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LACP Faculty Exhibtion – May 15

You are cordially invited to attend “LACP Faculty Exhibition,” a group photography exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents LACP Faculty Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of LACP faculty members. There is no theme to the show and faculty members were encouraged to feature some of their favorite pieces.  A total of 21 images will be on display, with each faculty member showing one image.

The exhibition features work from: Maia Anderson, Allan Barnes, Peter Bennett, Joanne A. Calitri, Lee Corkett, Ann Elliott Cutting, Julia Dean, Rose Eichenbaum, Jennifer Emery, Todd Felderstein, Suzanne Goldish, Michael E. Gordon, Eric Joseph, Jason Langer, Cristopher Lapp, Ken Merfeld, Eric O’Connell, Michael Pliskin, Lorne Resnick, Michael Sanville, Stephen Schafer and Aline Smithson.

Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 15, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: May 15 – May 29, 2015

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available. Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Julia Dean

 

An Evening with Sheila Metzner – May 29

Friday, May 29th, 7:30 pm

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Sheila Metzner, photo by Ricky Lauren

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Sheila Metzner’s (www.sheilametzner.com) unique photographic style has positioned her as a contemporary master in the worlds of fine art, fashion, portraiture, still life and landscape photography. Her fine art photographs are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The International Center of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Chrysler Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, as well as private collections world-wide. She has published four monographs: Objects of Desire, which won the American Society of Magazine Photographers Ansel Adams Award for Book Photography; Sheila Metzner’s Color, Inherit the Earth, and Form and Fashion.

When: Friday, May 29th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Sheila Metzner

 

 

An Evening with David H. Wells – April 30

Thursday, April 30th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

“Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight”

David_H_Wells_NEWSDavid H. Wells (www.davidhwells.com) is a freelance documentary photographer and photo-educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in inter-cultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. David’s “Light Studies” have appeared in a wide range of exhibitions and publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly.  He has received two Fulbright Fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A. and a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been shown around the world in over fifty exhibitions and publications including American Photographer, Camera and Darkroom, Camera Arts and Zoom.  He has taught workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Maine Media Workshops.  David recently launched an online educational tool with video podcasts and other useful information for photographers called “The Wells Point” (www.thewellspoint.com).

David’s CAFE video was recently selected for the Best of ASMP 2014 at http://asmp.org/best-2014-wells and was the leading story on the Motion Arts Pro Daily of October 20th at http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/11817/map-spotlight-david-h-wellss-award-winning-caf.html

When: Thursday, April 30th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by David H. Wells

 

 

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Marcus Yam – May 5

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Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Marcus Yam

(Previous guests have included Barbara Davidson, Al Schaben, Rick Loomis, Robert Gauthier, Francine Orr, Luis Sinco, Mel Melcon, Katie Falkenberg, Brian van der Brug, Don Bartletti, Liz Baylen, Mark Boster, Genaro Molina, Wally Skalij and Kirk McKoy.)

Marcus Yam is a visual journalist at the Los Angeles Times.  He is a curious and contemplative photographer, born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2006, he left a career in Aerospace Engineering to pursue a photographic life.  The themes of his work revolve around the social issues and the dichotomies that shape the American experience: provincialism, marginalization, poverty, capitalism, immigration, citizenship, faith and contradictions.

From 2010 to 2013, Marcus was based in New York and worked as a regular contributor to The New York Times. His most notable work includes his contributions to The Times’s three-part multimedia series, “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” and “A Year At War,” a Times series that included his feature short film, “The Home Front,” which have earned him numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo multimedia grand prize, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Award and a DART Award for Trauma Coverage.

Cameras aside, Marcus enjoys funky dancing, listening to post-rock music, taking long walks, contemplating life in a Mobius strip and living a simple nomadic life. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Marcus Yam

 

Open Show LA – April 15

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

logoPlease join us Wednesday, April 15th, in welcoming four exceptional and talented photographers for Open Show LA, their first event of 2015.  We are proud to host this event for Open Show LA during the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) in celebration of four LACP Charter Members and their upcoming Charter Member booth at Photo Independent Art Fair in early May.

NOTE: Seven other photographers representing LACP will be showing work at Photo Independent Art Fair: Dick Sanders, Susan Landau, Ellen Cantor, Jessie Chaney, Maureen Haldeman, Debe Arlook and Jason Reyes.

