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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.


Listen to a podcast of Lyn & Steve discussing the workshop


Your workshop leaders

Steve Rosenbach

Steve Rosenbach

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.

Lynford Morton

Lynford Morton

I am the founder of Shutterbug Life community. I lead Photo Tours in Washington, DC; New Orleans; and New York City; and Shutterbug Mentoring Club, an online membership community.



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.



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. 

Harlem Street Photography — Learn street photography as we walk through Harlem's design-savvy boutiques, restaurants serving fusion fare, and richly detailed buildings.

Photo by Steve Rosenbach.

Photo by Lynford Morton

Photo by Steve Rosenbach.



Fall 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 fall 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. 



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.



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


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


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


Budget - $160-ish

Hotel 31 New York
120 East 31st Street
New York City, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 685-3060


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