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Los Angeles Center of Photography

General Information Letter from Julia Dean, executive director................................2 LACP Mission Statement...........................................................2 LACP Board of Directors, Officers and Advisors......................2 LACP Charter Members and Donors........................................3 Donate to LACP.........................................................................4 Become a Member of LACP......................................................5 Certificate Programs............................................................6, 39 One-Year Professional Program.......................................... 7, 35 Members in the Spotlight.....................................................8-11 Workshop Calendar............................................................ 12-13 Mentorship Program................................................................14 Programs & Services...............................................................20 Summer Youth Program.................................................... 46-51 Registration, Policies & Information........................................52 Sponsors & Partners.................................... (Inside Back Cover)

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Classes & Workshops Special Guests....................................................................16-19 Alternative Processes..............................................................21 Photography Fundamentals.............................................. 22-23 Lighting & Portraiture......................................................... 24-29 Fine Art & Creativity........................................................... 30-31 Street Shooting & Documentary........................................ 32-33 Business & Practical................................................................34 Bookmaking.............................................................................35 Specialized Photography................................................... 36-39 Photoshop & Lightroom..................................................... 40-41 Printmaking..............................................................................42 Social Media............................................................................43 Weekend Classes for Teens....................................................45 Summer Classes for Teens................................................ 46-51

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Mission Statement The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is dedicated Staff Julia Dean, Executive Director Brandon Gannon, Director of Operations & Education Sarah Hadley, Director of Marketing

to supporting photographers and the photographic arts. LACP provides high-caliber classes, local and travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts, including grants, need-based scholarships, and focused programming for youth and low-income families.

Kevin Weinstein, Manager of Programs & Events

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tracy Albert Sherrie Berger, Photo Consultant & Co-founder of Scarletworks William Broder, CPA PFS, Business & Wealth Manager & Photographer Julia Dean, Founder JDPW/LACP Ken Deemer, Private Investor, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur Mitch Dobrowner, Fine Art Photographer Michelle Elkins Eric Joseph, Senior V.P. of Business & Product Development for Freestyle Photographic Supplies / Photographer / Educator Ali LeRoi, Television Producer/Director, 5914 Productions & Photographer Pamela Schoenberg, Gallery Owner, dnj Gallery Aline Smithson, Fine Art Photographer/ Founder, Editor, Lenscratch

OFFICERS President, Ken Deemer Vice President, Julia Dean Secretary, Sherrie Berger Treasurer, William Broder BOARD OF ADVISORS Rick Loomis Sam Abell Phil Borges Gerd Ludwig Sandy Climan Hank O’Neal Ann Elliott Cutting Ibarionex Perello Peter Fetterman Bernd Reinhardt Gil Garcetti Fredric Roberts Kurt Gerber Marissa Roth Greg Gorman Joel Sartore Mark Edward Harris Allen Schaben R. Mac Holbert Art Streiber Douglas Kirkland Lee Varis Bobbi Lane

Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, Someone recently asked me how photography has affected my life. It isn’t a question that I can answer quickly. I started taking pictures at the age of 10, which means I’ve been documenting the world for five decades. Back then, as a kid growing up in Broken Bow, Nebraska, having a camera gave me a purpose at every school function and event, plus it easily determined what I would study in college, because I’d been bitten by the bug. Photography affected my life and career in a monumental way after college when I landed an apprenticeship with renowned photographer Berenice Abbott. Not only did I have one solid year to study with a master, I also found my photographic passion; documentary photography. That year would be followed by many adventures, moves, jobs, and challenges, always with one consistent mission—documenting the world around me. In my 20s, I spent weeks at a time traveling across America in an old car, with a tent, Texaco credit card, and little money, but always with a mission, to document life and to live it. Photography affected my life in yet an even bigger way during the decade of my 30s, when I traveled to developing countries for months at a time, freelancing for various non-profit and relief groups. Photography provided me a first-hand education about how other people live around the world. During those freelance years, I was also teaching in a variety of colleges. This summer will mark my 36th year of teaching, nearly 20 of those at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I’ve been gathering people under my roof in the name of photography all this time. Photography has brought me so many good friends. For all of these gifts, I am grateful. Grateful that I found a passion so early in my life. Grateful that I could find a way to share this passion with everyone I meet. The Los Angeles Center of Photography was not a vision years ago by a smart business person with a plan, but rather it is the result of a convergence of my life, photography, a lot of hard work, and a very dedicated staff and board of directors. Our goal is keep LACP alive, now and always. We appreciate all that you do to help us. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

Julia Dean, Executive Director

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LACP Charter Members A. Jay Adler Al Shore Aline Smithson Allen Schaben Anand Khokha Ann Elliot Cutting Ann Toler Apollo Victoria Art Streiber Ashly Stohl Barbara Davidson Barbara Ruffini Benedict Bacon Bill & Shelli Broder Billy Sherman Espejel Bobbi Lane Bonnie Blake Bootsy Holler Brandon Gannon Brian Van de Wetering Caroline Labiner Carolyn Hampton Cassandra Plavoukos Catherine W. Singer Cindy Bendat Dana Gardner Daniel Medel Daniel C. Daugherty David Wexler David Ellis Debe Arlook Debra Oh Deneen Gannon Diana Lundin Diane Silverman Donald Barnat

Donna Stellini Douglas Kirkland Elena Gerli Eliana Deza Elisa Ferrari Ellen Cantor Elsa Gary Erica Martin Felice Willat France Leclerc Fredric Roberts Gabriel Carbajal Gail Just Gary Leadmon Gary Quart Geena Duran George Stoneman Gerd Ludwig Gerhard Clausing Gil Garcetti Gina Cholick Greg Gorman Guy Zabell Hal Myers Hank O’Neal Harry B. Chandler Helen Hasenfeld Ibarionex Perello Izumi Tanaka J.K. Lavin Jamie Johnson Jan Levine Jane Szabo Jane Paradise Jane Madelon Anthony Jasmine Lord

Jerry Shevick Jim Dugan Joel Sartore John Phillips Jonas Yip Julia Dean Karine Armen Kasia Czerski Katharine Lotze Katharine Moxham Kathleen Kravitz Kathryn Knudson Kathy Curtis Cahill Ken Deemer Kenny Bellini Kevin Cushing Kizzy O’Neal Kristen O’Connor Kristen Perman Kurt Gerber Larry Hirshowitz Larry Hernandez Laura Moss Lawana Godwin Lawrence Lewis Leba Marquez Lee Varis Lee Corkett Leslie Neale Lisa McCord Lisa Guerriero Lisa Bevis Lorenzo Aguilar Lori Pond Louis Kravitz Marian Crostic

Marissa Roth Mark Indig Mark Woods Mark Edward Harris Maureen Haldeman Michael Miller Michael Kirchoff Michael Hyatt Michael Colby Michael Robinson Chavez Michael E. Gordon Michaele Cozzi Nataly Rader Nick Dean Nora Feddal Norman Schwartz Patricia Sandler Patty Lemke Peter Fetterman Phil Borges Phil Beron Priscilla Kanady Priscilla Kanady R. Mac Holbert Rachel O’Brien Rafiel Chait Richard Chow Rick Loomis Rick Russell Rick Nyhan Rina Shapira Robert Larson Rohina Hoffman-Gandhi Roxanne Guez Safi Alia Shabaik

Sal Taylor Kydd Sally Ann Field Sam Abell Saman Assefi Sandra Klein Cynthia Peterson Sandy Post Scott Norris Scott Sasseen Sebastian Spader Sheri Determan Sherrie Berger Shlomit Levy Bard Soumaya S Schnur Stacey Scott Stella Lee Stephen McLaren Steven Bushong Susan Swihart Susan Berger Tami Bahat Tia Campbell Peterson Todd Stern Tracy Albert Ty Keennon Valerie Kim Yue Chiong

California Community Foundation Sylvia Patton

Leslie Neale Patrisha Thompson Universal Art Gallery Natalie Burton Romaine Orthwein David Ellis Louis Kravitz Robert Sherman Austin Hargrave ASMP Los Angeles Bradley Poster Joan Haseltine Sanford Climan Kai Caemmerer Jennifer Kramer Sharon & Andy House Steven Rood Kathleen McKeen Michael Neal Adam Lorenzo Jan Levine Dian Hymer Eric Joseph

Alaina Dall Bernard Mendoza Bud & Anne Pagel Cheryl Himmelstein Cynthia Leuty Jones Gary Kemper Geena Duran Henny Naumann-Cain Jack Nitowitz James Knight Jim Matiko Kristen O’Connor Lauren Hollingsworth Nick Dean Penny Fogel Sandra Klein Sandy Post Scott Sasseen

Larry French Noreen Green Gail Just Geoffrey Silver John & Karen Symonds Eric Coleman SYNC Photo Rental Tami Bahat Bob Tully Jennifer Kim Aline Smithson Natalie Toren Cheryl Wolfe Elizabeth Kenneday Ron Gershman Chuck Espinoza C. Robert Kidder Chuck Koton Bruce Katzman David Wexler Ken Bentley

LACP Donors Founding Sponsors ($5,000 or greater) Bill & Shelli Broder Northern Trust courtesy of Michael Miller Ali LeRoi Pamela Schoenberg Nina Ansary Pamela Seymon

Benefactors ($2,000–$5,000) The Deemer Family Fund (A fund of American Endowment Foundation) Todd Stern Canon USA The Deemer Family Foundation The Tim and Starleen Wood Foundation

Patrons ($500–$2,000) Margaret T. Lewis Roth Family Foundation Cathy Immordino Lance Tendler Steven Bushong Susan & Jim Clifton Elizabeth Gregory Michael Hyatt Don Rice Michaele Cozzi

Supporters ($100–$500) C. Robert Kidder Ken Deemer

Givers (Product) Katharine Lotze Caryl Lightfoot

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Member in the Spotlight

Jamie Johnson LACP: What led you to pursue an interest in photography? Jamie JOHNSON: I have always taken photos, I was the kid at school with the camera in my backpack. As well as sparking my career into documentary photography, being able to take every class and learn everything about photography at LACP, I also found a deep passion for Wet Plate Collodion. Since taking my first class in collodion at LACP with Will Dunniway many many years ago and several after with Alan Barnes, I have built a darkroom in my house, bought many old wood Victorian cameras and antique brass lenses and weekly spend hours in a darkroom making tin types and ambrotypes for my various galleries that represent me around the world now.

LACP: How long have you been photographing? JJ: Forever, but professionally 18 years. LACP: Where did you get your training? JJ: I was self taught most of my life, but later when I realized this might be a career choice I started taking classes. Many years ago I got a hold of the Julia Dean Photo Workshops class in Venice Beach and worked my way through the entire catalog and took every class there was to offer. I figured if I was going to make this a career I better learn everything there is to know about every kind of photography. LACP: Tell us a little bit about your selection of images. JJ: This project My journey With the Irish Travelers has been a passion project for many years. I visited Ireland on several trips to meet these beautiful Irish travelers children and got immersed in their culture and the lives of these children growing up in modern day in such a old culture. LACP: What do you love most about photography? JJ: Everything. I love taking photos, developing film, going to photo openings and museums, I collect photos—its all an obsession.

And then there is Aline Smithson... the greatest class I have ever taken and forever changed my life. She helped me grow as a photographer past my job and really feel my way into the fine art world. A wonderful generous teacher who gave me the confidence (as well as all her students) to be bold, make meaningful work and get it out there in the world. LACP: What do you feel is the biggest advantage of being a LACP Member? JJ: The opportunity to surround yourself with like-minds, the fantastic facilities to take classes in every aspects of photography, and the great community of support.

LACP: How has your involvement with the LACP community helped your photography? JJ: My first trip with Julia Dean in 2006 to Cambodia and Laos changed my photo life. Although I had a big photo business in Los Angeles, the opportunity to be able to have my job and two children and still be able to go on this fantastic photography journey across the world changed the direction of my career forever. I have since then photographed children in India, Nepal, Thailand, Cuba, Ecuador, the Amazon, and of course Ireland. Julia has been one of the greatest inspirations in my life.

LACP: What would you tell someone contemplating Membership at LACP? JJ: Do it! LACP: What advice would you give someone starting out in photography? JJ: LEARN EVERYTHING! If you are going to call it a career be an expert on it!

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Lori POND LACP: What led you to pursue an interest in photography? lori pond: My interest in photography started with my Dad, who was an amateur photographer. He used to take me out to Joshua Tree in springtime to make images of the ephemeral wildflowers that would pop up. LACP: How long have you been photographing? LP: I’ve been photographing ever since I can remember, starting with a plastic Kodak camera when I was 8 or 9. I used that camera to take pictures of my dog in the backyard or at Disneyland, at one of the Kodak Picture Spots. I then started borrowing my Dad’s 35mm Minolta until I was able to buy my first camera when I was 20. LACP: Where did you get your training? LP: I’ve taken a lot of photography classes, first at the fine art photography section at UCLA Extension, then a couple of classes at Art Center, Otis Parsons, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Maine Media workshops, and finally, at LACP. LACP: Tell us a little bit about your selection of images. LP: My selection of images comes from my series, “Bosch Redux.” I embarked on this series due to my love of the early Netherlandish painter, Hieronymus Bosch, whose most famous work is “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” After buying and poring over a copy of the Taschen book of Bosch’s complete works, I got the idea of recreating small details from his works with photography. I then hired models, prosthetic designers, costumers and makeup people to faithfully recreate these tableaux. Whenever I could, I made the images all in camera, so every prop used is life-sized, including the fish in Bosch Redux 13.0! I then composited each photograph with a background detail directly taken from Bosch’s works.

