Learn the secrets to setting up and mastering solo and group portraits from a photographer at a professional studio.

Big Apple Portraits

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In a Nutshell

Portrait-photography expert at an Upper West Side studio teaches the key principles of head shot and group-photo composition

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 18 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. See the rules that apply to all deals. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You’ll Do

Pick up your camera and join professional photographer Mattie Ettenheim for a photo workshop that breaks down the difference between good and bad portraits. Mattie helps you sharpen your own eye while revealing the secrets of camera setup, poses, and angles before moving on to group pictures, where she covers the fine art of people positioning. All lighting equipment is provided, but you should bring your own camera.<p>


  • Pose and Shoot Solo and Group Portraits
    Professional photographer Mattie Ettenheim acts as both teacher and photo subject as you absorb important principles<p>
  • Download Your Own Head Shot
    All participants get a high-resolution digital head shot they can download copyright-free<p>

Each event is capped at 25 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.


####Your Host Mattie Ettenheim Mattie Ettenheim
Portrait Photographer


Professional photographer and NYC native Mattie Ettenheim has spent years snapping portraits of New Yorkers of all ages. She developed an interest in photography during college, and her hobby gradually became her passion and livelihood. Mattie currently works as a portrait photographer at an Upper West Side studio, where she coaxes natural smiles out of even the most stubborn subjects.


####Scheduled Dates * Wednesday (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
November 20

* Thursday (7 p.m.–9 p.m.)
December 19

* Friday (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
November 8


####Where You'll Meet Events take place at Big Apple Portraits.


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    Big Apple Portraits

    143 West 72nd Street

    New York, New York 10023

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