Butterflies on Migration-an Airbnb Experience

Butterflies are for all ages!

Therefore, it is wise for you to experience the Monarch Butterfly Migration soon.

Julie Diebolt Price of JDP Photography hosts this Airbnb Experience

For this month only (January 2018), join Julie on the Amtrak train. Enjoy a relaxing journey to the Central Coast – no worries about traffic.

Observe and photograph the butterflies in Pismo Beach.

Monarch Butterflies Migration Airbnb Experience

Learn more about this experience and register for this event by clicking the picture above or (click here).

Only 13,000 Monarchs have migrated this year, down from 23,000 last year. None have migrated down to Southern California roosts this year.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime butterflies experience.


Click here to get more information about the Butterfly Grove – Pismo Beach.

Give the gift of learning

Learning makes a great present!

Certificates for learning photography are a thoughtful gift for holiday giving. You can make your purchase electronically (no fighting the crowds at the stores) and deliver your gift electronically or print out the certificate to enclose with that nice camera you buy.

Certificate can be used for in-person or virtual sessions.

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Three lessons for the price of two

$80 value

Order right here today

Expires January 30, 2018

Special holiday offer – Three lessons for the price of two. Total value $240 for only $160.

Click here to purchase your gift certificates.

AirBnB Experience with JDP – Photo Walk Orange

“Great experience…very well prepared and informative!” Jill M. 10/26/17

“Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach.” Lowell I. 8/10/17

“Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice.”  Jaclyn 10/11/2017


Photo Walk – Orange


Learn how your camera works and take home pictures to prove it!

Lively and interactive EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Old Towne Orange Experience

Your “Photo Walk – Orange” EXPERIENCE portrait is done here!


Explore with Julie the vibrant commercial district and quiet back alleys of this quaint and historic town in Orange County, which is also a popular movie location. Orange Plaza at The Circle of Orange, site of the famous annual Chapman University Undie Run, is our meeting and ending location. A brief review of how our cameras work kicks off the event and Julie will answer photography “how to” questions.

Beginning by the fountain at the Circle in Old Towne Orange, where several popular movies were filmed, historic buildings and sites will be the background for our lively and interactive experience. Along the way you will learn tips and tricks for creating amazing images with your camera. Learn to understand light, experiment with macro, motion, architecture and people photography.

The best part of this experience is that I will photograph you during this experience so you will have lasting memories of your time in the O.C. We’ll end at a favorite spot for a snack and beverage, discuss what we learned and relive our best shots.


Julie now offers EXPERIENCES in Orange County!

Local hosts design and lead excursions or other activities through AirBnB. Hosts give guests unique access into places and communities in their city. We offer both immersions and one day experiences. One day experiences can last just a couple of hours. All experiences can range from workshops to long treks, and are available for various skill levels and interests.


Airbnb Experience Photo Walk-Orange

Out-of-town guests?

Experience Orange County in a fun and unique way!


If you’d like to reserve your spot for this Photo Walk – Orange EXPERIENCE with Julie, click here.


Special pricing (only $49) through December. Call today for details – 714-669-4537

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 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

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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


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 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