The objective of the 12-week photography workshop is to develop core photography skills through
the integration of technical study, a wide variety of shooting assignments, and aesthetic and
As NYFA photography workshop students master core elements of the craft through constant shooting,
editing, and critique, they are immersed in master works across every genre in the history of the
medium. Students also shoot assignments in multiple genres, including fine art, documentary, fashion,
street photography, studio and location portraiture, editorial, advertising, and other commercial
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 power pack and head strobe systems, softboxes, ring lights, diffusers,
flags, gobos, grip hardware, and more.
NYFA’s 12-Week Evening Digital Photography Workshop will thoroughly demystify the technical intricacies
of the medium, as expert faculty guide students in exploring components of exposure, selecting lenses,
mastering depth of field, transforming subjects through the use of shutter speed, and 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.
All students are required to bring with them to the photography workshops a
digital camera with manual exposure control.