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Photography Classes in Peppertree Park Start This Week

Photography in the ParkPhotography in the Park – Peppertree Park, that is…

Click here to download the flyer…

Julie will help jump start your creativity with fun in Peppertree Park which is located in Tustin, next door to the Tustin Area Senior Center with ample parking in the area.

Bring your camera, charged batteries, memory cards, the owner’s manual and your sense of adventure.

It’s time! Spring Photography Classes Now Online

It's time with Moon and the Clock Tower

The clock tower at Enderle Center

It’s time! You can register now for digital photography classes at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services. The Spring 2017 schedule is now live online here.

You can also view the classes I’m teaching here.

The line up includes

Basic Digital Cameras, EXPANDED Introduction to Digital Photography, Night Photography Magic, Wildlife Photography, Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop, and a Digital Photography Intensive for advanced beginners to Intermediate photographers.

If you want some private tutoring sessions, use this link to BookWithMe at TakeLessons.com. You can purchase lessons for holiday gifts that a budding photographer will really enjoy.  We can work together virtually anywhere in the world, too!

 

New digital photography classes offered in Orange County

fist bump = success

Yes!

Just released!

New digital photography classes set for 2017

Click here to see the latest schedule of classes and sign up with the included link.

To round out this year please join us at the Night Photography Series at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services. Classes include how to capture light trails, city and holiday lights, light writing, HDR and panorama image processing. We will meet on three Thursday evenings, 11/17, 12/1 and finish in the SCC computer lab on 12/8/2016.

Beginning in February 2017

EXPANDED Introduction to Digital Photography happens at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services

This course now includes creativity exercises, night photography magic, and a Saturday session on campus. Along with the old standby Basic Digital Cameras, there are two wildlife sessions. A favorite location is Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Silverado Canyon and a new excursion to San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. We will be introducing Lightroom and Photoshop and offering an Open Lab to continue your work with a guide.

You’ve been asking for it and it is here!

An advanced beginner/intermediate photography class. You will be challenged in the Digital Photography Intensive on two Sunday afternoons in April. We help you learn the custom functions of your camera  to help you decide if you want to use them or not.

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to participate in Digital Photography classes hosted by the Tustin Parks and Recreation Department at the Tustin Area Senior Center. Students can sign up for these afternoon classes at TASC.

Don’t forget – we are enjoying great success with virtual sessions, too. Can’t get away from the office? Can’t fit classes into your busy schedule? Use this link to book your private tutoring lessons with Julie at TakeLessons.com

 

Virtual Classes in Digital Photography To the Rescue

Digital photography virtual classes…

Have you ever wanted some private photography tutoring, but couldn’t spare the time in your busy schedule to travel to the instructor, have the lesson, then travel to your next destination? Do you wish you could just book a 30-minute session to ask some very specific questions? Do you want quick answers and don’t want to spend time in a semester-long photography class? I think you will find virtual classes a real boon to your busy lifestyle.

In the same town, in the same state, around the globe…Technology to the rescue!

We have been working with Skype, Google Hangouts, and TakeLessons.com Classroom to conduct our virtual classes in digital photography for some time now. The process is getting better and better and is really a lot of fun. It is cost-effective for the students and for the teacher, too. Being able to share the computer screen is essential and these online programs are easy to use.

The virtual environment is quite easy to create. You just need a computer with a built-in camera and microphone (or you can make those purchases separately…buy, why would you?) or an iPad/tablet, or even an iPhone/cell phone.

I will help you design the photography training that you are looking for and deliver just what you need at a convenient time in your schedule.

Are you in Orange County? Here’s the latest Digital Photography Class Schedule with local classes from October 2016 through April 2017.

Grooving at Art Camp This Summer

Grooving at Art Camp this summer includes art classes, photography projects for all “campers”, hiking, swimming, dining, relaxing, quiet time on your own…and just plain having fun!

Get away for a few days into the San Berndardino Mountains at Camp de Beneville Pines and study digital photography and post-processing with Julie Diebolt Price.

Art Groove - Adult Art Camp flyer

This will be the 10th time around for de Benneville Pines annual art camp. This year, the five main class subjects offered will be:

Life Drawing, Photography, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media (Printmaking/Book Arts). Each camper will choose an area of study, receiving expert instruction from a highly recognized artist within that field.

Materials are provided and teaching accommodates all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Class size is limited so instructors can give individual attention to each student. The first class will take place on Friday afternoon, with the subsequent classes on Saturday to Tuesday mornings.

Following these daily morning sessions and lunch in the lodge, campers will be free to experience a variety of afternoon workshops led by the morning instructors and others. Early each evening, an instructor will speak on the subject, “My Life as an Artist.”

The Art Groove experience is customizable to each camper’s preferences. Attendees may also blend art instruction with traditional de Benneville summer activities such as hiking or swimming, and of course, relaxation.

Dinner in the lodge offers a time to discuss the day’s activities, and evening “Art Jams” feature movies, discussion groups and even more outlets for artistic expression. Throughout the five days of camp, art will be displayed in a spirit of sharing and learning, culminating in a special exhibit on the final morning.

Click here to get more information and register

Study Hall offered in O.C. Q-1 2016 photo classes

Start the new year off right with digital photography and software training.

Study Hall

is offered in our Tustin studio on Saturdays for the month of January. Originally intended to work on Lightroom and Photoshop, we are also including open sessions for camera operation questions. It’s free form and like having a photo angel on your shoulder.

Click here to see our Spring 2016 calendar of classes, field sessions, and photography projects. There are links to sign up online for the classes at Santiago Canyon College, as well as in our Tustin studio.

Register here for our Study Hall starting Saturday, January 9. Come for all of the sessions, or just one. Be sure to confirm the day before.

 

JDP Wins Thumbtack Best of 2015

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015 won by JDP Photography for

professional photography on Thumbtack

This is based on the number of positive reviews from Thumbtack clients. Other (outside Thumbtack) clients gave reviews, too. We are honored to be a recognized highly-rated pro.

This year we have worked on small product photography, actor and model headshot and portfolios, corporate assignments that included group and single environmental portraits, individual portraits on a white background for extraction, and in-studio social media images for business promotion. Not to mention creating images for stock and promotional purposes and virtual tours for the Google Street View Trusted program.

We want to earn your 5-star review, too!

Thumbtack Executives on white background give 5-star review

We are enjoying the epic year we predicted in our January video. I love it when a plan comes together!

 

Tame that digital camera with class!

Students taming digital cameras with tripods

Students taming their digital cameras learning depth of field.

Tame your digital camera with classes this fall! We have just added our new schedule for fall classes at

Santiago Canyon College/Community Services.

View it here.

In addition to our regular classes, Basic Digital Cameras and Introduction to Digital Photography, we have added several new learning experiences. They include photo excursions, Introduction to Studio Lighting, Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop.

The Novice Photographer series includes:

Macro and The Tripod of Photography

Action, Water & Motion Photography

People Photography

Event Photography

Image Critique

Motion and Night Photography

Beach/Ocean/Water Photography

Wildlife Photography

Introduction to Studio Lighting

Introduction to Lightroom, Photoshop + Lab Time

Personal Projects in Photography