Saturday, August 23rd
9:00am - 6:30pm
Meet at the Conners/Highlands Ferry @ 9:00
You are welcome to return at any time.
Last ferry of the day is at 9:15pm
We will be returning to Conners/Highlands by 5:30pm
Start this unique workshop captuing images of the Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge along with the New York City skyine from the water all during our ferry ride to NYC. We then walk and take the subway cross town to the Highline - one of NYC's unique parks. Built on an elevated 1930's freight rail structure on Manhattan's lower west side. This will be a relaxed day of exploration as we meander the length of the park and back again capturing images.
The Highline is a mile long expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vista that offers you, the photographer a of plethora of creative opportunities. Designed by renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudollf The Highline is wonderful anytime of year. With the rail lines integrated into this new landscape photographers have their choice of capturing the natural beauty, the surrounding urban landscape or a combination of both. This abandoned rail line turned Elevated Park offers unique, new and often unexpected views of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.
Your instructor Michael will provide you with valuable advice on how to make your photograph more than just a snapshot. You will work on in camera composition, exposures and the elements of design. This promises to be a full and exciting day of photography exploration and a great adventure.
There will be approximately 5 miles of walking during the day. There are plenty of places along The Highline to sit, relax and photograph your surroundings.
Includes round trip ferry and Subway fare.
Pay your own way lunch at one of the restaurants along The Highline
What to bring - Keep it light.
Wide angle lens
Mid-range telephoto lens
Plastic bag for your gear if it's inclement weather
Lightweight tripod (optinal - not necessary and remember you have to carry it all day)