Architecture Photography Unfolded: New York City 2018

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Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street

63 West 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

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Spend four days photographing one of the world’s most iconic cities: New York City! You’ll get hands-on instruction shooting some of the best architecture in the world, learning how to capture stunning architectural abstracts and cityscapes. We take care of all the details for you: well-thought-out locations, transportation, private tours and meal locations.

Included is a pre-workshop online presentation, which allows for more time shooting once in NYC and prepares you to create compelling images while on location. We’ll also share post-processing tips and techniques for both architecture and cityscapes in an online presentation after the workshop. Plus, you’ll receive feedback on your images throughout the workshop, both in the field and after the workshop.

Join us, Angie McMonigal and Michael Muraz, for an architecture photography workshop on May 17-20, 2018.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants and the pricing is in USD. Organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop until January 30 (see terms at the bottom).

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center


We’ll first meet online (May 14 - 9pm EST) for a presentation highlighting our vision for architecture photography so you can begin to see your subjects in a new way. We’ll share our process - from our approach once on location to how to best utilize compositional tools for architectural subjects.

This workshop is intended to focus on the creative aspects of architectural photography. While we’re there to guide you regarding gear and camera settings on location, the emphasis is on developing your unique creative vision and seeing your subjects in a new way.


The daytime locations will focus on architectural abstracts, while sunrise and sunset locations will focus on cityscapes. A more detailed itinerary will be sent out to attendees closer to the workshop but here are some highlights.

Central Park South (Thursday, noon-8pm)

We’ll spend the afternoon photographing the architecture west and south of Central Park. After an early dinner, we’ll head over to Central Park for an evening walk exploring the park, its architectural highlights and cityscape views until sunset. Highlights include:

  • Lincoln Center
  • VIA 57 (BIG)
  • Hearst Tower (Foster + Partners)
  • Central Park
  • Bow Bridge

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower (Foster + Partners)

NYC Icons (Friday, 4:30 am-1:00pm)

We’ll begin in Queens with a sunrise shoot of the NYC skyline; followed by a ferry ride back to Midtown. After a stop for breakfast, we’ll spend the rest of the morning photographing the iconic architecture of NYC. Highlights include:

  • Sunrise at Hunter’s Point
  • Chrysler Building
  • Grand Central
  • New York Public Library
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Empire State Building

Critique: After an afternoon break and time for you to select a few favorite images we’ll meet at the hotel for a critique of your images and dinner.

Hunters's Point Hunter's Point

The Highline & more! (Saturday, noon-9pm)

We’ll spend most of the afternoon walking and photographing along one of the nicest locations in NYC, the Highline. We’ll then make our way downtown, stopping by a few architectural gems before heading to Jersey City for sunset. Highlights include:

  • 520 W 28th St (Zaha Hadid)
  • IAC building (Frank Gehry)
  • Flatiron Building
  • 41 Cooper Square (Morphosis)
  • Sunset/blue hour at J Owen Grundy Park

IAC Building

IAC Building (Franck Gehry) and 100 11th Ave (Jean Nouvel)

Financial District (Sunday, 4am-1pm)

After an early start photographing the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, we’ll walk to the Financial District via the Brooklyn Bridge, capturing the bridge and the city in the morning light. After breakfast, we’ll stop by the Woolworth building for a private tour of this classic NYC building. We’ll finish the day exploring the World Trade Center and its many interesting buildings. Highlights include:

  • Sunrise at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • New York by Gehry
  • Private tour of the Woolworth Building
  • Fulton Center
  • Worth Trade Center
  • Oculus (Santiago Calatrava)

The Oculus

The Oculus (Santiago Calatrava)


On May 24, 9pm EST, we’ll meet up online for a video call where Angie & Michael will share an overview of their post-processing techniques related to architecture and cityscape photography.


On May 31, 9pm EST, we’ll meet up online for a video call so you can each share some of your favorite images created during our time together. We’ll take that opportunity to give some feedback on your images and offer post-processing tips.

J Owen Grundy Park

J. Owen Grundy Park


Our meeting point every day will be the Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street, 63 West 35th Street, New York, 10001. If you're coming from out of town, it has good pricing for the dates of the workshop. Feel free to book your accommodations elsewhere and meet us at the Hilton Garden Inn each morning.


We will be using the subway, ferry, bus and uber between some of the locations. All transit costs from the hotel to shoot locations and back are included in the cost of the workshop.

New York by Gehry

New York by Gehry


Here's what some attendees of our past workshops have to say:

“Angie and Michael lead the most value-added workshops that I have ever attended. Not only do they provide pre and post review sessions, with a separate critique of participants’ work after the workshop, but their workshops are very well planned, providing a diverse and interesting selection of architecture and cityscapes; something for everybody! Both are very generous sharing their knowledge and helping each participant when needed, which is why I am really looking forward to attending my 4th workshop with them.” - Marie K.

As I look at my photographic work over the last year, I recognize that some of my best shots have come from the days I have spent with Michael and Angie. I’ve been with them in three different cities, and each time my work has taken significant strides forward. I won’t hesitate at all to sign up for future workshops because there is one thing I’ve learned from the photographic journey is that we learn best by being around the best and Angie and Michael fit that description.” – Tim S.


Here are some images of the places that you’ll be shooting during the workshop:

Grand CentralGrand Central

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Cooper Square

41 Cooper Square (Morphosis)

tudor city place

Tudor City Place

fulton center

The Fulton Center (Grimshaw Architects)


LVMH Tower (Christian de Portzamparc)


Flatiron Building

brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn Bridge


World Trade Center

high line

High Line 23

4 wtc

4WTC (Maki and Associates)


Workshop registrations can be canceled by attendees for a full refund up to 60 days prior to the workshop (until March 17, 2018). No refunds will be made after March 17, unless you can provide a replacement.

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop until January 30. In case of a cancellation by the organizers, attendees will be fully refunded. Attendees will receive a confirmation email on January 30 to let them know if the workshop is happening.

Travel to and from New York City, accommodations, and meals are not included in the workshop fee. Transportation costs from the hotel, between shooting locations, and back to the hotel, are included.

The itinerary above is provided as an indication and is subject to change due to factors out of our control, or as discussed with students on location.

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