Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 74,484   Posts: 1,644,593   Online: 1167
      
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Boston
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    423
    Images
    5

    Recommend a New Orleans Photo Tour Please

    I'll have a morning free during a business trip. Looking for someone who offers photo tours. Any recommendations? Thanks.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lower Earth
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    Images
    43
    New Orleans is my old home town. All you need to do is wander the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and the Garden District uptown (catch the St. Charles street car on Canal St and it will take you right there), and all the shots in the city will be waiting for you. Be sure to stop in at ACME Seafood in the Quarter at 724 Iberville for the gumbo and bread pudding (get there at 10:30-10:45 to beat the big line), and Johnnys in the Quarter at 511 St. Louis has the best roast beef po boys. Wrong kind of bread, but the sandwich is so good you just do not care. People also love the grilled oysters at ACME.

    The cemeteries are nice for photos too. The street car on Canal (a different one) takes you there. Short trip. Don't go there at night. Maybe stop at Angelo Brocatos on the way for a cannoli. Jazz at the Snug Harbor or the Maple Leaf. Live, free music is all over the city.
    Last edited by momus; 05-23-2015 at 09:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  3. #3
    bvy
    bvy is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,191
    Images
    42
    Jackson Square -- and don't leave N'Awlins without having the Café du Monde experience!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lower Earth
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    Images
    43
    The Cafe du Monde is a great idea. Best enjoyed when you've been out drinking, and its 3-4AM. Quite the scene then. Otherwise, daytime is tourists with (yikes) kids!

    One morning in New Orleans??? Impossible. It can't be done. Take a few days to see the place.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Philadelphia area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    358
    Images
    10
    If you can, go to 'A gallery for Fine Photography" on Chartres street. They have an outstanding collection. Pictures hanging on the walls is a very small percentage of what they have. Only trouble: it is not open every day.
    "The problem with photography is that it only deals with appearances." Duane Michals

    "A photograph is a secret of a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." Diane Arbus

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    55
    mmmm Brocatos... I'm from there as well momus - you just reminded me I haven't been back in a long while... OP, while there may be tours, if you only have a morning, the city is so small that in that amount of time you will have more than you can shoot starting from almost any of the old areas. Its one reason the NFL loves it for super bowls - everything most people want to see is really close together.

  7. #7
    bvy
    bvy is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,191
    Images
    42
    Starting anywhere on Canal Street, walk down to the riverfront, over to Jackson Square, and up to Bourbon Street (which is the heart of the French Quarter). This is probably a good "guided" tour given the time constraints. It doesn't look like much on the map, but there will be enough wonderful distractions along the way that this will easily fill up a morning for a first timer with a camera. Of course Bourbon Street really has to be experienced on an evening or weekend...

    Also, because I see that it hasn't been said (and I see that you're in New England!), prepare for the heat -- yes, even in the morning. The midday heat is the worst and it sets in around 9AM. Also, be mindful of walking in and out of air conditioned places. You'll freeze indoors and melt outdoors, and with 110% humidity, you can imagine what this does to cameras and lenses.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Madisonville, LA
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    71
    Images
    5
    Heat? What heat? Still here after 52 years.

  9. #9
    Terry Christian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    633
    Images
    19

    Recommend a New Orleans Photo Tour Please

    We visited New Orleans twice this year already. It was my first time ever. During the first visit, I was simply overwhelmed. For the second, I planned to spend as much of a whole day as I could in the French Quarter. My husband used to live in Houma, and so
    of course he had to keep dragging me off to the various locations of Café du Monde (including the original) to himself sustained with beignets and stinky café au lait (I'm not a coffee drinker).

    Note that the local diocese has recently changed policy at some of the oldest cemeteries such that you have to be on an official tour to get into them.

    P.S. A Gallery, mentioned above, is definitely worth the pilgrimage.

    My photos:
    https://flickr.com/photos/10353441@N...57648040644943
    https://flickr.com/photos/10353441@N...57651549551102



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin