Workshops - Spring 2019
2-Day Street Photography & City Nightscape Workshop in New York City!
Hosts: Megan Crandlemire & Mike Boening
When: June 1st & 2nd, 2019
Where: New York City
Number of Particpants: 4 (an exceptional & intimate workshop opportunity!)
Megan Crandlemire, 52 Magic Mondays' creator, and Mike Boening, Olympus Visionary are excited to announce their Spring 2019 Street Photography Workshop in New York City.
We chose to keep this workshop very unique and personal by opening it up to only 4 participants. You will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and support from Megan and Mike. We will be able to navigate and move around the city much more effectively as a small group which will, in turn, let you capture more of what makes New York City a spectacular street shooting environment!
You can expect to walk 10-12 miles over the weekend moving at a steady pace. Being a small and nimble group will help us achieve this pace to capture more of the city.
You will leave the workshop with:
- hundreds of amazing photographs
- your own, personal “new view” of the streets of New York
- a refreshed & confident approach to street and architecture/city photography, day and night
- inspiration as you explore what street photography means to you and discover what really lights you up
- the camaraderie of new friends in photography and life
As always, workshops provide so much more than just how to capture images. They provide you time to devote solely to your passion. When this is accomplished you realize the potential of your creativity! Our supportive group environment will further magnify your originality.
Another special feature of the workshop is our two online gatherings taking place before and after the workshop! See details below.
Pre Workshop Online Meet & Greet:
Saturday, June 1
- 7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel; Meet & Greet!
- 8:30am - 11:30am: Leave as a group for Harlem. Explore the Apollo Theater area, murals, churches and architecture.
- 11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch break (Seinfeld Diner); head to Washington Square Park
- 12:30pm - 3:00pm: Washington Square Park & Greenwich Village
- Rest & Dinner Break
- 7:30pm - 10:00pm – Midtown night shooting at two locations. Tripod required. For our Olympus shooter attendees, Megan & Mike will provide one-on-one instruction on Olympus Live Composite for amazing light trail images.
Sunday, June 2
- Breakfast at your leisure...
- 9:00am - 2:00pm: Leave as a group for the Staten Island Ferry. Head back to Manhattan to explore Battery Park, the World Trade Center area and the Oculus.
- 2:00pm: Workshop ends at the Oculus / World Trade Center area. We will accompany participants back to the hotel, or you may continue on your own exploring the city.
Post Workshop Online Review:
About 10 days after the workshop, we will gather on a Google hangout for 60 minutes to chat about the workshop and review images.
This online event is one of the most important pieces of the workshop, as it will give you the chance to show us what you saw compared to others. We are always amazed at the different ways we see things even though we are all looking at the same area. We will kick back in this session and really discuss your selected 7 images with everyone on the video call. It’s a no judgment zone and you will find this to be the best way to keep that workshop magic going after we have left New York. Session will be recorded.
- Pre Workshop Online Meet & Greet
- A weekend of fabulous shooting and exploring in New York City!
- Subway/Uber fees included.
- Post Workshop Online Group Discussion & Review
What's Not Included:
Hotel and meals are not included in the workshop fee.
Mike & Megan are staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area. You are not required to stay at this hotel, however it will be “home base” for the workshop.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (World Trade Center Area)
100 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
If you have diet restrictions, please plan accordingly. We will have suggestions however choice of restaurants during the workshop is up to you.
How to Sign Up!
Use the PayPal button below...$695 for June 1 & 2, 2019 Street & Nightscape Photography Workshop in New York City.
Limited to 4 participants.
Please email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waitlist in case a cancellation occurs.
Please see our FAQ below for questions about payment, what to bring, etc. Please email Megan at email@example.com with any questions.
In order to run this workshop, we need 4 people signed up and fully paid by April 1, 2019. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop because of an inadequate number of participants. In the event that the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund of the cost of the workshop.
We can't wait to see you in June 1st & 2nd, 2019 in New York!!
~ Megan & Mike
Frequent Asked Questions
Where should I stay?