Presenting Artists

We are pleased to have the following four LACP Charter Members featured:

Gerhard Clausing | www.gerhardclausing.com
Richard Chow | www.richardschow.com
Jane Szabo | www.Janeszabophotography.com
Mark Woods | www.markwoods.com

Not a LACP Member? Click HERE and show your support!

What is Open Show LA?

OPEN SHOW Los Angeles provides a forum for local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. Several times a year photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers of L.A. gather at different venues around town for an evening of live presentations and lively conversations.

OPEN SHOW Los Angeles Co-Producers
Juliet Deissroth (losangeles@openshow.org)
Jonas Yip (jonas@openshow.org)

Who should attend?

The event is open to the general public.

 

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 -9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

An Evening with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis – April 16

Thursday, April 16th, 7:30 pm

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Screen shot 2015-03-18 at 1.29.37 PMBobbi Lane (www.bobbilane.com) is an award-winning commercial portrait photographer with over 30 years of experience. She shoots environmental portraits for corporate and advertising accounts as well as “real people” and locations for stock. Her extensive client list includes Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Bose Corp., Neutrogena, Charles Schwab, Mattel, CB Richard Ellis, and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. A dedicated educator, Bobbi teaches photography at ICP, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, and the Julia Dean Photo Workshops. Bobbi’s “Posing and Directing” (available on Amazon or direct through Bobbi) is a two hour instructional DVD that helps the photographer communicate more effectively and pose naturally. Bobbi was named by PDN as one the “Top Workshop Instructors”.

Lee Varis (www.varis.com) is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood and is the owner and founder of Varis PhotoMedia. He has been involved in commercial photography for the last 35 years, working with computer imaging for 21 years. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles. Lee´s creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic and Fortune magazines as well as numerous trade publications. Lee is the author of Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers, a complete guide to both the technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography, as well as Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies, a professional level how-to guide to all aspects of digital photography of people. With his ability to see a project from concept, through photography, digital enhancement and final delivery in a variety of mediums, Lee has the real world experience to guide the new photographer to develop their technical and creative skills. An accomplished educator, Lee has conducted a series of nation-wide imaging seminars for Apple Computer and is currently active in seminar programs with PPA and APA.

When: Thursday, April 16th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE for LACP Members – RSVP to info@lacphoto.org; $10 for Non-Members.

Buy a Ticket: $10 for Non-Members.  Click here to purchase in-advance.  Also payable at-the-door (check and cash only)

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Bobbi Lane

Portfolio Night and Book Look Night – April 9

Thursday, April 9th, 7-9 pm

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Photo by Aline Smithson

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Please join us the evening of Thursday, April 9th for “Portfolio Night” (featuring the work of LACP Members ) and “Book Look Night”, open to the general public.

What is Portfolio Night?

Portfolio Night is an opportunity for our supporting Members to showcase their work and photo books, as well as a chance for the photography community to come together and support aspiring artists. The evening is very casual, with attendees viewing the participants’ work and offering feedback and constructive criticism.

What is Book Look Night?

We are always looking for new opportunities to offer our supporting Members. Thanks to our dear friend Ron Gershman, LACP now has an enviable photo library. Ron has been collecting beautiful photography books throughout his life and decided that books were meant to be shared, instead of sitting alone in his home, so he has donated 350 of the most outstanding photo books . . . . Monographs from A – Z. This is on top of  100 others donated by Aline Smithson and Julia Dean.

LACP wants to share these books with our Members.  To launch our lending program, we are hosting a “BOOK LOOK NIGHT,” an evening with food, wine, books and friends. You will be able to look over our collection, grab a book off the shelf, sit down and flip through the pages.  Members will be able to check out books beginning that night, for two weeks at a time.

An excerpt of a letter from Ron German (library and book donor) to Julia Dean, executive director

I spent years compiling this collection and it is something I truly cherished. But it bothered me that having created it, it now just sat there being of little to no value to anyone and it just seemed such a waste. It is a nice compendium of the great works and great masters of the this art form as well as some interesting but really obscure creative talents. But libraries exist for the public and a school is the most perfect home where its value is most useful and most appreciated. So I too am very grateful to you for providing such a meaningful final destination.

