Photographic Night Workshop 7 - 10pm, photography, new york city, nyc, brooklyn, queens, manhattan, learning, communication, enriching, fun

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Photographic Night Workshops

You can explore unique locations amid the New York City landscape, accompanied with the encouragement and support of an experienced native photographer. I'm knowledgable shooting in diverse locations during the light of day, darkness of night. Seasoned interacting with varying personalities, finding common ground to unlock the technical understanding within. No matter the equipment on hand, you will have a better photographic game plan and feeling of peace when confronted by any imaging situation by tour's end.

Workshop Locations

Brooklyn

BK BBP (Brooklyn Bridge Park) . . . Located on Furman Street, starting on Atlantic Avenue going past the Brooklyn Bridge up to the Manhattan Bridge. The location offers a tremendous variety of imaging possibilities, with it's atmospheric, panoramic views of lower Manhattan (and beyond). Extremely versatile site for day and night photography.

BK Domino Park (Williamsburg) . . . Located along Kent Avenue, brushing up against the Williamsburg Bridge between South 3rd and South 5th streets. A newly opened park (as of June 2018) built from the ashes of the Domino Sugar Factory, offering wondrous panoramic cityscape imaging opportunities.

BK Under Verrazano (Bay Ridge) . . . Entrance located where Shore Road and 4th Avenue intersect. The longest suspension bridge in the United States, the Verrazano Bridge offers much architectural based imaging from directly underneath as well as either side. The surrounding area offers complimentary compositional possibilities for day and night photography.

Manhattan

Man High Line (Manhattan) . . . A converted elevated rail line into park land, located between Gansevoort Street and 34th street on the West Side, starting on Washington Street onto 10th avenue and brushing up against the West Side Highway. Surreal backdrop of buildings/residential towers/skyscrapers squeezing on either side of the park, with vegetation and artistic visions populating the journey in either direction. Heavily congested yet worth the effort.

Man Times Square (Manhattan) . . . Located roughly between 42nd street and 50th street on Broadway (with complimentary cross avenues), Times Square offers a sensory overload experience. Heavy tourist zone populated with a seemingly never-ending variety of visual eye candy. Theaters, food, monstrous video screens, billboards, retail, people - an overwhelming abundance of imaging possibilities to experiment capturing.

Man WTC (Manhattan) . . . The World Trade Center site is located between Church Street and the Westside Highway, cross streets Vesey and Liberty. Depending on your age and background the area will pack an emotional punch when wandering around. The devastation and restoration of the site is surreal; there's a lot of architectural landscape to cover, along with Memorials related to the 9/11 tragedy.

Queens

QN Gantry Plaza (Long Island City) . . . Located mainly along Center Boulevard, Gantry Plaza State Park encompasses a healthy range of shoreline, offering unique breathtaking views of Manhattan's eastern shoreline. In conjunction with neighboring Hunters Point, the volume of perspectives and compositions offered are nearly limitless. The park itself has many photographic attributes, which enhances the quality of images to be captured.

Bridges

BW Manhattan (Brooklyn & Manhattan) . . . The Manhattan Bridge connects the DUMBO section of Brooklyn with Manhattan's Chinatown. Both pedestrian and bike paths of the bridge (either side) offer unparalleled elevated perspectives of the surrounding area. The bridge architecture offers much to photographically appreciate too, which adds to the imaging possibilities.

BW Williamsburg (Brooklyn & Manhattan) . . . The Williamsburg Bridge connects the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with Manhattan's Lower East Side (LES). Similar to the Manhattan Bridge (pedestrian side, bike side) though not as friendly for walking on bicycle path. There's a fencing along the walkway which prevents imaging of the surrounding area (not as opportunistic as the Manhattan Bridge). The focus more so is on the bridge architecture itself and graffiti which covers mainly the walkway.

Background

Fun Facts
• 29 years shooting experience in varying locations and scenarios
• 24 years digital production experience, working in professional printing and advertising corporate settings
• 11 years digital shooting experience, with Canon (5D) and Pentax (K-1) photographic equipment
• 3 and a half years of working for Apple Inc. as a Trainer, teaching the inexperienced and experienced Apple hardware and software (with a heavy sprinkling of 3rd party software and hardware too)
• 12 eBooks on Apple's iBookstore and Amazon Kindle Platform (number 13 in progress) full of themed stories and imagery from New York City, Southwestern Pennsylvania and the American Southwest.

That's one side of the equation; the other side has to do with the human element. It's important being empathetic to an individual's needs when it comes to learning. Communication goes a long way with developing comfort not only on a personal basis but with embracing new imaging strategies. The perk of a one on one based workshop is the individualized focus versus being lost amongst a group setting. It's truly a pleasure sharing my enthusiasm for the photographic arts with those seeking to elevate their imaging results.

Workflow

The basis for the Photographic Night Workshop is developing a game plan and refining your comfort photographing within the night. Scheduling for the Night Workshops is from 7pm to 10pm (during the summer into fall months there will be sunset opportunities during that 1st hour, which is an added bonus). All workshops will be 3 hours in length (not including travel to the particular workshop location). Upon meeting we'll get up to speed with what we're working with at the particular workshop location (issues of any sort - weather, closures, etc).

