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All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

at Digital Photo Academy - Midtown

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Midtown, Manhattan
Cross Streets TBA
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New York, New York 10001
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 1

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a full day, 6 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties.

Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field shoot that coincides with the photography goals of the student. The shoot can focus on Landscape, Portrait, Architecture or many other categories to suit the student’s interest. 

This private session will culminate with a demonstration in a variety of post capture workflow tasks. The allotment of time in each section of the course will vary depending on the needs of the student, and the portion of the day purchased. Both class options include a meal to be scheduled in based on the scheduling requested by the student.

Topics to be discussed:

Camera Discussion

Are you in the market for a new camera or do you already own the camera that you expect to work with over an extended period of time? The instructor will work with you to better understand the settings of your camera if need be, and delve into further exploration of the capabilities of your equipment. 

Is it best for you to shoot jpeg or RAW or any specific image size? Are you shooting for your website, a large print for your living room wall, or Facebook? Do you have a specific photographic category of interest such as: flowers, landscape, wildlife, portrait, sports, natural light, studio light etc. This information will help the instructor advise you of ways to best use your camera including relevant lenses and accessories.


Your instructor has an extensive awareness of in-the-field-shooting and further can private access to venues to venus not ordinarily available to the public. Perhaps this option is not a necessity but you feel that you still might benefit from tutelage while taking pictures at a local zoo, an arboretum, or antebellum mansion. Perhaps sports photography is of interest. If so, many Digital Photo Academy Instructors shoot for city newspapers and might have ideas and access to local competitions for you to hone your skills. 

Depending on your preferred category in picture taking ranging from nature and wildlife, to street photography, to studio portraiture, and everything in between, your instructor will tailor the curriculum of the class. Your private class will include a locale that ties into your personal interest. Your instructor will also share an array of techniques that will help you capture portfolio worthy images. Composition is an art form and you will develop your own personal style but your instructor will share some classic techniques that will allow you to take a composition from your thoughts and instill it into the final image.

Post Capture

After sharing techniques on creating powerful images an important aspect of the photographic pursuit is learning how to organize your body of work in a way that makes for convenient retrieval and sharing. At this point of the day your instructor will help you closely examine each image to analyze commonalities in how you see the world. Are you relying on a specific perspective? Do you tend to place the main subject in a specific portion within the frame? Do you tend to shoot close to your subject or further from your subject? As you see patterns in your shooting style you can embrace them or change them and inevitably recognize the options in future photo ops. 

In today’s digital world there are ways to compensate for mistakes and limitations that may have presented themselves in the field. Was the lighting too flat or too harsh? Did you not quite capture your frame correctly, and wish you had shot at a better angle? This session will include a selection of images shot that day with a variety of Photoshop adjustments to be demonstrated and discussed.

Important Scheduling Notes:

  • Scheduling for private lessons is flexible and subject to the instructor's availability.
  • In the rare event the instructor is unavailable during the booked date and time, the instructor will reach out and reschedule you based on your availability. You also have an option for an immediate refund. 
  • Price is for one person for a 6 hour class. You may invite up to one additional person at no extra cost.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

There is no cancellation fee if you notify us prior to the Thursday before the weekend of your workshop. Later cancellations will not be refunded and reschedules will require a $25 rescheduling fee.


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Question from Emily B.
Do I need to have my own camera or can I borrow a camera from the instructor? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Emily! They can likely provide a loaner camera to a private student but they would need to know what sort of camera you were looking to borrow.
Question from Rose
I am looking to start a career in photography and still product shots for e-commerce. Can this class help me?
Answer from anonymous
Thank you for thinking of Digital Photo Academy. Many of our signups have the same goal in mind of needing photo lessons to make photos for e-commerce businesses and we have many 5 star reviews as you may have noticed. The lesson would include a review of the camera you own and taking photos.
Question from geri g.
I would like to purchase an easy to use digital camera for taking pics for website use. Can I get some suggestions so that I can have this for the class? Thanks
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Geri! The instructor suggests you can get a Sony a5100. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at Digital Photo Academy (121)

(121 Reviews)
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Reviewed by annisa c. on 9/12/2022
Richard and Alina were both amazing at getting to know me and understanding my goals. Richard was so great in keeping in contact with me to make sure he understood my passions and ensure I got exactly what I needed out of this class. I learned so much from Alina, she is awesome! She really takes the time to share her knowledgeable and taught me such helpful tips. She really guided me and photography.
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Reviewed by Zaid on 7/9/2019
I highly recommend taking this workshop if you're interested in learning photography. I took 2 workshops one on Monday and the other on Wednesday. Richard did a great job pairing me up with Steven and accomodating my specific requirements from the workshop. Steven is very knowledgable and taught me a lot about my camera and photography in general. We met at the NY Public Library on Day 1 and shot a bit at Bryant Park. On Day 2, we went shooting in Chinatown and Brooklyn Bridge. I had a great time and also enjoined our conversations about our travels and experiences.
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Reviewed by WINSTON H. on 5/10/2019
The day lived up to my expectations. Richard was very professional and put a lot of effort into finding a tutor that matched what I was looking for. It was refreshing to still see the someone adding the personal touch to ensure the customer is happy. My tutor, Steve was great and was loads of fun to hang out with. Really cool dude. Not only did he find a stunningly gorgeous model to work with (who I would love to work with again, btw), but he happily shared from his best advice in any area that I asked about. I learnt a lot from him and identified more than a few areas that I need to work on. Rating my experience with 5 stars was easy. In fact the next time I visit New York, I will definitely be calling on Richard again.
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Reviewed by Delfina I. on 8/31/2018
A very complete day learning photography to my measure ! Alyssa Meadows was wonderful to me
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/7/2018
The course and instructor were great. If I would suggest any kind of improvement it would be, perhaps, some sort of brief prerequisite reading, like digital photography basics, just so that you can start the course with at least some understanding of basic terminology, etc., so that the beginning is not quite so overwhelming. I know every class is different and based on the student’s requested itenerary, but some kind of “one-pager” for basic terminology could definitely help maximize your time with the instructor.

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The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be...

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