Lower Manhattan Street Photography Weekend

March 18-19, 2017

New York. In many ways the street photographers dream. Manhattan is full of life and vitality and diversity. It's colorful, dramatic and occasionally intimidating.

Lower Manhattan is filled with contrasts often in close proximity, with striking modern architecture such as the new Oculus Terminal and Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center a short walk from the traditions of Chinatown, the largest Chinese population in the western hemisphere.  The East River provides stunning views past the two bridges over to neighboring Brooklyn, and a little further north are the street vendors of Canal Street, the fashions of SoHo, the relaxed atmosphere of Washington Square Park and the street chess at Union Square.

We'll be looking together for Light, Composition and Story. We'll find the light and shadows and colors in the midst of the stunning Manhattan architecture. We'll find the shapes and patterns and objects to create powerful backdrops. And we'll find the people and moments to document the story of life on the streets of Manhattan in all it's glorious variety.


Day 1

Classroom instruction
Photowalk: World Trade Center (Oculus Terminal), Wall Street, Two Bridges
Photowalk: City Hall, China Town, Lower East Side
Debrief and Photo Critiques

Day 2

Classroom instruction
Photowalk: Little Italy, SoHo
Photowalk: NoHo, Washington Square Park, Union Square
Debrief and Photo Critiques


 China Town, Manhattan, February 2016

China Town, Manhattan, February 2016

What you need

A digital camera and a reasonable understanding of it's basic functions. It doesn't need to be a high-end camera and you don't need a particular type of lens, although I wouldn't recommend only bringing a long telephoto lens. I can offer technical assistance on the workshop but the more familiar you are with your camera, the more you'll be able to devote your attention to the potential images around you. If you want to concentrate of smartphone photography that's fine too and we'll talk a little about it through the workshop.

You should also be able to comfortably walk for a few miles each day.

What's Included

Public transport (subway rides) during the workshop

What's Excluded

Travel to and from New York


The total cost for the two day workshop is $495 per person. Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants, to ensure we can all get to know each other and allow each other enough space to photograph as we explore the streets. A $50 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is then due no later than 30 days before the start of the workshop.

How to book

You can reserve a place and make payments using the following link:

NYC Lower Manhattan Workshop March 18, 19
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If you'd prefer to pay by cheque let me know via email and we can make the necessary arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation prior to 30 days before the start of the workshop: The full cost excluding the deposit will be refunded.

Cancellation within 30 days of the start of the workshop: 50% of the total fee will be refunded.

 Union Square, Manhattan, March 2016

Union Square, Manhattan, March 2016