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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.

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Digital Photography I - Mastering the Fundamentals DSLR Video I – Expand Your Camera Knowledge

Photography classes NYC - Midtown Manhattan traffic Get a solid grounding on the fundamentals of photography, including camera and exposure settings, framing, motion blur, focus control, night photography and much more. This course covers all of the basics and more and is highly recommended before any other course. 15–18 hours.

Video classes NYC - Midtown Manhattan traffic Make those pictures move. Expand your skills to take full advantage of today's digital camera's ever expanding HD video capabilities. This hands on video workshop will guide through the full settings of your camera to produce the best videos possible. We'll also introduce you to some pretty nice equipment provided by us. 10-12 hours.
Digital Photography II – Complete Composition & Image Design Guide Landscape Photography I
Photography Classes NYC - Central park in B&W 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 has plenty of fun experimentation and shooting practice of concepts such as high keys, low keys, back light and much more. 15 -18 hours.
Landscape Photography Class NYC


Capture those elusive scenic moments the way you see them, or the way you want to see them. This outdoor course focuses on honing your compositional skills specifically to landscapes and cityscapes. Learn the most savvy techniques that will turn your landscape images into outstanding ones. 8-10 hours.

Street Photography I Photo Journalism & Documentary I
street Photography classes NYC - Williamsburg bridge

Shoot on the ground in New York City in a course built on intensive hands-on photo field trips. Sessions will consist of realtime, outdoor shooting, learning the ins and outs of city-scape composition, environmental portraiture useful for travel photography and manipulating natural light. 10-12 hours.

Photography classes NYC - Union Square documentary
From Street Photography, now to Documentary and Photojournalism. Study the work of the greats and bring those ideas and techniques into your own photography and story telling. 15-18 hours.
Film & B&W Photography Classes Portraiture
Film photography 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 you analog photography, the basics of printing, B&W photography and all of the fundamentals in one place. 6 hours.
photography classes NYC - Portrait picture at PhotoManhattan


An in-depth exploration of portrait photography from it's history to the trends of today. Learn the techniques and tools necessary to produce images from client based head shots to documentary portraits, including natural and artificial lighting techniques, posing and directing your subject. 15-18 hours.

Wedding / Event Photography TTL Flash
Wedding Photography Class NYC

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. Content covered will also be applicable to event photography. 10-12 hours,

TTL Flash Photography Class NYC - boat backlight


Thorough training is provided for using flash in various modes from Automatic, TTL, through to Manual. Students will learn savvy techniques for setting up creative lighting. 8-10 hours.

Studio & Lighting Product Photography – The Fundamentals
Photography classes NYC- Lighting image
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. 12-14 hours.
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.
Food Photography Lightroom I
Food Photography Class NYC


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. 6-8 hours. .

Lightroom Photography classes NYC - Empire State building


Lightroom is a comprehensive application that allows you to organize, optimize and share your photography. This is designed to introduce you to the Lightroom workflow. 8-10 hours.

Creative Photography – Color, Lighting & Beyond The Art & Business of Photography
Creative Photography course NYC - Subway blur


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.
16-18 Hours.

creative photography 4 A thorough and hands on training in the fields related to commercial and artistic photography, including architectural photography and still life. This course will also include the practicalities of the business of photography from copyrighting to portfolio creation through to publishing. 15-18 hours.
Photoshop I Photoshop II
Photography classes NYC - Manhattan building

Learn how to fine tune your pictures through post-processing. Start your editing journey with topics including Brightness & Contrast, Color Balance, Levels, Curves, Clone Stamp, Filters and more. 8-10 hours.

Photography classes NYC - pencils

Take your Photoshop fundamentals further. Work with Masks, Curves and Photoshop Tools for localized image adjustments and fine tuning. 8-10 hours.

Single-Day Workshops
Photo Workshops nycUse this section to find single day photo workshops and seminars. Under $125.

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Portraiture I (4 Sessions): Jun 3–24, Saturdays 2:00 PM–6:00 PM. NEW!

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Full fee: $420.00
June special! $399.00

Savings: $21.00
Photoshop I (4 Sessions): Jun 03-Jun 24, Saturdays 5:15 PM-7:15 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)


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Creative Photography (4 Sessions): Jun 3–Jun 24, Saturdays 2:30 PM–6:30 PM.

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Full fee: $400.00
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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Jun 3–24, Saturdays 1:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


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Full fee: $390.00
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Landscape I (4 Sessions): Jun 3–24, Saturdays 10:45 AM–12:45 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


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Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Jun 5–Jul 31, Mondays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM. No class on 7/3.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


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DSLR Video (3 Sessions): Jun 5–Jun 19, Mondays 1:30 PM–5:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


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Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography II (5 Sessions): Jun 08-Jul 06, Thursdays 6:30 PM-9:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


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Full fee: $415.00
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Street Photography (3 Sessions): Jun 10-Jun 24, Saturdays 10:45 AM-2:15 PM. NEW!

Instructor: TBA


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Full fee: $370.00


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