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New York at Night - Transportation included
SOLD OUT -- This is a paid workshop, don't RSVP until you have registered at Join professional photographers Loren Fisher and Ron Lake as we share some of our favorite New York City locations for a fun evening photography workshop. Loren has solved the problem of getting around New York by providing transportation during the workshop in his 12 passenger van, which has plenty of room for you and your equipment. You can join the tour in Bridgewater, NJ, Penn Station in New York or at Grand Central Terminal and then all you need to think about is making outstanding images and taking the sights. Our first stop is the iconic Flatiron Building. Photos of the unusual building are always fun and we’ll show you some different angles and things to try. There are lots of other things going on in the neighborhood with plenty of activity to photograph. Then we get back in the van and cross the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn before the sun sets at 4:38 p.m. We’ll make “blue hour” photos of Manhattan reflecting in the East River from a cool location south of the bridge where old wood pilings emerge from the river. We’ll then go up to the Dumbo area (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and get shots of what was once the world’s tallest structure as it crosses the river. If you want to take a little hike, you can go up on the pedestrian area of the bridge where there are many interesting photos to be had. There is lots of activity in the area around the bridge to make fun photos. We’ll grab some quick food from the many vendors. We leave Brooklyn and go over to the World Trade Center and around the 9/11 Memorial, which looks great at night, although tripods are not allowed. After shooting the memorial we’ll make magnificent images of the surrounding buildings including the Freedom Tower and the extremely photogenic Oculus, the new WTC transportation hub. What was once a scene of devastation is now an amazing maze of massive buildings. If you like, you can go up to the Freedom Tower observation deck and get an overall view of the city. When we leave the WTC area we’ll get away from the crowd and make a stop at one of my favorite little known places where we’ll get unique elevated views down 42nd Street and also fun traffic shots looking east toward Long Island City. We end the action packed day at 10 p.m. and you will be taken back to where you joined us. You will be transported to the great locations so there won’t be a tremendous amount of walking, but you still will need to walk two or three blocks in some locations. At times it is faster to walk three blocks than drive. If you do want to be dropped off right at the location, the driver will accommodate you but you may have less time at the location. Finding public restrooms in New York is always a challenge but I have planned the evening so we will be near restrooms as often as possible. It doesn’t matter what level of photographer you are, we’ll be able to help you with settings and make sure you are getting great shots. Since most of this tour is at night, you’ll want a good steady tripod. Stay away from the cheap travel tripods, they will be shaky and when you get home and load your photos in your computer you will be disappointed. Even though it seems like more work, always have your tripod with you except in the World Trade Center. You will want to have both wide angle and telephoto lenses with you, so plan on having a small bag or backpack to carry your equipment. Limited to 10 photographers Price Premium/Returning clients: $199 Regular registration: $229 This is a paid workshop, don't RSVP until you have registered at There will be photographers attending who are not members of this Meetup. Get more info and register at

Bridgewater Train Station

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