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PhotoManhattan Photography School

• 51 West 14TH ST #2R | New York, NY | 10011
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Located in downtown Manhattan in NYC, PhotoManhattan offers Short photography courses perfect for travelers. Single day photography classes, NYC walking tours, 1-week street photography field trips in Union Square, and Free monthly lessons. Classes are available on weekends, evenings, summers and daytime, from 1 day to 3 weeks.
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51 West 14TH ST #2R
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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (5-SESSIONS): APR 17-MAY 01, MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Apr 24, Apr 26, May 01
Shoot on the ground in New York City in a course built on intensive hands-on photo field trips. Areas include the ever popular Union Square and the Highline in NYC. Sessions will consist of real time shooting and immediate review of the work photographed during class. You'll learn the basics of city-scapes composition, environmental portraiture useful for travel photography, and the ins and out of manipulating natural light. This is an excellent course to prepare for your travel photography.

Requirements: Any digital camera. Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or the equivalent level is recommended. Please be familiar with exposure (manual or automatic), camera settings and the overall use of your camera.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (8-SESSIONS): APR 18-JUN 06, TUESDAYS 8:15 PM-10:15 PM.
Apr 25, May 02, May 09, May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
PHOTO JOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY (6-SESSIONS): APR 18-MAY 04, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Apr 25, Apr 27, May 02, May 04
From just shooting on the street in Street Photography, it now goes into Documentary and Photojournalism. Each class will consist of an introduction to the work of famous documentary photographers and various documentary and journalism techniques that students will learn through weekly photo assignments and in class group critiques. Weather permitting, some sessions may take place outdoors Throughout the duration of the course, students will work on a Photo documentary body of work of their own choice from the conception of an idea, through the analysis of the subject, to the final layout of a series of photographs. Students will showcase their best photographs at PhotoManhattan's Exhibit. (Optional). This course is highly recommended for those of you who want to take your Street photography skills to the next level, to develop your own voice and point of view.

Requirements: Any Digital Camera. Manual options highly recommended. Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent, Photo II recommended. This course will not cover the how-to's of the camera settings, menus or exposure.
STUDIO & LIGHTING (7-SESSIONS): APR 19-MAY 31, WEDNESDAYS 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Apr 26, May 03, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31
Learn Studio & Lighting techniques from a basic to intermediate level. This course is designed to teach students how to accurately manipulate lighting in order to get exact results as well as to the techniques behind creative imagery for portraiture and product photography. Get your whites to be white, learn black on black, black on white and so much more. Topics include: studio equipment, flash-meter and lighting ratios, exposure and tonality control, basic portraiture lighting, background control, ambient and strobe light mix and basic special effects.

Requirements: Digital SLR or Point & Shoot camera with Manual options (Aperture & Shutter speed) AND a Flash mount.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (5-SESSIONS): APR 29-MAY 27, SATURDAYS 10:45 AM-1:45 PM
Apr 29, May 06, May 13, May 20, May 27
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY I (3-SESSIONS): APR 17-MAY 01, MONDAYS 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Apr 24, May 01
Create and capture your experience of food in photographs. This course will take you through the techniques behind lighting, color, composition and perspective. Learn the do's and don'ts of what might seem like a simple shot, but is actually a thought out and meticulous process. Perfect course for business owners and bloggers.

Requirements: A Digital Camera with Manual Settings. Please bring your camera with fresh batteries, and it's manuals if at hand.
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY (3-SESSIONS): APR 19-MAY 03, WEDNESDAYS 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Apr 26, May 03
This crash course is designed for individuals looking to improve the quality and look of photos for a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to quickly and efficiently produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services and events. This workshop is a hands on guide on how to take high quality photos in a few steps with the equipment that you already have, whether it's an iPhone, point and shoot or DSLR. Course will also include the tools to expand your branding and marketing, expedite productivity, and save time and production costs in the short and long term.

