Photo Walk: New Gene Leahy Mall and Historic Old Market

Photo Walk: New Gene Leahy Mall and Historic Old Market

An opportunity to walk around downtown and “see” it in a new way. Let’s get together, talk, and have fun photographing some history.

Friday, August 26

LOCATION: Gene Leahy Mall | Downtown Omaha
COST: $49 per student

Let’s lace up our shoes, charge our cameras, and head out together for a themed photo walk In downtown Omaha. This an exciting chance to get together with other photographers and photograph the renovated Gene Leahy Mall as well as Omaha's historic Old Market. 

What is the theme? You’ll find out once you’re there! I’ll reveal the theme of the event, using the historic Old Market as inspiration. We’ll then walk around the area, taking photos, talking, asking questions, and getting some help along the way. 

Instructor Jerred Z will give some great tips for photography during our walk, and others are encouraged to chime in with tips of their own. We will start off at the arch in the Gene Leahy Mall, meet in a group to discuss the theme, then walk around the Old Market as a group while taking photos along the way.

Topics Covered:

  • Our “theme” will help us define how we see the Gene Leahy Mall and Old Market, and we’ll talk about interesting ways composition can help us get better photos. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to ask questions about their cameras and lenses, getting help from the instructor and everyone else in the group. 


Who Should Take This Class?

Anyone! This is for brand new photographers, and any seasoned pros who want to get together, take pictures, meet new people, and have fun. The power in these “Photo Walks” is in the community we form while taking on the challenge of seeing things in new ways. This is powerful for any photographer!

FREE Rental Available

Want to try a new lens, or challenge yourself to photograph in a new perspective? Bring your receipt for this class into Rockbrook Camera on the day of the event for a free 1-day rental. We have a wide variety of lenses of all different brands, so you can be sure to find something unique!


Required Materials

  • Bring your camera, fully charged and ready to go.
  • Payment for parking on your own. We are going to meet at the "Arch" on the southeast side of the Gene Leahy Mall. 
  • After the event, we will spark up an email "sharing" chain where we can see each other's photos and celebrate our creative vision. 


Friday, August 26 at 6:00 pm | Photo Walk

Meet at the "Arch" in Gene Leahy Mall (It's the oldest structure on the southeast side).

1302 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102


*Attendees will be invited to the Rockbrook Camera EDU Facebook Group for continued education, conversation, and community exclusive to Rockbrook Camera EDU students and instructors. It's a safe place to share, learn and grow!



You must cancel this class 2 days prior to the start date for a full refund. Any cancellations within 2 days of the event will not be refunded since that class spot needs to be filled. If the class spot is filled, you will receive a full refund. 

If you do not show up for an event you will not be refunded.


Inclement Weather Policy: 

For most classes, we will conduct the event rain or shine. For dangerous weather conditions, we may cancel the event, and you will be notified of this by phone and email. 


Minimum Enrollment Policy:

Classes have an enrollment threshold. If that enrollment is not met, the class will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. You will be notified by email and phone. 

To cancel a class or to ask questions, call the store at 402-691-0003


About Jerred Zegelis

Jerred or Mr. Z, as his students fondly know him, has been a photography teacher and photographer for more than 18 years. Jerred's goal for every class is for each student to find their voice through photography.

Jerred's former students include fashion photographers, landscape and art photographers, wedding and portrait photographers. 

For more information about Mr. Z and to see his work, visit his website -