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21 Jun 13
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, photo tour, camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class, new york
It really is true that the best time of day to take photographs is at sunrise and sunset. (see post about Golden Hour and Magic Hour) But the question begs, what about the rest of the day? Although it certainly is true that the light and colors available early and late in the day can look amazing, it is a very narrow window of opportunity. So even if the light isn't very good during the rest of the day it's up to you to find the opportunities for that great photo!

12 Jun 13
Category: Cheap Tricks and tagged with camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks
NYC Photo Safari Photo Tips - Sharpie for your camera bag

Consider carrying a sharpie in your camera bag. No, not just any marker but a Sharpie or any marker that will write on a glossy surface. Why? Because you never know when you might need to write on a memory card or something similar. You may occasionally find yourself needing to make a sign for your picture as well.


04 Jun 13
Category: DIY Photo Safari and tagged with photo safari, photo tour, nyc events, new york photo tour

Despite the fact that this groundbreaking sitcom was primarily filmed in L.A., its most noteworthy location—the diner where Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George (as well as the assorted motley characters who populated the series) hung out—is a real Manhattan diner.


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29 May 13
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, photo tour, camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class, new york
... And it does not rise either. Unless you are near the water in Manhattan you will not see a sunrise or sunset in Manhattan. Why? Because there are too many buildings casting shadows; as a result there is no true sunrise or sunset in most parts of NYC. However, there are two days out of the year where you will actually see a sunset in most parts of the city. It's called Manhattenhenge (for more information click here: Mahattanhenge). As for the rest of the year, depending on the season and atmospheric conditions you may still benefit from the amazing colors that happen during magic and golden hour, but just no sunset. If you would like to see a sunset your best bet is to be on the far west side of the city or on the west side of certain parts of Brooklyn.

Click here for the sunrise and sunset times for New York City (NYC).

27 May 13
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, photo tour, camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class, new york
Gold and magic.

In photography the the terms Golden Hour and Magic Hour are real technical terms referring to particular times of the day. So what is Golden

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