Beginner Photography Classes

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Beginner's Photo Classes & Coaching

Stanwycks Photography

New Orleans Beginner's DSLR Photography 2020

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Photography Classes for Beginners, Intermediate, and Hobbyists

New Orleans Photography Starting Classes

"It's so important to know how to work with your camera..."

" You can keep the memories of your life, alive..."

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New Orleans Photography Classes

Are you Coming to New Orleans for Vacation, Convention or Event?

While you're here, call new Orleans Photo - Stanwycks Photography, for a New Orleans experience. We can give you a front row seat into New Orleans and the areas you hear about on TV.  You can experience Mardi Gras first hand...

We can take you in to the Bayous, all over New Orleans and the French Quarter. We go into various Cajun villages, swamps and fishing villages to give you a first hand experience of the Bayou Swamps, featuring hanging Moss Trees, Cypress Knees, Alligators, Egrets, Birds, and  the Cajun Lifestyles and fishing camp areas.

We can take you Uptown, Downtown, Night Photography and even the Zoo. We know a lot about the Great City of New Orleans and love to Photograph it, you will too!

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Everything is One on One! We offer Classes and Coaching, for individuals and small Groups.

* On Going means we offer programs all the time -  During the Week and Weekends... scheduling depends on your schedule and our studio's assignments... Take a look around and you will find something you like!

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New Orleans Photo | Teaches Beginning DSLR Photography

"I took a one on one class with Ms. Vicki, and it was absolutely amazing. She was such a nice person and made me feel extremely comfortable. In the few days I was there, she taught me a lot and made me more confident with capturing photographs.

I am hoping to take more classes with her in the future to further my love for photography. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that it is interested in photography. Thank you Ms. Vicki!"  -Tyniesha Williams

New Orleans Beginning Photography 2020

Beginning Photography

Beginning Photography & Your DSLR

Classes, Workshops, & Coaching | Weekedays & Weekends - Individuals & Small Groups

The Camera, Functions, Light, Techniques, Composition, the Computer

Beginners | Classes

"If you want to get a good working knowledge of your camera these classes or workshops are for you!"

Stanwycks Photograph offers Beginners Photography Workshops and classes which are a great foundation for you to understand Photography itself and your camera. We try to make it easy and as stress free as possible. We want you to make great Photographs!

Do you want to understand photography rather than  put your camera in E-Z mode - Automatic or Program? We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital picture making.  

You love photography and want  do more than just shoot pictures from your phone or in the automatic mode on your camera - which is why you now have a great complicated camera with dials, buttons, lenses and menus. However, because you don't understand all the dials, buttons and what they do - you are not getting the photos you see - when you are shooting your photos.

"It's complicated. Photography is just plain complicated..."

"But when you get it, you got it, and it makes all the difference in the world and your images can speak in place of words, and it's fun and motivating... It's why you picked up your camera in the first place"


We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography.  Cameras, composition, computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up digital photography.  

The computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom are touched upon in the beginning classes and you can take classes that include the Computer.

We have Workshops and individual classes, even photography coaching. We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more, depending on what skills you want to develop. We offer individual classes and small groups. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.

"If you take pretty good photos in Program Mode & other functions, but want more out of photography."

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Photography Coaching with Vicki Stanwycks

Beginning Photography Coaching... Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now with your photography, how you are shooting. She will offer suggestions based on where you are now, and where you want to go based on your photography goals and future endeavors - reasonably.

If you want to get better at photography, there are several coaching options available for you. Photography coaching is a great way to start shooting right away and get better at what you are already doing. Vicki will help you figure out more of what you want to accomplish, with photography, Your style and your vision. We all see differently and have stories to tell about how we see.

Photography Coaching

Beginners Photography Coaching | On going

Beginning Photography Coaching... Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are, and how you shoot. Vicki offers suggestions combined with your photographic goals.

With Coaching Sessions we offer classes and Hands On shooting, On Location and at the studio.

If you want to get better at photography, there are several coaching options available.  Photography coaching is a great way to start shooting on your own with someone in the background helping.

Intermediate Photography | Coaching & Workshops

Intermediate Photography Workshops and Classes. The purpose of these classes is to exercise an intermediate shooter to understand light, color and the direct relationships and effects each have in the creation of images.