A letter from Sam Abell (National Geographic photographer and LACP instructor) to Julia Dean, executive director

I don’t live in Los Angeles and can’t make use of Ron’s gift of books. But I would make deep and continual use of his collection if I did live there. Please pass on to Ron my appreciation for what he has done for the photographers of Los Angeles. One of the truths about books is that they have a life of their own and one never knows what that life will be. As an example of a book’s improbable life I came across your long ago published book A Year on Monhegan in Santa Fe, New Mexico– far away in time and space from that special island off the coast of Maine. I bought the book because I felt both Monhegan, and you, in it.  It’s a small world. Books make it a bigger one. I will always be indebted to the slender book Dorothea Lange published in the mid-sixties by MOMA. I bought it out of a bin in the college book store. At the time I couldn’t find direction in my life. That book, by itself, gave me direction. Ron’s gift is priceless because it’s lasting and will have consequences for photographers that none of us can predict.

Who should attend?

The event is open to the general public, but only LACP Members can show work and/or check out books.

LACP Members

If you’re a LACP Member and would like to reserve a spot at a table for the “Portfolio Night”, please email info@lacphoto.org. Not a LACP Member? Click HERE and show your support!

Please bring food and/or a bottle of wine to share with the group. We look forward to seeing you!

 

When: Thursday, April 9th, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

Photo by Patty Lemke

 

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Kirk McKoy – April 7

Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm

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Join us on Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Kirk McKoy.

(Previous guests have included Barbara Davidson, Al Schaben, Rick Loomis, Robert Gauthier, Francine Orr, Luis Sinco, Mel Melcon, Katie Falkenberg, Brian van der Brug, Don Bartletti, Liz Baylen, Mark Boster, Genaro Molina and Wally Skalij)

Kirk McKoy is currently the Senior Photographer at the Los Angeles Times.  Kirk was the Senior Photo Editor in-charge of Features from  2002 to 2009.  Kirk joined The Times as a photographer in 1987.  He was born on a family farm in South Carolina and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in graphic design and photography. McKoy has won several awards from Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Assn., the Society of News Design and World Press. McKoy was also part of The Times’ Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Los Angeles riots and the Northridge earthquake.

 

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

 

f16 – New Photographic Visions Exhibition – NOW SHOWING

You are cordially invited to attend “f16 – New Photographic Visions,” a group student photography exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents f16 – New Photographic Visions.  f16 is an artistic journey of visual disorder, encompassing the diverse work of sixteen Los Angeles-based photographers. Exploring form, complex emotions, possibilities, and bringing the past into the present, this fine art photography collection includes multiple processes and highlights the varying points of view of these artists. Brought together as members of the 2015 Next Step program at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, under the guidance of Aline Smithson, this wide-ranging group comes together with the unified intention of presenting fresh ways of interpreting the world.

The exhibition features new work from: Maureen Bond, John Bosma, Tom Carmichael, Ladini Conder, Cindy Crane, Sheri Determan, Beth Dubber, Steve Engelmann, Carol Erb, Samantha Geballe, Crystal Dickerson‐Hancock, Shari Yantra Marcacci, Maureen Price, Paula Riff, Anne Slattery and Isabella Vosmikova

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590651107830812

Web: http://f16newphotographicvisions.blogspot.com/

Press release – CLICK HERE

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, March 21, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: March 21 – April 15, 2015

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Discerning the Story and How to Tell It: The Time Lapse Narrative with Michael e. Stern – March 19

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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Time lapse photography began its’ resurgence in 2002 and is arguably the hottest growth sector in photography. With new manufacturers, products and methods for pushing out stunning work, its never been easier to make your own time lapse films.

Join photographer Michael e. Stern, a 35 year photography professional as he informs, engages and entertains with stories from the field about designing, photographing and producing time lapse narrative short films. His own immersion into this exciting field began in 2011 and he currently has 5 films in production.

As part of this presentation, several clips and one or two complete films will be shown. He will explore motion control, timing a sequence, prepping equipment, planning shots and figuring out what a particular story is and how to tell it. A brief foray into post-production techniques will include the importance of pacing and sound design.

 

Michael e. Stern (www.buildabetterphotograph.com)  first dabbled in the darkroom at age 12. At that time, he taught himself how to craft an image, both in the picture making and development phases. He continued his photography education at Cal State Northridge and Art Center College of Design where he earned a BFA in 1979.

