Saturday Sep 25th, 10am - 6pm Pacific Time
The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, is a photo center devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages. The organization offers nearly 150 photography classes and workshops each year, programs a variety of community events, supports artists through group and one-person gallery exhibits, and produces four annual contests/exhibitions. LACP produces high-end workshops with some of the most well-known and respected photographers in the world, including Sam Abell, Phil Borges, John Paul Caponigro, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland, Joe McNally, Duane Michals, Joyce Tenneson and Alex Webb.
LACP offers a broad range of coursework, with classes ranging from documentary and fine art photography to studio photography and portraiture. Certificate Programs are available for a comprehensive course of study, in addition to an intense One-Year Professional Program, where students may elect to take an unlimited amount of workshops for one year. For students looking to become more involved in the photographic community, LACP provides Membership which offers numerous perks and benefits, including discounts on tuition, free admittance to events and guest lectures, use of gallery and studio space, access to a library housing over 600 photo books, and more.
Actively involved in community outreach, LACP is committed to supporting other non-profits which aid underserved youth, including the Variety Boys and Girls Club, Spark Program , Hollywood Heart and Pablove Shutterbug.
The goal of the LACP is to offer a center of photography for the creative community, a home for photographers to show work and further their careers, a place where new photographers can be discovered, and an environment in which to gather for discussion, education, artistic growth, inspiration, and the exchange of ideas.
What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?
Basic Photography, After the Basics, Introduction to Studio Lighting, Crash Flash 1, The Business of Photography, and Street Shooting 1 are the most popular classes.
How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history?
The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) was established in October, 2013. The organization obtained 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in August, 2014. Before LACP, the entity was called ³The Julia Dean Photo Workshops² (JDPW), which was created and founded in 1999 by Julia Dean, LACP¹s executive director.
What is your average class size?
Our average class size is 8–10 students.
What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Our students are typically beginning amateur/hobbyist with a goal of pursuing photography in greater depth. Students wish to learn how to take better photos of special moments, loved ones and travel adventures.
Can you recommend activities in the neighborhood for before or after class?
There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area. Hop aboard a tour bus and explore some of Hollywood¹s storied history, purchase your favorite music at the famed Amoeba Records, grab a bit to eat at the numerous surrounding restaurants, or catch a movie at the nearby ArcLight Cinema.
Not for beginning or amateur photographers. Too jampacked for personal guidance. Was told that class appropriate for all levels-to gain vision. Not true-every week critiques often were related to technique and editing, which I have not mastered, leading to an ultimate critique, which crushed me as a photographer. You will be compared to students with an extensive photography background every week. Instructor not a "teacher", more of a photographer with advise.
The size of the class was manageable; maybe 65 people. What I liked about the participants was that it was a diverse group of all ages & photo skills. What do you say about Sam? Incredible photographer; probably one of the greatest living photographers of his generation. And he was so generous in sharing about his work and his views. I was not only inspired, but I learned a few things. I also felt challenged. And that's as good as inspired. I only wish the lovely facility of LACP had adequate parking. Parking was a nightmare.
It was an excellent class. Had lots of fun doing the assignments.
The classes were both incredible informative and fun. Great chemistry. And since there were people from all levels of experience, the instructor did a great job of explaining things to the less experienced while making it still relevant to those of us who had more experience. All in all a great experience, and I signed up for another class immediately.
Absolutely LOVED this course I learned so much about studio lighting and how to work with different models. The hands-on experience was super valuable and instructor was fantastic.
The class had no structure and wasn’t suitable for actual beginners. We rushed through all the crucial information and then were invited to go outside and just shoot. As a beginner, I need a lot more support and structure. I need to fully understand how my camera works. I didn’t get that. It felt intimidating. Not the way I want to learn.
Learned so much, and had great fun doing it! I highly recommend!!
If you have anything to do with photography GO HERE. This is where the community lives. Great shows. Great classes. Great people. They have geniuses on staff. PS: I glanced at some of the negative reviews, seems like 'user' error. The staff is generous and understanding and will work with your problems as they come up. This is a business, they need to create income to stay alive, they are not the enemy. Be kind.
Los Angeles Center of Photography is a wonderful establishment. I have taken several classes and workshops and gained both invaluable information and inspiration. I have found a photographic community here which has supported me in countless ways. I highly recommend taking classes and becoming involved!
Saturday Sep 25th, 10am - 6pm Pacific Time
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