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Leanne Staples

"The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes." Marcel Proust
November 21, 2014 3 comments 6 shares 84 plus ones
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People often ask me where to find #graffiti   and #streetart   in #NewYorkCity   It is spread out around many different neighborhoods including; the #eastvillage   #AlphabetCity   the #lowereastside   #chinatown   #harlem   #williamsburg   #ConeyIsland   #brooklyn   and many other places. I also do graffiti and street art #photo   #tours   
www.shootnewyorkcity.com 

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November 20, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 36 plus ones
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very cool

"Pepsi Cola Backwards" Selected for Picfair's "Urban Fabric" Award

The image can be licensed at Picfair.

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November 20, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 77 plus ones
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After I decided to spend a week in #NewYorkCity   mainly for #photography   and particularly for #streetphotography   I realized I needed a #guide    While I am familiar with the usual parts of the city, I wanted to visit places I couldn’t know about without having the time, months and years really, to explore the city.  I started to search the web starting with New York photography #workshops   and then New York photography guides.  In the process, I discovered I could photograph the city from a helicopter with open windows.  That would be a fabulous experience but it was excessively expensive.  I must say, though, the video distracted me for more than several minutes.  Then, I found Leanne’s website.

While I was looking for someone to steer me around out of the way places, what caught my immediate attention was her photographs.  Almost every one of her photographs was one I would have been happy to call my own.  Eventually, I started looking at the services she offered, her photo trips and her on line #classes.  I decided to do both and each was a great experience.

I hoped to primarily work with Leanne on street photography in the weekly 30 minute on line classes.  While we did work on that, Salt Lake City doesn’t lend itself well to street photography.  It’s here, but it isn’t easy to find.  As a typical mall centered city, people aren’t on the streets all that much.  But, I did find opportunities and found Leanne’s feedback and comments to be very valuable.  Interestingly, her positive responses to another area of work I do proved to be even more valuable.  This year I’ve been working on photographing shadow pattern I come across.  I’ve rendered them using very high contract and solarization.  Leanne reacted very positively and encouraged me to pursue that direction further.  Given that my family and friends can be a little puzzled by these images, Leanne’s support was very gratifying.  And the outcome of that support was my decision to approach one of Salt Lake’s most established art galleries with a set of six of these photographs.  They were accepted for their winter show beginning next week.  Three to six of these 12″ by 12″ prints will be hung for the season.  I can’t expect that any of them will be purchased.  I’m simply enjoying the acknowledgement that there are people in the art community who appreciate my work.  I really don’t think this would have happened without Leanne’s encouragement.

After the classes, I went to New York and met Leanne 3 times for 4 hour #photowalks.  We did one on the Lower East Side and into #Chinatown, one in the #Williamsburg section to #Brooklyn and then the last one in Spanish Harlem after school on #Halloween.  I am absolutely certain most of the shots to took over the course of those 12 hours would never have been made if I’d been on my own.  I might have wandered across some of them, of course.  But, it’s a very big city and personal exploration would have been far more random.  And, I do know how unlikely it is that I would have gone to Harlem without someone to show me the ropes.  Leanne did that and the entire experience was great fun.  And, I might add, Leanne is a great companion who brings her own enthusiasm for urban/street photography to each experience as she finds her own photographs.

