What You'll Do
For a documentary photographer, the Staten Island Ferry is a paradise of subject matter, offering up a vibrant cross section of tourists and city dwellers traveling to and from the smallest borough. In a quick on-land lesson with veteran documentary pic-snapper Joshua Kristal, you'll learn tricks for top-notch photography, and then you'll board the boat for a round-trip practice session. Once back ashore in Manhattan, you'll head to a nearby café with Joshua, discussing what makes your best shots pop and what to practice to get your images to the next level.
Learn Tricks of the Trade from a Documentary Photographer
Joshua shares secrets gleaned over more than two decades of globetrotting photography
Capture Classic NYC Shots on the Staten Island Ferry
An unparalleled cross section of the city, the ferry is the perfect locale to hone documentary-photography techniques
Each event is capped at eight participants; each event requires a minimum of three participants in order to take place.
Joshua Kristal fell in love with photography more than two decades ago. Since then, he's earned a degree in the art form at Michigan State University and currently works as a professional photographer. He has been all over the world, and he's shot for clients such as the UN, the New York Times, Discovery Channel, and Time.
November 15 | November 22 | November 29
November 23 | November 30
November 17 | November 24
Depending on the date, tours are available for the following times:
10 a.m.–noon | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | noon–2 p.m. | 2 p.m.–4 p.m. |
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | 4 p.m.–6 p.m. | 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Where You'll Meet
Events will begin at the giant eagle statue on the southwest end of Battery Park.
Tips from Groupon Customers
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