228.220.4833   Gulfcoast | MS

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 504.899.9394   New Orleans

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Gulfport Photo Photography Workshops

Black & White Imaging
creates a timeless, journalistic feel

Black and White Photography

Black & White Imagery, sophisticated and thought provoking...

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Black and White Style Imagery

Black and White Photography, Timeless

Black and White images provide viewers with an image of timelessness with a journalistic feel. An image is a window that opens viewers eyes to the moments we as photographers capture and experience.

How we present that moment, or a series of moments, is the photographers responsibility to tell the story, evoke a feeling, and provide viewers with information about the subject.

Knowing how to capture images with those three ideas in mind requires a whole thought process and spontaneity from the photographer to become second nature to be able to react with camera in hand.

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Black and White Images Tell Stories

Our tools are a part of us, and as image makers, just like our eyes are a part of us, so are our cameras. Black and white images capture our attention because color must be imagined on a subliminal level.

Black and White imagery tells story as an images must stand on it's own, allowing the inherent drama to unfold while opening the windows to our experiences or stories. Our most famous photographers have captured the beauty in black and white imaging.

In this workshop we get in the digital and technological aspects of black and white, tonal values of black and white and the psychological aspects of perception in black and white.


The Black & White Digital Darkroom

Workshops discuss digital capture, hands on in the field, assignments, attention to exposure, contrast, filters, Lightroom, the digital darkroom are all covered.

Classes are scheduled individually, and in groups up to 5. Private Workshops are the most popular as all the attention is focused on you and your learning experience.  Individual attendees wanting classes or full days - weekends gain more individual attention.

Your Eye, Intuitive Vision and Technology

Black and White Photography requires your eye, your intuitive vision, and the digital darkroom. Particular attention for Individuals is focused on where you are now with your photographic skills, and how to bring your abilities to the next level. Based on your Photography goals and what you want to do we figure out how to get you there through shooting exercises and assignments.


Please call today to reserve your place in one of our Black and White Workshops or classes. If you are wanting to combine several areas of photography study as mentioned here and your ideas, we can do that as well. Please inquire, Thank you.

Vicki Stanwycks Teaches Photography Workshops & Classes

We work in the studio to teach first then travel into the French Quarter, Uptown, Downtown and shoot the various Highlights of the City with your Photography Coach.. 

Depending on what Workshop or Class you take it will prove to be thought provoking!
We Offer Several Photography Courses....

Phone:  228.220.4833

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Workshops & Classes

Black and White Photography Classes and Workshops

Black and White Workshops and Classes for Individuals

Todays Darkroom, Your Computer

Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop, about 25 images they wish to work with. We will have class and go through Black and White vs Color, The Psychological Differences, The Sophistication of good Black and White Imagery.

We will go shoot on location to various locations that the studio likes that exemplify good black and white imagery using New Orleans as a backdrop. then go back to the studio to look at, critique and discuss the various process's using the images you created while on location.

We also examine and create a journalistic approach to your own style and work with your gear and different computer techniques...

Black and White Photography

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Thought Provoking Black and White Photography

Come to New Orleans Prepared to Make Photographs

And your guides will show you where and how!

For Beginners and Advanced

For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...

  • Are you coming to New Orleans for a vacation or a convention?
  • Spend a day visiting the New Orleans, The French quarter or the Louisiana Bayous.
  • Day or Weekend Workshops Available

We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. The Louisiana Swamp tours are one of our most popular photography trips as folks love to see the magic of the bayou. From sunrise to Sundown - even I the rain it's very different kind of beauty, all it's own.

Call us today to see if we have an ongoing workshop at this time or we can work with you individually to help you find your inner photographer, who can make images anywhere and fast.

What Gear to Bring

Location Photography Workshops

Attendees responsible for their own gear and carrying it. Some shots require walking and moving in larger areas.

  • Attendees should bring their camera gear and Camera Bags
  • Lenses - Telephoto recommended as well as a good walk around lens
  • Extra Camera Batteries
  • Extra SD (film) Cards
  • Tripod or Monopod Optional

What Clothes and things to Consider

Clothes to Think About

  • Longer Pants - Shorts not recommended
  • Closed Toed Footwear - No Sandals
  • Hats if Sensitive to the Sun
  • Weather appropriate Clothing - Summer vs Winter
  • We will have a class, discussions, demonstrations and a tour of your selected Workshop, New Orleans, French Quarter or Bayou
  • Camera Bag - Gear appropriate or Photo Vest

**Keep in mind what you should bring is what you would travel with traditionally. If traveling I like to travel keeping in mind to keep things as simple and as light as possible to keep fatigue at a minimum.