The class will start with the basics but will move into teaching you the wide range of possibilities you have at hand and most importantly, the practical techniques that you can use to bring out the best in your products without the use of complicated equipment. You’ll be provided with an arsenal of expert tricks and tips used for achieving outstanding images for effective E-commerce branding and marketing punch. This course can be taken for any products of small to mid-size including hand made crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food or restaurant, and for services and events. Equipment will be made available during class at no extra charge, including backdrops, plexy glass, lights, tripods, umbrellas, tent (light box), and so on. Troubleshooting will be done in class to ensure that you have any questions answered and photos re shoot for success before leaving the workshop.

Requirements
You don’t need the fanciest equipment. We’ll show you the plethora of techniques for shooting successful product photography and the simple equipment that you add onto your arsenal. We’ve merged the technical photography how to's from the pros and adapted the concepts to be used even through the simplicity of phones, point + shoots and DSLRs. Camera: Smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera. If you are looking for the ultimate quick solution with the least cost involved, you'll learn how to do your products with whatever equipment you’ve already got. If you do own a DSLR or a camera with manual settings, we’ll teach you how to manipulate your images even further. If you have products that you would like to shoot and is within 2sq feet, please bring 2 of them to be used during class.

For the first class: if you have products that you would like to shoot, and that are within 2sq feet size, please bring 2 of them to the first class.
LANDSCAPE I (4-SESSIONS): APR 25-MAY 04, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Apr 25, Apr 27, May 02, May 04
Capture that scene with confidence and creativity. This is an outdoor course that focuses on honing compositional skills specific to landscapes and cityscapes. Learn savvy techniques that will turn your landscape images into outstanding ones from lighting, composition, through to special effects and more. Our experienced instructors will guide you through various sets of exercises and outdoor shooting scenarios that will further develop the skills learned during class. Shooting areas will be either the High Line, Union Square, Central Park, or other locations as determined by the instructor. Great for travelers in preparing you to capture those scenic moments beautifully on camera.

Requirements: Any Digital Camera (Point and Shoot or SLR). Level of Knowledge Assumed: Basic photography understanding and practice. This course will not review the fundamentals of the camera functions and exposure; students are expected to know how to manage their cameras and exposure - either in Automatic or Manual mode (recommended). The first half of our Photo I course can suffice depending on each student, however, we recommend taking Photo I fully prior or in parallel to Landscape.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (4-SESSIONS): MAY 08-MAY 11, MO, TU, WE, THU 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
May 08 to May 11
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
PHOTOSHOP II (4-SESSIONS): APR 19-MAY 10, WEDNESDAYS 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Apr 26, May 03, May 10
Take your Photoshop fundamentals further. Through weekly presentations and assignments, students will learn to work with Masks, Curves and Photoshop Tools for localized image adjustments and fine tuning. This course will provide students with an advanced control of difficult images in Raw and Jpeg formats. Work with your own computer or an Apple MacBook of our own (Mac computer basic controls will be explained on the first day of class as needed).

Requirements: a) Basic understanding of digital Photography. Access to Photoshop. Efficiency to operate a computer is a must (Mac or Windows). b) Access to Photoshop if using your own computer.
TTL FLASH I (4-SESSIONS): APR 19-MAY 10, WEDNESDAYS 3:30 PM-5:30 PM.
Apr 26, May 03, May 10
This TTL flash course is a thorough training on using your flash in various modes from Automatic, through TTL, to Manual and off-camera flash. Students will learn special techniques for setting up creative lighting. Course covers off-camera flash and set ups of up to 3 units both wired and wirelessly. Class shooting and demonstrations will be made using PhotoManhattan's equipment. Students will be given weekly assignments using their own flash units.

