Photography Classes

Experiment with light, composition, and motion or familiarize yourself with new technology to up your photography game.


May

Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
204GWP151A 05/14 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG

June

Make artistic images with your iPhone, the world's most-used camera! Learn to "see as a professional" and make proper use of your focus, flash, self-timer and zoom capabilities. See how preparation, lighting, and environmental conditions can help create unique images. more...
204GWP161 06/04 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Gambino
NYBG

Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
204GWP928 06/06 Sa 9:00am-3:00pm Falk
NYBG

Spectacularly beautiful and incredibly diverse, birds and insects present unique opportunities and challenges for the photographer. Discover tips and tricks for finding and capturing pollinators in action, as well as the best ways to approach subjects in the field. Practice more...
204GWP254 06/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Chaya
NYBG

Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
204CRF128A 06/27 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Waitzman
NYBG

July

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of the artwork of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature that is displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time more...
211GWP241A 07/17 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
211GWP238 07/25 Sa 4:30pm-7:30pm Stern
NYBG

August

Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects, taking inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe. An expert at honing in on beautiful details from years working in high-end fashion, Douglas Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, more...
211GWP211B 08/09 Su 2:00pm-5:00pm Dubler
NYBG

Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
211CRF128B 08/29 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Waitzman
NYBG