Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Aug
19
4:15pm 4:15pm

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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In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel

Book Now To Get This Special Early Bird Price!

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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, amost 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. 

Only 4 Spaces At This Special Price! Book Now!

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

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
Sep
7
10:30am10:30am

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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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Sep
8
10:30am10:30am

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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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Sep
9
3:45pm 3:45pm

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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NEW! Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Mall in Washington, DC
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

NEW! Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Mall in Washington, DC

Here is a creative NEW safari offered by Steve Rosenbach, the popular instructor who teaches you how to use your digital camera and helps you “see” in a new way! It’s a photo scavenger hunt on the Mall in Washington DC where you achieve specific photo goals assigned by Steve. 

Sounds like Washington Photo Safari's version of the TV show "The Amazing Race", right? Well, we decided to help you get AWAY from the TV set, OUT of the house to make your OWN fun, with your camera!

For more information and to register, click here. 

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Five Minutes at F/8: A Long-Exposure Workshop
Sep
17
1:30pm 1:30pm

Five Minutes at F/8: A Long-Exposure Workshop

  • Governors Island National Monument (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS!... 
PRICE: $99/person

Click here to register and pay 

Here's an amazing opportunity to learn how to do long exposures under any conditions using neutral-density filter... and learn from THE expert - our own Sheldon Katz

Sheldon gets unbelievable effects by using neutral-density filters to afford long exposure times, often as much as 5 minutes or more. Clouds streak across the frame, still water turns to cotton candy, and fireworks explosions look like exotic flowers.  

We'll be photographing at Governors Island, with fantastic views of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Statue of Liberty. Coming to our free Governors Island Photo Walk that day? Then afterwards, have some lunch from one of the many food vendors, and join us for this incredible photo workshop!

Sheldon will provide the neutral-density filters and adapters to fit your lens, and you will need to bring the following:

• A camera with a lens that has a filter diameter of 77mm or smaller.

• A tripod

• A remote shutter release.

But don't delay, this workshop is limited to only 6 participants, so RSVP and register right now!

click here for schedule information for the Governors Island Ferry

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Aug
18
10:30am10:30am

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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NEW! Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Mall in Washington, DC
Aug
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

NEW! Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Mall in Washington, DC

Here is a creative NEW safari offered by Steve Rosenbach, the popular instructor who teaches you how to use your digital camera and helps you “see” in a new way! It’s a photo scavenger hunt on the Mall in Washington DC where you achieve specific photo goals assigned by Steve. 

Sounds like Washington Photo Safari's version of the TV show "The Amazing Race", right? Well, we decided to help you get AWAY from the TV set, OUT of the house to make your OWN fun, with your camera!

For more information and to register, click here. 

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Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday (Baltimore)
Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday (Baltimore)

"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.

On this unique photo workshop, I'll help you to slow down and really see in order to unlock your ability to photographically elevate the mundane to the magnificent. Everyday items and familiar places can offer powerful images in exchange for a little work, imagination, and practice.

A section of a docked boat. A reflection in the harbor. A shadow cast at just the right angle across a row of classical columns. 

For this kind of photography, the brand of camera isn't important. Point-and-shoot versus DSLR versus mirrorless isn't important. How much you spent on your equipment isn't important.  Just look... see... isolate.

Great photos are everywhere, but most people pass them by every day, unnoticed. This safari will help you see those missed images and start you on your way to a new realm of photography.

Your leader for this photo workshop will be Steve Rosenbach, an award-winning photographer and popular photo tour guide and instructor. Steve has been photographing in Baltimore for over twelve years - he knows where the best photos are and will show you how to make compelling images you might otherwise pass right by. 

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FATHER'S DAY IN PHILLY! THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
Jun
18
10:30am10:30am

FATHER'S DAY IN PHILLY! THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP

Come join me in this great photo workshop in Philly, just a easy drive from the Baltimore area!

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 summer: 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 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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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jun
3
4:45pm 4:45pm

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
2
10:30am10:30am

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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Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday (Baltimore)
May
27
10:30am10:30am

Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday (Baltimore)

"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.

On this unique Safari, we'll help you to slow down and really see in order to unlock your ability to photographically elevate the mundane to the magnificent. Everyday items and familiar places can offer powerful images in exchange for a little work, imagination, and practice.

A section of a docked boat. A reflection in the harbor. A shadow cast at just the right angle across a row of classical columns. 

For this kind of photography, the brand of camera isn't important. Point-and-shoot versus DSLR versus mirrorless isn't important. How much you spent on your equipment isn't important.   Just look... see... isolate.

Great photos are everywhere, but most people pass them by every day, unnoticed. This safari will help you see those missed images and start you on your way to a new realm of photography.

Your leader for this Safari will be Steve Rosenbach, an award-winning photographer and popular photo tour guide and instructor. Steve has been photographing in Baltimore for over twelve years - he knows where the best photos are and will show you how to make compelling images you might otherwise pass right by. 

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
May
18
10:30am10:30am

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
May
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

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
May
12
10:30am10:30am

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

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)
Apr
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

Sunday 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.

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NYC: The Spring New York City Phantasmagoric Photography Experience
Apr
22
to Apr 23

NYC: The Spring New York City Phantasmagoric Photography Experience

This will be a fantastic weekend workshop that can also be booked as a One-Day Saturday or Sunday Only Workshop. Keep reading the details below, and join Dave Blecman and Steve Rosenbach in New York City this April!

You Will Learn:
*The Proper Settings for Our Weekend of Photography
*How to Meter for Various Situations
*How To Dynamically Photograph Exterior Architecture*How to Photograph NYC Street Life and Culture
*How To Shoot Around the Crowds and Traffic
*How to Capture Stunning Bridge and Skyline Twilight and Night Scenes
*How to Shoot Using the HDR Technique
*How to Approach People for Street Portraiture
*And a Hell of a Lot More

Locations will range from Times Square to high above the East River on Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island... and much more. 

One day, either Saturday or Sunday: $279
Full workshop (both days): $429

Way, way more information and registration here!

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Philly Historic District Photo Workshop
Apr
21
10:00am10:00am

Philly Historic District Photo Workshop

Join me and develop your design eye on an architectural photography workshop of Philadelphia’s historic district for only $65, a 12% discount in celebration of Architecture Students Week!

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.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
Apr
1
10:00am10:00am

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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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Mar
26
10:30am10:30am

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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