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Discover your passion for photography with a wide range of classes in Los Angeles. From beginner courses to advanced workshops that delve into specific techniques, these classes will equip you with the skills to capture the world through your lens.

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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy @ Location customized to student goals, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and capture stunning images with personalized instruction in digital photography. Tailored to your camera equipment and photographic interests, this private session will guide you through shooting techniques and post-capture workflow tasks. Expand your skills with a knowledgeable instructor in a beautiful location.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$375
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy @ Location customized to student goals, Los Angeles, CA

Discover how to elevate your photography skills in a private session tailored to your needs. Immerse yourself in a full day of hands-on instruction, capturing stunning images in a variety of categories, and mastering post-capture editing techniques. Unleash your creativity with the guidance of expert instructors from Digital Photo Academy.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Basic Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Master your digital SLR camera in our comprehensive beginner workshop. Learn essential controls and functions, explore composition and lighting techniques, and understand how to achieve the perfect exposure. With hands-on assignments and expert critiques, you'll gain the confidence to shoot in manual mode and enhance your photography skills.

(42) Beginner 18 and older
$565

6 sessions

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Digitizing Color, Black & White Negatives and Slides Using a DSLR Camera

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the modern, efficient method of digitizing film negatives and slides using your DSLR camera and macro lens. Say goodbye to outdated scanners and hello to superior quality and flexibility. Join us to unlock the potential of your analog archives with cutting-edge techniques and expert guidance.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$240
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Death Valley National Park with Michael E. Gordon

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Immerse yourself in the vast beauty and mystique of a desert wonderland. Join acclaimed landscape photographer, Michael E. Gordon, for an intensive adventure in Death Valley National Park. Capture stunning landscapes, explore unique geologic formations, and be inspired by the immense scale and power of this breathtaking location.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,025

4 sessions

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ALEXA 35: Workflow From Set to Post

AbelCine Training @ 801 S Main St, Burbank, CA

Learn comprehensive approaches to color management for the ALEXA 35 and other ARRI cameras, from set to post-production. Discover how ARRI's new REVEAL Color Science and image processing pipeline enables managing color, looks, and file data.

(48) All levels 18 and older
$250
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Studio Lighting: The Next Steps

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Elevate your studio lighting skills with Studio Lighting: The Next Steps. This eight-session course delves into advanced techniques and specialized equipment, guiding participants to create dramatic and mood-driven imagery. Through hands-on exercises and multiple-light setup demonstrations, students will refine their ability to control light quality, enhance atmosphere, and direct focus, culminating in a final group critique session showcasing their creative development.

(42) Intermediate 18 and older
$1,355

8 sessions

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Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Learn how to seamlessly integrate studio-lit figures with pre-existing backgrounds in this hands-on workshop. Discover the practical and creative advantages of this approach and master techniques for creating hard and soft light using various modifiers. Take your photography skills to the next level with Studio Lighting and Photo Montage.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,515

3 sessions

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Meet-Up in LA: Photographing The Huntington Botanical Gardens with Peter Bennett (Hybrid Learning – Two Sessions)

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA

Explore the beauty of The Huntington Botanical Gardens with expert guidance from Peter Bennett in this two-session hybrid course. Capture stunning images during an in-person meet-up, then refine your work in an online critique session. Open to all skill levels, this class offers a unique opportunity to enhance your photography in one of LA's most picturesque locations.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$235

2 sessions

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Echo Park

Digital Photo Academy @ 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Capture the beauty of Echo Park and learn how to turn ordinary snapshots into compelling photographs in this hands-on digital photography course. Discover composition techniques and master the art of capturing water depictions. Join us for a fun and educational experience that will enhance your photography skills.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$125
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy @ 3029 E Shore Ave, Corona Del Mar, CA

Take your photography skills to the next level with this comprehensive workshop in Los Angeles. Perfect for beginners and those looking to enhance their photography, this course will teach you the ins and outs of your camera, allowing you to make simple and creative changes to your pictures. Don't miss out on the opportunity to receive an alumni discount for future photography classes!

(147) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Working the Streets: Street Photography Basics

Los Angeles Center of Photography

In this two-day intensive class, students will learn the art and craft of street photography, led by acclaimed street photographer Ibarionex Perello.

(42) Beginner 18 and older
$565

6 sessions

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Introduction to Studio Lighting

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Master the essentials of studio lighting in this hands-on workshop. Learn to select the proper light source for portraits, still life, or product photography. Explore lighting setups, studio strobes, reflectors, soft boxes, and more. Gain practical skills and a confident understanding of studio lighting to enhance your photographic work.