What to Consider

Having the Essentials

Attendees must be able to stand and walk around.  Some Parts of A Workshop for shots you want to make, require moving in larger areas. Preparation is always good...

  • Perhaps some bug spray - Depending on the time of year
  • Snacks if they need them
  • We will have Water, Fruit & Chips
  • Weekend Workshop goers should have their laptop to download their images, and for Image Critiques and Discussions
  • Money as Needed
  • Meals are Not Included

Make Photography an Adventure

Full Day and Weekend Workshops

Photography Adventures

Anything New Orleans, like being  in the swamps are an awesome place to create colorful attention grabbing photography.  You will learn more about photography as you explore this unique terrain.

Coaching One On One

We Coach you in all our workshops... Our Professionals offer Tips and Techniques to help make you better shooters!

Using Your Camera to Tell Stories...

Photography in general alludes to fun and excitement. Photography also brings one to many places both in your minds eye and in the actual photograph. We travel to exotic places with the idea in mind to create equally exotic Photographs. We are travelers, we are adventure seekers and we want to see and do more and capture it through our cameras.
However if we don't know how to do it well, take Photographs... all that excitement dies fast when our Photographs don't look like what we felt and saw when we look at them. Good Photography creates a feeling and better photography get us excited. The old cliché that;

"A picture is worth a thousand Words!"

It's true... I would like to think and hope that some images are worth more words and some Photographs do all the talking. Wouldn't you like to be that Creator? Wouldn't you like to create pictures that speak to your viewing audience?
Take the first step with us at Stanwycks Photography and we will get you on that path today. We will help you understand photography and it's language so much better. You will see!

General Information & Rates


Classes, Coaching or Workshops, we love to help our clients make better Photographs.

Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation. One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think. Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations. Whether on the Gulf coast or in New Orleans we make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.

Full Day Photography Workshops or Classes

Subject Dependent Black and white Photography and the Digital Darkroom
  • Classes and Location shooting
  • Professional Photographer/Instructors to guide you and offer instuction and Guidance
  • One On One - Workshops or Small Groups
  • Camera Instruction at the computer and as we Travel to locations
  • Including Photo Coaching while Location Shooting

Photography Weekend Workshops Black and White and many others

Variable Price Depending on Workshop Attractions & Availablitly
  • Professional Photographer/Instructor to guide you and work with you as you shoot
  • New Orleans Weekend Workshops Avaialble
  • Price Depending on Workshop Attractions
  • Photo Coaching While Shooting and in Class
  • Various locations to Photograph
  • On on One or Small Group Workshops

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 228.220.4833

We are happy to discuss what kind of photography you want to work on. We can come up with ideas and suggestions that could be great just for you!

Improve Your Photography with Stanwycks Photography

Various Workshops - Full Days, 1 & 2 days

Black and White Images and Photo Journalism go hand and hand....

Workshops, Classes and Individual Coaching sessions are available

We schedule workshops and classes working mainly with individuals one on one. Call today to schedule your Workshop or class.


Photography Coaching Improves Your Photography


Photo Workshop Adventures

Snapping Photos or Creating Images?

Are we snapping photos or creating images? With Instagram and Facebook inherently everyone is a kind of journalist - yet many an image is a snapshot.

The difference however in a good image maker and a snapshot maker is our methodology and care we take to understand the image and the process to create a fine image and the equipment we use.

Much Goes Into Black and White Photography

Do you want to create a great better black and white images?

There is a lot more to black and white than changing an image in Photoshop or light room. We go over it in these classes or workshops

Black and White Tells stories Differently than Color Photography

Black and white imagery brings emotion...

Which is why journalism was so powerful in the days of Life Magazine and our Sophisticated Imagery of today. Black and White tells stories differently then colorful imagery.

This holds true today in the images we create now and for the endless stories told by so many Journalistic image makers, so many digital cameras...

Prepare Your Photography Gear and Yourself...

Attendees should have a Camera, with lenses, laptop or home computer and software which we can discuss before the workshop/class. We will go shoot photographs. It's recommended to wear something comfortable, weather appropriate and closed toe shoes or sneakers.

Street Photography and Journalism

Studying the Black and white Masters in Photography will help your Black and white Vision Tremendously. Learning how to see and becoming more visually sophisticated enhances your abilities to create thought provoking Images.

Workshops on Your Schedule

"Ongoing" means we teach during the week & on weekends, depending on your schedule and ours... We have assignments, We do our best to make it work for you!"

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 228.220.4833
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