Self-portrait in Greenpoint

Greenpoint is one on a number of very cool neighborhoods in New York City. This self-portrait is part of the SNYC Newsletter photo assignment of the week to take a photo with a natural frame. Of and it’s my favorite kind of selfies, a reflection. Self-Portrait in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 3 June 2017. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/blog/2017/6/3/self-portrait-in-greenpoint

self-portrait in Greenpoint

Photographing New York City

As a licensed New York City Tour Guide, I am frequently making suggestions to tourists AND New Yorkers alike. Whether it’s neighborhoods to explore, history and culture of the neighborhoods AND places to photograph. In general, I tend to assume that people will figure out how to find the major icons of this great city all on their own. That said, I have an Iconic NYC Tour and also a Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour. They are tours that you will gain so much more from with a Tour Guide. I also specialize in photo tours that are off the beaten path. Getting into the neighborhoods where New Yorkers live. When people book tours with me I offer them free advice for their entire trip. All of my photo tours are customizable. The photo tours I have listed on my site are a few possible suggestions. I also work with you on your photography no matter what your level is. This photo was taken during a recent Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo photo tour at dusk. 15 April 2017 7:41pm. And yes, it’s a double exposure.Lower Manhattan Skyline at dusk

A happy accident

There are many ways of approaching street photography. It has always been for the most part for me about composition. Once upon a time I had the idea that I wanted to become an architectural photographer. I found myself impatient about people walking into my shot. Then one day I lost my patience and started taking photos of buildings with people walking into the frame. It was a happy accident for me. I wasn’t aware of street photography as a genre then. I also like to call it slow photography. When I find a composition that I like, I’ll wait for people to walk into the frame. This photo was taken during a Chinatown Street Photography Workshop March 2017. 32 East Broadway

Paris Moda in Little Odessa

So it rained most of the time we were on our Sunday Street Photography Workshop in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn yesterday. And it was fabulous! Umbrellas, raindrops, saturated colors and reflections! How fabulous is that? You can see upcoming workshops on my site and also reviews by previous workshop and photo tour attendees.paris-moda

Harlem Street Photography Workshop

What a great group today for the Sunday Street Photography Workshop in Harlem! Real Troopers! It was so so cold today! But we still had great fun. Met some great people. Stopped for coffee a few times to warm up. But a good time was had by all! There’s street photography and there’s also photographing the street! We capture all that is worthy. Thanks everyone!harlem-street-photography-2

126th street red wall walk

Harlem & East Harlem are some of the coolest neighborhoods in New York City! It’s a real hood vibe. People in their environment. Friendly people. We had great fun on Sunday for the Street Photography Workshop! Both as a group and with the locals! My photo tours and workshops are always as much as possible about doing just that. Street photography and photography should always be, for me, about the spirit of place. Not just snapping photos. But experiencing the place. It adds so much more to how you see it all and ultimately how you photograph it.125th-street-red-wall-walk_

pier reflection

This was taken on a recent photo tour of Coney Island. We had a great time walking around the amusement park and on the boardwalk. Coney Island is one of the many places in New York City that I give tours. We shoot urban landscapes, street photography, reflections and explore different camera techniques. And we always have fun!

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