Sunday, January 19, 2020

Workshops & Seminars

Sundays 10am-12:30pm, September 16th, 23rd & 30th 

Designed for the English-learner, but open to all photography enthusiasts, each workshop in this 3-part series will include an outdoor photo shoot in Manhattan, as well as Photoshop & Instagram tutorials. Expert instruction led by Melody Reed, a professional photographer and university professor of photography and computer graphics.

Enrollment is limited. These are small-group workshops!

Choose one or more workshops or sign up for the complete series:

Each workshop is $75 (scroll down to see workshop descriptions)

Register online or at our main building located at 422 West 57th Street, New York NY 10019

This 3-part “Learn English Through Photography” workshop series will offer photography enthusiasts a hands-on, immersive experience that combines language learning with instruction in the art of photography. Students will participate in live photo shoots, engage in photography-themed discussions with fellow students, and be mentored by an experienced professor of photography.

Each interactive workshop will include a review of vocabulary words related to photography, conversation exercises focused on the art form, expressing opinions and critiques of photographs, activities designed to improve observational skills, tutorials on how to take better photos, editing/retouching photos in Photoshop, and creating an on-line portfolio (in Instagram). And, of course, an outdoor photo shoot!

Read below for more information about each workshop in the series.

Sunday, September 16th, 10am-12:30pm

The photo shoot location:

The Hudson River Walkway at Riverside Park

This workshop begins at 10am with a classroom session.

The topics covered include:

1. Why gear doesn't matter

2. Jay Maisel- Light, color & gesture

3. Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.


Sunday, September 23rd, 10am-12:30pm

The photo shoot location:

The Duck Pond and Victorian Gardens in Central Park

This workshop begins at 10am with a classroom session.

The topics covered include:

1. Composition

2. Rules of thirds and more

3. Guiding the viewer's eye

Sunday, September 30th, 10am-12:30pm

The photo shoot location:

Columbus Circle & Surrrounding Neighborhood

This workshop begins at 10am with a classroom session.

The topics covered include:

1. Street photography

2. Photographing people- "It's not just photographing what's there, but your reaction to, and opinion of, what you see.

3. Cartier Bresson "The decisive moment" - setting up a location and waiting for the right moment/person to arrive.

With more than 20 years experience as a professional photographer, Melody's work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New York City. She is a past recipient of the Award for Outstanding Photography & Graphics Instructor of the Year from the Association of Graphic Communicators.

Melody Reed is a university professor of photography & computer graphics,  as well as an advanced english conversation instructor at Together One New York. A native New Yorker, she is passionate about helping others capture the essence of city life in photos.

All of the photos featured on this page were shot by Melody. See more of her work here:



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