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.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
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.
WHAT TO BRING
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.
ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
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.
What type of photographer are you?
Level I - Students are new to photography and either have no formal training in photography or perhaps took a class a long time ago. Level I students are unsure of the operation of their gear or may feel intimidated by taking their camera out of "auto" mode and playing with the manual settings. Photographs of Level I students show significant technical issues as well as compositional issues as they have not yet received training. There's nothing wrong with being a Level I photographer, we all started there, and remember what it's like.
Level II - Students have some understanding of photography principles and may have taken a class or two. Level II students are somewhat familiar with their gear and try to use manual camera settings when they can. As a result, they have gotten lucky from time to time by creating great photographs that were the result of "happy accidents". Although their pictures are applauded by friends and family, they are still at the beginning of learning their craft and their images may have technical issues. Additionally, they can be so caught up with using the right settings they may forget to focus on the artistic side of photography such as composition and lighting.
Level III - Students have a solid understanding of photography principles, thanks to some formal training, and are completely comfortable using their camera in Manual Mode. Level III students have overcome most technical issues relating to exposure and sharpness and are starting to play with interesting lighting and compositions. Most of their photos look better than the average persons and are starting to be thought of as a photographer by friends and family. Level III students may be starting to think about doing some low-end paying photography work or upgrading their gear to full frame sensors and pro lenses.
Level IV - Students have significant experience making, capturing, and processing images that more often then not exhibit a complete understanding of photography principles and creative artistic qualities. Level IV students no longer worry about camera settings, they just happen automatically in their head, and all of their photos are sharp and well exposed. In addition, Level IV student photos exhibit consistently decent lighting and composition and a few of their very best photos exhibit these qualities that can be described as dynamic, beautiful, and awesome. They are not afraid to try unusual or extreme techniques but sometimes use them as a crutch to give their photos that "wow" factor. Level IV students are regarded as "really serious about photography" and may have considered going pro.
Level V - Students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography. Their work is consistently at a professional level with no image quality issues and technicals are spot on. Level V student photo compositions have a maturity about them with a clear style and creativity. A Level V student is capable of shooting in almost any lightning condition and bringing back great photos that are interesting and well exposed. Level V students may or may not be working professional photographers but based on their level of work certainly are capable of being a pro.