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Los Angeles Center of Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography

Art
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
(30 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

(30 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

Intermediate Lightroom Classic
Intermediate Lightroom Classic
Next start date:

Monday Nov 30th, 5pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Photo Book Discussion Series (Online)
Photo Book Discussion Series (Online)
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 3rd, 4pm - 5pm Pacific Time

Online Learning: Hyper Local Storytelling
Online Learning: Hyper Local Storytelling
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 5th, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time

Photo Book Devt: From Project Conception to Marketing
Photo Book Devt: From Project Conception to Marketing
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Saturday Dec 5th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Environmental Portraiture
Environmental Portraiture
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Saturday Dec 5th, 11am - 5pm Pacific Time

Beginning Photography
Beginning Photography
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Monday Dec 7th, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time

Inside Photography
Inside Photography
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Thursday Dec 10th, 5pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

The History of Photography: Genre by Genre
The History of Photography: Genre by Genre
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Friday Dec 11th, 3pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Marketing with Barry Schwartz (Webinar)
Marketing with Barry Schwartz (Webinar)
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Saturday Dec 12th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Lighting, the Dramatic Portrait, and Beyond
Lighting, the Dramatic Portrait, and Beyond
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Saturday Dec 19th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

The Master Class: Bringing Projects to Completion
The Master Class: Bringing Projects to Completion
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Tuesday Jan 12th, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time

iPhone Artistry: Fine Art Photography in your Pocket
iPhone Artistry: Fine Art Photography in your Pocket
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Saturday Jan 16th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

The Intimate Portrait: Staying Connected During Covid
The Intimate Portrait: Staying Connected During Covid
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Tuesday Jan 19th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

Creating Personal Breakthroughs
Creating Personal Breakthroughs
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Wednesday Jan 20th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

The Interpretive Portrait
The Interpretive Portrait
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Thursday Jan 21st, 10:30am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Building the Photo Ark (and other photos along the way)
Building the Photo Ark (and other photos along the way)
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Saturday Jan 23rd, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

The Long-Term Documentary Project
The Long-Term Documentary Project
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Monday Jan 25th, 7pm - 10pm Pacific Time

Shooting with Intention
Shooting with Intention
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Wednesday Jan 27th, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time

"An Evening With" Series 2021: Featured Presentations
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Wednesday Jan 27th, 5pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

Gallery Representation for the Photographer
Gallery Representation for the Photographer
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Saturday Feb 6th, 10am - 11:30am 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 Eccles Andrew Southam Angela Roskop Erisman Ann Mitchell Ann Elliott Cutting Ann Elliott Cutting Art Streiber Arthur Meyerson Ashly Stohl and David Carol Barry Schwartz Bobbi Lane Bonny Taylor & Kevin Weinstein Brad Buckman Brandon Thibodeaux Brent Winebrenner Brooke Shaden Bruce King & Laura Slatkin Carlos Javier Ortiz 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 Coburn Daniel Sofer Darren Ching Darshil Patel David Gibson David Calicchio David Hilliard David Ingraham David Zentz David Doan & Mallory Tucker David Doan & Mallory Tucker David H. Wells Dean Zulich Douglas Stockdale Ed Kashi Ed Freeman Eddie Soloway Elinor Carucci Eliot Dudik Elizabeth Avedon Elliott Cutting Eric Matthies Eric Joseph Erica A. Hart 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 Jeff Phillips Jefferson Graham Jennifer McClure 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 Multiple Instructors Multiple Instructors 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 Sal Taylor Kydd Sam Abell Sandra Lindo Sandro Miller Sara Terry Sarah Hadley Scott Stulberg Scott Duncan Sean Kernan Sean Blocklin Shamayim 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 Tim Arroyo Timothy Baur Todd Felderstein Traer Scott Tye Edwards Victor Ramos Vincent Versace Wally Skalij Zoe Aparicio ​Rollence Patugan
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