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

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In a Nutshell

Self-taught photographer helps classes master their digital cameras' settings in a photo-friendly farmer's market

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. 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. Gratuity included. Bring a 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.

What You'll Do

The art of photography can be a lot like picking produce—you need to know what you're doing if you don't want to be disappointed by what you bring home. Self-taught photographer Heidger Marx combines the two realms in his hands-on workshop. After a quick primer on your camera's basic functions, Marx takes you on a stroll through the Union Square farmer's market, whose bustling crowds and vibrantly colorful produce offer an abundance of opportunities to play with depth-of-field and blur, as well as your camera's more advanced functions.

  • Take Control of Your Digital Camera
    Master its semi-automatic and manual settings with the help of a professional photographer

  • Practice in a Photographer's Playground
    The bustling booths of the Union Square farmer's market offer a cornucopia of vibrant shots involving people and produce

All students must bring their own digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera with a fully charged battery

The event lasts two hours. Each event is capped at eight participants; each event requires a minimum of three participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Heidger Marx Heidger Marx
Night, Nature, and Travel Photographer

A self-taught photographer, Heidger Marx approaches his art as an opportunity to "showcase some of nature’s masterpieces and share my love and passion for this beautiful world," as he writes in his artistic statement. An expert on night photography, his time-lapse photos of skies filled with luminous star trails have hung in galleries throughout New York.

Where You'll Meet

Groups meet at the southeast corner of Union Square West at Broadway and 17th Street.

When You'll Meet

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 25
  • Saturday, February 1
  • Saturday, February 22
  • Saturday, March 8

and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 1
  • Saturday, February 22
  • Saturday, March 8

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    Union Square

    Broadway and East 17th Street

    New York, NY 10003

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