LACP: What do you love most about photography? LP: I love the fact that even if you have 10 cameras pointing at the same thing, there will be 10 separate interpretations of that thing. Photography not only distills a moment in time, it can capture a fleeting mood, it can express a conceptual thought, and it can simply represent a fine sunset. LACP: How has your involvement with the LACP community helped your photography? LP: My photography took a quantum leap forward after I started attending classes at LACP. Specifically, attending Aline Smithson’s The Next series of classes gave me the skills to create cohesive bodies of work and then how to get these images out into the world.

LACP: What do you feel is the biggest advantage of being a LACP Member? LP: LACP provides a photographic community, which is so important to those of us who slave away at our photography alone either in a darkroom or in front of a computer screen. The gold is in meeting other people who share the same photographic obsession. LACP: What would you tell someone contemplating Membership at LACP? LP: I say, “Do it!” Why wait? LACP is a fertile ground for creativity and opportunities abound for members. LACP: What advice would you give someone starting out in photography? LP: I would say anyone can become a great photographer as long as you’re observant of the world around you. Take every opportunity to observe the world and become intimate with your senses. Mostly, it’s important to just start making images with play in mind. The magic of photography depends on your sense of play and wonder.

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Jonas YIP LACP: What led you to pursue an interest in photography? How long have you been photographing? Jonas YIP: I had a 5th grade teacher who was an avid photographer and took several of us under her wing, setting up a darkroom at school, teaching us about composition and technique, and taking us on shooting expeditions. I got my first SLR and lenses that summer, and have been shooting ever since. LACP: Where did you get your training? YIP: Other than the initial introduction from my elementary school teacher I’ve learned from decades of shooting and experimentation, and perhaps more importantly, regular travel, museum visits, and general immersion in the arts.

workshop when it was still The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, which were individually very helpful, of course. But it is the community you build as you meet more local photographers and artists over time that is the most rewarding. We support each others’ endeavors, provide feedback, share work and techniques, and otherwise keep each other going.

LACP: Tell us a little bit about your selection of images. YIP: These images are from a series called re:place which explores the idea of place, both physical and temporal, what defines these places, and how these places are replaced over time. These are photographs that ostensibly document daily life, but the details which root an image in time and place are stripped away to reveal the subject's essentialness: a feeling, an atmosphere, a memory. What's left are moments that suggest stories, fragmented and unfinished, and ultimately left for the viewer to complete.

LACP: What would you tell someone contemplating Membership at LACP? YIP: LACP provides a central point for the local photography community, with classes, events, exhibition opportunities and such. Becoming a member helps to support all of that, and offers you the opportunity to be a part of the community. LACP: What advice would you give someone starting out in photography?

LACP: What do you love most about photography? YIP: Besides having an outlet for visual expression, I have to admit that I’m very much drawn to the gadget aspect of photography. Indeed, it is experimentation with various cameras, film formats, printing techniques, lenses, and homemade optics that led down the path to many of current preferred methods.

YIP: My approach doesn’t work for everyone, but my suggestion is: always have a camera, always be looking at things photographically, even if you’re not actively “shooting” or it’s not a subject or situation you’d normally photograph. It’s part of training yourself to see the light, the tonality, color and temperature, and noticing moments, not to mention getting to know your gear so that using it becomes second nature and it doesn’t get in the way of your expression.

LACP: How has your involvement with the LACP community helped your photography? What do you feel is the biggest advantage of being a LACP Member? YIP: My first involvement with LACP was just via the occasional

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Richard CHOW LACP: What led you to pursue an interest in photography? RICHARD CHOW: My interest in photography started in my early teens. After saving my allowance for an SLR and a darkroom class at the Y, the rest is history as they say. I was the king of contact sheets as I was too poor to make anything bigger! LACP: How long have you been photographing? CHOW: I have been actively involved in fine art photography for about 12 years—when I first began to exhibit in group shows and win awards in the mid-2000's.

LACP: How has your involvement with the LACP community helped your photography? CHOW: The community within LACP is valuable beyond belief. It has expanded my knowledge of the art form, increased my sphere of influence and facilitated connections and gallery exhibits. Most importantly, it created opportunities to meet talented fellow visual artists who I learn from, collaborate with and mentor.

LACP: Where did you get your training? CHOW: The short answer would be self-taught. I made the most progress during high school with a great photography teacher, Mr. White, to whom I owe sincere gratitude. He provided significant insights into composition, dark room techniques and everything photographic. Come to think of it, I probably spent way too much time in the darkroom, ignored other chores like homework to help with the lab and had fun being the year book photographer.

LACP: What do you feel is the biggest advantage of being a LACP Member? CHOW: There are too many to mention. I feel the most beneficial aspect is the opportunity to connect with the membership base, the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other talents. LACP: What would you tell someone contemplating Membership at LACP? CHOW: Membership at LACP provides not only access to the most qualified professionals and talented peers, but it's also an essential component of your artistic journey. I have known Julia Dean from the days of the Venice Beach studios, and am a charter member of LACP. LACP: What advice would you give someone starting out in photography? CHOW: Stick with your passion of what you like to shoot and present to the public at large. Learn as much as possible about the medium and be open minded.

LACP: Tell us a little bit about your selection of images. CHOW: This series is entitled "Distant Memories"—a re-imagined childhood experience in a place I now call home. Like finding shells on the shore, I am collecting visual memories that I hope will resonate with the viewers who in turn may trigger their own thoughts. From a technical perspective, the images are done in camera with very little post processing. LACP: What do you love most about photography? CHOW: I love the creative process, the visual story telling, the aesthetics, the communal experience, the interaction with people, the capture of the moment, failed attempts, a sense of history and pretty much all of it.

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6 /18-6/22: Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-14) with Jasmine Lord (Five sessions).......... 46 6/18-6/22: Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 15-18) with Erin Davis (Five sessions)................ 46 6/25-6/29: Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-14) with Jasmine Lord (Five sessions).......... 46 6/25-6/29: Street Shooting for Teens (ages 12-18) with Kevin Weinstein (Five sessions)........................47

JUly (Summer Classes for Teens) 7/9-7/13: Intermediate Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Jasmine Lord (Five sessions)...........................................................................................47 7/9-7/13: Introduction to Portrait Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Kat Bawden (Five sessions)............................................................................................ 48 7/10-7/26: The Personal Photo Essay for Teens (ages 15-18) with Kevin Weinstein (Five sessions)...... 48 7/16-7/20: The Urban Landscape for Teens (ages 12-18) with Kat Bawden (Five sessions)................... 49 7/16-7/20: Street Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (Five sessions)................... 49 7/23-7/27: Travel, Discover and Learn for Teens (ages 12-18) with Kat Bawden (Five sessions)............ 50 7/23-7/27: The Art of Photographic Capture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Hugh Kretschmer (Five sessions).................................................................................... 50 7/30-8/3: Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Erin Davis (Five sessions).................51 7/30-8/3: Street Shooting for Teens (ages 12-18) with Julia Dean (Five sessions).................................51

JUly 7/9-7/25: Photoshop 1: The Basics with David Calicchio (Six sessions)............................................... 40

Summer/ Fall 2018 Class Calendar

7/10-8/14: Basic Photography with Rollence Patugan (Six sessions)..................................................... 22 7/12-8/9: Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)..................... 30

7/14: Drone Photography with Tim Baur (One session)................................................................... 38

7/23-12/10: On the Streets in LA (formerly “Street Shooting 1”) with Julia Dean (Eleven sessions)........ 32 7/24-8/9: Lightroom 1: The Basics with Michael e. Stern (Six sessions)............................................... 40

7/28: Nature and Landscape Photography with Michael E. Gordon (One session)........................ 36

7/30-1/14: Photography for Social Change with Kevin Weinstein (Six sessions).................................... 33

august 8 /6-12/17: The Los Angeles Street Collective with Julia Dean (Ten sessions)........................................ 32 8/16-8/19: San Francisco with Kevin Weinstein (Four sessions)...............................................................15 8/16-9/20: Basic Photography with Michael e. Stern (Six sessions)........................................................ 22

SEPTEMBER 9 /5-10/10: The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)................................. 30 9/7-9/9: Creating Stunning Black and White Imagery with Vincent Versace (Three sessions)............16 9/8-9/9: The Alternative Processes Workshop with Joseph Rheaume (Two sessions)........................21 9/9-10/7: Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18) with Gina Valona (Five sessions)............. 45 /11-10/16: The Steps to Success: A Practical Workshop in Advancing Your Career 9 with Sherrie Berger (Five Sessions)........................................................................................ 34 9/12-10/24: Basic Photography with Rollence Patugan (Six sessions)..................................................... 22

9/15: Working with Models with Johanna Siegmann (One session)............................................... 28

9/17-10/22: Basic Photography with Peter Bennett (Six sessions)........................................................... 22 9/20-10/25: Introduction to Studio Lighting with Hugh Kretschmer (Six sessions)................................... 25

9/22: Portrait Studio Lighting: A One-Day Workshop with Kevin Scanlon (One session)................24

9/25-10/30: The Next Step 1 with Aline Smithson (Six sessions)...............................................................31 9/29-9/30: Time Lapse Photography with Michael e. Stern (Two sessions)............................................ 38

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10/6: Creating Worlds and Stories with Photomontage with Ry Sangalang (One session).............41

10/6: The Black and White Nude: Lighting Chiaroscuro with Ann Elliott Cutting (One session).... 29

10/7-10/14: Introduction to Photo Book Design with Douglas Stockdale (Two sessions)........................ 35 10/11-10/14: New Orleans with Ibarionex Perello (Four sessions)...............................................................15 10/12-10/14: Defining the Personal Narrative with Susan Burnstine (Three sessions)................................16 10/16-11/1: Photoshop 1: The Basics with Ed Freeman (Six sessions)..................................................... 40 10/20: The Business of Photography: Everything You Need to Know with Leigh Andersen (One session)........................................................................................ 34 10/21-11/11: Lighting on Location with Jennifer Emery (Three sessions)................................................... 25 10/21-11/18: Street Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (Five sessions)................... 45 10/23-12/4: Finding Your Visual Voice with Sara Terry (Seven sessions)...................................................31 10/26-10/28: The Exquisite iPhone Landscape with Dan Burkholder (Three sessions)...............................17 10/27: Best Practices for Photographers using Social Media with Paul-Michael Carr (One session)..................................................................................... 43 10/29-11/19: Night Photography with Peter Bennett (Seven sessions)........................................................37 10/29-11/19: Lightroom 1: The Basics with Michael Pliskin (Six sessions)................................................. 40

november 11/1-12/6: Mastering Your Flash with Julia Dean (Six sessions)..............................................................24 11/2-11/4: Finding Intimacy: A Personal Approach with Elinor Carucci (Three sessions).......................17 11/3: The Art of Travel Photography: How to Create Emotionally Compelling Travel Images with Lorne Resnick (One session)............................................................................................37 11/7-12/16: After the Basics: Intermediate Photography with Rollence Patugan (Six sessions).............. 23 11/7-12/19: The Portrait Series with Ken Merfeld (Six sessions)............................................................... 29 11/9-11/11: The Engaging Portrait with Lydia Panas (Three sessions).......................................................18 11/13-12/18: Basic Photography with Peter Bennett (Six sessions)........................................................... 22 11/16-11/18: Poetry in Pictures with Josephine Sacabo (Three sessions)...................................................18

Summer/ Fall 2018 Class Calendar

11/17-11/18: Working the Streets: A Weekend of Street Photography with Ibarionex Perello (Two sessions)..................................................................................... 33 11/19-12/10: Shooting Fashion with Andrew Southam (Four sessions)...................................................... 28 11/26-12/12: The Fine Art of Digital Printmaking with Eric Joseph (Six sessions)...................................... 42 11/27-12/13: Photoshop 2: After the Basics with Ed Freeman (Six sessions)..............................................41

DECEMBER

12/2: Architecture on Location with Stephen Schafer (One session).............................................. 36

12/7-12/9: Light Modifiers: Experiments in Mixing Light with Miranda Penn Turin (Three sessions)......19 12/8: The New Photographer: iPhone and Android Street Photography with David Ingraham (One session)........................................................................................ 39 2/8-12/9: The Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Allan Barnes 1 (Two sessions – Santa Monica College)..................................................................................21 12/13-12/16: Death Valley National Park with Michael E. Gordon (Four sessions)......................................15

january (2019) 1/16-2/20: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Photography with Rollence Patugan (Six sessions)............. 23

MARCH (2019) 3 /18-3/29: India with Scott Stulberg (Twelve sessions)............................................................................15

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Creating Stunning Black and White Imagery Vincent Versace

Defining the Personal Narrative with Susan Burnstine

© Vincent Versace

© Susan Burnstine

S P E C I A L

G U E S T S

For most of us the love affair with the black and white image started with a film captured and silver printed image. The goal, today, is to take that which we fell in love with of film photography and apply it to digital photography.

Join acclaimed photographer Susan Burnstine for a rich exploration of the self that focuses on exploring, realizing and defining personal narratives through the power of the still image. Using metaphor, symbolism and individual stories, participants will learn to articulate and refine their vision in any genre of the medium, whether that be landscapes, portraits, still life, nature, abstract, photojournalism, selfportrait or documentary.

In this weekend workshop, Vincent Workshop will apply his techniques based upon his best-selling book, From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man, in effort to help students produce stunning black and white images. After a Friday session meet-and-greet, Saturday will be spent out in the field and in the studio, taking photographs of models. Here, students will spend time in a Sunbounce cage, discovering the tools that Vincent uses to arrive at his award-winning images. Moving into the digital lab on Sunday, Vincent will instruct students how to convert images to back and white. A multitude of topics will be explored, including global de-saturation, LAB conversions, split channel conversions, black and white adjustment layers, gradient tool, and midtone contouring. Students will also enjoy learning printmaking skills with Vincent using an Epson printer.

