Leave auto mode behind as you gain control over your digital camera and learn how to snap keepers

Upper East Side

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In a Nutshell

Master your camera settings and semiautomatic modes on your camera, taking creative control as you snap pictures in Central Park

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 3 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. Bring your digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera with a charged battery. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Master Digital Camera Basics on a Central Park Photo Expedition - Upper East Side: Leave auto mode behind as you gain control over your digital camera and learn how to snap keepers

What You'll Do

Using the scenic surrounds of Central Park as your muse, you'll master the basics of your digital camera during a workshop helmed by photographer Heidger Marx. Heidger shows you how to impart a personal touch on photos by using your camera's aperture-priority or shutter-priority mode, taking control of creative aspects such as depth of field and blur. After a brief overview, you can start building your portfolio by snapping pictures throughout the park. You should bring your own DSLR or point-and-shoot camera with a charged battery.

  • Master Camera Basics Beyond Auto Mode
    Practice taking pictures in aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes with guidance from a professional photographer

  • Explore Central Park
    Search for stunning angles and put new concepts to work as you snap pictures throughout the park during the golden hour of sunlight

Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 3 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Heidger Marx Heidger Marx
Night, Nature, and Travel Photographer

A self-taught photographer, Heidger Marx's works have been featured in various galleries throughout New York City are are part of private collections in North America and Europe. Heidger also blogs about night photography, traveling, and his experiences in nature.


Scheduled Dates

  • Saturday (2 p.m.–4 p.m.)
    November 30

  • Sunday (2 p.m.–4 p.m.)
    November 24
    December 1 | December 8


Where You'll Meet

Groups meet at Pulitzer Fountain before embarking on an expedition that traces throughout Central Park.


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    Upper East Side

    59th street and 5th avenue

    New York, NY 10022

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