- New York City photography walking tour
- Choose from five options: Central Park, Madison Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, or Iconic New York
- Take home memories and skills that will last a lifetime
- Learn how to compose great photographs from a professional photographer
- Discover ways to use your camera more affectively
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized, hands-on instruction
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What You Can Expect
Choose one of five locations to shoot at. Opt for the Central Park tour and learn how to take pictures of New York’s most popular attraction; or choose the Madison Square tour and learn how to take better all-around vacation photos. On the Museum Inside Out tour, photograph inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and learn how to use lighting to enhance the quality of your photos. For night owls, bring your own tripod to the NYC After Dark tour to learn how to take awesome night photos by capturing bustling Times Square in all its nighttime glory -- you’ll take home great pictures of the city that never sleeps! Or choose Iconic New York, perfect for all skill levels, where you'll work with lines and angles to showcase the very best of the city's landmarks.
You are guaranteed a small group of 6-8 people, allowing you to receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from an experienced professional. An NYC photo tour is a great way to see the sights with the added bonus of learning expert photography tips and tricks.
View the photo tour options below to decide the best fit for you or your group.
Taking advantage of beautiful Central Park, this photography workshop focuses on how to take pictures of the environment. Learn the art of scouting for an image and get a quick lesson in visual editing. Depending on the season (see Departure Point), this tour meets at either the Belvedere Castle or the Bethesda Fountain, allowing you to take full advantage of seasonal changes in foliage.
On this photo tour, learn tricks on portrait composition and positioning, working with lighting conditions, architectural photography and scene management. This workshop takes advantage the historical Madison Square Park, which offers the best ground level view of the Flat Iron and Metropolitan Life buildings.
Museum Inside Out:
This unique tour takes place inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art (admission included). Although there will be famous artwork to photograph, this photo tour concentrates on the use of light. The Met features many would-be outdoor spaces that are now encapsulated inside the building, like the American Courtyard and the European Sculpture Court. These spaces are beautifully lit by huge skylights, offering a unique opportunity to photograph several diverse architectural elements all in one setting. This tour has seasonal availability from October to May.
NYC After Dark:
Join a nighttime tour in Times Square to focus on taking photos in low light. Learn how flash and long exposure work, and take memorable photos that capture the unique signs, lights and billboards of Times Square. This tour is for advanced photographers, and participants must provide their own tripods.
Iconic New York:
Capture the city's most iconic sites on this fast paced tour. Photograph Times Square, the Chrysler building, Bryant Park (home of Fashion Week), Grand Central Terminal, the New York Public Library, and the Empire State Building (at a distance). The departure time for this tour shifts with the seasons, departing in the afternoon to take advantage of the sky's changing colors during the fading light of dusk and concluding as the city lights come alive. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Really enjoyable tour . Zim was very knowledge and entertaining . Was able to cover a range of experience from complete beginner (myself ) to much more experienced . Central Park is a beautiful venue to learn in
I was on the Rockefeller Center tour. There were only 3 students. Our instructor was a professional photographer who's loves sharing her considerable knowledge with others. She was enthusiastic, informative, patient and fun. She showed us how to use features on our cameras that we either didn't know about or were unsure when or how to use them. She covered camera composition. She gave us photo assignments and then critiqued our photos. It was a GREAT training session, and on my next trip to NYC, I'll be taking another photo tour with Photo Safari.