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Photography Workshops

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Overview of Our Hands-on Photography Workshops

The photography workshops at the New York Film Academy are focused on providing students with the skills and know-how they need to realize their photography goals. Students can choose which photography workshop below they wish to take depending on the length of the workshop. Each photography workshop is designed not only to fit with students’ different schedules and goals, but also to fully immerse students in the craft of photography.

Four-Week Digital Photography Workshop Overview

The Four-Week Digital Photography Workshop is an intensive exploration of photography in the digital age. Photography school students are immersed in the art and craft of still photography, and are introduced to the tools necessary to capture great images and refine them through digital imaging.

Photography students at New York Film Academy develop the skills necessary to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in a hands-on course. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow as they work with professional lighting and grip hardware, as well as inexpensive and unconventional practical sources of light and shadow.

No prior experience is required to enroll in the Four-Week Digital Photography Workshop.

Please note:
All students are required to bring with them to the photography workshops a digital camera with manual exposure control.

Fees:

Tuition: $3,600 (USD) +
Equipment + Lab Fee: $250 (USD)


Student may incur additional fees, this varies depending how much of their work they choose to print, and the scale of their projects.

Location & Available Dates:

Location Available Dates
New York City
Oct 27, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Jan 5, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015
Apr 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Jul 6, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015
Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Oct 26, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015
South Beach, Florida
Oct 27, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

Eight-Week Digital Photography Workshop Overview

For students interested in immersing themselves in the fundamentals of photography, our Eight-Week Digital Photography Workshop provides aspiring photographers with the technical and aesthetic know-how to begin to master the discipline. Offered at the Academy’s New York City and Los Angeles campuses, students should expect to fully commit themselves to the craft in order to take singular and powerful still images while learning to polish them using professional digital imaging software.

In the eight-week photography workshop, students study the essential technical elements of exposure, digital image editing and organization techniques, studio and location lighting, and the aesthetics of composition. Students learn these aspects of photography as they shoot fine art, commercial, documentary, and fashion projects using their own digital cameras. The workshop concludes with each student completing a personal project that reflects the genre of photography in which they have the greatest interest.

Central to the Academy’s photography workshops is the philosophy of learning by doing, through which students learn the craft of photography through hands-on instruction and continuous practical exercises. Every day of the workshop, students can expect to be actively shooting, editing, and assessing the images they take. The program is constructed to deliver a great deal of content in half a semester, and is a singular chance to completely immerse students in photography for eight weeks.

No prior experience is required to enroll in the Eight-Week Digital Photography Workshop.

Please note:
All students are required to bring with them to the photography workshops a digital camera with manual exposure control.

Fees:

Tuition: $5,800 (USD) +
Equipment + Lab Fee: $500 (USD)


Student may incur additional fees, this varies depending how much of their work they choose to print, and the scale of their projects.

Location & Available Dates:

Location Available Dates
New York City
Sep 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014
Jan 5, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015
Apr 6, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Jul 6, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015
Sep 1, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015
Los Angeles
Sep 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014
Jan 5, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015
Apr 6, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Jul 6, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015
Sep 1, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015

Twelve-Week Evening Digital Photography Workshop Overview

The objective of the twelve-week photography workshop is to develop core photography skills through technical study, a wide variety of shooting assignments, and aesthetic and technical analysis.

As students master core elements of the craft through constant shooting, editing, and critique, you are immersed in master works across every genre in the history of the medium. You will also shoot assignments in multiple genres, including fine art, documentary, fashion, street photography, studio and location portraiture, editorial, advertising, and other commercial styles.

Location and studio lighting will also be covered in the workshop, including the use of multiple inexpensive off-camera battery powered strobes and collapsible reflector systems to achieve big-light results, professional studio powerpack and head strobe systems, softboxes, ringlights, diffusers, flags, gobos, grip hardware, and more.

Similar to our other photography workshops, the technical intricacies of the medium will be thoroughly demystified, including components of exposure, selecting lenses, mastering depth of field, transforming subjects through the use of shutter speed, and exploring the unlimited possibilities of visual style through digital darkroom tools including RAW processing, adjustment layers, transformations, retouching, and basic compositing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

No prior experience is required to enroll in the Twelve-Week Evening Digital Photography Workshop.

Please note:
All students are required to bring with them to the photography workshops a digital camera with manual exposure control.

Fees:

Tuition: $3,600 (USD) +
Equipment + Lab Fee: $250 (USD)


Student may incur additional fees, this varies depending how much of their work they choose to print, and the scale of their projects.

Location & Available Dates:

Location Available Dates
New York City
Sep 15, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
Jan 12, 2015 - Apr 4, 2015
Mar 9, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Jun 8, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Sep 21, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
South Beach, Florida
Sep 15, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
Jan 19, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Jun 15, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015
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