Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy

Art
Gramercy, New York, New York
(44 Reviews)

The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be grouped according to skill level so that nobody would feel bored or intimidated.

Richard Rabinowitz and his company R2Rainmaker, which has been working with the world's most accomplished photographers for the last 25 years, started by finding talented professional photographers to teach in each city. A long and rigorous selection process led to signing up 48 accomplished shooters from 26 cities around the country. During intensive meetings and many friendly meals, we hashed out the curriculum for each skill level, developed detailed ideas for outdoor shoots involving students in the advanced workshops, and decided on the equipment required to enhance their skills at post-capture image manipulation. We knew that if we wanted to build long-term photo communities, the tips and techniques had to be helpful to people who owned all different cameras, no matter who manufactured them.

On April 23rd, 2007, our instructors from around the country traveled to DPA headquarters to launch the school. During a four hour photo-shoot designed to express our collective joy in digital photography, the instructors captured hundreds of beautiful images of flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and the inimitable inhabitants of the big apple, which comprise much of the photos on the the school homepage. Shortly thereafter, all the instructors return to their cities, and began running classes throughout the country.

All of the DPA instructors have brought their cameras back to their cities, to assist in teaching the DPA workshops hands on. You can bring any make or model of digital camera manufacturer to your workshop, as our instructors have knowledge and experience with all different kinds of cameras.

Reviews of Digital Photo Academy

(44 Reviews)
All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

8/31/2018
Delfina I.

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


A very complete day learning photography to my measure ! Alyssa Meadows was wonderful to me

Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

7/22/2018
Siddarth P.

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


Steven was great! A lot of information and very easy going.

Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)

7/12/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)


Very helpful. I learned a lot about how my camera worked.

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

7/7/2018
Anonymous

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


The course and instructor were great. If I would suggest any kind of improvement it would be, perhaps, some sort of brief prerequisite reading, like digital photography basics, just so that you can start the course with at least some understanding of basic terminology, etc., so that the beginning is not quite so overwhelming. I know every class is different and based on the student’s requested itenerary, but some kind of “one-pager” for basic terminology could definitely help maximize your time with the instructor.

All Day Private Digital Photography (Denver)

6/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (Denver)


Great experience with Dan, he knows his stuff!

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (New York)

5/7/2018
Clare W.

Attended: Master Your Digital Camera Controls (New York)


Great introduction to digital photography with a wonderful instructor. Can't wait to practice what I have learnt!

Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)

4/16/2018
Isabella S.

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)


We had a private session with Jerry which was very informative. Our session was at the De Young Museum which was a perfect location for experimentation. Jerry not only showed us new technical skills, but taught us a new way of looking at the world. Thanks Jerry!

Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

4/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


Very informative and helpful. The instructor, Steven, really helped me learn features of my camera that were beneficial to my needs.

Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)

3/6/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)


I was able to tailor the class to be exactly what I needed to learn. Jerry is great to work with.

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

3/4/2018
ronald l.

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


First off Richard Rabinowitz, the founder, made it his priority to find out what I was hoping to get out of the all-day session. He went to great lengths to make sure I was matched with the right photographer. I ended up traveling up to the academy in Newburgh (Richard picked me up from the Beacon train station), because I wanted studio lighting experience. This would avoid me having to pay to rent a studio separately. Steve Marrero was my photographer for the day and I must say that the way they planned the day for me felt more like an apprenticeship than just taking a class. Like learning a new language in the country that speaks it versus just being a classroom. I reacquainted with my camera at Richard’s use, where I was also able to setup studio lights and shoot portraits of two people that they had sit for me. The highlight of the day was when they drove me to a clothing boutique and had a model waiting to try on 3 outfits for me to photograph, with Steve’s guidance of course. It was a long but productive day and I walked away with what I needed to give my project a try on my own. I’ll be using these guys again to develop other aspects of my photography.

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211 E 18th St #2R, New York, New York 10003
Digital Photo Academy
Gramercy, Manhattan
211 E 18th St #2R
Btwn 2nd and 3rd Avenues
New York, New York 10003

Upcoming Classes at Digital Photo Academy

Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
Half Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
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Thursday Oct 18th, 10am

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)
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Friday Oct 19th, 10am

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (New York)
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Saturday Dec 15th, 11am