New Orleans Photography Workshops

New Orleans Photography Workshops 2019

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New Orleans Photography Workshops 2016

General Photography Overview, Working With Your Camera

We have added a few more workshops based on the clients we have worked with over the last year...

We also offer... "The New Orleans Photography Bootcamp"

3 Days of Photography where it's all about you and your camera!!!!

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New Orleans Photography Workshops 2019

Workshops for Photography, Beginners, Intermediate, and Hobbyists

>> Workshops for Models, Entrepreneurs and Self Esteem Building...

Are you Coming to New Orleans for Vacation, Convention or Event?

While you're here, call new Orleans Photo of Louisiana for a New Orleans experience. We can give you a front row seat into New Orleans and the areas you hear about on TV.  You can experience Mardi Gras first hand... We can take you in to the Bayous, all over New Orleans and the French Quarter. We go into various Cajun villages, swamps and fishing villages to give you a first hand experience of the Bayou Swamps, featuring hanging Moss Trees, Cypress Knees, Alligators, Egrets, Birds, and  the Cajun Lifestyles and fishing camp areas.

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Everything is One on One! We offer Classes and Coaching, for individuals and small Groups.

* On Going means we offer programs all the time -  During the Week and Weekends... scheduling depends on your schedule and our studio's assignments... Take a look around and you will find something you like!

An Explanation of how all this works... with workshops, Coaching and Classes... and now our New Orleans Photography Boot Camp!

Photography Workshops, Classes & Coaching

We have been doing workshops for more than 8 years. Vicki Stanwycks has been a commercial photographer for more than 23 years, shooting commercial advertising, aerial, models, industrial, corporate, events - people, places and things. She also owned a Gallery on Magazine Street for a few years knowing quite well how to create all kinds of images for commercial use and for fine art. She has traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe, for commercial assignments and personally. Since 2010 she has also become a life coach and incorporates that into her classes and workshops to help you bring out the best in your images. She offers workshops and classes for individuals and small groups.

New Orleans Photography Bootcamp | Digital Photography

Three Days - New Orleans Photography Bootcamp - Individual Photography Bootcamp. Bootcamp is a few days of nothing but Photography - YOU AND YOUR CAMERA! You are immersed in Photography Classes, Discussions, and creating a more sophisticated picture os how yur photography fits you. We shoot and experience New Orleans from uptown to Downtown, Night and Day - Literally. We start from the basics of Photography to the more advanced. Are you frustrated with your photography now? Are you missing those important shots? This special bootcamp can turn your skills around in a few days. Vicki Stanwycks is a life coach and incorporates this into your days in New Orleans. In this very special few days of Photography we examine your feelings about photography and what makes you insprired about your art and your vision. Depending on what level shooter you are we hone your skills to make you better at what you want to accomplish with your photography, what inspires and motivates you - to shoot and why. We give you tools to develop and understand your style. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way for three whole days helping you understand your relationship with your camera and how to capture your images with a new awareness. And... the best part is -> New Orleans is your backdrop, with all it's color, culture, and flavor. What could be more fun than to experience New Orleans with your camera?

"Best workshop I have ever taken. Vicki went above and beyond my expectations. She provided excellent, personalized instruction, based on a customized workshop design. She also shared a LOT of great insights based on helping me to assess my own style, taking me out to shoot in the kinds of locations suited to my needs, and then providing interactive coaching and feedback. As a result of taking her workshop, I am going to become a much better photographer. Even before the course was done, I had already made significant improvements. I highly recommend her services." -Darren Olson, June 25th

Custom Workshops of any of the below topics  | 2019 Workshops

New Orleans is  an awesome place especially to create images.  Many of the workshops below can be tailored specifically to what you want to see, learn and accomplish (shoot). If you are coming to town for a few days we can put together an Itinerary as we have done for many clients, being a guide,  teaching technique and shooting... Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do and we will tailor it to you.  Contact us so we can come up with a plan.

Photography Coaching Available | 2019

If you are into photography and want to get better at what you are doing, there are several coaching options available for you. Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now in your work and make some suggestions based on what you want to do with your future photography endeavors. Photography coaching is a good way to get better at what you are doing and figure out what you want to accomplish.

