“Bushwick Street Art Tour – The Bushwick Street Art photo tour was wonderful! This is my second tour with Leanne and she is very knowledgeable about photography and the neighborhoods where she tours. She shows you different photo techniques and is able to explain the neighborhood environments. The tour is a worth while experience!” – Fred, Albany, New York. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2017/5/19/review-by-fred-albany-new-york
“Bushwick Street Art Tour. Loved my experience with Leanne! It was an awesome tour and I got to meet Fred, who was the most wonderful man. We took a tour around Bushwick, got some great shots, stopped for coffee! This is a must, if you’re in New York and want to see a different side of the city!” – Muna, San Antonio, Texas. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2017/5/17/review-by-muna-san-antonio-texas
So I’m an extrovert! I like talking to people on the street! And it’s typical of me to start up a conversation with someone on the street during a workshop. I ask them if we can take their photo. For the most part when we’re doing street photography it’s not with permission and perhaps not even with their knowledge. But it’s also fun to meet the people as well. I’m not only a photographer. I am also a licensed New York City Tour Guide. You can say that my knowledge and experience in the neighborhoods lends to my enthusiasm about them. I love this city and photography! So when you take a workshop you get both! – Brooklyn Style, 14 May 2017 at the Bushwick Street Art Workshop.
Oh Bushwick! Such a very cool neighborhood! We’ll see how long that lasts. Gentrification has a way of following cool neighborhoods. We had a great time for the Bushwick Workshop! Never a dull moment! And we have great photos to show for it. What a day! – hip hop style in Brooklyn 14 May 2017.
Today we had a great time for the Coney Island Workshop! Next Sunday 14 May is the Bushwick Street Art & Creative Photography Workshop. We spend time exploring the neighborhood and the incredible street art from street artists around the world. We also work on photographic techniques including creative techniques. And we do have some opportunities to capture street photography though this is not the may emphasis for this workshop. I work with each person individually and as a group so that everyone has an experience that matches their photographic needs and interests. Whether you are beginner or advanced their is something in it for both. If street photography is your main interest, I have a Street Photography Workshop in El Barrio on 21 May. This photo taken at the Bushwick Workshop 26 March 2017.
Here’s another photo from my series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and an example of intentional camera movement. Intentional camera movement or motion blur is one of the creative photography techniques in the Bushwick Street Art & Creative Photography Workshop which will be held on 14 May 2017. We explore the incredible street art and typically are able to get some street photography as well as abstract photography. There are still a few places available and you can register here.
“NYC Street Art Learning Motion Photography with Leanne. I’m a big fan – of both photographing street art and of Leanne. I have seen Street art around the world, from London to Brazil and around the US. Leanne showed spotted new murals I’d missed before and taught me some cool new approaches – especially around capturing motion in photographs. I had fun and look forward to my next tour with her.” – Sherief, New York City. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2017/5/4/review-by-sherief-new-york-city
Bushwick is one of a few very hip neighborhoods in New York City! It is a combination of residential and warehouses. Not that many years ago it was a neighborhood that most New Yorkers would not go to. I have a Bushwick Street Art & Creative Photography Workshop on Sunday 14 May. We discover the amazing street art there. Many of the walls are curated just like museums and the street art is made by street artists from around the world. We experiment with some creative photography techniques and we are able to get some street photography as well. There are only a few spaces for this workshop so don’t wait to register! This photo was taken 26 March 2017 during a workshop. There’s always new street art there and we always have fun!
If you are interested in shooting street photography in New York City, I have a number of workshops. Whether you are experienced in street photography and want to explore neighborhoods and look at different possible styles of street photography. Or you have an interest in it with little or no experience in street photography, no problem. My workshops run the gamut and are addressed to the group in general as well as working individually as well. My next workshop will be in East Harlem on 23 April and there are still a few spaces. You can register online and the weather has been looking really good lately. You can read reviews on the site as well. I also have a workshop in Bushwick on Sunday 30 April which is more about street art and creative photography. But we are able to get some street photography like the photo shown here from the workshop on 26 March 2017.
When it comes to street photography and photography in general, I tend to have a preference to process in black and white. This photo was taken in Bushwick and the street art is in wild and hot colors. There are many occasions when I find color more of a distraction then something that supports the composition of the photo. As soon as I viewed the photo without color it jumped out for me. I imagine that for many people the idea of taking photos of street art automatically assumes that you’ll use color. It was that way for a very long time for me. I like to challenge my notions about how things should be done on a regular basis. To experiment with the different ways that I take photos and process them. If you’re interested in going to Bushwick and photographing street art as well as exploring different creative methods in photography, my next workshop there is on Sunday 30 April.