Photography Composition Workshop

Learn the art of photo composition in this New York City photography class.

The Photo Academy

The Photo Academy


3.5 hours Class size 1 to 7     label $120

If you've been looking for ways to level up your photography skills and get creative outdoors, this NYC photography class will tick all of your boxes.

Learning to compose your photos is paramount to getting those gallery-worthy shots — even if the subject and lighting are good, finding the right angle can really elevate your images. At this three-and-a-half-hour class, you'll be guided by a professional photographer through some of New York's most photogenic spots, learning some of the key skills and techniques of photo composition along the way.

Through their expert guidance, you'll learn how to play with the layout, volumes, and dynamics of your photographs, letting you express your unique view of the world through the art of photography. By experimenting with different lighting conditions, subjects, and compositional angles, you'll gain a deeper understanding of photography that you can use in your future projects, helping to really bring your shots to life.

Whether you're aspiring to be a professional photographer or enjoy it as a hobby, this workshop is one of the best things to do in New York City. Explore new techniques and get the most out of your images.

Please note: A meet-up form will be sent to participants a few days before the date of each workshop, with the exact location of the meeting and the teacher's contact details.

Knowledge required
This is an intermediate class; ideally, you will have followed our beginner workshops or have been introduced to the photographic technique by another means.
What you'll get
  • Professional tuition on composing photographs.
What to bring
  • Bring along your digital camera. Accepted formats include DSLR, bridge or hybrid, digital medium format. You can also use a film camera if you wish; however, your tutor won't be able to review your images if so.
  • Please also ensure the camera's battery is fully charged.

Manhattan, NY

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
The Photo Academy
The Photo Academy


The adventure began back in 2008. Two photography enthusiasts met on a forum and wanted to share this awesome creative practice, so they decided to promote photography classes. The project turned into two websites, a magazine with advice and classes with respected and committed photography teachers.

One of the websites grew and became THE PHOTO ACADEMY, with a team of more than 300 teaching photographers, a presence in 60 cities and 20 countries. Today, based out of Paris and Brussels, the two founders – Raphaël and Maxime­ continue to promote photography and develop THE PHOTO ACADEMY.

Our teaching approach:

Thanks to an array of practical and technical classes, we hope to pass along essential know-how so you can enjoy learning more about digital or film photography. We also offer a range of thematic courses (in the form of classes or workshops) involving some of the oldest types of photography, including historical and alternative techniques.

In our era of image-based communications and with the multifaceted world of photography constantly evolving, we try to represent as many of the trends as possible and want our photographers to reflect that richness and diversity. That's why our team is composed of women and men with different expertise and approaches that reflect the world of photography today.

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