New Orleans - April 30 - May 3, 2015 (2 Spots left)
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New Orleans + Jazz Fest Street Photography Workshop 2015
April 30-May 3, 2015
The annual NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL is an absolutely amazing place to shoot. Not only do you get to hear incredible and unusual music such as Zydeco, which is a bonus, but while taking photos during the festival you might as well be invisible because nobody notices you shooting. It’s the perfect place for someone who may be a little bit shy shooting on the street, as it will help instill confidence. We will spend one day shooting at the Jazz Fest, and one day shooting on the streets in the French Quarter. If you’ve never been to New Orleans or the French Quarter, you are in for a real treat. It is one of my absolute favorite places to be, to eat and to photograph in the United States. There is nothing like it anywhere, as it is unparalleled and full of tremendous photo opportunities, unique people and rustic architecture around every corner. You won’t want to miss this workshop!
What to Expect
People are infinitely fascinating to observe and to photograph, and no matter how many years you spend shooting on the streets, you will never repeat the same experience or take the same photograph twice. Each of my workshops is unique and location specific, and every workshop is lead by me personally. I will share my passion for street photography with you, and you will benefit from my decades of shooting experience during our time together.
During the workshop we, will spend the majority of our time shooting--isn’t this what we live for? There is no replacement for time shooting, and it is the fastest way to greatly improve your seeing, your technique and to overcome any apprehension you may have pointing the camera at total strangers. During our classroom time, I will share my proven street photography techniques, show you what to look for on the street, present ideas on where to practice street photography once you get back home and teach you how to feed your minds-eye while being inspired by great photography. The largest emphasis of our classroom time will be one-on-one editing with me. By looking at your work, I can quickly assess where you may need improvement, offer suggestions and steer you in the right direction to get the great photos you desire. The final day will be spent editing your entire body of work down to a concise portfolio of images that you can be proud to take home and share with family and friends.
2001 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70130 • Phone: (504) 558-9966
(The hotel is located directly on the streetcar line along St. Charles Ave. about a mile from the French Quarter)
NOTE: Register for your room as early as possible, because hotels fill up quickly because of Jazz Fest. Don’t be discouraged though, because it changes everyday. A hotel that is full one day may have 10 rooms available a few days later.
Minimum Experience Level
BEGINNER / Intermediate
Limited to 6
NOTE: A single day Jazz Festival ticket price is $58 for advanced tickets and $70 at the gate. This is INCLUDED with the workshop tuition, but only if you register at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Here is a LIST OF HOTELS recommended in New Orleans. To make a reservation, call one of the hotels from the list and ask for the special Jazz Fest Rate.
INTRO - Thursday, April 30
7-9 pm - Dinner together in one of the coolest restaurants in the French Quarter: The Court of Two Sisters (informal group)
-Meet each other (NOTE: alternate location if raining)
9-11 pm - Night shoot on the streets of the French Quarter
DAY TWO - Friday, May 1
8:30-10:30 am – Group Meeting 1 – Street Photography Shooting Techniques (lecture)
10:30-11:30 – Visit the A Gallery on Chartres Street
11:30 am-5:30 pm – Shoot all Day – New Orleans Jazz Fest (meet at Streetcar line - Canal St.)
6-9 pm – Group Meeting 2 - Intro to Photo Mechanic, download and edit photos and What to Look for on the Street (Magnum slides)
DAY ONE - Saturday, May 2
9 am–3 pm – Shoot all Day – Streets of the French Quarter
4 – Snack Time – Café du Monde on Decatur Street
5-8 – Group Meeting 3 – editing photos and Where to Practice Street Photography (my slides)
8:30-10:30 pm - Night Shoot – French Quarter (optional)
FINAL DAY - Sunday, May 3
9:00-10:30 am – Breakfast together (informal group)
11 am-3 pm – Group Meeting 4 – one-on-one editing
3-3:30 pm– Slideshow of everyone’s work and final thoughts
NOTE: Workshop tuition does not include food, travel or accommodations