Requirements: 1. Digital SLR or point & shoot with manual option AND Flash mount. We highly recommend DSLRs 2. Portable Flash unit of any kind (other than camera's built in). Note: If you have an older flash unit, some of the Automatic options explained in class might not be available.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (5-SESSIONS): MAY 16-JUN 13, TUESDAYS 2:45 PM-5:45 PM
May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06, Jun 13
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (8-SESSIONS): MAY 17-JUL 05, WEDNESDAYS 8:15 PM-10:15 PM
May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 07, Jun 14, Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 05
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (5-SESSIONS): APR 22-MAY 20, SATURDAYS 10:45 AM-1:45 PM
Apr 29, May 06, May 13, May 20
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY I (3-SESSIONS): MAY 06-MAY 20, SATURDAYS 5:45 PM-7:45 PM
May 06, May 13, May 20
Create and capture your experience of food in photographs. This course will take you through the techniques behind lighting, color, composition and perspective. Learn the do's and don'ts of what might seem like a simple shot, but is actually a thought out and meticulous process. Perfect course for business owners and bloggers.

Requirements: A Digital Camera with Manual Settings. Please bring your camera with fresh batteries, and it's manuals if at hand.
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (3-SESSIONS): MAY 06-MAY 20, SATURDAYS 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
May 06, May 13, May 20
Shoot on the ground in New York City in a course built on intensive hands-on photo field trips. Areas include the ever popular Union Square and the Highline in NYC. Sessions will consist of real time shooting and immediate review of the work photographed during class. You'll learn the basics of city-scapes composition, environmental portraiture useful for travel photography, and the ins and out of manipulating natural light. This is an excellent course to prepare for your travel photography.

Requirements: Any digital camera. Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or the equivalent level is recommended. Please be familiar with exposure (manual or automatic), camera settings and the overall use of your camera.
THE ART & BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY (4-SESSIONS): APR 29-MAY 20, SATURDAYS 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Apr 29, May 06, May 13, May 20
This course is a thorough and hands on training in various fields of photography related to commercial and artistic photography. Each class will cover a different photography topic from architectural photography, through still life, to abstract photography, as well as a through guidance into Business of Photography. Course will include the practicalities of the business of photography including all you need to know about the basics of copyright, release samples for various purposes, portfolio creation, and publishing. This course is highly recommended for anyone who will publish their work to the public whether it's on a personal website or to a broader audience. This course may qualify for Free Studio Meetups!

Requirements: A Digital Camera with Manual Settings Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography II or equivalent. Students must know how to operate camera in full Manual Mode (Aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, and meter) and know the basics of composition, Depth of Field, lighting and have practical shooting experience.
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY (3-SESSIONS): MAY 08-MAY 22, MONDAYS 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
May 08, May 15, May 22
This crash course is designed for individuals looking to improve the quality and look of photos for a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to quickly and efficiently produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services and events. This workshop is a hands on guide on how to take high quality photos in a few steps with the equipment that you already have, whether it's an iPhone, point and shoot or DSLR. Course will also include the tools to expand your branding and marketing, expedite productivity, and save time and production costs in the short and long term.

The class will start with the basics but will move into teaching you the wide range of possibilities you have at hand and most importantly, the practical techniques that you can use to bring out the best in your products without the use of complicated equipment. You’ll be provided with an arsenal of expert tricks and tips used for achieving outstanding images for effective E-commerce branding and marketing punch. This course can be taken for any products of small to mid-size including hand made crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food or restaurant, and for services and events. Equipment will be made available during class at no extra charge, including backdrops, plexy glass, lights, tripods, umbrellas, tent (light box), and so on. Troubleshooting will be done in class to ensure that you have any questions answered and photos re shoot for success before leaving the workshop.

Requirements
You don’t need the fanciest equipment. We’ll show you the plethora of techniques for shooting successful product photography and the simple equipment that you add onto your arsenal. We’ve merged the technical photography how to's from the pros and adapted the concepts to be used even through the simplicity of phones, point + shoots and DSLRs. Camera: Smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera. If you are looking for the ultimate quick solution with the least cost involved, you'll learn how to do your products with whatever equipment you’ve already got. If you do own a DSLR or a camera with manual settings, we’ll teach you how to manipulate your images even further. If you have products that you would like to shoot and is within 2sq feet, please bring 2 of them to be used during class.

