Join Joe DiMaggio for an exciting Photowalk during the holiday season in the 'greatest city in the world' and the one that Joe absolutely loves—New York. New York City is known to take on a special feeling during the holidays, both visually and palpably, a wonderful combination of sights, sounds, and energy.
Central Park's calm, tranquil beauty is lovely in any season; with a bit of snow it can be a winter wonderland and the perfect location for shooting scenics with the backdrop of the city skyline. Just past the many horse-drawn carriages, and a short walk into the park is Wollman Skating Rink, a great place to work on time and motion shooting skills as the colorful skaters whiz by. After finishing shooting in the park, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your questions with Joe during your lunch break. And then after lunch you'll head down, to St. Patrick's Cathedral, where you'll work on low-light skills and other tricks of the trade.
Then it's on to Rockefeller Center, maneuvering through the holiday shoppers and tourists viewing the decorations and displays, as you'll make your way to the centerpiece of any New York City holiday visit, the Channel Gardens and Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. After shooting the iconic Christmas tree, and skaters on the ice rink there, you'll head over to Times Square and end your holiday Photowalk, photographing in the brightly neon-lit crossroads of the world.
For Joe, each and every Workshop takes on a life of its own as the day enfolds. During the instructional huddles, he'll share 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. The goal of the day is for this to be a terrific day photographing in the city, creating memorable images, sharing a special camaraderie and having fun!
*Itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.
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 if you have one.
Clothing: We will mainly be outdoors so dress casually and comfortably in layers for the weather of the day, with good walking shoes. If the forecast is for cold weather make sure and be prepared, especially gloves to protect your hands (cameras get cold!) and possibly hand warmers stashed in your pockets if that appeals to you.
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