As photographers, our images are deeply rooted in personal emotion despite being self-created or found scenarios. The aim of this workshop is to guide photographers to become emotionally connected to each image they create, and to convey their vision in a meaningful, honest and consistent manner. Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making. Through practical demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, shooting assignments and portfolio reviews, photographers will leave the workshop encouraged and inspired to reach the next level of their creative potential. Additional topics will include, long-term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibitions.

Participants will leave the workshop armed with a new set of photographic skills that will help them create extraordinary black and white images for their portfolio. Vincent Versace (https://versacephotography.com) is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for black-and-white photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader. Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. Based in Los Angeles, Vincent divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for corporations.

Susan Burnstine (http://susanburnstine.com) is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She teaches workshops across North America and is a regular portfolio reviewer at events across the country. Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye’s 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Date: Friday, September 7, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, 10 am-6 pm

Date: Friday, October 12, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 10 am-6 pm

Enrollment limit: 10 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system. Experience working with Photoshop and Lightroom is helpful but not required.

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

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The Exquisite iPhone Landscape

Finding Intimacy: A Personal Approach

Dan Burkholder

with Elinor Carucci

© Dan Burkholder

© Elinor Carucci

This workshop is about bringing intimacy and a personal approach to any subject you wish to photograph. Whether you are currently making portraits, creative dramas, documentary, editorial, or even fashion—this is a class about making art from inside your life and creating work that is intimate and personal.

•E  xplore exciting iPhone shooting, editing and stylizing techniques, with an eye toward creating landscapes with intrigue and beauty. • From straight landscapes to painterly effects, learn how make your iPhone images match your personal vision. •L  earn how easy it is to blend multiple images for stunning effects, all in the palm of your hand. •L  ocal field trips let you practice your skills in the field and, later, in the classroom as you polish your images.

Designed for artists and photography enthusiasts with a passion to explore and develop a project close to their hearts, you will leave the weekend with new direction, confidence, and the strength and courage to follow your instincts and your visual voice.

•L  earn how to prepare your iPhone images for web, print and book creation. You’ll leave this class with a vast assortment of approaches and techniques to elevate your iPhone landscapes above the ocean of “me-too” filter effects and borders!

Elinor Carucci (http://www.elinorcarucci.com) graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography. Widely exhibited, her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others. She was awarded the ICP Infinity Award in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and NYFA in 2010. Carucci currently teaches at the graduate program of photography at School of Visual Arts and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.

Dan Burkholder (http://www.danburkholder.com) has a long history of looking beyond the photographic horizon to see, explore, teach and exhibit the next great thing in imaging. His book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2012), is the universe’s most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers. His poignant monograph, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), intimately documented the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Date: Friday, November 2, 6-8 pm + Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 10 am-6 pm

Date: Friday, October 26, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 10 am-6 pm

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Tuition: $1,075

Tuition: $975 Location: Friday: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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On Friday night, Elinor Carucci will introduce her own approach to storytelling in both her personal and editorial work. On Saturday and Sunday, the workshop continues with a close examination of the two pre-assignments, noted below. Elinor will discuss the delicate boundaries inherent in creating honest and intimate photographs of family, friends, and self that express honesty, intimacy and openness. Discussions and critiques will focus on the development of each participant as a photographer, identifying both strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, the workshop will explore the relationship between the public and private areas of our lives, as well as study other contemporary work and artists with similar subject matter. Elinor will also cover how to bridge personal creative work and professional assignments.

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Learn how to create beautiful landscape (and cityscape) photographs with your iPhone and iPad. Once dismissed as a toy for lazy photographers, the iPhone is the new, hip and creative camera whose images grace magazine covers, museum walls and gallery openings. In this workshop we focus on the fine iPhone landscape, exploring the shooting, editing and stylizing techniques that will take you from casual captures to serious artwork. This workshop will open your eyes and pump your creative juices to craft images that you’ll be proud to share, exhibit and sell. With two full days of shooting, processing, learning and fun, your every iPhone Artistry urge will have time to flex and stretch.


The Engaging Portrait

Poetry in Pictures

with Lydia Panas

with Josephine Sacabo

S P E C I A L

G U E S T S

© Lydia Panas

© Josephine Sacabo

This class is designed for photographers who want to make portraits that engage on a deeper level. Meaningful work comes from your own experience. Portraiture is about intimacy and connecting. When the photographer allows his or her own emotions, questions, and fears to take over and makes space for the subject as well the complexity of being together becomes fertile ground for a moving experience that reflects in the work.

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. Each participant will be asked to bring a poem or piece of writing that is particularly meaningful to him or her. We will read from our written selections and talk about—to the best of our ability—why it is important to us. After sharing passages and portfolios, each participant will be given the opportunity to produce a visual correspondent—whether it is a single image, the beginning of a new series, or the completion of a creative journey. On location we will make new pictures and discussions will cover both the stylistic and technical tools needed to illustrate our vision—including how to best use the characteristics of different lenses, f-stops, focus, and shutter speed.

Through slideshows, lectures and critiques of the pre-class assignments (see below), Lydia Panas will delve into the makings of an engaging portrait. We will begin with assessing individual motivations, goals, and interests. Through a series of slide presentations, we will look closely at the work of renowned portrait photographers (Avedon, Arbus, Sherman, Grannan, Dijkstra, Frank, Bellocq to name a few) and investigate differences in style, method and intent. We’ll also explore contemporary portrait photographers and other artists that are inspirational, providing us ideas of how the artists think. Discussions will include editing, sequencing and presentation.

The challenges and opportunities of the dialogue sparked between poetry and photography will be celebrated together as we make new work and illuminate what we hold within our heart, hands, and spirit.

This is not a hands-on technical workshop, but rather an opportunity to closely examine the use of photography as a means of personal expression. We will focus on learning how to connect with your own questions to make portraits that matter to you and to your audience.

Josephine Sacabo (http://josephinesacabo.com) lives and works mostly in New Orleans and was educated at Bard College, New York. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences. Her work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Art Institute, Chicago, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Smithsonian, Washington DC, among others. Sacabo has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center For Photography at Woodstock, The Santa Fe Workshops and the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles France.

Lydia Panas’ (http://www.lydiapanas.com) photographs have been exhibited widely. Her work has garnered many prestigious awards and featured in periodicals such as the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum; The Bronx Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has degrees from Boston College, School of Visual Arts and New York University/International Center of Photography. Panas is the recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship and a CFEVA Fellowship.

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Date: Friday, November 16, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, 10 am-6 pm

Date: Friday, November 9, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 10 am-6 pm

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Tuition: $875

Tuition: $875

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Special

Light Modifiers: Experiments in Mixing Light

with Miranda Penn Turin

( subject to change )

Sam Abell Julie Blackmon

Guests

© Miranda Penn Turin

There are many light modifiers out there that can help us create the exact light we want in just about any situation. With these in your arsenal, and with a little creativity, you can bend light to your will and make your photos look just how you want.

Matt Eich Cig Harvey Joe McNally

Sandro Miller

Students will leave the workshop with a new creative lighting arsenal and a greater understanding of how to direct their subjects.

Claire Rosen

Miranda Penn Turin (http://www.mirandapennturin.com) is a freelance photographer who has been specializing in portraiture, fashion and beauty for over thirty years. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. Miranda graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in creative writing, but her passion for photography overrode her major. In her summer breaks she interned with Boston photographer Jack Richmond and began assisting once she graduated. She considers assisting the greatest photographic education one could possibly get to truly hone one’s skill and know-how.

Stephanie Sinclair

in Joyce Tenneson

Weekend-Intensive (three sessions)

Ami Vitale

Date: Friday, December 7, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, 10 am-6 pm

Donald Weber

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. Tuition: $875 + $300 model, equipment, make-up artist and studio fee Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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In this two-day workshop, join photographer Miranda Penn Turin in a fun and creative workshop exploring the most versatile lighting modifiers available—their benefits, shortfalls and how to use them to your best advantage. Miranda will guide the class in two full days of shooting with various modifiers. The first day will be spent familiarizing the students with the effects of each modifier, and the second day will be focused on experimenting with a combination of them. We’ll discuss the reasons for choosing one lighting modifier over another, both as it pertains to a specific subject and environment, and how those choices will begin to define your own personal style. Students will be challenged to rethink all of their basic assumptions about lighting, and encouraged to push through their artistic boundaries.


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The Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Allan Barnes

The Alternative Processes Weekend

with Joseph Rheaume

© Joseph Rheaume

In efforts to advance photography in the mid-19th century, Fredrick Scott Archer, an English sculptor and photographer, experimented with collodion in the hope of producing a photographic negative on ordinary glass plates. The process was perfected in 1851. This twoday workshop serves as a hands-on introduction to this demanding but beautiful photographic process.

In this unique, hands-on workshop we will experience the beauty and joy of interpreting our images through 19th century photographic printing processes of Cyanotype, Salted Paper and Platinum & Palladium.

Participants will use large format period-correct cameras to explore the craftsmanship of tintypes and ambrotypes. After a brief historical discussion of the process, students will be trained in the coating, exposure, development and preservation of the photographic plate. The goal is to provide a taste of how the process works, with each participant walking away with 3-4 plates. We will be making photographs at/around the location of the workshop. Participants are invited to bring their own props, old costumes, etc.

A brief historical and technical discussion of each process will be presented. The goal is to provide each participant with an opportunity to experience the subtleties of each process and walk away with 4-6 prints and negatives.

All chemistry, media and cameras will be provided, in addition to information on purchasing one’s own WPC equipment. Please bring disposable latex or nitrile gloves, aprons and work clothing (materials used can easily stain skin and clothing). Allan Barnes (http://www.allanbarnes.com) is a former photojournalist currently specializing in fashion and portraiture using antique photographic processes. His work has been exhibited widely in numerous locations and his client list includes the New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Spin and Metropolis Magazine. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Photography from Ohio University and has taught photo classes at Santa Monica College, Citrus College and Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Allan has been teaching the Wet Plate Collodion class at LACP since December, 2007.

Joseph A. Rheaume (http://josephrheaume.wordpress.com) is a fine art photographer and educator from the western U.S. An active career in music gave way to his educational endeavors in 1996 when he began his studies at Arizona State University. By 2003 he had earned degrees in Engineering (BS) with an emphasis in Graphic Communications, Technology (MS) with an emphasis in Printing, and finally Fine Art (MFA) with an emphasis in Photography. Currently, Joseph holds the position of Program Coordinator for Digital Projects at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he manages the Digital Imaging operations for the CCP.

Two Sessions

Two Sessions

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, 10 am-4 pm Enrollment limit: 12 students

Date: Saturday, September 8, 10 am-2 pm + Sunday, September 9, 10 am-6 pm

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Enrollment limit: 12 students

Tuition: $395 + $100 media, darkroom usage and on-site technician fee at Santa Monica College

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $395 + $100 media, darkroom usage and on-site technician fee at Santa Monica College

Location: Santa Monica College, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA

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Students will learn the techniques and gain the skills needed to make enlarged digital negatives from digital files for each alt-process, coat the alt-process solutions onto fine art papers used for each process, and gain valuable experience working with each of the alt-processes. This one and a half-day hands-on workshop will also introduce participants to some of the oldest photographic processes. Participants will gain the skills required to create prints on their own including making enlarged digital negatives.

A LT E R N AT I V E

© Allan Barnes


Basic Photography

p h otograp h y

f un d a m entals

© Hakim Boulouiz, LACP Member

© Hakim Boulouiz, LACP Member

Six Sessions (offered five times)

In this beginning six-week workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get the background in or out of focus, how to stop or blur motion, why to use one ISO over another, when to use a tripod, and how to use the camera’s light meter to provide the best exposure. Other topics covered include using the appropriate lens for a desired effect (the difference between a prime lens and a zoom lens), how to hold the focus on a subject if changing camera positions (exploring auto focus modes and manual focus), and how to properly hold the camera.

Date: Tuesdays, July 10-August 14, 7-10 pm with Rollence Patugan (for bio see page 23) Date: Thursdays, August 16-September 20, 7-10 pm with Michael e. Stern (for bio see below) Date: Wednesdays, September 12-October 24, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 9/19) with Rollence Patugan (for bio see page 23) Date: Mondays, September 17-October 22, 7-10 pm with Peter Bennett (for bio see page 37) Date: Tuesdays, November 13-December 18, 7-10 pm with Peter Bennett (for bio see page 37)

Digital camera technology will be covered thoroughly, such as how to adjust the camera’s white balance, how to view and delete images, the difference between shooting RAW and JPEG, choosing the appropriate memory card, and how to transfer the image from the camera to a computer. The goal is to provide each participant with the technical information needed to operate his or her digital SLR camera properly and with the confidence and ability to shoot consistently in manual mode.

Michael e. Stern (http://www.buildabetterphotograph.com) is an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in both construction time-lapse photography and portraiture. His clients have included: The Madison Square Garden Company, The Huntington Library, The Rose Bowl, The Walt Disney Company, ABC Television, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, & USC, to name a few. Michael’s still photographs have been published in more than four dozen books published by Disney Press, in addition to catalogs for Sotheby’s, Cinema Secrets & Sid & Marty Kroft. Michael has taught at community colleges, private colleges, online and one-on-one tutoring. His first book is: Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity. His podcast: “Build A Better Photograph” is aimed at advanced amateurs, college students and early career professionals. Podcasts are available through iTunes.

Students will work in both black-and-white and color while learning how to “see” in the chosen mode. Weekly assignments will be given followed by critiques during the next class session. Open to students who own a digital SLR camera. Students are encouraged to continue their studies by enrolling in After the Basics: Intermediate Photography. Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Beginning Tuition: $465 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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After the Basics: Intermediate Photography

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Photography with Rollence Patugan

© Roy DyBuncio

In this sequential class to Basic Photography, students will get reinforcement in the concepts from the previous class and push toward the next level of photographic expression. Emphasis will be on image capture while practicing sound technical fundamentals. Using the camera to interpret the world around them, students will work toward mastering camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection for proper image capture.

