The High Line and West Side Rail Yards
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(Raindate September 29)
Instructor: David Hartz
The High Line, New York’s only elevated park, is a brilliantly-conceived conversion of a historic out-of-use railroad trestle into a public landscape. Opened in 1934, the rail track went out of use in 1980 and lay dormant until 2009, when the first section opened. The Highline, planted with wildflowers and grasses, offers photographers some of the best views in New York, intriguing street photography and interesting composition opportunities.
We’ll begin with a discussion of composition and camera settings. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions. Together, we will explore this extraordinary urban park and rail yards while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images.
I’ve walked the High Line several times and the experience is different each time.