New 1-Week Photography Workshop in Florence this Spring 2022

January 20, 2022

Start the New Year strong. 

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is offering a new 1-Week Photography workshop in the beautiful city of Florence this spring. Where better to study photography than the Central-Northern capital of the Tuscany region, rich with historical landmarks, culture, and light? 

From April 24, 2022 – April 30, 2022, students will explore techniques of light, shadow, digital technology, and composition with the Chair of the Photography Department at NYFA’s New York City campus, David Mager. 

Mager has extensive experience working as a commercial photographer spanning 20+ years, shooting for the publishing market and working with clients including Disney, DK, Scholastic, Der Spiegel, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Time Out NY, Parents Magazine, and Park Place Magazine. David is also an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom. 

In addition to the new 1-Week Photography workshop, NYFA is offering its 4-Week Photography workshop for students interested in continuing their time in Florence’s city and surrounding hill towns to learn extensive digital photography techniques. The 4-Week Photography workshop will run between April 24, 2022 – May 21, 2022

Photo by Lisa Maria Valeskini, former NYFA student
Photo by Lisa Maria Valeskini, former NYFA student from Austria, taken during the 2019 1-Week photo course in Florence

The NYFA facility is located in the Santa Croce neighborhood, whose curved streets are the remnants of the 2,000-year-old amphitheater. The location is near the Piazza Santa Croce, one of Florence’s most prominent squares and historical landmarks. The square is home to the Basilica of Santa Croce, which houses the chapels and tombs of Italian figures including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Ugo Foscolo. Throughout the course, students will explore Florence with trips to surrounding towns, museums, and galleries to explore photography in relation to classical and renaissance art. 

No prior photography experience is required for either workshop. Students are required to bring a digital camera with manual exposure control. Former students and alumni will have their $50 application fee waived upon application to either course. While English is the language of instruction at all NYFA locations, the school welcomes students from all over the world. United States college credits are available for these courses.** 

All students who will attend classes at the Florence, Italy location must meet ONE of the following TWO requirements:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 AND provide proof of vaccination prior to arrival
  • OR Provide an active European Green Pass

For questions or for additional information on the above, please contact

Check out NYFA students’ trip to Florence back in 2018: 

**Please Note: New York Film Academy (NYFA) makes no representation that credits awarded by NYFA will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution. The acceptance of transfer credits is always governed by the receiving school.