New Orleans Weekend Workshops

Spend a Weekend in New Orleans...

"New Orleans Weekend Workshops"

Weekend Photography Workshops give attendee's the ability to immerse themselve's in their photography to learn to express themselves better through photographs...

** Weekend Workshops can be any 2 or 3 consecutive days
Including Photography Classes and Hands On, Location Photo Shoots

Weekend Workshops by Stanwycks Photography

Weekend Photography Workshops, for beginners to advanced shooters... Our Studio works with attendee's for two days, focused on coaching and guiding you to create better images based on your personal goals and improving skills! 

We offer 2 day Photography Workshops including Classes and Hands On Photography Coaching while on-location, offering a better grasp at bringing many photographic elements together for the future of your Photography Journey and CreativeTechnique.

Phone:  504.899.9394 Studio
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Variety of Images From Our Workshops

Exposure, Composition, Color and Black and White...

New Orleans, The Bayou, The French Quarter, Mardi Gras, Neon at Night, and HDR Photography...

New Orleans and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place to get those creative juices flowing! From uptown, downtown the swamps and the Bayous, there is always something happening to inspire great photography! Many of the workshops we offer can be custom created for an itinerary that will be sure to bring out the artist in you. From the Beginner to the more experienced shooter, our classes and locations are sure to keep your day interesting.  

If you are coming to New Orleans,  for a few days and want to bring your camera for a few days of fun and creativity we have you covered.  We have carefully crafted Itineraries for the weekend workshop that will keep you shooting while being coached as you shoot. Photography coaching is great as it gives you the guidance for composition, camera settings and helps you question your skills to make you understand light exposure better with regard to how you are working with your camera now. There is always room for learning more or increasing your skill set.  

If you just want to see the city we can do that too! New Orleans makes it extra fun! The culture here is like no other.  Stanwycks Photography, Vicki Stanwycks, loves being your  guide and coach,  teaching technique and shooting skills, while being your guide...

Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you have interest in. We will tailor an itinerary just for you.  Contact us so we can come up with a plan. You will be better at Creating Photographs for sure after one of our workshops!

Do You Love Photography?

Get the most out of your camera and learn from Experienced Photography Professionals!

Weekend Photography Workshops

For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...

  • Individual Workshops and classes available
  • Workshops & Classes working with individuals, one on one
  • Are you coming to New Orleans for a vacation or a convention?
  • Get your consultation to pin point what you could work on based on your photography goals.

Various workshops are offered throughout the year and cover many topics. Please check this page from time to time to see if there's a topic that may interest you. We work with clients individually, from time to time offer group coaching for private groups - call us for your group! 

Our workshops are serious to us, yet we love to have fun. Every individual gets hands on attention. Clients who have taken our workshops and coaching sessions come back all the time for more....

Customizing your Photography Itinerary

This page lists some of the workshops we offer. Please take a look around and let us know which one(s) you are interested in. If you don't see something you want, please call us and we can figure out how to make it happen just for you. If you see a few things you like listed, we can customize a photography plan just for you. Call today at 504.899.9394.


Photography Workshops, Classes and Coaching

How this all works....

Beginning Photography Workshops

Workshops: Great for those from Out of Town

Weekend Workshops: 

  • Workshops are Full days and Weekends
  • Workshops Include Classes and Location Shooting, using New Orleans as your Backdrop
  • Hands on Instruction, Vicki Stanwycks Works with you as you shoot to get better images and understand the why's and hows
  • Individuals & Small Groups
  •  One and two day workshops Available.

On-Location, Coaching One On One

We offer Coaching based on your individual shooting goals. We evaluate where you are now with relationship to your knowledge of:

  • Photography
  • Camera
  • Computer
  • Skills

And come up with a plan of action so you can realistically meet your goals.


New Orleans Style - Weekend Workshops

New Orleans Weekend Workshops and Attractions

The New Orleans Workshop(s)

In New Orleans Style Workshop's we spend time dedicated to creating images of New Orleans. New Orleans is filled with color, sights and sounds, (some very unique sights, for sure) like no other place in the country. We have a class at the start of the day, and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as we can in our workshop time together.

Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and see the New Orleans landscape, and the finer points of interest.  We  can Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Fishing Areas, Local People, etc. if you want to experience New Orleans and Capture the local color, culture and flair of it's people,  this workshop is for you!  Different options are available as listed below,  based on what you want to see and your time frame. Give us a call and we can discuss the detail's...

The Most Popular New Orleans Areas
  • New Orleans Garden District

New Orleans is known for it's historical homes especially in the Garden District area. The Architecture Styles of New Orleans  are rooted in the Garden District including The Famous Author, Ann Rice, "Interview with a Vampire."  The Historic homes that can be seen and photographed are a taste of history as beautiful and as colorful as ever, including the beautiful styled Iron Fences -  huge Oak Trees that line the New Orleans streets as an example.  

We can see one of the famous cemeteries as shot in the TV Series CSI New Orleans. The history and images to be gotten are a part of the New Orleans history you don't want to miss.   See the street cars that run along St. Charles Ave and explore the Avenues,  the Boutique areas of Magazine Street... A very interesting Part of New Orleans Culture for sure.


  • The Uptown Areas of New Orleans

Much to see in the Uptown areas of New Orleans. We will start exploring some of Southern Architecture and large structural frontal Columned homes, including architecture along Prytania and St. Charles Avenue's. We venture off into the  University areas showing the colleges nestled in the uptown parts of town, including the famous Audubon Park & some of it's attractions, Oak Trees & bronze statues.

Then off to photograph some of the areas that some of the locals see and do - perhaps a little differently than the tourist areas of town... Where ever we go in New Orleans it's filled with color and culture unlike anywhere else  in the country.

  • The Downtown Fauberg Marigny Areas

We go and explore the Marigny areas of New Orleans which are just below the French Quarter where you can see a different side of New Orleans History as a work in progress. 

Many artists live in the Marigny areas. NOCCA a famous arts school for high school students is housed in this area, offering much inspiration for students.

Sometimes a New Orleans Brass Band can be seen performing on the streets of the Marigny. We also explore the Esplanade Ave. and it's architecture and color... and venture into parts of Treme and off to some of the older parts of town featuring a different cultural experience. 


  • The Famous New Orleans Cities of the Dead

One could spend days photographing in the New Orleans cemeteries. There are many cemeteries in New Orleans and we focus on the most interesting ones for photography. As New Orleans is only 8 feet above Sea Level Tombs need to be above ground.

These historical structures and statues make for some very beautiful imagery, colorful and monotone photography. We start in the Garden District seeing one of the most widely filmed Cemeteries to the TV and in the Movie industry. You will see different styled historical tombs.

Then we venture off to several Areas featuring these interesting historical Grave areas which houses some very beautiful Statues. New Orleans cemeteries are huge, historical and offer a taste of history you won't find anywhere else.

New Orleans Location Photography Workshops & Adventures

Ask about our famed workshop... "Urban New Orleans in 25 Miles"
New Orleans Weekend Photography Workshop

Photography is a Journey, and New Orleans is definitely one of those places that offer a Plethora of Interesting things to Photograph based on the rich histories and cultures New Orleans has to offer as outlined above. New Orleans has maintained it's historic feel and offers a very colorful Palette for those interested in creating beautiful images.  

In this Workshop we spend the whole weekend dedicated to creating images of New Orleans. New Orleans is filled with color, Sights and Sounds, like no other place in the country. We have class to begin, and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as scheduled in your weekend. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images, so you can see the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Local People, etc. so you can see more than the French Quarter, more of New Orleans, and Capture the local color and flair of it's people.

One could spend days Photographing New Orleans and seeing all the sights, sounds, tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer. New Orleans Workshops are flexible that work around where we decide to explore with your Professional Photography Coach and Guide.  

We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years and know where and how to shoot the wonderful things New Orleans has to offer. If you want to see and shoot without the hassle of ordinary crowds and have an Authentic New Orleans Experience, either Traditionally, Urban or both - this Workshop/Tour is for you...

