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  • Location:New York City, New York
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of NYC

Join a professional photographer on this New York City photography tour for a one-of-kind experience you’ll never forget! Each photography workshop focuses on a quintessential NYC spot and is designed for people who want to learn how to capture the distinct life and vibrancy of the Big Apple on camera. Choose from six tour options: Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square at Night or one of two Iconic New York tours.


  • New York City photography walking tour
  • Choose from six options: Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, or two Iconic New York tours
  • 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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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of NYC

Photography Lesson City Tour

On this interesting NYC tour, you will use Manhattan as both a backdrop and a classroom! Your professional photography instructor will provide you with unique photo opportunities to sharpen your skills and capture memories of your trip to New York. Whether you are an amateur or nearly an expert, you’ll be sure to take home new skills – and memories – that’ll last a lifetime.

Choose from multiple tour locations to shoot at. Opt for the Brooklyn Bridge tour for dramatic images of the iconic bridge and surrounding skyline. Choose the Central Park tour and learn how to take pictures of New York’s most popular attraction. 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 one of two Iconic New York tours, 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.


On the 90-minute Brooklyn Bridge tour, meet at the entrance and start taking pictures immediately, shooting not only the bridge itself, but also the beautiful Manhattan skyline from a distance. Walk the length of the bridge and learn how to compose great images with the many lines.

In Central Park, meet at Central Park East (from May to September) or the Bethesda Fountain (from October to April) to best enjoy the typically brilliant fall foliage. This 2.5-hour tour focuses on taking pictures of the environment. From cityscapes to landscapes, learn the art of scouting for an image — what to look for and how to “visually edit” before taking a picture.

Inside (and outside) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the topic is light. Yes, there will be plenty of artwork to photograph, but this 2-hour tour is more about the use of light. The Met features “would-be outdoor spaces” that are built inside the building — like the American Courtyard, the European Sculpture Court and more. Thanks to massive skylights, these areas are perfectly lit, offering the unique opportunity to capture a number of different architectural elements in one image. Learn the best way to shoot in mixed lighting and how to use white balance.

The NYC After Dark photo tour meets in Times Square, the heart and soul of New York City. On this 2.5-hour tour, learn about night photography and how to take pictures in low-light conditions. Discover how flash and long exposure works and how to use a combination of the two to create an image. Be sure to bring a tripod on this tour because a steady camera is a must in night photography. Understanding f/stop, shutter speed and ISO in advance is a big bonus.

Finally, there are two Iconic New York photo tours. On the first 3-hour tour, explore Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building and Central Park. On the second tour, visit Times Square, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library. Learn the best ways to photograph these landmark locations and discover how to work with lines and angles to bring them to life.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tony was our instructor and it was just great. Lots of great perspectives on photography. We would be given instruction and then an opportunity to take photos and have Tony give us a critique. Loved it. Of course, that it was in Central Park made it also quite memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brilliant! first time using a digital SLR, highly recommended, perfect pace, interesting insights, Tony was the perfect host

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Tour was good, the professional photographer allowed you to try your own thing but also gave good advice and tips. Good range of places visited and photographed. The afternoon just disappeared, an enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an awesome Tour! Zim is very knowledgeable and my daughter enjoyed the tips. The small group was nice as well. Lots of one on one attention

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I really enjoyed my Photo Walking Tour through Central Park. I received personal attention from the instructor to improve my photographs. I was given a goal to photograph a sight. She reviewed the picture and then gave me tips on how to improve the composition and use the functions of my camera. I then re-shot the same picture getting the results I was trying to get. This was so valuable. I am no longer making the same mistakes over and over hoping for a different outcome. Now before I take a picture, I hear, Zim, my instructor say..."get into it, find the picture". It was great fun and I have some fantastic pictures to remember my day in Central Park.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Zim was an excellent safari leader. Her guidance and advice will influence my photography in the future.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I really enjoyed the experience. The other guests were great company and Rocco our guide was very friendly and very experienced. He taught us a number of things and even though our experience varied we all gained photographic knowledge whilst enjoying the fantastic sights of NY. I went on my walking tour at the start of my visit and was able to use the experience during my stay, getting some great results. Thanks Rocco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Zim provided terrific personal feedback coupled with practical suggestions. Some great learnings included: (1) Ask yourself what are you photographing? (2) Less is more when you are shooting. Fun and great camaraderie..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I enjoyed the Iconic New York photo safari so much with Zim that I took a second tour with her - the Metropolitan Museum. She is just terrific. She is very articulate, can explain complex concepts clearly, and does it in a fun way. She freely shares her knowledge, photography tips, and advice. She ensured that all tour participants were successful. She seemed full of boundless energy, was patient and just a joy to be around. Really, really enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

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

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