New York City Photo Safari Press Release May 2012

News Release

New Yorkers, Visitors Invited to Safari on the High Line

New York City Photo Safari to Lead Classes Through Elevated Park

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 — The word safari usually conjures up images of lions and zebras. But in New York, visitors and residents alike can take a safari through the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen — a photo safari.

Starting June 1, New York City Photo Safari will add a safari at High Line elevated park ( to its offerings. Like other photo safaris, the High Line safari will resemble a walking tour — with the added bonus of a photography class.

“The High Line offers some of the best views of the Hudson River and the iconic New York City skyline,” says Diem “Zim” Pham, owner of New York City Photo Safari. “The location is a true example of the urban jungle mixing the modern, industrial city life with trees and foliage reminiscent of grassy hillsides.”

NYCPS Supports Pridefest 2012

Part of the High Line safari will take place in the Chelsea neighborhood, site of the annual Pridefest ( NYCPS is once again supporting Pridefest as a partner.

High Line Safari for All

The High Line photo safari ( is appropriate for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced hobbyists.

· Classes will take place from June through September.

· Safaris are 2.5 hours long.

· The fee is $100.

· Safari participants will learn both portrait and location photography. They will also learn portrait composition and positioning, architectural photography and what lighting conditions to look for.

· Safaris will begin at 14th Street and 10th Avenue.

Professional Photographers Lead Safaris

New York City Photo Safari, which received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor ( in 2011, offers photography classes designed for small groups and individuals. No group is larger than eight people, allowing each participant to get hands-on instruction from an experienced professional photographer.

NYCPS classes are led entirely by professional photographers. Among its roster of teachers is Frank Rocco (, the current president of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers

Safaris: Not Just for Visitors

Although visitors from 35 countries have taken photo safaris, classes are also appropriate for locals. For example, Candid Kids ( is a hands-on photo class that is designed to teach parents how to take great photos of their toddlers and geared toward New Yorkers. NYCPS also offers custom photo safaris for individuals, groups and corporations.

“Our photo safaris are led by professional photographers with a wide array of industry experience, “ says Pham. “While using New York City as both backdrop and classroom, these photography workshops help people sharpen their photography skills and capture memories for a lifetime.”

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About New York City Photo Safari

New York City Photo Safari ( was founded in 2010. Company founder Diem “Zim” Pham of Zim Photography has more than 20 years of professional photography experience and has taught photography at the college level. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca. New York City Photo Safari is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@nycphotosafari).

Media Contacts

Zim Pham, New York City Photo Safari

Office: (718) 268-9634, Cell: (917) 627-1922



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