In this six-session course, a logical continuation for students who have completed both Basic Photography and After the Basics: Intermediate Photography, students will continue to learn basic camera operation and photography fundamentals while practicing and refining their personal process for achieving a unique photographic vision.

The idea behind this class is to have students learn how to use their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera with predictable and repeatable results while having fun in the process, and to begin to communicate through photography instead of just taking snapshots. Open to students who own a digital SLR camera. Students are encouraged to take the continuation class, “Beyond the Basics: Advanced Photography.”

The goal of the course is to have students fully understand photography fundamentals and digital camera operation, create a series of images that are thematically and stylistically unified, and to understand basic archiving and post-production principles using Adobe Lightroom. Six Sessions Date: Wednesdays, January 16-February 20, 7-10 pm (2019)

Rollence Patugan (http://www.rollence.com) is a commercial and fine art photographer who has been a recurring exhibitor for Month of Photography Los Angeles, Smashbox Studios, and City of Brea Art Gallery. He uses both digital and analog formats while taking advantage of today’s technologies by incorporating them into his photography. Rollence is a faculty member of the Santa Monica College Photography Department and is very happy to share his creative and technical skills to students at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: After the Basics: Intermediate Photography, or equivalent experience and instructor approval. Tuition: $465 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Six Sessions Date: Wednesdays, November 7-December 19, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 11/21) Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Basic Photography, or equivalent experience and instructor approval. Tuition: $465 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The course focuses on analyzing and practicing the basic technical capture of photographs and using cameras to interpret the world around them. Assignments will guide students towards the creation of a project—a series of images with a common theme and style. During the run of the course, students will be introduced to basic features of Adobe Lightroom. The software allows viewing, organizing and retouching large numbers of digital images. In addition, students will learn the “capture to print” process by selecting a singular favorite image from their projects for printing.

Over six-weeks, participants will be given exercises to photograph the major genres of photography, including portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, architecture, and finally shooting in blackand-white. Students will be given examples of how photographers have approached these genres, and conceptual projects will be assigned using the methods learned. Weekly critique and feedback will offer guidance for each student as they move toward mastering their camera.

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Portrait Studio Lighting with Kevin Scanlon

Mastering Your Flash with Julia Dean

Š Jessica Chappe, past class participant

L I G H T I N G

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P O R T R A I T U R E

Š Kevin Scanlon

If you feel confident with a camera but less so with a flash and would like to master portable lights, this class is for you. The goal of this six-week class is to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like beautiful ambient light. The technology today makes this easier than ever before.

This one-day studio lighting course is designed as a basic introduction to lighting portraits in a controlled studio environment. In addition to learning technical use of equipment, participants will explore why great lighting, composition and styling are important elements in the creation of a successful portrait, as well as delving into other techniques that will help the photographer in connecting to the essence of the subject.

Students will work in various lighting situations, using the flash as both the main source of light and as a fill light. Each week, there will be lectures and demonstrations which include how to use a flash in both TTL and manual mode, on camera and off, how to determine exposure, how to control the light output of the flash, how to diffuse the flash, and how and why to include or exclude ambient light. Demonstrations using stands and umbrellas will be given showing bounce modes and multiple strobe use. Students will be given assignments each week to complete and bring in to the next class. This class is guaranteed to make you a master of your flash.

The day begins with a discussion and demonstration examining the details of light quality. What makes a light source soft versus hard, and which quality is appropriate for portraiture? There will be discussion on lighting for skin tones, eyes and hair and ways of dealing with those attributes. Participants will experiment with assignments throughout the day, learning how to create and manipulate a wide range of light qualities. Basic light modifiers, including soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, and grids will be employed, with the strengths and weaknesses of each being discussed. The role of light in a photograph to create mood, depth, dimension, and texture will also be examined. Examples of successful portraits by legendary and contemporary photographers will be analyzed, serving as a source of inspiration.

Please bring camera/lens, flash unit(s), manuals, memory cards, extra batteries (for camera and flash) and a jump drive (for transferring your images for critique). Please bring plenty of extra batteries for your flash units. Optional: TTL cord or TTL wireless transmitters, diffuser (such as the Omni Bounce, Gary Fong, Honl Diffusers.)

Kevin Scanlon (http://www.kevinscanlon.com) is an award-winning freelance portrait photographer. In 2001, he quit his day-job in Arizona as a database administrator to become a professional photographer, before moving to Los Angeles in 2003. His clients include LA Weekly, New York Times, Darko Entertainment, Merck, and Warner Brothers Records. His early work consisted of music photography, and his images appeared on Weezer t-shirts and in Jimmy Eat World album artwork.

Julia Dean (for bio see page 32) Six Sessions Date: Thursdays, November 1-December 6, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 11/22) + Saturday, December 1, 12-5 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students

Date: Saturday, September 22, 10 am-6 pm

Skill/Experience level: No prior experience working with flash technology is necessary. Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Tuition: $465 + $75 model and equipment fee

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

One Session

Tuition: $295 + $50 model and equipment fee Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Lighting on Location with Jennifer Emery

Introduction to Studio Lighting with Hugh Kretschmer

© Ann Donahue, LACP Member

Mastering the skill of lighting on location takes planning in addition to technical savvy. Photographers must be capable of scouting an appropriate location, assessing how time of day will affect the outcome, and determining what quality of light will best facilitate the mood of the picture. Will it be a blend of ambient and artificial light, or does the strobe dominate? Do we use direct or indirect light, hard or diffuse light? How do we adapt to organic changes in the physical environment? This workshop is designed to help answer these questions.

Mastering the tools of lighting is the key to mastering studio photography. In this six-week workshop, students will gain a solid foundation of studio lighting and practical knowledge of light. Working hands-on with the equipment, participants will learn how to select the proper light source for their subjects whether shooting portraits, still life or product.

Hugh Kretschmer (http://www.hughkretschmer.net) set his sights on a career in photography at the age of 13, when his father taught him how to print his very first photograph in the family darkroom. Since then, he has never looked back, receiving a BFA from Art Center College of Design, and launching his career as a photo-illustrator in the editorial and advertising arenas. His fanciful yet provocative photographs balance between art and commerce, and have brought him critical acclaim through numerous national and international awards. His work is now represented by Fathom Gallery in Los Angeles and Fotografenwerk, Dusseldorf, while on the commercial side has garnered him a long client list that includes New York Times Magazine, Time and Vanity Fair. Hugh is currently an adjunct professor and parttime instructor at both Santa Monica College and UCLA.

Jennifer (Zivolich) Emery (http://www.jenniferemery.photo) is an award-winning photographer, educator, and published author. She specializes in commercial, fashion, and lifestyle portrait photography and is an adjunct photography professor at Santa Monica College. She conducts various photography workshops and speaking engagements across the nation and is also an actor and indi-producer/director. Jennifer is the author of the instructional photography book, Lighting Design for Commercial Portrait Photography, available on Amazon. Three Sessions

Six Sessions

Date: Sundays, October 21-November 11, 10 am-5 pm (no mtg. 11/4)

Date: Thursdays, September 20-October 25, 7-10 pm

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Lighting, or equivalent experience and instructor approval.

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

Tuition: $465 + $125 model, equipment and location permit fee

Tuition: $465 + $75 model and equipment fee

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The class begins with a little tech talk on basic physics of light, practical understanding that directly applies to photography and be will put to use throughout the workshop. We will move on to discussing and working with subtleties of natural light and then the integration of artificial light. Students will discover how equipment choice can affect the mood of an image by experimenting with various light sources and modifiers such as bounces, diffusion material, umbrellas, soft boxes and grids. Basic as well as more complex lighting setups will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be placed upon utilizing the surrounding environment to the photographer’s advantage.

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The class will start out with basic lighting setups and move into more detail with studio strobes, reflectors, fill flash, soft boxes, umbrellas, scrims, grids, snoots, flags, gobos and the use of light meters for better exposure. Students will learn about the quality, color and contrast of light to enhance their subject, and create dimension and depth. Each class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on time for each student to shoot using the equipment. Exercises will include photographing models, still life and product in order to develop a wellrounded knowledge of using studio strobes for various purposes. Students will leave the workshop with a practical and confident understanding of studio lighting and how to control it.

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Shooting Fashion! A Four-Session Workshop with Andrew Southam

Working with Models with Johanna Siegmann

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You got the gig. You booked the model. And now you can’t get the image you want from him or her. Are you doing something wrong?

For many photographers, shooting fashion photography is a challenging and richly rewarding experience. This creative and energetic five-session workshop will help participants shooting fashion imagery find new and clear direction. For anyone looking to break into the field, this workshop will provide an inspiring introduction. Notable fashion and lifestyle photographer Andrew Southam will give context to participants’ work as we reference the masters of the genre. He will provide shooting demonstrations on how to create an image, giving special instruction on forming rapport and getting the best from your models.

In this half-day, hands-on class, you will learn what works—and what doesn’t—when working with models, and how to tailor your communication to get the shot you want. Everyone will get to work with a model, as well as be a model, to understand what goes into successful exchange with the person on the other end of your lens. Whether they are professional models, or just starting out, or just a regular person who hates having their picture taken, you can help them help you get “the shot”.

Working one-on-one with students as they create their own work, Andrew will give critiques and direction to help course participants grow as photographers and artists. In a practical session students will explore some of the essential ingredients that make a memorable fashion shoot such as lighting techniques, concept and choice of equipment. Emphasis will be placed on developing the photographer’s style and point-of-view.

Following a meet-and-greet and discussion session, the class will split into two groups: half will be the photographer, and the other half will model. Then we’ll switch places. After the shoot we will discuss what you learned and answer questions before we take a break. In the second half, we’ll be joined by both professional and beginner models. Everyone will take turns photographing, applying the lessons learned in the first half of the class. The class ends with another discussion, this time with the models, who will offer their insights into what works—and what doesn’t.

Andrew Southam (http://www.andrewsoutham.com) is an Australian fashion and portrait photographer and director. He has lived and worked in New York, London and Milan. He began his career doing photography for the Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian National Ballet. His work has been published in Australian, English, Italian and American Vogue, as well as American and French Elle, and his portraits have been exhibited in the Australian National Portrait Gallery. Andrew currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

Johanna Siegmann (http://www.johannasiegmann.com) is a multicreative person, with an eclectic background in theater (as a director, actress, singer, writer, producer); painting; jewelry design; and published author (“The Tao of Tango”). For this class Johanna is sharing her knowledge from over 30 years of experience directing theater, and working with a wide range of people and temperaments. A professional photographer for eight years, she specializes in portraiture and works almost exclusively with people who hate to be in front of the camera, and with celebrities, who don’t.

Four Sessions Date: Mondays, November 19-December 10, 7-10 pm Enrollment limit: 12 students

One Session

Skill/Experience level: Open to intermediate to advanced photographers looking to pursue a career, or simply interested in, fashion photography. Prior experience in lighting is helpful. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is required.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 1-5 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $175 + $25 model fee (Non-Members); $125 + $25 model fee (Members)

Tuition: $395 + $100 model and equipment fee Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The Black and White Nude: Lighting Chiaroscuro with Ann Elliott Cutting

The Portrait Series with Ken Merfeld

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© Ann Elliott Cutting

This course stresses the importance of developing a conscientious work ethic and challenging yourself on a regular basis to produce new bodies of work within specific periods of time. With 25 years of commercial and fine art photography experience, instructor Ken Merfeld will offer careful guidance for class participants as they develop an outline for creative organization, execution, and completion of their personal projects. Lighting and “technique” applied to subject matter is emphasized, analyzed, and fine-tuned. Print quality and presentation of work is also addressed. All students will choose and produce a personal portrait series with a minimum of six images. These projects will be discussed and critiqued during class, defining a course of action to continue and/or apply to other subject matter for future portfolio enhancement.

Ann Elliott Cutting (http://www.cutting.com) is an award-winning editorial, conceptual advertising and fine art photographer. Ann’s images have appeared on the covers of Time, USNWR, Washington Post, Kiplinger, Science and on many album covers and book covers. Her client list includes Nike, Nikon, Lexus, Target, Lee, Pioneer, Kenwood, and Ashworth Golf. Ann received a BA in Biochemistry and cell biology from UCSD and a BA in photography from Art Center College of Design where she is currently on the faculty.

Ken Merfeld (http://www.merfeldphotography.com, http://www. merfeldcollodion.com) is a Los Angeles-based commercial and fine art photographer. He owns and operates a photography studio in Culver City, California, where he photographs fashion, advertising, portrait and celebrity. 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. Ken teaches photography part-time at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

One Session Date: Saturday, October 6, 10 am-6 pm Enrollment limit: 12 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

Six Sessions

Tuition: $295 + $200 nude model, equipment and location permit fee

Date: Wednesdays, November 7-December 19, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 11/21)

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 + Private Residence, TBA

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $465

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In this one-day workshop we will concentrate on using chiaroscuro lighting while working with nude models on location in a beautiful modern home. Participants will photograph the nude in a variety of locations, experimenting with lighting and directing poses. There will be a short lecture and demo at the start of the day to fill our minds with ideas, then the majority of the day will be spent working with the models and controlling the lighting, setting and poses. The last part of the day will consist of a critique and conversation about work created during the workshop.

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In this workshop we will discuss all aspects of creating a poignant, meaningful portrait series, including the importance of communication skills, the psychology of dealing with people, design continuity of your work, and the element of trust within the artistic exchange. In working within the structure of a “theme related” body of work, an artist not only gains deeper insight into his or her subject matter but also learns more about him/herself as a producing artist.

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The human form is beautiful to work with photographically. Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider in the creation of a nude image. Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term that literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description often refers to tonal variations which are used to suggest the volume and modeling of the subjects depicted. This type of lighting lends itself well to the nude due to the lost and found quality is has.


