Winter New York City Workshop Feb 28 – March 1

I don’t often talk about my workshops on this blog, but I wanted to bring your attention to this 3-Day Intensive in New York City at the end of the month because we have a couple of spots open.

I’ve done several of these Winter weekend workshops and I know what a difference they can make in a photographer’s process and how great a set of pictures you can accumulate in a short and intensive shooting session. We vary our shooting locations to take advantage of both outdoor and toasty warm indoor venues with five-star image opportunities.

The workshop begins with a meet, greet and lecture followed by a visit to Fotografiska, New York City’s newest museum of photography. It’s an amazing place with a diverse selection of work and one of the best photo museum store/coffeeshop anywhere. We will tour the museum and have our welcome dinner at their new restaurant Veronika, by famed James Beard-award winning restauranteur Stephen Starr. This luxurious cafe is modeled after the grand cafes of Europe, leaning on French, Viennese and Hungarian cuisines.

Veronika Restaurant at Fotografiska Photography Museum

Our Itinerary – Day 1: Friday Feb 28

2pm: Arrival & Orientation: Introductory Meet & Greet followed by a quick-start session with tips on shooting and editing. We then head out for a late afternoon ice-breaking photo-walk in Flatiron District/Madison Square Park. 

After shooting, it’s a short walk to Fotografiska Photography Museum for our tour and welcome dinner. After our tour, our welcome dinner will be at the museum’s new restaurant Veronika, a fusion of French, Viennese and Hungarian Cuisines.

Day 2: Saturday Feb 29

10am: The Metropolitain Museum. One of my favorite places to shoot in the city.

1000 Fifth Avenue. T. 212-535-7710 (Meet @ Front Entrance)

11:30: 57th and 5th Avenue Shoot

1pm-3pm: Lecture & Critique

Afternoon Shoot- Herald Square/Hudson Yards/ The Vessel; High Line Park.

Day 3: Sunday March 1

9am: Meet @ Classroom

 9:30-11: The Oculus & Ground Zero

11:30: Washington Square Park 

12:30-4pm: Final Edit, Lecture & Critique

You can grab a bite to bring to class (Sunday’s shoot not expected for Sunday Critique)  We wrap up around 4pm. 

Other possible locations: Times Square, Harlem, Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side, Union Square, Queens, Coney Island and other parts of Brooklyn.

I will encourage you to find your own unique vision through assignments created to get you past photographic fears and cliches to capturing lyrical, poetic and decisive moments that communicate the energy of NYC. All levels of photographic experience can benefit from this workshop.

Critique

In class, you will look at a selection of your best work from the previous day. These daily critiques are of crucial importance, where you share ideas and constructive criticism as you look through each others’ images. The workshop will be a “safe place” for group discussions with suggestions and new ideas put forward.

Our Venue: NYC Seminar & Conference Center –  71 West 23rd Street (northeast corner of 23rd Street & 6th Avenue-Make sure you have ID!) Close to the F-Train, Flat Iron Building and Adorama/B&H so it’s a great location, you can be just about anywhere in the city in a very short time. Not only are there great coffee, eating and drinking places close-by, but the shooting possibilities are fantastic as well.

To learn more about this workshop, CLICK HERE

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