NYC Photo Safari Blog


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01 Sep 13
Category: DIY Photo Safari

How would you like to enjoy a street festival in the heart of Little Italy? Celebrate the martyred third-century bishop and patron saint of Naples at this 11-day festival that fills the streets of Little Italy every year,

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30 Jun 13
Category: Cheap Tricks and tagged with camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks
What's a 5.11 Drop Pouch? It's a little pouch you can attach to your camera bag to carry the extra things you need every now and then, like a water bottle. The reason we are recommend this particular bag is because it is built to fold up when not in use and the attachments to your belt or bag is pretty strong. There is also a velcro flap and draw string at the top so you can close the top.

25 Jun 13
Category: Cheap Tricks and tagged with camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks
If you like to carry a monopod but don't know what to do with it when it's not in use, try adding a flashlight holder to your bag. A D cell battery flashlight belt holster is the perfect holder for your monopod. You can either attach it to your belt or your bag, depending on the configuration of your bag.

Now that's a cheap trick!!

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.