Yet again, our annual EDU Photo Contest—in partnership with Viewbug and Sigma—is underway. It’s a student only contest, so get your work up to par with these 10 Great Upcoming Photo Workshops for Students.

1. Photography 1: International Center of Photography

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This is an introductory course, but one that you shouldn’t stick your nose in the air for. Gigi Gatewood, a working artist in photography and video and also a Fulbright Scholar, will teach this class. It will take place January 3-11, 2015.

2. Creative Mornings Lectures

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On December, 5th, speakers are invited to have talks about creativity, similar to TED talks. Themes such as “taking chances,” “loving your work,” or just question and answer sessions with famous creatives are ones that are explored in these talks. The next conference will be one that the “Audience Takes the Stage,” at the New School. Speakers will include Alex Rappaport, Sallome Hralima, Duncan Wall and Shawn Young. Space is limited and there is a waiting list, but don’t fret—these talks happen monthly.

3. NYC Photo Workshop

If you’re looking for a hands-on workshop that will increase your knowledge, check this one out. It will teach you not just how to “take” a photo but also how to make a photo. Upcoming classes are on January 16-17, 2015. This is a good way for you to transition from a hobby photographer to a career one.

4. Four Day Workshop led by National Geographic Photographer

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This is a must-attend workshop that will be led by Joe McNally, a National Geographic photographer. It is a bit of an advanced workshop, for those who have explored much within the photography scene. It is four days long, so you know that you are getting your money’s worth. The workshop will run from April 30 to May 3 in 2015, and it will also run from October 1st to the 4th.

5. New York City Workshop with John Batdorff

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This is a way for students to gain skills in street and urban photography. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed, as well as cover strategies for getting shots. You will be able to go home with amazing photos because this is a hands-on workshop that will actually help you as an artist.

6. The Art of Composition: January 4, 2015

This short workshop will be on January 4th, and will run from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Lower Manhattan Conference Room. Topics to be discussed will be the Art of Exclusion, Lens Choice and Foreground Interests.

7. Portrait Photography in Central Park

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If you’re like me, you have ideas of learning new things, but don’t know where to begin. Where better to learn something new than in Central Park? This workshop will take place this Saturday, December 6 at 9 o’clock until noon.

8. New York Film Academy Photography Workshop

The New York Film Academy workshop is focused on providing skills and fully immersing students in the craft of photography. There are a variety of workshops in New York City, beginning on January 5, 2015.

9. iPhoneography 101

At this New York workshop, you learn how to take iPhone shots and how to market yourself with them. If you’re a photographer, or a prospective one, you shouldn’t miss this. The next date is February, 7th.

10. Photography: Studio and Lighting

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As opposed to just shooting, this workshop on January 15th is geared towards studio work and lighting.


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Our EDU 2014 competition is well underway but there is still plenty of time to submit your work. Any student can enter. Just upload your images via Viewbug’s EDU 2014 page. You could win over $5,000 in prizes!!!