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Free Photography classes in NYC - Work study exchange program

Join our work study programs and enjoy up to 9 months worth of free photography classes. Just select the courses that you are interested in and fill in the form below.


Most of our courses are 2 hours weekly for 4-9 weeks. To qualify for this program you must select at least 5 courses, OR any amount that sums up to 60 or more hours of class.
You may select any of our courses, as long as there are spaces available as determined by the management. We have all levels from Introduction to Photography through Portraiture, Studio & Lighting, Portable Flash and more. View Courses.


Photography Studio Assistant
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Answer phone calls and aiding students and clients with photography related questions. Booking photo classes and rentals.
  • Setting up and maintaining classrooms, photography studio equipment, darkroom, and exhibition space.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and inventory, Entering data, Running errands. Light book-keeping.
  • Review and Edit photographs using Photoshop, Website editing using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Transmit.
  • Other responsibilities as determined based on your skills and PhotoManhattan's needs.

New position will be listed below as they open.

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Digital Photography Classes NYC Introduction to Photography

This photography course covers the foundamentals of image making. Course includes basic lighting and exposure, night photography, motion blur, and much more. All cameras including Smartphones are welcome.

Digital Photography classes NYC Master your Exposure & Imagery with Manual Mode

Did you know? Now iPhones and latest smartphones have Manual Mode! Find out all that can be done with Manual Mode beyond Bokeh background blur. No need to be afraid of the “M” on your camera anymore! With "M" mode you are able to unleash the full potential of your camera's technical ability and do amazing effects!

Creative Photography classes NYC Visuals & Composition

Take a journey into the world of Visuals, Learn the rules of framing and composition, and develop your own style. All cameras and iPhones are welcome!

Starts at: $325.00. (Online).
In Person: $375.00.
Landscape Photography Class PhotoManhattan Travel, Landscape & Street Photography

Shoot on the ground in New York City in a course built on intensive hands-on photo field trips. From street photography to documentary, photojournalism and Travel Photography. Sessions will consist of realtime, outdoor shooting.

Portrait class NYC | PhotoManhattan Portrait & Headshots for Beginners

Welcome to Portraiture!. This workshop is a full guide to the fundamentals of portraiture. You'll learn: Posing, capturing the moments, Gestures, Body language, backgrounds, shooting angles, and directing and interacting with your subjects.

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