Weekend Photo Workshop: New Orleans

  • Improve your skills with a National Geographic photographer
  • Set out on photo shoots in the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and more

Expedition Details

 

From its French-influenced architecture to the jazz bands that fill the streets with swirling rhythms, New Orleans’ lively blend of cultures makes it a compelling photography destination. Take to the streets of the French Quarter with your camera, capturing timeless streetcars, balconies tangled with flowers, and the mimes of Jackson Square. Catch the early morning atmosphere at the legendary Café Du Monde and the French Market. Photograph a historic cemetery, and document the nightlife on Bourbon Street.

This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor and is designed for amateurs who are interested in improving their digital photography. All participants must bring a digital SLR camera, a laptop computer, and software for organizing and presenting images. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

The following is our planned itinerary; however, our schedule is flexible to allow for spontaneous photographic opportunities.

Itinerary - 4 Days

Day 1 — Thursday: New Orleans, Louisiana

Arrive in New Orleans and check into our hotel in the historic French Quarter, or stay at accommodations of your choice. Meet tonight for a welcome dinner and an image presentation by our National Geographic photographer.
Optional Accommodations: Bourbon New Orleans Hotel or Dauphine Orleans Hotel
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Day 2 — Friday: Jackson Square/French Quarter

Spend the morning in our classroom learning how to enhance your photos with improved exposure, composition, and supplemental lighting and attending a talk by our National Geographic photographer. This afternoon, set out on your first assignment, photographing the mimes, artists, and architecture of Jackson Square. Later, return to our classroom for an edit-and-critique session with your instructors — and to receive your next assignment. Tonight, if you wish, hit the streets of the French Quarter to capture jazz musicians at play, the blur of beads and neon lights, and the thriving nightlife of the city.
Optional Accommodations: Bourbon New Orleans Hotel or Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Day 3 — Saturday: Café Du Monde/French Market

Start the day with a morning photo shoot at the legendary Café Du Monde as it fills with people of all backgrounds seeking coffee and their famous beignets. Or photograph merchants peddling their wares at the bustling French Market. Meet back in our classroom for an afternoon edit-and-critique session with your instructors. This evening, gather for a group dinner followed by a presentation of the best work taken during the workshop.
Optional Accommodations: Bourbon New Orleans Hotel or Dauphine Orleans Hotel
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Day 4 — Sunday: New Orleans/Home

Head out on an excursion to one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries to photograph the morning light on elaborate gravestones and memorials that have stood the test of time. The workshop concludes at noon after a final question-and-answer session with your instructors in a classic New Orleans courtyard.

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National Geographic Expert

Tyrone Turner

Tyrone TurnerTyrone Turner is an award-winning photojournalist whose assignments have taken him from Brazil to Baghdad. A native of New Orleans, Tyrone has shot images of New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou for several National Geographic magazine articles, including “New Orleans: A Perilous Future” in the August 2007 issue and a special edition on Hurricane Katrina that was published in the fall of 2005.

Tyrone will join the following departures:

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
Apr 16 - 19, 2015
Oct 15 - 18, 2015
Nov 12 - 15, 2015

Dates

2015
  • Mar 26 - 29, 2015
  • Apr 16 - 19, 2015
  • Oct 15 - 18, 2015
  • Nov 12 - 15, 2015

Expedition Cost

2014 - 2015

Without Hotel

$1,595

With Hotel

$2,175

Workshop prices are per person; price with hotel is based on double occupancy. For a single room, add $580. All workshop costs include a welcome and farewell dinner.

Airfare from/to your home city is not included in the workshop cost.

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What To Expect

This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor and is designed for amateurs who are interested in improving their digital photography. All participants must bring a digital SLR camera, a laptop computer, and software for organizing and presenting images. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.