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Low-Light Photography in Grand Central Terminal

  • May 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Tripods and monopods are allowed for this class only!  We have arranged for exclusive photographic access to various locations inside Historical Grand Central Station.  This is truly a unique photographic experience.  In this workshop, we will explore the history and grandeur of this landmark and icon of New York City.  You will learn settings and techniques for photographing in low-light settings. Compositional suggestions will also be provided for this magnificent location.  This class will finish outside with the opportunity to photograph the stunning exterior set against the midtown skyline (weather permitting).  

Topics that will be covered:

• Creative Composition through lens choice, field of view and perspective

• Panning - motion blur and selective focus

• Slow shutter speeds and creating long exposure images

• Choice of light

• Timing, composition and perspective

Requirements:  You MUST know the manual settings of your camera (a Manual Settings class is being offered on 4/26/14 from 4-6:30pm) and be familiar with ISO, aperture and shutter speed adjustments. You must also stay within the group until Ron has directed you to split up for photographic opportunities.  You must also carry your designated permit with you at all times.  

Optional Equipment: External flash/speedlight; Tripod/monopod - STRONGLY


Specific within Grand Central Terminal  locations include:

• The Main Concourse

• The Clock

• The non-used Ticket Window area

• The Sky Ceiling

• The Graybar Mural

• The Dining Concourse

• The Chandeliers

• The Biltmore Room

• The Graybar Passage

• The Lexington Passage

• The 42nd Street Passage

• The Vanderbilt Passage

• Assorted architectural elements

• 42nd Street Exterior Views

* Access to all locations are designated by Grand Central Station and are subject to change at their discretion.  

About the Instructor:

Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience.  He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast.  Over the years Ron has photographed Presidents and Prime Ministers, Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs.  In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast.  His most recent exhibit of images from Antarctica will be on display this Fall in North Carolina. To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at

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  • Ron J.

    Hey guys, thanks for a great shoot under difficult lighting; I'd love to see some images when you get a chance!

    May 21, 2014

  • Donald S.

    Outstanding workshop with great teacher and nice people.

    May 18, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Hi Donald! We are glad you enjoyed! Ron is the best. He has a photography resume several miles long and yet he is still the coolest person I've ever met!

      May 18, 2014

  • Avi L.

    looking forward for this one.

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have signed for the class with a friend of mine, but I am unable to attend due to a sudden job travel this coming weekend, I can sell my spot to one of the interested ones as I cannot get a refund...
    Please let me know, my friend would attend so there is one spot! thanks

    May 12, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Please SIGN UP and pay ON the website if you are interested and then I will take care of Janeth's payment. Thanks.

      May 12, 2014

  • Chris

    Hi, this sounds like a great workshop. Does it include access to the view from the windows on the upper level?

    April 15, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Only the areas described in the workshop description.

      April 15, 2014

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