*Please note that the cost of the ferry to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island is included in this price.
All other admission and transportation fees are not included in the price.
Registered participants will be contacted by email with details for the Meeting Place and other pertinent information on June 20. The ferry provider for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island has new rules/regulations--please read carefully the 'Requirements' section below. The ferry tickets are for specific timed ferry departures, so In order to make our early morning ferry to the Statue of Liberty, please be prompt at the Meeting Place at the appointed time--sorry, we cannot wait for stragglers, the ferry won't wait for us!
Also be sure to provide an email you check regularly--so you'll receive/read the Meeting Place details when they're sent on June 20.
What is ‘photowalking’? It’s when you grab your camera and take a walk. But when you go photowalking with a seasoned pro, you’re bound to return with vastly improved photographic skills and better photographs. Join veteran photojournalist, sports shooter and advertising pro Joe DiMaggio for an all-day photowalking Workshop in historic Lower Manhattan. Learn invaluable advice as Joe shares insightful advice and specific tips to help you create meaningful photographs of what you see, rather than just merely recording a place or scene.
We will assemble early in the morning at Battery Park, where the group will take the ferry to the ‘Lady in the Harbor’ – The Statue of Liberty. Along the way there will be lots of opportunities to shoot the Manhattan skyline and Lady Liberty from the vantage point of the ferry while traveling to the Statue of Liberty. Once at Liberty Island, we’ll shoot some spectacular close-ups of this majestic monument, approaching it from different angles while using your various lenses and filters. On the way back, we’ll stop at Ellis Island, which has recently undergone additional renovations and offers great vistas to shoot.
Upon returning to Battery Park, we’ll head to the Wall Street area with the New York Stock Exchange, and on to Trinity Church, then the World Trade Center site. After a break for lunch, we'll casually walk by the East River, next stop is the South Street Seaport, a 17th century landmark on the East River. While on Pier 17’s third-level deck you’ll be able to see and photograph south to the Statue of Liberty, north to the Gothic majesty of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Heights on the opposite shore.
And you'll end the day on Joe's 'private yacht'--the Staten Island Ferry--where you'll be shooting the city skyline at magic hour, followed by a wrap up and group discussion with Joe, as you wind down from a wonderful photographic journey.
*Itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.
Equipment: You want to go as light as possible--seriously, less is more, don't carry what you won't be using. Bring your camera and a wide-angle zoom, preferably f/3.5 or faster and a telephoto zoom lens such as a 70-200mm, and for those of you with a favorite long lens such as a 300mm lens, bring it if you have it. Remember to bring plenty of memory cards, extra batteries, a cleaning cloth, possibly some filters and a strobe.
** Very Important **: Due to the current security checkpoint requirements prior to boarding the ferry to the Statue, the following items are NOT allowed: large backpacks, rolling carts or tripods!! Please DO NOT bring these items, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Clothing: Dress casually and comfortably with good walking shoes, this is a full day of walking and photographing.
We will mainly be outdoors so bring appropriate clothing for the weather of the day.
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.
Schedule: Sunday, June 26, 2011 8:15AM - 5:00PM
Location: This Workshop meets at Battery Park; registered participants will be contacted by email with specific details for the Meeting Place and other pertinent information on June 20.