New York Photo Safari | Photography Workshops
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    ensure hands on instruction from beginners to advanced photographers.

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Unique photographic opportunities  

sharpen your digital photography skills.  

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  • Local Professional Photographers

    share their knowledge so you can shoot NYC like a local.

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The alternative to a NYC walking tour.

It's a photo workshop with the Manhattan skyline as your classroom.

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FAQ: A Few Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on my photo safari?

  • Your camera of course; digital camera is a MUST - be it point & shoot, D-SLR, or smartphone; you may also rent a camera from us.
  • Plenty of memory cards (formatted and ready to go); always carry a backup.
  • Extra batteries for your camera and flash (if you have one).
  • Your camera’s manual may be helpful.
  • Small pocket size note pad and pen.
  • Most importantly, bring your learning hats.

Suggested camera equipment click here

Guests and non participants?

Only paid registrants may attend Photo Safaris. Please do not register spouses, friends, children, etc. who are not interested in photography. These are photography workshops covering many technical aspects of photography. We keep our photo tour groups very small to make sure that everyone receives adequate attention.

What about cancellations & rescheduling?

What about cancellations and rescheduling? Our workshops are kept very small (max. 8 participants) which means not only do we usually sell out but we often turn away customers. So if someone cancels at the last minute we lose money. This is a "summary" of our photo Safari cancellation and rescheduling policy and may be changed without notice at anytime (complete NYC Photo Safari Terms & Conditions apply):

If you need to cancel: You must cancel 48 hours or more prior to the start of your Photo Safari in writing or by phone (718-268-9634) to receive a full refund.Participant may cancel a Safari up to 48 hours prior to its commencement and receive a full refund or credit towards a future Safari. If Participant cancels 48-24 hours prior to the start of their Safari, Participant shall be offered a refund or credit, minus a 25% administrative fee of the price paid per participant. If Participant fails to cancel or reschedule 24 hours or more prior to the commencement of scheduled Safari, or does not attend said Safari, Participant is considered a “no show” and is not entitled to any refund or credit towards future safaris. If Participant is "no show", participant may reschedule by paying a 50% extension fee if Participant contacts NYCPS within 48 hours after the end of the scheduled photo tour. NYC Photo Safari is not responsible for cancellations due to Participant’s medical emergency, acts of God or traffic delays, etc. however exceptions may be made on a case by case basis at NYCPS’s discretion.

If you booked through a third party (e.g. Viator, Coursehorse, Expedia etc) you must contact the specific website for a refund.

If NYCPS cancels or reschedules: Although we make every effort to conduct our events as scheduled, sometimes it is necessary to reschedule or cancel a Safari. Any Safari canceled by NYCPS for any reason other than inclement weather shall be fully refunded to the Participant; NYCPS cancellations due to severe and unsafe weather conditions may be rescheduled by participant for any date available on the calendar. In the event of a cancellation or location change we will try our best to give you as much advance notice as possible.

If NYCPS changes the location: From time to time it may be necessary for us to change the location of a Safari due to severe weather forecasts or other unexpected city events (i.e. protests, transit strikes, street closures, etc.). Location change may include moving a Safari indoors or outdoors. We will try our best to give you as much advance notice as possible in the event of a Safari location change. No refunds will be made due to a location change; participants may reschedule per the rules stated above.

Manhattan Photo Boot Camp: Cancellation and rescheduling policies above do not apply to Manhattan Photo Boot Camp. Participants must notify NYCPS no less than 30 DAYS prior to the start of the workshop to receive a full refund. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What about bad weather and other changes?

Safaris are rain or shine. As the weather is often unpredictable, our instructors have learned how to make the best of seemingly difficult situations. Photo Tour itineraries may be changed to adjust for inclement weather. Please keep your cell phones on so we may contact you in the event of a change.

Is this strenuous?

For shooting safaris you can anticipate walking anywhere from ½ to 3 miles depending on the photo tour. Most or all of the the walking will be on hard concrete (it is NYC!). Each Participant should be in good physical condition before attempting to participate in a photo tour. A few of our photo workshops are wheel chair accessible; look for this symbol:Photo Tour NYC . (please see NYC Photo Safari's Terms & Conditions)

Should I Buy a Canon or a Nikon?

Sorry, we're not gonna touch that one with a ten foot pole!

Rob = Nikon
Tony = Sony
Zim = Canon
Mark = Phase One
David = Canon
Frank = Olympus

The choice is clear: Canon out numbers everyone!!!

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