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New York City Photo Safari

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Address: New York City, NY 10023
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+1 718-268-9634
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Join NYC Photo Safari for a unique photographic experience to sharpen your...

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 skill levels.

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Photo Safari at Metropolitan Museum

The Photo Safari was educational and fun Learned a lot about composition and lighting. Took a lot of pictures and Zim was great giving analysis and pointers on each. It was all... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2013
United States
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The Photo Safari was educational and fun Learned a lot about composition and lighting. Took a lot of pictures and Zim was great giving analysis and pointers on each. It was all about taking great shots and I certainly improved with her help. Thanks Zim!!!

Thank mommyjnumber1
Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I did the Iconic New York Photo Tour and learned so much on the tour. I would 100% recommend this photo tour and will be doing another one when I return to NY in the near future!

Thank Holly W
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

The NYC After Dark Safari was my second tour with New York City Photo Safaris. I'm an ambitious amateur photographer and my goal was to get a better understanding of flash photography. Zim, my instructor, explained all the settings and effects in an easy to understand way; every new setting was practiced with different exercises straight away. Results were reviewed... More 

Thank Muehlenbungert
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Really brilliant course. Great fun to be shown some views I wouldn't have otherwise seen and picked up some great hints about creative photography! Zim is a very passionate photographer and great tutor - really knowledgeable and patient with everybody and ensures that no-one is left confused. Fantastic! Not only was the course great, but Zim's enthusiasm is so infectious... More 

Thank Melanie D
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I did the Upshot Safari in October. Zim was passionate at showing us a different angle on photo's of iconic buildings. She spread herself around making sure we all understood the instructions she was giving us so as to get some great photo's. Loved it!

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NYCPhotoSafari, Guest Relations Manager at New York City Photo Safari, responded to this review

Dear Fletchphil, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're glad to hear that you and everyone on your Photo Safari received personal attention. This is why we keep our groups small. We're also happy to hear that you got some great photos as well. We would love it if you would share some of your images with us via email... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

I participated in 2 photo safaris—UPShot and Central Park—both instructed by Zim. These tours have been a highlight of my holiday to NYC so far. Zim is extremely knowledgable with both the technical and creative side to photography and helped me enhance my creative side by thinking more about the fundamentals of composition, not about the gear I am using.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Had a wonderful experience with the pro photographer Zim. She was very patient with our entire group. Showed amazing ways to take awesome pictures and the tricks to do it in the future. Great fun and met nice people from different parts of the world. Would do this again in another city. I would highly recommend to anyone!!! The price... More 

Thank Debbie L
Almonte, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This safari was a highlight of my trip to New York City. It delivered on what it promised and more. We were shown great vantage points to shoot iconic buildings and spots in New York as well as given highly useful tips and reminders on exposure and composition. Zim was wonderful. She managed to make the safari useful and fun... More 

Thank SherraleeG
at the beach, nj
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

I received this safari adventure as a gift and couldn't be happier with the experience. With Zim at the helm, my two Australian classmates and I were treated to an informative and fun session that left me rethinking how I take photographs. Zim was knowledgable and encouraging and helped me to see how perspective, height, angle, and lighting can really... More 

Thank nat-n-ant
Copenhagen, Denmark
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Signed up to do a night photo safari and a morning photo safari and was not disappointed. Zim, the guide is full of energy and zest, has bags of passion for photography and is willing to share here more than 20+ years as a photographer. Learned a lot of new techniques for this new area of photography for me. Highlight... More 

Thank Mark W

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