Photography Classes in NYC
Photography is our passion here at BKC. Learn the basics of digital photography, or dive deeper into topics like portraiture, studio lighting, urban landscapes, digital post-production software like Lightroom, and even Analog film-based workshops. Check out what classes are coming up!
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.
Lightroom has quickly become an indispensable tool for editing, adjusting and processing images. From basic file management to sophisticated manipulation of images learn all the powerful and time-saving tools you can use in this comprehensive 6-week class.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In three hours, we’ll show you how to take a 35mm black-and-white film negative and print it using an enlarger and traditional chemistry. You’ll learn how to make test strips, contact prints, enlargement prints and how to properly develop, fix, wash and dry your print.
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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