Photo Field Trip: Metropolitan Museum of Art - All Day Workshop

Skill Level(s): All Levels 
Location: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028  map
Instructor: Scott Dengrove
Date and Time: Saturday, July 15th, 10:00AM - 6:00 PM


Not only is The Metropolitan Museum of Art one of the premiere institutions in the world for viewing arts ranging from ancient times to the present, it is also one of the most beautiful spaces to photograph as well!

During this field trip, you will learn how to photograph not only the impressive architectural spaces the museum has to offer but also the art itself. Take a tour through the art of The Ancient World and The Renaissance to see how those influences can help you create better photos.

Gallery highlights include The Temple of Dendur, The Charles Englehard American Wing Court, The Great Hall, Visible Storage, European Paintings, Asian Art and the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries.

Topics covered include low-light photography, taking advantage of naturally lit spaces, composition, minimizing distractions, capturing architecture, and recognizing unique perspectives.


This workshop is open to all levels of photographer with any type of camera including high school students. Anyone 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult.


This special field trip takes place entirely at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the museum; you will meet your instructor there.


Please bring your fully charged camera in a small carry case or shoulder bag. The Met does not allow tripods, flash, long lenses, or large bags, so please leave your long zooms and camera backpacks at home. Multiple lenses are fine as long as they fit into your carry bag and are not large telephoto zooms. The Met does not allow food or drinks in the museum except for bottled water. There will be a scheduled hour and a half lunch break.


This workshop will take place on Saturday, July 15th 2017. We will be at the museum from 10am - 6pm, the workshop will last all day. A detailed itinerary will be sent closer to the start of the workshop. There will be a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes, The Met is accessible to wheelchair users. You will be given an hour and a half break for lunch in the middle of the day. Participants are welcome to find lunch on their own or a pre-paid lunch is available in The Met Cafeteria for an additional fee. All participants must pre-register for this workshop anyone showing up the day of who has not pre-registered will be turned away. The cost of admission to The Met is included with your registration fee. As we are visiting The Met as a group, paying suggested admission is not possible.


Containing over 2 million works of art in its permanent collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. Opening at this location in 1880 The Met is among the most visited art museums in the world. To learn more about The Met and visiting the museum including visitor policies, please visit their website by clicking here.


This class is given in cooperation with the Clarkstown Community Learning Center. Their policy is that no refunds are given once a class has begun. Refunds will not be given for no shows. If you decide to cancel your registration up to a week prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given minus any fees collected by the Clarkstown Community Learning Center and any administrative fees. If you cancel within 7 days prior to the workshop, a 50% refund will be given minus any fees collected by the Clarkstown Community Learning Center and any administrative fees.

Questions? Feel free to contact us before you register.


  • Adult +$99
  • Senior Citizen (65+) +$89
  • College Student (must have valid ID) +$89
All prices above include the cost of museum admission
Would you like to add a pre-paid lunch in The Met Cafeteria? Lunch includes any entree on The Met Cafeteria menu, soft drink and dessert. Click to view a sample menu (items change daily)

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