NEW ORLEANS PHOTO WALKS

New Orleans is a Photographer’s Paradise

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Architecture from Baroque to Modern, the buildings and Cemeteries of New Orleans tell the story of a peculiar American city heavily influenced by its French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. Its diverse historical influences have impacted the urban fabric as much as the culture itself.

Photo Walks Led by Award Winning Professional, Local College Level Instructor

Professional Photographers are not very good teachers, they can’t explain the technical stuff that you need to understand. Our Photography Instructors are Professional Photographers who can explain the technical and compositional aspects you need to know.

A Photo Walk for Everyone

Beginners, Hobbyists and Advanced; Smart Phones, Pads, Point and Shoot, DSLR, and Mirrorless.

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NEW ORLEANS PHOTO WALKS CEMETERY TOUR


2 HOURS / STARTING AT $60

8am Weds-Thurs-Fri

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Leeds Tomb

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New Orleans PhotoWalks Cemetery Tour

 
“One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new city is to take a photo tour because it’s a great way to practice my hobby while learning about a new place. This tour was excellent for both. I met Donald, the instructor, at the Cypress Grove Cemetery, and spent two hours touring the location with him. Donald is a local photography teacher. In addition to teaching me new photography techniques, he also educated me about New Orleans’ interesting history and burial practices. I highly recommend this tour.”

Learn how to use your camera to best capture what’s uniquely New Orleans while exploring the stunning architectural above ground tombs and vaults of Historical Cypress Grove Cemetery established 1838, one of New Orleans’ Cities Of The Dead. Take a walk with us among the bones of the dead and find out why, as New Orleans grew, a way to bury large numbers of people had to be found. Learn about our unique burial customs and what led to the evolution of New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead? Discover the history behind what’s been called “America’s Most Interesting City”.

Crafted in marble, granite, and cast iron, tombs at Cypress Grove are among the nations leading examples of memorial architecture. Leading architects and craftsmen were called upon to design and build tombs commemorating the lives of New Orleans’ most prominent citizens. Enter thru the monumental Egyptian Revival style gate, a triumphal passage from one world to the next, flanked by two pavilions, one a porter’s lodge and the other the so-called dead house.

Take advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities you will have as you listen to stories in front of the Maunsel White tomb, veteran of the Battle of New Orleans, among the first in the nation to market a sauce of Tabasco chiles; the Chinese tomb dedicated to Chinese immigrants to the city; the James Caldwell tomb who is known as New Orleans’ Father of Light; the all cast-iron Leed’s tomb, and hear the story of Mississippi Fire Company #2 in front of the Woodruff-McLeod tomb just to name a few. And visit, if we have time, the Hurricane Katrina Memorial just around the corner from Cypress Grove.

Photo Walks Led by Award Winning Professional, Local College Level Instructor

Immerse yourself into a unique culture while learning, from an award winning professional and college level instructor, the technical and compositional aspects needed to take better photos.

Beginners, Hobbyists and Advanced; Smart Phones, Pads, Point and Shoot, DSLR, and Mirrorless.

A Photo Walk for both Beginner and Experienced. Cypress Grove Cemetery, intersection of Canal Street and City Park Avenue at the end of the Canal Street Street Car line.

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Cypress Grove Cemetery

This is where our New Orleans Photo Walks Cemetery Tour Starts . . .

You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing Cypress Grove Cemetery, located at the end of the Canal St. Street Car Line, 120 City Park Ave, as the starting point for your tour unless otherwise noted.  Take the Canal St. Street Car to the End of the Line or take the Canal Street Bus, Uber or Taxi.

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The French Quarter, A Photographer’s Paradise

NEW ORLEANS PHOTO WALKS FRENCH QUARTER BEGINNERS TOUR

2 HOURS / STARTING AT $40

11am Weds-Thurs-Fri

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“This is review is a little late, but my husband and I really enjoyed our walking tour of the french quarter with Donald in early May 2018. We met him in Washington Artillery Park. Donald knew a ton about the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter, and was a terrific teacher to help us learn more about how to compose great photos. I loved that I could learn with my iPhone rather than carrying my big 35mm camera…since I always have my iPhone with me. We totally lucked out that day as we were the only two people signed up for our tour so we ended up with a private tour that Donald was able to tailor a bit to our interests. We highly recommend this tour!”

How to use your camera to capture New Orleans’ uniqueness. A 2 Hour Photo Walk of the French Quarter for Beginners and Hobbyists with Point and Shoot, Smart Phones, Pads, and DSLR cameras.

You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the Louisiana Welcome Center, 529 St. Anne Street, located in Jackson Square, the starting point for your tour unless otherwise noted | Thank You!

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The French Quarter, A Photographer’s Paradise

NEW ORLEANS PHOTO WALKS FRENCH QUARTER ADVANCED TOUR

2 HOURS / STARTING AT $50

2pm Weds-Thurs-Fri

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“I really enjoyed the photography tour with Donald. I am a self-taught photographer, enthusiastic but un-schooled. On this tour I learned a lot about how to frame a shot, and compose photographs in original ways. So many times I think tourists take shots of sights in a rudimentary way – “look, there’s a statue” – “look at the beautiful cathedral” etc. I learned to take photos that were interesting beyond just the sights themselves; shots that were legitimately interesting in their own right. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes travel photography, and who wants to learn how to take their composition to the next level.”

Improve your photography skills. Learn how to use shutter speeds, capture motion, maximize light and shadow… While our tour stops are primarily driven by lighting we believe every photograph taken in the French Quarter is a unique opportunity to compose. Our goal is to combine the history behind the shot as well as match instruction to skill level.

Our guide, an Adjunct Professor at Delgado Community College whose course offerings consistently receive high reviews, focuses a lot on balance, symmetry and composition skills during the advanced tours.

A 2 hour Photo Walk of the French Quarter for the Experienced Photographer.

You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the Louisiana Welcome Center, 529 St. Anne Street, located in Jackson Square, the starting point for your tour unless otherwise noted | Thank You!

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MEET YOUR GUIDE

New Orleans Photo Walks
Donald Crais

A native New Orleanian, born in the Irish Channel, I returned to New Orleans after living 15 years in the Kansas City area. The lure of the eclectic spirited community, festivals and music and of course the food made coming home an easy decision.

While in KCMO, I was fortunate to be exposed to great photographic learning opportunities which developed my eye and passion. And what a treat to return home, to all the amazing photo ops here. Street photography, architecture, wildlife, nature, cemeteries – endless opportunities.

Having 40+ years as a photography enthusiast, retired from the medical field, and past president of a local camera club and now as an adjunct instructor at a local college, I share my passion for photography with beginner and advanced level students developing their skills and eye. Welcome to my home!

 
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