Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • July 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 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.


  • July 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • September 13, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 15, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 22, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 29, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 4, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 25, 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.


  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • October 31, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • November 1, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 13, 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.


  • November 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • January 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    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.


  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


 

Actors Headshots


 

Beauty


 

Book Making & Publishing


  • October 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 6, 2022
    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.


 

Business & Practical


  • June 4, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 5, 2022
    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.


  • July 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn how best to prepare for portfolio reviews in this webinar with Jennifer Murray. Whether you’re a seasoned artist attending an upcoming portfolio review event, or just starting out, Jennifer will begin with portfolio review basics – what are portfolio reviews, what to expect, and how to use your time.


  • July 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar will discuss the logistics of maintaining a professional practice. Topics include cultivating audience and community, funding your work, navigating opportunities that require artist investment, the role of collaboration, finding a structure that works for you as a creative, and setting attainable goals for your art practice as a photographer.


  • September 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

There comes a point in every artist’s career where there is a paradigm shift in focus. You’ve put in the work to hone your craft, develop your voice, and get your ideas out into the world. As your success increases, your art grows into a brand and your practice into a business.


  • September 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is designed for photographers with a body of work ready to be shown and covers how to effectively communicate about that work to make it more marketable.


  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

The decision to publish a photography book and the book itself can be as complex or as simple as the artist may make it. The search for the ideal object for your photography should prompt a personal discussion that ranges from pragmatic to the philosophical – the process can be exciting and/or daunting and the earlier considerations should bring up many questions to ponder before setting out on the journey.


  • September 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

The print-on-demand revolution as well as an increasing number of small presses interested in photography titles has opened up new publishing possibilities for artists. In this informative and richly illustrated presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process of making a photo book from the perspectives of traditional trade, small press, and self-publishing paths, helping participants determine the pros/cons of each.


  • October 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

From the traditional gallery model to the DIY pop-up and Instagram direct sales to the NFT Metaverse, students will commit to completing weekly exercises and tune-ups as they design a strategic plan to move their careers forward.


  • October 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar will involve Tognarelli’s thoughts on what it takes to develop and realize a photography agenda. Using a personal style that is honest, is rooted in empathy, humor and practical examples, Tognarelli will touch on workaday matters, industry practices and?the “do not dos.”


  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

The decision to publish a photography book and the book itself can be as complex or as simple as the artist may make it. The search for the ideal object for your photography should prompt a personal discussion that ranges from pragmatic to the philosophical – the process can be exciting and/or daunting and the earlier considerations should bring up many questions to ponder before setting out on the journey.


 

Creative Thinking


  • June 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this workshop, you will explore strategies to understand and experiment with the authority of the photograph, considering how elements of a photograph other than its subject determine its meaning, and then investigating possibilities for developing a meaning that embraces a complexity that goes beyond the mainstream. 


  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about experimenting with a hands-on approach and pushing the boundaries of what a “typical” photograph is supposed to be. We explore different techniques in creating original imagery (this includes experimenting with different cameras and other visual sources and using multiple images of various sizes), work spontaneously with chance, and turn mistakes into advantages.


  • July 12, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • July 19, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 2, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 9, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 16, 2022
    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.


  • July 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar will discuss the logistics of maintaining a professional practice. Topics include cultivating audience and community, funding your work, navigating opportunities that require artist investment, the role of collaboration, finding a structure that works for you as a creative, and setting attainable goals for your art practice as a photographer.


  • August 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Often photographers view what to include as the primary problem in taking a picture; however, an important and less-considered aspect of a photograph’s meaning resides in what we don’t see. In this webinar, Mari Howells will discuss incompleteness in photography and its relationship to the imagination.


  • September 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every story we tell is the myth of our lives struggling to be heard. This workshop is designed to explore your individual myth, give voice to emotional, political, and personal truth, and create a structure that will carry your story into the world.


  • September 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide participants with innovative strategies to produce images that are provocative, enigmatic, and lyrical. Students will learn how to depict people, places, and histories in unprecedented ways.


  • September 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


  • October 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through class lectures, weekly shooting assignments, and in-class exercises based on the ideas in Szarkowski’s book “The Photographer’s Eye”, students will dissect the elements of photographic grammar.


  • November 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 4, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 11, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this class for creative nonfiction writers, we will practice tapping into our memories, rebuilding scenes from the past, and writing vividly from within them.


