What we're about

We are a the folks from PhotoManhattan School offering free and affordable photography classes in NYC, workshops and photo exhibitions on a monthly basis. For a full list of photo classes and events please visit Photomanhattan.com (https://www.photomanhattan.com). All our events are booked with photographers and photo students from our school and remaining spaces are regularly opened for free for the members of this group. Other events and classes may have a nominal fee. You won't be alone. Just walk in head to the front desk, mention that you come from meetup.com, we'll be expecting you. For other photo courses and online webinars please view a wide range of photo classes from street photography, through Studio & Lighting, to TTL flash.

At exhibits, you'll find tons of people, up to 45 at times, music, complementary snacks and beverages, friendly people, and great photographs! You may socialize as much as you like, or simply watch the students' photo series on your own. Exhibitions are open to everyone.

Free classes can be anywhere from 5 to 20 students. They are structured classes, not just talks. We offer remaining spaces for free at meetup.com as often as possible. Some have hands on or outdoor shooting, depending on their description.

Meetings are held at 51 W14TH ST, #2R, in Manhattan, between 5th and 6th avenues. Train stop: 14TH Street. Tel, 212 929-3302. You can view more details at our website: www.photomanhattan.com

Upcoming events (5+)

The Camera - A Beginners’ Guide: Feb 17-Mar 16, Mondays 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

PhotoManhattan Photography School

$310.00

Learn the basics using your phone's camera or ANY cameras! Join us for our next Thursdays's beginner photo course:The Camera - A Beginners’ Guide: Feb 17-Mar 16, Mondays 6:15 PM-8:15 PM. Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos. Come grab a seat! You’ll learn, the main camera settings and options, simple tricks to enhance your sharpness, focus, create motion blur shots, freeze motion, use the on-camera flash, take photos at night, and gain basic control over your exposure. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. Additionally, this class will thoroughly introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when planning to buy your next camera. These subjects include, megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more. Never miss that shot again! Class structures are mixed with Photo Critiquing HW, Verbal Instruction and Hands-on Exercises. A mixture to cater to all learning types. Weather permitting, we’ll even go outside and take your newly learned skills to the neighboring streets of NY, including the popular Union Square Park. Additionally, you'll develop your own photo project and will have the option to showcase at the end of the course (optional). You will also have the option in showing off your photos in one of our monthly photo exhibits! (which you don’t want to miss)! Want to learn how to use your personal camera, while keeping it simple? Staying on Automatic Modes will be easier than ever after taking this workshop. Come grab a seat with your Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, or DSLR Camera, and even your phone! Requirements: ANY digital camera, DSLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot or Phone cameras. By ANY we mean any kind, type or model. For the first class, please try to bring your manual for reference. ** Students who completed “Digital Photography I”, don't need to take this course. Notes on film cameras: Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to digital cameras, you are welcome to attend as long as your film camera has an automatic shooting mode. Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute. View more dates and classes at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm

The Camera - A Beginners’ Guide: Jun 17-Jul 15, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

PhotoManhattan Photography School

$310.00

Learn the basics using your phone's camera or ANY cameras! Join us for our next Thursdays's beginner photo course: The Camera - A Beginners’ Guide: Jun 17-Jul 15, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.$310. Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos. Come grab a seat! You’ll learn, the main camera settings and options, simple tricks to enhance your sharpness, focus, create motion blur shots, freeze motion, use the on-camera flash, take photos at night, and gain basic control over your exposure. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. Additionally, this class will thoroughly introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when planning to buy your next camera. These subjects include, megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more. Never miss that shot again! Class structures are mixed with Photo Critiquing HW, Verbal Instruction and Hands-on Exercises. A mixture to cater to all learning types. Weather permitting, we’ll even go outside and take your newly learned skills to the neighboring streets of NY, including the popular Union Square Park. Additionally, you'll develop your own photo project and will have the option to showcase at the end of the course (optional). You will also have the option in showing off your photos in one of our monthly photo exhibits! (which you don’t want to miss)! Want to learn how to use your personal camera, while keeping it simple? Staying on Automatic Modes will be easier than ever after taking this workshop. Come grab a seat with your Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, or DSLR Camera, and even your phone! Requirements: ANY digital camera, DSLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot or Phone cameras. By ANY we mean any kind, type or model. For the first class, please try to bring your manual for reference. ** Students who completed “Digital Photography I”, don't need to take this course. Notes on film cameras: Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to digital cameras, you are welcome to attend as long as your film camera has an automatic shooting mode. Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute. View more dates and classes at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm

Seminar Digital Camera settings: Monday Feb 17, 6:15 PM-8:15 PM.

Join our students in this upcoming Seminar: Digital Camera settings: Monday Feb 17, 6:15 PM-8:15 PM. ($95). Find current available discounts at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm?Click=3529 Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images. Whether you use a DSLR or a point and shoot, there are tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. Topics include, exposure, presets, focus control, motion blur and much more. Never miss that shot again! Join us and learn to maximize your camera's potential to match with your creative skills. Requirements: Digital camera (DSLR or Point and shoot). No prior knowledge required. * Note: We want to make this seminar free, but we have most no-shows. We are adding a small fee to try keep the few spaces available for serious registrations. If you book and are unable to make it, no problem, just notify us 24-48 hours prior. Thanks! To view a full list of classes and courses, please visit our courses page at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm See you ! Everyone is welcome!

Food Styling Photography: Feb 18, Tuesday 1:15 PM-5:15 PM. Intensive!

PhotoManhattan Photography School

$225.00

Coming up! Food Styling Photography: Feb 18, Tuesday 1:15 PM-5:15 PM. Intensive! $225. View current discounts and available free classes at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm?Click=3529 Learn how to make your food photos delicious but also as fresh and colorful as your creation (or the restaurant's)! This workshop is made for everyone, for foodies and fans, chefs and cooks alike. Learn how to make your food photos delicious but also as fresh and colorful as your creation (or the restaurant's) using your mobile phone's camera. Learn the do's and don'ts of what might seem like a simple shot, but is actually a thought out and meticulous process. These sessions will walk you through all of the techniques that 3 hours can fit and you'll walk out with plenty of techniques to apply for weeks after the workshop. Session will include quick techniques for closeups, textures, detail, lighting, Focusing effects, Styling, staging, backgroungs, basic props, fun tricks and beyond. All material will be based on quick home made solutions and there'll be a group photo shoot of the selected food item. Requirements: Any camera. And the Camera and shooting basics. (or Phoneography). Recommended addition: Product Photography Fundamentals." View more dates and classes at: https://www.photomanhattan.com/photography-classes-nyc-s/1814.htm

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