What is the Photo ExperiencE?
Designed for individuals and groups, The Photo Experience is an urban photo walk to unlock creativity and promote personal and professional growth through hands-on photography assignments.
The Photo Hunt and Creativity Building offer participants an opportunity to see the world - people, places, and things - fresh through their cameras. Each photo walk promotes the philosophy of sapere vedere (exercises in seeing) through experiential learning: camera practice that encourages technical and creative skills as a platform for awareness and self-expression.
The sessions are for all levels of experience and are tailored to the group:
The Photo Hunt is a 3h, day or night, smartphone or dslr, photo walk that explores iconic and off-the-beaten-track locations throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The Photo Hunt sessions offer insights into hidden, often unobserved daily life amid ordinary and historically significant locations. The sessions foster connections to people, places, and things that we document with our cameras and devices. The goal of all The Photo Hunt sessions is to explore vision and imagination as a tool for problem-solving and inventiveness.
Creativity Building is a half- or full-day session for hands-on photo exercises for dslrs, docent-led museum tours, artist studio visits, and/or gallery walks to encourage a better understanding and appreciation of art, historical and contemporary, and its connection to photography. The sessions are customized and can incorporate lessons by multi-disciplinary artists, such as drawing paired with iphoneography, or simply all-day urban photo hunts for dslr enthusiasts, among other photo session options available to increase observation, imagination, and boost creative skills. Please inquire.
Whether in New York, London, Paris, Milan, or Berlin, the photo walks are designed to spark creativity. The Photo Experience, leading photo hunts since 2011, recommended by Goop for things to do in NYC, shortlisted by the Luxury Travel Guide for 2016 and 2017, is bookable for groups up to 10 participants on both Fare Harbor and Trip Advisor (Viator) sites, as well as bookable for private groups with 1-6 people on Ifonly. You may also book directly by filling out the contact information below.
We look forward to working with you!
“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful class! I no longer feel intimidated by low-light photography!” – M. Walsh
“Thanks for the workshop, again. It was a lot of fun working with you and interacting with everyone." – Henry T.
“Many thanks for providing H. with a fantastic afternoon on Saturday. He absolutely loved it! He said he wants to be with you every weekend. Thank you for providing such a great experience to my son!” – Rachel
“Tom and I had a great time in your workshop Sunday. Weather was great, area was great to photograph, and loved your energy. Couldn't have made for a more fun weekend. Thanks again!”
“Thank you for the beautiful places you took us to. I felt very happy. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have seen the full moon in Central Park!” – Ruth
“You taught us terminology and what most of those funny picture icons on the camera menu are all about and how to make various format settings and a lot of other tips that made me the top of the class. Thank you!” – F. Scura
“I’ll never look at photography and taking pictures the same after my workshop.”
"I learnt a great amount about photography in a short period of time, and Roberta did a fantastic job of tailoring the class to the knowledge level of the various participants. It has changed the way I see photography and I am eager to take more classes if possible."
– Group Workshop Participant
“It was really a great learning process for enthusiasts like me.” – Group Participant
“Roberta was enthusiastic and very helpful in expanding both my technical and creative skills." – Group Participant