New York Workshop April 5-7, 2019 Full Itinerary

Below is an outline of our 3-day program. Please keep in mind that

times and locations, while currently suggested, are subject to change due to

weather conditions or other circumstances.

Sunrise: 6:30 am        |        Sunset: 7:30 pm


Day 1 of the workshop will be divided between classroom sessions in the first half of the day to field shooting during the second half.  

·     Even though you will not need your computer for Day 1, you will need it for Day 2, so please bring it with you to leave in the classroom as we will be starting Day 2 from the field shooting.

·     We will be heading out to shoot on Day 1 from the classroom, please bring your shooting gear with you in the morning. 

9:00 - 10:00 – Introductions

10:00 - 11:00 - Classroom Session: ‘What is Fine Art?’

How did the concept of Art start (an historic overview), what differentiates an image as ‘Art’ as opposed to ordinary? And, how you can use these tools to create artistic photographs. 

11:00 - 12:00 - Classroom Session: Architectural Photography as Fine Art 

Exploring various forms and genres of Fine Art Architectural Photography from an array of artists.  From conventional cityscapes to edgy abstracts.12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch on your own

1:00 - 2:30 - Classroom Session: Long Exposure Photography 

The principles of Long Exposure and how it relates to Architectural Photography as Fine Art.  Post processing examples of combining multiple images to increase tonal range and content for artistic expression. (combining Long Exposure with Still Images). 

2:30 - 3:00 – Classroom Session: ‘Seeing Lines’

How to pre-visualize a scene into simple lines and shapes.  How to implement your vision with Photoshop tools through lighting and gradients.

3:00-3:30 Shooting Instructions for Day 2

3:30 - 7:30 - Group Field Photography - Skyline from New Jersey


During Day 2 of the workshop we will be learning post processing techniques. You are encouraged to bring a laptop so you can practice and implement post processing tools and skills.

6:00 - 1:00 - Sunrise Field Photography Brooklyn Bridge Park and Financial District (primarily World Trade One and Oculus)

We will spend the morning out photographing on location with ‘in-field’ guidance from Sharon.  Please note that this morning will require some walking on the Brooklyn side.

1:00 - 2:30 - Classroom Session: Post Processing: Creating Reflections

(with hands on practice)

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:30 - Classroom Session: Post Processing: Replacing Skies

(with hands on practice)


Day 3 of the workshop will be spent entirely in the classroom.  During this day, we will be continuing to learn more Photoshop techniques as well as going over student images (past portfolios or present ones taken during the workshop).

6:30 - 9:00 - Sunrise field shooting. Flatiron and Chrysler Building from Tudor City (optional participation) 

9:00 - 10:30 – Classroom Session: Post Processing: Mastering the Pen Tool

(with hands on practice)

10:30 – 5:00 – Classroom Session: Portfolio / Image Reviews

Image reviews while demonstrating post processing techniques.

5:00 – Dispersal and good-bye hugs


·     If you desire an image review on Sunday, please bring 6 (or less) digital files on a memory stick.

·     The images can be those recorded during the workshop, or you can submit completed works you would like Sharon to evaluate.

·     Both original unedited RAW files and/or processed files are welcomed.