The New York City Workshops were a blast with two fun groups of very talented photographers. We had participants join us from the United Kingdom, Canada, both coasts of the United States and everywhere in between. It was quite the urban adventure as we covered a lot of ground, from the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise to Central Park at sunset, photographing everything that caught our eyes along the way. There was architecture galore, interesting people, street art, monuments, and more. We walked to the 9/11 Memorial, China Town, Little Italy, Grand Central Station, and finally up to Central Park.
Participants who never previously thought of themselves as street photographers walked away with amazing images. I’ll admit, I’m jealous of more than one of their shots, but that’s ok because it means that the trip was a success. (I’ll get over it, eventually.) You can check out some of their photos on our New York City Workshop page on Facebook.
Between trips Staci and I ventured out to Coney Island for the first time, and explored East Harlem, which is a great area. What I love about New York City is its huge variety of landscapes and diversity of cultures. At Coney Island I got a lesson on handball from a professional, and in Spanish Harlem I spoke to a gentleman about how much the neighborhood has changed. All the while the President and the UN delegation were in town. Plus we had pizza at Angelo’s, cannoli at Ferrara’s, and cheesecake at Junior’s. ‘Nuf said. 😉
Overall, we had a wonderful time, and can’t wait to go back next year. Staci and I put together a five minute video of our favorite images from our time in NYC. It’s best viewed in full-screen. Enjoy!