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Start Date:

Mon, Dec 07, 9:00am - Dec 12, 12:00pm Pacific Time (6 sessions)

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Location:
Online
Distance Learning Class via Zoom
Los Angeles, California
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Julia Dean

What you'll learn in this beginner photography class:

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless 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.

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 or mirrorless camera properly and with the confidence and ability to shoot consistently in manual mode.

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 or mirrorless camera capable of manual control settings. Students are encouraged to continue their studies by enrolling in Intermediate Photography.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the workshop start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the workshop start date.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, the administrative fee is not charged, and a voucher for the amount of the applicable workshop fee will be sent to the student’s email address or credited online at the discretion of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

On occasion a workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable towards enrolling in a workshop.

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Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean 6 $395
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Dec 08 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean
Wed, Dec 09 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean
Thu, Dec 10 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean
Fri, Dec 11 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean
Sat, Dec 12 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Julia Dean
6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski 12 $415
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Jan 27 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Mon, Feb 01 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Wed, Feb 03 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Mon, Feb 08 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Wed, Feb 10 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Mon, Feb 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Wed, Feb 17 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Mon, Feb 22 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Wed, Feb 24 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Mon, Mar 01 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
Wed, Mar 03 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rebecca Truszkowski
6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan 12 $415
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Mar 11 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Mon, Mar 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Thu, Mar 18 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Mon, Mar 22 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Thu, Mar 25 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Mon, Mar 29 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Thu, Apr 01 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Mon, Apr 05 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Thu, Apr 08 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Mon, Apr 12 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan
Thu, Apr 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Rollence Patugan

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I am using my iPhone mainly. Will this class teach me how to take better photos using that?
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Reviews of Classes at Los Angeles Center of Photography (30)

(30 Reviews)
Beginning Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/27/2020
It was an excellent class. Had lots of fun doing the assignments.
Beginning Photography
Reviewed by Tamara L. on 1/19/2019
Awesome class!!
Beginning Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/9/2018
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.
Beginning Photography
Reviewed by Katie S. on 12/15/2017
This course was really well designed, each week and each assignment touched on a different subtopic of camera use/composition. Rebecca was so knowledgeable and her feedback was very helpful. I now know how to use my fancy camera, and will certainly do another course with LACP. Totally worth the money, do it.
Beginning Photography
Reviewed by MYA S. on 11/27/2017
This class is perfect for beginners who want to do more than press one botton. Classes are well thought so you are learning for 3 hours without being bored. It was worth the investissment! Mya
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