Digital Photo Academy

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles market for the international network of live and online photo classes, all under the banner of Digital Photo Academy.

This section is devoted to the Los Angeles community and the DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in Los Angeles for at least 10 years, usually longer.

These pro shooters also have teaching experience and they love teaching. (Not all photographers do.) They know the local retailers where you can get the better deals on photo equipment and more importantly, they know where the best photo ops are which allows us to provide you with a rotation of interesting places to shoot, throughout the year, whether indoors or outdoors, winter, spring, summer of fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.

Often, the DPA Instructors even have private access to various locales in the city where they live. Themes vary from street photography and dynamic architecture, to flowers and landscapes, as well as waterscapes, sunsets, lush scenery and everything in between.

During one month, you might be invited to rendezvous in the luxurious natural light streaming in to a religious venue via spectacular stained glass windows and the following month, it might be a small relatively unknown park with very special landscapes. This is why we offer a special ALUMNI Discount to people who attend more than one workshop.

Nationally, we organize these workshops to provide variety for the participants in each local market, but we could not do it without the expertise and connections provided by the DPA instructors in each of those markets.

Phone the national headquarters of Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231 but know that each of the Digital Photo Academy markets includes a local office. In Los Angeles, that office is at:

4741 Ellenwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90041-2950

E-MAIL US AT DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com OR CALL 1-877-372-2231 OR click here TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PRIVATE ALL DAY OR HALF DAY CLASS

ASK ABOUT OUR BACK-TO-BACK SAME DAY WORKSHOP OFFER STARTING WITH A SIT-DOWN SESSION FOLLOWED BY A 3-HOUR DEMONSTRATION PHOTO SHOOT, LED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER 

And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES.

CLASSES & DATES

EventCityDateTimesVenueREGISTER!
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Jennifer Olsen
Los AngelesMay 11, 20199:30 am - 11:00 amMaster Your Camera Controls/Hollywood BoulevardRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Jennifer Olsen
Los AngelesMay 11, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pmHollywood BoulevardRegister
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Jennifer Olsen
Los AngelesJune 8, 20199:30 am - 11:00 amMaster Your Camera Controls/Olvera StreetRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Jennifer Olsen
Los AngelesJune 8, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pmOlvera StreetRegister


Comments to “Los Angeles”


  1. Hi Richard, Thanks so much for the follow up. Today’s class was more than I could have ever expected. I went in barely even knowing how to turn on my digital camera and while I am still no expert, I left with more knowledge & skill than I ever anticipated. Jen did an amazing job from the very beginning with the “Master Your Camera Controls” workshop. I’m so happy I decided to book this last minute. I gained a wealth of knowledge with hands on experience & was well prepared for the in the field session immediately following. I walked away with even more curiosity for photography and images I am pretty happy with 😊 I am attaching a few to this email. Thank you both again! Jen – you were phenomenal. THANK YOU 😊

    -Rochelle Baum



  2. “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.”

    -Rob



  3. “Jennifer thank you so much for the awesome class again. You did a great job and I’ve learned a lot from you. Also thanks for your advice on how to find the intention of the shot.”

    -Janet



  4. “Dear Jennifer: Thanks for a fun and inspiring class, for sharing your experience and insights with us. I so appreciated your help and support getting around too. I look forward to taking more classes with you. Thanks again.”

    -Leslie



  5. “Jennifer was a great teacher. She has the patience of a saint. I took both Master your Camera Control class as well as the Composition in the Field class. And it was a blast. I’m looking forward to taking more classes”

    -Lisa



  6. Jennifer was very informative and patient! Had a great time!

    Gilbert Magno



  7. Jennifer was a great teacher yesterday during our Camera Controls and Chinatown Composition in the field class in Chinatown. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and patient with all of us students. I hope that you will be putting on a night time class in Downtown LA or Hollywood. That is a class I would totally sign up for.

    Lysa Takacs



  8. Hey Jennifer,

    Thank you for a great class. I look forward to the next one with you.

    I did a lot of post to deal with the stark black/white contrast. My goal was to capture both his cool and his expertise.

    Ellen



  9. I really enjoyed the photo workshop at Venice Beach today. Jennifer is awesome! I learned a few new tricks using my camera in manual mode (rather than the easy auto mode). I enclose a few photos from our session. I’m pleased with them.

    Thanks again,
    Gail Hamilton



  10. “Jennifer was so helpful! I hope to take from her again soon! I had a great time.

    Sincerely,”

    -Kristin Johnson



  11. “I had a really great time with Jennifer at the class last weekend. She is a great instructor, and I got a lot more comfortable using my camera on manual.

    Best regards,”

    -Emilie Woodhead



  12. “Thanks again, Jennifer. It was a fun and very informative day!”

    -Martin Petersen



  13. “Hi Richard,

    Adam did enjoy the class very much. Jennifer was great and he learned a lot! Thanks so much.”

    -Lori



  14. “Thank you for everything today. I learned a lot 🙂 ”

    -Cynthia Nunez



  15. “Jennifer,

    Thanks for being such a great coach. I feel really confident with my camera now. Thanks to you.
    We all appreciate your patience and knowledge.

