In an era where photography is more accessible and ubiquitous than ever before, standing out in a market increasingly populated by hobbyists and amateurs is harder than ever. At the Academy’s photography school in Los Angeles, students are immersed in the practical study of photography, learning the essential technical skills while developing their aesthetic voices and putting together a business plan for life after the Academy.
One of the key aspects that separates the Academy from other photography schools is the emphasis on learning by doing. Students do not only receive in-class instruction on the history and technical demands of the craft, but receive practical hands-on experience shooting in a variety of locations, studios, and genres, helping students to develop myriad skills that include mastering different lighting sources and shooting in a variety of styles, helping to make the photography institute in Los Angeles one of the best photography schools in the world.
Photography Courses LA
When enrolling in a photography course at the Academy in LA, students can expect to take on part of or all of the following photography course load.
Introduction to Lighting
Concepts in Photography
History & Aesthetics of Photography
Capture to Print
Applied Photography Practices
The Moving Images
Processes & Cultures of Photography
Photography as Fine Art
Business Practices for Photographers
Web Imaging & Design
Photography Classes LA
Interested to learn more about a particular photography class? Click here to see the tuition rates and start dates for each photography class.
Photography Degrees LA
Students interested in obtaining a photography degree from the Academy’s photography school in Los Angeles can choose from one of the following degree programs, offered exclusively at our LA campus.
The Academy’s photography school in Los Angeles offers a trio of short-term photography workshops that are ideal for beginners looking to take an intensive photography workshop that will provide them with a practical foundation in photography.
For students who wish to take a more in-depth approach to a photography program, our conservatory photography programs are a great way to explore in-depth the many facets of photography at the Academy’s photography school in Los Angeles.
The Academy’s photography faculty in Los Angeles is comprised of award-winning photographers who have worked across the spectrum of photographic genres and remain active as professional photographers. Some of our noteworthy instructors include the following.
Bobbi Fabian: Born in Melbourne, Australia and currently based in Los Angeles, Bobbi Fabian served as a commercial photographer in the US for more than fifteen years and has also been teaching at the college level for the past ten years. She’s won awards from CA Advertising Annual and CA Photography Annual. Past clients include Timex, United Airlines, Penguin Books, Westfield, Audi, Motorola, Miele, Swagelok, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Pioneer, and Elle Magazine.
Kathleen Mclaughlin: An instructor of Ways of Seeing and History and Aesthetics of Photography, Mclaughlin has been a practicing photographer for nearly two decades and is a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, IREX IARO Grant, and a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship. Mclaughlin has primarily focused on capturing the “disappearing world”; cultures like Transylvania who are embracing technology and modern practices for the first time in their history. She is the author of the photography book Color of Hay.
Will Hare: A commercial and renowned landscape photographer, Hare teaches the classes Photo, Imaging, and Introduction to Lighting. His commercial clients have included the likes of Apple, American Institute of Architects, Southern California Gas Co., Discovery Science Center, WAT&G Architects, and Fairfield Timeshares and has had his work published in such magazines as Sunset Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, and Builder and Developer Magazine.
Over the years, alumni of our photography school in LA have gone on to have their work published in national magazines and win numerous awards.
After completing the Academy’s photography school in Los Angeles, students have a wide option of photographic careers they can pursue, often at the same time. Some of the positions, magazines, contests, and companies they have worked with include the following.
Fine Art Photographer
To learn more about the Academy’s photography school in LA, please call our offices at +1 (818) 333-3558 or click on the following links to download more information and an application.
New York Film Academy Los Angeles New York Film Academy
3300 Riverside Drive Burbank,
Phone: (818) 333-3558
* The one-week trip will occur during the final semester of your first year of study in the associated documentary or photography program. Transportation and accommodation will be provided by the New York Film Academy at no additional cost to the student (meals and other expenses are not included). This trip is optional. Students are not required to participate.