Photo Field Trip: Grand Central Terminal - 3 Hour Workshop

Skill Level(s): Level II, III and IV Students 
Location: 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 (Meet in Vanderbilt Hall)  map
Instructor: Scott Dengrove
Date and Time: Saturday, Feb 8th, 10:00AM-1:00PM OR 2:00PM - 5:00 PM


For over 100 years Grand Central Terminal has endured as one of the premiere transportation hubs in the world. Although departing trains are only kept local these days and no longer travel the entire country, GCT’s gorgeous Beaux-Arts architecture, and amazing legacy still draw 21 million visitors annually through its gates.

During this field trip, you will learn how to photograph not only the beautiful architectural spaces GCT has to offer, but delve into its rich detailed history and decipher what all those symbols around the terminal mean that keep popping up in your images.

Topics covered include low-light photography, hand holding techniques for getting steadier shots, improvising tripods, composition, storytelling, and photographing architectural details. 


This workshop is open to level II - IV photographers with any type of camera including high school students. Not sure what level you are? Click here to find out. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a camera capable of manual exposure settings. Anyone 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult.


This special field trip takes place solely at Grand Central Terminal in NYC, participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Grand Central and you will meet your instructor there in Vanderbilt Hall.


Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a camera that allows manual exposure settings. To get the most out of this workshop it is recommended that students have a DSRL or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses.


Please bring your fully charged camera, and something to write with in case you'd like to take notes. Grand Central Terminal does not allow tripods or monopods, and as this is a natural low-light workshop we will not be using flash, so please leave them at home. Multiple lenses are fine and encouraged, especially if you have an ultra-wide angle. 


This workshop will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. A detailed itinerary will be sent closer to the start of the workshop. We will be photographing in public spaces all across Grand Central and there will be a photo scavenger hunt so wear comfortable shoes. Grand Central is accessible to wheelchair users. All participants must pre-register for this workshop anyone showing up the day of who has not pre-registered will be turned away. 


Opened to the public in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal is a story of great engineering, survival, and rebirth. This historic world-famous landmark in Midtown Manhattan is not simply a transportation hub—it’s also a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 60 shops, 35 places to eat, and a full calendar of events all under one magnificent roof. For more information about visiting Grand Central including visitor policies, please visit their website by clicking here.


Registration cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing no less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop. Refunds will not be given for no shows or latecomers. As this workshop takes place 100% indoors it will take place snow, rain or shine. No refunds will be given for no shows due to weather. In the case of an extreme weather emergency or closure of either Grand Central Terminal, or cancellation of service by Metro North an alternate date will be selected for the workshop. If you cannot attend the alternative workshop date a credit will be given for use towards a future Dengrove Studios workshop.

Questions? Feel free to contact us before you register.

Saturday, February 8th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM OR 2:00PM - 5:00 PM

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