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Our photography classes in Manhattan, New York City, are made fun and affordable while providing expert training in photography since 2003, for all levels — beginners, amateurs and advanced. PhotoManhattan also provides online photography classes via our Virtual classroom, private lessons with automated booking, certificates of completion for all classes, student ID’s with Photography discounts at major photo stores such as Adorma, free classes (Makeup class), long term free photography classes via our Work Study Exchange program, and much more.

In this section you'll find complete guides and courses from 2-9 weeks. Join in!

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Photo classes are offered during weekends, evenings, and summers. Conveniently located at 14th street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, if you are coming from Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, exit at the 14th St train stop. Please review PhotoManhattan's list of photography classes below. Courses titled with "I" are beginner photography classes.


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Camera Basic, Photo I, and Video

Photography class NYC - Midtown Manhattan traffic

Learn Photography from the ground up with our introductory photography classes. Get a solid review of the fundamentals of photography, including camera and exposure settings, framing, motion blur, focus control, night photography, Video and much more. Courses are for all cameras, DSLR, Point and shoot, Mirrorless, and Phone cameras. Starts $310.


Creative Photography - Color, lighting and beyond

You know the "rules" of photography, now we break them. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more. Starts $325.



Manual Mode Shooting - Maximize your camera's potential with Manual Mode

Photography Classes NY - Central park in B&W

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! Starts $310.


Travel Photography, Street, Journalism, Documentary, Cityscapes

Travel Photography class

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. Starts $325.



Portrait, Headshots, Selfies

Welcome to portraiture. Learn the basics of posing, composition and lighting, as well as creative portrait, and the art of Self portrait. View several course options. Starts $225.


Black and white AND Film Photography

Black and white photography class

If you are looking for film photography classes in NYC, or a Black & White photo course, look no further! Learn analog photography, the basics of printing, B&W photography and all of the fundamentals in one place. Starts $325


Wedding Photography, Events, and TTL FLash

Wedding photography courses

Be guided through the entire process of shooting wedding photography. Topics include wedding and location preparation, working with equipment, shooting techniques and styles, lighting & posing and the business end of the event. Learn to use your Speed-light in TTL or manual mode and enrich your experience. Content covered will also be applicable to event photography. Starts $365.



Studio & Lighting

Manipulate lighting to achieve precise results. Experiment and understand the techniques for creative imagery in portraiture and still life and product photography. Professional lighting equipment will be provided each class of this tutorial. Starts $365


Product Photography

Product Photography course NYC

This crash course will provide you with quick and efficient tricks to make the best product photo images using simple equipment, including iPhone-only. Recommended for those of you looking to improve the photos of your a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services. Topics will include DYI home studio setup, lighting and shooting as well as tools to expand your branding and marketing, expedite productivity, and save time and production costs in the short and long term. Starts $225.


Food Photography

Food photography class

For an ever-increasingly popular genre of photography, this course will take you through the techniques to create beautiful and delicious food photographs. Learn the do’s and don’ts of what might seem like a simple shot, but is actually a thought-out and meticulous process. Starts $225.



Editing: Photoshop & Lightroom

Photoshop and Lightroom course

Learn how to fine-tune your pictures through post-processing using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Start your editing journey with topics including brightness and contrast, color balance, levels, curves, clone stamp, filters and more. Starts $365.





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Travel & Street Photography: May 14 - Jun 11, Fridays 4:15 PM-6:00 PM. (No class on 5/28). In person. Travel & Street Photography: May 14 - Jun 11, Fridays 4:15 PM-6:00 PM. (No class on 5/28). In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Travel Photography: 05/14.
05/14 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $255.

Full fee: $325.00
In Person - Outdoors.
open.
Film Photography: May 12-May 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online Film Photography: May 12-May 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online

Instructor: TBA.(View Bio)


(Film Photo -> Virtual Class: 05/12.
05/12 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $325.

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: May 15, Saturday 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. Online. Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: May 15, Saturday 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Group Photo Critique: 05/15
at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $25.

Full fee: $25.00
Online.
Photoshop I: May 20 - Jun 10, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. Photoshop I: May 20 - Jun 10, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Photoshop I -> Virtual Class: 05/20.
05/20 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $299.

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Studio & Lighting: May 21 - Jun 11, Fridays 6:15 PM-9:30 PM. (No class on 5/28) In person. Studio & Lighting: May 21 - Jun 11, Fridays 6:15 PM-9:30 PM. (No class on 5/28) In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Studio & Lighting: 05/21.
05/21 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $365.

Full fee: $399.00
In person.
open.
iPhoneography: May 21, Friday 6:15 PM-8:00 PM. In Person iPhoneography: May 21, Friday 6:15 PM-8:00 PM. In Person

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(iPhoneography -> Virtual Class: 05/21.
05/21 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $75.

Full fee: $75.00
In Person - Outdoors.
open.
Interiors and Real Estate Photography: May 25, Tuesday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. Online. Interiors and Real Estate Photography: May 25, Tuesday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Interiors and Real Estate: 5/26
at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $95.00
Online.
open.
Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: Jun 01, Tuesday 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. Online. Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: Jun 01, Tuesday 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Group Photo Critique: 05/01
at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $25.

Full fee: $25.00
Online.
TTL Flash: Jun 02 - Jun 09, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:45 PM. In person. TTL Flash: Jun 02 - Jun 09, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:45 PM. In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(TTL Flash: 06/02.
06/02 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $399.

Full fee: $399.00
In person.
open.
Mobile Food Styling Photography: Jun 03-Jun 10, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. Mobile Food Styling Photography: Jun 03-Jun 10, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Food Photo -> Virtual Class: 06/3
06/3. at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $155.

Full fee: $155.00
Online.
open.
Creative Photography: Jun 05 - Jun 26, Saturdays 1:00 PM-2:45 PM. Online. Creative Photography: Jun 05 - Jun 26, Saturdays 1:00 PM-2:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Creative Photo -06/05.
06/05 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $299.

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Mobile Product Photography: Jun 05-Jun 12, Saturdays 5:00 PM-6:45 PM. Online. Mobile Product Photography: Jun 05-Jun 12, Saturdays 5:00 PM-6:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Mobile Product Photo -> Virtual Class: 06/05
at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $125.

Full fee: $125.00
Online or In person.
open.



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