French Quarter Festival Workshop 2019



This hands-on photography workshop is a six hour intensive class and shooting session with official French Quarter Festival photographer Zack Smith. You will learn the tips and tricks to photographing musicians, food, and the New Orleans culture as it pertains to the festival in and around the historic French Quarter. The workshop location will be very near the many stages of French Quarter Fest, upon your registration I will share our location. We will have some in-class instruction and image critique with plenty of walking and shooting in the French Quarter on Wednesday April 10th. 

An informative and colorful PowerPoint presentation awaits you and we will provide this and the notes for you at the end of the class. We will also have an online gallery to feature your best photos from French Quarter Fest! We will have more details at the Workshop!


We will be talking about how to creatively capture a music festival and tell YOUR story through the music, food, ambiance and action. We will talk about photography composition, lens choice, and proper editing and archiving practices. We have also added an Online Gallery component to submit your best images after the Festival. Once you are pleased with your final edits Zack Smith will give you instructions on how to send him your best work for inclusion in the French Quarter Festival Workshop Gallery!

Ben Schenck of the Panorama Jazz Band! ©2012 ZSP


Wednesday, April 10th 2017


Press St. Gallery at NOCCA


Erick Adcock of Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars ©2014 ZSP


This class is open to all lovers of festival and music photography. We will cover how to get the most out of your Digital SLR but will also cover how to get the best shots, find the best locations, and make every moment count with any camera. We will also cover the best ways to download, archive, keyword and tag your images for proper storage.

You do not have to have a Digital SLR for this course.


Please bring your camera and one or two lenses for walking the festival “Quadrants” with Zack Smith.

You are also encouraged to bring a Jump Drive with no more than 10 of your favorite festival or music photos for the class and Zack to critique. Medium resolution (1500 pixels wide/72dpi) JPG’s only. Please bring a notepad or small personal digital pad for note taking.



 $150 per person


Full Refunds are given up to 72 hours before the day of the workshop.
½ refund will be given 24 hours before the workshop.

NO REFUND the day of the workshop if you cannot make it and have not called.


You can park anywhere in the lot of Press Street Station at Press Street and Royal St. in the Marigny.


"Zack is clear, thorough, encouraging, and a well planned presenter"

" The workshop was actually not what I expected!  For only 5 hours, I expected just a quick run down of the gear you use and then a walk around the FQ with maybe 1-2 spots for a model.  You really jam packed that class with TONS of great info.  It could have been a full day or 2.  You went into great depth on the gear and flow of a shoot rather than photo basics, which is great for many photogs who know how to shoot but need to get pushed out the norm that they shoot" - Eric J Nunez, Photographer, New Orleans

"Zack was informative, organized, energetic, and the information was useful and pertinent"

"I learned alot and i look forward to getting out to the French Quarter Fest this week"

"Zack creates such a casual atmosphere which promotes an easy learning environment. I want to take this class again as with each of his classes..."

"You have a great wealth of knowledge and a desire to teach it." - workshop participant at Zack's "Studio on the Geaux"