We're going to explore and photograph New York City together. Along the way. I'll share photography instruction and take you to some of my favorite spots for getting amazing images. We'll also cover the basics of Instagram, and how to take and edit images on your phone. I'll also provide a portrait of you - taken by me - as a special gift (optional).
I'm a New York-based commercial, travel and lifestyle photograph with a decade of experience working in social media and journalism. I spent 11 years at CNN, where I helped launched CNN iReport, CNN's participatory journalism project. I also led CNN.com's Asia/Pacific team based in Hong Kong. After CNN, I spent a year working as Communications Manager at Instagram, based in San Francisco. I have more than 600K followers on Instagram. My photography work includes projects for Canon, General Electric, Ray Ban, TAG Heuer, Tiny Atlas Quarterly, Ford Motor Co, Cathay Pacific, Bloomingdales, Master & Dynamic, Travel Alberta, The Canadian Tourism Commission, and Hong Kong Tourism Board. I've organized more than 20 photowalks around the world and my introductory photography classes on Skillshare have more than 12K students.
The experience will run three to four hours and take place in Manhattan. Will explore the the Financial District and Central Park.
Bring your favorite camera. Smart phones are cameras too!
All levels of photography welcome. All cameras welcome. We'll be doing some walking, so bring comfortable shoes. We'll be riding the subway so bring a metro card.