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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback! We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around New Orleans. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

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

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
4.9/5 from 14 reviews
I absolutely love Jade's teaching style! He was so patient with me and walked me through every necessary step. I felt as though I walked away from the workshop with a MUCH better understanding before walking in.
5/5 by Katie Nettles
Caleb was great! He answered all of my questions and showed me how to improve my photos. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
5/5 by James Mennino
I loved how small the group was because it allowed us to have more time with the instructor.
5/5 by Mary Beth Lewis
Enjoyed the event! Learned a few things and enjoyed the company!
5/5 by Kris Thomas
The instructor is great, he truly cares that you understand the topic of the day. I am really learning a lot and enjoying this group.
5/5 by Oscar Avila
Great and informative. Keep groups small. Lots of good questions and instructions.
5/5 by Jennifer
Excellent class. Took away lots of tips to apply later. I recommend Russ to everyone who is looking to take their photography to the next level.
5/5 by Katy Kuntz
Excellent place and host to learn about the finer aspects of nighttime photography
5/5 by Dawn Hunter
This was the first photography class that made any sense to me. His explanation about the camera and how it works was fantastic. I have taken many photography classes and this one was the best.
5/5 by Danielle Fl
Things really click when Russ explains them. He has a way of making something that was previously confusing, finally totally clear. He makes himself available for further help. It was a spectacular class and I already signed up for another. I really can't say enough about Russ as an instructor; he's amazing.
5/5 by Kathryn Kuntz
Great teacher: patient, answered all questions and demonstrated how easy it can be to use manual settings, putting the photographer more in control of his or her work.
5/5 by Richard Fumosa
Russ was very knowledgeable and presented the information so every could learn.
5/5 by Dominique B Hawkins
It was informative and I felt comfortable.
5/5 by Heidi Malone
Thanks for useful portraiture tips. Swee H
4/5 by Swee Huang
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