Ideally, every family would have a group mug shot to display above the mantelpiece; unfortunately, many of today's families are too busy to commit crime together. Eschew tradition and create legal memories with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a 90-minute candid kids photo safari workshop outing with New York City Photo Safari (a $160 value).
The candid kids workshop, designed for families with children under age 3, teaches parents to take frame-worthy still photos of their kids without the help of a professional. Participants must have a DSLR camera, which they will use as they learn to frame a shot without the help of a tripod, compose a photo with natural light, and freeze time around children, entrapping them in a moment of ice-cream consumption or puppy play for all eternity. Enjoy a complimentary 8''x10'' print of the best workshop shot. Each workshop focuses on a different age group, so check the calendar to begin photographing your child in his or her natural city-state. This Groupon ensures a spot for one adult and one child; a second adult may come along for $35 extra.
Three Yelpers give New York City Photo Safari a near-perfect 4.5-star average:
- Just came back from a City Hall photo safari. It was a pretty cool experience. I have wanted to get my 8 yr old son into photography and spend some time together in NY and this was a perfect opportunity. The instructor was very good with kids but also gave me some great tips that seem to have made my pictures much better. My son really enjoyed himself and looking at his pictures on the train home… – Michael P.
- This was a wonderful experience…I went for the whole day interiors and exteriors photo safari. We started the day on time, and the instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable. – Jorge R.
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.
500 8th Ave.
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