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 www.jautzphoto.com.