Old Subway February 9, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Subway February 16, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Alan Kesselhaut
"In New York City, underground art is a literal phenomenon." Huffington Post. We will explore the NYC Subway, finding astonishing museum-quality artworks in the Subway's labyrinth of corridors while we capture the energy and soul of the people who inhabit the underground street. In the Old Subway, we'll shoot a Roy Lichtenstein mural, passageways lined with colorful glass mosaics and a profusion of work in unexpected materials, all without leaving the subway! In the New Subway, we'll shoot Chuck Close's and Vik Muniz' extraordinary contemporary mosaics and the spectacular Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
The class meets at Penn Station. Your registration includes one subway entrance fare per class.
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Raindate April 5)
Instructor: Josh Weiss
The High Line, New York's only elevated park, is a brilliantly-conceived conversion of an historic out-of-use railroad trestle into a public landscape. Hudson Yards, New York’s newest neighborhood, is connected to the northerly section of the High Line. Its "extraordinary centerpiece", just opened this year, is The Vessel, a "soaring new landmark meant to be climbed". The High Line offers photographers some of the best views in New York, intriguing street photography and interesting composition opportunities. The Vessel, with its spiral staircase, provides us with "new perspectives of the city (and one another) from different heights, angles and vantage points."
We'll begin with a discussion of composition and camera settings. As evening approaches, we will enter the vessel for an hour of amazing low-light and night shooting.
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Rain date March 29)
Instructor: Jenny Lynn
The new indoor/outdoor Cherry Street Pier, on Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront, preserves the historic character of a 100 year-old warehouse with its original railroad tracks, steel-trussed roof and masonry headhouses. This vibrant year-round space is replete with photographic opportunities including working artist studios in repurposed cargo shipping containers, an active bazaar and abundant street photography. We will also visit Race Street Pier next door — a landscaped park suspended over the Delaware River beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge — to capture dramatic views of the bridge, visitors to the park, the waterfront, and the passing barges and boats.
Health problems throughout 2019 limited my access to many photography events and workshops. After Monday's surgery, those limitations will be gone.