NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

  • 72nd Street Entrance to the Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

Several people wanted to attend our previous Heart of the Park workshop, but we were sold out, so here's another chance! Register now to save your place!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by September 9, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

9/22/2018 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Sep
30
3:15 PM15:15

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
Oct
20
to Oct 21

NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY

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Here's a unique photo opportunity you don't want to miss... an all-night photo exploration of the City That Never Sleeps with Steve Rosenbach, award-winning photographer and NYC maven!

I've limited this workshop to eight participants so that I can spend one-on-one time with each of you to make sure you get the best possible photos and best learning experience from this event. I'll whisk you from one location to the other using New York City's efficient and extensive subway system, and the cost of all of the fares is included in your registration fee!

We'll assemble at 5:00pm at the Jacob Mould Fountain in City Hall Park, and after a short orientation, we'll begin our all-night adventure. I'll take you to several of the best nighttime photo locations in New York City, including:

  • Lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • World Trade Center area, including the dramatic new Transportation Hub ("The Oculus")
  • Washington Square Park, with its iconic arch, looking up Fifth Avenue
  • Grand Central Terminal: We'll shoot the interior, its exterior, and its iconic surroundings
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square in all its neon glory, but without the crowds!

Having photographically conquered night in New York City, we'll take our last subway ride to Penn Station and have a celebratory breakfast at one of the city's best 24-hour diners, where those who have traveled to NYC for this workshop can rest until it's time for their train, bus, or other ride home. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 
  • How to take advantage of "live view" in combination with your tripod to get outstanding nighttime photos
  • How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 
  • Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge.

The registration fee includes the the workshop and all instruction, plus a NYC MetroCard with sufficient fares to cover the workshop from start to end. Transportation to NYC and meals are not included. 

 

10/20/2018 NYC All-Nighter
189.00
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Philadelphia: All- Day Architectural Workshop
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Philadelphia: All- Day Architectural Workshop

On this architectural photography workshop, we’ll spend the morning exploring the sights and delights along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is actually a part of Philadelphia’s park system. Starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ending at City Hall, we’ll walk along the Parkway, enjoying statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Neoclassical, French Second Empire, Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

Then during the afternoon, we’ll see, learn, and photograph the architecture of the historic heart of Philadelphia, our city that contributed so much to the genesis of an independent United States and to its first fifty years.

Within a relatively compact area, we will experience more than a dozen important historic buildings and sites, including:

  • Independence Hall, the “Birthplace of America”
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Carpenters’ Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774
  • A trio of buildings by Philadelphia’s great Greek Revivalist, William Strickland

 

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Aug
26
4:15 PM16:15

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by September 1, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

8/18/2018 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 8/1/2018 to get your $20 early-bird discount!

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NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then subway to Brooklyn to take stunning sunset and twilight photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline. 

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques, as well as tripod technique for the Brooklyn nighttime segment. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Itinerary 

We'll start in Foley Square in the Civic Center. Fans of shows like "Law & Order" and "Blue Bloods" will recognize it immediately from the iconic New York County Courthouse and other nearby buildings. If you're a fan of the new TV show, "For the People," you'll also recognize the Federal Courthouse next door. We'll also see and photograph the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and an amazing "new" interior nearby that will surprise and delight you. 

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a short subway ride to Brooklyn, where we'll photograph along Brooklyn Bridge Park during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

Bonus Time!

We will officially end the workshop in Brooklyn at 9:30pm, but if you are able to stay longer, I'll take you back to City Hall Park to help you make dramatic nighttime photos of the famous Jacob Wray Mould Fountain and the surrounding buildings. We'll go til about 10:30 or 11:00pm.

You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Jul
21
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

US Naval Academy Photo Workshop

We'll tour and photograph the grounds and selected buildings of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. I'll take you to some of the best photo locations and angles in "The Yard," as the campus of the Naval Academy is known to its Midshipmen. At the same time, I'll  tell you tales of the history of the Naval Academy and the architectural significance of the buildings you'll visit.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • BOTTOM OF PARK AT E. CENTRE & N. CHARLES (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

For much more information and to register, click here to go to the website of Washington Photo Safari

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In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel

Book By June 1st To Get The Special Early Bird Price!

Audrey-Munson-Straus-Park_3174.jpg

In the first decade of the twentieth century, one young, beautiful woman became America's first supermodel. 

Every sculptor wanted to sculpt her. Every painter wanted to paint her. She even appeard in some of the earliest Hollywood movies... nude!

Her fame and acclaim lasted for only 15 years, and then it all suddenly collapsed. At age thrity-one, she tried to commit suicide, and at forty, she was committed to a mental institution, where she lived for the next sixty-five years.

