New York Photography Tours, Street Photography Workshops, and Online Education

James Maher


If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re interested in the possibility of taking a photography workshop around New York City. Hopefully, I’m the person you choose to help you explore the city in depth and to improve your skills and comfort level!

Background: I’ve been a professional photographer since 2005, I’ve been photographing New York daily since 2002, and I’ve run a NY street photography workshop business since 2010. I’m also a huge Knicks and dumpling fan and I suck at driving, as a true Manhattanite should.

I love both street photography (view my work) and urban landscape photography (view my work), so we can tailor a workshop to your particular interests.

You can choose between two types of photography workshops:

Private Street Photography Tours and Workshops:

These tours are daily and customizable to your interests and needs, although I have some very popular tour routes which will take you to incredibly interesting and unique off-the-beaten-path areas of the city.

As a certified tour guide, I mix in the history of the areas we visit with photography education for people of all skills levels. I’ve taught many complete beginners to overcome their fears along with advanced photographers looking for new perspectives, tips, and great locations to explore. And if your significant other or friend would like to tag along, I’ve taught a ton of history to non-photographers.

Read moreread my reviews, and then contact me with any questions you might have.

Group Street Photography Workshops:

These are planned a handful of times a year for a group of 8 to 10 people from around the world to come together in New York. It’s a wonderful experience meeting and bonding with different photographers and perspectives from all over – each time feels like a new family.

The photography workshops begin most days with a difference 2-hour classroom session, covering beginner and advanced street photography, and the history of famous street photographers. Some workshops will include editing sessions or days and some will include night street photography sessions. Each workshop will have a different mix so make sure to read the details before you sign up.

Read moreread my reviews, and then contact me with any questions you might have.

Areas Covered:

While each workshop is different, the most popular neighborhoods covered are SoHo, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Central Park, Midtown, the Manhattan Bridge, Coney Island, Bushwick, Williamsburg, the City Hall District, and Nolita/Little Italy.

Now let’s talk about you:

What do you like to shoot? What would you like to improve? What do you want to see and photograph when you come to New York? Why type of prints would you like to return from your trip with?

Contact me with your info and let’s talk further. My favorite part of this job is getting to know photographers from all over the world!


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