For the first class: if you have products that you would like to shoot, and that are within 2sq feet size, please bring 2 of them to the first class.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (6-SESSIONS): APR 17-MAY 22, MONDAYS 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Apr 24, May 01, May 08, May 15, May 22
This photography course will take you through the entire process of working as a photographer for weddings. Students will be guided through such topics including wedding and location preparation, working with equipment, shooting techniques and styles, lighting & posing and the business end of the event. Explore the major approaches and styles popular for the event and how to work within and direct the many stages of the day's ceremony. Additionally, the business of wedding photography, marketing and post production will also be studied. Although this course is strictly focused on weddings, the content covered is also related to event photography.

Requirements: Digital SLR or point & shoot (with Flash mount recommended). Please bring your camera, fresh batteries and manual if at hand.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (5-SESSIONS): MAY 04-JUN 01, THURSDAYS 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 04, May 11, May 18, May 25, Jun 01
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
STUDIO & LIGHTING (3-SESSIONS): MAY 18-JUN 01, THURSDAYS 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
May 18, May 25, Jun 01
Learn Studio & Lighting techniques from a basic to intermediate level. This course is designed to teach students how to accurately manipulate lighting in order to get exact results as well as to the techniques behind creative imagery for portraiture and product photography. Get your whites to be white, learn black on black, black on white and so much more. Topics include: studio equipment, flash-meter and lighting ratios, exposure and tonality control, basic portraiture lighting, background control, ambient and strobe light mix and basic special effects.

Requirements: Digital SLR or Point & Shoot camera with Manual options (Aperture & Shutter speed) AND a Flash mount.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (4-SESSIONS): JUN 03-JUN 24, SATURDAYS 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Jun 03, Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (5-SESSIONS): JUN 05-JUL 03, MONDAYS 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Jun 05, Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 03
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (5-SESSIONS): MAY 01-JUN 05, MONDAYS 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. NO CLASS ON 5/29
May 01, May 08, May 15, May 22, Jun 05
Take your photography skills to the next level. The key of this course is to guide you to seamlessly control and manipulate the overall look of your images to your liking while gaining speed in shooting without being held back by the technicalities of the camera. This course focuses on mastering the composition and design of your images and has plenty of fun experimentation and shooting practice of concepts such as high keys, low keys, back light and much more. Students will learn to quickly and efficiently work with and manipulate framing, light effects, focus, depth of field and motion control in order to achieve outstanding images that go beyond the technique control and more into developing a style. Techniques learned in class will be applied to various photo fields such as documentary, landscape and studio-type scenarios.

Course will also include basic editing, weekly assignments, in-class shooting, and the review of the work of the masters of photography, This course is a must do for and highly recommended before moving on to any more specialized course, such as portraiture, documentary or studio lighting. Students are expected to already know exposure and be comfortable using their cameras. $305-$355.

** There is a 40%-50% discount for students who completed Intro to Photography prior to June 2012.
DSLR VIDEO (3-SESSIONS): JUN 05-JUN 19, MONDAYS 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Jun 05, Jun 12, Jun 19
Make those pictures move. Expand your skills to take full advantage of today's digital camera's ever expanding HD video capabilities. This hands on video workshop will guide through the full settings of your camera to produce the best videos possible.

These video classes are hands on workshops that will cover all you need to know to produce great videos using a traditional photography camera. During each session students will be introduced to the fundamentals of video making from tripods to free hand, sound settings and microphones (provided by PhotoManhattan) to composition and motion, video settings and much more. Course will include weekly assignments, and in-class shooting and practice. This course is intended for photographers.