 In Manhattan, almost 100 years after her career ended, Audrey Munson is everywhere, from the southern tip of the island all the way to Columbia University near 116th Street. New Yorkers and tourists alike pass her by and even eat lunch under her gaze without knowing her amazing story. 

Come join me as I take you to photograph at each of Audrey's outdoor locations in Manhattan. I'll fill you in on her remarkable story as well as the details of each individual work of art. More than a tour, this an urban  photography workshop, where I'll show you the best angles for picture taking at each venue and will cover topics including: 

• How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 

• How to take compelling photos of outdoor sculpture

• How to do a custom white balance 

• How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 

• Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot 

This workshop is limited to 8 participants, so that I will be able to give each participant the individual help he or she needs. 

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge. 

We'll be using the subway system to minimize walking between locations, and the cost of these trips is included in the price of this workshop.

We'll start at 11am, have lunch* around 1pm in Chinatown, and finish between 6 and 7pm. 

NOTE: Special early-bird price if you register by June 1st, 2018!

* price of the workshop includes all subway fares, but not lunch. 

6/24/2018 In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
139.00 159.00

Register by June 1, 2018 to get the early-bird special price!

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NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
Jun
23
6:15 PM18:15

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then subway to Brooklyn to take stunning sunset and twilight photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline. 

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques, as well as tripod technique for the Brooklyn nighttime segment. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Itinerary 

We'll start in Foley Square in the Civic Center. Fans of shows like "Law & Order" and "Blue Bloods" will recognize it immediately from the iconic New York County Courthouse and other nearby buildings. If you're a fan of the new TV show, "For the People," you'll also recognize the Federal Courthouse next door. We'll also see and photograph the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and an amazing "new" interior nearby that will surprise and delight you. 

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a short subway ride to Brooklyn, where we'll photograph along Brooklyn Bridge Park during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

Bonus Time!

We will officially end the workshop in Brooklyn at 9:30pm, but if you are able to stay longer, I'll take you back to City Hall Park to help you make dramatic nighttime photos of the famous Jacob Wray Mould Fountain and the surrounding buildings. We'll go til about 10:30 or 11:00pm.

You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by June 15, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

6/23/2018 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 6/15/2018 to get the early-bird discount!

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AIAS Student Workshop: The Best of Manhattan Midtown Architecture
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

AIAS Student Workshop: The Best of Manhattan Midtown Architecture

NYC has the highest density of architectural marvels per square mile this side of Rome. There's so much to see... but where do you begin?

For this architectural adventure, we'll solve this happy problem by sharing our experience and guiding you to some of the most architecturally interesting and photogenic sites in the city.

Our guide will be former New Yorker and popular urban tour guide Steve Rosenbach. An award winning photographer, Steve will also be able to help you bring back some excellent photos of the amazing public buildings, skyscrapers, and landscape architecture you'll visit on these tours.

Among others sites, we'll visit:

  • James Renwick's St. Patrick Cathedral
  • Grand Central Terminal, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece
  • Two amazing Romanesque Revival buidlings
  • Eight iconic Art Deco skyscrapers
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's pioneering Seagrams Building

and many more... a total of 34 distinct locations. This will be a educational and entertaining supplement your attendance at the 2018 AIA Convention in New York City!

 

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

Several people wanted to attend our 4/28/18 Heart of the Park workshop, but we were sold out, so here's another chance! Register now to save your place!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by April 15, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

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In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel

Book By April 17th To Get The Special Early Bird Price!

Audrey-Munson-Straus-Park_3174.jpg

In the first decade of the twentieth century, one young, beautiful woman became America's first supermodel. 

Every sculptor wanted to sculpt her. Every painter wanted to paint her. She even appeard in some of the earliest Hollywood movies... nude!

Her fame and acclaim lasted for only 15 years, and then it all suddenly collapsed. At age thrity-one, she tried to commit suicide, and at forty, she was committed to a mental institution, where she lived for the next sixty-five years.

 In Manhattan, almost 100 years after her career ended, Audrey Munson is everywhere, from the southern tip of the island all the way to Columbia University near 116th Street. New Yorkers and tourists alike pass her by and even eat lunch under her gaze without knowing her amazing story. 

Come join me as I take you to photograph at each of Audrey's outdoor locations in Manhattan. I'll fill you in on her remarkable story as well as the details of each individual work of art. More than a tour, this an urban  photography workshop, where I'll show you the best angles for picture taking at each venue and will cover topics including: 

• How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 

• How to take compelling photos of outdoor sculpture

• How to do a custom white balance 

• How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 

• Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot 

This workshop is limited to 8 participants, so that I will be able to give each participant the individual help he or she needs. 