(42) Beginner 18 and older
$1,015

6 sessions

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Portrait Studio Lighting

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the secrets of creating stunning portraits with professional lighting techniques in this captivating one-day course. Gain a solid understanding of light quality, skin tones, and composition while experimenting with various lighting setups. Unleash your creativity and connect with your subjects on a deeper level at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

(42) Beginner 18 and older
$565
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Western Light, Eastern Wind

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Infuse fresh inspiration into your photography by exploring Japanese aesthetics in this engaging workshop. Discover the concepts of ma (space or pause) and shakkei (borrowed landscapes) as you capture the dynamic beauty of Los Angeles. Through classroom lectures, photo walks, and hands-on practice, gain a renewed perspective on the possibilities of photographing your everyday surroundings.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,015

2 sessions

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Lighting on Location

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Unlock the art of professional lighting mastery in any setting with our comprehensive workshop. From understanding the physics of light to hands-on sessions at iconic locations, delve into the subtleties of natural and artificial light to elevate your photography skills.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,015

3 sessions

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The Exquisite iPhone Landscape

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of iPhone landscape photography, turning casual captures into stunning artwork. Learn shooting, editing, and stylizing techniques to elevate your images and match your personal vision. With two full days of hands-on learning, unleash your creative potential and craft landscapes worthy of exhibition and admiration.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,215

3 sessions

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Venice Beach

Digital Photo Academy @ 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA

Capture the vibrant energy and captivating characters of Venice Beach with our in-the-field digital photography course. Join our experienced instructor as you learn new techniques to photograph skateboarders in motion, accentuate the colors of the water, and experiment with street photography angles. Don't miss this opportunity to create breathtaking images in this diverse and culturally rich environment.

(147) All levels 16 and older
$125
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Portraits: Natural and Flash

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Master the art of capturing captivating portraits using both natural light and flash photography techniques. In this intensive workshop, learn to harmonize lighting, posing, and composition to create impactful images that resonate with emotion. Join us for three days of hands-on instruction, where you'll discover how to manipulate light to convey mood and enhance your portraits.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,515

3 sessions

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Digital Photo Academy @ 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and captivating details of the Los Angeles Arboretum with this hands-on workshop led by experienced instructors. Enhance your photography skills as you explore different themes and learn composition strategies in the natural beauty of the botanical gardens. Don't miss this opportunity to capture breathtaking images and take your photography to the next level.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$125
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Reviews for Photography Classes in Los Angeles

Photography Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.6 stars based on 237 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Stacy I. on 1/16/2024
    Ming is a terrific teacher; I got exactly what I wanted from this class and enjoyed every minute.
  • Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

    Anonymous review on 7/16/2023
    Really enjoyed the experience. Learning the controls and navigating the camera was what I wanted to accomplish by taking the course. Adding the next session which allowed me to experiment and apply techniques learned from the previous session was most beneficial to better understand the different aspects of the camera.
  • Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

    Reviewed by Kelly N on 10/24/2022
    I purchased the Digital Photography Live-In-The-Field at the L.A. Arboretum course for my father for his birthday. He loved it! Mom had just bought him a high-end mirrorless camera, which was above his skill level since he had really only used a point-and-shoot in the past. So, to get him comfortable with his new camera in the field, I thought this course would be a good fit. Dad really enjoyed it and captured some beautiful nature shots and has since created some treasured family photo memories for us since taking this course. The instructor was very approachable, took his time with the students, and facilitated a fun and educational experience. Dad said he would definitely take this or a similar photography class from Coursehorse again, and I look forward to joining him next time, as I also am an amateur photog. This experience makes for a terrific gift. My parents are in their '70s, so I am finding that they value experiences over material items at this age. Therefore, classes from Coursehorse represent the perfect gift for them.
  • Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Vicki P. on 9/15/2022
    The class was worth my time. The setting (Griffith Park Observatory) was perfect for instruction. The instructor was knowledgeable and helped me to understand how to make the most of the limited options available on my digital camera. I would recommend the course.
  • Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Venice Beach

    Reviewed by ERIC W. on 4/10/2022
    Such a fun course full of ideas and scenarios to try out. I learned so much from Scott about composition and technicals, like how to best use shutter priority or aperture priority, exposure compensation, etc. Really had such an amazing set of moments. If I could do a first-time class all over again, it would be this one.
  • Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

    Reviewed by Daniel N. on 10/16/2021
    Wonderful instructor and a great learning experience. I highly recommend the course.
  • Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Maria L. on 3/15/2020
    Scott is a great instructor. He was very clear and explained everything really well. I am so glad I took his class. So much so I stayed for the next class, on composition. Had a great time and learned so much. I am looking forward to taking more classes at the Digital Photography Academy.
  • Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Patricia S. on 5/14/2019
    Jeromy is a wonderful teacher. My skills are limited and he has a kind and considerate way of explaining things in an easy and simple way without judgement. I will definitely take another class :) P.
  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Rob L. on 12/17/2018
    Jeromy is an excellent photographer and teacher. The one-on-one setup of the course makes it easy to ask specific questions and get detailed answers that you can learn and practice hands-on— everything from camera settings to shooting techniques and more. I would recommend this course to photographers of varying backgrounds and skill levels.

Discover the Best Photography Classes in Los Angeles

Almost everyone knows how to take a picture at the most basic level, but what about going beyond that level? Many of us have cell phones or even a basic camera that we use to take the occasional selfie or family photo. Still, there are so many more layers of learning photography and probably many features you aren’t using on your camera; this is part of what makes photography so fascinating. 

