Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • April 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • May 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


  • May 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • June 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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.


  • July 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 22, 2021 - September 23, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 27, 2021 - September 28, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 29, 2021 - September 30, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 4, 2021 - October 5, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 6, 2021 - October 7, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 11, 2021 - October 12, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 13, 2021 - October 14, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 18, 2021 - October 19, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 20, 2021 - October 21, 2021
    6:30 pm

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


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

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


  • November 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this twelve-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. The class focuses on personal projects—a series of images with a common theme and style—within the genres of photography.


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

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


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

Photoshop 1: The Basics is a core fundamental class for photographers. The course teaches the most important tools, composition and basic image optimization, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction.


 

Actors Headshots


 

Beauty


 

Book Making & Publishing


  • June 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this workshop, students will learn all about the Lightroom Classic Book Module from the start to the published book. The course will go over creating and managing a book collection, cover design, page layout, making adjustments for print, proofing and ordering the finalized book via Lightroom’s interface with Blurb.com.


  • July 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor

Online Learning Class via Zoom   Betsy Schneider (https://www.betsyschneider.com/) Betsy Schneider is a photo/video artist whose work focuses on transformations of individuals and families over time and place. Her tools range from appropriated imagery and screen shots to digital video and 8×10 inch view camera film photography. Her Guggenheim (more…)


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

This workshop will discuss concept, editing, sequencing, design, publishing, distribution and press. It will draw from case studies that demonstrate the process and relate them to the participant’s own aspirations.


 

Business & Practical


  • May 26, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


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

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


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

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


 

Creative Thinking


  • April 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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.


  • October 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 23, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 30, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 6, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


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

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


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

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


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • April 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • May 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


  • May 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • June 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 24, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class will teach you how to realize your vision by making quality photographs with the iPhone. The class will entail getting started with your iPhone (basic tools) and move forward to image making and photo editing.


  • June 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 18, 2021
    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 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 18, 2021
    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 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • June 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 25, 2021
    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 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 25, 2021
    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 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This is the continuation class for “Beginning Photography 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.


  • June 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • June 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This is the continuation for “Beginning Photography 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 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 13, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 16, 2021
    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.


  • July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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.


  • July 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • July 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 10, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


  • July 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 30, 2021
    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.


  • September 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 22, 2021 - September 23, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 27, 2021 - September 28, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • September 29, 2021 - September 30, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 4, 2021 - October 5, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 6, 2021 - October 7, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 11, 2021 - October 12, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 13, 2021 - October 14, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 18, 2021 - October 19, 2021
    6:30 pm
  • October 20, 2021 - October 21, 2021
    6:30 pm

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


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

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


  • November 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this twelve-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. The class focuses on personal projects—a series of images with a common theme and style—within the genres of photography.


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

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


 

Documentary & Social Consciousness


  • STREET WEEK in LA - 2021
    April 18, 2021 - April 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual STREET WEEK in LA event. What started over a weekend has now broadened to a week – STREET WEEK.


  • May 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 18, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • October 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 16, 2021
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021
    5:30 am - 8:30 am
  • December 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


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

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


 

Editorial


 

Fashion


  • July 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • July 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

We love photography and we love fashion! Explore the world of fashion photography with photographer Gina Valona as she takes students through the process of shooting vintage fashion and current trends.


 

Figure/Nude


 

Fine Art


  • April 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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.


  • October 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 23, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 30, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 6, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


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

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


 

Flash


 

Food Photography


 

Infrared


 

iPhones, Androids, Point-and-Shoots


 

Lifestyle


 

Lighting & Portraiture


  • May 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


  • October 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 23, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 30, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 6, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class studies the history and techniques of self-portraiture, shooting at home, and reviewing photos as a class.


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

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


 

Nature & Landscape


 

Night Photography


 

Pets & Animals


  • April 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm