Fort Lee Historic Park/Palisades Interstate Park

with DPA Instructor Rick Gerrity


The Fort Lee Historic Park has two distinct settings for you to photograph. On the historic park's north edge is a vista that includes the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge and the Upper Manhattan Skyline. The south end of the grounds has a well-preserved compound that proved to be crucial during the Revolutionary War. Your DPA Instructor will offer you compositional techniques that will assist you in conveying the ubiquitous New York skyline, or the colonial bubble only steps away. The classic principles of composition in photography translate to all genres of subject matter.

Capture the contrast of nature and urban when you shoot the Hudson River landscape. The George Washington Bridge is an iconic modern structure that you can integrate with the organic environment that appears on either riverbank.

The historic park has several personnel who help facilitate the antebellum atmosphere by dressing and working as if they were a part of the war efforts from centuries ago. Take advantage of this stage, and create an image that predates the digital age.  

The park is sprinkled with burnished artifacts that will produce an image of antiquity or of ruggedness. Once you learn the classic principles of composition, you will understand how to highlight your subjects and control the mood your photos produce. Make sure your camera is fully charged and be prepared to be on your feet for the entire class. 


To join us on this informative and enjoyable shoot, simply contact the DPA Booking Agent toll free at 1-877-372-2231. To register online, go and click on New Jersey. From there, scroll down and the directions to enroll are clearly explained.

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