The New Orleans is an awesome place especially, to be a Photographer. Many of the workshops below can be tailored specifically to where you want to go, what you want learn with your cameras. 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 guide and coach, teaching technique and shooting skills and being your guide...
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!
Photography coaching is great as it gives you the guidance for composition, camera settings, and will help you question your skills and understand light and exposure better with regard to how you are working with your camera at present. There is always room for increasing your skill set.
If you just want to see the city we can do that too! New Orleans makes it extra fun! The culture here is like no other. Stanwycks Photography, Vicki Stanwycks, loves being your guide and coach, teaching camera technique and shooting skills, while being your guide...
Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you have interest in. 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!
Various workshops are offered throughout the year and cover many topics. Please check this page from time to time to see if there's a topic that may interest you. We work with clients individually, from time to time offer group coaching for private groups - call us for your group!
Our workshops are serious to us, yet we love to have fun. Every individual gets hands on attention. Clients who have taken our workshops and coaching sessions come back all the time for more....
Friday Night we have dinner, meet and have a meeting. We go over our Itinerary and discuss what we will be doing for the weekend.
We discuss your camera's, lenses, computers and more of what to expect. You will get a handout explaining what your workshop is all about so you can know better what to expect in the days we will be shooting. Then off to your hotels/rooms to rest up for a busy weekend!
** Please note.... Weekend workshops don't have to be on the weekend. They can be two days out of any given week, just two consecutive days so you will get the most out of your workshops.
New Orleans and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place to get those creative juices flowing! From uptown, downtown the swamps and the Bayous, there is always something happening to inspire great photography!
Many of the workshops we offer can be custom created for an itinerary that will be sure to bring out the artist in you. From the Beginner to the more experienced shooter, our classes and locations are sure to keep your day interesting.
If you are coming to New Orleans, for a few days and want to bring your camera for a few days of fun and creativity we have you covered. We have carefully crafted Itineraries for the weekend workshop that will keep you shooting while being coached as you shoot.
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 may have done differently which sparks more questions and more learning.
This page lists some of the workshops we offer. Please take a look around and let us know which one(s) you are interested in. If you don't see something you want, please call us and we can figure out how to make it happen just for you. If you see a few things you like listed, we can customize a photography plan just for you. Call today at 504.899.9394.
Each day we will start off with a class (depending on your workshop) and answer any questions may have before we start. Then we will shoot for the first part of the day. We will have a lunch break as determined for about a an hour generally around high noon. Answer any questions you have after lunch and then resume shooting.
After the day is done we get back to our hotels download your images and discuss the days shoot, and offer a brief critique. You are free for the evening - dinner and nightlife... If you have a workshop the next day, It is suggested not to drink to much so you will have your wits in check so as to be at your best to be creative. On the second or third day, we will have a final critique, wrap up and summarize your Photographic Workshop Weekend.
If you are into photography and want to get better at what you are doing, there are several coaching options available for you. Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now in your work and make some suggestions based on what you want to do with your future photography endeavors. Photography coaching is a good way to get better at what you are doing and figure out what you want to accomplish.
Beginners Photography Workshops. You love photography and want do more than just shoot pictures from your phone. Do you want to understand photography rather than simply put your camera in Automatic or Program mode? 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 in 2019. The computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom are touched upon...We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days. We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.
"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
** Weekend workshops can be during the week, the days just need to be two consecutive days so it keeps us within the flow of the work and development we are choosing.
Night or day, seeing all the sights, sounds, and tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer, one can create some really beautiful images, using the New Orleans French Quarter as the main subject. One could spend days Photographing the French Quarter. There is so much Culture, including French, Creole, and Americana. The New Orleans French Quarter, is a very exciting place!
The French Quarter is one of the Most Colorful places to photograph, rich with history and culture at the heart of New Orleans. From the beautiful streets of the Quarter, including the historic Balconies, laden with beautiful iron work and Gas Light torches that light the way for passers by at night; the gorgeous courtyards and splendid gardens; to the mysterious aura at night that surrounds Bourbon Street, Royal Street, from Canal to Esplanade Avenue...
Our Weekend Workshops start with a class in the studio that will be focused on your photography skills. Then your Instructor/Professional Photographer will guide you around the French Quarter while driving and walking, and offer you Photography Coaching while you shoot.
We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years both professionally and personally, and know where and how to shoot the unique things the French Quarter has to offer. If you want to capture great images of the Authentic French Quarter in New Orleans, this Workshop/Tour is for you...
Photographing People to Architecture the subject range is great. We focus on different spots/areas in the French Quarter that will get your creative juices flowing, including Street Photography, Architecture, People and the list goes on.