    Thanks and enjoy your holiday,”

    -Toya ☺️



  16. “Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for your personalized attention and patience with my developing photography skills. That was a great class and I walked away with a much better sense of my camera and the functions. It was wonderful to walk around and spend time with you. Clearly, you are an exceptionally gifted instructor and photographer. Please count me in on your next class. ”

    -Brian



  17. “Hello we had a great class with Jeromy. He is very patient and clear in his instructions. Just a pleasant man.”

    -Anna



  18. “Thanks Jeromy,

    I enjoyed your class and meeting everyone. It was fun.”

    -Tracie



  19. “Thanks Mike,
    Was fun! ”

    -Lori



  20. “It was very nice to meet you. Thank you very much for a very informative class. I enjoyed it very much.
    If you haven’t deleted the picture you took of me at the beginning of the class, can I please have a copy? I especially liked the one with the light coming from behind (with halo around my hair). I may use it for my FB profile pic.

    Thanks very much again.
    Best regards,”

    -Setsuko



  21. “You’re an amazing instructor. If you decide to have photography classes or meet and greets in the future, I’d love to come. I’ll send you a link to some of the photos I was able to capture.
    Thanks, ”

    -Marcus



  22. “I had a great time – and learnt a tremendous amount from Ron! Thank you so much.”

    -Dallen Stanford



  23. “Loved the class..!!
    Mr Talley has wonderful passion for photography!
    Thank you !!

    peace+love”
    -Peri



  24. “Ron was informative and knowledgable about photography. He was able to understand and answer all questions. I liked his tips about taking pictures of people. The new meeting place away from Graumann’s was a good idea, but with the group on the sidewalk and people continually walking thru the group it was a bit distracting. This is a good course for beginning photographers.”

    -Erle Collins



  25. “I just wanted to tell you I had a great time yesterday in the Composition in the field class.
    I have a lot to learn about photography, but the instructor Ron Talley really made the class enjoyable.
    I told several of my friends about the class today.

    Here are some of my shots from yesterday and my practicing today.

    Thanks again for your help.”

    -Linda



  26. “I have to say that my experience was no less than 5 star! I appreciated how you created the situation for me, based on the limited attendance factor. Ron was amazing! His experience and passion for photography was just off the charts! I simply wanted to learn my new point and shoot camera, and it was so much more, and the Hollywood Blvd. trip was very fun, along with meeting a few new people!”

    – Student Laura



  27. “I joined Ron Talley this weekend to shoot in Hollywood. It was a beautiful day, a friendly group, and Ron was a terrific instructor. I will share my positive experience with other photographer friends to sign up for a class. I will also check out your offerings in L.A. And other cities I may travel to this year.

    Love the resource you shared. Concise, well presented and all points Ron covered that I need to remember.”

    – Student Vicki Kane



  28. “Thank you for offering this class, I learned alot today working with Michael Baker, he is an outstanding teacher.”

    – Armen K.



  29. “Thanks for such a great class! I enjoyed myself down to the last picture of the day (which happened to be the best picture of the day)!

    It was also a great pleasure to meet Rich & Maria!

    Thanks for a great day!”

    – Shanna



  30. “I enjoyed my experience. Jimmy brought the group back together every 20-30 min and reviewed everyone’s photos and gave advice. I will look into more classes with Jimmy. He was informative and down to earth.”

    -Elisa M.



  31. “That was a great class! Sorry it took me so long to get the photos uploaded.

    It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot, so thanks for a great class.”

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100361015678510.1073741833.2903829&type=1&l=8907b56d76

    – Alina Kelly



  32. “Hans, I will sign up for another class at a different location. It was a great class!”

    -David



  33. “Thanks for the class today. I took a lot of photos!”

    – David Langston



  34. “First off thank you so much for your time to teach. Teaching especially in the arts is a career that I feel most people under value, but you are amazing at what you do and people should recognize all the work that you do.”

    – Ashley Staudenmeir



  35. “I had a wonderful time at the Hollywood Blvd class in Los Angeles. My class was Sunday 3-6 pm with Hans Gutknecht. Hans is very personable and engaging. He makes everything fun while imparting lots of information. It was a real photo expedition with a real photojournalist. My camera and composition skills increase more than I expected in a 3 hour class. I learn to shoot in aperture priority, use exposure compensation, how to be patient and look for the light, etc. I have lots to digest and practice. Thanks DPA. You are a first class organization.”

    – Tony Mataras



  36. “I was in Hans’ class on Sunday at 3p at Hollywood & Highland. I had a blast! I learned so much and feel like I have a much better grasp at the functionality on my Canon T3i Rebel. I’m no longer afraid of the “manual” setting!

    Hans did a great job and I look forward to taking more classes at the Digital Academy and reaching out to Hans with any questions that I have as I use my Canon down the road.

    Thanks so much!”

    – Luz Elena



  37. “We had a fantastic experience and a fantastic time with our instructor Hans Gutknecht”

    – Andy Waldbaum



  38. “I had such a wonderful time listening and learning from the “pros”.I learned a lot. While on vacation last month I really thought about what I learned and applied it while shooting. Personally I think my photos are much better than what they used to be.”

    – Lill Gaimari


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