When placing your order for a workshop we need to exchange information for communication - phone number and email. Reason being is obvious - any disruptions/emergencies/whatever needs to be relayed quickly. Rescheduling due to emergencies of any sort is doable yet will require flexibility (depending on nights available to either party). If you're having 2nd thoughts about partaking in a workshop I will issue a full refund up until 24 hours before the scheduled meet. Within 24 hours I'm open to rescheduling (again, depending on our schedules that will require flexibility for a date that makes sense for both parties). The reason for no refund within 24 hours is because I'm losing business with no time to re-aquire business on short notice; losing income.

Bringing food/beverages is recommended; depending on the workshop location there may be no access to such amenities. I'd recommend 'health' bars, dried fruit/nuts, water; nothing overly heavy, simply because we're going to be moving about and don't want to be bogged down. Also, bathroom access might be limited so be aware. All workshops are within public spaces yet I have zero control if the bathrooms available are working or not, etc.

Wear comfortable sneakers/shoes/boots, whatever works best for being on your feet. Be aware of the weather - rain, snow, ice, you should make appropriate outerwear and footwear choices.

Equipment

Here's where it gets interesting - your gear, your means for capturing moments. A tripod is essential for night shooting (especially long exposures when imaging light trails). Depending on your camera it is possible to go tripod-less (shooting at a high ISO in a fairly well lite area). Yet for true noise/grainy free images I'd recommend something to brace the camera shooting at a low ISO. Creative usage of the indigenous environment (ground, anything that is relatively stable, etc) can assist with keeping the camera still, as well as adding some ingenious perspective/composition.

There is no set rule on what you should be using when it comes to photography. Your budget plays a big factor, as well as relative interest in this craft (curiosity, hobby, business, amateur, etc). Big name (Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Sony) rigs with a gazillion lenses, filters, extension tubes, and so on; point and shoot all in one cameras; phone; whatever. I don't care what you imaging tool of trade is, as long as you're comfortable with the basics of turning it on and capturing moments.

Areas of Discussion

• Photographic gear considerations
• Imaging workflow
• Computer hardware/software choices (I am Apple based, but even with that bias common ground can be found)
• Printing, outsourcing, social media
• Photoshoot basics
• Sizing up a location/flexibility dealing with the unexpected
• Unleashing yourself, having fun

How it Begins
After placing your order, I'll reach out to you via email for an appropriate time to call and have a conversation. An introduction for both of us, getting a feel for what's ahead. Depending on the workshop site selected will then give a specific location within for where we will begin.
Photographic Night Workshops

You can explore unique locations amid the New York City landscape, accompanied with the encouragement and support of an experienced native photographer. I'm knowledgable shooting in diverse locations during the light of day, darkness of night. Seasoned interacting with varying personalities, finding common ground to unlock the technical understanding within. No matter the equipment on hand, you will have a better photographic game plan and feeling of peace when confronted by any imaging situation by tour's end.

Workshop Locations

Brooklyn

BK BBP (Brooklyn Bridge Park) . . . Located on Furman Street, starting on Atlantic Avenue going past the Brooklyn Bridge up to the Manhattan Bridge. The location offers a tremendous variety of imaging possibilities, with it's atmospheric, panoramic views of lower Manhattan (and beyond). Extremely versatile site for day and night photography.

BK Domino Park (Williamsburg) . . . Located along Kent Avenue, brushing up against the Williamsburg Bridge between South 3rd and South 5th streets. A newly opened park (as of June 2018) built from the ashes of the Domino Sugar Factory, offering wondrous panoramic cityscape imaging opportunities.

BK Under Verrazano (Bay Ridge) . . . Entrance located where Shore Road and 4th Avenue intersect. The longest suspension bridge in the United States, the Verrazano Bridge offers much architectural based imaging from directly underneath as well as either side. The surrounding area offers complimentary compositional possibilities for day and night photography.

Manhattan

Man High Line (Manhattan) . . . A converted elevated rail line into park land, located between Gansevoort Street and 34th street on the West Side, starting on Washington Street onto 10th avenue and brushing up against the West Side Highway. Surreal backdrop of buildings/residential towers/skyscrapers squeezing on either side of the park, with vegetation and artistic visions populating the journey in either direction. Heavily congested yet worth the effort.

Man Times Square (Manhattan) . . . Located roughly between 42nd street and 50th street on Broadway (with complimentary cross avenues), Times Square offers a sensory overload experience. Heavy tourist zone populated with a seemingly never-ending variety of visual eye candy. Theaters, food, monstrous video screens, billboards, retail, people - an overwhelming abundance of imaging possibilities to experiment capturing.

Man WTC (Manhattan) . . . The World Trade Center site is located between Church Street and the Westside Highway, cross streets Vesey and Liberty. Depending on your age and background the area will pack an emotional punch when wandering around. The devastation and restoration of the site is surreal; there's a lot of architectural landscape to cover, along with Memorials related to the 9/11 tragedy.