The French Quarter Weekend - New Orleans Workshop

Night or day, seeing all the sights, sounds, and tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer, one can create some really beautiful images, using the New Orleans French Quarter as the main subject. One could spend days Photographing the French Quarter.  There is so much Culture, including French, Creole, and Americana. The New Orleans French Quarter, is a very exciting place! 

The French Quarter is one of the Most Colorful places to photograph, rich with history and culture at the heart of New Orleans. From the beautiful streets of the Quarter, including the historic Balconies, laden with beautiful iron work and Gas Light torches that light the way for passers by at night; the gorgeous courtyards and splendid gardens; to the mysterious aura at night that surrounds Bourbon Street, Royal Street, from Canal to Esplanade Avenue...  

Our Weekend Workshops start with a class in the studio that will be focused on your photography skills. Then your Instructor/Professional Photographer will guide you around the French Quarter while driving and walking,  and offer you Photography Coaching while you shoot.

We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years both professionally and personally,  and know where and how to shoot the unique things the French Quarter has to offer. If you want to capture great images of the Authentic French Quarter in New Orleans, this Workshop/Tour is for you...

Photographing People to Architecture the subject range is great. We focus on different spots/areas in the French Quarter that will get your creative juices flowing, including Street Photography, Architecture, People and the list goes on.   This is a flexible Workshop that works around your stay in New Orleans.

Bayou Weekend Photography Workshops

The beauty of the Bayou will be seen in this workshop. We travel into the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous with an experienced  Captain and guide on his boat.  This is quite the adventure! If you like Landscape Photography this workshop offers great opportunity to get some beautiful images.  

We travel into the Louisiana Bayous and visit several swamp areas over the course of the weekend.  We set sale for 2 days and can experience an Air Boat (optional) as well,  where our guides bring us to the  Bayou Areas,  showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, various wildlife, and Birds. We visit  fishing areas,  Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing life on the Bayou.  We also get to taste some of the local flavors and fresh catches of the day depending on where we choose to eat over the weekend. Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape.

If you like bird Photography some days we can find many birds, like Egrets and the Great Blue Heron. Gators? We see Gators and can get some great photographs of Alligators, for sure.

Vicki Stanwycks assists and works with you to create images of the Swamps,  This workshop offers a glimpse into the Cajun Lifestyle, it's people and the Beautiful Landscape as only seen by boat and on the road.

New Orleans Street and Night Photography - Weekend Workshop

Street Photography is Journalism at it's best... There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places.  Journalism is to telling a story, sometimes in one single photograph. Being in the streets of New Orleans is always very interesting as there are many different facets of New Orleans every day. Immersing yourself in the local culture and experiencing life here gets one primed to start shooting pictures as life unfolds quickly - every minute. One can create the best Street photographs on the streets of New Orleans, being spontaneous and mindful of the culture.

  Street Workshops help you become more intuitive, with attention to detail and composition. Being more intuitive and spontaneous gets more thought provoking images. We go over gear, safety, light, preparation, travel, color, black and white, some computer imaging and learning how to understand your inner photographer.  Vicki Stanwycks personally coaches and works with you in the classroom and on location to create images, applying the techniques in class and discussion.

See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, street musicians, neon lights, brass bands. Learn to capture the mood and feeling in New Orleans and apply the workshop instruction for future travel. Very Informative and lots of fun.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Weekend Workshops 2017
New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography Workshops - (During the Mardi Gras Season)

There are 2 Weekends and Mardi Gras Day. Each Weekend featured Workshop 2 days each from morning to night on both days of the weekend and Mardi Gras day. Includes classes and hands on shooting with Vicki Stanwycks. Students must bring their own gear. Food and beverages will be available in studio. Classes, shooting and critique. Experience Mardi Gras Like never before...  Please check our all our Mardi Gras pages so you can see what to expect. These  Workshops are awesome!

Popular Weekend Photography Workshops

Photography Weekends

New Orleans - Weekend Travel Photography Workshops

Travel photography is fun and is approached as exciting and artful... Surely it's exciting to travel and explore and capture beautiful travel images that most folks just get to  dream about...  Your photography gear needs to be effective and lite while visiting unfamiliar territory. In some places there are no stores or electricity. We discuss positives, negatives, and preparation.

There are language barriers with foreigner's if traveling out of the country, safety issues and inherent photographic challenges. Going to the local camera store is not so available in foreign places and can prove costly. Having what you need is paramount.  The airlines also come into play, traveling effectively with gear is important to the success of any travel.

Call today about this workshop, so we can work with you creatively and practically when thinking about travel plans. Our primary focus is to get shooters to be the best they can be with what you  already have while traveling. Travel Photography can prove to be some of the most exciting endeavors, if done properly so you can get the most creative images for your life as life with a camera is a precious journey.

Travel Photography - Weekend Workshop

Travel photography is ever so exciting. Surely a new journey causes great enthusiasm to travel and explore...  Travel Photography should be approached through the wisdom of the unknown... with the satisfaction of finding out what's there. "Pushing through the crevices of  life to create a memorable journey as captured through your lens." Photography gear needs to be effective and accomplish image capture while as simply as possible, whilevisiting unfamiliar territory effectively. There are language barriers with foreigner's if traveling out of the country, safety issues and inherent photographic challenges. Going to the local camera store it not so readily available and having what you need is paramount as we don't get a chance to go back to our destination so easily... The airlines come into play with how to travel effectively with your gear, as far as packing and carry on bags. Call us today to see how we can help you, to also help tap into what sparks you creatively when thinking about your travel plans... Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you have, while traveling. Travel Photographs can be some of the most exciting images - especially when they are your own... and we help you make that happen.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Weekend

In this Workshop we spend the whole weekend dedicated to creating images of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From Bay St. Louis to Biloxi all along the beaches and the inner Bayous. We have a class to begin and then venture off to see and feel as much of the coast we can. Vicki Stanwycks s is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and capture the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the  Fishing Areas, the Beaches and scenery, Local People, etc. If you want to embrace the Southern Coast and make some great images,  this workshop is for you....   

Understanding Exposure, Light and Color - Photography Weekend Workshop

There are Mysteries in photography, and light could be one of them...  You have heard about it, you have read about it, you have even tried to understand it... You have photographed it, and have tried to make great photographs with it!  

We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography skills to a better place. Knowing light and how to manipulate it through exposure, knowing how to see and track the light will make all the difference in your photography.

This Weekend Workshop starts off in the classroom, dedicated to exposure,  going over the basics and various techniques. We venture out into the field shooting different situations where we learn to use light to create mood, impact, maximizing color, black and white, people, exteriors, and mixed lighting situations.

This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape, street photography and Urban life... We also incorporate night photography into this workshop.  Light has many aspects that must be considered from color to capture.

This workshop enhances your photography  skills and helps you pinpoint the right exposure in camera so you can make better images in post production, on the computer for mixed media purposes. Light and exposure is essential to the beginning of any image. We spend time in class and apply what we have learned from class to hands on techniques while shooting on-location.

Photographing People While on Location - New Orleans Weekend

Are you struggling with your camera, trying to get photographs of your children or friends? People photography can be your own unique history of your family and friends. Photographing people can be fun, demanding and truly satisfying. Stanwycks Photography offers Workshops and classes for Photographing People with your DSLR. When photographing people, all the functions on the camera can prove to make a big difference to the outcome of final images. It can be embarrassing to be playing with all the functions of your camera while your subject is in front of you. This Workshop will definitely help with that for sure...

Learn how to create better images of people by understanding the functions of your camera, and seeing light. We love to create images for friends and family.  Some want to make wall portraits and even give gifts. So many reasons that we want our photographs of people to be better.

Vicki Stanwycks personally coaches and works with you to help you create better photos and understand your camera for the purpose of photographing for people; friends, family and even social media. We also discuss the different things you can do with your images after you have processed them, how to get prints, and other creative venues for your final images.

Creating your Workflow - Weekend Workshop

Your Computer can make or break your final images. How you  handle your images with your computer and software can dictate how you see your images in the future.  todays darkroom is the computer.  In this workshop we help you create a digital workflow so you can process your images and get your final images to look more like how you saw the image when you created the photograph.

