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Travel Photography

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

When traveling one of the most important things is capturing great photos that will allows us to remember this place and time. One of the challenges, and at the same time most interesting things, about travel photography is applying different photography techniques from various fields. From street photography to architecture, we will teach you the techniques you will need to apply. In this class you will learn how to apply the different types of...

Monday Jun 26th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Street Photography

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

In any urban environment, street photography remains a compelling photographic practice. Many photographers throughout history and into the present have turned to candid scenes of street life, as well as posed portraits, to capture the exciting spirit of city life. In our virtual street photography class, students will immerse themselves in the various methodologies and approaches to street photography.  We will go over equipment recommendations...

Thursday Jun 22nd, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Portrait Photography

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

Join us in this hands-on intermediate level course to learn the basics of the compelling portrait. Explore the principles of posing, composition and lighting patterns that increase the visual impact of a portrait. There are many things that go behind a portrait, such as the relationship between the photographer and the subject. Learn how this relationship can shape the meaning of a portrait. This class also looks at the work of other photographers...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Princeton Photo Workshop @ Online Classroom

Photography is a lifelong journey, a practice that's never over. This course will give you the skills and training to start taking better pictures with your digital camera. Part 1: Digital Camera Essentials - Live, fully interactive virtual learning In the first session, we'll introduce you to the essential functions of your digital camera, including shooting modes, shutter speed, aperture and ISO, and explore how to think about taking...

Saturday Jun 10th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Digital Photography II

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

Continue learning about your camera in our follow up to Digital Photography I. PhotoUno Photography School will help you learn to create mood in your photographs and improve your composition with the use of different visual elements. Students will discuss how to find interesting points of view while “making” photographs. In this course, students will learn more about their cameras with these advanced techniques: Custom white balance Lighting...

Monday Jul 17th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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Photography as Activism with Latine Immigrants

Museum of the City of New York - Public @ 1220 5th Ave , New York, NY 10029

Photography as Activism: Collaborative Photography with Latine Immigrants and Communities Join New York Now: Home exhibiting artists Diana Guerra, Cinthya Santos-Briones, and Joana Toro in conversation as they reflect on their collaborative photo-based projects with Latine migrant communities in New York. Challenging the notion of “objectivity” in photojournalism, each of these artists works in close collaboration and mutual agreement with...

Tuesday Jul 18th, 6:30–8pm Eastern Time

iPhone Photography

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

Do you want to learn to take amazing pictures with your iPhone and create colorful, breathtaking photos? Join us for this 2-hour iPhone photography class and make the most of your iOS device. You will no longer have to worry about blurry or boring photos. Everyone will be asking you to take theirs! In this class you will learn: Focusing How to take photographs in low light situations Create more interesting photographs and understand composition...

Tuesday Jun 13th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Photography Crash Course 1

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

Is your schedule already packed but you really want to learn how to use you camera before that big trip or special event you’ve been planning? We'll then this class is perfect for you! This action-packed, fast-paced course is designed for people who want an express introduction to their camera. You will learn the basic principles of photography, as well as techniques that will help you make high quality, creative images by mastering a few basic...

Saturday Jul 8th, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

Composition & Creative Photography I

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

This 3-week course helps students improve the way they compose/frame an image. They will explore by, following useful composition guidelines that will help their creativity & understand the importance of surveying how to approach a scene before we photograph it. This class has been designed to present the students with visuals and understand the composition guidelines used by famous photographers. Students learn to nurture their creativity...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Night Photography: Central Park at Night

New York City Photo Safari @ 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Central Park can be a marvelous photography destination, even after dark. This workshop will focus on composition skills at night as well as the issues related to taking pictures in low light conditions. Night photography is challenging, but we will help make sure the only raccoons in your photographs are of the four legged variety! On this photo tour you will get the opportunity to photograph some of the most filmed locations in Central Park and...

Saturday Jun 10th, 8:30–10:30pm Eastern Time

Night Photography: Brooklyn Bridge at Night

New York City Photo Safari @ Address announced after registration., New York, NY 11201

This safari takes place at the Brooklyn Bridge; you will better understand issues related to taking pictures in low light conditions (ie. night photography). You will learn long exposure works and how white balance affects your image. You will learn how to take great pictures WITHOUT using a flash. Although a DSLR is preferred, you may use any digital camera with manual overrides; you MUST bring a tripod. This Photo Safari is best suited for all...

