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About Drawing the Light - Studio & Lighting Classes...

For insurance purposes, we are no longer accepting registrations for workshops and walks through THIS Meetup group. To register for our workshops and walks, please visit our sister group NYC Digital Photography Workshops official website at http://www.meetup.com/NYCDPW/ .

We list workshops on this Meetup website to let you know what’s available, but you must register for our offerings as listed above.

New to photography? Know your way around a camera but your skills need some fine tuning?

With so many resources now available out there, where do you start? New York City, itself, hosts over 100 groups on photography instruction, but do they have near a century of photography experience to back that up? And more importantly, the drive to share that knowledge with you? Do they have a long list of positive references from other students?

Our experts in the field can help guide you through the process – both creative and technical – in image making.


NYC Digital Photography Workshops creates fun, yet informative, SEMI-PRIVATE and PRIVATE workshops that spark creativity and technical know-how with or without having the latest and greatest gear. We offer semi-private and private workshops on over 120 photography topics on everything from how to use your new DSLR, manual settings and composition to studio lighting, fashion and street photography. You will learn real-world photography techniques both in the studio and/or in the field.


NYCDPW leads themed Monthly Photo Walking Tours with its owner, Dawn M. Wayand, to exercise your skills, build your portfolio and make new friends in a more intimate group environment as well as Monthly Semi-Private “Learn and Shoot” Photo Walks with Instructor Ron Jautz where a topic for questions is set by the walk location. We provide outlets for your photography via occasional Group Exhibitions in various places such as SoHo, Chelsea, Lower East Side and more.


We aim to build your confidence as a photographer all while giving you the skills you need to succeed as a photographer. At NYCDPW, you will be part of a community of photographers, from novice to expert, where you can hone your craft. Our instructors, themselves working photographers, have walked in your shoes. They speak your language and understand your challenges. Yes, intuitive instruction that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Register today…we look forward to helping YOU become the photographer YOU want to be!

Shoot. Learn. Become MORE Awesome.

Already a member of NYC Digital Photography Workshops?

Please DO NOT sign up for THIS group as we offer the exact same classes and you will only receive duplicate emails and reminders for classes. Stick with NYC Digital Photography Workshops as you can no longer register for workshops on THIS Meetup website.

Not a member of NYC Digital Photography Workshops and interested in a wider variety of photography classes beyond studio and lighting concepts?

Please sign up for our SISTER group, NYC Digital Photography Workshops at http://www.meetup.com/NYCDPW/ .

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