Back in the day, Processing film and printing photographs took years to master and learn.   Now, believe it or not, we still have to do the same, just differently.  We use our Digital Darkroom - Computers and Laptops to process our images and printers to print the images - be it a home printer or a lab. This workshop is deigned for those who want to create a digital workflow using computers and software, for post processing, organizational purposes and image output for simple prints, to more extensive Giclee Printing and various Photo Products that are in most cases a click or two away. Let us help you with this process.

What You Will Need

We answer all questions and want to give you the best time ever so you can get as much as you can from your Photography Weekend. We do the best we can and offer as much knowledge and Photo coaching as time permits so you can get the best images possible with your chosen camera's.

The workshops offer;

  • Your guide, instructor, and coach... Vicki Stanwycks
  • Transportation - a car/van for local locations
  •  Once at a location walking and moving about is necessary to get various shots for intended capture. You are expected to walk locally and be medically able.
  • You will be expected to be responsible for your gear.
  • We offer water, drinks and snacks while on location
  • Your lodging and meals are up to you

It's good to know what you will need for your workshops so you can come prepared.

  • Camera's and Lenses
  • SD Cards for Capture, 2 or more SD Cards
  • 2 or More dedicated Batteries for your camera(charged)
  • Hard Drive (Optional for 2 day workshops) Will need to Download Days Photo Shoot so you can format cards and be ready for the next day
  • Weather appropriate clothing (Summer/Winter Clothes Depending) Depending on where we are going shorts are not always recommended
  • Closed Toed Shoes, No Sandals
  • A camera bag specific for your gear
  • A Tripod - Good for Night Photography
  • Money as needed

Keep in mind - what you should bring is what you would travel with traditionally. If traveling, I like to keep in mind to be as simple and as light as possible. This helps to keep fatigue at a minimum and keeps you as fluid as possible while on location.

Weekend Workshops - Friday Night Meeting & Weekend Kick Off

Friday Night we have dinner, meet and have a meeting. We go over our Itinerary and discuss what we will be doing for the weekend. We discuss your camera's, lenses, computers and more of what to expect. You will get a handout explaining what your workshop is all about so you can know better what to expect in the days we will be shooting. Then off to your hotels/rooms to rest up for a busy weekend!

** Please note.... Weekend workshops don't have to be on the weekend. They can be two days out of any given week, just two consecutive days so you will get the most out of your workshops.

Classes, Critiques and Workflow

Weekend Workshops gives us more time to hone your photography skills in classes, by looking at what you have done while shooting, then following a critique of your work.  Much learning can be received by looking and seeing what could may have done differently which sparks more questions and more learning.

Using Your Camera to Tell Stories...

Photography in general alludes to fun and excitement. Photography also brings one to many places both in your minds eye and in the actual photograph. We travel to exotic places with the idea in mind to create equally exotic Photographs. We are travelers, we are adventure seekers and we want to see and do more and capture it through our cameras. However if we don't knowhow to do it well... all that excitement dies fast when our Photographs don't look like what we felt and saw. Good Photography creates a feeling and better photography get us excited. The old cliché that;

"A picture is worth a thousand Words!"

It's true... I would like to think and hope that some images are worth more words and some Photographs do all the talking. Wouldn't you like to be that Creator? Wouldn't you like to create pictures that spoke to your viewing audience? Take the first step with us and we will get you on that path today. We will help you understand photography and it's language so much better. You will see!


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General Information & Rates

Classes, Coaching or Workshops, we love to help our clients make better Photographs.

Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation. One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think. Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations. Whether on the Gulf coast or in New Orleans we make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 888-526-8299 or email

We are happy to discuss what projects you have coming up and are eager to help!


We Love Photography!

For work inquiries:

Phone: Mississippi Studio
t: 228.220.4833 Gulf Coast Studio

Phone: New Orleans Studio
t: 504.899.9394 New Orleans Studio

Phone: National
t: 888.526.8299


About Us

Gulfport Photo - Stanwycks Photography has been shooting for more than 23 years all over the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Ocean Springs and Nationally. Give us a call today so we can discuss your project(s). Please look through our pages and hope you enjoy our images. Thank you... -Vicki Stanwycks

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