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The Art and Business of Photography


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Mon, Sep 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm (5 sessions)

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Union Square, Manhattan
51 W 14th St #3R
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: Intermediate
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this photography class:

This course is a thorough and hands on training in various fields of photography related to commercial and artistic photography. Each class will cover a different photography topic from architectural photography, through still life, to abstract photography, as well as a through guidance into Business of Photography. Course will include the practicalities of the business of photography including all you need to know about the basics of copyright, release samples for various purposes, portfolio creation, and publishing. This course is highly recommended for anyone who will publish their work to the public whether it's on a personal website or to a broader audience.

This course may qualify for Free Studio Meetups! Available versions:

This version includes a photo exhibit and comes highly recommended.

This version is recommended for those of you with limited time.

: A Digital Camera with Manual Settings
Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography II or equivalent. Students must know how to operate camera in full Manual Mode (Aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, and meter) and know the basics of composition, Depth of Field, lighting and have practical shooting experience.

Course Structure Suggestion: Beginner courses (Photo I, Landscape I) --> Intermediate courses (Studio & Lighting, Portrait, Wedding, Creative Photography) --> The Art & Business of Photography.

Note: Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we'll allocate a substitute instructor.

Level of Knowledge Assumed: 
Digital Photography II or equivalentMust know how to operate camera in full Manual Mode (Aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, and meter) and know the basics of composition, Depth of Field, lighting Have practical shooting experienceCourse Structure 


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
Yes. For any full length courses, they offer one free makeup class per student, per course. Further makeup classes can be purchased on our website. For one day classes, no makeups are allowed.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?
A: Yes

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?

Q: Is this class hands on?

Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? 
 No. A digital camera with manual settings is a requirement.

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
Yes, bring any items you might wish to take notes with.
Due to the small size of courses, of between 5 to 15 students, as well as the economical rates being offered and the amount of students on registrations' waiting-list, PhotoManhattan does not offer refunds or credits. Please be sure of your schedule before you sign up for your course. 


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Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD 5 $445
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Sep 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Mon, Oct 02 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Mon, Oct 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Mon, Oct 23 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD 5 $445
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 07 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD
Tue, Nov 14 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD
Tue, Nov 21 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD
Tue, Nov 28 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD

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Established in 2003 in NYC, with thousands of happy students and a solid presence in NYC, PhotoManhattan Photography School provides excellent photography instruction to all levels, from hobbyist to semi professionals all year round. Our facility offers fully equipped photo studio rentals and plenty...

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