The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman

Photographing in the Social Landscape

with Thomas Alleman

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The photographs of “natural landscapes” with which we’re most familiar—Ansel Adams’ pictures of Yosemite, perhaps, or those National Geographic series on icebergs or rainforests, in fantastic color—all show the world we would encounter if we could travel to those special, faraway places. A pristine view, unsullied by man’s presence, is usually preferred, but sometimes we welcome a noble lighthouse or a picturesque old barn tucked into the corner of one of these images.

In the first part of this course, we scrutinized the essence of “camera vision”. We discussed the mechanics of that vision—the particular attributes of the machine that makes photographs, and how it is similar to but different than the operations of our human optic system, as well as the unique perceptual testimony offered by the resulting photograph, which is a two-dimensional document quite separate from the “real world” it represents. The aim, then as now, was to increase students’ awareness of the photographic process, so they can better control and direct its outcomes.

Our “social landscape,” on the other hand, is neither faraway nor unsullied, and it’s right outside your door. That social landscape includes taxicabs and telephone poles, beer signs, graffiti, political billboards, mom-and-pop corner shops and people, most of all. In the Social Landscape, people interact with one another and with the vast public spaces that surround and welcome them all —parks and boulevards and plazas—and they negotiate the more organized venues that they and others have chosen to share: stadiums, theaters, bars, clubs and buses. Signage guides participants and pedestrians in direct language, but it also shouts slogans and promises with cleverness and neon. The infrastructure of that built environment must be navigated: streets, bridges, walls, wires, and boxes. Rules, codes and conventions are often unwritten, but they’re in the air for all to feel and follow, or not.

In this second 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. On the schedule are discussions of color, abstraction, foreground and background, “the democratic frame”, nominal subject, the qualities of light, ambiguity and misdirection, the power of black, and “the radiant vision”. For best enjoyment of this class, it’s recommended that students have taken “The Photographer’s Eye, Part 1”. Those who haven’t must be approved for “Part 2” by the instructor and LACP. The course will include one field trip shooting assignment. Thomas Alleman (http://www.allemanphoto.com) is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles. During a 15-year newspaper career, Tom was a frequent winner of distinctions from the National Press Photographer’s Association, as well as being named California Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1995 and Los Angeles Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1996. As a magazine freelancer, his pictures have been published regularly in Time, People, Business Week, Barrons, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and US News & World Report, and have also appeared in Brandweek, Sunset, Harper’s and Travel Holiday.

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. Students will learn more about their own responses to the Social Landscape and the challenges they must overcome and embrace in order to communicate their experience in photographs that reveal, edify and engage. The course will include one field trip shooting assignment. Thomas Alleman (for bio see right column). Six Sessions

Six Sessions

Date: Thursdays, July 12-August 9, 7-10 pm + Saturday, July 28, 10 am-1 pm (field trip)

Date: Wednesdays, September 5-October 10, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 9/19) + Saturday, September 29, 10 am-1 pm (field trip)

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1, or equivalent experience and instructor approval.

Tuition: $465 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The Next Step 1

Finding Your Visual Voice

with Aline Smithson

with Sara Terry

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© Aline Smithson

Sara Terry (http://www.saraterry.com) is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker best known for her work covering post-conflict stories. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, for her long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first long-term post-conflict body of work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.” An accomplished speaker on aftermath and visual literacy issues, her many lectures include a 2013 TedX talk and appearances at The Annenberg Space for Photography. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Portland (OR) Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, and in many private collections.

Six Sessions Date: Tuesdays, September 25-October 30, 7-10 pm

Seven Sessions

Enrollment limit: 12 students

Date: Tuesdays, October 23-December 4, 7-10 pm

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Students MUST be either working on or have completed a body of work in the fine art genre. Prints may be called upon by instructor for review and acceptance into the class.

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $545 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Aline Smithson (http://www.alinesmithson.com) discovered the family Rolleiflex after a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working alongside the greats of fashion photography. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera. She has exhibited widely including and in 2012, received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum for her writing and teaching. She also received Honorable Mention in Center’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has been curating and juroring exhibitions for a number of galleries and on-line magazines.

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Rather than focusing on the “how” of making and composing photographs, this workshop focuses on weekly problem-solving assignments that are designed to engage students with the emotions and personal connections involved in creating photographs that truly reveal a personal visual voice. Each week, we will review the work that students have made and choose one photo made from the assignment, a visual “word,” resulting in a complete visual sentence at the end of the workshop.

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Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.

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This is a workshop about the emotional and sub-conscious content of photos and how to make photos that come from that place, helping you to truly define your own voice as a photographer. It is not a workshop about making “good” photos. It’s about setting aside technical know-how (and the obstacles that often come with that) and accessing intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to make photos that only you can make.

This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner.


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On the Streets in LA with Julia Dean

The Los Angeles Street Collective with Julia Dean

© Julia Dean

© Julia Dean

This six-month 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. We will meet once a month on Monday evenings, for lecture and critique, and once a month on Saturdays for a shooting session. (As a bonus, Julia also offers extra shooting dates each month, advocating the more you shoot, the better you will get.)

The Los Angeles Street Collective is a collective group of people who are serious about photographing on the streets of LA, rather than a photography class at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. The group is sponsored by LACP and offers several outstanding opportunities for Los Angeles street photographers to show their work. The idea behind the Los Angeles Street Collective is to give serious Los Angeles street photographers a forum to meet, photograph, show work, and get inspired. If photographers from around the world do a web search on Los Angeles street photography, the Los Angeles Street Collective website will come up. We want to show off the best street photography in LA, therefore we have recently designed a new application process to insure that our group represents those photographers who are seriously dedicated to building their body of work and honing their ways of seeing on the street.

Topics covered in class include: what is good content and composition, how to capture a mood or a moment, and how to see light. Additional topics covered included the laws and ethics of shooting on the street, how to shoot candidly, how to capture the “decisive moment,” how to anticipate the future, how to approach people, how to shoot from the hip, equipment choices, lens selection, seeing in 3D, seeing in black & white, and how to be brave, but careful.

Julia Dean (http://juliadean.com) is a photographer, educator, writer, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has traveled to more than 45 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 35 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

Many of the shooting sessions will take place downtown where Julia resides and spends most of her time shooting. We will shoot on Broadway, the Toy District, the Fashion District, the Flower District, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, on Olvera St., and in Union Station. If it rains, we’ll ride the Metro for a few hours. We’ll also shoot on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and on Hollywood Blvd. Julia Dean (for bio see right column) Six Months (11 sessions) Date: Mondays, July 23; August 20; September 17; October 15; November 5; December 10, 7-10 pm + Saturdays, July 28, 3-6 pm (Broadway, Grand Central Market, Fashion District, Toy District); August 25, 6-9 pm (Flower District Downtown); September 22, 2-5 pm (Hollywood Blvd.); October 20, 9 am-12 noon (Union Station, Olvera St., Chinatown), November 10, 1-4 pm (Venice Beach)

Six Months (11 sessions) Date: Mondays, July 23; August 20; September 17; October 15; November 5; December 10, 7-10 pm + Saturdays, July 28, 3-6 pm (Broadway, Grand Central Market, Fashion District, Toy District); August 25, 6-9 pm (Flower District Downtown); September 22, 2-5 pm (Hollywood Blvd.); October 20, 9 am-12 noon (Union Station, Olvera St., Chinatown), November 10, 1-4 pm (Venice Beach)

Enrollment limit: 20 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. Tuition: $635

Enrollment limit: 20 students

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Skill/Experience level: Advanced. By application only. Tuition: $370

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Working the Streets with Ibarionex Perello

Photography for Social Change with Kevin Weinstein

© Kevin Weinstein

Since its inception images have been used to educate people about our world and advocate for social change where injustice prevails. This class is about finding ways to create change locally in our society by shooting in an artful documentary way. At the same time, the class will demand each student learn and follow the ethics that go along with the profession of social documentary work.

The course will feature lectures, critiques and plenty of hands-on time photographing in the streets of Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

Students will discover multiple ways to present their stories, such as through the eyes of one person or multiple people including family and friends. In addition, Kevin will guide the class on how to come up with a story idea, how to pitch and again access to non-profits and NGO’s, how do develop a subject’s trust, how to tell a compelling story through photographs, and how to ultimately publish the work to help bring about change.

Please bring five images (saved as JPEG) of your best work to the first class session. For both class sessions, please bring a laptop, card reader and USB memory stick. Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer and educator. He is the host and producer of the Candid Frame (http://www.thecandid frame.com) photography podcast which features conversation with the world’s best established and emerging photographers. Ibarionex is the author of Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light and is an instructor of photography at http:// www.BetterPhoto.com and an adjunct professor at Art center college of Design in Pasadena, California.

Throughout the class, Kevin will discuss working with non-profits and NGO’s, the importance of relationships, relief groups, publishing of books and fundraising for exhibits. Each student will be required to research and approach a organization(s) in the Los Angeles for his or her story. Open to all level of photographers interested in making a difference in today’s society.

Two Sessions

Six Sessions

Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, 10 am-6 pm

Date: Mondays, July 30; August 27; October 8; November 12; December 17, January 14 (2019), 7-10 pm

Kevin Weinstein (for bio see page 47)

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Intermediate. Students should have a good working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $465

Tuition: $435 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The course will also cover: • Core camera features and controls for quality photographs • Developing an awareness of light and shadow • Tips and techniques for creating clean and strong composition • Increase familiarity with a variety of street photography images • Becoming comfortable with photographing strangers • Culling and editing photographs using Adobe Lightroom • Increased understanding of how to evaluate photographs

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During this six-month course, participants will choose a social issue that they feel especially connected to in Los Angeles. The story can be a local, national or international issue but it must somehow be an accessible story to cover from Los Angeles. Possible issues may include global warming, homelessness, health, immigration, child labor, poverty, how gentrification affects those being pushed out of their own communities to name a few.

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This intensive two-day course on street photography is designed for intermediate and experienced photographers. Using his decades of experience of photographing the streets, Ibarionex will walk students through the process of seeing and capturing great photographs while exploring the city. These skills will help each photographer develop his or her personal approach for street and travel photography.

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The Business of Photography with Leigh Andersen

The Steps to Success

with Sherrie Berger

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This class, designed for all levels of photographers seeking to advance their careers, provides the insights, tools and resources necessary to achieve a higher level of success. Student challenges will be addressed, both as a group and in one 20-minute private session per student (to be scheduled individually.)

This class is designed to help photographers understand the business and marketing end of the photo industry, an area often overlooked when a photographer is building his or her career. The course offers a great opportunity to learn what “you don’t know that you don’t know”, in other words how to create yourself (the photographer) as a brand, and how to effectively market that brand to clients appropriate to your work and skill level.

Divided among five in-class sessions, the course will analyze where the photographers’ careers are currently and where they are headed. (Class session #4 will be devoted entirely to private 20-minute sessions with each student, to be scheduled in-class.) We will set short and long-term goals, share practical resource materials, and connect with fellow photographers who might be at a similar point in their careers. As a class we will cover self-promotion and marketing tools and come up with a clear vision of what is necessary to accelerate one’s photography career.

The class will detail the main pillars of the commercial photo industry— Editorial (portraiture and celebrity portraiture), Syndication, Music (album packaging and publicity), Commercial Advertising, Entertainment Advertising and Fashion Advertising—and how to break in or move forward in each market. We will talk about marketing and branding strategies, including defining your strengths and style, the importance of creating a website that is both respectful of your vision and client-friendly, how to approach clients for meetings, how to craft a marketing plan, when and how to approach a rep, how to stay ahead of technology and client expectations and more. The class closes with Leigh reviewing your portfolio and/or website and suggesting specific ideas to better package your work.

Individually and as a group we will embark on website effectiveness, group portfolio reviews, and discuss mailers, contests, exhibitions, publishing and the business of the stock industry, editorial vs. advertising assignments, building relationships, client lists, and diversification and copyright/licensing. We will also explore networking via helpful professional organizations and online communities.

Originally from Nashville, Leigh Andersen has been working in the photo industry in Los Angeles since 1998. With over a decade of experience, Leigh has worked for celebrity syndication agency Icon International, and as an agent for both Montage and iCreate. While an agent at Montage she managed the careers of Nino Munoz, Art Streiber, Sheryl Nields, Rankin, Marc Baptiste, Warwick Saint, Brian Bowen Smith and Jim Wright, among others.

Sherrie Berger (www.sherrieberger.com) is a photography consultant, and a co-founder of Scarletworks (www.scarletworks.com) a photographer’s agency with a commitment to giving back. She has extensive experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, marketing and public relations. Sherrie continues to consult with private clients on photography events, such as the Lucie Awards, on exhibitions, and with individual photographers. She conducts portfolio reviews at the Palm Springs Photo Festival and in New York during Photo Expo.

One Session Date: Saturday, October 20, 10 am-6 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students

Five Sessions

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Date: Tuesdays, September 11-October 16, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 9/18)

Tuition: $295 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Enrollment limit: 12 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $485 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Introduction to Photo Book Design with Douglas Stockdale

© The PhotoBook Journal's selection of Interesting PhotoBooks for 2017

Intended for photographers preparing to transition their images to book form, this two-day workshop will teach students creative and practical approaches to photo book design.

Throughout the process, Douglas Stockdale will work with each student to develop his/her approach to the challenge of working through a book design. By the workshop’s conclusion, participants will add to their publishing vocabulary and walk away with some book dummy’s that meet their creative needs.

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After a morning of studying limited edition artists’ books, trade books and zines, the remainder of the first session will be spent understanding students’ publishing objectives and how that translates to a book object. This will include time discussing the elements of book design and the purpose of a book-dummy, concluding with a handson fabrication of a saddle-stitch dummy book/zine. The second session will start with a demo of a Japanese stab-binding dummy book and the business elements of (self) publishing a book. The remainder of the day students will work as teams on the development of a dummy book as a collaborative project.

Immerse Yourself in Photography. Study with the Best!

Douglas Stockdale (http://www.douglasstockdale.com) is a bit of a Renaissance man with parallel careers in photograph and the Life Sciences Industry. He is currently the Editor/Founder of The PhotoBook, a submission review consultant to LensCulture, and serves as the Editor of The PhotoExchange (blog). His photographic book Ciociaria was published by Punctum Press and his limited edition artist book Pine Lake was selected as one of the Best Photographic Books for 2014. His work is in the permanent collections of Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Italy), Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan), and the Indie Photobook Library (Arlington, VA). He has a BS in technical design engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of La Verne (CA).

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Two Sessions Date: Sundays, October 7-14, 10 am-6 pm

Call 323-464-0909 or visit www.lacphoto.org/programs-services/ one-year-professional-program

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $435 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Nature and Landscape Photography with Michael E. Gordon

Architecture on Location

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Mastering architecture photography and location is a complex yet rewarding process. Like people, buildings have their best side, and choosing your perspective, composition and camera placement for both interiors and exteriors will be a focus. In this workshop we will examine the intricate relationship between architectural design, natural light and the weather, and explain approaches to artificial and natural lighting.

Nature and landscape photographs transcend “pretty postcards” when made by creatively engaged photographers who understand their motivations, their subjects, and their tools. During this oneday workshop, Michael E. Gordon will provide you the knowledge, hands-on learning, and inspiration to help advance your confidence and skills in creative nature and landscape photography. Suitable for beginning to intermediate photographers, the workshop offers a unique blend of classroom instruction, philosophy, and fieldwork. Topics covered include cameras (RAW capture and other vital settings); proper tripod and filter use; exposure (ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture); evaluating the histogram and dynamic range; focusing and depth of field; professional field techniques; and creative composition and understanding light. The day beings with a few hours of indoor class lecture and discussion, followed by a brief group lunch, then travel time to our destination for shooting exercises.

The class begins with a step-by-step dissection of Stephen Schafer’s assignment work, an examination of famous architectural photographers, and Q&A. Walking around Hollywood, we will visit diverse places, discuss how to problem-solve, and plan for the best photographs. The day ends with a real-time twilight “HERO” shoot with Lightroom post-production. The class includes discussion of equipment choices and techniques from wide and tilt-shift lenses to keystone correction via software, as well as aesthetic decisions such as styling, lighting, filters, HDR, and post-processing software. On the business side, topics include: deliverables, licensing, access, releases, pricing and marketing.

Students should anticipate returning home with a few good images and a robust knowledge and confidence in proper image capture techniques. Please bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses (bring your instruction manual!); a tripod (not mandatory for this workshop but essential; you’ll learn why).

Open to digital and analog photographers. Please comfortable walking shoes, a tripod and a wide lens. Stephen “Schaf” Schafer (http://www.schafphoto.com) is an awardwinning Southern California commercial photographer who has been successfully producing product, people, and location photographs in the US, Asia, Central America the Middle East, and Europe. An architectural specialist, Schaf has photographed nationwide for clients, magazines, books and artworks. In addition to his commercial success, he has been enamored with black and white infrared for all his personal fine art work since shooting his first roll in 1987. He exhibits his infrared fine art extensively in museums and galleries. Schaf is a member of the Freestyle Board of Advisors and has extensively tested their line of IR films.

Michael E. Gordon (http://www.michael-gordon.com) is an awardwinning fine art landscape photographer of unusual and overlooked natural landscapes of California and beyond. He is best known for his black and white “Desert” series which, says Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” Awards and recognition include International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards. Represented by art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, Michael’s fine art prints are held internationally in private collections.

One Session

Date: Saturday, July 28, 9 am-6 pm

Date: Sunday, December 2, 11 am-7 pm

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.

One Session

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. A tripod and a wide lens are required.

Tuition: $295

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Night Photography with Peter Bennett

The Art of Travel Photography

with Lorne Resnick

Learn the concepts and techniques to consistently create powerful and compelling travel images. Whether you enjoy shooting wildlife, landscape, people or any other kind of travel photography, instructor Lorne Resnick will explain what goes into making great pictures— from a complete digital workflow solution to finding and shaping your personal artistic voice.

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.

This one-day workshop will examine how you approach your image making and the basic elements of a successful photograph. Split into three parts, the day begins with a presentation on creating emotionally compelling images. Additionally, Lorne will demonstrate his fine art workflow, including post-production in Photoshop and a three-minute “master printing” course. Part two focuses on portfolio reviews. Learning how to critically analyze work is an indispensable skill for a photographer to have. Discussion and Q&A finish the day.

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 workshop is designed to help students get started exploring and photographing this extraordinary nocturnal landscape. The three Saturday night sessions in different Los Angeles locations and will be a time to explore, experiment and push the limits of the student’s work. The Monday classroom sessions will be for discussing the tools and equipment we will be utilizing, as well reviewing and critiquing the previous Saturdays work.

Topics will include the creative process, the travel story arc (what to shoot and how to shoot it), equipment selection, image processing, the current markets available for travel work (fine art, commercial, book publishers, websites), how to optimize travel shooting to take advantage of different markets, and more. Los Angeles based photographer, Lorne Resnick (http://www.lorne resnick.com) was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His passion for travel and photography keeps him moving around the globe exploring different cultures and countries, capturing unique moments. His images have been exhibited in galleries across Europe and America, and have been used commercially for annual reports, billboards, television, web sites and for worldwide advertising campaigns. He currently has eleven fine art posters published of his travel photography. Lorne recently won the Travel Photographer of the Year award and now leads travel photography workshops around the world.

Peter Bennett (http://www.citizenoftheplanet.com) is the owner of Ambient images, a photo and stock agency specializing in New York, California and environmental images, and has been shooting commercially for over twenty-five years. He has survived by adapting to changing markets and constantly seeking out new and timely subjects to shoot. Peter’s books include: New York City: A Photographic Portrait, Our San Diego and Only in Los Angeles. Seven Sessions Date: Mondays, October 29-November 19, 7-10 pm + Saturdays, November 3-17, 5-8 pm

One Session

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Date: Saturday, November 3, 10 am-6 pm Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but 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: $295

Tuition: $545

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Time Lapse Photography with Michael e. Stern

Drone Photography with Tim Baur

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Have you ever wanted to control time? Speed it up or slow it down? You can with time-lapse photography. Whether it is people going about their business at a seemingly breakneck speed, clouds zooming across the sky, or taking in a sunrise or sunset in seconds, timelapse photography is a fantastically creative way to showcase the world around us.

Drone photography has quickly grown in popularity due to the remarkable imagery that can be captured by aerial robotics. Industry professionals including real estate agents, farmers and law enforcement have readily adopted the technology to meet their needs. But learning how to control these little gadgets and properly implement the technology can be difficult to master.

Join time-lapse expert Michael e. Stern for an informative and instructional workshop about the basics and best practices for producing and directing time-lapse short films on subjects that move. Michael will discuss the tools, techniques, and concepts involved in creating great time-lapse videos from still captures. Day one is all about the process and how to visualize the end result. We’ll talk about camera gear, intervalometers, subject matter exposure, stabilization and how to document a process. After completing a homework assignment, we’ll move into the lab for day two, where we’ll use Lightroom and Quicktime Pro to put our still images into a time-lapse sequence. Topics covered will include using Lightroom for editing and JPEG output, what is FPS, and using Quicktime Pro for rending sequences out to different FPS settings.

Join professional photographer and seasoned drone pilot Timothy Baur in a new-workshop designed to take your photography to new heights—literally! A combination of lecture, demonstration, and a field trip session, the class will cover topics such as taking and processing still photos with a drone and stitching aerial panoramas into breathtaking masterpieces. We’ll talk about the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. Students will learn essential skills for controlling a drone—basic flight controls, necessary equipment for successful shooting, planning and lining up the perfect shots, flight prep and safety, waypoint navigation and more. There will also be brief discussion on production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography.

Upon completing of this workshop students will walk away with a short time-lapse video of their making. The skills learn in this course are fully transferrable, so when it comes to shooting a time-lapse sequence of clouds racing across the sky, wherever you may be, you’ll know how to do it. Please bring a camera, tripod, and an external intervalometer for this class. (A recommended, lo-cost intervalometer can be fond here: https://www.amazon.com/Shutter-Release-Control-Timelapse-Intervalometer/dp/B00MRMQM0G)

Timothy Baur’s (http://baurfilms.com) love of photography and film started as a teenager in Austin, Minnesota with a 35mm Vivitar camera and his passion for capturing images continues to this day. Tim has been flying RC planes and helicopters since 1983. By 990 he had his certified private pilot’s license followed by his commercial license in 1992. He flies both fixed wing and helicopters along with paramotoring. In addition, he is a seasoned drone pilot and camera operator. All these skills and talents have culminated into Tim’s ability to get shots on the ground or in the air.

Michael e. Stern (for bio see page 22) Two Sessions

One Session

Date: Saturday, September 29, 10 am-4 pm + Sunday, September 30, 1-5 pm

Date: Saturday, July 14, 10 am-6 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 10 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels

Skill/Experience level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system. Experience with Lightroom and Quicktime Pro is helpful but not required.

Tuition: $295 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The New Photographer: iPhone and Android Street Photography

Certificate

with David Ingraham

P rograms

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With the introduction of the rangefinder camera back in the early twentieth century, a new chapter in the history of photography had begun. Due to the camera’s relatively compact size and quick focusing ability, photographers were able to capture candid shots in the streets in a way that hadn’t been possible before. Fast forward nearly one hundred years later and the iPhone and Android have taken things to the next level, providing photographers with what could arguably be called “the ultimate street photography camera.” Join photographer David Ingraham on a one-day photographic adventure through the streets of downtown Los Angeles as he shares his personal approach to capturing compelling street imagery using these amazing photographic devices. David will teach you: Essential photographing techniques using your smart phone; How to seek out and recognize good light; The importance of seeing compositionally; How to find “clarity amongst the clutter”; How to shoot in the streets while going relatively unnoticed; The importance of knowing when to stay put and when to move on; and many other tips and techniques of the trade.

General Course of Study Lighting & Portraiture Fine Art Self-Designed

David Ingraham (http://davidingraham.com) is a Los Angeles based photographer and musician. His work has been presented in numerous publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Black & White Magazine, American Photo Mag.com, Time.com, as well as David Alan Harvey’s Burn Magazine. His work has been exhibited worldwide, from Paris and Istanbul, New York and Toronto, to Los Angeles. David has made the iPhone his camera of choice for the last five years. One Session Date: Saturday, December 8, 10 am-6 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $295 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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L I G H T R O O M & P H O T O S H O P

Lightroom 1: The Basics

Photoshop 1: The Basics

This workshop focuses on the most essential workflow and developing features of the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with the needs of the photographer in mind. Students will learn how to import, sort, organize and enhance their digital images, as well as batch process groups of images, quickly and efficiently.

Photoshop 1: The Basics is a core fundamental workshop for photographers. The course teaches the most basic features of Adobe Photoshop, helping students to understand the process behind simple photo correction, as well as prepare them for the continuation class, Photoshop 2: After the Basics. The class will cover:

In addition to the software’s new developing capabilities, participants will learn how to take advantage of Lightroom’s local adjustment tools for retouching and correction. Other processing utilities such as white balance, black and white conversion, sharpening, and noise reduction will be covered in this workshop. Further, the class will be instructed on how to export images in various formats such as JPEGs for emails and websites or high-resolution files such as DNGs, PSDs, and TIFFs. Lightroom also has a Book module where it’s possible to design and create a photo book that can be sent for publication directly from within the program. Finally, students will learn how easy it is to create a slideshow with an audio track, as well as web galleries without needing knowledge of HTML.

• Photoshop Interface and Tools Overview (Preferences; Color settings; Basic tools; Panels & layout preferences for work space) • Cropping, Resizing, Saving (Crop tool; Image size dialog; Resolution, pixels, file size; File formats) • Adobe Camera Raw (Basic overview ; Camera Raw workflow) • Photoshop Adjustments (Pixel layers—white & black points; Adjustment layers; History panel) The goal of the course is to develop each student’s ability to work with Adobe Photoshop while having fun in the process. Hands-on training and close instructor supervision reinforces concepts presented through lecture and demonstration. Students are highly encouraged to learn more of Adobe Photoshop’s tools and capabilities by enrolling in Photoshop 2: After the Basics.

Six Sessions (offered twice) Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 24-August 9, 7-10 pm with Michael e. Stern (for bio see page 22)

Students are encouraged to purchase and read Martin Evening’s Photoshop for Photographers as a good reference book. It is highly recommended that any beginning Photoshop user join the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 29-November 19, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 10/31) with Michael Pliskin (for bio see below) Enrollment limit: 10 students

Six Sessions (offered twice)

Skill/Experience level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system.

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9-25, 7-10 pm with David Calicchio (for bio see https://lacphoto.org/people/david-calicchio)

Tuition: $525 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16-November 1, 7-10 pm with Ed Freeman (for bio see right column)

Michael Pliskin (http://www.pliskindesigns.com) began his professional photojournalism career at age sixteen. He worked for Nikon for twelve years as a technical advisor in photography and digital imaging at the dawn of digital imaging era. Michael authored the book Digital Photography Workflow with Adobe Lightroom 3 and teaches Digital Imaging, Photoshop, and Lightroom workshops. He has a BFA in Photography and Design from California Institute of the Arts and is a member of ASMP, NAPP, ATX and ISAP.

