Discover: New Orleans Premium Photography Workshop

New Orleans culture, food and music — Your photographic vision

During its 300 years, New Orleans has been a part of France, Spain and the US. Its history has been created by people from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, Europe and Vietnam, giving it a culture like no other city in the world.

Join us for a weekend to capture the culture of New Orleans with a food photography, live music photography, portrait photography, and travel & street photography. You’ll be exploring, living, tasting and photographing New Orleans for four days.

Planning Details

Skill Level:

Beginner to Enthusiast photographer. You should be familiar with basic shooting modes and know how to shoot in Manual mode.

Date & Time

March 12-15, 2020

Meeting Location

The Hotel Mazarin will serve as the workshop hotel for both lodging and classroom work.


$2500 covers your instruction, lodging, transportation within the workshop and most meals.

Event Details

This is your opportunity to make action and event photographs with a Second Line Band through the steamy French Quarter. Dine on amazing Creole cooking in a historic restaurant. Have plenty of napkins ready while you eat a po’boy from a great local dive. In both locations, learn the ins and outs of food photography. Be front row as jazz fills the air in a night club, a Sazerac waiting for you on the bar while you’re making music photos of the band. Spark your creativity shooting street photography with historic New Orleans as the background as a local historian explains its rich history. Create portraits of a local model in one of the cities iconic locations.

Photographers and instructors Freddy Clark and Lyn Morton will be there to guide you every step of the way while you’re creating photography in street, cityscape, food, music and portraiture. This experience is also more than photography. Along the way you’ll get a real feel for the city — it’s people, culture, food and music — from people who truly love the city.

Build your portfolio with these photo opportunities:

  • Food photography
  • Live music photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Travel photography
  • Street photography

Your Instructors

With two instructors, you’ll get plenty of personalized attention and assistance in creating photographs.

Freddy Clark, Sante Photo

Freddy Clark’s career took a couple of twists and turns before becoming a Beverage and Food Photographer. Out of college, he started working in radio as an On-Air DJ and Production Director, moving between a couple of rock stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. After a decade working full time in radio, he felt it was time for a change and started on a path in technology.

Photography got in his blood when his daughter was born. Wanting to learn more and more, he began reading, studying the work of others, and attending workshops.

Like many, he started dabbling in a lot of different photography pursuits, portraits, street, and landscapes. After spending a couple of years shooting weddings for other studios, he was asked if he would do some food shots for a local restaurant and found his calling.

Because he was into craft beer, one rainy day, he started photographing some bottles in his garage, and the way forward was clear to him. Now he works for Beverage Brands and restaurants as the photographer of Santé Beverage & Food Photography. He teaches workshops on photography for Canon, Visions Workshops and independently.

Lynford Morton, EOS Photographer

Lynford Morton is the founder of EOS Photographer, an online educational platform for Canon creators. The platform offers a photography podcast and along with online training and coaching on photography and gear- specific topics.

Most recently, Lyn led Canon Live Learning, Canon USA's photography workshop program. That meant planning, developing, implementing, and marketing all Canon workshops, classes, and other educational or engagement activities throughout the country.

He launched the entrepreneurial phase of my life in 2010, with PhotoTour DC, a business that taught photography on walking workshops around Washington, DC's picturesque locations. There, he taught more than 600 workshops as an independent instructor, while maintaining a 4.9/5 rating and launching thousands of photography careers.


Note: Schedule is subject to change prior to the workshop

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • 1:00 PM Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:30 PM Kickoff Presentation & Agenda
  • 2:30 PM - Food Shoot - Beignets & Coffee
  • 4:00 PM - Break/ Hotel Check in
  • 7:00 PM - Treme Music Shoot - Kermit Ruffins at Mother in Law Lounge

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • 9:00 AM - Historic Tour of the French Quarter & Street Shooting
  • 12:00 PM - Group Lunch - French Quarter
  • 1:00 PM - Food Photography On Site (French Quarter)
  • 3:00 PM - Photo Review - Hotel
  • 5:00 PM - Dinner on Your Own
  • 7:00 PM - 2nd Line Band Shoot

Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • 8:00 AM Street Car Trip to the Garden District
  • 1:00 PM - Beverage Shoot at Courtyard Brewing
  • 3:00 PM - Travel photography on Magazine Street
  • 5:00 PM - Dinner on Own
  • 7:00 PM - Live Music Shoot & Tipitina’s

Sunday, March 15, 2020

  • 9:00 AM - Environmental Portraits - Lafayette Cemetery #2
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch & Wrap Up at Hotel Conference Room

What You Will Learn

  • How to create mouthwatering food photography images
  • How to photograph a live music event
  • How to create high impact action and event photographs
  • How to create environmental portraits on location
  • How to shoot street photographs fearlessly

What’s Included

Investment for this everything-included workshop is $2500.

Your extensive itinerary covers four days and three nights, with the days starting early in the day and going well into the nightlife of the city.

You’ll be staying at the beautiful Hotel Mazarin right in the French Quarter. Three nights accommodations are included for a standard room at single occupancy. Additional guests can be accommodated for an additional fee.

Your plan includes at least one meal each day and transportation during the workshop. Please be aware there is a good amount of walking each day throughout the city.

You’re responsible for transportation to and from the hotel at the beginning and end of the workshop. Included meals do not include alcoholic beverages.

Payments are due in two installments. A non-refundable deposit pf $500 saves your place and the balance of $2000 is due no later than December 1st, 2019. If you cancel after 12/15/19, a refund cannot be accommodated.


The Hotel Mazarin New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter

Hotel images courtesy of Hotel Mazarin

What to Bring

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera bodies
  • Medium to telephoto zoom lenses
  • Macro lens
  • Portrait lenses
  • Speedlites or modifiers
  • Tripod
  • Computer with photo editing software

Refund Policy

Payments are due in two installments. A non-refundable deposit pf $500 saves your place and the balance of $2,000 is due no later than December 1st, 2019. If you cancel after 12/15/19, a refund cannot be accommodated. We suggest traveler's insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances.

All images by Freddy Clark and Lynford Morton unless where otherwise indicated.


Freddy Clark, Lynford Morton