Sunday Jun 18th, 8:30–10:30pm Eastern Time

Night Photography: Times Square at Night

New York City Photo Safari @ 620 8th Ave , New York, NY 10018

You will better understand issues related to taking pictures in low light conditions (ie. night photography). You will learn how flash and long exposure works and how to use a combination of both long exposure and flash to create an image. You will also learn how to take great pictures without using a flash. Although a DSLR is preferred, you may use any digital camera with manual overrides; you must bring a tripod. This Photo Safari is best...

Friday Jun 9th, 8:30–10:30pm Eastern Time

Creative Photography: Creative Imaging Outside-The-Box

NYC Digital Photography Workshops @ 1115 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

iPhone photographers are welcome to join us! As technology grows, everyday people are becoming able to produce the same images as photographers who have studied photography and/or have had many years of experience in producing exceptional images. Think of something completely new and different that you can create with your photography, something extraordinary. Can you? Where could your photography go if you learned to see things in a more unique...

Saturday Jul 8th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

Intuitive Photography: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art of Intuitive Photography @ 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10024

Do you want to show your heart and soul through your images? Our creative 2 hr class goes over intuition and how to use it in photography. You will also learn how to 'see' better. All levels and digital cameras are welcome (including smartphone cameras). *10% of this class will go to our monthly charity Important things to note: This is more of a creative rather than technical class which is open to all photography levels and digital cameras....

Sunday Jun 25th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

This is our beginner photography class, which we have designed to be: Fun: We have prepared both indoor and outdoor exercises to make sure you are constantly practicing what you learn. Effective: You won't believe how much you will learn in this 6 student class. Your satisfaction is guaranteed after attending all 6 classes. See what others think on our Yelp reviews. Flexible: We know you are busy so we offer make-up...

Tuesday Jun 20th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

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Best Photography Classes in NYC

Photos can capture a moment and let it live forever. Images can also be used to increase the sales of your product or even be sold to someone else after effectively telling a story. If you find yourself interested in photography, learning that there are numerous avenues to start in the industry is vital. From photographing stills, action shots, portraits, or florals, taking a picture is more than just taking a snapshot; it is a skill. However, this should be manageable because there are ways to learn photography if interested. 

Why You Should Learn Photography in NYC

NYC is a city that never sleeps, which can be handy for an experienced or aspiring photographer. If you are interested in still shots, portraits, floral shots, and even the occasional celebrity sighting, New York covers all these things and more. In addition to gaining access to a real-life place for inspiration, New York also has a significant number of people, which means you will likely run into other photographers. Networking or making connections is easier when you have more people to choose from. Learning photography in New York will allow you to meet people from all over the world with the same interests as you. Finally, New York is the city of dreams and opportunity. If you are thinking about stepping into photography as a full-time job or a side hustle, the culture of NYC encourages this drive and determination.

In-Person Photography Classes & Schools in NYC

Suppose you are looking to start learning photography. In that case, in-person photography classes are a great option, especially because some classes provide equipment making it easier for newcomers to the skill to test out a camera before investing in one. New York has options when it comes to schools that teach photography. For example, PhotoUno Photography School in Midtown East, New York, offers courses for all levels of photographers. Located on 46th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, this school provides a host of classes to keep anyone engaged in the art of photography. The owner, Patrcia Brumicky, wants her school to give the hobbyist photographer the best experience. Therefore, she ensures small sizes, meaning at most nine students per class, so each student can get the necessary attention to be successful.

At PhotoUno, you can find a course like Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera, a beginner-level course designed to be fun, practical, and flexible. For $390, this class will teach you how to control your camera in Manual Mode. This course is designed to help students understand concepts such as aperture, focus control, rule of thirds, exposure, and basic use of built-in flash. For this course, you need either a DSLR camera, a Mirrorless camera, or a Compact camera. You can expect to meet six times for two hours, giving you a total of 12 hours of learning about your digital camera. 

