Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • 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
  • November 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 1, 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 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.


  • January 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 12, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 26, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 31, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2022
    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.


  • February 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    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.


  • March 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Basic Photography Part 1”, 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.


  • April 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    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.


  • May 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this six-session 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.


  • May 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    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


  • 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.


  • March 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 19, 2022
    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.


 

Business & Practical


  • 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


  • 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.


  • February 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the specifics of camera vision in such areas as motion, time and focus.


  • February 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • February 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Eddie Soloway in a unique workshop experience designed to push your seeing from what is in front of your eyes into the world of abstractions, reflections, layers, movement, and then deeper into the realm of concepts and imagination.


  • March 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This six-week workshop will begin to explore the world of portraiture, the basics of natural and artificial lighting, and the psychology of dealing with people in front of your camera.


  • April 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this class, we’ll continue exploring the obstacles and limitations imposed by cameras, lenses, and “film”, and we’ll use lectures, presentations and assignments to learn techniques that overcome and exploit those troublesome realities.


  • June 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This workshop is designed for those photographers whose inspiration is found in literature and art. Whether you are currently developing a photographic series based on a poem or look to illustrate your dreams, this class will explore the technical and stylistic means needed to express visually what holds meaning for you.


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • 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.


  • January 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 12, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 26, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 31, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2022
    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.


  • February 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    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.


  • March 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Basic Photography Part 1”, 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.


  • April 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    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.


  • May 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this six-session 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.


 

Documentary & Social Consciousness


  • October 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


  • 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.


  • February 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about finding ways to create change locally by shooting in an artful and empowering documentary way. At the same time, the class will demand each student learn and follow the ethics that go along with the profession of social documentary work.


  • March 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • April 4, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 9, 2022
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 7, 2022
    5:30 am - 8:30 am
  • May 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 4, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 11, 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.


 

Editorial


 

Fashion


 

Figure/Nude


 

Fine Art


  • 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.


  • February 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the specifics of camera vision in such areas as motion, time and focus.


  • February 20, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • February 27, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 6, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 13, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 20, 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For anyone missing hands-on photographic processes, cyanotypes and anthotypes are fun, safe and easy wasy to print at home. This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to start making prints with minimal space and resources.


  • March 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This six-week workshop will begin to explore the world of portraiture, the basics of natural and artificial lighting, and the psychology of dealing with people in front of your camera.


  • March 14, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 11, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 11, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 8, 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.


  • April 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this class, we’ll continue exploring the obstacles and limitations imposed by cameras, lenses, and “film”, and we’ll use lectures, presentations and assignments to learn techniques that overcome and exploit those troublesome realities.


  • June 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This workshop is designed for those photographers whose inspiration is found in literature and art. Whether you are currently developing a photographic series based on a poem or look to illustrate your dreams, this class will explore the technical and stylistic means needed to express visually what holds meaning for you.


 

Flash


 

Food Photography


 

Infrared


 

iPhones, Androids, Point-and-Shoots


 

Lifestyle


 

Lighting & Portraiture


  • 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.


  • January 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 27, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we discuss all the elements of what makes a good portrait and delve into the process of working with people.


  • February 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 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.


  • March 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This six-week workshop will begin to explore the world of portraiture, the basics of natural and artificial lighting, and the psychology of dealing with people in front of your camera.


  • April 12, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    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.


  • February 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • February 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Eddie Soloway in a unique workshop experience designed to push your seeing from what is in front of your eyes into the world of abstractions, reflections, layers, movement, and then deeper into the realm of concepts and imagination.


 

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


  • October 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


  • 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
  • November 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 1, 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.


  • History of Photography - Portraiture with Mark Edward Harris
    October 26, 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.


  • 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.


  • An Evening With Series - Hiroshi Watanabe
    October 27, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • An Evening with Series - Holly Roberts
    November 17, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course, devoted entirely to composition and photographic design, is intended to help you develop the way you see and pre-visualize your images so the tools and ingredients can help you achieve more compelling, meaningful images.


  • 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.


  • Inside Photography - Susan kae Grant
    November 4, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • November 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • December 11, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A new four-part series of two-hour classes dedicated to the iPhone photography. Students can register for a single ticket or the entire four-part entire. Students registering for the entire four-part series will receive the fourth class free of charge.


 

Photography Fundamentals


  • 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 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course, devoted entirely to composition and photographic design, is intended to help you develop the way you see and pre-visualize your images so the tools and ingredients can help you achieve more compelling, meaningful images.


  • January 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 12, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 26, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 31, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2022
    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.


  • February 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    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.


  • March 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Building on concepts learned in “Basic Photography Part 1”, 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.


  • April 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    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.


  • May 11, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course, devoted entirely to composition and photographic design, is intended to help you develop the way you see and pre-visualize your images so the tools and ingredients can help you achieve more compelling, meaningful images.


  • May 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this six-session 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.


 

Photoshop & Lightroom


  • 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
  • November 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 1, 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.


  • January 11, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • January 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • January 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • January 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • January 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • January 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • February 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • February 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Spend four weeks expanding the boundaries of your digital collages with Maggie Taylor as your guide. This online workshop will focus on Photoshop layering techniques to create cohesive and compelling images.


  • May 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this six-session 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.


  • May 31, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    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.


 

Printmaking


  • May 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this six-session 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.


 

Social Change


 

Special Guests


 

Specialized 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.


 

Spring Open House Classes


 

Street Shooting


 

Sunday in the City


 

Teen Classes – After School


 

Teen Classes – Summer Session


 

Travel & Stock


 

Travel Workshops


  • 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.


 

Video-Filmmaking-Multimedia