Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • January 31, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 9, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 14, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 16, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 28, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 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.


  • February 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 22, 2023
    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.


  • April 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 6, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 18, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 25, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 2, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 9, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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.


  • April 17, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 19, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 26, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 1, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 3, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 8, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 10, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 15, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 17, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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.


  • May 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2023
    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) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


 

Actors Headshots


 

Beauty


 

Book Making & Publishing


  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Harvey Stein will demystify the process, explaining how to find a publisher and what to do when they say yes to your project. Whether you have a vague idea or a developed body of work to support your book, this discussion should help you to understand how to proceed.


  • April 12, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 26, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    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.


  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 7, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography welcomes special guest artist Christian Patterson for a hybrid, longer-form workshop experience, including four days of in-person instruction and two subsequent online sessions. 
  
This workshop is best suited to photographers with a complete or nearly complete body of work that they hope to publish. It will focus on the meeting of photography, concept, narrative, and the book form, and combining these elements effectively to produce a well-realized book.


 

Business & Practical


  • February 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand coloring a black and white photograph is an art form all by itself. This online class introduces you to the history, aesthetics and technical aspects of hand coloring as well as the many techniques for shooting and finishing images printed in the digital era.


  • March 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lori Vrba and Tobia Makover lead this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we consider and pursue a viable career in the photographic arts. Examine the radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now a game-changing movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.


  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Athens, Georgia-based photographer Mark Steinmetz in this new webinar designed to challenge and grow yourself as a photographer.  No matter where you are in the creative process, Mark will provide insight, advice, and encouragement to help you get more serious about your personal work.


  • March 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, you will learn and sharpen your skills to effectively get your work seen and discovered by your audience. Michael Foley will introduce you to less traditional and unorthodox approaches to present and sell your work.


 

Creative Thinking


  • February 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 15, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    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.


  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    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.


  • February 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    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.


  • March 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lori Vrba and Tobia Makover lead this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we consider and pursue a viable career in the photographic arts. Examine the radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now a game-changing movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.


  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Athens, Georgia-based photographer Mark Steinmetz in this new webinar designed to challenge and grow yourself as a photographer.  No matter where you are in the creative process, Mark will provide insight, advice, and encouragement to help you get more serious about your personal work.


  • April 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Rodrigo Valenzuela, 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and Associate Professor and Head of the Photography Department at UCLA, for a webinar on exploring personal projects. Rodrigo will present how he treads ideas and material among each project and reveal the details of his research and material experimentation.


  • April 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    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.


  • April 21, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 23, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the multi-talented novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer and screenwriter, Sarah Schulman, in this creative writing class focusing on fiction and nonfiction for all levels. A distinguished professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island and fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities, Sarah has developed a pedagogy in which she works with prose writer at all levels – from stone beginners to those who have published several books–in a way that is beneficial and fun for every student.


  • April 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

If you have ever wanted to create collages or are interested in discovering new techniques for combining images, Sarah Hadley will show you ways to enhance your personal projects by collage. In this webinar, Hadley will discuss a variety of methods employed by both historic and contemporary artists.


  • May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 8, 2023
    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.


  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 7, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography welcomes special guest artist Christian Patterson for a hybrid, longer-form workshop experience, including four days of in-person instruction and two subsequent online sessions. 
  
This workshop is best suited to photographers with a complete or nearly complete body of work that they hope to publish. It will focus on the meeting of photography, concept, narrative, and the book form, and combining these elements effectively to produce a well-realized book.


  • May 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to some digital techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and output images on a variety of papers. You will be instructed in the application of oil paints, pigments, pencils, and inks or pastels in combination, to extend your photographic image.


  • May 30, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this new class you will use mindfulness techniques and intimate class discussions to bring the focus back to yourself, what you truly want to do with your precious creative time and to answer the question: “What should I be doing next?”


  • June 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work.


  • June 23, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Haiku brings us closer to ourselves and to the world. In three short lines, it can shake us awake, give us the experience of an entire lifetime. It can also give us refuge and clarity—something we all long for, whether or not we realize it, especially in these times we’re living in.


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • February 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 22, 2023
    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.


  • April 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 6, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 18, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 25, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 2, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 9, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2023
    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) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


 

Documentary & Social Consciousness


  • February 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 17, 2023
    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.


  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Harvey Stein will demystify the process, explaining how to find a publisher and what to do when they say yes to your project. Whether you have a vague idea or a developed body of work to support your book, this discussion should help you to understand how to proceed.


  • March 6, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 25, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This seven-session class will introduce students to street photography. We’ll study historic and contemporary street shooters and make our own candid photographs in a variety of Los Angeles locations.


