Photography Seminar for One or Two from Switch to Manual (Up to 68% Off)

Red Hook Bait and Tackle

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In a Nutshell

Participants enhance their creativity during hands-on photography workshop with professional instructions in scenic areas of New York City

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 16 or older. Must have a camera that is DSLR or that has a manual setting. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

Fledgling photographers gather at Red Hook Bait & Tackle Pub for a one-day seminar held once a month, aimed at fluency in the inner workings and fundamentals of manual photography. After learning how to command manual camera basics, such as aperture and shutter speed, students practice newfound skills inside the quirky bar, which boasts photogenic taxidermy décor. A review and question session follows before the lunch break. After lunch, students head to the waterfront to shoot pictures, and then meet back at Bait & Tackle for the final session and some beer. A copy of “Manual on Manual” is included and refreshments—but not lunch—are provided. Check the schedule for the next available seminar.

Switch to Manual

If visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens forget their cameras, they can just buy one of the photo-drenched calendars featuring lush, verdant shots by Antonio M. Rosario. One of the two professional shutterbugs behind Switch to Manual, Rosario harnesses his 25 years in the photography business to capture striking pictures throughout the Big Apple, from sun-dappled angel statues in a cemetery to candids of shoppers in Chinatown. Along with Switch to Manual co-owner Tom Martinez, he also leads hands-on workshops, arming students with the skills to take inimitable pictures using manual camera controls, which prevent cameras from only photographing other cute cameras.

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