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy  

Weekend Workshops | 2019

Please take a look around at what we have to offer for our workshops and we can come up with a custom Itinerary just for you for one of our Weekend Workshops. We can combine classes and location workshops for your weekend. For Example you can choose to work in the French Quarter, a night workshop and a class with coaching. If you are struggling with something in your photography we can concentrate on that for a weekend.

** Weekend workshops can be during the week, the days just need to be two consecutive days so it keeps us within the flow of the work and development we are choosing.

New Orleans Beginning Photography

Workshops, & Coaching | Weekedays & Weekends - Individuals & Small Groups

Beginning Photography

Beginners | Classes & Workshops

Beginners Photography Workshops. You love photography and want  do more than just shoot pictures from your phone. Do you want to understand photography rather than simply put your camera in Automatic or Program mode? We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography. Cameras, composition, computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up digital photography in 2019.  The computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom are touched upon...We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.  We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.

"I took a one on one class with Ms. Vicki, and it was absolutely amazing. She was such a nice person and made me feel extremely comfortable. In the few days I was there, she taught me a lot and made me more confident with capturing photographs. I am hoping to take more classes with her in the future to further my love for photography. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that it is interested in photography. Thank you Ms. Vicki!"  -Tyniesha Williams

"If you want to get a good working knowledge of your camera these classes or workshops are for you!"

Beginners Photography Coaching Available | 2019

Beginning Photography Coaching... Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now with your photography, and make suggestions based on where you are now and your photography goals. If you want to get better at photography, there are several coaching options available for you.  Photography coaching is a great way to start shooting right away!

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy  

Intermediate Photography  2019 | Coaching, Classes & Workshops

Intermediate Photography Workshops and Classes. The purpose of these classes is to exercise an intermediate shooter to understand light, color and the direct relationships and effects each have in the creation of images. 

Enhance your technique and abilities to compose and shoot faster.  Composition and the computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom...We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.  We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.

"If you take pretty good photos in Program Mode & other functions, but want more out of photography."

New Orleans Style Photography Workshops

New Orleans Photography Workshops |  2019

The French Quarter, The Garden District, Uptown and Midtown...

One, Two or Three Day Workshops, Your Choice...

** Weekend workshops can be during the week, the days just need to be two consecutive days so it keeps us within the flow of the work and development we are choosing.

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 a class to begin and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as we can get in our time together. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and see the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Fishing Areas, Local People, etc. if you want to see New Orleans and Capture the local color and flair of it's people, sights and flavor this workshop is for you....    

We have been doing workshops for more than 8 years. Vicki Stanwycks has been a commercial photographer for more than 23 years, shooting commercial advertising, aerial, models, industrial, corporate, events - people, places and things. She also owned a Gallery on Magazine Street for a few years knowing quite well how to create all kinds of images for commercial use and for fine art. She has traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe, for commercial assignments and personally. Since 2010 she has also become a life coach and incorporates that into her classes and workshops to help you bring out the best in your images. She offers workshops and classes for individuals and small groups.

Urban New Orleans Workshops |  2019

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 a class to begin and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as we can get in our time together. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and see the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Fishing Areas, Local People, etc. if you want to see New Orleans and Capture the local color and flair of it's people, sights and flavor this workshop is for you....    

Mardi Gras 2020 | New Orleans Mardi Gras Weekend Workshops

During the Mardi Gras Season

New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography Workshops - 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!

New Orleans Art Photography Workshops |  2019

Creating Artistic images and capturing your style - Creating your own art is much more than pressing the shutter of your camera or cell phone. The creative process involves several factors that make the difference between a nice picture and a thought provoking mindful image - an artful photographic image.... Attendees should bring to these classes/workshops their camera and gear, laptop and software that they use for their Photographs. Please bring at least 100 of our favorite images to date. If you don't have software we can make recommendation's. We will have classes, shooting at various locations, computer lab, assignments and critiques. We will create images together based on your classes and discovery. Be prepared to talk about various subjects as realized through your creative process.

"Visit the Swamp!" Bayou Photography Workshops | 2019

We travel into the Louisiana Bayous with an experienced guide and his boat... This is quite the adventure... we motor off into the Bayous where our guide brings us to the prime Bayou Areas, showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, and it's various animals and Birds. We visit fishing areas... Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing the catch of the day... Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape, Gators, Hanging Moss Cypress Trees, People, Graveyards and the Cajun Landscape.