He has operated small, medium and large commercial studios in Hollywood and Burbank. He started with movie poster assignments and speedily moved towards multimedia productions for Star-Kist Foods, van conversion companies and the largest design and construction firm in Japan. Today he specialize in business portraits, construction documentation and time–lapse narrative short films.

Michaels’ long-standing relationship with The Walt Disney Company began in 1982. You can open any number of Disney books and see Michael’s name on the credits page. He’s also worked with Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount Studios and Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures.

Michael has taught at a variety of educational institutions, public and private colleges, webinars and in- person workshops. His specialties are photographic theory, Photoshop, Lightroom, self-employment business practices and time lapse photography.

His first book: Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity, is an informative look at his approach to maintaining a professional photography presence beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. His second book: “Remnants, the Art of Object Scanning” is available from Blurb.com.

Michael’s podcast: “Build A Better Photograph” is aimed at advanced amateurs, college students and early career professionals. Podcasts are available @ iTunes. His web-hub is: buildabetterphotograph.com

When: Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Michael e. Stern

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Michael Robinson Chavez – March 18

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Michael Robinson Chavez_BLOGJoin us on Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Michael Robinson Chávez.

(Previous guests have included Barbara Davidson, Al Schaben, Rick Loomis, Robert Gauthier, Francine Orr, Luis Sinco, Mel Melcon, Katie Falkenberg, Brian van der Brug, Don Bartletti, Liz Baylen, Mark Boster, Genaro Molina and Wally Skalij)

Michael Robinson Chávez has been a photographer at The Los Angeles Times since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered wide-ranging international assignments in over 50 countries including: the Congolese Civil War, the quakes and tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in India and Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war, the Georgian/Russian war in 2008, the conflict in Israel/Palestine and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Michael was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Photojournalism in 2012 and was named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2010. He also won an Award of Excellence in the same contest and category in 2008. In 2008 Michael won the Scripps Howard National Award for Photojournalism and has twice been named  Photographer of the Year by The White House News Photographers’ Association. He has also received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Society of Newspaper Design.

His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, which showed his 10-year project on Peru and photos from the 2010 Chilean earthquake, as well as at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Imagenes Havana in Cuba, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , and Ojo Ajeno in Lima, Peru. He had his photographs from the Lebanon/Israeli war of 2006 exhibited at the War Photo Ltd. Gallery in Dubrovnik and at the Museu Memorial de l’Exili in Spain. American Photography’s 25th Anniversary book featured photographs from the Georgia/Russian war, which were also shown at the photo festival in Arles, France.

He has published a book of his photographs from Peru: “Awaiting the Rain.” In addition he teaches and lectures at workshops throughout the world including Mexico, Argentina, India, Thailand, Egypt, Peru, the United States and El Salvador.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez

 

Vignette by Michael Kirchoff – Featured LACP Member, March 2015

Monthly Members Gallery Winner for March 2015

image1The intent of this work is to capture people and places throughout the world, suspended in their very own place in time, with a feeling both personal and relatable. The driving force behind each frame addresses our ideas of memory and history. We see a little of our friends, our family, and ourselves within the context of these simple and ethereal images and inject our own thoughts and feelings within them.

Inspiration and concept comes in the form of this definition from the world of theater: “vignettes are short impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a trenchant impression about a character, an idea, or a setting.” This is the real world theater that I endeavor to contain within each still image. There remains a timelessness that the viewer can look back at over and over again with no tangible aspect to date the image or the “Vignette” contained therein.

Not a LACP Member? Please click HERE to become a LACP Member and your chance to become “Featured LACP Member of the Month!”

Please visit Michael Kirchoff Photography:  http://www.michaelkirchoff.com/

Summer Photography Classes for Teens (ages 12-18)

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Photography Classes for teens! (ages 12-18).

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Photo by Maureen Bond

We have just finalized the curriculum for our 2015 summer youth program. Classes will start June 22 and run through July 31.  Each class will run Monday – Friday, 10 am – 1 pm, and will meet at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

This year’s curriculum comprises 12 courses and includes some great new classes including Street Portraiture for Teens with Todd Felderstein, Location Lighting for Teens with Dean Zulich, Introduction to Documentary Photography for Teens with Maya Myers, and Studio Lighting and Post-Production for Teens with Lee Corkett (To come).   See below for the complete listing of classes a schedule.

