Exploring our own communities as well as traveling to other cities and towns, our photographic instincts come out and we seek out interesting features of these places. Emanuele “Manny” Pontoriero is your guide to learning the best ways to approach the challenges of photographing the urban landscape. This course is a practical guide on using composition techniques to make your photographs look amazing. You will also learn how time is critical to lighting and how to use your photographic skills to seek out the unusual and how to best photograph the obvious. We will take you to some popular locations such as the World Trade Center Freedom Tower and surrounding park in New York city. We travel to Boston and the old North End section to photograph buildings over 250 years old. We also take you to Jacksonville Florida and explore the waterfront there and take a tour of the quaint community of Saratoga Springs New York. Composition, lighting, and time all come together to create some amazing pictures. Manny also teaches how to use HDR photography as well as post-production editing techniques to create stunning images. This 4 plus hour course will give you both the tools and the confidence to capture eye popping photos and maximize your creativity as you travel your favorite cities and towns.