Unblocking and Recreating the Artist Within | 2019

Lifecoaching Sessions, Photography, Discussions and recreating the artist within for 2016

Being creative for self satisfaction, feeling good, and even excited about what you want to accomplish takes motivation and a clear mind. If your mind is jumbled and your life is crazy the creative process can be tainted, you can feel negatively challenged, hence making the creative process seem like climbing a huge mountain. The creative process is different for everyone. This workshop is focused on you, figuring our what makes you come alive creatively, like you once were or perhaps simply different so you can find the creatively that has somehow gotten locked away and why. These Artists workshops have been a good place to start to get you seeing and feeling your creative self once again. If you are struggling this could be just what you need.

Attendees should bring to these classes/workshops their camera and gear, laptop and software that they use for their Photographs. Please bring at least 100 of your latest images so we can look at where you are now. There will be life coaching sessions, discussions, writing exercises, shooting at various locations, possible computer processes demonstrations. We will create images together based on your discovery and coaching sessions. Be prepared to talk about various subjects as realized through the creative process.

New Orleans Night Photography Workshop | 2019

New Orleans really comes alive at night. See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, talent, music, musicians, neon lights, brass bands and the beautiful architecture as seen only in New Orleans at night.  Learn to capture the mood and feeling in New Orleans and use the workshop instruction for future travel. Shooting JPEG and Raw, Creating High Depth images by incorporating various techniques. Very Informative and lots of fun. You must have some understanding of the basics.

New Orleans Street Photography  |  2019

Journalism in the Streets...

We offer Workshops for Shooting wherever you go in the streets of your destination. There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places. 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 using the techniques learned in this class.

New Orelans Photo's - Very Popular Photography Workshops

Travel Photography Workshop Weekend  |  2019

Travel photography is fun and can be approached as exciting and artful... Surely it's exciting to travel and explore... Photography gear needs to be effective and accomplish image capture while visiting unfamiliar territory. There are language barriers with foreigner's, safety issues and inherent photographic challenges. Going to the local camera store it not so readily available and having what you need is paramount... and then the airlines come into play and how to travel effectively with your gear. Call us today to see if we have an ongoing workshop at this time or we can work with you individually to help you find your inner photographer... Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you have while traveling.

Photographing People  |   2019

We offer Workshops for Shooting People groups and Model Coaching for the aspiring model from a photographers point of view. As photographer's we create images for the aspiring model and know what looks good and doesn't. We also offer one on one model mentoring to better assist and create a better understanding of the industry. Vicki Stanwycks personally coaches and works with you to help you create your image, portfolio, comp cards and self promotional materials.

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New Orleans, Exposure, Color & Light Photography Workshop

On - Location Photography, Working with Exposure, Color & Light

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images. Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.

Photography Workflow and Digital Processing

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images. Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.

New Orleans Photography Workshops

Shooting Pictures in New Orleans can be quite the Adventure! There are so many things to see and do in this great city. Uptown to Downtown, The French Quarter, The CBD...  So much history, Many Different Cultures!

See it, Shoot it, with Photography Professionals

Phone:   504.899.9394   Studio

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Images from our Workshops and Around Louisiana...

You will love our Workshops!

Be Prepared for your Photography Workshops

What to Bring...

New Orleans Photography Workshops

Attendees must be able to stand and walk around. Attendees responsible for their own gear and carrying it. Some shots require walking and moving in larger areas.

  • Attendees should bring their camera gear and Case
  • Lenses - Telephoto recommended as well as a good walk around lens
  • Extra Camera Batteries
  • Extra SD (film) Cards
  • Tripod or Monopod Optional
  • Perhaps some bug spray - Depending on the time of year
  • Weekend Workshop attendees should have a laptop to download images, for Image Critiques & Discussions
  • Money as Needed
  • Meals Not Included

 

What to Wear...

Clothes

  • Longer Pants - Shorts not recommended
  • Closed Toed Footwear - No Sandals
  • Hats if Sensitive to the Sun
  • Weather appropriate Clothing - Summer vs Winter

Shooting On Location

  • We will provide Snacks and Beverages
  • If there is something you like or need, bring it
  • If there are health concerns or if you have a condition please tell us.
  • We will provide transportation with either a van or car
  • third party transportation will be discussed if necessary

General Information

Full Day Photography Workshops

Various Full Day
  • Full Day Workshops
  • Professional Photographer/Instructors to guide you and offer instuction and Guidance
  • One On One - Workshops or Small Groups
  • Photography Coaching as we Travel to locations

Photography Weekend Workshops

Various 2 Day Workshop - WS Attractions & Availablitly
  • Professional Photographer/Instructor to guide you and work with you as you shoot
  • Price Depending on Workshop Attractions
  • Photo Coaching While Shooting
  • On on One or Small Group Workshops

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.

