Street Photography Tours

“For me, photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality”

-Daido Moriyama

NYC Street Photography Tours w/ Street Photographer & Photojournalist Jonathan Auch

Both private and practical: a custom tailored, hands-on, 3-Hour crash course in NYC street photography. A one-of-a-kind session that will teach you the techniques of a veteran street photographer. Learn how to move agilely around the street while using your camera adeptly to create dynamic and compelling photographs.

I currently offer 3 different NYC Street Photo Tours:

1) The Grit

Start in Columbus Circle and shoot your way south through Midtown, Port Authority and Hell’s Kitchen.

2) The Spit

Start in Chinatown, one the largest and oldest chinese communities in the United States, and move your way north through Little Italy and the disappearing culture of the Lower East Side.

3) The Glitz

Start on 5th Avenue and work your way south to 34th Street and the Empire State Building, Korea-town and the diverse Fashion District.

 Each tour is completely unique and is adapted on the fly to the students’ skill-level and interests, making them ideal for advanced and amateur photographers, or anyone who is interested in viewing New York City in a different light.

After 3 hours you will have honed your ‘street smarts’, increased your confidence, and boosted your courage to begin and take the type of photographs that you have always wanted.


  • Digital Camera or Film Camera w/ Lens
  • Appropriate Film and Media for your Camera (ie: Compact Flash, SD-Cards, Memory Sticks, Tri-X)
  • Good Walking Shoes
  • A Passion for Candid Photography or Street Photography

Tuition: $350.00 USD
Accommodations, meals, and travel are not included.

To reserve a date please fill out the form bellow. You will receive a confirmation email within 24hrs with tuition payment options. For all other inquires and questions contact

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Disclaimer: Due to limited availability some Street Photo Tour dates and times will be unavailable. If your preferred time and date is not available we will contact you via email and attempt to accommodate your schedule and needs.

Cancellation Policy: If you become unable to attend a pre-booked tour or workshop, please let us know as soon as possible. Often there is a waiting list for the time slots offered in the Street Photography Tours and Workshops. If notification of cancelation is made two weeks in advance, the full tuition will be refunded.  Half the tuition fee (175.00) will be refunded if notification is made  one week before the pre-booked date. Final payment is due 7 days after date confirmation. Jonathan Auch ( is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies, nor is Jonathan Auch ( responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a Street Tour or Workshop cancellation. If there is inadequate enrollment for any Street Tour or Workshop, all fees and deposits will be refunded or transferred to another workshop within 12 months.