Photowalking with Joe DiMaggio: Coney Island
Registration deadline for this Workshop is June 17, 2012
*Please note that transportation plus any admission fees and lunch are not included in the price.
Coney Island, "The Playground by the Sea", is a perennial favorite destination of New Yorkers for generations, it's a funky, nostalgic, and colorful place filled with lots of character as well as many characters. It's the perfect location to learn and experience street photography at its best, while exploring a dynamic and changing New York City neighborhood. On this Photowalk, we will be seeking interesting people, graphic locales, scenic vistas, learning how to shoot the action of amusement park rides, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Along the way Joe will give helpful tips and insights to bring your photography to the next level.
You never know what photographic situations you may encounter along the way wherever you go shooting, and you're sure to encounter a wide variety in this colorful and diverse place, where it's all about lighting, graphics, and color. During the lunch break, you'll have the opportunity to ask Joe any questions you may have about your photography, and he'll share different aspects of his broad range of photographic knowledge and insights.
Every Photowalk takes on a life of its own, the key is to be flexible and be open to what the day presents, it's going to be an adventure!
*Itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.
Equipment:You want to go as light as possible-really! Recommended lenses are one wide-angle zoom, preferably f/3.5 or faster, and one mid-range telephoto zoom preferably f/4 or faster. Bring more memory cards and batteries than you think you will use, a cleaning cloth, and a small strobe if you have one.
Clothing: Dress casually and comfortably for the weather of the day, with good walking shoes. If the weather forecast is warm/sunny, think sunscreen and a hat, and if the forecast is for rain, think raingear for you and your equipment.
Level: All levels, from Photo Enthusiasts to Aspiring Pros.
Joe DiMaggio’s broad range of photographic work has been featured for over three decades in publications like Time, Sports Illustrated, U. S. News and World Report and hundreds of other publications. His flair for advertising photography has netted him a client list of Fortune 500 corporations and prestigious advertising agencies. From having one of his well-known images - a Sports Illustrated cover of the Cooney-Holmes fight named as picture of the year by Time magazine to receiving a coveted invitation to join the International Olympic Committee, Joe’s talent, hard work and constant search for new and exciting pictures are readily apparent and constantly evolving. Equally at ease with pictures that move, DiMaggio has directed a number of commercials and short films. He recently directed a one-hour documentary special which aired on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, titled, “The Last Shark Hunter’.
DiMaggio’s talent as a teacher has gained him a national reputation. He’s been featured on ABC-TV’s World of Photography and has hosted episodes of ESPN’s Canon Photo Safari with celebrity guests William Shatner and A.J. Langer. He has lectured to thousands of aspiring photographers in workshops around the world and has taught at the Maine Photographic Workshop as well as conducting his own workshops with partner JoAnne Kalish.
To see more of Joe's work, visit: dimaggio-kalish.com