Exposure for Photography Workshop

New Orleans Photography Workshops

Digital Exposure In Photography
Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow, Understanding Exposure

"Light is what creates a Photographic Image... and shadow is what defines the details of the subject in combination with the light. It's how we control the depth of each, in relationship to our subject and the image the photographer creates... that is the basis of this workshop."

Light and Shadow....

Stanwycks Photography, the Mississippi River Bridge from  Helicopter

Understanding Exposure, Light and Shadow....

The Nuances of Light

Light is how we see. Learning how to see that light verses the differences of shadow can make or break your images.

The nuances of light and how your camera sees are covered in this workshop. Workshops discuss digital capture, controls, hands on in the field, assignments, attention to exposure, contrast, filters, Lightroom, the digital darkroom are part of this workshop as well.

Provoking Emotion through Different Photography Techniques

Classes are scheduled individually and in groups up to 6. Individual attendees wanting classes or full days or weekends gain more individual attention.

If you are wanting to combine several areas of photography study, we can do that as well. Thank you.

The Days of Film...

Classes are taught at Stanwycks Photography's Professional Photography Studio.

Vicki Stanwycks studied at ITT Tech, Germain School of Photography, ICP and several master photographers she worked under while studying and working her career in New York City and New Orleans.

She was educated at first in the days of film...  and many techniques learned then are applied to todays exposure values... andprove invaluable in todays digital arena.


Vicki Stanwycks, Photography Coach & Mentor

Vicki brings these skills into the present digital arena knowing how to shoot digitally for the most eye catching digital images imitating film.

She has a good knowledge of tools that are used in today's digital toolbox creating outstanding colorful images.

Her studio prints from large format printers making Giclee prints, on several surfaces and textures on different papers and canvas.


New Orleans Photo Teaches Exposure,
Light and Shadow Exposure Techniques

We work in the studio to teach and discuss Light then travel to where the light takes us..

We Offer Several Photography Courses....

Phone:  504.899.9394

New Orleans Workshops & Classes

Light and Shadow, Exposure - Workshops and Classes

Understanding Natural And Artificial Light, Seeing the Light

A) Natural light and understanding the nuances and how it effects our images

Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop and about 25 images they wish to discuss or have questions and need answers - pertaining to light and shadow in reality - exposure.

The most popular question I receive is, why don't my images look like how I shot them? Understanding light and exposure has much to do with the answer. This workshop is intense. Once you understand the fundamentals you will get better images. We will have classes.

Prepare to shoot on location with attention to the light and how to see the light when preparing to make an exposure. , process the images created on location, create an approach to style and work with our computers.

B) Processing Your Images

Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop and about 25 images they wish to work discuss or have questions and need answers pertaining to light and processing their images with various software and hardware techniques based on exposure.

We work on your present workflow now and improve on what you are doing with techniques we use in the studio to make our processing easier and most of the time, faster.

Everyone thinks because your images are digital they will come out of the camera just right... Well, to get images "like you saw them," your images need to be processed. We go over exposure, light and shadow, and then what to do with you images once you have them so our prints or digital files look like what you want them to be.

We will have class, shoot on location, process the images created on location, create an approach to style and work with our computers.

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Stanwycks Photography, New Orleans Sky line from the river, as photographed from a Helicopter
Stanwycks Photography, Photograph of Zulu at Mardi Gras

Prepare Your Photography Gear and Yourself...

Attendees should have a Camera, with lenses, laptop or home computer and software which we can discuss before the workshop/class. We will go shoot photographs. It's recommended to wear something comfortable, weather appropriate and closed toe shoes or sneakers.

New Orleans Photography Workshop Info

Photography and Exposure Go Hand in Hand

Come to New Orleans Prepared to Make Photographs

And your guides will show you where and how!

For Beginners and Advanced

For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...

  • Are you coming to New Orleans for a vacation or a convention?
  • Spend a day visiting the New Orleans, The French quarter or the Louisiana Bayous.
  • Day or Weekend Workshops Available

We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. The Louisiana Swamp tours are one of our most popular photography trips as folks love to see the magic of the bayou. From sunrise to Sundown - even I the rain it's very different kind of beauty, all it's own.

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, who can make images anywhere and fast.