Enhance your technique and abilities to compose and shoot faster.  Composition in the camera and workflow at the computer.

We offer our workshops for full days and coaching. Our classes/coaching are 2 - 3 hours long.  We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.

"If you take pretty good photos in Program Mode & other functions, but want more out of photography."

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"If you take pretty good photos in Program Mode & other functions, but want more out of photography."

Weekend Workshops | 2020

New Orleans is  an awesome place especially to create images.  Many of the workshops listed within our website, can be tailored specifically to what you want to see, learn and accomplish (shoot). If you are coming to town for a few days we can put together an Itinerary as we have done for many clients, being a guide,  teaching technique and shooting...


Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you like and we will tailor an itinerary for you.  Contact us so we can come up with a plan.

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Photography Workflow and Digital Processing

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images.

Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.

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New Orleans, Exposure, Color & Light Photography Workshop

On - Location Photography, Working with Exposure, Color & Light

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images. Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images.


"Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with light and our interpretation, that makes all the difference to the quality of the image."

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The Artist Within

Unblocking and Recreating the Artist Within | 2020

Lifecoaching Sessions, Photography, Discussions and recreating the artist within

Being creative for self satisfaction, feeling good, and even excited about what you want to accomplish takes motivation and a clear mind. If your mind is jumbled and your life is crazy the creative process can be tainted, you can feel negatively challenged - hence, making the creative process seem like climbing a huge mountain.

The creative process is different for everyone. This workshop is focused on you, figuring our what makes you come alive creatively, like you once were or perhaps simply different "now," so you can find the creativity that has somehow gotten locked away, and why.


Artists workshops have been a good place to start to get you seeing and feeling your creative voice and self - once again. If you are struggling this workshop could be just what you need.


Attendees should bring to these classes/workshops their camera and gear, laptop and software that they use for their Photographs. Please bring at least 100 of your latest images so we can look at where you are now. There will be life coaching sessions, discussions, writing exercises, shooting at various locations, possible computer processes demonstrations.

We will create images together based on your discovery and coaching sessions. Be prepared to talk about various subjects as realized through the creative process.

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Be Prepared for your Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops, Classes and Coaching

What to Bring...

New Orleans Photography Classes

Attendees must be able to stand and walk around. Attendees work with their own gear for their classes.  Bring what gear you have so we can explore your possibilities and make suggestions.

  • Attendees should bring their camera gear
  • Lenses
  • Camera Batteries
  •  SD (film) Cards
  • Tripod or Monopod Optional

 

What to Wear...

Clothes If Going On Location

  • Longer Pants - Shorts not recommended
  • Closed Toed Footwear - No Sandals
  • Hats if Sensitive to the Sun
  • Weather appropriate Clothing - Summer vs Winter
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Classes Individuals One on One & Small Groups

Classes: Great for New Orleans Locals

  • We offer 2 Classes for Beginners & Intermediate
  • All the functions of your Camera
  • Understanding the Direct Relationship of Light and how it effects your images
  • A computer Class is Optional, including Computer Techniques and Software
  • Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long

Beginning Photography Workshops

Workshops: Great for those from Out of Town

Workshops:

  • Workshops are Full days and Weekends
  • Workshops Include Classes and Location Shooting, using New Orleans as your Backdrop
  • Hands on Instruction, Vicki Stanwycks Works with you as you shoot to get better images and understand the why's and hows
  • Individuals & Small Groups
  •  One and two day workshops Available.

Coaching One On One

We offer Coaching based on your individual shooting goals. We evaluate where you are now with relationship to your knowledge of:

  • Photography
  • Camera
  • Computer
  • Skills

We come up with a plan of action for your photography ideals so you can realistically meet your goals. 

We offer Coaching Programs of at least 7 sessions.

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Images from our Classes and Coaching.

New Orleans Offers One of the Most Colorful Cities in the World!

Some of what we Cover - Exposure, Composition, Color and Black and White +

The New Orleans is an awesome place especially, to make Pictures. Classes and Coaching can be tailored specifically to what you want learn with your camera.

If you are coming to New Orleans, for a few days we can figure out a shooting schedule just for you! We have carefully crafted Itineraries for classes and workshops, and have worked with many clients who love to shoot.  New Orleans makes it extra fun!

Stanwycks Photography, Vicki Stanwycks, loves being your teacher and coach. Teaching Photographic technique and skills are like learning a new language!

Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do. We will tailor an itinerary just for you. Contact us so we can come up with a plan. You will be better at Creating Photographs for sure after one of our workshops!

A Little About Vicki Stanwycks....

Photography Classes & Coaching

Workshops, & Coaching | Weekedays & Weekends - Individuals & Small Groups

We have been doing workshops for more than 8 years. Vicki Stanwycks has been a commercial photographer for more than 23 years, shooting commercial advertising, aerial, models, industrial, corporate, events - people, places and things. She also owned a Gallery on Magazine Street for a few years knowing  how to create various styles of images for commercial use and for fine art.


Vicki has traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe, for commercial assignments and personally. Since 2010 she has also become a life coach and incorporates that into her classes and workshops to help individuals bring out the best in their images. Photography is personal to each person that has a relationship with Photography. For Vicki,  becoming a Photography Coach was the right thing to do based on Vicki Stanwycks experience and success. She offers workshops and classes for individuals and small groups.

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy 

General Information

Photography Classes

Price Depends on How Many Classes
  • In Studio
  • Professional Photographer/Instructors to guide you
  • One On One - You and the Instuctor
  • Photography Classes are Private

Photography Coaching

Price Despends on Coaching Sessions
  • 2 to 3 hours each Coaching Session
  • Professional Photographer/Instructor, guides you and works with you as you shoot
  • Price Depending Coaching Sessions \ Program
  • Classes / Photo Coaching While Shooting

You will love our Classses & Coaching...

Photography Classes and Coaching, 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.  We  try to make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.

Understand Aspects of Photography, Seeing Light, Exposure, Composition, and so much more...

The New Orleans Weekend Workshop

In this Workshop we spend the whole weekend dedicated to creating images of New Orleans. New Orleans is filled with color, Sights and Sounds, like no other place in the country.

We have a class to begin and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as scheduled in your weekend. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and see the landscape and it's people.

We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Old Algiers, Local People, etc. if you want to see more than the French Quarter, and more of New Orleans, and Capture the local color and flair of it's people,  this workshop is for you....

Shooting Images to Post Production

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Classes, Critiques and Workflow

Weekend Workshops gives us more time to hone your photography skills in classes, by looking at what you have done while shooting, then following a critique of your work.

Much learning can be received by looking and seeing what could  have done differently which sparks more questions and more learning.

The French Quarter Culture

One could spend days Photographing the French Quarter. There are so Many sights, sounds, and local flavor in the New Orleans French Quarter, a very exciting place!

Our Workshops start with classes that help you hone your photography skills before you start shooting in the French Quarter.  Then your Instructor will guide you around the French Quarter while you shoot and offer you coaching as you shoot.

We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years and know where... and how... to shoot the wonderful things the French Quarter has to offer ... If you want to see and shoot great images, and have an Authentic French Quarter New Orleans Experience, this Workshop/Tour is for you...

New Orleans During Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography 
(During the Mardi Gras Season)

There are 2 Weekends of Shooting... and Mardi Gras Day. Each Weekend features  2 days each from morning to night on both days of the weekend and Mardi Gras day.

Includes classes and hands on shooting with Vicki Stanwycks. Students must bring their own gear. Food and beverages will be available in studio. Classes, shooting and critique.

Experience Mardi Gras Like never before...  Please check our all our Mardi Gras pages so you can see what to expect. These  Workshops are awesome!

"We like to get it right in the camera first..."

New Orleans Photography Classes

Learn Photography!

Take a class or Choose Coaching....

Shooting Pictures in New Orleans can be quite the Adventure! There are so many things to see and do in this great city. Uptown to Downtown, The French Quarter, The CBD...  So much history, Many Different Cultures!

See it, Shoot it, with Photography Professionals

Phone:   504.899.9394   Studio

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy 

"Best workshop I have ever taken. Vicki went above and beyond my expectations. She provided excellent, personalized instruction, based on a customized workshop design.

She also shared a LOT of great insights based on helping me to assess my own style, taking me out to shoot in the kinds of locations suited to my needs, and then providing interactive coaching and feedback.

As a result of taking her workshop, I am going to become a much better photographer. Even before the course was done, I had already made significant improvements. I highly recommend her services." -Darren Olson, June 25th

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

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