  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Designed for those who are new to self-portraiture, as well as those who might need a push with current self portrait projects, this class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


  • November 4, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • November 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Joyce Tenneson returns to the Los Angeles Center of Photography to deliver a new and exciting workshop experience. Designed for photographers of all levels, this workshop will inspire participants to connect with their deeper dreams, reimagining their creative self.


  • December 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 4, 2022
    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 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 4, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 11, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We all live on social media these days so it’s important to understand how to create stories that can communicate with our audience, be those customers, subscribers, NGO’s, clients or even our children & grandchildren. If you’re a journalist, business owner, advocate, social media influencer or parent, this class will help you learn how to make video stories that will stand out from the herd on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok.


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This week-long course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 27, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online class is the continuation of “Basic Photography for Teens: Part 1” By the end of both classes, students will understand the difference between DSLR, Mirrorless and Rangefinder cameras, and about basic camera operation, including F/stop, shutter speed and ISO.


  • July 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 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.


  • July 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • September 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 25, 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.


  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • November 1, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 13, 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.


  • November 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • January 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    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.


  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


 

Documentary & Social Consciousness


  • June 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about finding ways to create change by photographing 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.


  • July 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Los Angeles offers an enormous array of diverse and ethnic communities, including the hustle and bustle of downtown activity, white picket fences and birds chirping in quiet suburbia, the clicking and cracking of machinery in industrial neighborhoods, and the soft, soothing sounds of waves splashing ashore on the beach. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot and participate in a journey to photograph the City of Angles and document this remarkable city.


  • July 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • August 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • September 12, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • November 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • December 5, 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 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 6, 2023
    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.


  • September 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


 

Editorial


  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

The decision to publish a photography book and the book itself can be as complex or as simple as the artist may make it. The search for the ideal object for your photography should prompt a personal discussion that ranges from pragmatic to the philosophical – the process can be exciting and/or daunting and the earlier considerations should bring up many questions to ponder before setting out on the journey.


  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

The decision to publish a photography book and the book itself can be as complex or as simple as the artist may make it. The search for the ideal object for your photography should prompt a personal discussion that ranges from pragmatic to the philosophical – the process can be exciting and/or daunting and the earlier considerations should bring up many questions to ponder before setting out on the journey.


 

Fashion


 

Figure/Nude


 

Fine Art


  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about experimenting with a hands-on approach and pushing the boundaries of what a “typical” photograph is supposed to be. We explore different techniques in creating original imagery (this includes experimenting with different cameras and other visual sources and using multiple images of various sizes), work spontaneously with chance, and turn mistakes into advantages.


  • July 12, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • July 19, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 2, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 9, 2022
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • August 16, 2022
    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.


  • July 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Los Angeles offers an enormous array of diverse and ethnic communities, including the hustle and bustle of downtown activity, white picket fences and birds chirping in quiet suburbia, the clicking and cracking of machinery in industrial neighborhoods, and the soft, soothing sounds of waves splashing ashore on the beach. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot and participate in a journey to photograph the City of Angles and document this remarkable city.


  • September 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 10, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 14, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • December 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • January 9, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • February 6, 2023
    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 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide participants with innovative strategies to produce images that are provocative, enigmatic, and lyrical. Students will learn how to depict people, places, and histories in unprecedented ways.


  • September 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


  • October 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 6, 2022
    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 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Designed for those who are new to self-portraiture, as well as those who might need a push with current self portrait projects, this class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


  • November 4, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • November 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Joyce Tenneson returns to the Los Angeles Center of Photography to deliver a new and exciting workshop experience. Designed for photographers of all levels, this workshop will inspire participants to connect with their deeper dreams, reimagining their creative self.


 

Flash


  • October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

If you feel confident with a camera but less so with a flash and would like to master external speed-light flash technology, this class is for you. The goal of this class is to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like professional lighting utilizing TTL/SB flash units on and off camera.


 

Food Photography


 

Infrared


 

iPhones, Androids, Point-and-Shoots


 

Lifestyle


 

Lighting & Portraiture


  • June 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This course will give students the knowledge and techniques required to photograph a variety of products in the studio using strobe lighting with the appropriate light modifiers.


