Another photo from Sunday afternoon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I adore photography that ‘breaks the rules.’ Yes, I adore blur. It was a perfect day for it! If you haven’t been to Greenpoint before it is definitely worth exploring. If you are interested in photo tour there all you need to do it request it. It isn’t possible for me to list every tour that I can offer. As well, if you are interested in exploring intentional camera movement or other photographic techniques we can do that as well. Photo tours are for New Yorkers as well. And you can be a group of up to 4 people for no additional charge. You can see some of my suggested tours on my site as well as reviews of my tours and workshops as well. Greenpoint afternoon, 22 April, 2017.
There are so many ways to shoot street photography and photography in general. And so many ways to process photos as well. The thing that really caught my eye here are the shadows and light. There’s also something about the symmetry of it all and the fire escape above. Then there are the people walking in opposite directions and no eye contact between each other. A glimpse of LES in the afternoon. 2 April 2017 on photo tour with a class from Australia.
As a licensed New York City Tour Guide, I am frequently making suggestions to tourists AND New Yorkers alike. Whether it’s neighborhoods to explore, history and culture of the neighborhoods AND places to photograph. In general, I tend to assume that people will figure out how to find the major icons of this great city all on their own. That said, I have an Iconic NYC Tour and also a Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour. They are tours that you will gain so much more from with a Tour Guide. I also specialize in photo tours that are off the beaten path. Getting into the neighborhoods where New Yorkers live. When people book tours with me I offer them free advice for their entire trip. All of my photo tours are customizable. The photo tours I have listed on my site are a few possible suggestions. I also work with you on your photography no matter what your level is. This photo was taken during a recent Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo photo tour at dusk. 15 April 2017 7:41pm. And yes, it’s a double exposure.
Every once in awhile it is still possible to get a photo in this city that doesn’t give away the year that the photo was taken. This photo could’ve been taken 30-40 years ago! When I’m out taking photos and giving photo tours I like to be aware of the timelessness that is possible to capture. It still exists! Not everything is entirely modern and new! Photo taken 24 March 2017 on photo tour.
The weather on any given day provides the color palette for a photo. If there isn’t enough color or too much color I might choose to process in b&w. There’s a certain kind of light on a rainy day that is quite nice. Photography is a process for me which always holds a bit of surprise. When I see the photos I will decide how they should be processed. I like both b&w and color though I definitely lean towards having a better appreciation for black and white photography. Regardless, rain and umbrellas are fabulous for photography. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/blog/2017/4/20/rainy-manhattan
“Great guide to the “locals” New York. Leanne was a fantastic tour guide, she catered to all of our needs and made the tour very enjoyable. We came with 16 students and only a few were actually interested in photography – however, every single student came away raving about the tour and loved the experience. Leanne met us at a convenient location and then took us to Chinatown. We explored the non-touristy parts of the location and were given great subjects and locations to shoot. Our students also had great fun acting as models and shooting on site. We will definitely do this again on our next tour to New York.” – Emma, Perth, Australia – class trip, April 2017. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2017/4/19/review-by-emma-perth-australia
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is one of the most well known buildings in the city. I have photographed it many times and I’m always looking for new ways to photograph things. To do it differently. I used to think that it was important to capture the whole building. Photography has changed for me over time and I am constantly redefining what works for me. This photo was taken 10 April 2017 during a photo tour.
The Lower East Side is still one of the coolest neighborhoods in Manhattan. If you live here or you’re in the know, it’s called L.E.S. spelled out. There are many independent businesses there and some good street art as well. I do photo tours in this neighborhood all the time. Either as an extension of the Chinatown Photo Tour or the East Village Tour. All of my tours are customized to your interests. You can see reviews on my site and also a video of me on the home page. See and photograph a real neighborhood in the city and experience the Real New York.
Another photo in my recent color street photography series. Processing is one of the many things that we talk about during workshops and photos tours. It is a process that I quite enjoy. I don’t typically spend a lot of time processing an individual photo. The biggest decision is how to process a photo. I could’ve easily processed this b&w. And perhaps someday I will. But for now I quite like it in color. Watching Chinese Television, 2 April 2017.