Photowalking with Joe DiMaggio in Little Italy
Registration deadline for this Workshop is September 18, 2011
Please note that transportation and lunch are not included in the price. Registered participants will be contacted by email on September 19 with the details for the Meeting Place and other pertinent information, please be sure to register with an email you check regularly--so you'll receive/read the Meeting Place details when they're sent on September 19.
Join Joe DiMaggio, well-known photographer and filmmaker, for an exciting and educational Photowalk through the streets of New York City’s historic Little Italy during The Feast of San Gennaro. One of biggest and most popular festivals in NYC, the Feast attracts crowds of people to the decorated streets to see a wide variety of musical entertainment, colorful parades and processions, go on the carnival rides, play arcade games, and of course, to sample a wide variety of Italian specialty foods and pastries.
Located in Lower Manhattan, Little Italy was originally settled in the late 1800s by southern Italian immigrants, mostly from Naples, Sicily and Calabria. By some accounts, the first pizzeria in New York was opened there in 1905, and still is operating in the neighborhood.
This will be a day of exploring and photographing city scenes, street photography, environmental portraits, action and more. On the way to the Feast, in Nolita, you will be walking by and photographing historic Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC’s first cathedral which recently celebrated its 200th anniversary, with its cemetery and high brick wall, where scenes from the movies ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Gangs of New York’ were shot. And walking other Little Italy streets that were made famous or infamous from crimes, newspaper stories, novels, and movies.
On this Photowalk you'll learn invaluable advice as Joe shares his professional insights and specific tips to help you create more meaningful photographs of what you see, rather than just merely recording a place or scene.
Equipment: Since this is an all-day walking event, 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 is strictly optional. No tripods please.
Clothing: Dress casually and comfortably in layers, with good walking shoes. 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.