New Orleans Music Photography

October 11, 2013 15 Comments »

Disclosure: Club Carlson compensated me and provided for my travel and accommodations in exchange for writing about my travels with them. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest observations and opinions.

New orleand music photography

Tuba can be heard echoing throughout the city.

It’s Friday, so let’s put a little music in your life.  I spent last Friday night in New Orleans photographing the music in the streets of the French Quarter and on Frenchmen Street.    This is the heart of New Orleans, the music that keeps the city alive.

Don’t Forget Your Camera To Capture the Music

Make sure that when you go out to listen to live music, you bring your camera if you love to capture the candid culture of NOLA.  I loved capturing the musicians in action, after all it’s the heartbeat of the city.  However, the rule of ask before you click still applies here.  Make sure you ask the musicians if it’s ok to take their pictures as they play.  99 percent of them will say yes – after all – they are performers.  However it’s always polite to ask before you just start snapping away!

This city is alive – see for yourself!

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Clarinet solo at the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St.

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A bit of rockabilly on Bourbon Street.

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Swing dancing started as the night turned into day.

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A band plays in close quarters at Yuki Bar in New Orleans

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A haunted cello?

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A crowd gathers to listen to music from busy Frenchmen St.

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A jam session stops traffic

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A wedding parade in the French Quarter had people dancing.

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A violin player heads up this band at the Spotted Cat

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The hipster music scene in New Orleans

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Lindy Hopin’ on Frenchmen Street


Want more, then  check out my short video what I hear while in New Orleans here .



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