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Walking Photo Tours & Street Photography Workshops

Personalized walking photo tours and street photography workshops by independent licensed New York City tour guide and photographer Leanne Staples.


In a world that is overpopulated with images, Curious Frame is where I share my thoughts on photography and it is always about ‘seeing with new eyes’.


Leanne Staples is an independent licensed New York City tour guide and a member of GANYC - the Guides Association of New York City. She is also a photographer, artist and writer. She has been providing personalized walking photo tours of New York and street photography workshops for 9 years. She also provides tours for school class trips and larger groups.

Experience the New York that New Yorkers experience with a local guide

Leanne specializes in unique off the beaten track sightseeing and photography tours in New York City. Tours and workshops are always about the spirit of place. These include Harlem, Coney Island, Bushwick, Long Island City, Dumbo and many other neighborhoods in all 5 Boroughs. They can be customized for your particular desire including urban landscape, abstract, street photography and graffiti tours, to name a few possibilities, while learning about some of NYC's interesting facts and history and for those that need it, to gain valuable assistance with composition and basic camera functions, helping you to achieve your best photos.

Leanne's very popular street photography workshops cater to photographers of all levels who are interested in learning the art of street photography. These urban photo walks are a great way to explore the city and are ideal for visitors to NYC and New Yorkers alike. Leanne also writes about her thoughts on photography on Curious Frame.


Upcoming Street Photography Workshops


Recent Reviews

“We spent a wonderful very full afternoon with Leanne exploring the Lower East Side and Soho which also lead us into China Town and surrounds. It makes such a difference exploring and shooting with an experienced photographer and local. Leanne showed us areas we would never have found on our own and we have so many amazing shots as a result. Leanne not only knows the area but the people as well and provided interesting stories along the way. We loved it.” – Wendy, Sydney Australia


Publications – New York City in Print


Shoot New York City Newsletter

BronxNet Television Interview

BronxNet Television Interview - Rhina talks with artist and photographer Leanne Staples to discuss her walking photo tours of New York City.