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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of NYC

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5537NYCPHOTO
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.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Get inside tips from a local
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.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Brooklyn Bridge: Pedestrian bridge entrance
Central Park:
Central Park: Belvedere Castle (May - September) OR the Bethesda Fountain (October - April)
Metropolitan Museum Inside Out: Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC After Dark: 620 8th Ave. @ 40Th Street
Iconic New York tours: Midtown Manhattan (exact location advised upon tour reconfirmation)
Departure Time:
Varies
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Brooklyn Bridge Photo Tour
Code: BROOKLYN

1.5-hour photo tour and instruction focusing on the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding skyline. Departs between 10am and 12pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$85.00
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Central Park Photo Tour
Code: CENTRAL

2.5-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park. Departs between 9am and 2pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$100.00
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Metropolitan Museum Photo Tour
Code: MET

2-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park including ticket to the Met. Departs between 10am and 2pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$100.00
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NYC After Dark Photo Tour
Code: DARK

2-hour photo tour and instruction in Times Square. Departs between 5pm and 8pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$120.00
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Iconic New York Photo Tour-P1
Code: ICONICP1

3-hour photo tour and instruction covering icons such as Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Departs between 9:30am and 12:30pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$100.00
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Iconic New York Photo Tour-P2
Code: ICONICP2

3-hour photo tour and instruction covering icons such as Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building. Departs between 1:30pm and 4:30pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

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$100.00
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of NYC

Take Great Photographs of Rockefeller Center

Inclusions:
  • Professional photographer as your instructor
Exclusions:
  • Digital camera
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • You must bring your own digital camera
  • These workshops are appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists
  • EXCEPTION: NYC After Dark tour is for advanced photographers only. Although a DSLR is preferred, you may use any digital camera with manual overrides; you MUST bring a tripod
Itinerary:
Brooklyn Bridge:
A shorter tour that's long on great photo ops. The Brooklyn Bridge is perfect for learning how to add drama with strong composition. Also, this tour affords magnificent Manhattan skyline photos. Seasonal.

Central Park:

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.

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.

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 (two choices!):
Capture the city's most iconic sites on this fast paced tour. There's so much to see and photographs, there's two Iconic tours to choose. Appropriate for all skill levels.
  • Iconic NY - P1: Photograph Times Square, the Chrysler building, Bryant Park (home of Fashion Week), Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library. 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.
  • Iconic NY - P2: Snap photos of Midtown's best attractions including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Central Park. Tours generally depart in the morning and afternoons.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Rosslyn S, 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.

Reviewed by: Denise N, 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

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