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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, private lessons, certificates of completion (by request), student ID’s, free photography studio meet-ups, best rated curricula and much more.

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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

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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 $290.


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 $290.



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

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Go from beginner into intermediate. The key of this course is to guide you to efficiently and seamlessly control and manipulate the overall look of your images to your liking while gaining speed in shooting without being held back by the technicalities of the camera. This course will include plenty of fun experimentation and shooting practice of concepts such as high keys, low keys, back light and much more. Starts $290.


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! Having one of the last available darkrooms in Manhattan, we can teach 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 $350.



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 $350


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 $350.





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The Camera – A beginners’ guide: May 21-Jun 18, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. The Camera – A beginners’ guide: May 21-Jun 18, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(The Camera – A beginners’ guide: 05/21-06/18.
05/21 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $290.00
open.
DSLR Video: May 21-Jun 18, Tuesdays 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. DSLR Video: May 21-Jun 18, Tuesdays 3:30 PM-5:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(DSLR Video: 05/21-06/18.
05/21 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $355.00

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The Camera – A beginners’ guide: May 24-May 25, Friday and Saturday 12:30 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive! The Camera – A beginners’ guide: May 24-May 25, Friday and Saturday 12:30 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive!

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(The Camera – A beginners’ guide: 05/24-05/25. Intensive!
05/24 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $290.00
open.
Studio & Lighting: May 29-Jun 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Studio & Lighting: May 29-Jun 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Instructor: G.J.(View Bio)


(Studio & Lighting: 05/29-06/19.
05/29 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $355.00
open.
Wedding Photography: May 29-Jun 12, Wednesdays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM. Wedding Photography: May 29-Jun 12, Wednesdays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(Wedding Photography: 05/29-06/12.
05/29 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $355.00
open.
Creative Portrait: May 29-Jun 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Creative Portrait: May 29-Jun 26, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Creative Portrait: 05/04-05/18.
05/04 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $340.00
open.
Manual Mode Shooting: May 30-Jun 27, Thursdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Manual Mode Shooting: May 30-Jun 27, Thursdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(Manual Mode Shooting: 05/30-06/27.
05/30 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $290.00
open.
Black and White Photography: May 31-Jun 14, Fridays 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Black and White Photography: May 31-Jun 14, Fridays 3:00 PM-5:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(Black and White Photography: 05/31-06/14.
05/31 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $325.00
open.
The Camera – A beginners’ guide: Jun 01-Jun 29, Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. The Camera – A beginners’ guide: Jun 01-Jun 29, Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Instructor: G.J.(View Bio)


(The Camera – A beginners’ guide: 06/01-06/29.
06/01 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $290.00
open.
Travel Photography: Jun 01-Jun 22, Saturdays 12:45 PM-2:45 PM. Travel Photography: Jun 01-Jun 22, Saturdays 12:45 PM-2:45 PM.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Travel Photography: 06/01-06/22.
06/01 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $325.00
open.
Adobe Photoshop I: Jun 01-Jun 08, Saturdays 2:45 PM-6:45 PM. Adobe Photoshop I: Jun 01-Jun 08, Saturdays 2:45 PM-6:45 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


(Adobe Photoshop I: 06/01-06/08.
06/01 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $355.00
open.



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