If Digital Photography I piqued your interest, you would be interested in the Digital Photography II course offered. This course takes the skills you learned in the first section to the next level in just six sessions. Students learn how to create mood in their photographs and improve composition. Students learn advanced techniques like custom white balance, lighting patterns, and bulb mode. The course also teaches different composition techniques, like properly using lines, curves, and color theory. Like other courses at PhotoUno Photography School, the class size is small to provide individualized, hands-on training. Students will also discuss finding exciting points of view in their photos while engaging with other students. Each session is two hours, and the course is $430. 

PhotoUno Photography School also offers an iPhone Photography class if you are still getting ready or have no desire to move on to professional cameras. The iPhone class is $130 and gives 2-hours of learning how to take amazing photos with your phone. Students are required to have an iPhone 6 or higher for this course. By the end of class, you will know how to take photographs in low light, use focus, and create compelling pictures.

The Art of Intuitive Photography is another great photography school option for in-person classes. Located in Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side, this school focuses on enhancing your intuition as a photographer. Students can expect to get feedback that will help them grow as a photographer while learning how to see photos differently. They provide an array of classes for all ages. For example, Art of Intuitive Photography offers a Digital Photography II: Master Manual Mode at Night course. For just $125, you get to spend 2 hours reviewing the basics of manual mode and practice with NYC at night as your muse. To succeed in this class, you must have a basic knowledge of manual mode settings, and no tripods or flash are allowed.

There is also PhotoManhattan, which is located in Union Square in downtown Manhattan. They offer undeniably great and distinctive courses, including The Basics - Street course. While the title doesn’t give it all away, this 2.5-hour session will teach students tips and tricks on how to shoot quick and efficient street scenes right in the city. Students will take a tour while learning how to shoot the best possible lighting, framing, perspective, and exposure with a camera of their choice. You are required to bring a camera, but it can be any kind, even your phone. Select a camera that you know how to use because time is limited, and the course is for you to learn how to make your street shots the best and doesn’t focus on how to use your camera.

Another unique and exciting class offered at PhotoManhattan is Beginner Course - Travel. For $375, you can spend 2.5 hours learning how to amplify your travel photos. After taking this course, you will confidently possess the skills to capture landscape, cityscape, and street photography the next time you travel. Students will spend class time outdoors unless the weather does not permit while they learn techniques to prepare them to shoot spectacular outdoor photos on their next adventure. You can expect to leave class with feedback on the images you created that day. Come into the course knowing how to operate your camera in auto or manual mode.

Virtual Photography Classes & Schools

While in-person classes in the elements can be refreshing and motivating, online photography classes also have their benefits. You can attend an online course from anywhere and work in the comfort of your own home or studio. Additionally, virtual classes eliminate the need to commute in a large city like NYC, saving you time and money. While there are benefits, there could be challenges too. Online classes can feel isolating, especially if you started photography to make new friends. Also, if you are taking a virtual class versus an in-person one, you are limited to only the supplies and equipment you already own.

Nevertheless, online classes are still a great way to start your photography hobby. 92nd Street Y is an NYC-based school that offers a PHONE-ography 101 course. The virtual course will teach students how to use their phones to improve their photos drastically. From the basics of better composition to apps for editing, this course has you covered what you need to be a better phone camera operator. The course is split into two 2.5-hour sessions and only costs $115. If you want to stick with beginner’s classes, you can also take a Portrait Beginners’ Guide course online. In three sessions, you will learn the dos and don’ts of portraiture. With lessons covering posting, shooting angles, directing, and backgrounds, this course covers it all. You are required to bring your camera, but even a phone camera works. The course takes place over Zoom and has a live instructor who can answer questions and provide you with feedback.

Private Group Photography Classes in NYC

Perhaps you have a group of friends interested in photography, or you’re looking to book your next unique and exciting team-building event; CourseHorse offers notable options for private group photography classes in NYC. There is something for every interest that can be delivered to you and your team online. From painting workshops to cooking courses, CourseHorse has you covered. Even if they don’t have the class you wanted readily available at that time, CourseHorse can arrange it for your group. For example, let’s say you want to book a private iPhone photography class for a group of friends but aren’t finding it on the website. You can contact CourseHorse through their contact form on the site. Tell their free event planning team how many people you expect, the dates, and what you want in a virtual activity. Someone will contact you within two business hours with their available options. Once you find your perfect course match, CourseHorse makes it easy to change group size, and there are no booking fees! The guessing is taken out of the planning process, and someone is there to answer questions and provide support until the day of your successful event.