Review by Erin from a Recent Photo Tour

Fantastic Photo Walking Tour! – I had an amazing time exploring the east village and lower east side with Leanne. I found myself alone in New York for 24 hours and did a private tour with her. She was the perfect guide, both for photography instruction and history of New York (fun facts, nothing stuffy, and always tied in to great spots to photograph). It felt more like catching up with a great friend than taking a tour. The best thing about the experience was that it was entirely customized. I sent some of my pictures in advance and Leanne recommended neighborhoods based on what I like to photograph. I wanted some guidance on what to shoot, suggestions for new styles, and advice on camera settings and photo processing, all of which Leanne had great guidance on. This outing truly made my trip to New York worthwhile! Highly recommend!” – Erin, San Francisco, California

Convertible in the Rain

Street Photography is an Art

There is no science to street photography. It is an art. Art by it’s very nature is subjective. Art can sometimes reveal the unpredictability of urban life and chance can become a big part of the process. Being open-minded is always an asset in the world of art. My private photo tours are designed with your interests in mind – street or artistic or a combination of the two.

Business Transactions

Street Photography is Great Fun!

NYC is possibly the most culturally diverse city in the world. I love the diversity that you can find in a few square blocks. Did I mention that street photography is great fun? You can try a workshop or tour for yourself or give a gift to the photographer in your life,

Capsule

Learning To See

Sometimes shooting ordinary things can be interesting. Shooting the obvious. There are 2 people and a garbage bin. They almost create a triangle. Also there’s the reflection as well. Some people who take my workshops and private tours say that I teach them how to see things.

Ultimate Cash Back

People on the Streets!

Yes, if you keep your eyes open you will see some amazing people on the streets! Sometimes it just takes slowing down and observing what’s going on around you to see. We work on vision and photography in my workshops and tours as well.

Pershing Square

The World is Full of Amazing People!

When I see an amazing person on the street I can’t resist taking their photo. The majority of the time they are candid photos. On occasion I will later ask someone if I can take their photo. Usually I prefer the candid. But asking to take their photo means I can converse with them. We typically meet people on the street in my workshops and tours.

Of Giving

Fave Techniques for Shooting Street: 3

If you take a workshop or a private photo tour with me you’ll quickly discover that I am obsessed with reflection. Whether they are puddles, windows or whatever, I always break for reflections. They are fun! And it’s still street photography.

Midtown Puddle Crossing

Street Photography isn’t Portraits

Street photography should always be candid. Not posed. Without permission. It should also be taken with a wide angle lens so that you get a sense of place. Not just a portrait. I provide street photography workshops and private photo tours all year round.

Live Well

Fave Techniques for Shooting Street: 2

Another favorite technique is to find a background with interesting patterns or light and to stand there and wait for people to walk into my shot. I call it slow photography and it is a nod to Cartier-Bresson. You can find more information on my site about my workshops and private tours.

Houndstooth

Street Photography is Diverse

There are so many styles and methods of shooting street photography and it isn’t necessary to see a person’s face. In this shot the movement is implied in the action of the subject. If you’d like to learn more about street photography you can check out my workshops and private tours. And yes, I provide gift certificates for the photographer in your life!

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