich locations and include photography lessons to make this learning vacation fun and informative.


Steve is a photographer, photography instructor and photo tour guide. He conducts photo tours in Annapolis, MD, Philadelphia, and NYC. Steve organizes the Shutterbug Excursions NY Meetup group.

Steve is a photographer, photography instructor and photo tour guide. He conducts photo tours in Annapolis, MD, Philadelphia, and NYC. Steve organizes the Shutterbug Excursions NY Meetup group.

Lyn is the founder of Shutterbug Life community. He leads Photo Tours in Washington, DC; New Orleans; and New York City; and Shutterbug Mentoring Club, an online membership community.

Lyn is the founder of Shutterbug Life community. He leads Photo Tours in Washington, DC; New Orleans; and New York City; and Shutterbug Mentoring Club, an online membership community.

 

THURSDAY

Dinner at Rockefeller Center — Arrive in the afternoon for a chance to meet and greet with the other attendees. We continue networking over dinner.

Night Photography-Times Square — We will begin our photography with one of the iconic views of New York City, Times Square at night.

 

FRIDAY

Architecture in Black & White — In our morning shoot, we will work on seeing and photographing in black and white. Capturing an interesting form, shape or texture of a structure can be visually appealing, but capturing it in monochrome can add even more interest and impact. The architecture of lower Manhattan's Financial District provides great opportunities express our vision in black & white.

Eastside Story — For more than two centuries, the best architects, engineers, and designers in the world have competed to have their work represented in Midtown Manhattan.  But there’s so much to photograph,  where do you begin? On this excursion, we'll visit and photographically explore an inspiring collection of some of Manhattan's most iconic architectural sites. 

Street Photography in Washington Square Park — Learn street photography principles in the diverse and eclectic park. You can see everything from musicians playing a grand piano to Shakespeare productions in the park. There are also excellent opportunities for storytelling with people.

 

SATURDAY

Spring Colors in Central Park — This morning shoot carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great fall color photo opportunities. We'll be photographing in selected areas in the Park as well as along Fifth Avenue, with wonderful landmarks and features set against spectacular spring colors.

Chinatown Candid Storytelling — In this excursion, your assignment will be to capture a story in multiple frames. Take the time to capture details, and let your pictures speak.

Afternoon Shoot - Brooklyn Heights — Take everything you have learned over the weekend and create your own project in Brooklyn Heights. This affluent neighborhood is known for its low-rise architecture and many brownstone rowhouses. Capture the new hipsters wandering leisurely. Architecture, people, street, storytelling... it is all available to you here.

Long Exposure Night Photography - Brooklyn Promenade — Capture how the city skyline transforms after dark. In the shadow of the famed Brooklyn Bridge, we capture another iconic New York City view. 

 

SUNDAY

Sunrise Shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park — Greet the sun beneath the famed Brooklyn Bridge and capture one of the most spectacular sights in the city. 

Photo Feedback Session — Bring your laptops and computers. You will have an opportunity to select your favorite images and receive constructive feedback.

 

BONUS

If you stick around after lunch, you can join us on our pilgrimage to B&H Photo Video superstore in Manhattan. B&H is a must-visit location for photographers in New York City. 

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION

 

Workshop Registration

$749

Covers photography coaching, narrated tour guides, and classroom instruction.
 

Who should attend

Beginners, Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
 

What you should bring

Digital SLR camera, Tripod, Laptop with software for editing and presenting pictures
 

Meals

Participants will pay for their own meals

 

LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS

We are happy to recommend the following hotels. Both recommendations are walking distance from our daily starting point at Herald Square.

 

Mid-tier $275-ish

Even Hotel - Times Square South
321 West 35th Street, New York New York 10001
Phone:  1- 212- 3560034
Email:  eventimessquaresouth@ihg.com
https://www.ihg.com/evenhotels/hotels/us/en/new-york/nyctt/hoteldetail

 

Budget - $160-ish

Hotel 31 New York
120 East 31st Street
New York City, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 685-3060
Email: info@hotel31.com
http://www.hotel31.com/

 

REGISTER NOW


Oct
27
Oct 30

Fall Photography Weekend in the Big Apple

Start spreading the news, we're leaving in October. You'll want to be a part of it — our big weekend photographing the Big Apple. 

Join our weekend workshop photographing the many diverse sights of New York City.

We take you to the many photo op rich locations and include photography lessons to make this learning vacation fun and informative.

Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Street Photography - Workshop in the Squares

New York City is the backdrop for iconic street photography because so many interesting stories unfold on just about every corner. Just stand still for a few minutes and photo ops will literally unfold right before your eyes. 

The city really comes alive in the squares. We will literally hop through a series of squares — from Times Square to Union Square to Washington Square. As we move through the squares, you will see and photograph very different personalities of the city.

Aug
20
11:00 am11:00
NYC

Street Photography - Workshop in the Squares

 

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

New York City is the backdrop for iconic street photography because so many interesting stories unfold on just about every corner. Just stand still for a few minutes and photo ops will literally unfold right before your eyes. 

The city really comes alive in the squares. We will literally hop through a series of squares — fromTimes Square, from Union Square to Washington Square. As we move through the squares, you will see and photograph very different personalities of the city.

Between each stop, we will travel underground on the subway, with its own set of unmistakable photo ops.

Come prepared for a "working lunch" where we discuss our experiences in our own workshop picnic.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How do you choose a good scene on a busy downtown street?
  • How do you get great shots in stealth mode?
  • What techniques can you use to break the ice and get portraits of strangers?
  • What are the steps for good storytelling of street scenes?
  • What composition techniques can you use for more impactful street pictures?
  • What are the legal and ethical considerations when photographing strangers?
 

MORE BENEFITS 

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:10
  • A full day of instruction, practice, and feedback
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • Share your photos on our Facebook and Flickr groups
 

PRICING

$99 for each photographer

* Attendees are responsible for their own lunch and train tickets between stops.

 

Register now

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00
NYC

New York City street photography — workshop in the squares

 

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

New York City is the backdrop for iconic street photography because so many interesting stories unfold on just about every corner. Just stand still for a few minutes and photo ops will literally unfold right before your eyes. 

My friend, Steve Rosenbach, literally sketched out location ideas for our workshop on the back of a napkin.

My friend, Steve Rosenbach, literally sketched out location ideas for our workshop on the back of a napkin.

The city really comes alive in the circles and squares. We will start at Columbus Circle. Right outside Central Park, we will discuss the fundamentals that will guide us through the day. You will do some of your warm up exercises photographing in the park.

From there, we will literally hop through a series of squares — from Herald Square to Times Square, from Union Square to Washington Square. As we move through the squares, you will see and photograph very different personalities of the city.

Between each stop, we will travel underground on the subway, with its own set of unmistakable photo ops.

Come prepared for a "working lunch" where we discusss our experiences in our own workshop picnic.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How do you choose a good scene on a busy downtown street?
  • How do you get great shots in stealth mode?
  • What techniques can you use to break the ice and get portraits of strangers?
  • What are the steps for good storytelling of street scenes?
  • What composition techniques can you use for more impactful street pictures?
  • What are the legal and ethical considerations when photographing strangers?
 

MORE BENEFITS 

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:10
  • A full day of instruction, practice, and feedback
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • Share your photos on our Facebook and Flickr groups
 

PRICING

$99 for each photographer

* Attendees are responsible for their own lunch and train tickets between stops.