Musical Eruption – New Orleans

Musical Eruption - New Orleans

New Orleans street photography

Let’s Dance! – New Orleans

Let's Dance! - New Orleans

New Orleans Photo Adventures & Photography Workshops
New Orleans Halloween photo adventure/workshop, 2017! I'm offering photo adventures/workshops on both Saturday October 28th, and Sunday October 29th. Send an email to chuckjines@gmail.com for more details and to be placed on the list. I'll start taking payments in September. Hope to see you there!

New Orleans street photography

New Orleans street photography

Fifth Annual Halloween Weekend New Orleans Photo Adventure/Street Photography Workshops, Saturday October 28th, and Sunday October 29th, 2017!

Fifth Annual Halloween Weekend New Orleans Photo Adventure/Street Photography Workshops, Saturday October 28th, and Sunday October 29th, 2017!

I get more excited as the dates draw nearer! It's time once again for the New Orleans Halloween Photo Adventure/Street Photography Workshops! If you are wanting to get more comfortable taking candid and unscripted photos, then my New Orleans photo workshops are the place for you.

This is the fifth year that I've offered photo adventures in the French Quarter, and this year's adventure is sure to please. I can't think of a better place for street photography than New Orleans. With its rich and diverse culture, unique architecture, and gritty atmosphere, photos are just waiting to be had at every turn.

Fifth Annual Halloween Weekend New Orleans Photo Adventure/Street Photography Workshops, Saturday October 28th, and Sunday October 29th, 2017!

Sergeant At Arms, Hobo Army, French Quarter, New Orleans

I offer street photography workshops and photo walks that are designed to fit photographers of all experience levels. Whether you're a beginner, a novice, or a seasoned professional photographer, I can custom design a photo adventure or photography workshop that is sure to please. I offer both per-scheduled workshops, as well as custom bookings to fit any schedule. (Workshop Reviews)

Halloween Weekend French Quarter Workshops - Photographing People, Places, and Things 2017! Workshops run from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm and includes night flash photography! Only $279.00!

Contact Me To Schedule Your Workshop Today!

 

R.I.P. Lissa Driscoll (aka Washboard Lissa, Guitar Lissa, Ragtime Annie, etc.)

R.I.P. Lissa Driscoll (aka Washboard Lissa, Guitar Lissa, Ragtime Annie, etc.)

I just received word that long-time New Orleans entertainer and French Quarter musician, Lissa Driscoll, passed away earlier this week after a long struggle with cancer.  Lissa Driscoll was a fixture in the French Quarter and on Frenchman Street for over thirty years, playing at clubs such as Checkpoint Charlie’s, the Apple Barrel, and, most recently, Rare Form. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family, and fans. 

Voodoo Kitchen - Ragtime Annie, Washboard Lisa (Lissa Driscoll), New Orleans 2015 - Playing slide guitar on her 1959 Kay, in open 'D' tuning

Voodoo Kitchen - Ragtime Annie, Washboard Lisa (Lissa Driscoll), New Orleans 2015

Grayson Capps - Washboard Lisa

Lissa Drisscoll (a.k.a. Washboard Lissa, Guitar Lissa, Ragtime Annie, etc.) is a longtime French Quarter fixture and member of countless local groups, as well as an accomplished soloist.

Washboard Lissa from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo.

Editing Black and White Images in Lightroom 

Editing Black and White Images in Lightroom 

I've had several people ask about my black and white photo editing process. In this video I cover my system for editing black and white images using Lightroom. 

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She’s Not That Kind Of Guy – New Orleans, French Quarter 

She's Not That Kind Of Guy - New Orleans, French Quarter 

As part of my New Orleans Halloween Photo Adventure/Photography Workshops, we explore the use of flash photography during the evening hours. 

She's Not That Kind Of Guy - New Orleans, French Quarter 

She's Not That Kind Of Guy - New Orleans, French Quarter

“And At the Hour of Our Death.” New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral, French Quarter

"And At the Hour of Our Death." New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral, French Quarter

Photographs are everywhere in the French Quarter, you just need to look and pay attention.
New Orleans Halloween photo adventure/workshop, 2017! I'm offering photo adventures/workshops on both Saturday October 28th, and Sunday October 29th. Send an email to chuckjines@gmail.com for more details and to be placed on the list. I'll start taking payments in September. Hope to see you there!

Valles Caldera New Mexico, 2017

Iron Horse Adventure: Valles Caldera, New Mexico

Iron Horse Adventure: Valles Caldera, New Mexico

Valles Caldera is a 13 mile wide volcanic caldera in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. If you love riding your motorcycle through awesome landscapes, you'll find the Caldera very fulfilling, with its hot springs, streams, fumaroles, natural gas seeps and volcanic domes that dot the caldera landscape. I was able to spend five days up in the Jemez Mountains over this past Labor Day Weekend. You could spend a month in this area of New Mexico and still not take in all the Valles Caldera has to offer. I wasn't able to find the time to check out the waterfalls, and several other areas that I wanted to visit, yet I hope this video captures a small part of this awesomely beautiful area. Join me on this Iron Horse Adventure where we ride many of the mountain back roads. 

Approximately 1.2 million years ago, a volcanic eruption created this 13-mile wide circular depression known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history. The Caldera preserve offers some of the best mountain meadow fly fishing in New Mexico.

 

Valles Caldera, New Mexico: "The Crown Jewel" 

Valles Caldera, New Mexico "The Crown Jewel" 

Valles Caldera, New Mexico "The Crown Jewel"

If you ever happen to journey through New Mexico, you wont want to pass through without visiting this supervolcano. You can view Elk, learn about the historic cabins and prehistoric sites. This area of Northwest New Mexico is know as the "Crown Jewel." About 120,000 visitors come to the preserve each year to enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and simply enjoying this southwest geologic gem. The busy season in Valles Caldera runs from May-October.

Links to some of the bikers that I mentioned in the video:

Joe Sparrow

Scooter Tramp Scotty

Panhead Billy Burrows  Billy has been living off his motorcycle since the late 1970's. He's a true legend in the motorcycle community.