Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @The NYPL

at Digital Photo Academy - Midtown

Course Details
$125 $112.50 12 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 22, 9:30am - 11:00am Eastern Time

Midtown, Manhattan
476 5th Ave New York Public Library
Btwn W 40th & W 42nd Streets
New York, New York 10016
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Alina Oswald

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this composition class:

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ The New York Public Library

When photographing the New York Public Library, dedicated on May 23rd, 1911, you can start with the matching marble lions, named Patience and Fortitude. They bookend the staircase leading to the main entrance of the Beaux Arts building and you can practice getting a sense of capturing subject matter from different angles to create new perspectives. The lions can be photographed close up in and of themselves, or you can work your Aperture Priority options and surround them with the context of the grand steps as well as the magnificent building itself.

And the interior, with sculpted ceilings, oversized windows that date back 100″ years offer a myriad of broad perspectives and rich detail. Make portraits in natural light and work with your DPA instructor to develop shutter speed techniques to accommodate the ambient lighting.

Rows of historic accessories of lights, desks, chairs, set against gleaming floors and the warm glow of wooden interior design are perfectly captured with Leading Lines composition, Rule of Thirds and other classic techniques.

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates). There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos of which are included within. These photos are a mix of student and instructor images in many different venues and cities across the United States and Canada.

You will have fun in the three-hour session, learn to shoot strategically, get more interesting photos of the event, and walk away with a foundation to improve your photographs in the future, whether you’re traveling, or at a birthday party and everywhere in between.

Please note – if a class must be canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will be happy to work with you to reschedule. If you should need to cancel and require a new class date, contact us. A $25 transfer fee will be imposed without a 3-day notice before the scheduled class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

There is no cancellation fee if you notify us prior to the Thursday before the weekend of your workshop. Later cancellations will not be refunded and reschedules will require a $25 rescheduling fee.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 11:00am Eastern Time Alina Oswald 1 $112.50

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Digital Photo Academy

The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be...

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