Requirements: Video-enabled camera.
PHOTOSHOP I (4-SESSIONS): MAY 16-JUN 06, TUESDAYS 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06
Learn how to fine tune your pictures through post-processing. Topics include adjusting Brightness & Contrast, Color Balance, Levels, Curves, Clone Stamp, Filters and more. Within each class, students will receive practical instruction as they are guided through the software and editing process using both in-class images and their own. Work with your own computer or an Apple MacBook of our own (Mac computer basic controls will be explained on the first day of class as needed).

Requirements: Access to Photoshop if using your own computer.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (9-SESSIONS): APR 19-JUN 07, WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. AND EXHIBIT ON FRI 6/
Apr 26, May 03, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 07
Get a solid ground on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure, into helping you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will be made of different topics each week, from motion blur, through composition and framing, focus control, built in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also the best course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional).
LIGHTROOM I (4-SESSIONS): MAY 17-JUN 07, WEDNESDAYS 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 07
Lightroom is a comprehensive application that allows you to organize, optimize and share your photography. This Lightroom course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Lightroom workflow. Learn to properly import photos into the library, develop and edit photos, share photos using social media, web pages and photo printing. We will also look at ways to send photos to clients and how to keep your photo library safe from loss due to computer failure. Work with your own computer or an Apple MacBook of our own (Mac computer basic controls will be explained on the first day of class as needed).

Requirements: Access to Lightroom if using your own computer.
PHOTOSHOP I (4-SESSIONS): MAY 17-JUN 07, WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 07
Learn how to fine tune your pictures through post-processing. Topics include adjusting Brightness & Contrast, Color Balance, Levels, Curves, Clone Stamp, Filters and more. Within each class, students will receive practical instruction as they are guided through the software and editing process using both in-class images and their own. Work with your own computer or an Apple MacBook of our own (Mac computer basic controls will be explained on the first day of class as needed).

Requirements: Access to Photoshop if using your own computer.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (9-SESSIONS): APR 18-JUN 06, TUESDAYS 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. AND EXHIBIT ON FRI 6/9,
Apr 25, May 02, May 09, May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06, Jun 09
It's time to break the "rules" of photography. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more. This course begins the creative journey within photography. Students will learn techniques towards creating compelling imagery and developing a personal style. Students will train in color theory and design, creative landscape lighting, original artificial lighting, basic image manipulation in Photoshop, as well as the history of photography and a thorough analysis of past artistic movements. Additionally, this course will have weekly photo critiques of the students' work, as well as of the work of various photographers.

Requirements: Digital Photography 2 or equivalent experience: Students must know how to operate camera in full Manual Mode (Aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, and meter). Digital SLR or Point & shoot with Manual option (Aperture and Shutter speed). The fundamentals of Photography such as using the camera in Manual mode, depth of field, basics of composition, motion blur will not be covered other than by way of a quick review.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (9-SESSIONS): APR 18-JUN 06, TUESDAYS 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. AND EXHIBIT ON FRI 6/9
Apr 25, May 02, May 09, May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06, Jun 09
Take your photography skills to the next level. The key of this course is to guide you to seamlessly control and manipulate the overall look of your images to your liking while gaining speed in shooting without being held back by the technicalities of the camera. This course focuses on mastering the composition and design of your images and has plenty of fun experimentation and shooting practice of concepts such as high keys, low keys, back light and much more. Students will learn to quickly and efficiently work with and manipulate framing, light effects, focus, depth of field and motion control in order to achieve outstanding images that go beyond the technique control and more into developing a style. Techniques learned in class will be applied to various photo fields such as documentary, landscape and studio-type scenarios.

Course will also include basic editing, weekly assignments, in-class shooting, and the review of the work of the masters of photography, This course is a must do for and highly recommended before moving on to any more specialized course, such as portraiture, documentary or studio lighting. Students are expected to already know exposure and be comfortable using their cameras. $305-$355.

