Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the Brooklyn side of the East River, has been undergoing a major revitalization and reclamation, and is now accessible for New Yorkers to fully enjoy the riverside promenades, beautifully planted greenways, natural habitats, and amazing views.
During this Photowalk, that begins in the late afternoon and runs through sunset into the evening, you’ll be shooting scenics and landscapes, learning how to vary perspective, shoot close-ups, how to create mood, environmental portraits, panning for action, shooting in a variety of lighting situations, and working with tripods and other alternative supports.
Joe will answer your questions and share his secrets and tips for shooting in a wide variety of the situations you may encounter, including how to make better available light portraits, how to mix available light with fill flash, as well as how to work with and get the results you want with neutral density and polarizing filters.
Joe always likes to include something special in every Photowalk, and for this one, thanks to Manfrotto, one of their tech reps will be joining us with an selection from their product line of professional camera support products for you to try, that can help with your photography.
And the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great location to shoot the Manhattan skyline, especially as the daylight fades and the city lights up for the evening, magic hour, sunsets and the city views at night are a wonderful way to end this Photowalk.
As with all Photowalks, the goal is for this to be a terrific time photographing memorable images, sharing a special camaraderie and having fun, so be flexible and come prepared to learn and enjoy!
For more information on Brooklyn Bridge Park go to: brooklynbridgepark.org
*Itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.
Equipment: You want to go as light as possible–really! Bring one camera and one wide-angle zoom and one mid-
range zoom (i.e., 10-22mm, 16-35mm, 24-70mm or 70-200mm) lenses.
Also an electronic flash, if it’s not built into the camera, is a good option, and a tripod, or possibly an alternate camera support if you have one.
Bring plenty of memory cards, extra batteries, a cleaning cloth, a neutral density filter, a polarizing filter, electronic cable release (if you have it), and plastic bags in case of inclement weather for your equipment.
Clothing: We will mainly be outdoors so bring appropriate clothing for the weather of the day, dress casually and comfortably, with good walking shoes, and remember, this is a late afternoon into an evening of walking and photographing.
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.