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New York City Photo Safari

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Address: New York City, NY 10023
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Join NYC Photo Safari for a unique photographic experience to sharpen your...

Join NYC Photo Safari for a unique photographic experience to sharpen your photography skills. Led by published industry professionals, our photo walking tours of New York are for small groups & individual photographers; from beginner to advanced amateur skill levels.

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Fantastic—highly recommended.

I participated in 2 photo safaris—UPShot and Central Park—both instructed by Zim. These tours have been a highlight of my holiday to NYC so far. Zim is extremely knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2013
Hilton L
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

I participated in 2 photo safaris—UPShot and Central Park—both instructed by Zim. These tours have been a highlight of my holiday to NYC so far. Zim is extremely knowledgable with both the technical and creative side to photography and helped me enhance my creative side by thinking more about the fundamentals of composition, not about the gear I am using.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Had a wonderful experience with the pro photographer Zim. She was very patient with our entire group. Showed amazing ways to take awesome pictures and the tricks to do it in the future. Great fun and met nice people from different parts of the world. Would do this again in another city. I would highly recommend to anyone!!! The price... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This safari was a highlight of my trip to New York City. It delivered on what it promised and more. We were shown great vantage points to shoot iconic buildings and spots in New York as well as given highly useful tips and reminders on exposure and composition. Zim was wonderful. She managed to make the safari useful and fun... More 

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at the beach, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

I received this safari adventure as a gift and couldn't be happier with the experience. With Zim at the helm, my two Australian classmates and I were treated to an informative and fun session that left me rethinking how I take photographs. Zim was knowledgable and encouraging and helped me to see how perspective, height, angle, and lighting can really... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Signed up to do a night photo safari and a morning photo safari and was not disappointed. Zim, the guide is full of energy and zest, has bags of passion for photography and is willing to share here more than 20+ years as a photographer. Learned a lot of new techniques for this new area of photography for me. Highlight... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in this exciting city. Learning to see the sights through the photographer's lens was a super experience. Our photographer/guide Zim was so enthusiastic and encouraging it was impossible not to have fun whilst learning lots. (She even gave me and my friend a lesson on how to use the subway safely after... More 

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Humacao P.R.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Like time square area beautiful I and my brothers enjoy the trip it was pleasantly good I will come back next year march 2014 see yaa!!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I took two photo safaris in two days with Zim as the instructor. One was at the Met and the other was in Times Square at night. Both classes were extremely educational from a photographic standpoint. At the same time, I had a lot of fun! Zim is extremely knowledgeable and professional and an excellent instructor. I highly recommend New... More 

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NYCPhotoSafari, Guest Relations Manager at New York City Photo Safari, responded to this review

Dear debzcpa, Thanks for taking the time to write a positive review. We are thrilled that you had such a great time in the spring with Frank that you decided to come back for two more last week with Zim. It's a great vote of confidence. They are both great photographers and very knowledgeable about both the technical and artistic... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

I took the Iconic New York Photo safari and liked it so much that I took a second safari - the Metropolitan Museum Inside and Out. I found Zim to be a fabulous instructor. She easily handled the group having a wide variety of photography experience and addressed all concerns. She helped with composition and how to get that terrific... More 

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NYCPhotoSafari, Guest Relations Manager at New York City Photo Safari, responded to this review

Dear sarah h, Thanks for taking the time to write a positive review. We're glad that you were able to fit in a second safari. We're even more delighted that you learned a lot and got some great images. One of our mottos is "skills that last a lifetime". We hope you'll be able to keep enjoying your photography and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I really enjoyed Zim's tour and spending a couple of hours wandering the streets with her guidance around composition and settings. I'm a novice and really appreciated the way Zim made everyone feel comfortable, and provided advice. And she made you feel ok for using auto settings (with some tweaking!). Definitely recommend New York City Photo Safari - will do... More 

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