One of the ideas Leanne suggested was to find an idea or theme or location or background as a way to add a layer of coherency and organization to the chaos of the street.  This was a new idea for me and added an additional challenge to the experience but it served to sharpen my focus through to course of the entire week I was in the city, not just when I was with Leanne.  The result was the idea of photographing people in repose while coupling it to the action and energy of the city.  I have some images I like and they would not have even been considered if not for Leanne’s guidance.  I’ll be looking for opportunities to pursue this idea in the future.  And, for me, the future holds at least one more possible walk with Leanne.  Her photographs of the #coneyisland   Mermaid Parade captured my immediate attention when I first visited her website.  I hope to be there with her in 2015.  I know I would have never known this parade even existed if not for her.  Thank you, Leanne.  I’ll see you there next summer.
www.shootnewyorkcity.com
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November 14, 2014 4 comments 4 shares 119 plus ones
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On a recent Mother-Daughter weekend to NYC we went on Leanne’s ‪photography‬ ‪tour Leanne took special interest in the places we wanted to see and type of pictures we wanted. First she took us on the High Line, then into Chelsea Market, and then into nearby neighborhoods. She pointed out hidden gems, cobblestone streets, and architectural discoveries that we would have never seen without her. She let us take as much or as little time wherever we went so we could get what we wanted. The helpful photo tips and camera tricks that Leanne shared definitely improved our pictures. We feel very lucky to have found Leanne and hope to have many more tours with her. 
www.shootnewyorkcity.com #Newyorkcity‬   ‪#EastVillage  #photography   #tour  
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November 13, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 63 plus ones
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New York City has approximately 500,000 tourists on any given day. There are of course, high seasons. But not everyone can or wants to be here during those times. Either way, my tours continue all year round. Typical tours are 4 or 5 hours. But I also have many that are 8-10 hours or even 3 days! Check out my site for more info www.shootnewyorkcity.com or email me at tours@leannestaples.com me for further information. #newyorkcity   #photography   #tours  
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November 10, 2014 2 comments 6 shares 132 plus ones
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I do my #tours   rain or shine and even snow! Interesting #photography   and photographic opportunities happen in all kinds of weather. Umbrellas and rain are always great fun to photograph. My tours are for beginners and advanced photographers and for #streetphotography   and/or urban landscape photography in all 5 boroughs of #newyorkcity   You can see more information on my site and reviews from some of my tours. www.shootnewyorkcity.com
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November 07, 2014 6 comments 7 shares 90 plus ones
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I am currently working on putting together a book with my very good friend +Joshua Evan  It is a series of #intentionalcameramovement   and #doubleexposure   #photobasedart   prints. Perhaps it will be ready this year! You can see some of the #photos   on my website at www.leannestaples.com/a-walk-in-the-park/
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November 06, 2014 2 comments 6 shares 89 plus ones
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"We had the pleasure to take a #brooklyn   (Coney Island and Brighton Beach) #tour   with Leanne.  She  is very passionate about #photography   and her enthusiasm made it a great day. We are experienced with photography; even with experience, our pictures were greatly enhanced by Leanne's ability to find the spot and see the moment. She makes it easy to find inspiration. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to take unique images in cool spots around the New York City."
#streetphotography   #newyorkcity   #coneyisland
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2014/11/6/review-by-dorian-and-jerome-connecticut
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November 04, 2014 6 comments 10 shares 132 plus ones
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This is my third year of shooting ‪#‎Halloween‬ in ‪#EastHarlem ‪#ElBarrio Oh, it is fabulous. I took my student Mark on a ‪#phototour‬ this time. I will be adding quite a few new photos to my site as I get time to process them! ‪#streetphotography #newyorkcity  
http://www.leannestaples.com/harlem-halloween/
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October 31, 2014 2 comments 6 shares 129 plus ones
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Today I will be giving my student Mark the 3rd day of a #photography   #tour   in #harlem   This shot was taken on our 1st day in #chinatown   We've been having a great time!!! I still have a few spaces for November and December. For more information go to
www.shootnewyorkcity.com #streetphotography  
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October 24, 2014 10 comments 19 shares 326 plus ones
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Meeting Leanne on my first visit to New York in nearly 20 years was a huge stroke of luck!  I had googled "photo tours New York" and she appeared...after looking briefly at her portfolio I was quickly convinced she had the right "eye" for what I was looking for in a photo tour of New York.  She encouraged me to have the confidence to look beneath the surface and grab the essence of whet New York IS.. Although it was raining we wandered and captured the essence of a rainy New York morning. She was a delight to be with and came up with easy suggestions to get fab pics.   New York can feel overwhelming to a photographer who wants to try to capture the heart of it, however Leanne made it all feel attainable in just a morning..I left her with a confidence to just walk the streets and look through my eyes and see it unfold before me. Highly recommended!
www.shootnewyorkcity.com
#newyorkcityphotography   #photography   #tours   #streetphotography   #umbrella  

