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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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Lightroom I: Feb 25 - Mar 18, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. Lightroom I: Feb 25 - Mar 18, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: G.J.(View Bio)


(Lightroom I -> Feb 18
03/30 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $299.

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Studio & Lighting: Feb 24 - Mar 10, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM. In person. Studio & Lighting: Feb 24 - Mar 10, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM. In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Studio & Lighting: 03/17-03/19. Intensive!
02/24 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $365.

Full fee: $399.00
In person.

FULL/CLOSED ("Add to cart" for waitlist)
The Art of the Selfie: Mar 06 - Mar 13, Saturdays 3:15 PM-4:45 PM. Online The Art of the Selfie: Mar 06 - Mar 13, Saturdays 3:15 PM-4:45 PM. Online

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(The Art of the Selfie: 03/06
02/27 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $125.

Full fee: $125.00
Online.
open.
Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: Mar 11, Thursday, 5:45 PM-6:45 PM. Online. Q&A iPhoneography Meet-up: Mar 11, Thursday, 5:45 PM-6:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Group Photo Critique: 03/11
at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $25.

Full fee: $25.00
Online.

FULL/CLOSED ("Add to cart" for waitlist)
Photoshop I: Mar 15 - Apr 05, Mondays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. Photoshop I: Mar 15 - Apr 05, Mondays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Photoshop I: 03/15.
03/15 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Portrait & Headshots for Beginners: Mar 16 - Apr 06, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. Portrait & Headshots for Beginners: Mar 16 - Apr 06, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Portrait & Headshots. 03/16.
03/16 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $299.

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Mobile Product Photography: Mar 18 - Mar 25, Thursdays 3:45 PM-5:30 PM. Online. Mobile Product Photography: Mar 18 - Mar 25, Thursdays 3:45 PM-5:30 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Mobile Product Photo -> Virtual Class: 03/18.
at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $125.

Full fee: $125.00
Online.
open.
iPhoneography: Mar 17, Wednesday 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. In person. iPhoneography: Mar 17, Wednesday 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(iPhoneography -> Virtual Class: 03//17.
03/17 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $95.

Full fee: $75.00
In Person - Outdoors.
open.
The Camera - A Beginners Guide: Mar 18 - Apr 15, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online. The Camera - A Beginners Guide: Mar 18 - Apr 15, Thursdays 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(The Camera - A Beginners' Guide: 03/18.
03/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.
Studio & Lighting: Mar 19 - Apr 02, Fridays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM. In person. Studio & Lighting: Mar 19 - Apr 02, Fridays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM. In person.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Studio & Lighting: 3/19.
3/19 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $375.

Full fee: $399.00
In person.
open.
Film Photography: Mar 19 - Apr 02, Fridays 5:30 PM-7:15PM. Online Film Photography: Mar 19 - Apr 02, Fridays 5:30 PM-7:15PM. Online

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Film Photo -> Virtual Class: 03/219
03/19 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $325.

Full fee: $255.00
Online.
open.
Manual Mode: Mar 20 - Apr 17, Saturdays 1:00 PM-2:45 PM. Online. Manual Mode: Mar 20 - Apr 17, Saturdays 1:00 PM-2:45 PM. Online.

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Manual Mode: 03/20..
03/20 at PhotoManhattan)_PhotoManhattan)_ $299..

Full fee: $299.00
Online.
open.



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