The Photo Experience is New York’s first photo experience.
the Photo ExperiencE mission
Provide street photography experiences for participants at all levels
Engage photo enthusiasts in an urban photo hunt to unlock creativity and have some fun
Share the skills of creativity with guests through photo activities and exercises to practice technical and compositional skills
Offer a curated cultural adventure to grow personally and professionally through photography
WHAT will you do?
Learn more about your camera and how to use it to take better pictures
Enjoy a photo walk in New York to capture iconic and off-the-beaten-track locations
Examine the urban landscape for a street photography experience
Grow emotional intelligence (EQ): using intuition to guide you, find images during your photo hunt that inspire you to tell stories
Release your inner artist!
WHAT Will you LEARN?
Knowing your camera: The best camera (or device) is the one you have with you
How to Max out your device: technical and compositional skills to take better pictures
Fearlessness when experimenting with camera apps, buttons, dials and settings
Deconstructing visually your environment to get you in a creative zone
Using skills and imagination to create New York stories through photography
How to refresh: invent, discuss, and have some fun
WHY CHOOSE SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY?
The Photo Hunt, hosted by Roberta Fineberg (founder of Spark Your Creativity), is the original photo experience for street photography in New York City. With a background as a teaching artist at multiple institutions as well as hosting her own brand of photo hunts since 2011, Roberta Fineberg has remained an innovator. Curating customized street photography sessions, Spark Your Creativity, Inc hopes to give participants the tools they needs to find their inner artist.
what are your session options?
The sessions are for all levels of experience and are customized to individuals and private groups:
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 the daily life of a city amid its ordinary and historically significant architecture. The street photography sessions foster connections to people, places, and things. The goal is pure exploration to encourage personal vision and imagination.
Creativity Building is a half- or full-day session for hands-on photo exercises for dslrs, street photography experiences, docent-led museum tours, artist studio visits, and/or gallery walks for a better understanding and appreciation of art, historical and contemporary, and its relationship to photography. The sessions are customized and can incorporate lessons by multi-disciplinary artists, such as drawing paired with smartphone photography, or an all-day urban photo hunt with an opportunity to visit a cultural site, discuss photography over a light meal, and/or share work to share and review.
The Photo Hunt and Creativity Building offer participants an opportunity to see the world - people, places, and things - fresh. Each photo hunt promotes “sapere vedere” ( exercises in seeing): sessions encourage greater technical and creative skills as a platform for awareness and self-expression.
“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