PhotoManhattan

PhotoManhattan

Art
Union Square, New York, New York
(175 Reviews)

Established in 2003 in NYC, with thousands of happy students and a solid presence in NYC, PhotoManhattan Photography School provides excellent photography instruction to all levels, from hobbyist to semi professionals all year round. Our facility offers fully equipped photo studio rentals and plenty of photographic equipment made available to students during classes. PhotoManhattan's instructors are working professionals, yet they are also trained instructors with years of practice leading a class room and great expertise in making difficult photography concepts seem easy and fun. 

For beginners, instruction focus on providing students with a solid ground on the fundamentals of photography while accommodating to students' various interests, whether it's shooting with a DSLR, a point and shoot, in manual or in automatic mode, we've master our beginner programs to suit all. To those more advanced, we have challenging photography courses such as Studio Lighting and Portraiture that will make even experienced amateurs stop and think about exactly what they are trying to do when they hit the shutter.. 

In addition, we host group events, exhibitions and lead group workshops in Union Square and in different neighborhoods of New York City. A wide range of people have taken classes here, and participated in group events, from professionals, to those seeking to become professionals, to those who are looking for a means of moving beyond the 8-6 routine that otherwise traps so many of us. We invite anyone interested in either taking classes, renting space, or becoming involved in PhotoManhattan's group activities, to contact us by phone, by email, or by passing by the studio. Now go out there and shoot.



FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?
Some of our most popular classes offered on Coursehorse are our Digital Photo I, Photoshop courses and Studio & Lighting course.

How long have you been in business? Can you tell us a bit about your history?
PhotoManhattan has been in business since 2003, with thousands of happy students and a solid presence in NYC. We offer an affordable means of entry and advance into the world of art and in person and online photography classes.

What is your average class size?
Our average class size is nine students.

What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Our students are typically young adults, either looking to advance their career in photography or looking to learn a new skill for personal enjoyment.

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?
We are situated in what's known as the photo district in Chelsea, so we recommend visiting all the amazing photo galleries around the area. We are also located two blocks from the world-famous Union Square. Union Square Park can be the perfect location to talk a walk and get some air or great shots before or after class.

Do you offer certificates of completion? 
Yes, we offer them for courses - (not for single day classes). 

Notes:
Each course comes with 1 Free make up class - schedule your makeup class hassle-free anytime. And free 24-hour cancellation (from the time of payment)

Reviews of PhotoManhattan

(175 Reviews)
Seminar: Digital Camera

8/14/2019
JOHN R.

Attended: Seminar: Digital Camera


I thought the instructor, Gabe, was very knowledgeble about various cameras, but most importantly, was able to explain settings and features on my camera to achieve creative capabilities that I was having trouble with. Unfortunately I probably will miss the second (8/19, 6-9p) of three classes but am hoping to make it up in one of the other sessions(8/27, 2-5p ?).

Seminar: Digital Camera

8/13/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Seminar: Digital Camera


Gabe was great and very patient with all the questions thrown at him.

Travel Photography - Street & Landscape

7/24/2019
Neri B.

Attended: Travel Photography - Street & Landscape


Great class Learned a lot

Food Styling Photography - Mobile

6/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Food Styling Photography - Mobile


I wish the class would have dived deeper into specific camera settings on your phone but overall the content was great.

Adobe Lightroom I

2/10/2019
samantha r.

Attended: Adobe Lightroom I


Skye was unbelievable. I learned so much from this course, the obvious lightoom Info but also so much more. He took the time to really teach me useful information. I feel like I have more confidence now after taking this class. I’ll be signing up for another class in the future for sure.

Seminar: Digital Camera

2/1/2019
JOHN R.

Attended: Seminar: Digital Camera


I found the instructor (Charlie) extremely knowledgeable, very helpful and entertaining.

Seminar: Instagram & Social Media Photography

1/19/2019
Elizabeth C.

Attended: Seminar: Instagram & Social Media Photography


I got a ton out of the class. The teacher was friendly and gave a lot of great info. I am not too familiar with Instagram so I got a lot of new info. I got the feeling that the teacher adapts to the level of each class. I really enjoyed it.

Seminar: Digital Camera

11/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Seminar: Digital Camera


This is a 3 hour class, although advertised as 2 hours...had to leave after the second hour. Practicing came a bit late in the seminar, but I couldn't stay for the whole 3 hours so not sure if the rest of the time was spend practicing with our own cameras.

The Camera: A Beginners' Guide

10/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Camera: A Beginners' Guide


It was great We learned a lot and the instructor is very knowledgeable, passionate and motivational. Only thing I would point out is that they should use a PowerPoint presentation o the like, to support the material.

The Camera: A Beginners' Guide

7/20/2018
Ambar G.

Attended: The Camera: A Beginners' Guide


Very helpful and enjoyable. The instructor Charlie was amazing; he was patient, funny and detailed in his description of different camera features and image techniques. As a complete novice to digital photography, I highly recommend this course if you have never used a DSLR.

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51 W 14th St Ste 3R , New York, New York 10011
PhotoManhattan
Union Square, Manhattan
51 W 14th St Ste 3R
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Directions:
14th Street stop for all trains.

Upcoming Classes at PhotoManhattan

Mobile Product Photography for your website
Mobile Product Photography for your website
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 19th, 1pm - 5pm

Adobe Photoshop I
Adobe Photoshop I
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 21st, 3:45pm - 5:45pm

Manual Mode Shooting - Maximize your camera's potential
Manual Mode Shooting - Maximize your camera's potential
Next start date:

Monday Sep 23rd, 6pm - 9:15pm

Travel Photography - Street & Landscape
Travel Photography - Street & Landscape
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 24th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Street Photography
Seminar Street Photography
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 24th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Food Styling Photography - Mobile
Food Styling Photography - Mobile
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 24th, 5:50pm - 9:50pm

Seminar: Digital Camera
Seminar: Digital Camera
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 12:15pm - 2:15pm

The Camera: A Beginners' Guide
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 12:15pm - 3:30pm

Seminar: iPhoneography
Seminar: iPhoneography
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Composition & Framing
Seminar Composition & Framing
Next start date:

Friday Oct 4th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Seminar: Instagram & Social Media Photography
Seminar: Instagram & Social Media Photography
Next start date:

Monday Oct 7th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Adobe Lightroom I
Adobe Lightroom I
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 9th, 6pm - 10pm

Seminar: Shooting in Manual Mode
Seminar: Shooting in Manual Mode
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 12pm - 2pm

Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography
Next start date:

Monday Oct 21st, 2:45pm - 6pm

Portrait Beginners' Guide
Portrait Beginners' Guide
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 31st, 6pm - 8pm

Film Photography I
Film Photography I
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 20th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

TTL Flash
TTL Flash
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 20th, 6pm - 10pm

Creative Photography: Color, Lighting & Beyond
Creative Photography: Color, Lighting & Beyond
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

DSLR Video I: Expand Your Camera Knowledge
DSLR Video I: Expand Your Camera Knowledge
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 4th, 2:15pm - 5:30pm

Studio and Lighting
Studio and Lighting
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6pm - 8pm

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