Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans


We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the city showed as much love as they could. People were … Continue reading Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans

New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018


MARDI GRAS FEB 2018 – Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I filmed some of the floats and bands performing. I have more footage coming soon. I used the Canon 80D and the Canon 10-22mm lens with the 50mm f1.8 as a backup. Enjoy. https://ronalpha.com   Continue reading New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018

Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018


Here are some photos I took in New Orleans. I forgot to add them with the others. My fiancé also took a few photos, I will post those at the bottom. She did pretty good. She is finally starting to trust her camera. Photography is very frustrating when you can’t grab that perfect picture when you want it. You have to figure out which lenses … Continue reading Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018

EVERGREEN PLANTATION Edgard, LA


Evergreen Plantation is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins. Today, Evergreen Plantation remains a privately owned, working sugar cane plantation. People live here and work here. Evergreen Plantation is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. On the Tour we met some really … Continue reading EVERGREEN PLANTATION Edgard, LA

New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras


UH OH, it’s Fat Tuesday and we are here down in New Orleans for the ZULU parade. The crowd is going fucking crazy for coconuts and beads. The bands are playing loud and the kids are out here excited to catch anything that comes off of each float that passes by. I noticed that everybody made sure all of the kids received something, no matter … Continue reading New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras

New Orleans – MARDI GRAS 2018 (The First 3 Days)


TODAYS BEAT PRODUCED BY iLL MIND The first 3 days of my trip to New Orleans I spent taking as many photos as I could. People walked up to me asking for a photo and I am so grateful for that. It made my job easy. My camera bag is full of lenses, but I used these 3 lenses the most. Today I used the … Continue reading New Orleans – MARDI GRAS 2018 (The First 3 Days)

New Orleans Blues – Jackson Square (Canon 80D – 50MM Lens)


Walking around in Jackson Square you will see a bunch of musicians performing. I stopped and filmed this Jazz band playing and the crowd went crazy. I never saw anything like it before. GEAR USED Camera: Canon 80D Lens: Canon 50mm F1.8 Continue reading New Orleans Blues – Jackson Square (Canon 80D – 50MM Lens)

New Orleans – Super Sunday – Mardi Gras Indians – Part Two


In this episode we followed the 9th Ward Navajo indians of New Orleans. Lets see if The BIG CHIEF has what it takes. By the looks of it, he’s going to be alright. I filmed scenes from all over New Orleans, this is what you will see when you come here. The city is beautiful. The people are awesome, from rich to poor they all … Continue reading New Orleans – Super Sunday – Mardi Gras Indians – Part Two

Photos from my trips to New Orleans this year.


Here are some photos from my trips to New Orleans this past year. I used all of my lenses on these photos. I walked around asking people to take photos of them, people were more than happy to pose for me. People love to be loved, they love attention and it makes them feel good to feel important. I don’t care how you look on the outside, your … Continue reading Photos from my trips to New Orleans this year.

New Orleans – Super Sunday – Mardi Gras Indians – Part One


RON ALPHA – filmmaker Super Sunday – March 19, 2017 Aside from Mardi Gras Day, the most significant day for the Mardi Gras Indians is their Super Sunday. The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council always has their Indian Sunday on the third Sunday of March, around St. Joseph’s Day. Their festivities begin at noon in A.L. Davis Park (at Washington & LaSalle Streets) where … Continue reading New Orleans – Super Sunday – Mardi Gras Indians – Part One

City Scenes from New Orleans (Canon 80D 10-22mm)


RON ALPHA – filmmaker Published on Jun 3, 2017 I filmed scenes from all over New Orleans, this is what you will see when you come here. The city is beautiful. The people are awesome, from rich to poor they all have something to share. The video may be a bit long, but I just wanted to throw in as many small cool shots as … Continue reading City Scenes from New Orleans (Canon 80D 10-22mm)