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Learn as you photograph NYC like a Pro

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 94 reviews.New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Abdiel

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll be meeting up and taking you on a 2.5 hour whirlwind experience of sites and places only New Yorkers know, photographing everything we see. Let's use our surroundings to sharpen your skills in all areas of photography including portraits, landscape and architecture. Let me show you different perspectives and compositions as we go along. Feel free to ask me any photography question you might have and let's discuss it all, I love offering my knowledge and experience! Whether you have an iPhone or a $5000 camera setup, I invite everyone to come and enjoy themselves! Just remember that anything can happen, for example... Let's use each other as subjects or pose with total strangers, because it's all part of the fun!! Also, as a bonus, you will get a professional portrait, shot and edited by me. Just remember to bring your camera and your smile...
We'll be meeting up and taking you on a 2.5 hour whirlwind experience of sites and places only New Yorkers know, photographing everything we see. Let's use our surroundings to sharpen your skills in all areas of photography including portraits, landscape and architecture. Let me show you different perspectives and compositions as we go along. Feel free to ask me any photography question you might have and let's discuss it all, I love offering my…

Abdiel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Abdiel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 94 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Abdiel Colberg. I work as a freelance photographer in NY, mainly doing portraits, all types of events, as well as action sports photography. Like many of you, I also love to travel the world and photograph everything I see, creating priceless memories with my camera in hand. But most of all, I love showing people my unique version of the greatest city on Earth!! Join me as we explore all of the hidden treasures New York City has to offer... (también hablo español)
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Where you'll be

Downtown is the most historic area in Manhattan, with an incredible amount of history hidden in the unlimited nooks and crannies that wind through the streets!! We'll walk through the Financial District as well as touch points such as, Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Manhattan Bridge and One World Trade Center. I'll show you all the hidden gems you never knew about, it's all there waiting to be discovered.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 94 reviews.

Svenja
May 2019
We had a wonderful time in NYC and the photo tour made it unique. So we can take home not only beautiful (professional) pictures but also great stories. 📸😃
Wolfgang
May 2019
Had a great and very special experience with Abdiel. Would ALWAYS recommend him for photo experience in NYC. He was very kind and made us felt every minute welcome. If you book Abdiel you make definitely the right deal. P.S.: I’m not his brother, cousin or something else. This is my real opinion.
Had a great and very special experience with Abdiel. Would ALWAYS recommend him for photo experience in NYC. He was very kind and made us felt every minute welcome. If you book A…
Nicole
May 2019
Abdiel was great!! He was very patient and informative. He had great stories and took his time showing us how to compose the shots and helping us adjust until we got the good ones. It felt more like friends exploring the city than a tour and photo workshops. It was a great way to see the city and work on my skills.
Abdiel was great!! He was very patient and informative. He had great stories and took his time showing us how to compose the shots and helping us adjust until we got the good ones.…
Kerstin
May 2019
I highly recommend this tour with Abdiel. He is a very friendly and openminded guy and it was such a fun being with him. He had shown me fantastic photospots I would not have found by myself. Having a look at my pictures after the tour I cannot believe I took them. The tips of Abdiel made them looking so good! Go and do the tour with him: He is the best!
I highly recommend this tour with Abdiel. He is a very friendly and openminded guy and it was such a fun being with him. He had shown me fantastic photospots I would not hav…
Antonio
May 2019
Abdiel was a great host. He shared very nice insights about photography, both artistic and technical. He has a strong connection with the city and made me feel the New York atmosphere, and guided me to capturing the essence of the city in my pictures. I do recommend this experience or another photography experience Tha he may organize, as he is a very friendly, knowledgeable and committed professional.
Abdiel was a great host. He shared very nice insights about photography, both artistic and technical. He has a strong connection with the city and made me feel the New York atmosph…
Luis
May 2019
I took this experience for my brother. He came back very happy and loved the pictures he took, also learned a lot about photography. He says Abdiel was very friendly and to give him a 6 stars! Completely recommended!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

I am rain or shine. I actually love rain, it's great for photos. Just make sure your equipment is protected. We will be walking A LOT so wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and keep it light.

What to bring

Anything that takes a picture and you're best jokes, we like to laugh!!

Comfortable shoes to wear!!!