Exploring the Nocturnal Landscape with Peter Bennett (In-Person learning – Seven sessions) – Nov 16
Photo by Peter Bennett

Exploring the Nocturnal Landscape with Peter Bennett (In-Person learning – Seven sessions) – Nov 16

  • November 16, 2022
    7:00 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
  • December 11, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 14, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In-Person Learning Class

When the sun sets and the street lights slowly start to glow, a whole world of light, shadow, color and mystery awakens. When others pack up their gear and go home, the more adventurous know this a time to explore, to seek images that are not so evident, not so visible, but there to be captured and made into beautiful and dramatic photographs.

Critical to successful night shooting is training the eye to see in an environment it is not used to photographing in, and learning what conditions will make for a successful photo and what will not. Utilizing tools and techniques such as long time exposures, balancing ambient light with artificial light sources, working with low and high ISOs and bracketing will be covered as well as post production techniques to bring your images to their full potential.

This is a seven-session workshop that is designed to help students get started exploring and photographing this extraordinary nocturnal landscape. The three Sunday night sessions will be hands on shooting workshops in different Los Angeles locations and will be a time to explore, experiment and push the limits of the students’ work. The Wednesday classroom sessions will be for discussing the tools and equipment we will be utilizing, as well reviewing the previous Saturdays work. Critique and breaking down the components of students’ images and will be a big part of the class and an opportunity to learn from each other.

Peter Bennett (http://citizenoftheplanet.com/) Born in Queens, New York, and growing up in Greenwich Village, Peter Bennett picked up his first camera and took his first darkroom class at the age of twelve. Peter has spent his career primarily as an editorial photographer, in recent years focusing his camera on a variety of environmental subjects and stories. He has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008 which can be seen in his latest book: The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett, published in late 2021. Peter has also been documenting local wetlands since 2018, as well as covering environmental justice stories in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. From 1998-2014 he owned and ran his own photo agency, Ambient Images, which specialized in travel images of New York and California. Peter’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine. He has worked with a number of organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Friends of the LA River. His prints hang in the California State Capitol, California Science Center’s permanent Ecosystem exhibit, and many other museums, private institutions, and collector’s homes.


COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held In-Person. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.

By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.

Seven Sessions
Dates: Wednesdays, November 16 – December 14, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 11/23) + Sundays, November 20 – December 11, 4-7 pm (no mtg. 11/27)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. A tripod and cable release are required for this class.
Tuition: $610



Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90029, United States


Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).

An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

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