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October 23, 2014 6 comments 12 shares 173 plus ones
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So many places and things to photograph in New York City! My tours explore many different neighborhoods in this great city and include both urban landscapes and/or street photography depending on your preference. Each tour is customized for your individual style and we choose which sections of the city to explore. For more information you can email me at tours@leannestaples.com www.shootnewyorkcity.com
Copyright © Leanne Staples. All Rights Reserved.
#newyorkcityphotography   #photography   #tours  

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October 17, 2014 2 comments 4 shares 68 plus ones
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I was out giving a tour in Little Odessa #brooklyn   recently. We had fun doing #streetphotography   and I still love #blackandwhitephotography   :-)
www.shootnewyorkcity.com #photography   #tours  
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October 13, 2014 10 comments 6 shares 145 plus ones
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I was out on a photo tour the other day in the Lower East Side when I came across this! Ah yes, photography is not a crime. I agree!!! photography is not a crime.
#newyorkcityphotography‬   ‪#phototours #streetart   #photographyisnotacrime  
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October 10, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 39 plus ones
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Thanks +Joshua Evan you did a great job on my site.

Shoot New York City - Photo Tours of NYC

My good friend, fellow photographer and artist Leanne Staples is a licensed
New York City tour guide and and has been running customised photo tours
for photographers of all levels for the past 4 years. She specialises in
off the beaten track tours in Manhattan, Harlem, Coney Island, Long Island
City, Dumbo and many other neighborhoods in all 5 Boroughs. They can be
customised for your particular desires including urban landscape and/or...

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October 09, 2014 10 comments 6 shares 164 plus ones
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It's official, I have a new website just for my New York City Photo Tours! You can see it at www.shootnewyorkcity.com and there is also a link at www.leannestaples.com After much thought and a little help from a good friend, I realized that separating my photography and art from my photo tours makes sense. I have also done some improvements to this site. I hope that you enjoy it! Thanks!
#newyorkcity‬   ‪#phototours
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October 02, 2014 2 comments 4 shares 88 plus ones
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Recently, I took a group of photographers from France on a street photography tour in Harlem. We had a wonderful time and it was the first time that many of them had tried street photography. Martine is on the left in the photo shown here. Je parle en Francais un peu. My tours are for beginners and advanced photographers as well as street and/or urban landscapes.
www.shootnewyorkcity.com
#streetphotography   #newyorkcityphotography   #phototours  
Copyright © Leanne Staples. All Rights Reserved.

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September 26, 2014 4 comments 9 shares 154 plus ones
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There's always something to photograph in this great city! There's always something new to see and photograph! My tours are customized for your particular interests. You can see reviews of my tours at www.shootnewyorkcity.com and for more information you can contact me at tours@leannestaples.com
#newyorkcity   #phototours  
Copyright © Leanne Staples. All Rights Reserved.

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September 25, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 85 plus ones
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September 24, 2014 6 comments 5 shares 150 plus ones
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why is modern art so expensive?
www.leannestaples.com
#selfie   #newyorkcity   #photography  
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September 19, 2014 19 comments 23 shares 376 plus ones
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A recent review of my tours. " Recently my wife and I hired Leanne for two days to guide us around the Neighbourhoods of New York, in particular to assist us in our photographic opportunities and to show us around. To say it was a successful time would be an understatement, it was fantastic. Leanne's personality made us comfortable from our first meeting and it just got better from there. She pointed out many shot opportunities that we would not have spotted and many will end up in my trip book, including introducing you to New Yorks finest and photos with.

