Interested in Attending The High Line and West Side Rail Yards

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.

Interested in Attending NYC Subways Series: The Art Underground Old and New

NYC Subways Series: The Art Underground Old and New

Old Subway: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Subway: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 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.

This one requires two weekends! I’ve done field trips in New York City with instructor Alan Kesselhaut and I was exhausted but I learned a lot and got some great images for my catalogue.

Interested in Attending Composition on Location: Central Park

Composition on Location: Central Park

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Rain date October 14)

Instructor: Bill Blanchard

The allure of Central Park that attracts locals and international visitors to this urban oasis has much to do with its appealing juxtaposition of rustic landscapes with cityscapes and people watching. We’ll start with a discussion of composition and camera settings for the conditions we find. Together, we will explore the “beauty, the charm, and whimsy” of the central section of this iconic parkland while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images.

I’ve visited and photography Central Park and a few times with my family. But I think the experience is completely different one is walking around with instructor Bill Blanchard a small group of photographers from @princeton_photo with the intent to capture something interesting.