  • March 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • March 21, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join photographer Peter Bennett as he takes you along an incredible, picturesque journey along the LA river. Attendees will meet in the Glendale Narrows region, one of the few places on the river that has an unpaved riverbed making it a wildlife refuge for all types of birds & animals in the mist of a concrete jungle.


  • April 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through image making, critique, historical overview, and editing, this workshop will explore how to tell visual stories and form a cohesive narrative body of work that can be published.


  • April 18, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 16, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 23, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this workshop we’ll look at the work of photographers who’ve come of age in the aftermath of street photography’s golden age––after we thought the genre had exhausted itself.


 

Editorial


 

Fashion


 

Figure/Nude


 

Fine Art


  • February 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 15, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    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.


  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    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.


  • February 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    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, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand coloring a black and white photograph is an art form all by itself. This online class introduces you to the history, aesthetics and technical aspects of hand coloring as well as the many techniques for shooting and finishing images printed in the digital era.


  • February 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • March 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 19, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 10, 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.


  • March 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

How do we see and perceive the contemporary landscape beyond the marks that humanity has left on it? What can the landscape, in all its forms and iterations, teach us about ourselves? Under Brad Temkin’s expert guidance, we examine these questions in depth while learning to create pictures that are poetic and beautiful.


  • March 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lori Vrba and Tobia Makover lead this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we consider and pursue a viable career in the photographic arts. Examine the radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now a game-changing movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.


  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Athens, Georgia-based photographer Mark Steinmetz in this new webinar designed to challenge and grow yourself as a photographer.  No matter where you are in the creative process, Mark will provide insight, advice, and encouragement to help you get more serious about your personal work.


  • April 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Rodrigo Valenzuela, 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and Associate Professor and Head of the Photography Department at UCLA, for a webinar on exploring personal projects. Rodrigo will present how he treads ideas and material among each project and reveal the details of his research and material experimentation.


  • April 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    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.


  • April 12, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 26, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    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.


  • April 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 8, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will start with learning how to make digital negatives and move on to making cyanotypes on watercolor paper or fabric. We will also explore working with photogram materials to use with wet cyanotypes and then toning. Discussions will be on best images, paper, fabrics, and differences in chemical dilutions as well as toners.


  • April 21, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 23, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the multi-talented novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer and screenwriter, Sarah Schulman, in this creative writing class focusing on fiction and nonfiction for all levels. A distinguished professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island and fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities, Sarah has developed a pedagogy in which she works with prose writer at all levels – from stone beginners to those who have published several books–in a way that is beneficial and fun for every student.


  • April 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

If you have ever wanted to create collages or are interested in discovering new techniques for combining images, Sarah Hadley will show you ways to enhance your personal projects by collage. In this webinar, Hadley will discuss a variety of methods employed by both historic and contemporary artists.


  • May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 8, 2023
    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.


  • May 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to some digital techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and output images on a variety of papers. You will be instructed in the application of oil paints, pigments, pencils, and inks or pastels in combination, to extend your photographic image.


  • May 30, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this new class you will use mindfulness techniques and intimate class discussions to bring the focus back to yourself, what you truly want to do with your precious creative time and to answer the question: “What should I be doing next?”


 

Flash


  • April 1, 2023
    1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dragging the Shutter or balancing strobe and ambient light is tricky but the results can be amazing. We use the flash to illuminate the subject and slow the shutter speed (hence the term “dragging”) to pull in the background ambient light. Once you get the basic concept of how to set your flash and what camera settings to use, it’s easy and fun to experiment.


 

Food Photography


 

Infrared


 

iPhones, Androids, Point-and-Shoots


 

Lifestyle


 

Lighting & Portraiture


  • February 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 15, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    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 1, 2023
    1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dragging the Shutter or balancing strobe and ambient light is tricky but the results can be amazing. We use the flash to illuminate the subject and slow the shutter speed (hence the term “dragging”) to pull in the background ambient light. Once you get the basic concept of how to set your flash and what camera settings to use, it’s easy and fun to experiment.


  • April 11, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 18, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 25, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    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.


  • May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 8, 2023
    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.


  • May 9, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 16, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 18, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 23, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 25, 2023
    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


  • March 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

How do we see and perceive the contemporary landscape beyond the marks that humanity has left on it? What can the landscape, in all its forms and iterations, teach us about ourselves? Under Brad Temkin’s expert guidance, we examine these questions in depth while learning to create pictures that are poetic and beautiful.


  • March 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • March 21, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join photographer Peter Bennett as he takes you along an incredible, picturesque journey along the LA river. Attendees will meet in the Glendale Narrows region, one of the few places on the river that has an unpaved riverbed making it a wildlife refuge for all types of birds & animals in the mist of a concrete jungle.