Queens

QN Gantry Plaza (Long Island City) . . . Located mainly along Center Boulevard, Gantry Plaza State Park encompasses a healthy range of shoreline, offering unique breathtaking views of Manhattan's eastern shoreline. In conjunction with neighboring Hunters Point, the volume of perspectives and compositions offered are nearly limitless. The park itself has many photographic attributes, which enhances the quality of images to be captured.

Bridges

BW Manhattan (Brooklyn & Manhattan) . . . The Manhattan Bridge connects the DUMBO section of Brooklyn with Manhattan's Chinatown. Both pedestrian and bike paths of the bridge (either side) offer unparalleled elevated perspectives of the surrounding area. The bridge architecture offers much to photographically appreciate too, which adds to the imaging possibilities.

BW Williamsburg (Brooklyn & Manhattan) . . . The Williamsburg Bridge connects the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with Manhattan's Lower East Side (LES). Similar to the Manhattan Bridge (pedestrian side, bike side) though not as friendly for walking on bicycle path. There's a fencing along the walkway which prevents imaging of the surrounding area (not as opportunistic as the Manhattan Bridge). The focus more so is on the bridge architecture itself and graffiti which covers mainly the walkway.

Background

Fun Facts
• 29 years shooting experience in varying locations and scenarios
• 24 years digital production experience, working in professional printing and advertising corporate settings
• 11 years digital shooting experience, with Canon (5D) and Pentax (K-1) photographic equipment
• 3 and a half years of working for Apple Inc. as a Trainer, teaching the inexperienced and experienced Apple hardware and software (with a heavy sprinkling of 3rd party software and hardware too)
• 12 eBooks on Apple's iBookstore and Amazon Kindle Platform (number 13 in progress) full of themed stories and imagery from New York City, Southwestern Pennsylvania and the American Southwest.

That's one side of the equation; the other side has to do with the human element. It's important being empathetic to an individual's needs when it comes to learning. Communication goes a long way with developing comfort not only on a personal basis but with embracing new imaging strategies. The perk of a one on one based workshop is the individualized focus versus being lost amongst a group setting. It's truly a pleasure sharing my enthusiasm for the photographic arts with those seeking to elevate their imaging results.

Workflow

The basis for the Photographic Night Workshop is developing a game plan and refining your comfort photographing within the night. Scheduling for the Night Workshops is from 7pm to 10pm (during the summer into fall months there will be sunset opportunities during that 1st hour, which is an added bonus). All workshops will be 3 hours in length (not including travel to the particular workshop location). Upon meeting we'll get up to speed with what we're working with at the particular workshop location (issues of any sort - weather, closures, etc).

When placing your order for a workshop we need to exchange information for communication - phone number and email. Reason being is obvious - any disruptions/emergencies/whatever needs to be relayed quickly. Rescheduling due to emergencies of any sort is doable yet will require flexibility (depending on nights available to either party). If you're having 2nd thoughts about partaking in a workshop I will issue a full refund up until 24 hours before the scheduled meet. Within 24 hours I'm open to rescheduling (again, depending on our schedules that will require flexibility for a date that makes sense for both parties). The reason for no refund within 24 hours is because I'm losing business with no time to re-aquire business on short notice; losing income.

Bringing food/beverages is recommended; depending on the workshop location there may be no access to such amenities. I'd recommend 'health' bars, dried fruit/nuts, water; nothing overly heavy, simply because we're going to be moving about and don't want to be bogged down. Also, bathroom access might be limited so be aware. All workshops are within public spaces yet I have zero control if the bathrooms available are working or not, etc.

Wear comfortable sneakers/shoes/boots, whatever works best for being on your feet. Be aware of the weather - rain, snow, ice, you should make appropriate outerwear and footwear choices.

Equipment

Here's where it gets interesting - your gear, your means for capturing moments. A tripod is essential for night shooting (especially long exposures when imaging light trails). Depending on your camera it is possible to go tripod-less (shooting at a high ISO in a fairly well lite area). Yet for true noise/grainy free images I'd recommend something to brace the camera shooting at a low ISO. Creative usage of the indigenous environment (ground, anything that is relatively stable, etc) can assist with keeping the camera still, as well as adding some ingenious perspective/composition.

There is no set rule on what you should be using when it comes to photography. Your budget plays a big factor, as well as relative interest in this craft (curiosity, hobby, business, amateur, etc). Big name (Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Sony) rigs with a gazillion lenses, filters, extension tubes, and so on; point and shoot all in one cameras; phone; whatever. I don't care what you imaging tool of trade is, as long as you're comfortable with the basics of turning it on and capturing moments.

Areas of Discussion

• Photographic gear considerations
• Imaging workflow
• Computer hardware/software choices (I am Apple based, but even with that bias common ground can be found)
• Printing, outsourcing, social media
• Photoshoot basics
• Sizing up a location/flexibility dealing with the unexpected
• Unleashing yourself, having fun

How it Begins
After placing your order, I'll reach out to you via email for an appropriate time to call and have a conversation. An introduction for both of us, getting a feel for what's ahead. Depending on the workshop site selected will then give a specific location within for where we will begin.

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