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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

Master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction tailored to your specific needs and interests. Capture stunning images in various categories like landscape, portrait, and architecture, and learn post-capture techniques to enhance your photos. Schedule a private session with Digital Photo Academy and discover the endless possibilities of photography.

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  • Cross Streets TBA, New York, NY
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What you'll learn in this digital photography class:

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a full day, 6 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties.

Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field shoot that coincides with the photography goals of the student. The shoot can focus on Landscape, Portrait, Architecture or many other categories to suit the student’s interest. 

This private session will culminate with a demonstration in a variety of post capture workflow tasks. The allotment of time in each section of the course will vary depending on the needs of the student, and the portion of the day purchased. Both class options include a meal to be scheduled in based on the scheduling requested by the student.

Topics to be discussed:

Camera Discussion

Are you in the market for a new camera or do you already own the camera that you expect to work with over an extended period of time? The instructor will work with you to better understand the settings of your camera if need be, and delve into further exploration of the capabilities of your equipment. 

Is it best for you to shoot jpeg or RAW or any specific image size? Are you shooting for your website, a large print for your living room wall, or Facebook? Do you have a specific photographic category of interest such as: flowers, landscape, wildlife, portrait, sports, natural light, studio light etc. This information will help the instructor advise you of ways to best use your camera including relevant lenses and accessories.

In-the-Field-Shooting

Your instructor has an extensive awareness of in-the-field-shooting and further can private access to venues to venus not ordinarily available to the public. Perhaps this option is not a necessity but you feel that you still might benefit from tutelage while taking pictures at a local zoo, an arboretum, or antebellum mansion. Perhaps sports photography is of interest. If so, many Digital Photo Academy Instructors shoot for city newspapers and might have ideas and access to local competitions for you to hone your skills. 

Depending on your preferred category in picture taking ranging from nature and wildlife, to street photography, to studio portraiture, and everything in between, your instructor will tailor the curriculum of the class. Your private class will include a locale that ties into your personal interest. Your instructor will also share an array of techniques that will help you capture portfolio worthy images. Composition is an art form and you will develop your own personal style but your instructor will share some classic techniques that will allow you to take a composition from your thoughts and instill it into the final image.

Post Capture

After sharing techniques on creating powerful images an important aspect of the photographic pursuit is learning how to organize your body of work in a way that makes for convenient retrieval and sharing. At this point of the day your instructor will help you closely examine each image to analyze commonalities in how you see the world. Are you relying on a specific perspective? Do you tend to place the main subject in a specific portion within the frame? Do you tend to shoot close to your subject or further from your subject? As you see patterns in your shooting style you can embrace them or change them and inevitably recognize the options in future photo ops. 

In today’s digital world there are ways to compensate for mistakes and limitations that may have presented themselves in the field. Was the lighting too flat or too harsh? Did you not quite capture your frame correctly, and wish you had shot at a better angle? This session will include a selection of images shot that day with a variety of Photoshop adjustments to be demonstrated and discussed.

Important Scheduling Notes:

  • Scheduling for private lessons is flexible and subject to the instructor's availability.
  • In the rare event the instructor is unavailable during the booked date and time, the instructor will reach out and reschedule you based on your availability. You also have an option for an immediate refund.
  • Course locations are TBD and subject to change. Exact locations will be communicated prior to class.
  • Please know that the fee does not change if you bring along friends or family members if you want to divide the hourly cost.

Refund Policy

  • Notify us prior to the Wednesday before the weekend of your workshop to receive a refund less 5% cancellation fee.
  • Later cancellations will not be refunded and reschedule will require a $30 rescheduling fee.

Please note – if a class must be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will be happy to work with you to reschedule. If you should need to cancel and require a new class date, contact us. A $25 transfer fee will be imposed without a 3 day notice before the scheduled class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Digital Photo Academy (146)

