Creative Thinking

March 1, 2022 9:00 am

The Well-Realized Book Project with Christian Patterson (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • March 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • April 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join artist Christian Patterson for a new online workshop experience focusing on photography, concept, narrative and the book form.  As a class we will discover ways of combining all of these elements effectively in order to produce a well-realized book project.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 4, 2022 7:00 pm

Reimagining Your Creative Self with Joyce Tenneson (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • March 4, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Joyce Tenneson returns to the Los Angeles Center of Photography to deliver a new and exciting workshop experience. Designed for photographers of all levels, this workshop will inspire participants to connect with their deeper dreams, reimagining their creative self.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 26, 2022 9:00 am

The Poetic Documentary Landscape with Morgain Bailey and Stella Kalinina (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • January 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • February 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • February 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • February 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • February 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

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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March 29, 2022 9:00 am

Your Right Brain is Right with Joanne Calitri (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • March 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course demystifies the concept that only certain people are creative or just born with it. This is a fun and upbeat class that will energize you

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 25, 2022 10:00 am

Pushing Your Work Forward with Jonathan Blaustein (Webinar)


  • June 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Jonathan Blaustein in a webinar designed to push your work forward. Jonathan will discuss important technical elements of your photography, while also delving into subject matter and personal style.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 18, 2022 10:00 am

Pixels, Paint, Pastel and Pencil: Altering Images with Kate Breakey (Webinar)


  • June 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this webinar, Kate Breakey will show you how to extend your vision further and make your images total unique using a variety of art media to hand-color inkjet prints.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 14, 2022 10:00 am

Text and Image with Aline Smithson (Webinar)


  • May 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar examines the relationships between photographs and words and will give photographers a broad overview of using text and image in, on, and accompanying photographs.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 5, 2022 10:00 am

Pushing Boundaries with Gerald Slota (Webinar)


  • March 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar challenges the boundaries of what a “typical” photograph is supposed to be. Gerald Slota will share his insight in creating original imagery that is singular and unique.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 23, 2022 9:00 am

Writing for Photography with Elin Spring & Suzanne Révy (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • March 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 6, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 13, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 20, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this workshop, we explain “best practices” for starting and maintaining successful writing habits, offer valuable tips on expressing your genuine voice, and demonstrate examples of both clear and ineffectual communication.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 26, 2022 9:00 am

Finding Your Own Voice in Today’s Internet Chorus with Hellen Van Meene (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • April 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 31, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

This class is intended to bring your work into full focus through honest, open conversations about what makes it genuinely yours, such as what defines your own vision and style, and how to push its aesthetic envelope further as something of a ‘signature’.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 18, 2022 9:00 am

The Grammar of Photography with Mari Howells (Online Learning – Ten Sessions)


  • April 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through class lectures, weekly shooting assignments, and in-class exercises based on the ideas in Szarkowski’s book “The Photographer’s Eye”, students will dissect the elements of photographic grammar.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 3, 2022 9:30 am

Poetry of Abstraction with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Four Sessions)


  • May 3, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 10, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 17, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 24, 2022
    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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February 28, 2022 9:00 am

From Memory to Story with Molly Wizenberg (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • February 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this class for creative nonfiction writers, we will practice tapping into our memories, rebuilding scenes from the past, and writing vividly from within them.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 3, 2022 7:00 pm

The Allure of Photography with Laura Letinsky (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • June 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this workshop, you will explore strategies to understand and experiment with the authority of the photograph, considering how elements of a photograph other than its subject determine its meaning, and then investigating possibilities for developing a meaning that embraces a complexity that goes beyond the mainstream. 

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 11, 2022 7:00 pm

Going the Distance with Arno Rafael Minkkinen (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • March 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 4, 2022 7:00 pm

Owning Your Truth: Experiments in Creativity with Joanne Dugan (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • February 4, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • February 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This highly-experimental class encourages participants to use images and text to spontaneously channel a unique, authentic voice.

By Brandon Gannon |
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May 9, 2022 9:00 am

Artist as Subject: Strategies of Self-Portraiture with Jennifer McClure (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • May 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 2, 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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May 5, 2022 10:00 am

Our Inner Monologue with Jason Langer (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • May 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over the course of six weeks, student will discover their “Inner Monologue” and identify key words which will lead to a creation images that will form the basis for their work to come in the following decades.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Practices for the Analog Photographer with Greg Miller (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • April 22, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • April 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This class will begin with the “how-to’s” and best practices of scanning negatives, including wet scanning of large format negatives on a flatbed scanner.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 7, 2022 9:00 am

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • April 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this class, we’ll continue exploring the obstacles and limitations imposed by cameras, lenses, and “film”, and we’ll use lectures, presentations and assignments to learn techniques that overcome and exploit those troublesome realities.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 17, 2022 9:00 am

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • February 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the specifics of camera vision in such areas as motion, time and focus.

By Brandon Gannon |
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March 9, 2022 9:00 am

Creative Portraiture with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning – Six Sessions)


  • March 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This six-week workshop will begin to explore the world of portraiture, the basics of natural and artificial lighting, and the psychology of dealing with people in front of your camera.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 17, 2022 7:00 pm

Poetry in Pictures with Josephine Sacabo (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • June 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This workshop is designed for those photographers whose inspiration is found in literature and art. Whether you are currently developing a photographic series based on a poem or look to illustrate your dreams, this class will explore the technical and stylistic means needed to express visually what holds meaning for you.

By Brandon Gannon |
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April 29, 2022 7:00 pm

Seeing Like a Camera, Editing Like a Master with David H. Wells (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • April 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • May 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this weekend-intensive workshop, students we will spend the first day learning to “see like a camera.” During the second day they we will explore “editing like a master” as they learn how to properly critique and edit photographs.

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 18, 2022 7:00 pm

Eyes Wide Open with Eddie Soloway (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • February 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • February 20, 2022
    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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March 18, 2022 7:00 pm

Playing with Pictures with Odette England (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • March 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • March 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This course focuses on collage, the archive, collecting, and appropriation related to contemporary photography. Students will learn to ‘play with pictures’ in imaginative, conceptual, exploratory, and intelligent ways.

By Brandon Gannon |
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June 24, 2022 7:00 pm

Creating the Digital Montage with Fran Forman (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)


  • June 24, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • June 26, 2022
    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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September 22, 2021 6:00 pm

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

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  • September 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 23, 2021 6:00 pm

Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

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  • September 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 4, 2022 9:00 am

Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image – Part 1 with Joanne Dugan (Online Learning – Five Sessions)


  • January 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 1, 2022
    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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