The Art of Photography: Your Creative Approach with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)
Photo by Ken Merfeld

The Art of Photography: Your Creative Approach with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)

  • October 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class

This class is designed to help you expand your approach to photography, to question the “how” and “why” of your technique, and to challenge and understand your creative process. Do you have a creative palette? Where do your ideas come from? What makes you who you are as an artist? Do you constantly repeat yourself? Are you lost in “tradition”? Are you conceptually “frozen”? Do you ever break rules? The answers to these questions just might open doors to creativity and change how you approach your work.

Beginning with the structure, design, and content of your portfolio, Ken Merfeld’s critical eye for detail and his passionate heart for this medium will challenge your communication and technical skills, the overall design sense and flow of your work, the emotional response expected from your viewer, and your personal work ethic. Ken has critiqued, edited, and reviewed thousands of commercial and fine art portfolios and brings an abundance of information, suggestions, and insight as to how approach and present work. Equipment and technology may change every six months but one must remain steadfast in their approach to art and commerce. This class will broaden your creative horizons, question your creative process, and examine where you are going with your work and how it is presented.

Weekly assignments will be given to enhance your current portfolio and/or develop new bodies of work. Please bring portfolios to first virtual class meeting.

Ken Merfeld ( ( is a Los Angeles-based commercial and fine art photographer. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Angeleno, Zoom, Black & White and Los Angeles Magazine. His commercial accounts include American Express, Nike, Kodak, Apple, Sony, Pacific Bell, Disney, Mattel, McDonald’s and Panavision. During his 25 years of commercial and fine art photography, he has explored the worlds of autistic children, people with their pets, parent and child, tattooed people, bikers, identical twins, transvestites, “little people,” erotica and more. His current body of collodion work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Mexico City. Ken teaches photography part-time at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Six Sessions
Dates: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 16, 9 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $470




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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The Art of Photography with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)show details + $470.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member Rate - The Art of Photography with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)show details + $446.50 (USD)  
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