Why You Should Learn Photography in Los Angeles

If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, then you know they have some pretty “Instagrammable” places, so finding a source of inspiration in this city should be easy. Having a lovely backdrop might not be the only reason to get into photography, but it makes it easy to shoot a stunning photo when surrounded by art. Aside from being an easy-to-shoot location, Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is known for bringing it all together. Joining other ambitious photographers in LA might be all you need to do to achieve this idea. Learning photography can help you find a new network of friends or even colleagues to discuss your ideas, trade industry secrets with, or learn from. Finally, California also is known for celebrities, Hollywood, music, and movies. Tapping into this skill could give you access to a lucrative career in this popular industry. Whether it’s for the glam of Hollywood, the connection with new friends, or the inspiration from Venice Beach, Los Angeles is a great place to learn photography. 

In-Person Photography Classes in Los Angeles

In Basic Photography - Part 1, students can anticipate learning basic camera operation, all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, and the fundamental photography concepts. Students can also expect to engage in meaningful discussions about essential photography concepts such as composition and light, how to stop or blur motion, when to use a tripod, and appropriate lenses for a desired effect. The course is divided into six sessions, each session is 3 hours long. This course is in-depth and covers a lot of content. The instructor gives weekly assignments and provides feedback during the next class session, a great way to improve your skills and grow. Students are expected to own a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or a Mirrorless camera.

The Crash Street: A One-Day Adventure, also offered as LACP, is an exciting class that provides a full eight hours of the basics of street photography. Students can expect to hear about many topics, including how to find great backgrounds, approach the people they want to shoot, and use their instinct when shooting. In addition, this course will have lectures, sessions out in the field, and group critique. While The Crash Street is for all levels, students are expected to know how to shoot in manual mode on their cameras. At $295, you can expect an inspiring day of learning and picture-taking. 

Digital Photo Academy (DPA) is a photography school with numerous locations in multiple states. DPA is known for small class sizes that group students with colleagues of similar skill levels to keep the classes exciting and welcoming. For example, you could find a Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles) class for $81 at the Long Beach location. Much like the title suggests, this class will help students learn the ins and outs of their camera and takes place in four sessions at an hour and a half each. It’s best to take this course if you just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/ Point and Shoot camera and you want to learn how to make simple creative changes to improve your photos. This class has a 5-star rating, so you can anticipate learning a lot while having a good time. 

After mastering the basics, you might be interested in another class DPA offers, Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Long Beach. This all-day course provides students the opportunity to learn composition and camera setting expertise. Students will spend this three-hour session learning how to shoot strategically after training in the foundations of improving their photos. A DPA instructor will guide students through various photogenic locations throughout Long Beach. You’ll walk away from this session with great images, knowledge, and possibly new friends. This live-in-the-field course is also offered at other California locations such as Hollywood, Griffith Park, and Santa Monica Pier, allowing you to experience any of these iconic locations through your camera lens.

Virtual Photography Classes 

Suppose you aren’t particularly interested in driving to classes, taking photos in the streets, or prefer your own space; online photography classes might be better for you. It is salient to consider that taking a course online instead of in-person could limit your ability to connect with new artists and could be a little challenging if you want to take more candid, in-the-field shots. Virtual photography classes still provide a lot of great options. 

Still Life Lighting Basics is a great virtual course that will help you learn the basics of still life. It’s an all-day course that works through lighting with natural light and creative lighting methods at home. Students then spend four hours taking their photos in their homes while asking the instructor questions through Zoom, the final two hours of this eight-hour day are spent getting critiques of your work. 

You could also take a Creative Solutions for Mid-Career Photographers seminar from the comfort of your home. The seminar is 90 minutes and will help students understand the business of photography, learn new photography techniques, and closely examine the work of other professional photographers. Students can expect a 60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of a moderator-guided question-and-answer series. This webinar is great for all levels of expertise and is a great way to get feedback on your current work. 

If you want to design your photo book, Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book - Level I is a great course. It’s broken into four sessions, and at $775, you will gain a great deal of knowledge. Students need to bring 12-15 related images to learn how to sequence and be prepared to discuss design considerations. The course explores what makes a good book design, how to develop a framework for your own book project, editing, typography, and cover design. These classes are proof that you can still gain knowledge without being in-person.

Private Group Photography Classes in Los Angeles

Private group classes are a great option to connect with others without leaving your home. CourseHorse offers live online group classes and even the ability to tailor to your needs. For example, if there are no private group photography classes in Los Angeles listed on their site right now, don’t let that be a deterrent. If you want to plan your own virtual group activity, you can contact their free event planning team, and they will do all the work. You can contact them directly using the contact me form on their website; someone will get back to you in two business hours. You must provide your group size, preferred dates, and information about the type of class you’re looking to plan. With the provided information, CourseHorse will handle the booking with no added fees and confirm within 24 hours. All you have to do is attend and enjoy your private class from your living room. 

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