The Photo Experience is New York’s first photo experience!


OUR mission

  • Provide street photography experiences for participants at all levels

  • Engage photo enthusiasts in urban photo hunts 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 curated cultural adventures to grow personally and professionally through hands-on art & photography activities


    WHAT you do on a photo hunt

  • 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 sites

  • Capture the urban landscape during a street photography outing

  • Tell stories with the images that inspired you along the way

  • Grow emotional intelligence (EQ) using intuition to guide you,

  • Release your inner artist

  • Rinse and Repeat: Invent, discuss, & have some fun!

WHAT you LEARN during a session

  • Knowing your camera: The best camera (or device) is the one you have with you

  • Maxxing it out: Technical and compositional skills to take better pictures

  • Having no fear: Dive into camera apps, buttons, dials and settings

  • Deconstructing composition: Tips and tricks to get in a creative zone

  • Trusting Intuition: Skills and imagination to create photo stories on New York City

WHY CHOOSE SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY?

The Photo Hunt, hosted by Roberta Fineberg (founder of Spark Your Creativity), is the original photo experience for photo hunts in New York City. With a background as a teaching artist at multiple institutions as well as hosting her own brand of photo walks since 2011, Roberta has remained an innovator. Curating customized street photography sessions, Spark Your Creativity hopes to share the tools participants need to find their bliss.

session options

The sessions are for all levels of experience and are customized for individuals and private groups:

The Photo Hunt is a 2.5-3h, 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 iconic architecture. The street photography sessions foster connections to people, places, and things. The goal is exploration to encourage personal vision and imagination.

Creativity Building is an immersive half- or full-day session for hands-on dslr or smartphone street photography, paired with docent-led museum tours, artist studio visits, and/or gallery walks for a better understanding and appreciation of art, classical and contemporary, and its relationship to photography. The sessions are customized and can incorporate lessons by other multi-disciplinary artists, such as learning to draw (on the right side of the brain) along with smartphone photography, or an all-day urban photo hunt with an opportunity to visit a cultural site, discuss photography over light meals, and share work for friendly discussion and review.

The Photo Hunt and Creativity Building offer participants an opportunity to interact and see their environments fresh. Each photo hunt promotes “saper vedere” (seeing with our brains, hearts, and eyes). Sessions encourage technical and creative skills additionally as a platform for self-awareness and self-expression.

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“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful class! I no longer feel intimidated by low-light photography!” – M. Walsh

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“Thanks for the workshop, again. It was a lot of fun working with you and interacting with everyone." – Henry T.

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“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

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“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!”

– Lenore

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“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

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“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

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“I’ll never look at photography and taking pictures the same after my workshop.”

– Delphine

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"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

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“It was really a great learning process for enthusiasts like me.” – Group Participant

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“Roberta was enthusiastic and very helpful in expanding both my technical and creative skills." – Group Participant

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