  • March 22, 2023
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 24, 2023
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 25, 2023
    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.


  • Cuba
    April 15, 2023 - April 23, 2023
    12:00 pm

This Vanishing Cuba Workshop is a special 9-Day Photo Tour and Cultural Adventure led by Photo Workshop Adventures photographer and CEO/Founder Michael Chinnici, author of Vanishing Cuba.


  • April 20, 2023
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • April 21, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • April 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This travel workshop will focus on taking unique, interesting portraits of people in their natural environments using Indio, CA and Coachella Music Festival as our backdrops.


 

Night Photography


 

Pets & Animals


  • January 31, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 9, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 14, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 16, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 28, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 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.


  • Exposure Weekend 2023
    February 1, 2023
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Exposure Weekend 2023
    February 2, 2023
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Exposure Weekend 2023
    February 3, 2023
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Exposure Weekend 2023
    February 4, 2023
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Exposure Weekend 2023
    February 5, 2023
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for EXPOSURE WEEKEND 2023, February 1-5. A weekend of online, virtual Portfolio Reviews. Meet face to face with gallery owners, photo editors, museum curators, publishers and other photo professionals.


  • February 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 15, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    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.


  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    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.


  • February 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 22, 2023
    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.


  • February 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    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, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand coloring a black and white photograph is an art form all by itself. This online class introduces you to the history, aesthetics and technical aspects of hand coloring as well as the many techniques for shooting and finishing images printed in the digital era.


  • February 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 27, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 17, 2023
    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.


  • February 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • March 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 19, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 10, 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.


  • March 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

How do we see and perceive the contemporary landscape beyond the marks that humanity has left on it? What can the landscape, in all its forms and iterations, teach us about ourselves? Under Brad Temkin’s expert guidance, we examine these questions in depth while learning to create pictures that are poetic and beautiful.


  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Harvey Stein will demystify the process, explaining how to find a publisher and what to do when they say yes to your project. Whether you have a vague idea or a developed body of work to support your book, this discussion should help you to understand how to proceed.


  • March 6, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 25, 2023
    12:00 am
  • March 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This seven-session class will introduce students to street photography. We’ll study historic and contemporary street shooters and make our own candid photographs in a variety of Los Angeles locations.


 

Photography Fundamentals


  • February 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 22, 2023
    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.


  • April 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 6, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 18, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 25, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 2, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 9, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 30, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 20, 2023
    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 17, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2023
    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) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look.


 

Photoshop & Lightroom


  • January 31, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 9, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 14, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 16, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 23, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • February 28, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • March 2, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:30 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.


  • April 17, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 19, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • April 26, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 1, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 3, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 8, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 10, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 15, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 17, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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.


 

Printmaking


  • April 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 8, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will start with learning how to make digital negatives and move on to making cyanotypes on watercolor paper or fabric. We will also explore working with photogram materials to use with wet cyanotypes and then toning. Discussions will be on best images, paper, fabrics, and differences in chemical dilutions as well as toners.


  • May 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Owning a Canon image Prograf Pro Series Printer affords one the unique ability to take control over your Media Type Files and customize them for more streamlined printing workflow. ?The core of the Canon Media Configuration Tool is the AM1X file which is a proprietary Canon file containing Media Type and ICC profile information


  • May 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to some digital techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and output images on a variety of papers. You will be instructed in the application of oil paints, pigments, pencils, and inks or pastels in combination, to extend your photographic image.


 

Social Change


 

Special Guests


  • February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 18, 2023
    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.


  • February 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand coloring a black and white photograph is an art form all by itself. This online class introduces you to the history, aesthetics and technical aspects of hand coloring as well as the many techniques for shooting and finishing images printed in the digital era.


  • February 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • March 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 24, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 19, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 10, 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.


  • March 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

How do we see and perceive the contemporary landscape beyond the marks that humanity has left on it? What can the landscape, in all its forms and iterations, teach us about ourselves? Under Brad Temkin’s expert guidance, we examine these questions in depth while learning to create pictures that are poetic and beautiful.


  • March 10, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lori Vrba and Tobia Makover lead this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we consider and pursue a viable career in the photographic arts. Examine the radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now a game-changing movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.


  • April 1, 2023
    1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dragging the Shutter or balancing strobe and ambient light is tricky but the results can be amazing. We use the flash to illuminate the subject and slow the shutter speed (hence the term “dragging”) to pull in the background ambient light. Once you get the basic concept of how to set your flash and what camera settings to use, it’s easy and fun to experiment.


  • April 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through image making, critique, historical overview, and editing, this workshop will explore how to tell visual stories and form a cohesive narrative body of work that can be published.


  • April 12, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 26, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 3, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 24, 2023
    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.