Special Guests

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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September 12, 2022 9:30 am

Portfolio Development Workshop with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Six Months)


  • December 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • January 9, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • February 6, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 10, 2023 1:00 pm

The Master Class: Bringing Projects to Completion with Aline Smithson (Online Learning – Six Sessions) – Jan 10


  • January 10, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 7, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 21, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This invitational four-month class will include five in-class sessions and one private, one-on-one session. Photographers who have a deeply considered potential series or significant projects underway are encouraged to apply so that they can bring the work to fruition with focused intention.

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 17, 2023 9:00 am

The Creative Portrait with Rania Matar (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • January 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 24, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 31, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 7, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 14, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this workshop, we discuss all the elements of what makes a good portrait and delve into the process of working with people.

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

Photoshop Layering Unbound: Creating Digital Collages with Maggie Taylor (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • January 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 26, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spend four weeks expanding the boundaries of your digital collages with Maggie Taylor as your guide. This online workshop will focus on Photoshop layering techniques to create cohesive and compelling images.

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

Creating Your Own Photo Zine with Jeff Phillips (Online Learning – Three Sessions)


  • January 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this comprehensive course, creators at all skill levels will learn to design, construct, and publish a photo zine, while having a lot of fun during the process.

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 4, 2023 9:00 am

Hand Coloring Back and White Photographs with Laurie Klein (Online Learning – Four Sessions)


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

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

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 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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February 27, 2023 9:30 am

Portfolio Development Workshop with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Six Months)


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

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 2, 2023 10:00 am

A Peak Behind the Curtain: What Collectors Look For with Alice Zimet (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • March 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 3, 2023 9:00 am

The Contemporary Landscape with Brad Temkin (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


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

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

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 6, 2023 10:00 am

Silver and Gold Leafing Workshop with Marcy Palmer (Online Learning – Four Sessions)


  • March 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 27, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • April 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Marcy Palmer to learn about artwork created with silver and gold leaf, as well as the techniques to make your own silver or gold leafed artwork.

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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April 1, 2023 1:00 pm

Dragging the Shutter: Balancing Flash and Ambient In-Studio and On-Location with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning – Two Sessions)


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

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

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 6, 2023 10:00 am

The Documentary Photography Narrative: Creating and Publishing a Project with Ken Light (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


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

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

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 12, 2023 9:00 am

Publishing a Photo Book with Harvey Stein (Online Learning – Seven Sessions)


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

This seven-week workshop is a nuts and bolts exploration of the steps necessary to successfully approach publishers and what to do when they say yes.

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

Cyanotype: Wet and Traditional with Jill Enfield (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


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

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

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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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 |
DETAIL
May 13, 2023 9:00 am

Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book with Elizabeth Avedon (Online Learning – Four Sessions)


  • May 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 14, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 21, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth Avedon will demonstrate the bones of creating a successful photography book

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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