learn to shoot like a professional in two and a half days

Limited to 6 participants


New York Urban Excursion

The Urban Excursion is an exclusive three-part fine art photography workshop that will inspire your creativity and arm you with the tools necessary to shoot professional-quality photographs.


The photographs below were shot by participants in previous workshops.
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“Chesher’s Photography Workshop enabled me to take my skills to the next level. Her experience, preparation, passion and patience were evident with each participant’s amazing photography results. She effectively taught both the required technical details to achieving the desired shot as well as the crucial artistic elements. I now look at the world with a completely new perspective allowing the ordinary to become extraordinary. Her photography workshop was truly a valuable, fun and rewarding adventure and I look forward to the next one!” –Colleen Mallett (Participant in the Calgary Urban Excursion)

Workshop Schedule

The Preparation – Thursday, TBD, 7pm-11pm
Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn
An intensive interactive lecture covering manual camera operation, exposure, depth of field, motion, composition and painting with light. There will also be a hands-on test shoot, where you will learn how to control depth of field.

The Shoot – Saturday, TBD, 10am-7pm
Location: The Streets of New York (unlimited MTA card suggested)
We will scour several locations shooting images with a focus on composition, artistry, texture, light and shadow. You will use a shot list that will help you employ the various techniques discussed in the lecture. And you will learn how to capture your vision in the changing light, from morning to afternoon to night. (There will be a lunch break)

The Celebration – Sunday, TBD, 10am-6pm
Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn
We'll step into the digital darkroom to review, edit and celebrate your photographs. You will be introduced to image editing platforms and learn how to turn your pictures into fine art photographs. (There will be a lunch break)

Workshop Requirements:
A digital SLR camera (owned, borrowed or rented) and a hunger to capture incredible visual images. All levels of experience are welcome!


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About Chesher:
Chesher began her professional career as a rock’n'roll photographer at the age of 18, shooting hundreds of live concerts including Led Zeppelin, Waylon Jennings, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, George Carlin, Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa to name a few. Her work has appeared in magazines, advertisements, films, album covers and books. Chesher's second book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, honors the musicians she photographed who have since passed away. The summer of 2016 Chesher unleashed her cameras on Paris, including the Catacombes de Paris, which inspired her current project, Under New York City. This on-going project was awarded the 2017 Made in NY Fellowship through the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and is currently incubating in the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Dumbo, Brooklyn.