New York - October 8 to 13, 2020
Tour leader - Carlos Javier Bolaños, I am a professional photographer from the NYIP (New York Institute of Photography), Master in Applied Documentary Photography and Photoreport from IDEP-Barcelona (Barcelona School of Image and Design) and specialist in landscape photography from the IEFC (Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia).
New York is one of the most interesting cities on the planet to practice photography (travel, urban landscapes, urban photography and sky lines). The month of October is considered one of the best months to photograph the city for the light characteristics that usually offers, warm tones (orange, yellow and red) especially during the sunset that are reflected on its impressive skyscrapers and on its famous rivers Hudson and East River. Likewise, the green, brown, reddish and yellow tones of the trees, typical of autumn, make the famous Central Park one of the essential photographic visits.
In this excursion designed for photographers of any level, you can photograph the famous landscapes and sky lines that Manhattan offers us from the best locations frequented by photographers from around the world. We will visit the famous streets, bridges, parks and of course, within the famous and photographic subway of the city to take incredible urban photographs, always counting with my advice and recommendations.
Day 1, Thursday, October 8
It is recommended that participants arrive at New York City this day because the photographic excursion starts on the next morning. On Thursday night we will meet at the Condor Hotel Lobby (56 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205) at 8:00 p.m. in order to know each other, share a welcome cocktail and prepare for our first day of photos.
Day 2, Friday, October 9
After breakfast, at 8:00 we will leave the hotel to the financial area of Manhattan (Lower Manhattan) to photograph from the best locations, the One World Trade Center, the Wall Street Bull, the 9/11 Memorial and the Famous Oculus from Calatrava. In the afternoon we will visit the streets of Chinatown, known for its colorful signs; We will walk across the Manhattan Bridge to have an excellent view of Lower Manhattan and Chinatown, and after, we will return to Brooklyn to take pictures of the sunset from one of the best locations in the city. During the night we will practice long exposure photography in the most famous square in the world, Times Square.
Day 3, Saturday October 10
After breakfast, at 8:00 we will leave the hotel to photograph the Manhattan Bridge from a world-famous location in Brooklyn. We will continue our route to the Midtown Mahattan crossing the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge which we will photograph from the best places. In the afternoon we will take pictures of two of the most emblematic buildings in the city, the Flatiron and Chrysler buildings. We will return to Brooklyn to photograph the sunset from one of my favorite places, where we will also practice long exposure photography in the middle of the blue hour. During the night we will visit Time Square again to take other night photographs
Day 4, Sunday, October 11
After breakfast, at 8:00 we will leave the hotel to photograph the Williamsburg Bridge which we will cross to visit the Rockefeller Center and walking on the Fifth Avenue, we will arrive at Central Park where we will visit some of its main attractions. In the afternoon we will photograph the surroundings of the Lincon Center and then the sunset from an incredible viewpoint located in Long Island City. In the evening we will return to our first sites visited on the tour to photograph them with the lights of the buildings on and we will make long expositions, we will take photos of the One World Trade Center and the Oculus.
Day 5, Monday, October 12
After breakfast, at 8:00 we will leave the hotel heading to the southern tip of Manhattan where we will take a ferry that navigates the Hudson River to take pictures of the Statue of Liberty (does not include entrance to the monument). Then we will take a walking tour of the Highline, a famous elevated park built on an old train track. In the afternoon we will visit the most beautiful train station in New York, the Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan. And without a doubt, one of the best visits of the tour we will have at the end of the afternoon, we will visit the Top of the Rock building, one of the most famous places in the world to photograph the sunset. To end our photographic journey, we will say goodbye to the Capital of the World walking the streets of Midtown Manhattan.
Optional: if any participant wishes, they can take the morning off to do other personal activities (not included).
Day 6, Tuesday, October 13
End of the excursion. Each participant will take their return flight.
Prices: from 1,500,000 Colombian pesos (COP)
Request your registration or send your questions to the email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form at the bottom of the page
* Prices: values expressed in Colombian pesos.
Air tickets: the price of plans with air tickets are subject to the date of issuance of the tickets and the desired airline.
The prices of the plans that include international flights are with Interjet airline on the route:
- Bogotá D.C - New York Thursday, October 8, 2020 (departure time: 00:35 hours arriving at 15:30 hours at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York - 4-hour connection in Mexico City).
- New York - Bogotá D.C Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (departure time from John F. Kennedy airport at 4:40 p.m. arriving at 06:10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 - 4:45 p.m. in the City of Mexico).
The luggage policy allows you to carry two handbags of up to 10 kg in total and a documented suitcase of up to 25 kg.
In case of acquiring the Tour without air tickets, we recommend the following one-way flights from Bogota DC to New York due to schedule reasons:
- Avianca Thursday, October 8, 2020
07:10 Bogota (BOG)
13:40 New York (JFK)
15:40 New York (EWR)
Hotel: 5 nights at the Condor hotel in Brooklyn, in a shared room (2 people per room, each one in a double bed. If you want a single room you have a supplement of $ 2,130,000 for the 5 nights). If a couple is traveling, the price of the private room with a double bed may decrease (subject to consultation with the hotel).
Breakfast: included at the hotel
Transport: Unlimited 7-day Metro Card
Not included in the price:
Visa costs (if applicable)
Transport airport hotel - hotel airport
Lunches and dinners
Tickets or visits not specified.
What to wear
Digital camera with tripod and remote trigger
Angular objective (example 14-24mm) - recommended
Medium zoom lens (example 24-70mm) - necessary
Telephoto lens (example 70-200mm) - recommended
Jacket for cold (weather between 8º and 15º Celsius)
Comfortable walking shoes