Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • August 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop focuses on the most essential workflow and developing features of the Adobe Lightroom Classic with the needs of the photographer in mind. Students will learn how to import, sort, organize and enhance their digital images, as well as batch process groups of images, quickly and efficiently.


  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is a core fundamental class for photographers. Using Adobe Photoshop CC, the course teaches the most important tools, composition and basic image optimization, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction.


  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Beginning Photography”, students will use the camera to interpret the world around them and work toward mastering camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection for proper image capture.


  • September 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This workshop focuses on the most essential workflow and developing features of the Adobe Lightroom Classic with the needs of the photographer in mind. Students will learn how to import, sort, organize and enhance their digital images, as well as batch process groups of images, quickly and efficiently.


  • October 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop focuses on the most essential workflow and developing features of the Adobe Lightroom Classic with the needs of the photographer in mind. Students will learn how to import, sort, organize and enhance their digital images, as well as batch process groups of images, quickly and efficiently.


  • October 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • November 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this course, students will continue to learn basic camera operation and photography fundamentals while practicing and refining their personal process for achieving a unique photographic vision. The class focuses on personal projects—a series of images with a common theme and style—within the genres of photography.


  • November 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • November 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is a core fundamental class for photographers. Using Adobe Photoshop CC, the course teaches the most important tools, composition and basic image optimization, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction.


  • November 30, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 7, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is a core fundamental class for photographers. Using Adobe Photoshop CC, the course teaches the most important tools, composition and basic image optimization, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction.


 

Actors Headshots


 

Beauty


 

Book Making & Publishing


  • October 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 23, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This seven-week workshop is a nuts and bolts exploration of the steps necessary to successfully approach publishers and what to do when they say yes.


  • November 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class will discuss how to edit and sequence images, the relationship between page spreads and rhythm, how to think about text and titles, the book as an object, finding an audience, marketing, pricing and distribution, self-publishing vs publisher, what to look for in a publisher.


  • December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to the practice of creating handmade limited edition photographic artists’ books that balance form, content and materials in innovative ways.


 

Business & Practical


  • August 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

For emerging and established artists who want to advance their careers through fellowships and residency opportunities, this class will give artists the knowledge and tools to create a complete artist proposal package that will also be useful in many aspects of their career.


  • October 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this two-day workshop students will learn how to build a website using the Squarespace software. The course will also discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices so you can actually be found online and discover how easy it is to sell your work to your prospective clients.


  • November 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For emerging and established artists who want to advance their careers through fellowships and residency opportunities, this class will give artists the knowledge and tools to create a complete artist proposal package that will also be useful in many aspects of their career.


 

Creative Thinking


  • August 3, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 10, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 24, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Contemporary fine art photography transforms ideas into images, and images into a voice. The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression.


  • August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we will work to develop 150 words that summarizes your photographic practice – an “elevator pitch” of sorts. This short and concise summary will be extremely useful when applying for opportunities and publicizing your work.


  • September 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class is designed to help you expand your approach to photography, to question the “how” and “why” of your technique, and to challenge and understand your creative process.


  • September 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.


  • October 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over the course of six weeks, student will discover their “Inner Monologue” and identify key words which will lead to a creation images that will form the basis for their work to come in the following decades.


  • November 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join photographer/writer Sal Taylor Kydd as you explore your personal narrative through the lens of memory. Through written exercises and photographic cues you will explore connections to the landscape and the natural world to your own personal narratives; through symbolism, myth and metaphor.


  • December 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this weekend-intensive workshop, Sam Abell will discuss his technique of seeing in layers, the importance of seeing well, and how to see with more discriminating power. The goal of this workshop is to help each participant discover where they are now and where their work can take them.


  • December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to the practice of creating handmade limited edition photographic artists’ books that balance form, content and materials in innovative ways.


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Beginning Photography”, students will use the camera to interpret the world around them and work toward mastering camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection for proper image capture.


  • October 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • November 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this course, students will continue to learn basic camera operation and photography fundamentals while practicing and refining their personal process for achieving a unique photographic vision. The class focuses on personal projects—a series of images with a common theme and style—within the genres of photography.


  • November 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


 

Documentary & Social Consciousness


  • August 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 3, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 14, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop focuses on how to produce a long-term documentary project, giving participants the skills needed to create images that are stylistically and thematically unified.


  • September 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 18, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • October 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 16, 2021
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021
    5:30 am - 8:30 am
  • December 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This six-month class is intended to teach students how to shoot candidly on the street, not only from practical experience, but also from studying historic and contemporary street photographers.


  • September 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    September 25, 2021
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    October 9, 2021
    12:00 am
  • October 18, 2021
    7:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    October 23, 2021
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    November 6, 2021
    12:00 am
  • November 15, 2021
    7:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    November 20, 2021
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    December 4, 2021
    12:00 am
  • December 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“The Los Angeles Street Collective” picks up where “On the Streets in LA” left off, continuing the camaraderie of shooting together on the street, sharing our work, and getting feedback from each other.


  • September 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.


  • October 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

This course examines how media arts has been used to portray and influence contemporary American social justice movements.


 

Editorial


 

Fashion


 

Figure/Nude


 

Fine Art


  • August 3, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 10, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 24, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Contemporary fine art photography transforms ideas into images, and images into a voice. The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression.


