Creative Thinking

December 2, 2022 7:00 pm

Sharpening Your Photographic Vision with Sam Abell (Three Sessions – In-Person Learning) – Dec 2


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 3, 2022 9:00 am

Artist as Subject: Strategies of Self-Portraiture with Jennifer McClure (Online Learning – Six Sessions) – Nov 3


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 13, 2023 7:00 pm

Eyes Wide Open with Eddie Soloway (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 14, 2023 10:00 am

Pushing Boundaries with Gerald Slota (Webinar)


  • January 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar challenges the boundaries of what a “typical” photograph is supposed to be. Gerald Slota will share his insight in creating original imagery that is singular and unique.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 25, 2023 10:00 am

Landscaped: Topographies of Desire, Trauma and Resilience with Morgain Bailey (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • January 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 8, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This new workshop supports photographers who seek to develop new and ongoing projects that investigate and explore landscape photography through a poetic documentary lens.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 27, 2023 7:00 pm

Creating the Digital Montage with Fran Forman (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • January 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • January 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Students will explore altering and enhancing existing images as well as incorporating visual materials into existing images to create dream-like montages using Photoshop.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 8, 2023 9:00 am

Creative Portraiture with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 11, 2023 10:00 am

An Alternative Vision: Reimagining the Photo with Gerald Slota (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 11, 2023 10:00 am

Breaking Out of a Rut: Tips for Creating Breakthroughs in Your Photography with Ibarionex Perello (Webinar)


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

In this webinar, Ibarionex Perello discusses the reasons why we experience plateaus in our creativity, what it means, and how to create momentum to challenge and grow as photographers.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 16, 2023 9:00 am

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 18, 2023 10:00 am

Standing with Nature: Personal Vision as a Public Commitment with Arno Rafael Minkkinen (Webinar)


  • February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this workshop we will build a framework for a cohesive vision capable of handling variance and freshness, a vision that can continue for months, years, even decades ahead.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 21, 2023 9:00 am

Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image with Joanne Dugan (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • February 21, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 28, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 7, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 14, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 21, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

This highly collaborative workshop will encourage and inspire students to combine text and image to tell their stories in a visual way.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 10, 2023 7:00 pm

The WORK of Art with Lori Vrba & Tobia Makover (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 11, 2023 10:00 am

Refining Your Work with Mark Steinmetz (Webinar)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 18, 2023 10:00 am

Pixels, Paint, Pastel and Pencil: Altering Images with Kate Breakey (Webinar) – June 18


  • March 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Kate Breakey will show you how to extend your vision further and make your images total unique using a variety of art media to hand-color inkjet prints.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 1, 2023 10:00 am

A Tread Through Projects and Ideas with Rodrigo Valenzuela (Webinar)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 6, 2023 9:00 am

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 21, 2023 7:00 pm

Fiction and Nonfiction for All Levels with Sarah Schulman (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 29, 2023 10:00 am

Exploring the Art of Collage with Sarah Hadley (Webinar)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 2, 2023 9:30 am

Poetry of Abstraction with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Four Sessions)


  • May 2, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 9, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 16, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 23, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This online workshop gives participants the skills to identify key abstract elements and skills to create compositions that bear little or no resemblance to the subject at hand.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 4, 2023 10:00 am

The Well-Realized Book with Christian Patterson (Hybrid Online Learning and In-Person – Four Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 4, 2023 10:00 am

Artist as Subject: Strategies of Self-Portraiture with Jennifer McClure (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 8, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 6, 2023 9:00 am

Still Life Lighting Basics with Ann Elliott Cutting (Online Learning – Two sessions)


  • May 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 7, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a two-day, hands-on-learning of still life lighting basics from the comfort of your home!

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 17, 2023 10:00 am

Transforming Your Photographs with Kate Breakey (In-Person Learning – Five Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 30, 2023 9:00 am

Keeping the Channels Open: Infusing Your Practice with Mindfulness with Joanne Dugan (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • 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?”

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 2, 2023 7:00 pm

The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkes (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 3, 2023 10:00 am

Social Media 101: A Guide for Artists with Janis McGavin (Webinar)


  • June 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get step-by-step instructions to build your social media presence across the top social networks. Join Janis McGavin, as she. provides proven tactics and strategies to grow your brand and build your profile.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 17, 2023 10:00 am

Photography NFTs: Finding Your Audience with Rainer Hosch (Webinar)


  • June 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get step-by-step instructions to build your social media presence across the top social networks.?Join?Janis McGavin, as she?provides proven tactics and strategies to grow your brand and build your profile.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 23, 2023 7:00 pm

Three Simple Lines: Meditation and Writing Haiku with Natalie Goldberg (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • 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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 24, 2023 10:00 am

Pushing Your Work Forward with Jonathan Blaustein (Webinar)


  • June 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Jonathan Blaustein in a webinar designed to push your work forward. Jonathan will discuss important technical elements of your photography, while also delving into subject matter and personal style.

By Brandon Gannon |
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