Enrollment limit: 10 students Skill/Experience level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system. Tuition: $525 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Photoshop 2: After the Basics

Creating Worlds and Stories with Photo Montage

with Ed Freeman

with Ry Sangalang

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This class is an in-depth exploration into masking, the heart and soul of Photoshop and the key to complete mastery of image quality. We will also take a close look at Camera Raw and the wide range of adjustments that can completely transform an image before it even gets into Photoshop. Topics include: Photoshop Layers A. Making layers B. Moving layers C. Adjustment layers D. Layer groups E. Retouch layers

• Learn to build your own visual narrative as we discuss concepts, such as composition, lighting, and color. • Learn to create new worlds and stories through hands on practice of Photoshop fundamentals, without being overwhelmed by the myriad of options the tool has to offer. • Learn about the various styles and techniques that you can decide upon, even before starting work on your photo montage, so that you can more easily achieve your artistic vision. • Learn how some of history’s greatest and most popular photomontages were created, to inspire your own work and journey. By the end of the class, students will walk away with an understanding of the concepts behind great photomontage, and the process and skills required to create their own worlds and stories.

Ed Freeman (http://www.edfreeman.com) is an educator and awardwinning fine art and commercial photographer. He uses Photoshop as his primary creative tool, creating unique images from ordinary photographs. He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in the United Sates and Europe and has hundreds of articles and magazine covers to his credit. A book of his computer-enhanced nudes, Work, was published in 2000 by Bruno Gmunder in Germany. Desert Realty, a collection of manipulated images of abandoned buildings in the Southern California desert, was published in 2007 by Chronicle Books. He is represented by Getty Images.

Ry Sangalang (http://www.rysangalang.com) is a fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. He’s a firm believer that images have the power to impact emotions and the unconscious. He loves to fuse together everyday photos with his travel photos to create surreal photo montages. Like a fiction writer who helps people discover new worlds through books, Ry’s goal is to help people, who want more magic in their lives, hopefully experience a little through the medium of photo montage. You can find tips, tricks and behind the scenes videos on his blog http://makephotoart.com.

Six Sessions

One Session

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 27-December 13, 7-10 pm

Date: Saturday, October 6, 10 am-6 pm

Enrollment limit: 10 students

Enrollment limit: 10 students

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Photoshop 1: The Basics, or equivalent experience and instructor approval.

Skill/Experience level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system and have basic Photoshop experience.

Tuition: $525 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tuition: $315

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Basic Retouching A. Retouching Tools B. Spot Removal C. Skin retouching D. Figure shaping

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Selective Adjustments A. Adjustment layers & masks B. Layer blend modes C. Blending options D. Dodge and burn layers

Do you have hundreds of everyday photos just sitting on your device? Why not turn even your most mundane photos into unique works of art? Learn how, through the art of photomontage. With photomontage you can combine your everyday photos of family, friends, and travel into surreal stories and worlds without having to be a Photoshop expert. Through this class you will:

P H O T O S H O P

Photoshop Selections & Masks A. Selection tools B. C  reating selections with multiple techniques C. Quick mask mode D. Refine edge E. Transform selections F. Layer masks G. Refining mask properties

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The Fine Art of Digital Printmaking with Eric Joseph

Take the Stress Out of

DIGITAL PRINTING

Now is the time to take total control of your digital printing process and leave the stress behind! Whether you are a photo educator looking to redo your print lab or a photo enthusiast wanting to take total control of your printing process, we can show you how to outfit your digital printing workspace efficiently, effectively and for less cost than you think.

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More than just a technical class on Photoshop and Lightroom, this course will emphasize the digital print as a unique art form in which the choice of inkjet paper to print on makes the difference between an ordinary photo and an extraordinary piece of artwork.

Calibrate your monitor so it is projecting color accurately.

Instructor Eric Joseph will cover all of the technical jargon and vocabulary of inkjet papers and introduce you to the full range of inkjet media available on the market from standard Resin Coated Photograde papers up to handmade Japanese Washi papers. This course emphasizes the creative benefits of understanding and controlling your digital print results through hands-on printmaking sessions. Topics covered will include proper camera settings, color management, monitor and printer calibration, what type of printer to use and why, downloading and applying ICC profiles, preparing files for printing and everything else you ever wanted to know about digital printing. Eric will make sure the information is taught in an easily digestible and accessible format.

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Select your paper and have a custom profile created so that your printer is printing color accurately and you are printing the maximum amount of colors with maximum shadow detail.

Eric Joseph graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 with a BA degree in Art, Specializing in Photography. His advanced photography and primary mentoring instructor was Jerry McMillan an internationally respected photographer who was part of the ground breaking “Photography into Sculpture” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1970. His career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies started in 1986 starting as sales person in the retail store working his way up to his current position as Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development. As a respected industry insider Eric has established a solid reputation as a technical and creative resource in photographic processes, both darkroom and digital.

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SAVE TIME! SAVE MONEY! — Stop Wasting ink and Paper! —

Six Sessions

Call or email etj@freestylephoto.biz for a Free Consultation! With our digital workflow solution, we guarantee that you get your print perfect the first time... everY Time!

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, November 26-December 12, 7-10 pm Enrollment limit: 10 students

“Your Authorized Canon imagePROGRAF Large Format and Epson Pro Focus P-Series Printer Dealer!”

Skill/Experience level: Experience working with Photoshop and Lightroom is helpful but not required. Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system. Tuition: $525 +$50 paper and ink fee

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Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Best Practices for Photographers Using Social Media with Paul-Michael Carr

FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY CUSTOM FRAMING

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This class will focus on best practices for photographers using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Paul-Michael will discuss how to effectively blend these tools for maximum impact, as well as how to utilize Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard, which allows you to schedule your social media feeds in advance. As a Social Media Director and Digital Content Producer, Paul-Michael has studied the impact of different social media strategies and will share this information with participants. Bring your questions to this seminar as Paul-Michael will leave time to address specific concerns and issues.

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Paul-Michael Carr (http://www.paulmichaelcarr.com) was born in the mountains of Montana, raised on the plains of North Dakota, and currently calls the concrete jungles of Los Angeles home. He has been lucky enough to work across genres in conflict journalism (The Bill Clinton Institute for American Studies), feature films (After Earth, Silver Linings Playbook, John Wick II), and scripted television (Cosmos, Salem). A digital content producer, he works as the Social Media Director for the NameStormers and the Los Angeles Center of Photography as well as the in-house photographer for HiStreet Fashion and Apparel. Carr also produces social impact content (stills and motion) for clients including Doritos, 7-Eleven, Island Records, CarMax, Hotel Deca, Nature Sweet, and Arby’s. He is based in Los Angeles with offices in Austin, TX and Montana.

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One Session Date: Saturday, October 27, 10 am-1 pm Enrollment limit: 30 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels Tuition: $175 (Non-Members); $125 (Members) Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Summer and Weekend Programming (ages 12-18)

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Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18)

Street Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18)

with Gina Valona

with Todd Felderstein

This week-long course for teens (ages 15-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun. The class will cover technical information such as shutter speed and aperture, white balance, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as budding photographers. Students will have the opportunity to practice their understanding of topics covered in lectures through daily photographic assignments.

Do you have a photographer’s eye that singles out many moments often unnoticed by others? In our ever-changing landscape there are so many of these instances that can be captured if you have the knowing, planning and expertise. Deemed “Street Photography”, this art-form goes beyond the snapshot into the artistic documentation of today’s urban realities by harnessing emotion, light, shadows and storytelling in a single image. “Street Portraiture” builds on this art style where the photographer capitalizes on the raw beauty of the unposed subject creating a natural, unencumbered photograph. Technically the photographer is forced to move from the shadows to directly engage the subject transitioning from a former candid creation to a deliberate portrait.

After an extended trip to France and Spain, Gina Valona decided to turn her passion for photography from hobby to career. A graduate of the One-Year Professional Program at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, her work has been exhibited in galleries nationwide and recently published in Open to Interpretation: Love + Lust. In addition to her portrait work, Gina is currently working on a fine art series involving social issues dear to her heart. She lives in Los Angeles with her children and beloved pets.

Todd Felderstein (for bio see page 49)

Five Sessions

Five Sessions

Date: Sundays, September 9-October 7, 1-4 pm

Date: Sundays, October 21-November 18, 1-4 pm

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level: Beginning

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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In this weekend class, join filmmaker and photographer Todd Felderstein as together we will discover the secrets in “Street Portraiture” that will hone our storytelling skills, allowing us to better discover hidden gems and how to approach and engage random subjects without disrupting their environment. This class will further address composition, lighting, cameras and the psychology behind this style of shooting. We will create an assortment of portraits on a weekly basis while always challenging our comfort zone and creative eye. The course will conclude with a final project to be presented to the entire class.

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By the end of the course, students will be comfortable using the various controls of their specific cameras and will gain confidence in the way they approach different subjects photographically. This class is open to students who own either a digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or a point & shoot camera with a manual setting.

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Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-14)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 15-18)

with Erin Davis

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T eens

with Jasmine Lord

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This weeklong course for teens (ages 12-14) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun. The class will cover technical information such as shutter speed and aperture, white balance, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as budding photographers. Students will have the opportunity to practice their understanding of topics covered in lectures through daily photographic assignments.

This week-long course for teens (ages 15-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun. The class will cover technical information such as shutter speed and aperture, white balance, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as budding photographers. Students will have the opportunity to practice their understanding of topics covered in lectures through daily photographic assignments. By the end of the course, students will be comfortable using the various controls of their specific cameras and will gain confidence in the way they approach different subjects photographically. This class is open to students who own either a digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or a point & shoot camera with a manual setting.

By the end of the course, students will be comfortable using the various controls of their specific cameras and will gain confidence in the way they approach different subjects photographically. This class is open to students who own either a digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or a point & shoot camera with a manual setting. Jasmine Lord (http://www.jasminelord.com) is a Los Angelesbased photographer who shoots runway and backstage for fashion weeks in North America as well as working on documentaries, commercials and live events. Jasmine has shot two books for the Eat Naked nutrition brand and has photographed for AFI, high-end restaurants, food catering services, locals artists and designers in Los Angeles. She is an associate member of the Society of Camera Operators and an active member of the Australian Cinematographers Society.

Erin Davis (http://www.erinmariephotography.com) is a freelance photographer specializing in travel and documentary photography, with years of experience shooting events and portraits. She started her career in the visual arts as a cinematographer and filmmaker, releasing numerous festival favorites and starting her own video and editing business. Erin’s work has been featured in several shows such as Viva La Muxer and Save Art: Picture the City. Currently she is preparing for an interactive exhibit at Gravy Studios in Philadelphia, where she is working with a local musician to create original tracks to accompany her photos.

One Week (five sessions) offered twice

One Week (five sessions)

Date: Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 10 am-1 pm with Jasmine Lord

Date: Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 10 am-1 pm

Date: Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10 am-1 pm with Jasmine Lord

Skill/Experience level: Beginning. Ages 15-18 only.

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Enrollment limit: 15 students Tuition: $395

Skill/Experience level: Beginning. Ages 12-14 only. Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Street Shooting for Teens (ages 12-18)

Intermediate Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18)

with Kevin Weinstein

with Jasmine Lord

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.

In this sequential class to Basic Digital Photography for Teens, students will receive reinforcement in the concepts from the previous class and push toward the next level of photographic expression. Emphasis will be on image capture while practicing sound technical fundamentals. Students will work toward mastering camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection for proper image capture, while engaging in more creative and thought provoking assignments.

The weeklong class will consist of three days of lecture and critique and two days of shooting on the streets of Los Angeles. On Tuesday, we’ll arrange to meet at a specific location on Hollywood Blvd. and on Thursday, we’ll meet in the Downtown Fashion District. 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. On Tuesday and Thursday, students should be prepared to meet on location and provide their own transportation. Students should also wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk up to 2-3 miles per day.

By the end of class, students will become more comfortable using their digital camera with predictable and repeatable results, gain confidence in making deliberate decisions, discover how to critique and engage in thoughtful discussion, and begin to communicate through photography instead of just taking snapshots. Jasmine Lord (for bio see page 42) One Week (five sessions) Date: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 10 am-1 pm

One Week (five sessions)

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Date: Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10 am-1 pm

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography for Teens or instructor approval.

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Kevin Weinstein (http://editorial.kevinweinstein.com) combines the worlds of photojournalism and artistic photography to capture memories, moods, split-second moments, and momentous events. Before founding Kevin Weinstein Photography in 2001, Kevin spent 12 years in newspaper and magazine journalism. His magazine credits include US Weekly, People, Hollywood Reporter and Mother Jones. Through Kevin Weinstein Photography, Kevin became a sought-after event photographer. He has photographed high-profile private parties and special events in Los Angeles, New York, and exotic and cosmopolitan destinations around the globe.

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Over five days, participants will be given exercises to photograph some of the major genres of photography, including but not limited to: stylized portraiture, architecture, black and white, and the art of telling a story in a single frame. Students will be given examples of how photographers have approached these genres, and conceptual projects will be assigned using the methods learned. Daily critique and feedback will offer guidance for each student as they move toward mastering their camera as well as the importance of learning to critique and providing feedback.

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Introduction to Portrait Photography for Teens (ages 12-18)

The Personal Photo Essay for Teens (ages 15-18)

with Kat Bawden

with Kevin Weinstein

© Caitlyn Aguila

© Julia Dean

Do you enjoy photographing your friends and family, or have you wanted to start? Do you want to take compelling photos of people? Do you like taking pictures and want to step up your skills to make beautiful images? Then this class is for you. Together in this handson workshop, we will explore different approaches to photographing people. We’ll study composition, light, style, and technique. Students will develop their artistic styles and technical skills in order to make portraits that capture a mood and tell a story.