Understand Aspects of Photography, Seeing Light, Exposure, Composition, and so much more...

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 888-526-8299 or email neworleansphoto@aol.com

We are happy to discuss what kind of photography you want to work on. We can come up with ideas and suggestions that could be great just for you!

A Small Gallery of Images From Our Workshops

Some of the things we Cover, Exposure, Composition, Color and Black and White...

New Orleans Offers One of the Most Colorful Cities in the World!

The New Orleans is an awesome place especially, to be a Photographer. Many of the workshops below can be tailored specifically to where you want to go, what you want learn with your cameras. If you are coming to New Orleans, for a few days we can figure out a shooting schedule just for you! We have carefully crafted Itineraries for classes and workshops, and have worked with many clients who love to shoot, New Orleans makes it extra fun!

Stanwycks Photography, Vicki Stanwycks, loves being your guide and coach, teaching technique and shooting skills and being your guide...
Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do. 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!

Photography Workshops, Classes and Coaching

How this all works....

Classes Individuals One on One & Small Groups

Classes: Great for New Orleans Locals

  • We offer 2 Classes for Beginners & Intermediate 
  • All the functions of your Camera
  • Understanding the Direct Relationship of Light and how it effects your images
  • A computer Class is Optional, including Computer Techniques and Software
  • Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long
Beginning Photography Workshops

Workshops: Great for those from Out of Town

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.

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 Workshops

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...

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.

"Urban New Orleans in 25 Miles"
New Orleans 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 abobve. New Orleans has maintained it's historic feel and offers a very colorful Palette for those interested in creating beautiful images.  

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 a Professional Photographer 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 the crowds and have an Authentic New Orleans Experience, either Traditionally, Urban or both - this Workshop/Tour is for you...

The French Quarter - New Orleans Workshop

The New Orleans 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 French Quarter to the historic Balconies, laden with beautiful iron works and Gas Light torches that light the way; the gorgeous courtyards and splendid gardens; to the mysterious aura at night that surrounds Bourbon Street, Royal Street, from Canal to Esplanade Avenue...  

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 while using the New Orleans French Quarter as the subject. 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.  

This is a flexible Workshop that works around your stay in New Orleans. We have been shooting the French Quarter for over 23 years and know where to go for more Photographically interesting Images.

New Orleans Night Photography Workshop

New Orleans really comes alive at night. Shooting at night vs during the day are 2 different visuals. See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color,  neon lights, and the streets of the French Quarter. We travel through the French Quarter and explore Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, some famous areas that have colorful signage and Neon,  travel to the outskirts of the quarter,  the CBD, The river, Frenchman Street, the Theater District, the Superdome, and several other locations...  

Learn to capture images at night, the mood and feeling in New Orleans and use this workshop's instruction for future travel when shooting at night. Very Informative about New Orleans and it's night culture. If you like the idea of shooting at night this workshop will be interesting as well as fun.

Bayou 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.

We motor off into the Bayous where our guide brings us to some of the prime Bayou Areas,  showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, and it's various animals and Birds. 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.

We visit  fishing areas, Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing the catch of the day... Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape, Gators, Hanging Moss Cypress Trees, People, and Graveyards. This workshop offers a glimpse into the Cajun Lifestyle and it's people and the Beautiful Landscape as only seen by boat. 

Photography Shooting Behind the Camera - Workshops and Classes

New Orleans Photography Bootcamp | Digital Photography

"Best workshop I have ever taken. Vicki went above and beyond my expectations. She provided excellent, personalized instruction, based on a customized workshop design. She also shared a LOT of great insights based on helping me to assess my own style, taking me out to shoot in the kinds of locations suited to my needs, and then providing interactive coaching and feedback. As a result of taking her workshop, I am going to become a much better photographer. Even before the course was done, I had already made significant improvements. I highly recommend her services." -Darren Olson, June 25th

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Custom Workshops of any of the below topics | Workshops  One on One & Small Groups

New Orleans is an awesome place especially to create images. Many of the workshops below can be tailored specifically to what you want to see, learn and accomplish (shoot). If you are coming to town for a few days we can put together an Itinerary as we have done for many clients, being a guide, teaching technique and shooting...Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do and we will tailor it to you. Contact us so we can come up with a plan.

Photography Coaching Available | Weekdays & Weekends

If you are into photography and want to get better at what you are doing, there are several coaching options available for you. Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now in your work and make some suggestions based on what you want to do with your future photography endeavors. Photography coaching is a good way to get better at what you are doing and figure out what you want to accomplish.

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!"--James Fanguy

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Mardi Gras 2019 | New Orleans Mardi Gras Weekend Workshops - During Mardi Gras Season

New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography Workshops - Each Weekend featured Workshop 2 days each from morning to night on both days of the weekend and Mardi Gras day. These Workshops are awesome!

Bayou Photography Workshops | Weekdays & Weekends

Beginning Photography | Classes and Workshops Individual & Small groups

Weekdays and Weekends

"I took a one on one class with Ms. Vicki, and it was absolutely amazing. She was such a nice person and made me feel extremely comfortable. In the few days I was there, she taught me a lot and made me more confident with capturing photographs. I am hoping to take more classes with her in the future to further my love for photography. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that it is interested in photography. Thank you Ms. Vicki!" -Tyniesha Williams

Intermediate Photography | Coaching & Workshops Info see Beginners Workshops

The New Orleans Weekend Workshop | *One, two or Three Days, Your Choice

The French Quarter and Garden District  |  1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays & Weekends

Urban New Orleans Workshops 2016 |  1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays & Weekends

One could spend days Photographing New Orleans and seeing all the sights, sounds, and tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer. This is a flexible Workshop that works around your stay in New Orleans depending on what you want to see, how much time you want to spend with a guide and what you want to learn.

New Orleans Art Photography Workshops  |  1/2, 1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays / Weekends

Creating Artistic images and capturing your style

Unblocking and Recreating the Artist Within  |  1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays / Weekends

Life coaching Sessions, Photography, Discussions and recreating the artist within for 2019

Being creative for self satisfaction, feeling good, and even excited about what you want to accomplish takes motivation and a clear mind. If your mind is jumbled and your life is crazy the creative process can be tainted, you can feel negatively challenged, hence making the creative process seem like climbing a huge  mountain.

New Orleans Night Photography Workshop | Weekdays & Weekends Night Time

New Orleans really comes alive at night. See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, talent, music, musicians, neon lights, brass bands and the beautiful architecture as seen only in New Orleans at night.

Street Photography | *On-going Individual Workshop (Location Photography Variation)

We offer Workshops for Shooting wherever you go in the streets of your destination. There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places.

New Orleans Color and Light Photography Workshop | Weekday & Weekends

Workshops | Location Photography and the Color of Light - Workshops and Classes

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.

Photography Workflow & Digital Processing Computer Workshop | Weekday or Weekend

We use our Digital Darkroom, our Computers and Laptops to process our images and our printers to print the images. This workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to use their computers and software to bring their images to life.

Travel Photography Weekend | *On Going | Weekend Workshops & Classes

Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you have while traveling.

Photographing People | One on One and Small Groups (Page to come, please call)

We offer Workshops for Shooting People groups and Model Coaching for the aspiring model from a photographers point of view.

Wedding Planning Workshop | One on One (Please call for details/at bottom of linked page)

So your Getting married and don't know where to begin... Our Studio can help... With over 25 years of Wedding Experiences; a we can help you begin the planning process before the actual planning takes place. We give you ideas to think about and logistical details to ponder before concrete planning. These workshops remove a lot of pre planning jitters... Give us a call and we can help.

 

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Location Photography Workshops & Adventures

Most Popular Photography Workshops

New Orleans - Travel Photography Workshop (or classes)

Travel photography is fun and can be approached as exciting and artful... Surely it's exciting to travel and explore and get this beautiful travel images that you dream about...  Photography gear needs to be effective and accomplish image capture while visiting unfamiliar territory effectively and lightly.

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 readily available in foreign places and can prove costly. Having what you need is paramount.  The airlines also comes into play, traveling effectively with your gear is important to the success of any travel.