** There is a 40%-50% discount for students who completed Intro to Photography prior to June 2012.
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (5-SESSIONS): MAY 16-JUN 13, TUESDAYS 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 06, Jun 13
Shoot on the ground in New York City in a course built on intensive hands-on photo field trips. Areas include the ever popular Union Square and the Highline in NYC. Sessions will consist of real time shooting and immediate review of the work photographed during class. You'll learn the basics of city-scapes composition, environmental portraiture useful for travel photography, and the ins and out of manipulating natural light. This is an excellent course to prepare for your travel photography.

Requirements: Any digital camera. Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or the equivalent level is recommended. Please be familiar with exposure (manual or automatic), camera settings and the overall use of your camera.
PHOTO JOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY (5-SESSIONS): MAY 17-JUN 14, WEDNESDAYS 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 07, Jun 14
From just shooting on the street in Street Photography, it now goes into Documentary and Photojournalism. Each class will consist of an introduction to the work of famous documentary photographers and various documentary and journalism techniques that students will learn through weekly photo assignments and in class group critiques. Weather permitting, some sessions may take place outdoors Throughout the duration of the course, students will work on a Photo documentary body of work of their own choice from the conception of an idea, through the analysis of the subject, to the final layout of a series of photographs. Students will showcase their best photographs at PhotoManhattan's Exhibit. (Optional). This course is highly recommended for those of you who want to take your Street photography skills to the next level, to develop your own voice and point of view.

Requirements: Any Digital Camera. Manual options highly recommended. Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent, Photo II recommended. This course will not cover the how-to's of the camera settings, menus or exposure.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (4-SESSIONS): JUN 03-JUN 24, SATURDAYS 2:30 PM-6:30 PM
Jun 03, Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24
It's time to break the "rules" of photography. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more. This course begins the creative journey within photography. Students will learn techniques towards creating compelling imagery and developing a personal style. Students will train in color theory and design, creative landscape lighting, original artificial lighting, basic image manipulation in Photoshop, as well as the history of photography and a thorough analysis of past artistic movements. Additionally, this course will have weekly photo critiques of the students' work, as well as of the work of various photographers.

Requirements: Digital Photography 2 or equivalent experience: Students must know how to operate camera in full Manual Mode (Aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, and meter). Digital SLR or Point & shoot with Manual option (Aperture and Shutter speed). The fundamentals of Photography such as using the camera in Manual mode, depth of field, basics of composition, motion blur will not be covered other than by way of a quick review.
LANDSCAPE I (4-SESSIONS): JUN 03-JUN 24, SATURDAYS 10:45 AM-12:45 PM
Jun 03, Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24
Capture that scene with confidence and creativity. This is an outdoor course that focuses on honing compositional skills specific to landscapes and cityscapes. Learn savvy techniques that will turn your landscape images into outstanding ones from lighting, composition, through to special effects and more. Our experienced instructors will guide you through various sets of exercises and outdoor shooting scenarios that will further develop the skills learned during class. Shooting areas will be either the High Line, Union Square, Central Park, or other locations as determined by the instructor. Great for travelers in preparing you to capture those scenic moments beautifully on camera.

Requirements: Any Digital Camera (Point and Shoot or SLR). Level of Knowledge Assumed: Basic photography understanding and practice. This course will not review the fundamentals of the camera functions and exposure; students are expected to know how to manage their cameras and exposure - either in Automatic or Manual mode (recommended). The first half of our Photo I course can suffice depending on each student, however, we recommend taking Photo I fully prior or in parallel to Landscape.
PHOTOSHOP I (4-SESSIONS): JUN 03-JUN 24, SATURDAYS 5:15 PM-7:15 PM
Jun 03, Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24
Learn how to fine tune your pictures through post-processing. Topics include adjusting Brightness & Contrast, Color Balance, Levels, Curves, Clone Stamp, Filters and more. Within each class, students will receive practical instruction as they are guided through the software and editing process using both in-class images and their own. Work with your own computer or an Apple MacBook of our own (Mac computer basic controls will be explained on the first day of class as needed).

Requirements: Access to Photoshop if using your own computer.
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