Mike & Megan are staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 100 Greenwich Street (World Trade Center area). You are not required to stay at this hotel; however, it will be “home base” for the workshop.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (Downtown/World Trade Center)
100 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006
If you have diet restrictions, please plan accordingly. We will have suggestions however choice of restaurants and food during the workshop is up to you.
What equipment should I bring?
One or two camera bodies
One to 3 lenses
3 to 4 fully charged batteries & your charger
Comfortable bag to carry extra lenses, camera, snacks and water
Very comfortable shoes!
Tripod for night shooting
Your sense of humor and eagerness to explore with friends!
Lens ideal for street photography (such as the Olympus 17mm or 12-40mm)
Zoom lens (such as the Olympus 12-40mm, 12-100mm or 40-150mm)
Wide angle lens for landscape / night / Live Composite photography (such as the Olympus 7-14mm, or 8mm fisheye)
Watch the Weather Report
Watch the weather to get a sense of the clothing you will need. Dressing in layers always works well in the city. It can get cool at night.
How much money should I budget for meals?
How much money should I budget for the subway & ferry?
What if it rains?
We have a number of ideas if it's absolutely pouring rain during the weekend. Some ideas include visiting Grand Central, the Chrysler Building, 5th Avenue Library, Oculus, Strand Bookstore and Chelsea Market. During Megan's 52 Magic Mondays, she had her share of rainy days and was always able to have a great day. No worries, we have plenty of rainy day ideas!
Payment, cancellation, and refunds
If you are unable or you choose to no longer attend the photo workshop, the following refund schedule will apply:
120 or more days prior to the beginning of the workshop: 100% refund less a $95 administrative fee.
Less than 120 days prior to the workshop: no refund unless you find someone to take your spot. The administration fee of $95 applies to all cancelations or transfer of registration.
Cancelation notification is accepted by email.
Leaving a workshop in progress, for any reason, will not result in a refund.
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop because of an inadequate number of participants making the workshop economically infeasible to operate. In the event that a workshop is canceled prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of the cost of the workshop.
Can someone else attend in my place?
Please let us know if you are unable to attend as soon as possible. If you send someone in your place, we will need to confirm that the person understands there will be 10-12 miles of walking.
What happens if I have an emergency during the workshop?
We are not liable should you experience an injury and the workshop will continue should you need to leave for medical reason. Of course we will assist you in getting the help you need. Please bring necessary identification and medical insurance cards with you.
What if I need to leave early?
Who do I contact with questions?
About Megan Crandlemire
My work has won several photography awards. In 2017, I was recognized as an Olympus Superfan, catching the attention of Olympus for my 52 Magic Mondays project. I continue to blog and am publishing my first book in 2019 about my Magic Mondays journey. I give presentations about street photography at organizations and camera clubs. You can view my New York City street photography images on this website. www.52MagicMondays.com In addition to speaking and conducting workshops, I offer event photography and portrait sessions at my studio in Connecticut and on location in CT and New York City.
I love the camaraderie of sharing this passion with others!
Links for Megan:
Fine Art America: https://fineartamerica.com/artists/megan+crandlemire
About Mike Boening
Mike’s passion for street photography can be traced back to his interest in becoming a photo journalist while in college. As life would have it, career aspirations moved in other directions, but the love of observing the streets and how people interact is still central to Mike’s photography.
Over the years, Mike has worked with the Detroit Metro Convention Bureau covering events and shot billboards for the Pure Michigan Campaign. He writes for many gear blogs and has been featured on the podcasts Street Focus from T.W.I.P. and Out Of Chicago. He shares his love of street photography by instructing and leading groups on urban photography in the Detroit area and major cities like Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto.
When Mike isn’t behind a camera, he’s in front of the camera serving as cohost of the biweekly video podcast, “Mirrorless Minutes” along with fellow Visionary, Jamie MacDonald.
Mike is passionate about what can be accomplished with the Olympus Micro Four Thirds systems and considers the Olympus PEN-F the finest camera made for today’s street photographers.
Links for Mike
Olympus Visionary: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/visionaries/mike_boening