Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning – One Week)
Photo by Todd Felderstein

Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning – One Week)

  • July 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In-Person Learning

This class is intended to teach students how to shoot candidly on the street, not only from practical experience, but also from studying historic and contemporary street photographers.

The week-long class will consist of lecture and critique and three days of shooting on the streets of Los Angeles. On Monday after the first lecture, students will shoot as practice in the nearby area. On Tuesday, we’ll arrange to meet at a specific location in the Downtown Fashion District, and on Thursday we’ll shoot in eclectic Venice Beach. Topics covered include: the laws and ethics of shooting on the street, capturing the “decisive moment,” when to or when not to talk to someone, approaching people, how to tell a story with a single image, and how to be brave and not brazen. At the end of the week, we’ll put together a slideshow of all the students’ best work.

This course will include two field trips on Tuesday and Thursday. Students/parents should be prepared to meet on location and provide their own transportation. In addition, students should wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk up to two or three miles for each trip.

A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera or digital mirrorless camera capable of manual control settings is highly recommended for this class. However, all types of cameras are welcome, including film cameras.

Born in Rochester, NY, the home of Eastman Kodak, Todd Felderstein ( claims that with these roots he was destined for a career in photography and the visual arts. First introduced to the camera at a very young age via the Pentax Spotmatic, Todd continues to shoot professionally (with current equipment!) in tandem with his career as a director in film & theatre. Early successes include the “Anti-Smoking” media campaign for the City of Los Angeles’ that was featured in print and on billboards throughout Southern California and a series on martial artists that was published by Blackbelt Magazine. Clients through the years include PR and advertising agencies, Mattel, the Los Angeles Times and many others. Today, Todd likes to focus his lens on portraits, musicians, commercial and ‘street’ photography, a close relative to his work in documentary filmmaking. Todd also has a wide array of music videos, documentaries, short and long-form motion productions and was recently a finalist in the “Emerging Filmmaker Program” at the Cannes Film Festival. Todd has taught youth programs in photography and filmmaking all over the country, established the youth documentary program at the San Pedro Int. Film Festival, and is the former executive director of The Story Project, a nonprofit whose mission furthers communication skills in at-risk teens through a curriculum rooted in the media arts.
COVID-19 Alert:
Please note this course will be held In-Person. 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.

One Week (Five Sessions)
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 10 am – 1 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.
Tuition: $395



Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, California, 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.

Details Price Qty
Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $395.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member - Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $375.25 (USD)  
Silver Member - Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $355.50 (USD)  
Gold Member - Street Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $316.00 (USD)