New Orleans  | Slidell

MS. Gulf Coast

800 Phone #

Black and White Photography

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

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A View of the New Orleans Skyline from Across the Mississippi River...

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A View across the Sea in Greece...


Black and White Imagery

Black and White Photography, Timeless

A)Black and White images provide viewers with an image of timelessness with a journalistic feel.

B) An image is a window that opens viewers eyes to the moments we as photographers capture and experience.

Black and White Imagery give us a clear way to provide the viewer with a more sophisticated quiet, that tells the story differently.

C ) 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 undistracted 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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The Digital Darkroom of Black and White

Workshops discuss digital capture, then hands on in the field by creating photos together. We work with clients to try to see an image in black and white before shooting the photo. Attention to exposure, contrast, filters, Lightroom - the digital darkroom/Computer are all covered.

Classes are scheduled individually, and in groups up to 4. Private Workshops are the most popular as all the attention is focused on the individual and their learning experience.  Individual attendees wanting classes or full days.

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 a different story as an image 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.


Your Eye, Intuitive Vision and Technology

Black and White Photography requires your eye, your intuitive vision, and the computer. Particular attention for Individuals is focused on where you are now with your photo skills, and how to bring your abilities to the "next level." Based on your Photography goals and what you want, 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, with your ideas, we can do that as well. Please inquire, Thank you.

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Vicki Stanwycks Teaches Photography

We work in the studio to teach first then travel into several areas close tot he studio 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:  504.899.9394

Thought Provoking Black and White Photography

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.

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

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

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,  telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly or as beautiful as you may think. Besides that we make your experience with us - fun and memorable as we shoot in on location. We make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.

For Beginners and Advanced

For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...

  • Day or Weekend Workshops Available

We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. The Louisiana Swamp is are one of our most popular photography trips as folks love to see the magic of the bayou. From sunrise to Sundown - even in 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.

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

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 504.899.9394 or email

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 New Orleans Workshops -  1 Day & 2 days available

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


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!"

New Orleans Photo Workshop Adventures

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 504.899.9394
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