MASTERCLASS: NEW ORLEANS
PORTRAITURE AND STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH JOSH SMITH
New Orleans might be one of the most magical cities in the US with a culture that exudes a zest for celebrating life that goes beyond the images most of us have seen of Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. This is why Greg and Joshua are excited to announce a 5-day workshop in New Orleans for Sunday to Friday, October 6th - 11th. The focus will be on location lighting, street and documentary photography for medium to advanced level photographers.
Joshua has lived in New Orleans for 4 years, and Greg has a love for the city that has brought him back for weeks at a time. Together we’re excited to share our different styles of shooting. We’ve arranged for models who are “real people” living and working in the city. Plus we will shoot at locations that are the heartbeat of the city, such as an old antebellum mansion to a constructed village where each building is a musical instrument. In the evening we’ll set our camera’s to high ISO’s and explore the lights and sounds of street photography in the French Quarter, where bands play on nearly every corner and where old bars are just begging to be explored, and where every evening a party is rolling somewhere. It’s hard to not use up an entire memory card in one night. If there is interest, there is a beautiful swamp park 40 minutes outside of the city (transportation will be provided). There is also the opportunity to join with locals catching crawfish or “Mud Bugs.” For dinner, we will join them for an authentic “crawfish boil”, an experience far from what most tourists would ever experience! There is also an opportunity to join Roland while he shrimps in the Gulf of Mexico.
The class will be based out of the Blue60 Guest House, located in the heart of the Marigny District. It's central to most of our locations, and walking distance to the French Quarter and Bywater Districts. After our wine-and-cheese meet-and-greet, students will have the option of going to the legendary “Napkin Toss.” Located in the center of the quarter, “Love is in the Air” blasts over the bars speakers while patrons throw piles of napkins high into the air. It’s a 20 year tradition that is known only to locals.
We will talk with each of you before the workshop to discuss goals, and we can help arrange personalized project(s) based on your interests. Tuition: $4250 ($3750 for returning students), and includes daily continental breakfast, lunch, and a welcome and farewell dinners.