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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
In this workshop, we'll show you some important techniques for shooting smaller objects without dropping thousands of dollars on high-end lighting gear. We’ll show you how to maximize just about any camera to capture clean, well-lit photographs of clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as collectible items or even electronics.
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 six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.
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.
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.
Sunday Crit is a bi-monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives. There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created. Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time)
Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting. This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.
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