This class is intended to teach students (ages 15-18) how to shoot a picture essay, from beginning to end, giving participants the skills needed to create images that are stylistically and thematically unified. The class begins with a critique of students’ current work as well as selects of older work. We will discuss topic selections, address the best ways to research ideas, generate viable situations, how to gain access to a particular story, and how to immerse ourselves in situations that can lead to intimate stories. As the class progresses, each student’s work will be continuously critiqued and evaluated. Kevin will also offer personal guidance for shooting with new skills and tools to make the work stronger yet.

This class is very hands-on, exploratory, and fun—we’ll be taking a lot of pictures! We’ll turn our classroom into a professional photography studio, and we’ll take field trips around Los Angeles to shoot at different sites. We’ll study all areas of portraiture, including fashion, street photography, editorial, and photojournalism. In this enthusiastic environment, the course’s framework will be strengthened through hands-on assignments, group critiques, and one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Develop confidence and immerse yourself in a week of portraiture while perfecting artistic skills to continue your journey as a talented photographer.

Students will gain insight about how to create a natural flow from one image to the next and create a beginning, middle and end to a project. Discussions about how to dig deeper into a project, how to gain the trust of your subject, how to become invisible to create more authentic imagery, and how to create visual clues to unify images will be addressed throughout the course. The goal is to complete a picture essay that could be used to help with college applications that require an art or photography project.

Kat Bawden (http://www.katbawden.com) is a documentary and editorial photographer and teacher living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Scalawag Magazine, and Fotografia Magazine, among numerous other publications. She teaches photography workshops that engage students in the craft of image-making and visual storytelling. Kat first learned photography in high school and studied documentary arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Before pursuing photography as a career, she worked as a community organizer and English teacher.

Kevin Weinstein (for bio see page 42) Three Weeks (six sessions) Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10-26, 2-5 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Ages 15-18 only. Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged. Tuition: $475

One Week (five sessions)

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Date: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 10 am-1 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged. Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Become a Member

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The Urban Landscape for Teens (ages 12-18)

Street Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18)

with Kat Bawden

with Todd Felderstein

“Street Portraiture” is an art style where the photographer capitalizes on the raw beauty of the unposed subject creating a natural, unencumbered photograph. Technically the photographer is forced to move from the shadows to directly engage the subject transitioning from a former candid creation to a deliberate portrait.

Los Angeles is a massive, sprawling metropolis housing neighborhoods and communities of all shapes and sizes. There are remote woodsy enclaves, suburban tree-lined neighborhoods and concrete laden areas. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot of environments and turn their cameras on their neighborhoods in an effort to document their communities.

Date: Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 10 am-1 pm

Todd Felderstein (http://www.toddfelderstein.com) is a narrative and documentary filmmaker and photographer who continues to amass global recognition and accolades through his multi-hyphenated storytelling career. He was part of the creative team behind Sony’s Spider-Man, the Animated Series and co-wrote The Sword of Shikata staringGina Gershon as Spidey’s newest nemesis. Todd has ongoing blogs in the Huffington Post and the Hollywood Journal.

Enrollment limit: 15 students

One Week (five sessions)

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

Date: Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 10 am-1 pm

Kat Bawden (for bio see page 44) One Week (five sessions)

Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The class will culminate with each student presenting his or her project. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students/parents should be prepared to meet on location and provide their own transportation. Students should also wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk up to one mile each day.

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Students will walk away with a more refined photographer’s eye, a greater technical understanding, and a greater sense of confidence when venturing out with their camera, regardless of the surrounding culture and community.

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In this one-week class, join filmmaker and photographer Todd Felderstein as together we will discover the secrets in “Street Portraiture” that will hone our storytelling skills, allowing us to better discover hidden gems and how to approach and engage random subjects without disrupting their environment. This class will further address composition, lighting, cameras and the psychology behind this style of shooting. We will create an assortment of portraits on a weekly basis while always challenging our comfort zone and creative eye. The course will conclude with a final project to be presented to the entire class.

On Monday, students will meet at LACP to talk about what urban landscape means, go over general camera information and discuss various photo techniques. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students will meet in predetermined locations to practice capturing the essence of Los Angeles’ diverse landscapes. Students will complete shooting assignments outside of class in an effort to build a strong body of work that best tells the visual story of the urban landscape in which they reside. Class time will be devoted to reviewing and critiquing students images. Time will also be devoted to examining the work of various acclaimed photographers and images they made in the cities they call home.

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Travel, Discover and Learn for Teens (ages 12-18)

The Art of Photographic Capture for Teens (ages 12-18)

with Kat Bawden

with Hugh Kretschmer

© Abraham Lopez

© Aubrie Cortez

Explore travel photography in the City of Angels! Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a Los Angeles native, this class invites participants to view the city through the eyes of a traveler. With LA as our backdrop, we’ll study different approaches to composition, lighting, and techniques for successful travel, architectural, and portrait photography.

Photography is the art of looking at the same world as everyone else, but challenging yourself to see something new. This class will consider pre-existing ideas about photographs and push students to think about using images to not just record reality, but to present it as a unique experience. Designed to take the advanced beginning photographer to the next level of expression, the course focuses on analyzing and practicing the basic technical capture of photographs and using cameras to interpret the world around them. The class will weigh technology and creativity equally and begin to solidify the students’ understanding of the histogram, deliberate exposure for output, understanding of depth of field and how to simplify or complicate subjects through its use, and how shutter speed can lengthen or compress the representation of time in a single photograph. Students will be given examples of how photographers have met these concerns in the past and conceptual projects will be assigned using the methods learned. In order to create a proven method for success, students will draw on their own personal interests and histories and will keep a visual journal of their progress to track their creative process.

We’ll divide the week into shooting adventures around Los Angeles. We’ll visit famous architectural sites, classic tourist destinations, as well as lesser-known parts of the city. We’ll study composition, light, and camera techniques to create portraits of people and place. There will also be critiques and basic photo editing instruction. Students will be encouraged to develop skills, interpret themes, and practice visual storytelling. The instructor will provide one-on-one instruction to students, helping build their skills and vision. In this enthusiastic environment, the course will include engaging hands-on assignments and shooting at different locations. For part of the class, students 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 location shoot.

This course will include at least two field trips to pre-determined locations. Students 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 one or two miles for each field trip.

Kat Bawden (for bio see page 44) One Week (five sessions) Date: Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 10 am-1 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students

Hugh Kretschmer (for bio see page 22)

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

Date: Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 10 am-1 pm

Tuition: $395

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.

One Week (five sessions)

Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Basic Digital Photography for Teens (ages 12-18)

Street Shooting for Teens (ages 12-18)

with Erin Davis

with Julia Dean

This week-long course for teens (ages 15-18) is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations, techniques, and critical vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn about the camera’s basic and advanced settings in an effort to make beautiful photographs, all while having fun. The class will cover technical information such as shutter speed and aperture, white balance, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as budding photographers. Students will have the opportunity to practice their understanding of topics covered in lectures through daily photographic assignments.

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 weeklong class will consist of three days of lecture and critique and two days of shooting on the streets of Los Angeles. On Tuesday, we’ll arrange to meet at a specific location on Hollywood Blvd. and on Thursday, we’ll meet in the Downtown Fashion District. 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. On Tuesday and Thursday, students should be prepared to meet on location and provide their own transportation. Students should also wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk up to 2-3 miles per day. Julia Dean (for bio see page 32) One Week (five sessions) Date: Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 am-1 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged. Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

One Week (five sessions) Date: Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 am-1 pm Enrollment limit: 15 students Skill/Experience level: Beginning Tuition: $395 Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Erin Davis (http://www.erinmariephotography.com) is a freelance photographer specializing in travel and documentary photography, with years of experience shooting events and portraits. She started her career in the visual arts as a cinematographer and filmmaker, releasing numerous festival favorites and starting her own video and editing business. Erin’s work has been featured in several shows such as Viva La Muxer and Save Art: Picture the City. Currently she is preparing for an interactive exhibit at Gravy Studios in Philadelphia, where she is working with a local musician to create original tracks to accompany her photos.

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By the end of the course, students will be comfortable using the various controls of their specific cameras and will gain confidence in the way they approach different subjects photographically. This class is open to students who own either a digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or a point & shoot camera with a manual setting.

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Location The Los Angeles Center of Photography is located in Hollywood at 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, just north of Sunset Blvd.

not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable toward enrolling in a class or workshop.

Hours of Operation

Special Guest Workshop Refund Policy A $75 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests arriving 61 days or greater before the workshop start date. If the request arrives 31-60 days prior to the workshop start date, 50 percent of the applicable workshop fee will be retained. No refunds are provided for requests arriving 0-30 days prior to the workshop start date. All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to info@lacphoto.org.

Administrative hours are (PST): Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm; Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Saturday and Sunday-CLOSED. Office is closed on all major holidays.

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How to Enroll Enroll Online: www.lacphoto.org. All major credit cards and PayPal payments are accepted. Enroll by Phone: Please call 323-464-0909. All major credit cards are accepted. Enroll In-Person: You may elect to pay via cash or check by visiting the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

If a student wishes to receive credit for a Special Guest workshop, he or she must do so greater than two months prior to the workshop start date. Within two months of the workshop start date, the option of receiving credit does not apply and students must adhere to the Special Guest Refund Policy.

Payment

Travel Workshop Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy

Payment is due in full at the time of enrollment.

The deposit, payment and refund policies for travel workshops to domestic and international locations will vary. Please visit the specific travel workshop website link found online at www.lacphoto.org or contact the Los Angeles Center of Photography at 323-464-0909 or email info@ lacphoto.org.

Note: Travel Workshops carry different payment policies. Please refer to the “Travel Workshop Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy” section.

Receipt of Payment For all online enrollments a receipt of payment will be generated and sent automatically to the student’s email account. For all phone, fax, mail or in-person enrollments, a receipt of payment will be generated and sent to the student’s email account within 24 hours of receiving payment. About one week prior to the class start date each student will receive a separate “Details” email that will include a welcome letter from the instructor, parking information, and what to bring to class.

Parking There is an abundance of parking alternatives at our location. For evening classes, we recommend parking at street meters (free after 8 pm). Sunset Blvd. offers a great place to find parking meters after 7 pm. OR, you may also park in the yellow commercial loading zones for fee after 6 pm.  There is also plenty of free street parking two blocks south of us near Wilcox and Fountain.

Refund Policy

If you do not wish to find metered or street parking, there are many parking structures to choose from. The closest and most economical lot is a surface lot, located just one block north of us at 1637 Wilcox Ave. next to the US Post Office.  The cost is $7 flat (varies on the weekends).

A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests*. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the class start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the class start date. All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to info@lacphoto.org.

A great online resource to find the nearest parking lots and to prepay rates can be found at Park Me.com: www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking

* Note: Special Guests Workshops and Travel Workshops carry different refund policies. Please refer to “Special Guest Workshop Refund Policy” and “Travel Workshop Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy” sections.

IMPORTANT! Please pay close attention to the streets sign during the evening hours. If you street park north of Selma Ave. on Wilcox Ave. or Cahuenga Blvd., you will get towed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Please avoid that area and park in a lot instead.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving credit toward the purchase of another class or workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, a voucher for the amount of the applicable fee will be sent to the student’s email address. The voucher will be good for two years from date of issue. Students are encouraged to keep credit vouchers on file for future reference. To redeem credits issued as vouchers, please contact the Los Angeles Center of Photography at info@lacphoto.org or call 323-464-0909. No administrative fee will be charged for students electing to receive credit.

Hotel Information We recommend Mama Shelter Los Angeles conveniently located on our same block, and just a minute walk to LACP. Mama Shelter Hotel is a recently renovated hotel that opened their doors July 2015. To book stay, please contact Kendall Remphrey at (323) 785-6665
or email kendall.remphrey@mamashelter.com.
 Please reference “The Los Angeles Center of Photography” upon booking.

Credits

Studio and Gallery Rental

Credit vouchers may not be redeemed for refunds or cash back. Further, credit vouchers may not be applied toward travel workshops or private lessons. A student’s decision to receive credit in lieu of a refund is final and may not be changed at a future date. Students may elect to transfer applicable class fees toward the purchase of another class or workshop, limit of one transfer per class. All transfer requests must adhere to the refund policy noted above and/or in conjunction with Special Guest Workshop Refund Policy and Travel Workshop Refund Policy noted below.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography’s space may be rented for studio shoots and/or art gallery exhibitions. The space measures a total of 2,200 sq. ft. with a ceiling height of approximately 16 ft. Beautiful track lighting is mounted along the facility’s three separate spaces. Six surface walls painted flat white allow for up to 50 images to be displayed (not stacked). The space is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, sound and digital projection capability. A wired hanging system allows for seamless and easy installation of artworks. Cement floors covered with a protective sealant contribute to the space’s industrial flavor. Please visit www.lacphoto.org or call 323-464-0909 for information.

Cancellations

Private Lessons

On occasion a class or workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does

Private photography lessons are available upon request. To request a private lesson or to obtain further information, please call 323-464-0909 or email info@lacphoto.org.

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Partners Corporate Partners of the Los Angeles Center of Photography are local and online businesses that provide our students with discounts on their goods and services. With special thanks we recognize: A&I Fine Art Photography/ Harman Press North Hollywood www.aandi.com

ADC Digital West Hollywood www.adcdigital.com

Mel Pierce Camera

Sponsors Corporate Sponsors of the Los Angeles Center of Photography are local and national businesses that have provided our organization with donations (cash or product), discounts on their good and services, or gifts/prizes in support of our raffle drawings. We truly appreciate all the kindness and support of the following businesses:

Los Angeles www.melpiercecamera.com

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LACP Summer Fall 2018 Educational Catalog  

The Los Angeles Center of Photography's (LACP) educational catalog for Summer/Fall 2018 listing classes and workshops from July - December,...

LACP Summer Fall 2018 Educational Catalog  

The Los Angeles Center of Photography's (LACP) educational catalog for Summer/Fall 2018 listing classes and workshops from July - December,...

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