The Field Guide is a BKC signature workshop. A 3-hour exploration of the great urban landscape, we meet in various photo hot spots and hiddenn gems across town to shoot, discuss and discover neighborhoods old and new.
We'll meet on location as noted in the class description. Dress weather appropriate and bring an extra battery and clean memory card!
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.
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.
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.