It was two fun filled and informative days and we grew to regards Leanne as a friend, if you are looking for a great guide who will introduce you to the real New York and improve your photos then look no further. . . . . highly recommend Leanne, she is totally flexible to work with your requirements and objectives. Be warned thou you will walk a long way....LOL" Brian and Sue, Australia.
www.shootnewyorkcity.com
#phototour   #newyorkcityphotography   #Australia   #sydney  

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September 15, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 44 plus ones
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What an amazing city! There's always something new and always something to photograph. You can book a #phototour   with me.
http://www.leannestaples.com/new-york-city-tour-guide/
#newyorkcityphotography   #photography   
Copyright © Leanne Staples. All Rights Reserved.

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September 14, 2014 2 comments 2 shares 46 plus ones
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I was out giving a tour recently and got a few shots in. I've been so busy and backlogged in my processing and posting. Anyway, here's a very recent shot from the East Village. Enjoy!
www.leannestaples.com
#newyorkcityphotography   ‪#streetphotography‬ ‪#‎phototours‬
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September 06, 2014 11 comments 7 shares 115 plus ones
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Yesterday I was giving a photo tour to my new friends from Australia. We had a great time!
www.leannestaples.com
#streetphotography     #newyorkcityphotography     #chinatown     #phototour  
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September 04, 2014 3 comments 4 shares 75 plus ones
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New York City's Chinatown is a very popular place for photo tours for both Urban Landscapes and Street Photography. When you book a photo tour with me, I customize it for the photographic style and neighborhoods that you would like to go to. You can find more information about my tours at http://www.leannestaples.com/new-york-city-tour-guide/ or by emailing me at tours@leannestaples.com
#newyorkcityphotography   #phototour     #chinatown  
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August 28, 2014 5 comments 3 shares 109 plus ones
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Today I was giving a photo tour to my friend Frederic Georgens and his group of photographers from France. We had a great time!
www.leannestaples.com
#streetphotography   #newyorkcityphotography   #harlem   #phototour  
Copyright © Leanne Staples. All Rights Reserved.

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August 24, 2014 0 comments 6 shares 60 plus ones
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#newyorkcity  doesn't stop! Book a #phototour  with a pro!

New York City doesn't stop!!!

The summer is slowing down a bit and the weather has been very nice. But
just because the typical vacation season is drawing to a close doesn't mean
there isn't good photography to be had! In fact, the autumn light is
spectacular for photography. Nice moody light and colors. 

I give photo tours all year round! You can contact me for more information
about my custom photo tours at tours@leannestaples.com and you can find
more informat...

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The fabulous Rufus Wainwright! What a beautiful voice!

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New York City Photo Tours

Incredible City

There is always something new to discover in New York City! I specialize in
off the beaten track photo tours of all 5 boroughs of this incredible city.
Whether you are looking for the best urban landscapes and/or street
photography, I can take you there so that you can capture photos that
illustrate the magic of this city. I am a licensed New York City tour guide
and I customize each tour to your specific needs. For more information see...

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New York City is an amazing city and sometimes people can find it overwhelming. As a licensed New York City tour guide I customize photo tours to not only find the photos that you are looking for, but also to make you comfortable being here - to see New York City as a New Yorker. For more information about my tours or to book a tour you can contact me at tours@leannestaples.com
#newyorkcityphotography   #phototours  
http://bit.ly/UrXwLX

New York City Photo Tours

New York City is an amazing city and sometimes people can find it
overwhelming. As a licensed New York City tour guide I customize photo
tours to not only find the photos that you are looking for, but also to
make you comfortable being here - to see New York City as a New Yorker. For
more information about my tours or to book a tour you can contact me at
tours@leannestaples.com

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Shoot New York City #photooftheday   #newyorkcity   #graffiti   #chinatown   original #photography  

Browse and purchase photographs from New York City by the photographer and artist Leanne Staples. - Shoot New York City

Browse and purchase photographs from New York City by the photographer and artist Leanne Staples.

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