3-Day Photography Workshop and Tour of New Orleans, March 2018

(11 customer reviews)

$ 255.00$ 1,249.00

Tour: March 23rd, 24th and 25th 2018

Escape for an unforgettable, creative, long weekend in this 3-Day Photography Workshop and Tour of New Orleans with Me Ra and Brian.  They bring hands-on instruction, teaching you how to photograph the southern soul of NOLA!  Get ready to capture the signature architecture of the French Quarter and Garden District, explore vintage shops, feast on a mashup of Cajun and French cuisine, while listening to jazz and learning about night photography and editing!  You may leave this weekend laughing more than you bargained for.


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We say tentative because we want to leave room for magical ideas between now and when we’re there!

FRIDAY: Arrive in time to get settled, unpack your camera and meet up for our first group dinner in New Orleans!  Be on the lookout for some great photo moments of the local musicians! We’ll begin the feasting in the French Quarter and afterwards dive into night photography.  Dinner included.

SATURDAY:  Put on your walking shoes!  Start the morning with an early walk through the beautiful city park with hanging moss at Bayou Bridges before artists, street performers and musicians start up their routines.  We’re going to explore and capture the quaint architecture, local characters of the French Quarter, and take in the beautiful Garden District. We’ll end our day wandering through the Frenchmen Street Art Market while grabbing a yummy drink and listening to live tunes along the way.  That night, we’ll talk about editing tricks to get the best results from your images. We may even try our hands at more night photography!  Dinner included.

SUNDAY: We’re considering a brunch this morning with time to share our favorite photos for feedback. We’ll explore anything we missed the day before, and weather depending, possibly shoot the Bayou’s sunset and wildlife.  If weather doesn’t cooperate, no worries.  There is so much to explore and do in New Orleans, and rain never stops the music!  Our biggest challenge will be wanting more time! If your schedule allows, we encourage you to stay Sunday night and fly home Monday.  Brunch or dinner included.

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This long weekend travel workshop is for those who want a creative, inspiring, travel weekend escape!  Every level of photography is welcome.

Our Confidence Grads get a special rate of $999 as a perk to attending our 2-Day CONFIDENCE Workshop.  We encourage you to take the CONFIDENCE Workshop so that every trip with us or on your own is beyond satisfying because you understand your camera better than ever!

This trip is also for those who can’t come away with us to Thailand, Italy or Greece for nine days.  Or it’s for those who can come and don’t want to wait a whole year until the next Portrait of the World Workshop and Tour!  This long weekend is your ticket of escape!  We heard your request for something within the Americas that starts on Friday and ends on Sunday.  Get ready for the weekend of your life!  On Friday and Saturday night dinners are included, along with either a Sunday brunch or dinner!

This (crazy fun) long weekend tour is designed for ALL levels of photography. Me Ra and Brian have been teaching photography workshops and traveling for two decades. Me Ra is one of the select, original Sony Artisans of Imagery since 2007, inspiring both beginners and pros. Brian is an award winning, published photographer, cinematographer and teacher.  They’re so EXCITED to photograph places like Cafe Amelie and shops like this and flea markets like this!

Whether you are a newbie who simply loves travel and taking photos or a pro wanting to be creatively refreshed, Me Ra and Brian will take you to new levels with your camera proficiency and creativity while exploring the mysteries and wonders of New Orleans.

And you may laugh more than you ever bargained for!

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We’ve reserved a block of rooms for an awesome rack rate at the quaint Hotel Provincial, located right in heart of the French Quarter!  Their courtyard is DARLING!  So picturesque!

To reserve your room, go to our custom link; www.hotelprovincial.com/groups/koh.  If you need to check out on Sunday, go ahead and select Sunday as your departure date.  If you run into any issues with reserving your room, you are welcome to call their Director of Sales (she’s super sweet), Kerri, at her direct line, 504-267-4649.

We also have ladies who want to share a room!  Let us know if you’re interested, and we’ll match you up!  This is a long weekend escape with fun in every last detail, right down to your roomie!

Deadline to reserve your room for the rack rate: February 23rd 2018

You are not required to stay at Hotel Provincial, but this is where we will begin and end each day of exploring.

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*We may or may not do another Portrait of New Orleans because there are so many AWE-mazing destinations to explore in the Americas.  If you’ve always wanted to see New Orleans, jump on this!


Glad you asked!  To read reviews from past travel workshop attendees, see Italy and Thailand. 


You’re responsible for breakfast and lunches (just to many yummy places to try for us to go as a group each day, we may need to divide and conquer).  Hotel is not included, but we have a group rate with our partner hotel above.  Transportation to and from the airport is not included.  We’ll be on foot once you arrive!


You can pay in full or sign up for 4 automatic monthly payments. Payments will be divided over four months. It’s that easy!

If you run into any issues with registering for the payment plan, don’t hesitate to email us at info@fioria.us. Our team will get you set up right away.

For some reason if you should need to cancel, we will apply your payment(s) as credit to a future CONFIDENCE or online workshop within 24 months of your original workshop up to 45 days before the workshop weekend.

