NYC Art of editing workshop with NYC-SPC's Jorge Garcia and SlowLight Collective's Sam Ferris

October 5th to the 7th 2018.

This 3 day workshop in NYC is focused on helping you find your own voice and unique vision by developing your editing skills. We will review work and provide serious discussion and critique. Perform sequencing exercises to help create a final edit for a zine or series. Shaping and streamlining your images into cohesive narratives while gaining a sense of purpose for your work. We will also provide an intro to designing, printing, and making zines using apps such as LightRoom and InDesign. Participants will also have the opportunity to print a small run of zines on the final day.

Workshop requirements:

  • Bring 75-100 work prints and an additional 100 images on a usb drive. (4x6 or 5x7 work prints should be inexpensive as they will be handled and passed around a lot)

  • Laptop or tablet/editing surface

  • Open mind


Friday October 5th - 9am-3pm: Introductions and opening lecture/discussion including editing exerciser. Afternoon shooting from 3pm to 6pm. Penumbra Foundation
Saturday, October 6th - 10am: Meeting in the morning to recap edits. Shooting From 10:30 to 4pm with a editing session from 4pm to 6pm. Penumbra Foundation.
Sunday, October 7th - 10am-5pm: Full day of editing to create a final edit. Intro to zine making. Penumbra Foundation

The workshop is open to photography students, to serious amateurs, as well as to more advanced photographers, who may be working on a long-term project, zine, or book. Participants will be asked to submit 10 photos as well as a brief statement about the series prior to starting the workshop. Submitting photographs are recommended but not required. 

Instructors: Jorge Garcia (, Founder of NYC-SPC, is a NYC based photographer and a freelance photographer who has worked for,, AirBnb Travel, SpeakMedia, and has been featured in various publications. Jorge has designed and edited over a dozen personal and collective zines. As a freelance photographer, he has also as collaborated with editors and creative agencies to deliver photographs that meet their project concepts. 

Sam Ferris ( is an educator and photographer from Sydney, Australia. He is an organizer and co-founder of the AUSSIE STREET exhibition and competition, and is a member of SlowLight international collectiv. His work has been published in Photo Review Magazine, Capture Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Fellow Traveler the magazine of China Rail, and as an Editor's selection on Lensculture. His work has been internationally exhibited and he has been a finalist in several street photography competitions. His ongoing project entitled ‘In Visible Light’ was featured in the academic text ‘Photography as a Social Research Method’ (2016), and recently alongside Trent Parke and Jesse Marlow, Sam was one of three Australian street photographers selected for the book '100 Great Street Photographs' (2017).


Robert T. : "I would absolutely recommend this workshop. The photography experience level of the participants ranged from a few months-10 years, and the workshop was set up in a way that everyone was challenged. I can’t tell you enough how talented Jorge and Sebastian are as photographers and instructors. I will definitely be signing up for the next NYCSPC workshop."

Zach R.: "Sebastian and Jorge were both extremely thoughtful and insightful during the workshop. I had a blast, and I have a way stronger understanding of how I want to approach shooting moving forward thanks to both of you. Also, just getting to hang out with other people interested in street shooting was awesome!"

Sofia S.: "It was a pleasure to be part of this talented group of people for a weekend. The lecture, your thoughts on street photography, and your feedback was all very valuable."

Mark B.: "The workshop Jorge and Sebastian hosted over the weekend taught me about staying in the pocket, finding a less muddled composition, and that my footwork leaves something to be desired."

Yusuke N: "It was amazing and I learned a lot! Although I'll go back to Japan this month, I'm going to keep shooting in Tokyo and make TOKYO-SPC! It's my pleasure to meet Jorge and Sebastian."

This intimate workshop is limited to 10 photographers.

Workshop Fee $700

If you would like to place a 50% deposit to reserve your spot, please select from the drop down below. Remaining 50% balance due by 9/28/2018. Deposit non-refundable after 9/28/2018.

Returning NYC-SPC Workshop Participant receive 50% off. Email us directly at to arrangement payment.

All Major Credit Cards Accepted. Please make sure to provide your name, email address, and phone number before submitting payment. Food, transportation, and accommodations are not included.

Special thanks to the  Penumbra Foundation  for hosting us and providing us with printing equipment.

Special thanks to the Penumbra Foundation for hosting us and providing us with printing equipment.

Cancellations: More than 30 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 100% refund. Between 29-8 days before workshop begins, participant will receive a 50% refund. Within 7 days of workshop, NO refund.

NYC-SPC and the instructors are not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event of a cancellation. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.