East Harlem aka El Barrio is a favorite neighborhood of mine and I do a number of photo tours there. Below is a review of a recent photo tour that I did there.
“Fun Shooting in NY! – I had fun taking pictures in NY with Leanne! Leanne is knowledgeable and accommodating. I was a little worried about all the walking during a three hour tour, but Leanne was very understanding. When I needed a break, Leanne creatively used the time to cover theory and practice shooting through windows. It was great tour with a great guide!” – Jeanette, Los Angeles, California
In street photography I work with the weather conditions whatever they are. Rain or shine. Of course, it’s fabulous to work with the afternoon light in the autumn. Learning to take advantage of all kinds of weather conditions and light, is something we always focus on in my street photography workshops. You don’t have to be a fair weather photographer.
This is another photo that I took during a street photography workshop in Chelsea. We always have a good time shooting and sometimes we meet people on the streets that ask us to take their photo! If shooting street photography isn’t fun, I probably wouldn’t do it.
Shadows are one of my favorite things to capture. The afternoon sun in the autumn is amazing and shadows lend an added touch to photos. This photo was taken during a recent street photography workshop in Chelsea. We always work with available light and any of the many aspects that create interest in a composition no matter the weather. You can see more information about my workshops online.
“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
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.
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.