(4.7-star rating across 146 reviews)
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by annisa c. on 9/12/2022
    Richard and Alina were both amazing at getting to know me and understanding my goals. Richard was so great in keeping in contact with me to make sure he understood my passions and ensure I got exactly what I needed out of this class. I learned so much from Alina, she is awesome! She really takes the time to share her knowledgeable and taught me such helpful tips. She really guided me and photography.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Zaid on 7/9/2019
    I highly recommend taking this workshop if you're interested in learning photography. I took 2 workshops one on Monday and the other on Wednesday. Richard did a great job pairing me up with Steven and accomodating my specific requirements from the workshop. Steven is very knowledgable and taught me a lot about my camera and photography in general. We met at the NY Public Library on Day 1 and shot a bit at Bryant Park. On Day 2, we went shooting in Chinatown and Brooklyn Bridge. I had a great time and also enjoined our conversations about our travels and experiences.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by WINSTON H. on 5/10/2019
    The day lived up to my expectations. Richard was very professional and put a lot of effort into finding a tutor that matched what I was looking for. It was refreshing to still see the someone adding the personal touch to ensure the customer is happy. My tutor, Steve was great and was loads of fun to hang out with. Really cool dude. Not only did he find a stunningly gorgeous model to work with (who I would love to work with again, btw), but he happily shared from his best advice in any area that I asked about. I learnt a lot from him and identified more than a few areas that I need to work on. Rating my experience with 5 stars was easy. In fact the next time I visit New York, I will definitely be calling on Richard again.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Delfina I. on 8/31/2018
    A very complete day learning photography to my measure ! Alyssa Meadows was wonderful to me
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Anonymous review on 7/7/2018
    The course and instructor were great. If I would suggest any kind of improvement it would be, perhaps, some sort of brief prerequisite reading, like digital photography basics, just so that you can start the course with at least some understanding of basic terminology, etc., so that the beginning is not quite so overwhelming. I know every class is different and based on the student’s requested itenerary, but some kind of “one-pager” for basic terminology could definitely help maximize your time with the instructor.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by ronald l. on 3/4/2018
    First off Richard Rabinowitz, the founder, made it his priority to find out what I was hoping to get out of the all-day session. He went to great lengths to make sure I was matched with the right photographer. I ended up traveling up to the academy in Newburgh (Richard picked me up from the Beacon train station), because I wanted studio lighting experience. This would avoid me having to pay to rent a studio separately. Steve Marrero was my photographer for the day and I must say that the way they planned the day for me felt more like an apprenticeship than just taking a class. Like learning a new language in the country that speaks it versus just being a classroom. I reacquainted with my camera at Richard’s use, where I was also able to setup studio lights and shoot portraits of two people that they had sit for me. The highlight of the day was when they drove me to a clothing boutique and had a model waiting to try on 3 outfits for me to photograph, with Steve’s guidance of course. It was a long but productive day and I walked away with what I needed to give my project a try on my own. I’ll be using these guys again to develop other aspects of my photography.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Andrea C. on 2/1/2018
    The class was fantastic, Steven was very articulate, knew his subject well, and I walked away having learnt a lot. Would highly recommend!!!
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by louis V. on 1/8/2018
    My Instructor was Steve G. I had an amazing day. Steve assisted me in transforming my relationship with my camera in 6 hours. I hope he had a tenth as much fun as I did. I am forever grateful.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Anonymous review on 10/23/2017
    The class was excellent. The teaches was punctual, patient and professional. I feel I received the information promised in the course description.
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Michelle A. on 9/26/2017
    Great Day! Steve was very helpful in helping us get a grasp on the fundamentals of taking control of our cameras! He was very patient and encouraging! a lovely day with a huge learning curve:)
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Andrew C. on 5/26/2019
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    Anonymous review on 8/1/2018
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by AnnMarie G. on 6/25/2018
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Elya F. on 6/11/2018
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Ena G. on 10/23/2017
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Students have expressed great satisfaction with classes at All Day Private Digital Photography in New York, appreciating the personalized teaching approach and the professional expertise of the instructors. Many found that the teaching was tailored to their interests and skill level, and that the instructors went the extra mile to cater to their individual learning objectives. The practical experience of shooting at different locations was a highlight for many students. They also praised the comprehensive and insightful tips they gained from their instructors, feeling that they learnt a lot about their camera and photography in general. The instructors' dedication, accessibility, and the fun they brought to the learning experience were highly appreciated. Students left the classes with a renewed relationship with their camera and felt more equipped to handle their photography projects. Quotes: 1. "I learned so much from Alina, she is awesome! She really takes the time to share her knowledge and taught me such helpful tips." 2. "Steven is very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about my camera and photography in general." 3. "I ended up traveling up to the academy in Newburgh (Richard picked me up from the Beacon train station), because I wanted studio lighting experience. Steve Marrero was my photographer for the day and I must say that the way they planned the day for me felt more like an apprenticeship than just taking a class. The highlight of the day was when they drove me to a clothing boutique and had a model waiting to try on 3 outfits for me to photograph, with Steve’s guidance of course."

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Question from Emily B.
Do I need to have my own camera or can I borrow a camera from the instructor? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Emily! They can likely provide a loaner camera to a private student but they would need to know what sort of camera you were looking to borrow.
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I am looking to start a career in photography and still product shots for e-commerce. Can this class help me?
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Thank you for thinking of Digital Photo Academy. Many of our signups have the same goal in mind of needing photo lessons to make photos for e-commerce businesses and we have many 5 star reviews as you may have noticed. The lesson would include a review of the camera you own and taking photos.
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I would like to purchase an easy to use digital camera for taking pics for website use. Can I get some suggestions so that I can have this for the class? Thanks
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Hi Geri! The instructor suggests you can get a Sony a5100. Hope this helps!
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