The High Line and Hudson Yards Vessel

Attending The High Line and Hudson Yards Vessel

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.

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Explore Cherry Street and Race Street Piers

Interested in Attending Explore Cherry Street and Race Street Piers

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.

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By Land and By Water: The Lower Manhattan Cityscape

Attending By Land and By Water: The Lower Manhattan Cityscape

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Rain date: July 28)

Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal, Jersey City, NJ

Instructor: Bill Blanchard

We'll meet at the Jersey City Ferry Dock for a short ferry ride to Downtown Manhattan. From the ferry, we’ll have views of Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, Manhattan’s skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. After docking, we’ll make our way to Battery Park, shooting images and talking photography along the way, then on to the World Trade Center’s Memorial Pools. As the light changes, we'll talk about camera settings under different conditions. On the return ferry ride, we will shoot night images of the Hudson River and the New York skyline.

Really excited about this field trip with @billblanchard and @princeton_photo. I've wanted to capture views The Lower Manhattan Cityscape for some time.

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