  • October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

If you feel confident with a camera but less so with a flash and would like to master external speed-light flash technology, this class is for you. The goal of this class is to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like professional lighting utilizing TTL/SB flash units on and off camera.


  • October 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 27, 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.


  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Designed for those who are new to self-portraiture, as well as those who might need a push with current self portrait projects, this class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


  • November 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 1, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Designed for students having completed “Introduction to Studio Lighting – Part 1”, this workshop will help students create their own sense of lighting design using advanced lighting techniques and specialized equipment.


 

Nature & Landscape


  • July 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Los Angeles offers an enormous array of diverse and ethnic communities, including the hustle and bustle of downtown activity, white picket fences and birds chirping in quiet suburbia, the clicking and cracking of machinery in industrial neighborhoods, and the soft, soothing sounds of waves splashing ashore on the beach. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot and participate in a journey to photograph the City of Angles and document this remarkable city.


  • December 14, 2022
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • December 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 6:00 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.


  • March 22, 2023
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 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 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 13, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 20, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 4, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 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


  • Inside Photography - Gerald Slota
    June 2, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is proud to produce an ongoing series called “Inside Photography: Special Guest Previews.” The series, normally programmed on the first Thursday of each month, will feature a conversation between an upcoming “Special Guest/Master Photographer” and moderator.


  • June 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this workshop, you will explore strategies to understand and experiment with the authority of the photograph, considering how elements of a photograph other than its subject determine its meaning, and then investigating possibilities for developing a meaning that embraces a complexity that goes beyond the mainstream. 


  • June 4, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 5, 2022
    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.


  • June 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about finding ways to create change by photographing 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.


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This week-long course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This course will give students the knowledge and techniques required to photograph a variety of products in the studio using strobe lighting with the appropriate light modifiers.


  • History of Photography - Landscape with Michael E. Gordon
    June 21, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • History of Photography - Documentary with Mark Edward Harris
    July 19, 2022
    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.


  • June 27, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online class is the continuation of “Basic Photography for Teens: Part 1” By the end of both classes, students will understand the difference between DSLR, Mirrorless and Rangefinder cameras, and about basic camera operation, including F/stop, shutter speed and ISO.


  • An Evening With Series - Mark Edward Harris
    June 29, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to produce an online series of events, “An Evening With: 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 enrich and inspire.


  • July 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 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.


 

Photography Fundamentals


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This week-long course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 27, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online class is the continuation of “Basic Photography for Teens: Part 1” By the end of both classes, students will understand the difference between DSLR, Mirrorless and Rangefinder cameras, and about basic camera operation, including F/stop, shutter speed and ISO.


  • July 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 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.


  • July 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • August 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • September 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 25, 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.


  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • September 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • November 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 14, 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.


  • November 1, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 13, 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.


  • November 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


  • January 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    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.


  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.


 

Photoshop & Lightroom


  • August 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Traveling – and travel photography is about more than just seeing and recording a beautiful view. While social media emphasizes the “instagrammable” moment, at its best, travel photography tells a story about the way a place looks, feels, smells, tastes and sounds.


  • September 13, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 15, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 22, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • September 29, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 4, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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.


  • October 31, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    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.


 

Printmaking


  • January 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    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


  • Inside Photography - Gerald Slota
    June 2, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is proud to produce an ongoing series called “Inside Photography: Special Guest Previews.” The series, normally programmed on the first Thursday of each month, will feature a conversation between an upcoming “Special Guest/Master Photographer” and moderator.


 

Specialized Photography


  • June 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is about finding ways to create change by photographing 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.


  • October 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

From Meryl’s personal experience and lessons learned, this workshop aims to help guide you through editing, organizing, recognizing bodies of works, and getting your photography exhibited and published.


  • November 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 13, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 20, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 30, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 4, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 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


  • July 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class will help students discover the secrets in “Street Portraiture” that will hone their storytelling skills, allowing them to better discover hidden gems and how to approach and engage random subjects without disrupting their environment.


  • September 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 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.


 

Sunday in the City


 

Teen Classes – After School


 

Teen Classes – Summer Session


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This week-long course for teens (ages 12-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun.


  • June 27, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This online class is the continuation of “Basic Photography for Teens: Part 1” By the end of both classes, students will understand the difference between DSLR, Mirrorless and Rangefinder cameras, and about basic camera operation, including F/stop, shutter speed and ISO.