Walking Photo Tours and Photography Workshops in NYC

Tour Reviews

Reviews on Leanne Staples' Shoot New York City Photo Tours.

Review by Mary Beth, New York City

"El Barrio Workshop - Excellent workshop! Leanne escorted us around El Barrio, taking us to areas I would never have found on my own. She also gave me lighting tips to help me get the type of shot I was seeking. I'm planning on taking another workshop with her this summer." - Mary Beth, New York City.

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Review by Fred, Albany, New York

"Bushwick Street Art Tour - The Bushwick Street Art photo tour was wonderful! This is my second tour with Leanne and she is very knowledgeable about photography and the neighborhoods where she tours. She shows you different photo techniques and is able to explain the neighborhood environments. The tour is a worth while experience!" - Fred, Albany, New York.

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Review by Muna, San Antonio, Texas

"Bushwick Street Art Tour. Loved my experience with Leanne! It was an awesome tour and I got to meet Fred, who was the most wonderful man. We took a tour around Bushwick, got some great shots, stopped for coffee! This is a must, if you're in New York and want to see a different side of the city!" - Muna, San Antonio, Texas.

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Review by Sherief, New York City

"NYC Street Art Learning Motion Photography with Leanne. I'm a big fan - of both photographing street art and of Leanne. I have seen Street art around the world, from London to Brazil and around the US. Leanne showed spotted new murals I'd missed before and taught me some cool new approaches - especially around capturing motion in photographs. I had fun and look forward to my next tour with her." - Sherief, New York City.

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Review by Jamie, Philadelphia, PA

"Fantastic and informative day photographing the city! I recently took one of Leanne's NYC street photography courses and I can't say enough about Leanne and the class! Our group spent the day shooting a variety of unique locations in the neighborhoods of El Barrio and Harlem, and the instruction and insight provided was well worth the price of admission. Leanne was great at tailoring guidance to photographers of all levels all the while offering personal insights on the locations and venues we shot. In addition, it was simply a fun way to spend the day in NYC. I came away with newly-discovered and applied knowledge of street photography techniques and made some new international friends and contacts at the same time. I highly recommend taking one of Leanne's street photography courses if you have the chance!" - Jamie, Philadelphia, PA.

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Review by Emma, Perth, Australia

"Great guide to the "locals" New York. Leanne was a fantastic tour guide, she catered to all of our needs and made the tour very enjoyable. We came with 16 students and only a few were actually interested in photography - however, every single student came away raving about the tour and loved the experience. Leanne met us at a convenient location and then took us to Chinatown. We explored the non-touristy parts of the location and were given great subjects and locations to shoot. Our students also had great fun acting as models and shooting on site. We will definitely do this again on our next tour to New York." - Emma, Perth, Australia - class trip, April 2017.

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Review by Mauro, Florida

"NYC Solo Street Shoot with Leanne. I really can't say enough about Leanne. After a four hour session with her in Chinatown I now truly feel comfortable shooting street photography anywhere. She sized me up quickly and taught me exactly what I needed to learn. At first I simply followed her around town like a puppy. But very quickly with her encouragement, techniques and tips I was able to overcome my shyness and embarrassment about photographing strangers on the street. It was as much psychotherapy as photography for me. LOL! I ended up feeling connected with people in a way I have never experienced before. I began seeing things to photograph that I was never trained to see. New eyes and a new heart. Love this city even more. Will be back definitely. Highly recommended tour with Leanne." - Mauro, Florida

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Review by Gary, New York City

"This photoshoot gave me a great opportunity to see Harlem in a different light with all its vibrancy and uniqueness. Beautiful imagery, great conversation, and a knowledgeable instructor to provide history and guidance. I will definitely do it again." - Gary, New York City.

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Review by Jessica, New York City

"Greenwich Village Street Photography. Had a great experience with Leanne shooting in the Village. She helped bring new perspective to streets I walk regularly as a native New Yorker and gave me some new tips (and confidence) for shooting street-scapes. Leanne is also choc-full of the history of the neighborhood, which added a bit of additional context to our day. I'd definitely recommend her photo tour for those looking to learn a bit more about photography and the streets of NYC." - Jessica, New York City.

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Review by Ellen, New Jersey

"Great time with Leanne in Harlem, and great pictures to bring back home! I wanted to attend a street photo workshop because I love photography but I feel uncomfortable when it comes to take pictures of people. Among the many options that I found in NYC, I chose Leanne's workshop because I liked her online portfolio, I wanted to know more about Harlem and I thought that the workshop was a really good value. The workshop was 4 hours + another hour that we spent at the end of the workshop in a café to talk about our pictures). It was such a good choice ! Leanne gave us many advices as we walked through Harlem, she told us interesting facts about the neighborhood, showed us great places to take pictures, was extremely patient with us and often gave us comments on our pictures (and also on hers) so that we could improve during the workshop. I got back home with great shots, that I would have never been able to take without her. I definitely recommend her workshops, and I really look forward to attending another one." - Ellen, New Jersey.

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