Whether you're a professional photographer coming to town or just taking pictures with your phone and sharing your vacation with your friends on social, New Orleans has many, many photo ops for you to discover.
Make sure to keep your phone charged at all times. You don't want to miss a picture-perfect opportunity.
Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral Jackson Square is a beautiful open block in the heart of the French Quarter with a statue of Andrew Jackson in the center, perfectly manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest, continuously operating cathedral in the United States. Both combine to be one of the most beautiful and photographed spots, not just in New Orleans, but in the whole country. They're the perfect backdrop for your family photos or make for stunning scenes as the main focus with the historic architecture of the Church, as well as magnificent grounds of the Square.
It's not just Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral that are photo worthy. The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city and you'll want to keep your camera out as you stroll through this part of the city. Historic architecture is prevalent throughout the French Quarter. You'll want to capture the views looking down the streets, past the historic buildings to where they meet the modern marvels of the New Orleans skyline. It's also a great area for people watching, with musicians and street entertainers at many corners.
Located up river from the French Quarter is the Garden District, an area of town known for its splendid beauty. The avenues here are lined with oak trees and homes with breathtaking gardens date back a century or more. The streetcar travels through the Garden District and the rest of Uptown. It’s as convenient mode of transportation and something you'll want to photograph.
With its ancient live oaks, lovely statuary, and picturesque stone bridges, City Park is a must visit for anyone who loves taking pictures of beautiful scenery. Make sure to check out the free sculpture garden before you leave. Uptown New Orleans is home to Audubon Park which dates. back to 1871 and is home to Audubon Zoo. Everything you see is Instagrammable.
Of course, don't limit yourself to these areas. There's so much more to see and do in New Orleans. Pay attention to the details – the wrought iron fences, the gingerbread on the shotgun homes, the charming murals and signs on the old buildings. It’s hard to be a bad photographer in New Orleans. This city does the work for you!