© Julia Dean
© Julia Dean
© Julia Dean

Sunday, April 23: 10am-2pm

Workshop Fee: $95

Only 12 spots are available.

We anticipate this workshop filling fast, so do not hesitate to make an application as soon as possible.

This four (4) hour workshop provides you an intimate hands-on experience for learning the skills and practice of producing great street photography. Julia Dean will show and demonstrate her personal approach for seeing, composing and capturing images of the theater of the street.

Exploring downtown Los Angeles, she will demonstrate the importance of developing a way of seeing and using light, slowly building your composition and working a scene. The approach will allow you to refine even the busiest scenes into the basic elements of a great photograph.

Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has traveled to more than 45 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 33 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

For the past 15 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past five years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus. Recently, Julia’s work was selected for a book produced by Acuity Press and PDN magazine featuring 20 street shooters around the world.

Only 12 students will be admitted into the workshop. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of their photographs. If the candidate is accepted, further details will be sent to the participant prior to the workshop.

The $95 fee does not include transport, accommodation or other expenses.

If you would like to participate in more than one Festival workshop, we offer a 20% discount on each additional workshop attended.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations before April 1, 2017 will be given a full refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • Cancellations after April 1, 2017 will only be eligible for a refund if we can fill your spot.

Photographs by Julia Dean