August 16 - 21, 2020

August 15 - 20, 2021

Travel, Cityscape, Street, Architecture and People Photography


- 6 Days

  1. -Only 4-8 Guests

  2. -Photographer | Guide

  3. -4 or 5 Star Hotel

  4. -Breakfasts

  5. -2 Dinners

  6. -Local Transportation



New York

Soho, Tribeca, Midtown, LES, Central Park and Brooklyn


Rich in iconic landmarks and ethnic neighborhoods.

New York Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

As much as we enjoy traveling the globe, no location offers as much cultural diversity, access, scale, variety and energy as New York City. It’s truly the capital of the world.  This magnificent island includes such artistic neighborhoods as Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village and the East Village; the colorful neighborhoods of Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Nolita, the West Village and Harlem; or the rich history of lower Manhattan and Wall Street.

New York is also home to some of the worlds most iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and Central Park. We’ve pre-scouted all the best locations and vantage points so you can get the best photos. Join us as we explore this amazing city for the adventure of a lifetime. Manhattan is home to Photo Workshop Adventures, so what better place to teach photography, then in our own beautiful backyard. Join us for another amazing adventure of a lifetime.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the city that never sleeps, New York.


Group Size

4-8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Easy schedule

Travel by taxi, subway and ferry

No elevation changes and lots of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)

Photographer | Guides

Seymour Templar  |  August 16-21, 2020

Seymour Templar  |  August 15-20, 2021

Weather | Sun

August - Temps 82/66 F  28/19 C  Sunrise 6:10 | Sunset 7:50 (19:50)


Travel, architecture, cityscape, urban and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

4 or 5 star hotel


2 Dinners

Local transportation


New York - Ludlow Hotel, Soho Grand, Tribeca Grand, Thompson Hotel or similar

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airports: JFK Airport (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR)

Transfer time to hotel 45min - 1hr

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

Helpful Links

> A Guide to New York City - by Michael Chinnici

> Le CouCou: A Culinary and Photographic Experience - by Michael Chinnici

> Never Forget 911 - by Michael Chinnici



Photo Adventure Vacation | August 16-21, 2020:  $5,395

Photo Adventure Vacation | August 15-20, 2021:  $5,895

Single Supplement:  $700

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $450

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $450

Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


Day 1 | Chelsea - Soho - West Village

We meet in the morning at our hotel in midtown Manhattan, where we’ll start by discussing PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles to Great Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. From here we will set out for an exciting day of photography throughout the iconic turn of the century neighborhoods of Soho, the West Village and Chelsea. Here we will find everything from brownstones, to warehouses and modern skyscrapers. These are some of the most sort after neighborhoods in New York, mainly because of their character and style. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite NYC haunts. (D)

Day 2 | Financial District - Brooklyn Bridge - Times Square

On day two we spend the day exploring lower Manhattan, the oldest part of the city. Although New York was discovered by the French in 1524, it was first claimed by the Dutch in 1609. We’ll explore and photograph original architecture dating back to the 1600’s and 1700’s. After lunch we’ll travel by ferry to Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood and walk the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan and then off to explore Chinatown. Later in the evening we will photograph Times Square at night in all its lighted glory. (B)

Day 3 | Grand Central Station - Harlem - Upper West Side

On day three we take the subway through the world famous Grand Central Station and up to Harlem and capture the flavors of this diverse and changing community. Enjoy lunch at our favorite soul food restaurant, and focus on urban street photography. Afterwards we head west to the Upper West Side to photograph some of the most beautiful architecture in New York. (B)

Day 4 | Tribeca - Soho - Chinatown - Greenwich Village

We take the subway to ground zero and visit the new World Trade Center complex including the memorial, the Oculus, and more. The already iconic $4 billion Oculus subway station, designed by Santiago Calatrava, consists of two striking sets of white ribs. The National 911 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six. Afterwards, we will concentrate on the colorful neighborhoods that lie to the north including Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village, the West Village, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. (B)

Day 5 | Greenpoint - Williamsburg - Red Hook

On Day five we discover Manhattan by sea, using our all-day ferry pass to explore the many neighborhoods that surround the island of Manhattan. We’ll visit and photograph the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Red Hook, Brooklyn, and then hop over to the Hudson River where we’ll visit Hoboken, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty. Photographing from the water will give us opportunities for many unique and beautiful photos. In the evening, we’ll celebrate our “Farewell Dinner” at one of our favorite NYC Restaurants, a very special and hidden Italian gem in lower Manhattan. We’ll enjoy great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Chelsea 

On our last day we set out to photograph Chelsea at sunrise as the city is awakening. Upon our return to our hotel, we enjoy breakfast and our final group discussion, review our past weeks photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in New York and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure.

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

  Options and Benefits

Private Guided Tours & Adventures

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.

Blog & eNews

   Subscribe to our Think Orange Blog and eNews. PWA THINK ORANGE is a wonderful mix of stories and tips related to travel, photography, adventure, culture, art, technology, cuisine, lifestyle, people and more. Our objective is to immerse you in a world you may only fantasize about. Raise your awareness and inspire your creativity. Perhaps even help make you a better photographer. We deliver similar experiential experiences that our guests enjoy on our photo adventures. Like all of our adventures, our blog is “photo-centric”, while also allowing you to experience all the nuances and cultural aspects of travel and adventure. Welcome to our world. We hope you enjoy. Our eNews is a great way to receive information about upcoming photo adventures, exciting new destinations, photography tips, special offers and more. Subscribe today!

Gift Certificates

Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

Combination Tours

You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Loyalty Club**

All registered guests on 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.

**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  

NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.

















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