Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown

at Int'l Session of Digital Photography - Lower East Side

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$66 (per person) 7 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Aug 24, 9:00am - 11:00am

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Lower East Side, Manhattan
Chinatown Confucius Plaza
7 Division Street
New York, New York 10002
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 7
Teacher: Marla Mossman

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

In this workshop we explore the fascinating area and the unique ethnic community of Manhattan: Chinatown. Participants learn the tips and hints for successful "street & portrait photography." At the same time acquiring the knowledge of the camera basic, the various functions and camera settings to gain greater control. By the end of the two hour class Participants are proficient in Manual Mode settings taking more successful photographs.

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a brief introduction with Participants take walking instruction through one of a variety of photogenic locales (determined prior to the class). Participants put to practice the workshops lesson during this two hour session.

During the class, students learn and apply new concepts like panning and depth of field. Another skill is the understanding of the correct use of selective focus to add another dimension to their photos... literally. Much of the time, depth of field is used to accentuate beautiful natural scenes. Another creative use is in Portrait Photography where the focus is only on the eyes. It can be used in any situation to create a more interesting and complex image.

For these strategies, I give instruction on both the fundamental mechanics of the technique and ways to apply it to improve the everyday photograph.

Throughout the workshop lessons the participants are given exercises to increase their “Art of Seeing Through the Lens” as well as ways to look at the composition of their images by gaining an understanding of the transition of seeing from a multidimensional world to the camera. Images captured in the camera are expressed to the viewer in 2 dimensions length and width.The Art of Seeing covers techniques to create illusions of space, making the right lens choices, camera angles and light modifying effects.

With my over 25 years of experience as a photography, printer and professional photographer I will guide the Participants through each step of the process in a fun two-hour session.  Over the entire workshop series they will learn to shoot strategically, getting more interesting photos and come away with a foundation to improve their photographs in the future, whether for work and or pleasure.

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We will issue a refund if the student gives us 48hr notice. If inclement weather conditions occur the day of class, the instructor will contact all students with a new location for the class.


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9:00am - 11:00am Marla Mossman 1 $66
9:00am - 11:00am Marla Mossman 1 $66
9:00am - 11:00am Marla Mossman 1 $66

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Will the school provide cameras?
Answer from Kim G. Verified Student
I brought my own camera. As fast as I know they don't provide them.
Answer from Rachel B. Verified Student
I brought my own as well! I believe the expectation is to bring your own, I would suggest contacting Marla to see if they would be able to provide you one for the class.
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You must bring your own camera. Cameras are not provided.
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Reviews of Classes at Int'l Session of Digital Photography (25)

(25 Reviews)
Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown
Reviewed by Donnalee D. on 12/17/2018
I thought Marla offered a great mix of both the art and science of photography. She guided me to improve my "eye" so I could more quickly see potential shots, and also helped me better appreciate how to shutter speed and aperture to my advantage. I appreciate that she took the time to understand what my photographic style is, and helped me to improve that, rather than trying to get me to photograph in a traditionally "perfect" way. I also appreciated that she took the time to help me better understand my camera controls - even Googling to help me figure out some buttons that I should have known myself.
Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown
Reviewed by Robert D. on 10/29/2018
Marla was great. I learned a lot and came away very encouraged about continuing to learn more. Thanks.
Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown
Reviewed by Nicolas D. on 10/28/2018
Thanks Marla for a great class !
Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/14/2018
the instructor is very pleasant, interesting and well spirited. she had difficulties understanding what i needed to learn, and understanding my camera. i was looking for a more intuitive, hands-on approach, and she focused instead on technological aspects. i cannot say i learned in this class; i learned less than in other more experiential classes i have taken.
Location Photography Workshop: Chinatown
Reviewed by Jacqueline P. on 3/9/2018
I loved this class! . Marla was very nice and answered any question we had. She walked us through how to find those opportunities to get a great shot and at the end she will give you a feedback on your pictures. I would take any class with her again.
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