With more than 400 courses offered a year, the curriculum at this school runs the gamut, ranging from digital media and darkroom practice to certificate and degree programs. Classes are offered throughout the year, with accelerated courses in January and the summertime, weekend workshops and one-day intensives. Plus its state-of-the-art facility with black-and-white and color labs, digital labs and a professional shooting studio and a distinguished faculty encompassing videographers, journalists and editors really bring creative expertise to the forefront.
These days, everyone thinks they’re a photographer. It’s somewhat true though: with the quality of our smartphone cameras and — more importantly — filters that fix everything, we can all take pretty amazing pics. In New York City, we have an impressive roster of things to take pictures of. Whether it’s iconic buildings, stunning city views, beautiful churches, pretty parks or even incredible dishes and cocktails at the best restaurants and best bars in the city, you can get great shots of them all to share on social media. But for those who want to learn some real photo skills, here are the best photography classes in NYC to get you started.
Professional photographers have a keen eye for color, lines, framing and of course subject matter. You can develop these skills whatever your level of experience. You can learn about shutter speed, aperture, focus, different lenses, digital editing and much more. New York has several excellent photo supply stores too, so gearing up will not be a problem. You’ll be able to take frame-worthy photos of your favorite people, places and things in no time, and you might even come away with a new eye for the world around you.
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