Swamp Landscape Photo Workshop
Ideal for any nature lover, this swamp and wildlife tour doubles as a photography workshop. Your guide, an experienced nature photographer, will help you capture some of the most beautiful landscapes and enticing wildlife in the region.
Most photography workshops are a multi-day experience that are costly and and locked into set dates years in advance. Our workshops are setup for private groups and can be booked on a daily basis. We have the flexibility to run sunrise and sunset trips all year long. If you are a nature photographer in New Orleans and want to get out into the swamps but don’t want to be locked into a set workshop schedule this is the trip for you.
What to Expect
The cypress swamps of Louisiana are beautifully scenic but can be difficult to photograph by car or from foot. You need a boat to access most of the photogenic areas and an experienced guide to get you there. We use high quality kayaks and canoes to get you into some of the most backwater areas of the swamp that most boats cannot access. We offer transportation to and from your hotel in the city if needed. We can run trips for either sunrise or sunset. Trips run for 3-4hrs in the field and another 1hr of transportation and load out before and after the session. Depending on the conditions we also have full outboard swamp boats available. This allows us to shoot in rainy or windy conditions. If you have mobility issues or cannot paddle and you think a boat is better suited for you, talk with us before your trip and we can potentially schedule this for an additional captain fee.
Our guides can help with camera settings and composition if needed but it is not a focal point of the trip. Our main goal is to get you into the most scenic areas and accommodate you as you setup the shots you are after. If you have concepts for different images it is best to reach out to us before your trip to discuss your ideas. Different times of the year allow for accessing different areas and can determine how different shots can be taken.
What is Provided
- Experienced Photo Guide
- Kayak or boat
- Basic camera instruction if needed
What is Not Provided and Recommended to Bring
- A bag for your gear
- Bug repelent
- Long sleeves and long pants
- Food or snacks
We cannot provide you with photo gear. you must bring your own. If you have any additional questions, fell free to email or call to discuss your trip. We also offer a 3-day photo excursion to the virgin cypress forests of the Atchafalaya basin in the fall. If you would like to join us on this in-depth photo experience, you can learn more about it here. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on a tour!
Pricing for photo tour:
• $250 per person
• $100 Captain/Boat Fee (For people who choose to go in a motorized boat and not a kayak)
Transportation for Tour:
• $15 per person
• $80 (groups of 8 or more)