Call us today to about this workshop, so we can work with you creatively when thinking about your travel plans and practically when it comes to your gear. Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you 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.

Color & Light Photography Workshop

So... 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!  For some, "It" is a mystery...and In order to create a photograph, we must have it... Light. Using light effectively helps us make better Photographs.

We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the 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 enhances your photography and helps you pinpoint the right exposure so you can make better images. Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make the difference in your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light, that makes a difference to how an image is transposed, and how we work with an image in post production on our computers for various mixed media purposes. Light is essential to the life of the image.

Street Photography

Street Photography is a very interesting part of Photography, as Journalism is to telling a story. Being in the streets of New Orleans is always very interesting as there are so many different facets on the streets 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 - either in black and white or color. One can create the best Street photographs' here, being spontaneous and mindful of the culture.

We offer Workshops to help you become more intuitive, with attention to detail and composition. Being more intuitive and spontaneous gets more thought provoking images.   

There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places.  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, using the techniques learned in this class.

Photographing People

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.

Processing the Image and the Digital Darkroom 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.

Weekend Workshops

How our Weekend Workshops Work...

Location Shooting, Classes, and Critiques

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.

Class, Shooting and Critique, Each Day

Each day we will start off with a class (depending on your workshop) and answer any questions may have before we start. Then we will shoot for the first part of the day. We will have a lunch break as determined for about a an hour generally around high noon. Answer any questions you have after lunch and then resume shooting.

After the day is done we get back to our hotels download your images and discuss the days shoot, and offer a brief critique.  You are free for the evening - dinner and nightlife... If you have a workshop the next day,  It is suggested not to drink to much so you will have your wits in check so as to be at your best to be creative.  On the second or third day, we will have a final critique, wrap up and summarize your Photographic Workshop Weekend.  

Weekend Workshops Offered

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.

The New Orleans Weekend Workshop

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 a 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 and see the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Old Algiers, Local People, etc. if you want to see more than the French Quarter, and more of New Orleans, and Capture the local color and flair of it's people,  this workshop is for you....   

The French Quarter - Weekend Workshop

One could spend days Photographing the French Quarter. There are so Many sights, sounds, and local flavor in the New Orleans French Quarter, a very exciting place! Our Weekend Workshops start with classes that help you hone your photography skills before you start shooting in the French Quarter.  Then your Instructor/Professional Photographer will guide you around the French Quarter while you shoot and offer you coaching as you shoot.  We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years and know where... and how... to shoot the wonderful things the French Quarter has to offer ... If you want to see and shoot great images, and have an Authentic French Quarter New Orleans Experience, this Workshop/Tour is for you...

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....   

Weekend - Bayou Photography Workshops

We travel into the Louisiana Bayous and visit three swamp areas over the course of the weekend.  This is quite the adventure... we motor off  on boats and experience an Air Boat into the Bayous where our guides bring us to the  Bayou Areas,  showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, and it's various animals and Birds. We visit  fishing areas... Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing the catch of the day...  We also get to taste some of the local flavors and fresh catches of the day depending on where we grab a bite. Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape, Gators, Hanging Moss Cypress Trees, People, Graveyards and the Cajun Landscape. 

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.

New Orleans Street and Night Photography - Weekend Workshop

We offer Workshops for Shooting wherever you go in the streets of your destination. There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places. Street Photography is journalism at it's best...  

New Orleans really comes alive at night. See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, talent, music, musicians, neon lights, brass bands. Learn to capture the mood and feeling in New Orleans and use the workshop instruction for future travel.

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 using the techniques learned in this class. Very Informative and lots of fun.

Color & Light Photography Workshop

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This weekend 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 to the Next Level. Knowing light and how to manipulate your light through exposure, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.

This Weekend Workshop starts off in the classroom  going over various techniques and brings us out into the field shooting different situations where we learn to use light to create mood, impact, what's best for color, black and white, for people, interiors, exteriors, and mixed lighting situations. Mixed lighting situations can be challenging and knowing what to do by knowing how to analyze light using our techniques will greatly benefit any shooter from the beginner to the experienced. If you are interested in understanding light and how to use light more effectively for your images this workshop is for you.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Weekend Workshops
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!

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 888-526-8299 or email neworleansphoto@aol.com

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