Classes at West Side Annex


 

Classes at Santa Monica College


 

GETTING STARTED


  • 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 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.


  • 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

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 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

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 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 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
  • December 13, 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


  • 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 15, 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.


  • October 22, 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • January 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


 

Darkroom & Alternative Processes


 

Digital Camera Basics


  • 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

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 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

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 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


  • 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


  • October 15, 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


  • 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 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 4, 2022
    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.


  • 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 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
  • December 13, 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.


 

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


  • 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 12, 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


  • October 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 4, 2022
    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.


  • December 14, 2022
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • December 15, 2022
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 16, 2022
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 17, 2022
    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.


  • January 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


  • March 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


  • 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


  • 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 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 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.


  • Inside Photogrpaphy - Mari Howells
    October 6, 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.


  • October 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 4, 2022
    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.


  • 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
    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 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 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 23, 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.


  • October 12, 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.


  • October 15, 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.


  • October 22, 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.


  • 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
  • December 13, 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.


  • 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.


  • An Evening With Series - Zackary Drucker
    October 26, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • An Evening With Series - Lenscratch Prize Winners
    November 30, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • An Evening With Series- Louie Palu
    December 14, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This ongoing series, normally programmed on the last Wednesday of each month, will feature slideshow presentations and/or conversations from notable guests in the visual arts aimed to enrich, educate and inspire.


  • 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
    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 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.


 

Photography Fundamentals


  • 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

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 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

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 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


  • 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.


 

Printmaking


 

Social Change


 

Special Guests


  • Inside Photogrpaphy - Mari Howells
    October 6, 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.


  • October 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 4, 2022
    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.


  • 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 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 23, 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.


  • 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
  • December 13, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • January 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • January 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


 

Specialized Photography


  • 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 23, 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


  • 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


 

Travel & Stock


 

Travel Workshops


  • December 14, 2022
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • December 15, 2022
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 16, 2022
    5:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • December 17, 2022
    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.


  • 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.


 

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