Central Park

With DPA Instructor Marla Mossman



In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan.  Since then, continuing through today, Central Park has an international allure that brings locals and far-away travelers to this urban center delight. In fact, there are a number of photographers who have devoted their lives to capturing the beauty, the charm, and whimsy of this destination.  Digital Photo Academy is inviting you to see for yourself.


The rendevous point will be at 79th and Central Park West, directly across the street from the entrance to the Museum of Natural History.  The first stop will be Belvedere Castle, constructed in 1869 as a watch tower over the city and still remaining in pristine condition. The castle is ideal to bone up on architectural and perspective photography and also offers panoramic views of the park from a number of look out points.
We'll also stop by Shakespeare's Garden for lessons in macro photography, aiming our lenses at a variety of colorful flora and fauna.  Additionally, you will learn the panning technique which is used to suggest fast motion, and bring out the subject from other elements in the frame.


There's a huge selection of content to draw from, including the Great Lawn, the Swedish Theater, and a myriad of portrait options.  Think of the musicians, the street performers, the dog walkers, tourists and local artists that you'll encounter.  During this 3-hour excursion, you'll see the park in a new way and make new friends who share your interest in photography.


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

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