Fun, Crazy, and Creative New York
October 1-4, 2017
There are many New York Photography Workshops for good reason. New York has it all, tall buildings, heavy traffic, lights, billboards, people, art, history and lots of energy. It is common to see lots of cameras pointing in many directions when you walk the streets of New York. There is good reason for this, something new, something different, something special, or better said, something is always happening in New York. Finding a subject that interests you in New York is not the problem, it’s how do you work around all the other stuff. This is what we explore in this workshop, building a compelling composition in a busy environment.
Our New York Photography workshop takes place on the streets. After all, this is where the action is happening. New York is a very large city and it takes time to get around. It is not uncommon to run into something special that’s worthy of our time. Having an itinerary based on time can ruin a creative moment when you are in a place like New York. We will spend less time than normal in a formal classroom setting because of the distance between field shoots and hotel and the amount of time to get to and from these locations. That being said, there will still be plenty of opportunities to talk post processing and creative software
What you can expect. You can expect to be the focus of attention. Your photography is paramount and it’s my job to provide the answers that allow you to grow as a photographer. Participants receive lots of one on one instruction in the field along with group discussions. You’ll discover the artist within and build on your skills. Mastering your tools in the field and knowing what they can do for you is the foundation to a successful photo journey. Photographers want to be behind their camera therefore I make every effort to maximize our time in the field and teach with a hands on approach. Learning to see and knowing what to do once you identify your subject is the stepping stone to building a work of art. Classroom sessions will be kept to a minimum. We’ll have an afternoon session on the third day giving us time for a critique and an opportunity for me to introduce participants to my workflow from beginning to end. You’ll be introduced to processing software such as DXO Optics Pro, Lightroom, Photo Mechanic and Adobe Bridge and you can decide which works best for you. For those interested and time permitting we can look at several creative software programs that provide the photographer the creative freedom to explore beyond the standard photograph, (i.e. Nik Collection, Topaz, Alien Skin, Auto FX and MacPhun). HDR photography will be explored both in the field and in post processing. We’ll look at the different HDR programs and let you decide which one best fits your style, (i.e. Aurora HDR Pro, Photomatix and Nik HDR). Join me and let your creativity flow.
Itinerary. Our daily schedule will vary depending on location and weather. Light is the most important ingredient to a rewarding photo shoot. You can expect early mornings and photograph throughout the good morning light. If the weather conditions are favorable for photography throughout the day you can bet we’ll take advantage of it. When afternoon light works against us we’ll take in a critique session and classroom instruction. Late afternoon and into early evening we’ll be back out in the field for more hands on photography instruction and shooting opportunities.
• The first day we’ll meet at 6 p.m. We’ll have a greet and meet, a Q & A session and a presentation on Creativity.
• The next two days we’ll spend much of our time on location photographing as much as possible with hands on instruction. This is your opportunity to ask me all the questions you want. I’m happiest when I know your learning. I want to help you and this is what your paying for when you join me on a workshop. When we are not in the field we may be in a classroom having critique sessions and learning something new.
• The last morning we’ll be either in the field or a classroom for one final critique or a last minute recap about what we learned during the workshop.
October 1-4, 2017
Participants: Minimum 6 – Maximum of 10
• Workshop instruction
• Photo Walks • Photo Critiques and Instruction • Small Group Size
• Transportation • Lodging • Meals • Entry Fees when applicable
Please arrange your lodging as follows:
TBA (New York, NY) for 3 nights; October 1, 2, and 3rd. Price TBA per night plus tax. Phone number for reservations TBA. (Reserve your rooms under the William Manning Photography Room Block).
Please fill out registration form at the link below and make payment below. If you are sending a check or money order for payment please indicate it on registration form.