Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras

Go back to the basics and learn about the origins of the the photographic craft. The camera obscura, or pinhole as it is commonly known, strips photography of all the fancy gears and gadgets bringing it down to its most simple form, a black box, a hole, and light. Learn about how different photographers have used pinholes to achieve certain effects and how this timeless invention differs from its modern day counterparts. 

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Dec
16
12:30 PM12:30

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!

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Dec
17
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!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Dec
18
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.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jan
3
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.

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jan
7
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!

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Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Jan
10
8:30 PM20:30

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

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: Engaging Light!
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

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.  

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jan
15
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.

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Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

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.  

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1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

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)
Jan
21
4:30 PM16:30

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

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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Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

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.

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Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Jan
27
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!

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1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Jan
28
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!

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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Feb
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.

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Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Feb
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.

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1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

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.  

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1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

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
Dec
10
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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Crash Course: Camera Basics
Dec
6
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.

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Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

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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1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

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 →
Crash Course: Pinhole Photography
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Crash Course: Pinhole Photography

Go back to the basics and learn about the origins of photography. The camera obscura, or pinhole camera, strips photography of all the fancy gears and gadgets breaking it down to its bare bones: a black box, a hole, and light. Learn how photographers have achieved certain effects by creating their own handmade cameras and make your own!

View Event →
Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

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: Camera Basics
Nov
21
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 →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Nov
19
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!

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5 Dollar Fridays: RAW vs JPG
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

5 Dollar Fridays: RAW vs JPG

The age-old question:  Should you shoot RAW or should you shoot JPG?  Well, first we gotta define what a RAW file is, and what a JPG is.  There are advantages for both.  What are they?  When would you choose one of the other?  What about all those different funky shapes and icons in my camera's JPG menu options?  How do I deal with RAW files and get the most out of them? Let's do a dive into some basic file mechanics and hopefully demystify this situation once and for all.

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1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

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: iPhoneography 101
Nov
11
1:30 PM13:30

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 →
Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

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 →
Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

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 →
The Analog Film Lab
Nov
4
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.

View Event →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Oct
30
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 →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Oct
29
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 →
5 Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

5 Dollar Fridays: Pinhole Cameras

Go back to the basics and learn about the origins of the the photographic craft. The camera obscura, or pinhole as it is commonly known, strips photography of all the fancy gears and gadgets bringing it down to its most simple form, a black box, a hole, and light. Learn about how different photographers have used pinholes to achieve certain effects and how this timeless invention differs from its modern day counterparts. 

View Event →
Crash Course: Color Darkroom
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

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 →
1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

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 →
Crash Course: Camera Basics
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

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.

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Mind Blown: Optical Distortions and Experimental Lenses for Photography
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Mind Blown: Optical Distortions and Experimental Lenses for Photography

Part of our ongoing collaboration with UrbanGlass studio in Downtown Brooklyn, Justin is teaming up with glass artist and instructor Amy Lemaire for this hands-on workshop creating our own, one-of-a-kind lenses.  Using the flameworking studio, we'll build weird and wonderfully distorting lenses for DSLR cameras, iPhones, and even projectors.  This is a truly inspiring two-session class designed to stretch your imagination of what photography is all about.

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[ Save $50 ] Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

[ Save $50 ] Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

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 →
1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Oct
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: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Oct
7
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
Oct
1
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 →