What Camera Gear to Bring

New Orleans Bayou Photography Workshop

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
  • Snacks if they need them
  • We will have Water, Fruit & Chips
  • Weekend Workshop goers should have their laptop to download their images, and for Image Critiques and Discussions
  • Money as Needed
  • Meals are Not Included

What Clothes and things to Consider

Clothes to Think About

  • Longer Pants - Shorts not recommended
  • Closed Toed Footwear - No Sandals
  • Hats if Sensitive to the Sun
  • Weather appropriate Clothing - Summer vs Winter
  • We will have a class, discussions, demonstrations and a tour of your selected Workshop, New Orleans, French Quarter or Bayou
  • Camera Bag - Gear appropriate or Photo Vest

**Keep in mind what you should bring is what you would travel with traditionally. If traveling I like to travel keeping in mind to keep things as simple and as light as possible to keep fatigue at a minimum.


Make Photography an Adventure


Photography Adventures

Anything New Orleans, like being  in the swamps are an awesome place to create colorful attention grabbing photography.  You will learn more about photography as you explore this unique terrain.

Coaching One On One

We Coach you in all our workshops... Our Professionals offer Tips and Techniques to help make you better shooters!

Using Your Camera to Tell Stories...

Photography in general alludes to fun and excitement. Photography also brings one to many places both in your minds eye and in the actual photograph. We travel to exotic places with the idea in mind to create equally exotic Photographs. We are travelers, we are adventure seekers and we want to see and do more and capture it through our cameras.

However if we don't know how to do it well, take Photographs... all that excitement dies fast when our Photographs don't look like what we felt and saw when we look at them. Good Photography creates a feeling and better photography get us excited. The old cliché that;

"A picture is worth a thousand Words!"

It's true... I would like to think and hope that some images are worth more words and some Photographs do all the talking. Wouldn't you like to be that Creator? Wouldn't you like to create pictures that speak to your viewing audience?

Take the first step with us at Stanwycks Photography and we will get you on that path today. We will help you understand photography and it's language so much better. You will see!




General Information & Rates

Full Day Photography Workshops or Classes

Subject Dependent Digital Exposure
  • Classes and Location shooting
  • Professional Photographer/Instructors to guide you and offer instuction and Guidance
  • One On One - Workshops or Small Groups
  • Camera Instruction at the computer and as we Travel to locations
  • Including Photo Coaching while Location Shooting

Photography Weekends & Digital Exposure

Variable Price Depending on Workshop Attractions & Availablitly
  • Professional Photographer/Instructor works with you while shooting
  • New Orleans Weekend Workshops Avaialble
  • Price Depending on Workshop Attractions
  • Photo Coaching While Shooting and in Class
  • Various locations to Photograph
  • 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.

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!

Improve Your Photography with Stanwycks Photography

Various New Orleans Workshops - Days and Weekends

Black and White, Color, Exposure

Workflow is very important....

Workshops, Classes and Individual Coaching sessions are available

We schedule workshops and classes working mainly with individuals one on one. Call today to schedule your Workshop or class.


Light and Shadow Workshops


Exposure is at the Root of Photography

Understanding How Light Effects an Image

Light and Shadow are the basis for creating images with any camera, we explore the characteristics of each in depth. It could change the way you see and how you shoot.

  • Workshops, Classes and Individual Coaching sessions are available
  • Workshops and classes are work mostly with individuals and small groups. Call today to schedule your Workshop or class.
  • Your images will be so much better if you can see how light effects your images.

Having the Right Tools to Get Good Exposure

Learn How to see and expose for the light...
Do you want to create a great better, more colorful images?

There is a lot more to shooting images than just pressing the shutter. Understand how light effects every image you photograph and how shadows are seen by your lens.

Light and Shadow are directly opposite, learn how to see differently and more like your camera....

Make Statements and tell stories with you images...

Do you want to be more creative with your photography?

Photography can be a lot of fun when shooting for fun is a priority.

Knowing how to be more creative and spontaneous makes photography more interesting to you and the viewer.

If you want to be more creative, shoot some creative images in New Orleans than this is the workshop for you

New Orleans Photo Workshop Adventures


Workshops on Your Schedule

"Ongoing" means we teach during the week & on weekends, depending on your schedule and ours... We have assignments, We do our best to make it work for you!"

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 504.899.9394
e-mail us at neworleansphoto@aol.com

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