MANHATTAN
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Washington Square - 3pm - 2 Hours
Zach NeSmith
Discover the vibrant essence of urban life through the lens of your camera. Delve into the practice of street photography with a guided exploration that focuses on honing the power of observation - a fundamental skill in capturing compelling images. As you wander amidst bustling cafes, animated street merchants, talented buskers, and illustrious historic buildings, we'll introduce you to techniques that will sharpen your photographic eye, revealing a world brimming with intricate detail.

Our session is designed to not only cultivate your ability to discern the extraordinary in the everyday but also to enhance your confidence in engaging with subjects. Learn the nuanced art of approaching individuals, capturing their unique stories as they become willing participants in your photographic journey.

Furthermore, we'll provide insights into essential technical aspects, including camera settings, focusing techniques, and optimal lens selection, all tailored to equip you for the serendipitous encounters that epitomize the spontaneous nature of street photography. Join us and transform the way you see and capture the world around you.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Staten Island Ferry Terminal - 10am - 3 Hours
Bob London
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.

This is a part of a series of beginner classes with an emphasis on one technique - this time will be "Exposure & Color" We will cover subjects as creative under & over exposure, saving poorly exposed images, post postprocessing, achieving natural colors, false color images, blacks, grays and whites.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Staten Island Ferry Terminal - 10am - 3 Hours
Bob London
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.

This is a part of a series of beginner classes with an emphasis on one technique - this time will be "Lens Choices & Filters" We will cover subjects as options of different lens, lens settings, achieving creative effects, filters to buy, and when to use filters.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature and Depth

Nature and Depth

Saturday 15 June
Runnymede Rd. - 9am - 2 Hours
Newark Photography Group
David Perez
Explore the nuances of depth and dimension in nature photography. This workshop will guide you through leveraging depth of field, creating a sense of layering, and incorporating foreground elements to add depth and storytelling to your nature images.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92       5 places left
Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

Saturday 06 July
Main Street - 8am - 2 Hours
Newark Photography Group
David Perez
Explore the diverse beauty of the iconic Morris Canal Greenway through your lens. Master shutter speed for dynamic waterfall shots, leverage depth of field for compelling environmental portraits, and incorporate historic canal elements for a sense of place. Learn to work with challenging lighting and creative perspectives to capture the multifaceted character of this remarkable trail with authenticity.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Ditmars Steinway - 2pm - 3 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Tap into the true potential of your camera and break free from automatic exposure. Delve deeper into the world of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how to manipulate these settings to achieve desired exposure levels. Gear up for an informative session where a professional photographer will guide you. Put your newfound prowess to the test in a live setting and leap forward in your journey as a photographer.
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$92       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

ABOUT MANHATTAN
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Manhattan .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Bob was very knowledgeable and a good teacher
    5/5
    Ginette
    2024-06-10
    Jason did an excellent job of slowing down the process of HOW to shoot street photography in Manhattan. He watched the way we shot and gave useful feedback to us accordingly. He also took the the time with set ups, camera settings and how to shoot and move in a crowd. I'd be happy to go out with him again. He made it fun!
    5/5
    Reggie
    2023-01-23
    was excellent Jason was really inspiring and helpful.
    5/5
    Jeff
    2023-01-22

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Bob London
    My life has been unconventional, needed some time off after High School so I left NJ and went to work for the Forest Service in NH, from there Ski bumming in VT, a summer in the Virgin Islands, another working with the Native Americans in SD and then fishing in Alaska. Time to get back to college so got a A.S. in Bus. from LSC in VT and then a BFA in Photo from RIT. A reluctant move to the Big Apple, for I was a country kid and now I have become a hipster in the heart of Brooklyn. In the interim, marriage, a kid, a few cats, a dog, divorce and a few landlord lawsuits. Doing the photography thing the whole time with the typical up and down success and droughts, have worked with celebrities, corporations, some magazine covers, been on TV met good people, evil people. Work in progress, why don't you become a part of it!

    Bob London is available for private bookings

    Zach NeSmith
    Zach NeSmith, also known professionally as Neesmith Onzeur, is a distinguished photographer based in New York City. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, he honed his craft at Winthrop University, graduating in 2014 with a degree in commercial photography. His exceptional talent and dedication to the arts were recognized in 2023 when he received the Fine Arts Alumni Award from his alma mater. Prior to university, Zach refined his skills at the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Over his 20-year career, he has become renowned for his dynamic and engaging photographs of people, capturing the essence of events and parties, street scenes, fashion, and studio environments.

    Currently residing in Brooklyn, Zach continues to make significant contributions to the art world, frequently documenting nightlife, art, and events for multiple galleries. His striking and evocative images have been featured in prominent publications such as Juxtapoz magazine, Dazed, NPR, and Vice. Zach 2019s unique perspective and ability to capture the vibrant energy of his subjects have earned him a respected place in the photography community. Through his lens, he brings to life the diverse and ever-changing landscape of New York City, offering viewers a glimpse into the heart of its cultural and social scenes.
    PHOTOS
    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Outside the east side of One World Trade Center
    This is such a huge building. I wanted to see if I could capture it is one image from below. This was done with four photos stitched together as a panorama. Just a pity it was such a gloomy day!
    Credit: Jonathan Halfacre
    Instagram: @Jonathanhalfacre

    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: The roof of the Oculus in NYC taken from below
    The roof is so large I had to take the shot using a 14mm lens and stitching two shots together. Looks very science fiction like
    Credit: Jonathan Halfacre
    Instagram: @jonathanhalfacre
    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Devil?s Bathtub. Mendon Ponds Park. Rochester, NY
    Devil?s Bathtub. When I arrived fog was lifting off the water and there was a lone fisherman. Beautiful. The reeds in front of me prevented me from the shot I originally wanted, closer to the water and boat, so my bigger lense went to work. ISO200. f5. 145mm. 1/1000
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto

    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: World Trade Center NYC
    Oculus is one of my favorite structures to shoot, so many angles and the affect of light changes . This was a foggy day and liked how it blended with 1WTCIso800. 50mm. F5.6. 1/25sec
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto

    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-05-05
    Title or Location: One New York Plaza, NYC
    1NY Plaza is real unique to photograph in different lights with its shadow box windows. I was amazed how in this shot they look like reflections of each otherISO 200 85mm 1/2000sec. f4.2
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto
    Manhattan Photography Group
    2024-04-29
    Title or Location: Brooklyn Bridge
    One World Trade through the ropes of the Brooklyn BridgeISO200/55mm/f10. 1/60sec
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

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