This is a flexible Workshop that works around your stay in New Orleans.
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 we can get in our time together. 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, Fishing Areas, Local People, etc. if you want to see New Orleans and Capture the local color and flair of it's people, sights and flavor this workshop is for you....
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 quite well how to create all kinds of images for commercial use and for fine art. She 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 you bring out the best in your images. She offers workshops and classes for individuals and small groups.
The sights and sounds of the French Quarter are very colorful including the people, the culture and the details of this very cultural, colorful sub city of New Orleans... See the various Street Performers, Shopping areas, the French Market, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Tourist Attractions, Street People, and everything unique to the French quarter. Photograph the many attractions with your Photo Coach along side you helping you see the different angles, exposures and different points of view.
See the Architecture and the People of New Orleans including the French Quarter. The Sights and Sounds, Jazz, Food and Culture. It's all here in New Orleans!
Photography is a Journey, and New Orleans is definitely one of those places that offer a Plethora of Interesting things to Photograph based on the rich histories and cultures New Orleans has to offer as outlined above. New Orleans has maintained it's historic feel and offers a very colorful Palette for those interested in creating beautiful images.
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 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, so you can see the landscape and it's people. We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Local People, etc. so you can see more than the French Quarter, more of New Orleans, and Capture the local color and flair of it's people.
One could spend days Photographing New Orleans and seeing all the sights, sounds, tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer. New Orleans Workshops are flexible that work around where we decide to explore with your Professional Photography Coach and Guide.
We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years and know where and how to shoot the wonderful things New Orleans has to offer. If you want to see and shoot without the hassle of ordinary crowds and have an Authentic New Orleans Experience, either Traditionally, Urban or both - this Workshop/Tour is for you...
Attendees should bring their camera gear to these workshops. We will have a class, discussions, demonstrations and on-location shooting of the Spectacular City of New Orleans. Discover New Orleans through the lens of your camera. New Orleans and The French Quarter are very colorful including the people, the culture and the details of this very cultural, colorful place...
New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography Workshops - Each Weekend featured Workshop 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!
The beauty of the Bayou will be seen in this workshop. We travel into the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous with an experienced Captain and guide on his boat. This is quite the adventure! If you like Landscape Photography this workshop offers great opportunity to get some beautiful images.
We travel into the Louisiana Bayous and visit several swamp areas over the course of the weekend. We set sale for 2 days and can experience an Air Boat (optional) as well, where our guides bring us to the Bayou Areas, showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, various wildlife, and Birds. We visit fishing areas, Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing life on the Bayou.
We also get to taste some of the local flavors and fresh catches of the day depending on where we choose to eat over the weekend. Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape.
If you like bird Photography some days we can find many birds, like Egrets and the Great Blue Heron. Gators? We see Gators and can get some great photographs of Alligators, for sure.
Vicki Stanwycks assists and works with you to create images of the Swamps, This workshop offers a glimpse into the Cajun Lifestyle, it's people and the Beautiful Landscape as only seen by boat and on the road.
A day Workshop or a weekend Workshop we will bring you into the Bayou and show you what the fuss is all about.
How close have you ever been to alligator? Do you know the difference between a Crocodile or an Alligator? See the wildlife and vegetation of the Swamps... It's like no place you have ever been.
"This Summer I was in one area of the Swamp on an Airboat and passing through one of the narrow Bayous to get to the more Open Bird Areas, it was like being in Disney World. It was so beautiful seeing the hanging moss. All we could hear were the birds. It was like no place I had ever Been." - Vicki Stanwycks
New Orleans really comes alive at night. See the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, talent, music, musicians, neon lights, brass bands and the beautiful architecture as seen only in New Orleans at night. Learn to capture the mood and feeling in New Orleans and use the workshop instruction for future travel. Shooting JPEG and Raw, Creating High Depth images by incorporating various techniques. Very Informative and lots of fun. You must have some understanding of the basics.
Travel photography is fun and can be approached as exciting and artful... Surely it's exciting to travel and explore... Photography gear needs to be effective and accomplish image capture while visiting unfamiliar territory. There are language barriers with foreigner's, safety issues and inherent photographic challenges. Going to the local camera store it not so readily available and having what you need is paramount... and then the airlines come into play and how to travel effectively with your gear. 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... Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you have while traveling.
We offer Workshops for Shooting People groups and Model Coaching for the aspiring model from a photographers point of view.
As photographer's we create images for the aspiring model and know what looks good and doesn't. We also offer one on one model mentoring to better assist and create a better understanding of the industry.
Vicki Stanwycks personally coaches and works with you to help you create your image, portfolio, comp cards and self promotional materials.
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.
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.
For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...
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.
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.
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!
"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
"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy