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!
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.
To capture and document this city is to become part of New York’s rich narrative to be preserved and remembered for generations. This live shooting workshop is a window into this inspired way of looking at the city, and is available to students of all experience levels.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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