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Low-Light Photography Studies & Shoot in Grand Central Terminal

NYC Digital Photography Workshops

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Photographer - Early Bird Ended $50.00 $3.74
Photographer Ended $65.00 $4.57

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Early-bird special of $50 will end at midnight on 4/28/13. Starting 4/29/13, the price for this Workshop will be $65.


Levels: Any


We take light for granted. Most of the time, we are shooting during the day. We tend to ignore the endless possibilities and dramatic results that can be achieved when shooting at nighttime. New York City is known as the city that never sleeps. This is when the city truly comes alive. It is in fact a much richer tapestry of light and texture that appears, and only appears, once the sun has set.


Along with these photographic opportunities however become problems. In this class we will tackle these issues head on and learn not only how to overcome them but to use them and exploit them for creative means. In the first hour, we will learn how to achieve a custom color balance and take creative control over the temperature of the light. We will manipulate shutter speeds and play with the concept of time, motion and intentional blur for dramatic results. We will address common issues that occur in low light scenarios such as camera stabilization, working with high ISO’s, noise reduction, white balance and dynamic range.


Tripod and monopods are allowed for this class only! We have arranged for exclusive photographic access to various locations inside Historical Grand Central Terminal. This is truly a unique photographic experience. In this workshop, we will explore and photograph the grandeur of this landmark and icon of New York City. This class will finish outside with the opportunity to capture the stunning exterior set against the midtown skyline (weather permitting).



You MUST know the manual settings of your camera and be familiar with ISO, aperture and shutter speed adjustments.


You must also stay within the group until Cliff has directed you to split up for photographic opportunities. You must also carry your designated permit and have it displayed on you at all times.


Optional Equipment:

External flash/speedlight



* Grand Central enforces a policy allowing for a maximum of 10 tripods at any given time so we will have a buddy system for sharing and/or taking turns using monopods/tripods.


Specific locations include:

The Main Concourse

The Clock

The non-used Ticket Window area

The Sky Ceiling

The Graybar Mural

The Dining Concourse

The Chandeliers

The Biltmore Room

The Graybar Passage

The Lexington Passage

The 42nd Street Passage

The Vanderbilt Passage

Assorted architectural elements

42nd Street Exterior Views


* Access to all locations are designated by Grand Central Terminal and are subject to change at their discretion.



About the Presenter:

Clifford Pickett is professional commercial photographer, event photographer and educator based in NYC. He first picked up a camera while spending a year traveling through Europe after having earned his MBA early. Like many travelers, that passion for seeing and experiencing the world is precisely what ignited the spark for photography. Clifford has spent all of his time since learning how to see and capture the world with the fresh eyes that traveling affords. He hasn't been shooting for 40 years, he hasn't been alive for 40 years. He hasn't been classically trained in the fine arts either. He is entirely self taught, through books, workshops, seminars, DVD's and real life, it is this that perhaps may be his greatest asset, the ability to relate to the amateur photographer. Not having been so far removed, it is this understanding that allows him to help his students see through the cloud of misinformation and confusion and marketing spins to find real answers to questions from those who share the same passion for the world, and need to capture and share it, that he does. Leveraging both the business and photographic skills he has developed while managing a private testing laboratory, he recently is the owner of a photography company specializing in the construction industry and a commercial video production company. His corporate clients include Estée Lauder, Sephora and Clinique.

Have questions about Low-Light Photography Studies & Shoot in Grand Central Terminal? Contact NYC Digital Photography Workshops

When & Where

Grand Central Terminal
(Inside Station Master's Office)
87 East 42nd Street
New York, NY

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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