Photography tours allow people to remember the beautiful places they’ve traveled without forcing them to leave a trail of bread crumbs or staple copies of their social security card to telephone poles. Retrace photographic steps with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one admission to the Group Photography Tour and Class from Sidewalks of NY Tours (a $140 value). Tour groups meet outside the Village Cigar at the corner of 7th Avenue South and Christopher Street.
Sidewalks of NY Tours explores the surface of the Big Apple with comprehensive tours through the city's iconic neighborhoods, including photography tours that impart shooting wisdom to all levels of aspiring shutterbug. The Group Photography Tour and Class transports students to sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn as a professional photographer teaches each guest valuable shooting techniques using his or her own camera. Tour group sizes are limited to ensure that students receive individual attention while studying guerilla street-photography techniques such as capturing the decisive moment as the sunset’s last rays hit the water or as a parking ticket flutters tremulously in the fist of a disgruntled bus driver. Although classes focus on photography and shooting skills, snapshot artists will also learn about the culture and architecture of the different neighborhoods in which they shoot. Check the schedule for tour times.