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New York City Photo Safari

935 reviews
New York City, NY, USA
About New York City Photo Safari
Want to take home great photos of your NYC visit? Join NYC Photo Safari for a unique photographic experience to sharpen your photography skills. Led by published industry professionals, our photo walking tours of New York are for small groups & individual photographers; from beginner to advanced amateur levels. You'll take home skills and memories for a lifetime.
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62 reviews
Capture some of the Big Apple's most iconic destinations and locations on this fast-paced 2.5-hour photography tour lead by a professional photographer. You'll learn how to take the best shots, frame images with your lens, and more as you make your way through city streets, parks, and landmarks. Stop at the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and other top attractions.
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$100.00 per adult
9 reviews
Experience the beauty and the life of New York City after dark on this incredible photography tour that takes place mostly in Times Square. Learn expert techniques from your professional photographer guide and master various lighting and conditions during this 2.5-hour interactive tour experience.
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$120.00 per adult
30 reviews
Spend two and a half hours strolling through the scenic walkways of Central Park on this photography tour that's perfect for all skill levels. Learn the art of scouting for the perfect image from your professional photographer guide. You'll see famous sites, destinations that inspired movies and music, and learn about the history and architecture as you snap photos of this iconic New York City destination.
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$100.00 per adult
12 reviews
Follow a professional photographer across the Brooklyn Bridge, and learn how seasoned photos capture the striking landmark, on a 1.5-hour photo tour. Get pointers on angles, lighting, composition, and other keys to to snapping the perfect image while you learn about the bridge's history and its impact on the city. Perfect for both visitors and locals, this tour will examine the bridge and Manhattan skyline through a different lens before ending at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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$85.00 per adult
Central Park Night Time Photo Tour
5 reviews
Discover one of New York’s most iconic landmarks after dark—and brush up on your photography skills, too—during this evening tour. With just a guide and a small group for company, you’ll set off to explore Central Park. Come ready to see the sights, and bring along a digital camera with manual overrides and a tripod; your professional photographer guide will share all the tips you need to become a skilled nighttime snapper.
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$100.00 per adult
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Zim was a great teacher and took the time to get to know what I was interested in learning and seeing. She has a great attitude and an immense amount of knowledge that she was willing to share. I learned a lot about my camera,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 417michellen
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We had a terrific photo tour with the amazing Zim!!! She taught us so much in such a short time!!! Even though I only had an iPhone camera, I learned a lot about taking good photos and some tips and tricks. We would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed June 2, 2019

I took a Photo Boot Camp with NYC Photo Safari. It was the best photo experience I have ever had. Zim and her staff were exceptional. I learned to USE my camera. The instructions were so helpful. We photographed all over NYC during the day...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 502dixie
Reviewed May 31, 2019

We packed so much into three very long days and I learned many useful shooting techniques including how to use my own camera much better. My highlights were the three night shoots we did and the time we spent walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lpkagan
Reviewed May 31, 2019

This tour was terrific! Zim has shown us how to look at things with a very different "eye". We were able to take some great and beautiful pictures. It is very worthwhile to take this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ZamboniQueen5
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Had family in town for the holiday weekend and my nieces wanted to do a photo safari, so we did the one in Central Park. They loved it! I thought 2.5 hours might be a bit long for them, but the instructor, Rob, did a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Flat_Planet
Reviewed May 30, 2019

I've been to so many photo schools and teachers in NY over the last 3 years but I always feel the most prepared and confident after coming out of a lesson with Zim. She's approachable, has a very fun, hands-on style and doesn't mince words....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Meredith K
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I had the pleasure of  taking Zim's tour of the Brooklyn  Bridge.  Zim started by getting to know us a bit and casually assessed our photography experience.  As we walked towards the bridge, she gave us a few pointers, about exposure and focusing. I'm...More

Thank Dorian L
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Zim was amazing! She taught us so much and helped edit photos and look for the perfect angle. We had a great time, saw beautiful places, and got great shots!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank seniortriptravelers
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Since I started to take classes/workshops with instructor, Zim, my photography has gotten so much more creative and has led me to a better technical background than I’ve ever had. We met Zim in 2013 and have taken just about all of the Photo Safari’s...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 11, 2018|
Response from NYCPhotoSafari | Property representative |
Yes, we do. During the registration process on our website there is an option to rent a camera. Let us know if you have any further questions. You can contact us directly at info@newyorkcityphotosafari