NEW
ORLEANS
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 14th of August
Audubon Park - 11.00am - 3 hours
Let's get out of auto mode. Add real professional photos to your portfolio to give your viewers that "wow" your looking for.
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$76pp     only 4 places left
Basic Photography Meetup

Basic Photography Meetup

Saturday the 20th of August
Cafe Du Monde City Park - 8:30am - 2 hours
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO-A bunch of numbers at first glance. But they are in fact a photographer's creative palette. These settings render how motion will appear in the photo, how much of it will be in focus, and can be used to create a mood of look. Despite all the numbers it is not rocket science. You instructor will work with you so that those settings become your gateway to crafting your images in a new way.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Class

Landscape Photography Class

Sunday the 28th of August
Audubon Park - 11:00 am - 3 hours
Learn how to take amazing landscaping photos while on vacation and see the detail that separates good from great. Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we’ll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. All skill levels welcome! We also take time to review your shoots form the day workshop.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 3rd of September
800 Decatur st. New Orleans la 70128. - 11:00am - 1:00 pm - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city on a photo walk.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 23rd of October
Audubon Park - 11.00am - 3 hours
Let's get out of auto mode. Add real professional photos to your portfolio to give your viewers that "wow" your looking for.
book now
$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Introduction to Flash Photography

Introduction to Flash Photography

Sunday the 20th of November
New Orleans - 11.00am - 3 hours
Learn to use your on camera flash or your external speed light. Flash is used for creating light in areas light is needed. A flash is a device used to produce a brief burst of light at color temperatures helping to illuminate a scene. Very helpful in dark scenes and low light situations. We will be learning how to use fill light, freezing motion in a photo and light trails.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Introduction to Flash Photography

Introduction to Flash Photography

Sunday the 18th of December
New Orleans - 11.00am - 3 hours
Learn to use your on camera flash or your external speed light. Flash is used for creating light in areas light is needed. A flash is a device used to produce a brief burst of light at color temperatures helping to illuminate a scene. Very helpful in dark scenes and low light situations. We will be learning how to use fill light, freezing motion in a photo and light trails.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Introduction to Flash Photography

Introduction to Flash Photography

Sunday the 29th of January
New Orleans - 11.00am - 3 hours
Learn to use your on camera flash or your external speed light. Flash is used for creating light in areas light is needed. A flash is a device used to produce a brief burst of light at color temperatures helping to illuminate a scene. Very helpful in dark scenes and low light situations. We will be learning how to use fill light, freezing motion in a photo and light trails.
book now
$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT NEW
ORLEANS
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.

And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the New Orleans Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Keep 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
Great teach them how to fish training.
5/5
Leah Sulony
August 9th 2022
I enjoyed the class. John has an easy way about him. I liked the way he just jumps in and helped each person didn’t have to ask for help.
5/5
Jeanne Dolhonde
August 8th 2022
John is a pro and his teaching style very accessible. He'll meet you where you're at in terms of your skill level.
5/5
Xelaju Korda
July 23rd 2022
It was very informative
5/5
Chris LeCoquen
May 7th 2022
Great pointers in very basic examples that are going to be easy to execute and practice with moving forward!
5/5
Jheri Corb
April 13th 2022
Great pointers in very basic examples that are going to be easy to execute and practice with moving forward!
5/5
Jheri Corb
April 13th 2022
Great pointers in very basic examples that are going to be easy to execute and practice with moving forward!
5/5
Jheri Corb
April 10th 2022
Donnie is very helpful and has lots of good advices. I enjoyed the meetup and will do it again.
5/5
Christophe Le Coquen
March 22nd 2022
I thought that the casual vibe was great. I will be taking the walking class in the FQ soon.
4/5
Kirkanthony Bernard
January 29th 2022
The instructor was a wealth of knowledge, and easy to talk to. The evironement of the class was a comfortable one to ask questions, discover errors, and come to an understanding.
5/5
Patrick Riche
November 15th 2021
The instructor was a wealth of knowledge, and easy to talk to. The evironement of the class was a comfortable one to ask questions, discover errors, and come to an understanding.
5/5
Patrick Riche
November 15th 2021
Very helpful
5/5
Jordan Raby
November 15th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Donnie Pearson
John McCusker
An award-winning photojournalist, first at The Times-Picayune and then The New Orleans Advocate, McCusker documented the people and places of his native city for three decades. McCusker has written two books; “Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz” (2012) and “Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians,” with Shane Lief, (2019). Both were published by the University Press of Mississippi. In 2021 McCusker founded the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House in the former Andry/Woodland plantation house in St. John the Baptist parish. The house museum tells the story of the 1811 slave rebellion, which started at the house, and the tale of jazz pioneer Kid Ory who was born in the plantation quarters in 1886.