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French Quarter Fest workshop with Zack Smith set for April 9

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New Orleans photographer and NOPA member Zack Smith will lead a workshop on “Photographing the French Quarter Festival” prior to the four-day music festival, one of the Crescent City’s biggest annual cultural events.

The five-hour workshop is to begin at noon on Wednesday, April 9, the day before the festival (set for April 10-13) opens. The cost is $100 per person.

Smith’s workshop’s home base will be the Scott Edwards Gallery, at the 2109 Decatur Street in the Marigny area, one block from the French Quarter. Participants are to engage in some in-class instruction and image critique, along with walking and shooting in the Quarter.

Smith noted, “As official festival photographer for both the French Quarter Festival and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I hope to show locals and cultural tourists an “inside” look at the French Quarter Festival and the French Quarter and how to photograph it.”

For more information or sign-up, please see the Smith’s French Quarter Fest workshop website.