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Citifari Photo Tours

1601 3rd Ave, Suite 18D, New York City, NY 10128
262-726-1201
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Ranked #44 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Photo tours of New York City - Join citifari's professional New York City photographers for a compact and exclusive 2-1/2 hour tour. During the... more » Owner description: Photo tours of New York City - Join citifari's professional New York City photographers for a compact and exclusive 2-1/2 hour tour. During the citifari walking tour, our guides share with you privileged corners of NYC along with various, must-have, techniques so you can shoot your own stunning photographs. « less
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English first
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a gift from my hubby to inspire my own love of photography. It was a creative and fun experience as I learned even more about our beloved city and the Brooklyn borough, while shooting it. Jean was authentic in everything he shred with me, and he was genuinely present in sharing his expertise with me. I learned much... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The guide was friendly enough but I was teamed with a French speaking beginner who had no clue about photography....lots of pausing and talking in French and very little guidance. Very basic level of guidance, composition only. No discussion of aperture, speed etc. Lots of running between traffic and not much else. Perhaps useful for a very basic amateur who... More

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citifari, Owner at Citifari Photo Tours, responded to this review

Ben, thank you for your review. First i would like to apologize for you not being 5* satisfied with your tour. As you may have noticed, it does not happen very often and we have less than 1% of average reviews (3* or less). We actually have only 2 of them including yours. Jean Francois is a semi-retired pro photographer... More

Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gildo was friendly and informative. He gave us tips for group pictures with everybody's eyes open, zooming in more to capture what we want, how to use other object against building such as flag, light signal structure, and light coming through ceiling of the building. Another thing was fogging up the lens to make the picture dreamy. I did not... More

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citifari, Owner at Citifari Photo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Fuji, thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you know, apart from their actual experience, photographers do not have or need a degree to be excellent at their craft. In addition, we pay a lot of attention to selecting photographers that are: 1/ passionate about their craft 2/ can explain and communicate it simply 3/... More

Geelong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having only recently become interested in photography and purchased a DSLR I took the tour so I could get the most out of my camera in this awesome city. Jean-François was certainly very knowledgable about photography and Manhattan and really helped me to take some great shots in manual mode! Thanks so much for a great experience!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This tour was really good. The guide Gildo was knowledgable about Central Park and took us to interesting sites to photograph, and he was also an expert photographer. There were three of us on the tour, my son-in-law and another person and myself, so we all had lots of Gildo's attention. We also had a lovely day for a walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Gildo conducted an excellent tour for us. I've been a hobbyist for the last 18 months; I've attended many classes, workshops and talks and I still picked up new tips on this walking photo tour. This is the best way to find out the best spots to shoot in New York given the limited time we have to do everything... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not only did I learn a lot about NY but also learned a lot about some pretty nifty photography tips and tricks. Highly recommended. Gildo Spado is extremely knowledgeable and cares a lot about the pictures you shoot.

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Riverton, Utah
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was my first trip to Manhatten. I wanted to do somethng totally different. Citifari Tours seemed like the logical choice. We got off to a late start, but we finally got going and Jean-Francois showed us Central Park from his perspective. He was very focused, and made certain we understood our equipment, and took the the time to examine... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I always try to make a walking tour and a photo tour in every city I visit for the first time. As I've been to NY so many times before becoming a hobbyist photographer, it never occurred to me to take one of them in NY. Luckily I finally decided to give it a try, and I'm very happy to... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Citifari was a very cool experience! Our guide Jean-Francois was an expert and showed us a lot of nice spots in SoHo. Either if you are an amateur or an expert you'll enjoy your experience! A must in NYC!

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