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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 five tour options: Central Park, Madison Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square at Night or Iconic New York.
- 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 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.
Photography Lesson City Tour
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Departure Point:Central Park: Central Park: Belvedere Castle (May - September) OR the Bethesda Fountain (October - April)
Madison Square: Madison Square Park (Broadway & 23rd Street)
Metropolitan Museum Inside Out: Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC After Dark: 620 8th Ave. @ 40Th Street
Iconic New York: Midtown Manhattan (exact location advised upon tour reconfirmation)
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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2.5-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park. Departs between 9am and 2pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).
3-hour photo tour and instruction covering icons such as Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building. Departs between 3pm and 5pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).
Take Great Photographs of Rockefeller Center
- Professional photographer as your instructor
- Digital camera
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
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.
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.