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2015 Summer Classes for Teens (ages 12-18)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 (ages 12-14) with Jasmine Lord
Monday – Friday, June 22-26, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 (ages 15-18) with Maia Anderson
Monday – Friday, June 22-26, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 with (ages 12-14) with Maia Anderson
Monday – Friday, June 29 – July 3, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 2 with Jasmine Lord
Monday – Friday, June 29 – July 3, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Street Portraiture for Teens with Todd Felderstein
Monday – Friday, July 6-10, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Location Lighting for Teens with Dean Zulich
Monday – Friday, July 6-10, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Visual Storytelling Through Portraiture for Teens with Todd Felderstein
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Introduction to Documentary Photography for Teens with Maya Myers
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Light and Pixels: Studio Lighting and Compositing for Teens with Lee Corkett
Monday – Friday, July 20-24, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Street Shooting in Los Angeles for Teens with Julia Dean
Monday – Friday, July 20-24, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

The Special Project for Teens with TBD
Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

The Art of Photographic Capture for Teens with Lee Corkett
Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Prior Pleasures by Ellen Cantor – Featured LACP Member, February 2015

Prior Pleasures by Ellen Cantor

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” Aldous Huxley

“In an age when technology is slowly replacing the tactile experience of reading a book, my work recalls and celebrates the joy of losing oneself within the pages of a favorite childhood tale.

My current project, entitled Prior Pleasures, is deeply influenced by my love of literature. This series explores memory and preservation of the past while ensuring the creation of a visual legacy for the next generation. The books photographed for this series are the ones I have carried with me since childhood. My mother read them to me and, in turn, I read them to my children, carrying on a tradition of the written and spoken word.
 
Prior Pleasures is created using a multiple exposure technique (without Photoshop.) I photograph the end pages, illustrations, and text. This process allows me to show the excitement of a book fluttering open and coming to life for readers of all generations.

Rediscovering these books led me to realize the power and value of the hands-on experience of reading. As I documented each volume, I was transported to a time and place that allowed for imagination and fantasy. With this series, I examine what it is that we remember and how we honor objects that inspired our early creative thinking. Ultimately, Prior Pleasures is meant to remind us that books can excite and enrich our lives.” – Ellen Cantor

Not a LACP Member? Please click HERE to become a LACP Member and your chance to become “Featured LAC Member of the Month!”

Please visit Ellen Cantor Fine Art Photography http://www.ellencantorphotography.com

 

How to Make a Book that Works with Daniel Milnor – Feb 20

Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

DSCF2187How to Make a Book that Works: A Photography Books Seminar with Dan Milnor, Blurb Photographer at Large

Join professional photographer Dan Milnor as he explores the possibilities and opportunities available today for creating and sharing your work in photography books, magazines and Ebooks. From the simple and informal to the retrospective monograph, the choices of today are greater than ever before. This seminar will break down the choices, materials and philosophy behind making your own photography book. The goal is to provide a complete picture of the bookmaking process within the context of a quickly changing photography and publishing industry. Whether you are experienced at making books or this is something brand new, Dan brings his practical, working perspective and you’re sure to walk away with new inspiration.  Bring your notebooks, questions and sense of humor.

Daniel Milnor (www.shifter.media) is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the end-to-end indie publishing platform. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects. His work has taken him from the rural corners of the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Los Angeles Center of Photography and the Photo Experience Workshops.

An early adopter of select technologies such as print-on-demand books and magazines, Milnor has created and published over two hundred unique titles, including the recently released “Manifesto Magazine,” which showcases the world’s best documentary photography. Milnor’s writing and photography has been featured in Camera Arts Magazine, Black and White Magazine, Life Magazine, Zone Zero, Flash Flood, Finite Photo, Resolve, Hasselblad Gallery as well as many others. Additionally, Milnor is the author the website Shifter.media and the blog Smogranch which allows him to speak his mind, post his mother’s poetry and bring together like-minded people around the globe.

He is currently working on a series of classic photo-essays which revolve around Blurb users who are living artistic, creative lives. His work is in the collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The George Eastman House and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

When: Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).