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Meet-Up in LA: Photographing The Huntington Botanical Gardens with Peter Bennett (Hybrid Learning – Two Sessions)

  • Saturday (In-person)
    August 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday (Online)
    August 15, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Hybrid Learning (In-Person and Online)

Los Angeles offers an enormous array of diverse and ethnic communities, including the hustle and bustle of downtown activity, white picket fences and birds chirping in quiet suburbia, the clicking and cracking of machinery in industrial neighborhoods, and the soft, soothing sounds of waves splashing ashore on the beach. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot and participate in a journey to photograph the City of Angels.

This will be a new quarterly series of classes, meeting in-person on a Saturday for four hours, directly on location. The subsequent Tuesday session will meet online via zoom, providing students the opportunity to critique and review work taken during the Saturday shoot. Locations will vary throughout the year and will include spots such as Downtown Los Angeles, the LA River, Vernon, Venice Beach, Long Beach, The Huntington Botanical Gardens, and more.

This course is open to beginning and experienced photographers alike. Come partake in this two-part meet-up class, open your eyes to a cornucopia of photographic opportunities, and enrich yourself in this marvelous, beckoning metropolis that is Los Angeles.

Peter BennettBorn 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.


  • Two Sessions
  • Dates: Saturday, August 12 (in person) from 10 am – 2 pm and Tuesday, August 15 (online) from 6 pm – 8 pm.
  • Enrollment Limit: 10 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $195 (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: The Huntington Botanical Gardens and online via ZOOM

A details email complete with the Zoom link will be sent to the attendees prior to the start date. If you have additional questions please email


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