Join our photography workshop in the incomparable New Orleans. It is known variously as The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, Nawlins and, of course, NOLA (New Orleans, LA).
We never tire of returning with alumni who have been with us here before for this workshop and those who join us for the first time. For those who missed our exhibition early in 2019 at Through This Lens in Durham, NC, you can check it out here.
This is a longtime, multi-national city with a wonderful mixture of French, Spanish and Cajun (from a bastardization of ‘Acadian’), those French peoples evicted from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, many of whom eventually found themselves in Louisiana. Their influence is strongly represented in New Orleans through cuisine, language and music.
And speaking of music, one cannot come to New Orleans and not experience the great music that abounds in this city. We have some favorite haunts that we will show you, and you will enjoy photographing these amazing musicians.
One of the things that astounds many people first visiting NOLA is the quality of some of the ‘street’ musicians. Some play internationally, some only locally, and some may have just met that afternoon and formed an amazing pick-up band. That said, one will also find musicians who play enthusiastically, but perhaps not nearly as well as others we hear!
We cannot forget the food, of course. Great cuisine abounds here from international fare to local and imported oysters. We have our favorite restaurants, obviously, but we are always exploring new ones.
There are other treasures and lesser-known delights that we will show you, including A Gallery — no, that is not a typo, it really is A Gallery — that houses a wide range of classic and modern photography, one of the best such galleries in the country.
This is a photographer’s paradise where one can interpret anything from the charming architecture to the musicians, to the bizarre. Take your pick… et, mes amis. Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll).
We tend to stay over the night that the workshop ends, and for those who want to join us, we usually go out shooting and dine one last evening together.
Meanwhile, be sure to carefully read our FAQs. They should hopefully answer almost any question you might have.
For our workshops, everyone must be fully vaccinated and boosted according to CDC guidelines with a certificate of same and be prepared to be masked.