Crash Course: Night Vision
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Crash Course: Night Vision

  • 33 Washington Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When darkness falls, you don’t have to put your camera away and go home. In fact, some of our favorite artists have exploited the otherwordly look of night photography and so can you. In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll make fast friends with your tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your camera, pushing your idea of “available light” to its limits.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.

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Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

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Field Guide: Governors Island
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Field Guide: Governors Island

800 yards from Manhattan.  A world apart.  Governors Island is a 172-acre strip of land employed by the Continental Army to defend the harbor against the British in 1776, and has had various uses military uses since.  Today the National Park Service is Governors Island's primary caretaker along the northern shore, and its historic homes and battlements make it a sight to behold.  As different to lower Manhattan as a place can be, this Island is chock full of visual surprises and a perfect exploration opportunity for street, landscape, architecture and history-buff photographers.

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Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
May
13
4:30 PM16:30

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.

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Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Crash Course: Developing Film
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Crash Course: Night Vision
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Crash Course: Night Vision

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When darkness falls, you don’t have to put your camera away and go home. In fact, some of our favorite artists have exploited the otherwordly look of night photography and so can you. In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll make fast friends with your tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your camera, pushing your idea of “available light” to its limits.

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Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.

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1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

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1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

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Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

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Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Crash Course: Color Darkroom

This class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide.

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Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
Jun
13
8:30 PM20:30

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

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1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs.  We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world.  Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color.  You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. 

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Crash Course: Night Vision
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Crash Course: Night Vision

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When darkness falls, you don’t have to put your camera away and go home. In fact, some of our favorite artists have exploited the otherwordly look of night photography and so can you. In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll make fast friends with your tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your camera, pushing your idea of “available light” to its limits.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Crash Course: Developing Film
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

View Event →
Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Crash Course: Color Darkroom

This class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide.

View Event →
Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)

Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement.  We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more.  You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).

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1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

  • 33 Washington Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs.  We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world.  Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color.  You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. 

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Apr
21
2:30 PM14:30

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

View Event →
Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

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Field Guide: Wall Street
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Field Guide: Wall Street

Join us as we explore the center of American financial might.  It's a chaotic scene, packed with suits and shoppers, tourists and rainmakers.  Light blasts through narrow corridors and creates a sharply defined scene, and inspired photographers can take advantage.  Find out something new about one of the oldest corners of New York history.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Apr
11
8:30 PM20:30

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

View Event →
Crash Course: Developing Film
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

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Second Sunday Critique
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Second Sunday Critique

  • 736 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Second Sunday Critiques is a monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives.  There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time). 

View Event →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Crash Course: Color Darkroom

This class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide.

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Virtual Hangout II
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Virtual Hangout II

Can’t make the regular Meetups or Crits?  Join us via the magic of the internet.  For this first Virtual Hangouts we'll be using Google Hangouts to create a space where members and the Community can discuss work, talk about ideas and generally, well, hang out video-chat style.  

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

View Event →
Crash Course: Developing Film
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

View Event →
[ SAVE 25% ] Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

[ SAVE 25% ] Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.

View Event →
[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs.  We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world.  Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color.  You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. 

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The Analog Film Lab
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Analog Film Lab

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

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[ SAVE 25% ] Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

[ SAVE 25% ] Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →
Second Sunday Critique
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Second Sunday Critique

Second Sunday Critiques is a monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives.  There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time). 

View Event →
[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

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Field Guide: Grand Central Station
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Field Guide: Grand Central Station

Majestic. Iconic. Historic. Many gushing words are used to describe Grand Central Station on East 42nd St.  As one of the last great living monuments to last 19th-century Beaux Arts architecture in the city, Grand Central is beloved by travelers, commuters and tourists alike.  But how do we best consider the keenly detailed light, the dramatic contrast in space, and the classically-articulated surfaces that make this station unlike any other?  Well, that's what we're going to find out.

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Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)

Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement.  We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more.  You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).

View Event →
[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

[ SAVE 25% ] 1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

View Event →
Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

View Event →