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Photography School LA

Review Of The LA Photography Program


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 top photography schools in California 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 gain 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. It is this project-based and challenging curriculum that places NYFA’s Los Angeles photography school amongst the best photography schools in California and the world.

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Photography Classes LA

When enrolling in a photography program program in the Photo Arts Conservatory at the New York Film Academy, students can expect to take many of the following photography courses, depending on their particular photography program or workshop.

What I had for Breakfast Entrepreneurial Strategies The Practice of Failure
From Pitch to Publish City as Portrait History & Aesthetics of Photography
Fashion Design History En Vogue: Lighting & Fashion The Camera-less image
Graphic Design and Social Movements Monsters in full sun Urban Spaces and Architecture in los Angeles
Still Life: Objects of Desire and Disgust Photography as Fine Art Business Practices for Photographers
Alternative Process Against the West: Photography’s Other Histories Truth & Fiction in Photoshop
Experimental concepts and techniques in digital imaging Breaking through the gram: Branding and Marketing Intro to Music Videos

Photography PROGRAMS LA

Like other photography schools, students interested in a photography program at the Photo Arts Conservatory at NYFA are able to enroll at different dates throughout the year. A list of start dates can be viewed here.

PHOTOGRAPHY DEGREE LA

Offered at the Academy’s Los Angeles campus, students interested in making a full-time commitment to photography can choose from one of the following photography degree programs.

Photography Workshops LA

For students who wish to study at our Photography School for a brief and intensive period, attending a photography workshop at the Academy is a perfect way to obtain a comprehensive introduction to the craft of photography.

Photography Programs LA

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.

Photography Faculty LA

One of the reasons that many consider the Academy to be one of the best photography schools in California is the fact that 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.
NYFA photography school Los Angeles faculty member Naomi White Naomi White, Chair of Photography, NYFA Los Angeles: Naomi White is a feminist, visual artist, and educator, working in Los Angeles. She is the winner of PDN’s Objects of Desire award and has exhibited throughout North America and Europe, including with Tobey Fine Arts, Christopher Henry Gallery and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York; GE World Headquarters in Connecticut; Saatchi Art Gallery and bG gallery in Santa Monica; and the NAA Festival Novas Artes Associadas in Barcelos, Portugal, Art Basel, Miami, and Photo LA. Her work has been published in PDN, The Brooklyn Rail, Uncertain States in the UK, and On Art & Aesthetics. White holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from SVA in New York, and a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State. White investigates themes of consumerism and identity construction in our camera-bound world, focusing on the transformative power of photography to affect desire and change.

NYFA photography school Los Angeles faculty member  Andre Keichian Andre Keichian, Full Time Faculty: MFA in Photography & Media and Integrated Media, The California Institute of the Arts. Andre Keichian is an interdisciplinary artist working across photography, video, and installation. Working with the dynamism of these mediums, Andre’s work exists at the intersection of image, sound, movement, and mass, conjuring fluid identities. Keichian has shown both locally (RedCat, Human Resources, Table Chicago, MOCA GA, Main Museum) and internationally (Argentina, Ecuador, France, Spain). His work has been published by Picture Newspaper and by the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Andre has received fellowships with at land’s edge and WonderRoot’s Walthall Program, held residencies with the Echo Park Film Center, the Creatives Project, and Dashboard Co-Op, and was a finalist for The Forward Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Southwest Airlines Art Social Engagement Project.

Photography Alumni

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.

Career Opportunities

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. After attending one of the best photography schools in California, some of the positions, magazines, contests, and companies NYFA's students have worked on or with include the following:

Fine Art Photographer Commercial Photographer Photojournalist
Wedding Photographer Sports Photographer Nature Photographer
Fashion Photographer Aerial Photographer Photo Printing
Retoucher Event Photographer

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Contact Us

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.


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