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John Blue
John Blue has an MFA in photography, and has been a photographer for twelve years. He does both studio and street photography. The studio work is usually portraiture, fashion, and beauty photography. He does post, or editing, work, using Adobe Lightroom, Camera Raw, and PhotoShop. John is based in Queens, New York, and his classes take place in the wider New York area, and on Zoom. They consist of street photography and portraiture, and editing instruction. He will also be conducting studio classes in the near future.

Upcoming Dates hosted by John Blue
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Night Photography Meetup - New York City, New York - 8 pm - 2 hours
Nighttime "flash" photography is a beautiful genre, in which to explore the colors of the night.
Street lights, and building lights offer a wonderful background for your photographs.
We will wander the city streets of New York, photographing the various skyscrapers, and intersections of the city.
Instructor: John Blue
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York - 3 pm - 3 hours
Spanning over 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s waterfront, from the Columbia Heights waterfront district to the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, this treasure of a park offers breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan’s panoramic skyline and the New York Harbor. Tourists and New Yorkers alike can be seen admiring the iconic cityscape across the East River while strolling along a continuous promenade of six diverse piers.
Using these various scenes, we will explore the basics of the camera, covering aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and the way they affect the overall look, an lighting of a photography. Every student will explore these three facets of their camera, with help from the instructor, and observe how they change the overall look of the photograph.
Instructor: John Blue
$69pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 9th of October 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York - 3pm - 2 hours
Brooklyn Bridge Park offers many spectacular opportunities for landscape photography. There are many amazing bridges, much shoreline, and piers with gorgeous views of lower Manhattan.
We will explore the photography basics of ISO shutter speed, and aperture, with these views in mind.
Instructor: John Blue
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of October 2021
Floral Photography Meetup - Central Park, New York, New York - 3 pm - 2 hours
Central Park is in the heart of Manhattan, and it includes many beautiful gardens, with opportunities to practice floral photography, and bokeh.
Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus pars of an image. For our purposes, this means highlighting the flowers, with the greenery behind it blurred, or the opposite. This is done, primarily by adjusting the aperture of the cameras.
We will start by manipulating everyones aperture on their individual cameras, and seeing the different effects.
Instructor: John Blue
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 23rd of October 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography Editing Software - Online Session - 1pm - 3 hours
We will explore photography editing, using Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. We will cover global editing, and retouching, using Photoshop.

Basic tools of Photoshop will be discusses and demonstrated, such as the healing brush, and adjustment layers.
Instructor: John Blue
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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