Los Angeles Center of Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography

Art
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
(28 Reviews)

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.

FAQs


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.

Reviews of Los Angeles Center of Photography

(28 Reviews)
An Evening with Sam Abell

2/29/2020
Karen H.

Attended: An Evening with Sam Abell


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.

Beginning Photography

2/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Photography


It was an excellent class. Had lots of fun doing the assignments.

Intermediate Studio Lighting

6/10/2019
Eric A.

Attended: Intermediate Studio Lighting


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.

Beginning Photography

1/19/2019
Tamara L.

Attended: Beginning Photography


Awesome class!!

Shooting Fashion

12/19/2018
Britanny C.

Attended: Shooting Fashion


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.

Beginning Photography

6/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Photography


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.

Working the Streets: A Weekend of Street Photography

5/7/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Working the Streets: A Weekend of Street Photography


Learned so much, and had great fun doing it! I highly recommend!!

Shooting with Intention

4/3/2018
Richard G

Attended: Shooting with Intention


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.

Shooting with Intention

4/3/2018
Gina C

Attended: Shooting with Intention


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!

Shooting with Intention

4/3/2018
Ann T

Attended: Shooting with Intention


Great learning experience. I have taken several courses at LACP and have never been disappointed. Best bang for your photography bucks in Los Angeles. Plan to become a continuing student. Highly recommended.

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1515 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, California 90028
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Los Angeles, Downtown/Northeast
1515 Wilcox Ave
Btwn Selma Ave & Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90028

Upcoming Classes at Los Angeles Center of Photography

Introduction to Portrait Photography for Teens
Introduction to Portrait Photography for Teens
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Monday Jul 6th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Intermediate Digital Photography for Teens (12-18)
Intermediate Digital Photography for Teens (12-18)
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Monday Jul 6th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Beginning Lightroom Classic
Beginning Lightroom Classic
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Monday Jul 6th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image
Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image
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Tuesday Jul 7th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

Creating Personal Breakthroughs
Creating Personal Breakthroughs
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Wednesday Jul 8th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Inside Photography
Inside Photography
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Thursday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Contemporary Fine Art Photography
Contemporary Fine Art Photography
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Saturday Jul 11th, 9:45am - 12:45pm Pacific Time

Professional Development for Artists
Professional Development for Artists
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Saturday Jul 11th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Photo Essay: The Picture-Driven Story with Mark Edward
Photo Essay: The Picture-Driven Story with Mark Edward
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Saturday Jul 11th, 11am - 5pm Pacific Time

The Urban Landscape for Teens
The Urban Landscape for Teens
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Monday Jul 13th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Beginning Photography
Beginning Photography
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Tuesday Jul 14th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Beginning Photoshop
Beginning Photoshop
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Tuesday Jul 14th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Shooting Film 101 (Online)
Shooting Film 101 (Online)
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Thursday Jul 16th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Developing Your Photo Book
Developing Your Photo Book
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Saturday Jul 18th, 9am - 4pm Pacific Time

Connecting with Your Subject
Connecting with Your Subject
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Saturday Jul 18th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Intro to Lightroom and Photoshop for Teens (ages 12-18)
Intro to Lightroom and Photoshop for Teens (ages 12-18)
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Monday Jul 20th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

The Daily Visual
The Daily Visual
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Monday Jul 20th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Raw and Photoshop Straight and True
Raw and Photoshop Straight and True
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Saturday Jul 25th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Masking in Photoshop
Masking in Photoshop
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Saturday Jul 25th, 11am - 4pm Pacific Time

Fashion Fun for Teens (Ages 12-18)
Fashion Fun for Teens (Ages 12-18)
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Monday Jul 27th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

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Teachers at Los Angeles Center of Photography

Albert Lee Aline Smithson Alison Wright Allan Barnes Amanda Keller-Konya Amanda Hankerson Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully Ami Vitale Amy Tierney Amy Arbus Andrea Modica Andrea Passarella Andrew Southam Ann Mitchell Ann Elliott Cutting Ann Elliott Cutting Art Streiber Barry Schwartz Bobbi Lane Bonny Taylor & Kevin Weinstein Brad Buckman Brandon Thibodeaux Brent Winebrenner Brooke Shaden Charlie Holland Cheryl Kelleher Walsh & Eric Joseph Chris Orwig Chris Cherney Cig Harvey Cirinia Catania Clay Haskell Crista Dix Daisy VOCALS ONLY Dan Milnor Dan Burkholder Dana Gluckstein Daniel Sofer Darshil Patel David Gibson David Calicchio David Ingraham David Zentz David H. Wells Dean Zulich Douglas Stockdale Ed Kashi Ed Freeman Eddie Soloway Elinor Carucci Eliot Dudik Elizabeth Avedon Eric Matthies Eric Joseph Erin Davis Estevan Oriol F. Scott Schafer Ford Lowcock Fran Forman Gabriella Muttone George DeWolfe Gina Valona Greg Miller Greg Gorman Gus Powell Henry horenstein Hugh Kretschmer Ian Spanier Ibarionex Perello Ibarionex Perello J. Sybylla Smith Jane Szabo Jasmine Lord Jason Langer Jeff Jacabson Jefferson Graham Jennifer Emery Jérôme Brunet Jill Enfield Jim Sanderson Joanne Dugan Joanne A. Calitri Joaquin Palting Jock McDonald Joe McNally Joe Bararban Joel Sartore Johanna Siegmann John Free John Weiss John Lichtwardt John D. Russell Jonathan Blaustein Joni Kabana Joseph Rheaume Josephine Sacabo Josh Cho Julia Dean Just Loomis Karen Miranda Rivadeneira Kat Bawden Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin Kawai Matthews Keith Carter Ken Merfeld Kevin Weinstein Kevin Scanlon Kimberly Witham Kristine Schomaker Lee Varis Lee Corkett Lee Corkett Lee Varis & Bobbi Lane Leigh Andersen Linda Connor Linda Vallejo Linda Lewis Loren Hammer Lori Vrba Lorne Resnick Lydia Panas Maia Anderson Manuello Paganelli Marc Valesella Marc Franklin Maria Perkovic Mark Edward Harris Matt Eich Matt Stuart Matt Black Matthew Rolston Maya Myers McNair Evans Michael e. Stern Michael Grecco Michael E. Gordon Michael Long Michael Karsh Michael Sanville Michael Pliskin Michael O'Connor Michael E. Stern Mike O'Connor Miranda Penn Turin Nevada Wier Nick Turpin Nigel Parry Paige Patrick Harbron Patti Silverstein and Lisa Thackaberry Paul D. Amato Paul Emberger Paul Michael Carr Peter Bennett Phil Borges Ralph Gibson Rania Matar Rebecca Truszkowski Renée Jacobs Richard Tuschman Richard Newman Richard Renaldi Rick Loomis Rick Loomis Rollence Patugan Rose Eichenbaum RoseMarie LaMar Ry Sangalang Sam Abell Sandra Lindo Sandro Miller Sara Terry Sarah Hadley Scott Duncan Sean Kernan Sean Blocklin Shawn Bush Sheila Metzner Sherrie Berger Stephen Johnson Stephen Schafer Stephen Wilkes Susan Burnstine Susan Kae Grant Suzanne Goldish Sybylla Smith Sylvia Plachy Tanya Robinson Thomas Allen Thomas Alleman Timothy Baur Todd Felderstein Traer Scott Tye Edwards Victor Ramos Vincent Versace Wally Skalij Zoe Aparicio ​Rollence Patugan
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