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NOLA @ NIGHT French Quarter / City Park

New Orleans' Longest Running Night Photography Course - 14 years!

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - LEARN MORE -->

This hands-on photography workshop is the only class you will need to learn the ropes shooting the beautiful soft light of a Crescent City summer night! Long time New Orleans photographer and instructor Zack Smith will teach you how to get the most out of your camera wether you are a beginner or are an advanced shooter looking to gain more knowledge.



Learn Lightroom and Photoshop in New Orleans

November 18, 2017 Sign Up for Learn Lightroom and Photoshop - LEARN MORE --->

Shooting RAW and creating a digital workflow is easier than you think. Knowing the post process tools that await your soon to be "ready for the wall" images will have you shooting more and more. We will learn all about Lightroom and Photoshop import/export presets, filters, compositing, and layers. You don't want to miss this, seating is limited to 10 people!


Supermoon Photography Workshop

6 spots left!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 LEARN MORE --->

Learn to photograph the ONLY super moon of the year in this very exciting class taught buy Zack. You will learn how to use smartphone apps, your compass, and lens extenders to photograph the moon properly. Don't miss this opportunity to photograph this super moon from the beautiful Crescent Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sign up now, space is limited!


Mardi Gras Photography Workshop

February 2, 2018 March with Krewe of Chewbacchus!

Saturday February 2nd, 2018  - LEARN MORE --->

This hands-on photography workshop is the only class you will need to hone your Mardi Gras Parade photography skills using both ambient light and speed lights. Join Zack Smith Photography Workshops as we document the lineup and entire parade of THE INTERGALACTIC KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS SATURDAY FEB 3rd.


French Quarter Fest Photography Workshop


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - LEARN MORE --->

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.

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Landscape and Botanical Workshop

Learn Macro and Landscape Photography at Crescent Park

Landscape and Marco Botanical Photography Workshop - LEARN MORE -->

This informative and hands-on photography workshop is not to be missed! The natural landscape of New Orleans is best reflected in the curated gardens of Crescent Park. What better excuse do you have now to learn all about what you are photographing from two New Orleans experts!

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Learn Digital Photography in New Orleans

New Courses Coming Soon!

Learn Digital Photography - LEARN MORE --->

Learn how to use your digital SLR or Mirrorleass camera to capture the high quality images you deserve! Learn composition techniques, how to use aperture, shutter speed, and editing in Lightroom to produce your best photography yet. This is an active shooting class with open critique and weekly challenges! 


Portrait Photography Workshop

New Courses Coming Soon!

2017 LEARN MORE --->

Zack Smith Photography’s "Art of the Photographic Portrait" will expose you to a myriad of methods to create dynamic lighting schemes using natural light, reflectors, speed lights, and studio strobes both in the studio and out in the lush artistic environment of The New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village performance space in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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New Orleans Street Photography Workshop

New Dates Coming Soon!


Zack Smith Photography’s "New Orleans Street Documentary Workshop" will teach you how to tell the story of the street through it's architecture, people, music, and light as we observe and create in The French Quarter and historic French Market of New Orleans, Louisiana. Space is limited for this first-time workshop so click the photo above or the button below to learn more about this exciting workshop!

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Natural Light Portrait Workshop


New Orleans is known for its raging sunsets and soft low sun winter light. Take advantage of this visual season of light and learn how to improve your Natural Light Portraiture with Zack Smith Photography Workshops in New Orleans, LA!

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Dance and Performance Workshop

With Melange Dance Company in New Orleans


Zack will expose you to a myriad of methods to create dynamic lighting schemes using reflectors, speed lights, and studio strobes in the amazing dance studio ofNOLA Spaces, housed in a beautifully renovated firehouse in Uptown New Orleans. We have the honor of working with New Orleans' own Melange Dance Company, who will bring their experience and talent to the workshop!


"I do believe that Zack is not only a talented photographer but also a person who has a talent with imparting knowledge. Zack shares freely and passionately, and it comes through in his classes. I am amazed at the level of interest and engagement with each student and each subject. I hope that these classes continue and that I can do more with Zack!" - Recent Workshop Participant

"This is the third class I've taken with Zack. As with my previous classes, I entered feeling overwhelmed by my lack of knowledge about these programs. I left feeling confident that I can do this! Zack is an amazing teacher and presents the material in a way that makes it easy to learn. I would recommend Zack's workshops to anyone looking to expand their knowledge and love of photography!Recent Workshop Participant

"This is my second workshop with Zack, if i lived in the city i would take more workshops with him. He is gentle in his teaching methods, and always makes sure that the class understands before he moves onto the next step. Even though i have used Lightroom from many years, I found that Zack's little hints about using Lightroom were great, and so helpful. Can't wait to take another workshop from him!" - "Just Shoot RAW" 2016 Workshop Participant