Preparing for New Orleans -
What to expect and bring for a successful photo excursion

Hi Shutterbugs,

Thank you for registering for PhotoTour New Orleans.

New Orleans is one of my favorite places to visit and photograph, and I can’t wait to show you why. I have planned a series of photography lessons and excursions over our three days in the city. We will sample much of what makes New Orleans special and take home great shots to remember the experience.

I have included some planning information in this document to help you prepare for our trip.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

I’m looking forward to a fun weekend in The Big Easy.

Lynford Morton
PhotoTour Excursions



Planning your arrival

Plan to arrive by 4 pm on Thursday March 30. That will give us enough time to meet and greet over a late lunch or drinks. 

Lodging & meeting

Wyndham - New Orleans French Quarter
124 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


From Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

• Taxi (one way): $33

• Airport Shuttle $38.00 Round Trip per person
— $20.00 One-Way per person. 
— Book online at

From Train Station

• Taxi (one way): $10

Packing list

  • Camera (of course) 
  • Tripod (suggested)
  • Bring any lenses you have. We will make them work.
  • Laptop or some way to view your images
  • Image editing software
  • Spare batteries and memory cards
  • Comfortable clothing (We will spend a fair amount of time walking.)
  • Rain gear (You never know in Louisiana)
  • A sense of adventure


Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any problems during travel.

Lynford Morton