Photographing the Chinese New Year

WorkshopPhotographing the Chinese New Year
Difficulty levelBeginners and beyond
Duration2 hours
Group size6 students max.

 The Chinese New Year celebration in New York City is an exciting, colorful event punctuated by dragons on parade, acrobats, and musicians.  But the frenzied movements of performers, the bustling crowd of spectators, and the overwhelming amount of colorful decorations can provide a number of challenges to you, the photographer.  This class is designed to help you sift through the mayhem to capture this lively event in effective, memorable photographs.

In this 2-hour workshop, we will teach you useful tips and tricks to getting better photographs at parades and festivals.  We will talk about topics like photographing costumed strangers, what equipment to use, finding the best shooting locations at the parade, and creating a series that tells the story of the day's events.  You will learn how to shoot action photos, take striking portraits, and strengthen your composition.

Photograph by: Ky Huynh