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Field Guide: Governors Island

  • Governors Island Ferry Terminal (map)

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.


Meeting Information

Governors Island Ferry Terminal
Weekend service every 30 minutes from Pier 6 in Brooklyn
and Battery Maritime Building (10 South St) in Manhattan



What are Field Guides? 

3 hours of exploring new territory, re-analyzing older terrain, using the city as set designer for your ideas.  Each Field Guide meets on location where we quickly recap some of the greatest hits (or lack thereof) of our particular meeting point.  Following the introduction are two live shooting periods, divided by a quick meetup and feedback session.  Finally we'll reconvene for an optional drink/snack and chat at a noteworthy local establishment.

Field Guides are accessible ways to find inspiration, get motivated and out taking advantage of the city.   Wasn't there a reason you ended up here?



Free for Pro Members

Earlier Event: June 1
Pix N Pie: Member Get-Together
Later Event: June 3
1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!