If you need to cancel within the 45 days leading up to the workshop, we will do our best to fill your spot and apply your payment(s) to a future workshop within the next 24 months. But we can’t guarantee this. If your spot cannot be filled within the 45 days, your workshop payment(s) will be forfeited. This is the policy for all our online and in-person workshops, excluding our travel Portrait of the World international workshops.




11 reviews for 3-Day Photography Workshop and Tour of New Orleans, March 2018

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  1. Jenn Mitchell (verified owner)

    One of the things I love most about workshops with Me Ra and Brian is their sense of humor and positivity. They love what they do, and it shows!!!
    I’ve learned so much about how to better use my camera during travel which is my top interest.
    I’ve especially learned about how to capture “magical light” during sunrise and sunset and capturing the “personality” of a location.
    I’ll definitely be taking a future travel workshop!

    -Jen, MA
    Lightroom Grad, 2017

  2. Tina Washington (verified owner)

    This is my third workshop with Me Ra and Brian, and for each one of them, they have been hands-on, non-judgemental teachers that make you dare to feel that “YES, I can understand and improve my photography.”
    Technical information that so many think they will never understand is presented in easily understood terms.
    I can’t wait to take a fourth workshop with them!

    -Tina, NC
    How to Capture Magical Light, 2017

  3. Simone (verified owner)

    I’m a native New Orleanian, and I truly enjoyed this workshop because I was able to view my beautiful city thru the lens in all new ways.
    Capturing moments that I take for granted, the music, the people, the spirit of New Orleans was wonderful!

    -Simone, LA
    Magical Light, 2017
    Restart Your Creativity, 2018

  4. Helena (verified owner)

    Me Ra and Brian are very down to earth making what could feel like a stressful situation very comfortable and fun.
    Each workshop I take from them, I learn something new.

    -Helena, NY
    Portrait of Italy, 2017
    Lightroom Organization
    Magical Light course

  5. Jan (verified owner)

    New Orleans is a fantastic US city to photograph. It has fun characteristics of Europe but in the US!
    So much to see and photograph, and lots of different people watching.
    Weather was great, and our hotel location was awesome!
    I liked being able to walk to locations and not have to take a cab or rent a car.
    My favorite was learning about the 5 elements to Travel Photography, along with how to better frame my shots.

    -Janice, WI
    Magical Light

  6. John

    Portrait of New Orleans is a once in a lifetime experience!
    You will be bitten by Me Ra and Brian’s workshop bug, and you’ll want to travel with them more and more!

    -John, CA
    Portrait of Italy, 2017
    Portrait of a Winter Wonderland, 2018

  7. Jenny

    New Orleans was an awesome experience!
    We made many new friends and through these bonds, creative ideas were exchanged and our knowledge soared!
    Me Ra and Brian’s energy and enthusiasm are always contagious!

    -Jenny (John’s wife), CA
    Portrait of Italy, 2017
    Lightroom Organization
    Portrait of a Winter Wonderland, 2018
    Restart Your Creativity
    How to Capture Magical Light

  8. Debbie

    Portrait of NOLA was an amazing time.
    I picked up so much information that I can take home with me and practice. It’s all going to make me a better photographer.
    On a personal note, I made new friends–including and especially Me Ra and Brian.
    I got to know and love them even more.

    -Debbie, AZ

  9. Kathryn (verified owner)

    The value of the Portrait of America series of workshops with Me Ra and Brian cannot be overstated. I highly recommend this to anyone serious about stepping up their photography skills.
    Me Ra and Brian are caring, down-to-earth, teachers who invest heavily in their students. They treat each and every one of us as though we were the only concern, the only student.
    I came away from my weekend in New Orleans with a new perspective, a new understand of the clear line between a photo that looks like a snapshot and a shot that reveals something about the city, its character. I am so thankful to them as a team for investing in me.
    Thank you, Me Ra and Brian…see you at the next workshop that I can work into my schedule!
    Love you both!!

    -Kathryn, AZ
    How to Capture Magical Light, 2014
    Restart Your Creativity, 2015

  10. Dustin (verified owner)

    This was such a phenomenal weekend! Portrait of NOLA superseded my expectations by far!
    I learned so much that I can take home to continue to build on. And I’ve made new friendships that will last well beyond the weekend.
    I loved Sunday morning’s sunrise shoot at the cemetery and capturing the street cars.
    Thanks Me Ra and Brian! It was great meeting you in person!

    -Dustin, FL
    How to Capture Magical Light, 2017

  11. Priya (verified owner)

    I took a Confidence workshop with Me Ra and Brian in 2017, and it was such a fantastic experience that I knew I would love to learn from them again.

    I have two young kids and their international travel workshops are not currently feasible for me, so I jumped at the chance to spend a long weekend with Me Ra and Brian in New Orleans.

    Portrait of New Orleans far exceeded my expectations. Me Ra and Brian had carefully planned the entire weekend to make sure that we had the quintessential NOLA experience and had ample opportunity to take all the classic New Orleans photos. They had a lot to teach each one of us, no matter what level of photography experience we brought with us to the workshop.

    They are fantastic photographers, wonderful teachers, and amazing people.
    I took some of my all-time favorite photos during this workshop, and I can’t thank them enough for such an incredible experience!

    -Priya, TN

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