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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 offers:

  • In-person group classes at our professional photo studios
  • Outdoors group photo courses in Union square or the Highline, with full hands-on shooting practice
  • Online courses that are fully interactive via in-class shooting excercises and assignments
  • Private lessons and photo consulation sessions at any location in NYC or online

  • Enjoy 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), and long term free photography classes via our Work Study Exchange program, 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

    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.



    Aerial Photography & Drones

    Aerial photography & Drones class

    Embark on an exciting journey into the world of drones with our Drone Essentials course. Whether you're new to drones or looking to enhance your skills, this course covers everything you need to know, from pre-flight checks to capturing breathtaking aerial shots.. 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


    Mobile Product Photography

    Product Photography course NYC

    These set of mobile product photography courses are recommended for those of you looking to improve the photos of your a blog, website or presentation using simple equipment, including iPhone-only. For any size business looking to produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, tabletop, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services. Complement with our jewelry photography course or Food Styling and beyond. 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.


    Interiors & Real Estate Photography

    real estate photography course

    With today's demands for fast turn arounds, scheduling a photographer each time fresh photos are needed may not be a suitable solution. Learnning quick and effective tools to Do It Yourself can prove to be a great investment in the long term as well as a better match to your specific imagery and scheduling needs. We compiled this excellent crash course with out of the box tricks and techniques for mobile phone cameras to guide you down the road to real estate photography success. Starts $155.



    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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    Digital Photography Classes NYC Introduction to Photography

    This photography course covers the foundations of image making. Course includes exposure control, depth of field & motion blur, framing & shooting strangers, built in flash, and the basics of ditgital post processing.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Creative Portrait, Lighting & Posing Creative Portrait, Lighting & Posing

    This course will guide you through all that there is to see to unleash your imagination and create the most unique portraits. Made for everyone, using any types of cameras, with or without Manual Mode.

    Starts at: $345.00. (Online).
    In Person: $395.00.
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    Photo Lighting classes NYC Studio & Lighting

    Learn controled 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 at: $495.00. In Person.
    iPhoneography Weekly, The Fundamentals - Fridays. Online. iPhoneography Weekly, The Fundamentals - Fridays. Online.

    Join us any day of the week for these amazing stand-alone iPhone classes. You have 12 options to choose from every week!

    Full fee: $40.00
    Online
    Film Photography classes NYC Film Photography

    This photography course covers the foundations of image making. Course includes exposure control, depth of field & motion blur, framing & shooting strangers, built in flash, and the basics of ditgital post processing.

    Lightroom Photo classes NYC Lightroom

    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 at: $325.00. (Online).
    In Person: $375.00.
    Photoshop Class NYC | PhotoManhattan Photoshop

    Learn how to fine-tune your pictures through post-processing. Topics include adjusting brightness and contrast, color balance, levels, curves, clone stamp, filters and more.

    Mobile Food Styling Photography Mobile Food Styling Photography

    This workshop is made for everyone, for foodies and fans, chefs and cooks alike. Learn how to make your food photos delicious but also as fresh and colorful!

    DIY Photo Studio | Mobile Product Photography. DIY Photo Studio | Mobile Product Photography.

    This crash course is designed for individuals looking to improve the quality and look of photos for a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to quickly and efficiently produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services and events.

    Mobile Product Photography Mobile Product Photography

    This crash course is designed for individuals looking to improve the quality and look of photos for a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to quickly and efficiently produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services and events.

    Starts at: $155.00. (Online).
    In Person: $265.00.
    iPhoneography Weekly, Lighting - Tue & Thu. Online. iPhoneography Weekly, Lighting - Tue & Thu. Online.

    Join us any day of the week for these amazing stand-alone iPhone classes. You have 12 options to choose from every week!

    Full fee: $40.00
    Online
    Interiors & Real Estate Photoggraphy - Mobile Interiors & Real Estate Photoggraphy - Mobile

    We have compiled this excellent crash course that will provide you with out of the box tricks and techniques to guide you down the road to real estate photography success.

    iPhoneography Weekly, Creative - Mondays. Online. iPhoneography Weekly, Creative - Mondays. Online.

    Join us any day of the week for these amazing stand-alone iPhone classes. You have 12 options to choose from every week!

    Full fee: $40.00
    Online
    Seminar Digital Camera Settings Seminar Digital Camera Settings

    Whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. Join us and unleash your camera's potential!

    Starts at: $65.00. (Online).
    In Person: $99.00.
    Street Photography classes NYC Seminar Street Photography

    Welcome the season with these intensive hands-on photo workshops shooting in or around Union Square and the Highline.

    Seminar iPhoneography Seminar iPhoneography

    Yes, that iPhone that you have in your pocket has a great camera! But have you ever wondered how much more you can do with it? Today's smart phones are much more than a "point and shoot camera". Why not take full advantage of it?

    Starts at: $110.00. In Person
    Seminar Framing & Composition Seminar Framing & Composition

    Perfect your composition skills. Learn the basics of framing, the rule of thirds, perspective, lighting and much more!

    Seminar Shooting in Manual Mode Seminar Shooting in Manual Mode

    Are your images washed out? too dark, Blurry? This seminar will cover the principles of shooting options to improve your Photography.

    Seminar Studio & Lighting Seminar Studio & Lighting

    .This the perfect first step to becoming acquainted with the Studio Photography! This workshop will be a full hands-on photo shooting using professional studio equipment.

    TTL Flash course NYC TTL Flash

    This TTL flash course is a thorough training on using your flash in various modes — automatic, TTL, manual and off-camera.

    Starts at: $325.00. (Online).
    In Person: $375.00.
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