5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel, NYC
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Street Photography – 5 week class

About the course

Street photography - 5 week class with Markus Hartel

5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

For those who have the stones to put a camera in a strangers face and “click,” we salute you! And for those who have only shot from afar, we encourage you to put down that telephoto lens and become a part of the scenery. In this 5-week Street Photography course you will be challenged to inch in even closer and find a clearer voice to share your artistic vision. Each week, Markus will help you to push past your and your camera’s limitations to capture life as it’s unfolding; teaching you how to adapt physically, technically and artistically to the ever shifting scenes on the streets of Manhattan.

The class meets at a different location every week to inspire your vision and you’ll go home with valuable tips and tricks depending on the locale. optional submission to a flickr group for review and critique is available.

Topics Covered in this workshop:

  • Learning to make the most of your camera and it’s advanced “modes”
  • Getting closer to strangers than you ever dared
  • Developing your own street-style (integrate/involve movement, drastic contrast/light cuts)
  • How to time your shots perfectly on the go
  • Understanding how to find the light / identify interesting lighting
  • Learning to outsmart your camera’s light meter
  • How to use a hotshoe flash for that extra kick

The Basics

5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

Dates: every Thursday 6:00 – 8:00PM
Participants: 4 (minimum) – 6 (maximum)
Location: Each week, you will be shooting in a new location in Manhattan, location tbd the week before

You will receive the itinerary in your Registration packet, via email.
Cost of Course: $375 (including tax)**

**Once a course registration has closed, if spots are available, drop-ins can join classes (as an independent student) at the cost of $85/class, subject to availability. However – independent students are still subject to portfolio review.

Course Requirements:

  • Digital camera
  • Ideally, you should have wide angle lens
  • Optionally, you can bring a hot shoe flash
  • A general knowledge of your camera’s advance settings and modes
  • Memory card(s)
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be on your feet and moving through the streets for almost 2 hours every week)
  • Weather appropriate clothing (we shoot rain or shine)
  • Submit 5 to 10 images of your work to Markus via a link to a slideshow, online portfolio, website or Flickr Stream to assess skill level. A follow up phone interview may also be requested to further identify the best candidates for each course.

About Your Instructor

Markus Hartel, NYC street photographer

Candid Photography 101 - 5 week class with Markus Hartel

Markus Hartel is an internationally acclaimed and published street photographer with an uncanny ability and eye for telling a story in just one frame.
Learn from the best photography mentor & Leica instructor and make the most out of your gear… book your 5-week New York street photo class today.

Publications & Featured Work
Leica Akademie, featured photographer, USA
Street Photography Now, Thames&Hudson, UK
Stern, Germany
Afisha, Russia
Motorcycle Classics, USA
Digital photographer, UK, France, Spain
Vision, China
Manhattan Times, USA
Kodak Photo Of The Day
Lucie Awards
Best street photography blog


5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

5-week street photography class with Markus Hartel

Class schedule
every Thursday (5 consecutive weeks for each participant) 6:00 – 8:00PM
location tba the week before

Once you have registered you will be contacted by the class coordinator with additional information, including the location itinerary for each week

Cost for the 5-week Street Photography Class:
$375/per person (including tax)
drop-ins are welcome for $85 per 2-hour class upon availability


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payments must be received 72 hours before the scheduled event – drop-ins, please make a note upon checkout for date requested



  • Courses are limited to 6 participants with a minimum of 4. If the minimum enrollment is not reached, BLI Events reserves the right to cancel the course and will promptly return tuition to any participants who are signed up for that course.
  • For full workshops, there is a wait-list. Please email the Trip Coordinator to be put on the wait-list.
  • Classes are usually held, rain or shine; and often the best shots happen in the rain. However if the weather is such that shooting outdoors is too difficult, the teacher or class coordinator will contact you with an alternate location (or make-up date).
  • A spot is not confirmed for a class unless or until complete payment is made.
  • BLI Events is not responsible for participants’ equipment or personal safety. We will always do our best to prepare you for shooting on the streets of Manhattan and we urge our participants to use common sense when approaching strangers, or touring rougher neighborhoods (Though most of the neighborhoods you will be visiting during this course have very little crime).
  • Classes start promptly and while we may spend a few minutes reviewing the day’s material, before striking out; we cannot wait for stragglers. If you are going to be late, make sure you have notified the class coordinator or instructor and keep your cell phone on, to try to meet the class en route.