Julie has taught basic digital photography classes for more than two decades throughout Orange County, nationally and internationally. More than 1,000 students since 2002 that include novices through professionals have participated in Julie’s community services classes, guest lectures, in-studio workshops, and photographic journeys.
Digital photography classes are offered to help you understand your camera and take better pictures. Community Services classes provide a traditional classroom experience with other students and cameras. Semi-private workshops with a limit of four students provide an intimate group learning experience. Tutoring provides one-on-one education dedicated to you and your camera. In all classes, we encourage participation and maximize individual learning.
Experiences are excursions or other activities designed and led by local hosts. Hosts give guests unique access to places and communities in their city. Julie has been approved as an Experience Host for Orange County, California.
Hosts can offer both immersions and one-day experiences. Immersions happen over multiple days and are offered as is—their schedules can’t be modified. 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.
Experiences are now available in Orange County, CA.
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Introduction to Digital Photography
The key to success in photography is starting with the basics. Begin your journey with camera operations learning the purpose of the buttons, dials, and menus. Once you have learned the basics, we will explore the more complex concepts of digital photography, with an emphasis on the manual controls of your camera. Then take your pictures from ordinary to extraordinary and make your pictures POP! with a discussion of composition, lighting and posing people. Field sessions will apply what you learn in the classroom.
Basic Digital Cameras – DSLR
Be the Boss! Take control of your digital camera. Learn the purpose of all those buttons and dials. This class is designed for both point-and-shoot and DSLR camera users. Hands-on exercises and demonstrations will help clarify your learning experience.
Beyond the Basics
Take your digital photography to the next level. You have learned the basics, why not take it further? This class explores the more complex concepts of digital photography, with an emphasis on the manual controls of your camera, and practical hands-on assignments in class. Use of Lytro camera helps to demonstrate aperture and depth of field.
Basic Lighting Techniques
Learn how to effectively use your pop-up flash, external flash (indoors and outside), practice with reflectors, subtractors, and translucents. This interactive and enlightening class is hands-on, informative and lots of fun!
Get More Wow! In Your Pictures
Take your pictures from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn the techniques of a professional from a professional, and uncover what it takes to make a good picture. Topics include composition, lighting, posing, and technical challenges encountered with practical solutions.
The Novice Photographer
Not a beginner, but not an intermediate photographer yet? You’ve learned the basics and now it is time to practice and gain confidence in your photography skills. These guided sessions will present real-life opportunities to create images and the following review sessions will develop your ability to critique your own work and make improvements. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography with Julie Diebolt Price.
Are you ready for more challenging photo ops? Practice with guided homework sessions that include photographing the ocean/tide pools/water, motion, macro/flowers, and people. Field sessions will be followed by a classroom review and discussion. Bring your photos on a thumb drive or CD. This class may be repeated.
Photography Field Session/Tutoring/Special Projects
These types of sessions allow you to practice what you learn in the classroom and to apply those principles to any other applications, such as photographing the aurora borealis, etc. If you want help with a special project, we can use one of these sessions to do that, too. Hourly tutoring rates apply.
How to Photograph Events
Capturing good pictures at events can be challenging. Do you want to improve your results? Do you have questions about lighting, posing your subjects and other pesky issues? This fast-paced, information-filled training covers indoor and outdoor photography, photographing groups and individuals both candid and staged. Hands-on demonstrations and practice in class will give you the tools you need for instant results. Bring your camera, charged batteries, memory card, owner’s manual and external flash.
Image Review and Critique
Bring up to five (5) of your images on a thumb drive or CD/DVD for review. Learn how to create more powerful and dynamic photos by lively discussion and interaction with other students.
How to Start Your Photography Business
There are several steps to take when starting your business – whether it is photography or any other small business. We have a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your business goals. This is taught in the classroom, one-on-one online or in person.