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Reviewed September 4, 2012
Reviewed August 15, 2012
What You'll Get
For $55, today's side deal gets you one workshop outing with New York City Photo Safari, a $100 value. Each Groupon is valid only for the safaris in the side bar to the right. Check the workshop calendar here for availability and call ahead to book your spot.
Make a point to gather the basic supplies, such as your camera, memory cards, and any other essentials, before hitting the urban jungle. These scenic workshops are geared toward any experience level, from fledgling photogs to pros looking to improve their photo-snagging skills and finally capture a vampire on film.
Each small-group safari experience covers a different subject matter and location, and offers plenty of hands-on experience and advice. Take your travel photos from snapshots to shots worthy of snapping at the next photography slam with a People and Places tour, or master the art of natural imagery with a Spring Time in Central Park safari. Each workshop will help troubleshoot location photography's many challenges, such as how to compensate for lighting conditions and how to frame a subject that can't fit entirely in frame, like up-close architecture or subjects of "yo' mamma" jokes. Capture today's deal and take your 2-D imagery to the next dimension—reality.
New York City Photo Safari's customer testimonials snap a snazzy picture of the photography workshops:
- Zim has brought to my amateur photography a wonderful touch of art, understanding and fun...In the span of 3 hours wandering the New York city jungle she opened my eyes to things i had looked at but not seen in 40 years of photo taking. it was great fun and most satisfying. Great way to see the city with new eyes! – Lorne A.
- I went into my photosafari [sic] not knowing much about my camera or what it was capable of...I learned how to find shots with my eyes and actually translate them into a photo. – Meghan L.
- The instructor went over some basics that really helped me understand my camera better. Then there were lots of chances to put those tips into practice, with individual 'assignments' so even if there are people at different levels of experience in a group, everybody can get something out of it. – Courtney L.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About New York City Photo Safari
New York City Photo Safari coordinates year-round educational excursions that blend hands-on photography lessons with tours of NYC's most famous locales. Owner Diem "Zim" Pham—who works as a travel photographer, a position that often requires the skills to create compelling images in less-than-ideal conditions—and Zim’s team of instructors are all professional photographers currently working in the industry. Safari sizes stay cozy at no more than eight people, allowing for a wealth of personalized feedback and troubleshooting advice for each apprentice. The Metropolitan Museum of Art safari employs the lauded museum halls as a setting for lessons in the use of light and how to overcome difficult lighting challenges, whereas the avant-garde High Line Elevated Park course instructs eyes in the art of composition. Aspiring politicos can embark on the City Hall safari, which fills memory cards with crisp shots of neo-classic architecture and caped superheroes flying to and from the mayor’s office.