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Manhattanhenge: The Art of Sunset Photography (Full-Sun) - Manhattan

  • Jul 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Manhattanhenge is a rare event, occurring only twice a year, in which the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan.  Hayden Planetarium describes it as:

“When the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid. A rare and beautiful sight.”

As New Yorkers gather on the streets to worship this cosmic event, you will be prepared to capture this in all it’s glory.  The main issue here is dynamic range and composition.  Not only will you expose for the highlights (setting sun) capturing only silhouettes of the surroundings of the sun, in this Workshop, you will learn how to capture the sunset on the grid while also capturing the details of buildings and cars surrounding it.  

We will explore the impact of various techniques regarding:

• Exposure control


• Depth of field

• White balance

• Composition

• Lens choice

• Filters

...and much more to ensure you walk away with impactful images that capture this rare event!

What to Bring: Your camera!  A tripod*  

Requirements: You should be familiar with the manual settings of your camera

* The use of tripods will be at the discretion of local law enforcement and dictated by circumstance.

About the Instructor:

Steve is a creative arts professional who has lived and worked in NYC for more than 20 years.  He does photography and other creative work professionally, doing interiors and exteriors for business and individuals; advertising photography; artworks; visual displays; architecture and design, and other categories.  He also does special event photography, shooting art gallery openings, corporate events, charity galas and store openings/new season presentations, he has shot for Neiman Marcus and The Gap among others.  His background is in advertising and marketing and he also writes and directs videos for business and nonprofit clients. Steve and his wife also enjoy nature/landscape and macro photography, and still life scenes, displaying work from North America, Europe, Turkey and Morocco.

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  • tamanna

    It was good; met and made some good friends.

    July 11, 2014

  • Sid

    Hi Dawn are there any open spots left? I would really like to come for the Friday workshop

    July 8, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Hi Sid - I opened a second workshop in Long Island City for the same day and event. If you look at the image int he description, if looks like an amazing location to shoot this event - it draws a crowd, but not as big as Manhattan, so you are getting a little more exclusive views...

      1 · July 8, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Hi Sid - a spot has opened up as someone transferred to the LIC class. Please go ahead and sign up if you wish to take the Manhattan version of this Workshop as this last spot most likely will go before the event. Thx.

      July 10, 2014

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