September 14th – New York , NY
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Join the Leica Akadamie and Master Photographer Tom Grill for a workshop in Aerial Photography. Learn firsthand the techniques necessary to take great photographs of New York City at dusk from a door less helicopter.
Before stepping into the helicopter, Tom will guide you through the dos and don’ts of aerial photography, ensuring that once in the air, you are ready to make photographs. A custom flight plan has been designed to bring to you face to face with some of New York’s most iconic landmarks and access to the latest in Leica professional series cameras, means you will have no shortage of photographic options.
Over the course of one afternoon, you will learn everything you will need to know to capture great once in a lifetime images above one of the worlds greatest cities.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.
Topics covered include:
- Choosing the right lens
- Exposure recommendations
- Metering options, while in flight
- How to keep your camera and yourself safe
- Creating a preflight checklist
- Hands-on shooting session
Who should take this workshop?
Photographers of all experience levels are invited to join this program. You are expected to have a basic understanding of photography and photographic terms and be comfortable with the functions of your camera. Previous experience with aerial photography is not required. You are not required to photography with a Leica to take part.
Tom began his career as a photojournalist in Brazil where he taught photography at the University of Brasilia for three years. He returned to New York as a beauty photographer shooting major ad campaigns for L’Oreal, Clairol and Revlon, and went on to develop a thriving assignment career. Meanwhile he continued shooting architectural, scenic, and landscape photography in the United States and around the world.
Specifically in the last 10 years Tom has focused his work on architectural and scenic pictures of New York City. He has created dramatic, high-contrast black and white as well as color photography of the city’s most famous buildings, bridges, and cityscape views. He also consistently shoots aerial photographs of the city from unusual angles and positions in the sky. Using the advantage of dramatic natural light and weather conditions with high speed lenses he captures New York unlike any other artist.
Discover more of Tom Grill’s work here.
All fees are nonrefundable if you withdraw from a workshop less than thirty days prior to it’s start date, unless we are able to fill your seat. Leica reserves the right to cancel any workshop up to one week prior to the start date if the Minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case a full refund will be issued. In the event the flight is cancelled, due to weather, a certificate will be provided for a future flight.
This workshop will be held at FlyNYon 65 Ford Lane, Kearny NJ
All images ©Tom Grill or ©John Kreidler