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge. 

We'll be using the subway system to minimize walking between locations, and the cost of these trips is included in the price of this workshop.

We'll start at 11am, have lunch* around 1pm in Chinatown, and finish between 6 and 7pm. 

NOTE: Special early-bird price if you register by April 17, 2018!

* price of the workshop includes all subway fares, but not lunch. 

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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by April 15, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

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THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP

Register by 4/17/18 for the early-bird special price of $99!

Come join me in this great photo workshop in Philly... we'll have a photo party on the Parkway!

On this photo workshop, we’ll explore the sights and delights along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is actually a part of Philadelphia’s park system. Starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we’ll walk along the Parkway, photographing statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and a monumental fountain, the most beautiful in the city. 

And here's great news! You don't have to go to Paris for great photography this fall: the Parkway Central Library is the spittin' image of Hôtel de la Marine, which is adjacent to Place de la Concorde in Paris. And anyway, the Ben Franklin Parkway is Philly's Champs Élysées. We'll photograph the exterior of the Library and also some of its great interior views.

Speaking of great interiors, wait until you see the inside of Philadelphia's cathedral, which is also right on the Parkway. It's highly-decorated, Italian Renaissance interior design rivals anything you can photograph in Rome, Florence, or Pisa. 

Philadelphia is a city of outstanding older and new architecture, and we’ll get to photograph that too, as we circumnavigate City Hall. This 1901 structure is surrounded by other exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

I'll show you the best things to photograph, the best angles to shoot them from, and also give you a running commentary on the history and significance of what we'll be seeing and photographing. I'm limiting attendance to just 8 people, so everyone can have plenty of individual attention. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

4/23/2018 THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Mar
18
3:30 PM15:30

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (map)
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More than a tour, this an architectural photography workshop, led by a professional photographer who knows all the best angles for picture taking in each venue and who will cover topics including:

• How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

• How to take good architectural photos indoors

• How to do a custom white balance to adjust for the mix of daylight and artificial lighting

• How to deal with indoor lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod (HDR photography.)

• Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that corrections can be made immediately

On this Safari, we’ll photograph the Monument, the parks and their unique marble and bronze sculptures, and the surrounding buildings.

One of the highlights of this tour is the interior of the Peabody Library (1878) one of the most beautiful in the world, described as a “cathedral of books.”

We’ll also visit the nearby Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral built in the United States (1806,) and a designated national shrine. The Basilica was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professionally-trained architect of our new republic, and Thomas Jefferson’s Architect of the U.S. Capitol.

This Safari is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - Steve will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images at these sites.

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Jan
21
10:30 AM10:30

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
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We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

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AIAS Student Workshop: Baltimore's Mount Vernon
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

AIAS Student Workshop: Baltimore's Mount Vernon

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
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On this workshop, created exclusively for architectural students who are members of an American Institute of Architecture Student section, we’ll photograph the Washington Monument, the beautifully landscaped parks and their unique marble and bronze sculptures, and the surrounding buildings.

One of the highlights of this tour is the interior of the Peabody Library (1878) one of the most beautiful in the world, described as a “cathedral of books.”

We’ll also visit the nearby Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral built in the United States (1806,) and a designated national shrine. The Basilica was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professionally-trained architect of our new republic, and Thomas Jefferson’s Architect of the U.S. Capitol.

After the Basilica, we'll head to the Bromo Seltzer Tower, with a tour of the Clock Room and the newly-renovated gravity clock mechanism. We'll be able to photograph the four 23-foot diameter clock faces from the inside! A "brown bag" lunch is included. 

 

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NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
Oct
28
to Oct 29

NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY

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Here's a unique photo opportunity you don't want to miss... an all-night photo exploration of the City That Never Sleeps with Steve Rosenbach, award-winning photographer and NYC maven!

NOTE! Scroll down all the way to combine this workshop with the earlier "NYC Daylight to Twilight" event for an amazing 15-hour experience at a special, combined price!

I've limited this workshop to eight participants so that I can spend one-on-one time with each of you to make sure you get the best possible photos and best learning experience from this event. I'll whisk you from one location to the other using New York City's efficient and extensive subway system, and the cost of all of the fares is included in your registration fee!