  • August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we will work to develop 150 words that summarizes your photographic practice – an “elevator pitch” of sorts. This short and concise summary will be extremely useful when applying for opportunities and publicizing your work.


  • September 20, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 18, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • January 10, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time.


  • September 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class is designed to help you expand your approach to photography, to question the “how” and “why” of your technique, and to challenge and understand your creative process.


  • September 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.


  • October 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 23, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This seven-week workshop is a nuts and bolts exploration of the steps necessary to successfully approach publishers and what to do when they say yes.


  • November 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join photographer/writer Sal Taylor Kydd as you explore your personal narrative through the lens of memory. Through written exercises and photographic cues you will explore connections to the landscape and the natural world to your own personal narratives; through symbolism, myth and metaphor.


  • December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to the practice of creating handmade limited edition photographic artists’ books that balance form, content and materials in innovative ways.


 

Flash


 

Food Photography


 

Infrared


 

iPhones, Androids, Point-and-Shoots


 

Lifestyle


 

Lighting & Portraiture


  • August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this class we will explore the myriad ways in which contemporary and historical photographers have made portraits and discuss the underlying social and political issues that undergirds both subject and photographer.


  • September 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Greg Miller guides students to find what is most important to them at this moment in time and discusses strategies for making pictures happen on a regular basis by overcoming common fears. Students will focus on portraiture and its context within historical and contemporary photography.


  • October 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this workshop, students will gain a solid foundation of studio lighting and practical knowledge of light. Working hands-on with the equipment, participants will learn how to select the proper light source for their subjects whether shooting portraits, still life or product.


 

Nature & Landscape


  • December 15, 2021
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • December 16, 2021
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 17, 2021
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 18, 2021
    5:30 am - 12:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Michael E. Gordon has carefully selected some of the park’s most photogenic locations for this workshop, where outstanding photographic opportunities will be joined with inspirational, creative, and technical discussions.


 

Night Photography


  • November 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop is designed to help students get started exploring and photographing an extraordinary nocturnal landscape. Learn how to utilize tools and techniques such as long time exposures, balance ambient light with artificial light sources, and work with low and high ISOs and bracketing.


 

Pets & Animals


  • August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


  • August 3, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 10, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 24, 2021
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Contemporary fine art photography transforms ideas into images, and images into a voice. The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression.


  • August 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop focuses on the most essential workflow and developing features of the Adobe Lightroom Classic with the needs of the photographer in mind. Students will learn how to import, sort, organize and enhance their digital images, as well as batch process groups of images, quickly and efficiently.


  • Inside Photography - Jason Langer
    August 5, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Inside Photography - Lauri Lyons
    September 2, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is proud to produce a new, ongoing series called “Inside Photography: Conversations with Contemporary Photographers.” The series, normally programmed on the first Thursday of each month, will feature a conversation between a guest photographer and moderator.


  • August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this class we will explore the myriad ways in which contemporary and historical photographers have made portraits and discuss the underlying social and political issues that undergirds both subject and photographer.


  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is a core fundamental class for photographers. Using Adobe Photoshop CC, the course teaches the most important tools, composition and basic image optimization, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction.


  • Conversations with a Curator - Victoria Chapman
    August 10, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conversations with a Curator - Karen Irvine
    September 14, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conversations with a Curator - Andi Campognone
    October 12, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conversations with a Curator - Lisa Volpe
    November 2, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conversations with a Curator - Paula Tognarelli
    December 14, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conversations with a Curator is a new series in which Curators from a broad range of institutions will discuss how they became a curator, their work and exhibition history, how they conceive of and curate exhibitions and what they are look for in an artist they want to show.


  • History of Photography - Photo Collage with Sarah Hadley
    August 17, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • History of Photography - Portraiture with Mark Edward Harris
    October 19, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • History of Photography - Fashion with Andrew Southam
    November 16, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • History of Photography - Nude with Ann Elliott Cutting
    December 14, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to produce an ongoing series on the history of photography, broken down into genres.


  • Opening Reception - 7th Annual Mebers' Exhibition
    August 19, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 19, 5 pm PST for a virtual opening reception of LACP’s 7th Annual Members’ Exhibition, 2021.


  • August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we will work to develop 150 words that summarizes your photographic practice – an “elevator pitch” of sorts. This short and concise summary will be extremely useful when applying for opportunities and publicizing your work.


  • August 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 3, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 14, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop focuses on how to produce a long-term documentary project, giving participants the skills needed to create images that are stylistically and thematically unified.


  • An Evening with Series - Holly Roberts
    August 25, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • An Evening With Series - Hiroshi Watanabe
    October 27, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • An Evening With Series - Yvonne Venegas
    December 29, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to present another online series of events, “An Evening With: Featured Presentations from Notable Photographers.” This ongoing series, normally programmed on the last Wednesday of each month, will feature online presentations from notable guest photographers aimed to educate, enrich and inspire.


  • August 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

For emerging and established artists who want to advance their careers through fellowships and residency opportunities, this class will give artists the knowledge and tools to create a complete artist proposal package that will also be useful in many aspects of their career.


  • August 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Keith Carter will reveal the enchantment of finding your voice, navigating the occasional tumultuous terrain of a career in fine art, and learning to find the joy in the work itself.


  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Beginning Photography”, students will use the camera to interpret the world around them and work toward mastering camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection for proper image capture.