New Orleans is probably one of my favorite cities to visit when it comes to capturing authentic street photography and amazing architecture. Very few cities are as rich in character, grit, and heritage as New Orleans. Last week Staci and I (Batdorff Studio Team) were planning our 2014 workshop calendar and she asked, “If you had to pick one city in the United States (not including Chicago) to photograph people and architecture then what would it be?” I simply replied, “The Big Easy.” The rest is history. So I’m happy to announce we’ll be touring New Orleans this coming May during the Jazz and Heritage festival.
This four day New Orleans photo workshop will be dedicated to a small group of photographers (no more than six) and will focus on street photography, architecture, with processing classes at the hotel. We’ll be staying in the historical French Quarter near the riverside which will allow us to maximize our time exploring the heart of the city.
We’ll have a meet & greet and discuss the upcoming days, go over gear, talk about our strategy to photographing the festival and the city, and have dinner. Then, we’ll head out and do some night photography to get warmed up.
We’ll spend the entire day at the Jazz festival, grabbing as many photos as possible while enjoying all the wonderful music and food that the festival has to offer.
We’ll start the day at Cafe Du Monde enjoying beignets and coffee, a very special New Orleans experience. From there we’ll head out around the city and the markets to enjoy the unique French Quarter architecture and flavor that only New Orleans has to offer.
We’ll meet again in the conference room for a continental breakfast and to upload and process some of our images. We’ll discuss workflow, style, and more.
Get all the details on our current New Orleans Photography Workshop page and get ready to enjoy great photo opportunities, a nice cup of chicory coffee and a beignet! I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!