For the last 9 years, Digital Photo Academy has been based in Manhattan, New York. Certainly the photo ops are unending in that locale, as they are in the 20+ other major U.S. cities where live classes are offered. The slide show above showcases the new Digital Photo Academy headquarters and hopefully you agree that these images reflect a scenic setting for the new DPA offices as well as year round photo ops in any direction one points their lens. (Note the round stone building up on a hill, seen in the slide show during winter and fall season. That is our new headquarters, formerly a gun powder mill that was built in 1828, and owned by the Dupont family who made their fortune on gun powder sold during the Civil War. Across the way is a 41 acre park, donated to the public by the Delano family, (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). It once was the setting for the aqueduct that powered the gun powder mill and the remnants of the stone housing remain, freckled amongst small waterfalls, chimneys and fireplaces, all great for landscape and portrait shoots). In fact, the DPA team is thrilled to work out of the Hudson Valley region. Spend anytime in the area and it becomes clear as to how the late 19th century artists of the Hudson River School became the first coherent movement of American Art. Check out WIkipedia reference at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School
By the way, as we get settled, expect to see monthly Comp in the Field classes below as well as multi-day workshops. We are excited and hope you are as well. In addition to the DPA property, there are dozens of charming shops, landscape settings, cliffs overlooking the Hudson, Old World architecture, galleries and more that the DPA team has arranged for private access to bring photo hobbyists who hope to add great images to their portfolios.