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 locations: Central Park, Madison Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Highline Park, Times Square and Rockefeller Center.
- 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. On the Highline Park tour you'll focus on portrait and location photography.
The ‘NYC the UPshot!’ tour focuses on photo opportunities of famous New York skyscrapers like Rockefeller Center, and includes admission to the Top of the Rock. 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!
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
NYC the Upshot!: St. Patrick's Cathedral
Highline Elevated Park: 14th St. @ 10th Ave.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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2.5-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park, New York City. Departs between 9:00am and 2:00pm: exact tour departure time to be advised upon confirmation.
2-hour photo tour and instruction in Times Square, New York City. Departs between 5:00pm and 8:00pm: exact tour departure time to be advised upon confirmation.
2.5-hour photo tour and instruction starting at St Patrick's Cathedral, NYC including ticket to TOTR. Departs between 10:00am and 2:00pm: exact tour departure time to be advised upon confirmation.
2.5-hor photo tour of Highline Elevated Park with a focus on portraits and cityscape.
Photo Tour 1
- 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.
NYC the Upshot!:
On the Upshot photo tour, focus on taking pictures from ground level of some of the tallest buildings in NYC. Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Plaza. Toward the end of your tour, take a ride up 70 stories to the Top of the Rock, which offers the best above-ground views of both the Empire State Building and Central Park.
Highline Elevated Park:
Located in the gritty Meat Packing District the Highline is a true example of the Urban Jungle mixing the modern, industrial city life with trees and foliage reminiscent of grassy hillsides. The Highline offers some of the best views of the Hudson River and the iconic NYC skyline. On this tour you'll learn both portrait and location photography.
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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.