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New - the Holga class is being offered this summer as a shorter two-hour class,
which has its own webpage: http://judahsharris.com/holga-camera-class

The Magical Holga   photography workshop will take place on Sunday, March 31, and a review session on Thursday, April 4 in the evening, in NYC.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants and class hours are listed below.

The Holga class is one of a number of photography workshops and tours I offer - sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of the page to receive updates


The Magical Holga Workshop cost is $285 per person and includes both the Sunday class and Thursday evening session, five rolls of 120 format B&W and color film, and the  opportunity to meet other Holga camera enthusiasts.

Participants will pay for their own meals and their own processing, though a student discount at a favorite photo lab of mine in Manhattan has been secured for $20/roll.

The workshop fee also includes a brand new "Holgamods Modified" Holga camera which we will prepare for shooting. If you already own a Holga, it's a nice idea to have a second one (carry both, one loaded with color and one with B&W film).

Class size is limited to to a maximum of 12 people. If you are not able to attend this session, there will be more in the fall and winter, as well as other photo workshops, including a basic course in digital photography.

Make sure I have your email address so that  I can notify you of workshops and photography classes that I'll be teaching.

Cancellation policy:
You receive a full refund if cancelled up to 72 hours before the start of the workshop. There are no refunds after that time, but you will have the opportunity to be admitted to a future workshop if space is available. A Holga camera received as part of the workshop is not refundable, and the camera will be mailed to you, postage-paid.

If you need to cancel, send an email to: holgaworkshop@judahsharris.com (make sure that you receive confirmation of your email).

Payment for the workshop may be made by PayPal (including credit card via Paypal) or personal check.

The Magical Holga workshop will fill up quickly, so e-mail today to reserve a spot or receive more information about the class: holgaworkshop@judahsharris.com

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Maybe you've already fallen in love with the Holga camera. Or maybe you heard of its unique qualities and want to learn how to make it work for you.

This workshop will let you explore your own personal vision and creativity. The magical Holga is an artist's tool that anyone can use! 

I've titled this photo workshop The Magical Holga. The Holga is indeed magical, but it isn't magical in the literal sense, rather it puts a photographic tool in your hands that will let you create wonderfully magical photographs. I've had my Holga photographs appear on the covers of novels, in advertising in the US and Internationally, in magazine profiles, and on the Op-Ed Pages of The NY Times.

I'll be  teaching  you many photographic techniques and special creative skills to best experience the Holga. After completing this workshop, I guarantee you'll be a better photographer and a better artist.

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Watch a short video about the Holga   



Our itinerary includes instruction and a lot of picture taking (outdoors) and will focus on:

  • What is the Holga capable of and what can't it do?
  • Getting the Holga ready for actual shooting and preparing yourself to shoot with the camera
  • Exposure, composition, and format choices of 6x6 and 6x4.5
  • Low light shooting and the bulb "B" setting
  • Using the Holga to improve picture taking skills needed when photographing with "real" cameras
  • Making mistakes and appreciating "good" accidents
  • Finding individuality even within the Holga "look"
  • Grouping images for presentation, display, and publication
  • Life after the Holga (putting the Holga back in the drawer and knowing when to take it out again)
  • Peer critique session and wrap up over a nice dinner in a brightly lit restaurant
Dates and times:
The photography session will take place on Sunday, March 31st from 9:45am-2:45pm and a follow up review session at a local restaurant on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

We'll be meeting for the Sunday portion in Central Park. The class will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately.

You deserve a discount - save $25 on the workshop fee!
Use promo code MH11FB when you register at

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Judah S. HarrisInstructor:
photographer, filmmaker, speaker and writer, Judah  S. Harris has spent more than two decades exploring and then commenting on many facets of the human drama. His photographic work is widely praised for both its distinct composition and strong narrative and has appeared on the covers of more than 40 novels, in magazines, advertising, and museum and art gallery exhibition.

Judah has taught business and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, been an invited speaker to NYC photo clubs, and teaches photography both in class settings and as a mentor and personal coach.

New York City is one of Judah's favorite subjects (especially the NYC subway!).
His photo exhibit, City Stories, shown at The City Reliquary in Brookyn, NY (2007), featured a collection of 37 NYC photographs, including some taken with the Holga camera.  

See Judah S. Harris' work at www.judahsharris.com and  www.judahsharris.com/prints       

You can also view the schedule for additional photography classes and trips.    


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