We'll assemble at 5:00pm at the Jacob Mould Fountain in City Hall Park, and after a short orientation, we'll begin our all-night adventure. I'll take you to several of the best nighttime photo locations in New York City, including:

  • Lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • World Trade Center area, including the dramatic new Transportation Hub ("The Oculus")
  • Washington Square Park, with its iconic arch, looking up Fifth Avenue
  • Grand Central Terminal: We'll shoot the interior, its exterior, and its iconic surroundings
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - the new lighting design really shows off this Beaux Arts beauty at night
  • Times Square in all its neon glory, but without the crowds!

Having photographically conquered night in New York City, we'll take our last subway ride to Penn Station and have a celebratory breakfast at one of the city's best 24-hour diners, where those who have traveled to NYC for this workshop can rest until it's time for their train, bus, or other ride home. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 
  • How to take advantage of "live view" in combination with your tripod to get outstanding nighttime photos
  • How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 
  • Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge.

The registration fee includes the the workshop and all instruction, plus a NYC MetroCard with sufficient fares to cover the workshop from start to end. Transportation to NYC and meals are not included. 

 

10/28/2017 NYC All-Nighter
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All-nighter not enough for you? Me neither! So come earlier on Saturday October 28th, and join us for a 15-hour daylight and all-night photo workshop - it combines our Daylight to Twilight workshop with this NYC After Sundown workshop - from 12:30pm Saturday through 4:00am Sunday morning! Click on the image below to register. 

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NYC DAYLIGHT TO TWILIGHT
Oct
28
12:30 PM12:30

NYC DAYLIGHT TO TWILIGHT

Here's a unique photo opportunity you don't want to miss... a full six hours at three of the Big Apple's best photography locations, one-on-one instruction, local stories and history, all with Steve Rosenbach, award-winning photographer and NYC maven!

NOTE! Scroll down all the way to combine this workshop with the later "NYC After Sundown" event for a seamless 15-hour experience at a special, combined price!.

I've limited this workshop to eight participants so that I can spend one-on-one time with each of you to make sure you get the best possible photos and best learning experience from this event. I'll whisk you from one location to the other using New York City's efficient and extensive subway system, and the cost of all of the fares is included in your registration fee!

We'll assemble at 12:30 pm, and after a short orientation, we'll begin our photo adventure. I'll take you to three of the best photo locations in New York City, including:

  • Madison Square Park, a beautiful urban oasis near the crossroads of 5th Avenue and Broadway, bordered by the Flatiron Building, the Metropolitan Life Tower, and several other iconic buildings
  • Manhattans's Civic Center neighborhood, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, featuring City Hall, the Municipal Building, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park, and other photo-worthy sites.  
  • Lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Brooklyn Bridge Park

What You Will Learn

  • How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 
  • How to take advantage of "live view" in combination with your tripod to get outstanding nighttime photos
  • How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 
  • Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge.

The registration fee includes the the workshop and all instruction, plus a NYC MetroCard with sufficient fares to cover the workshop from start to end. Transportation to NYC and meals are not included. The actual start location will be near Penn Station in Manhattan; you will get detailed instructions by email during the week before this event. 
 
10/28/2017 NYC FROM DAYLIGHT TO TWILIGHT
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Six hours of photo fun not enough for you? Me neither! So just stay with us and seamlessly segue into our NYC After Sundown workshop until 4:00am Sunday morning. Click on the image below to register at a significant savings!

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THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP

  • Philadelphia Washington Monument (map)
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Come join me in this great photo workshop in Philly... we'll have a photo party on the Parkway!

On this photo workshop, we’ll explore the sights and delights along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is actually a part of Philadelphia’s park system. Starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we’ll walk along the Parkway, photographing statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and a monumental fountain, the most beautiful in the city. 

And here's great news! You don't have to go to Paris for great photography this fall: the Parkway Central Library is the spittin' image of Hôtel de la Marine, which is adjacent to Place de la Concorde in Paris. And anyway, the Ben Franklin Parkway is Philly's Champs Élysées. We'll photograph the exterior of the Library and also some of its great interior views.

Speaking of great interiors, wait until you see the inside of Philadelphia's cathedral, which is also right on the Parkway. It's highly-decorated, Italian Renaissance interior design rivals anything you can photograph in Rome, Florence, or Pisa. 

Philadelphia is a city of outstanding older and new architecture, and we’ll get to photograph that too, as we circumnavigate City Hall. This 1901 structure is surrounded by other exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

I'll show you the best things to photograph, the best angles to shoot them from, and also give you a running commentary on the history and significance of what we'll be seeing and photographing. I'm limiting attendance to just 8 people, so everyone can have plenty of individual attention. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

If are new to photography or could use a refresher on topics like f-stops, depth of field, basic composition, etc, I will conduct an optional, free pre-tour session on those topics 45 minutes before we start the tour for anyone registered.

 

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