CLASSES - nancy kaye


Professional photographer with  20+ years of experience, sharing my enthusiasm & knowledge of photography -- in particular street photography and visual storytelling.                           Inspiration! Encouragement! Confidence! 

My work's exhibited & published in newspapers, magazines, books & documentaries. Classes are listed here with full descriptions below. I also organize street photo workshops, developed a teen after-school Photoshop program at Culver City Middle School  & have  mentored at Venice Arts. Available for private lessons, judging, curating, and assignments.

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Upcoming 2020 classes

Soon to be announced is a unique and special opportunity to be part of a group photo project to document the Boyle Heights neighborhood. I'll be leading photo walks through a class at AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Ed. Check back for details or contact me to be notified. Other classes below are currently open for registration.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at LA Valley College / Community Service

Learn to make beautiful outdoor portraits in daylight, with and without using flash. Workshop will focus on posing your subject, picking locations, observing ambient light, and enhancing it. We’ll start in the classroom to discuss fundamental principles of light, camera, and flash for portraiture, then go outdoors for students to create portraits that look professional—with flattering light and a blurred background. Great portraits can be made with any camera, though cameras with manual exposure options are recommended for this class. Model(s) provided for photo practice.  Class fee only $30   Register online or by phone

LA VALLEY COLLEGE Community Services 5800 Fulton Av, Valley Glen 91401    818-947-2577 ext. 4172        

5 Tuesdays Feb. 4, 11,18,25, Mar. 3  • plus Saturday camera practice: Feb 22 Tentative (time/date to be determined with class)

Description:  In-depth 6 week class covers skills to master control of your camera—film or digital. Step-by-step instruction to learn camera fundamentals with an emphasis on manual exposure mode, understanding auto modes, shutter speeds to stop or blur motion, ISO, white balance, controlling focus, flash, and more. Informative handouts, practice assignments, & individual attention. Includes a group camera practice class.

Register by phone, walk-in, or onlineClass posted on LAVC website  • Fee $110

LA VALLEY COLLEGE Community Services 5800 Fulton Av, Valley Glen 91401   818-947-2577 ext. 4172        


5 Tuesdays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14 NO class, 21, 28   plus a Saturday photo walk: (April 18 tentative (to be determined with class)

Description:  Six-week class is about creativity and making dynamic images beyond snapshots. The emphasis on seeing, composition, light & bringing meaning to images. Topics: camera angle, lens choice, creative use of f-stop and shutter speed, filters, using flash outdoors, and more. Learn about genres of photography and develop your individual style. Includes a Saturday daytime meeting to practice. Whether wanting to improve your photos, get helpful feedback, or do more photography this class is sure to inspire you.

Now Registering phone or walk-in or online • Class posted on LAVC website  • Fee $110    

LA VALLEY COLLEGE Community Services 5800 Fulton Av, Valley Glen 91401   818-947-2577 ext. 4172                

SHOOT & REVIEW  / Street Photo workshop 

(To be scheduled next in late Spring. Organized independently by Nancy once or twice a year. Please inquire or sign up for newsletters.)

Photo walks and  group reviews — get feedback, have fun & see the variety of ways others handled the same photo ops.

Arranged and lead by Nancy, S&R consists of 6 meetings. Three meetings are SHOOTING excursions & 3 are REVIEW meetings. Sunday afternoon excursions are at various interesting locations and participants explore in groups or on their own with me. REVIEWS give everyone a chance to show photos, discuss experiences, get supportive feedback, — and see the variety of ways others handled the same photo ops. It's friendly, informal, & fun. Great opportunity to gain confidence with "street photography" and enjoy a common interest with other photographers! SHOOTS usually on Sunday afternoons. REVIEWS are on weekday evenings 7:00 to 9:30

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I'm open to any photo class ideas and I'm available if you have a group wanting your own class.


"I can already tell, taking this class right away was a good decision! I'm really looking forward to it."  Tracy B.

"I wanted to thank you again for being such a patient and gentle teacher. I really am grateful for invaluable, personal time you take to help me learn the art of photography. The outings have been extremely beneficial...Again and again, A Million thanks~  Sue B.

"I enjoyed the classes very much and have been recommending them to my [High School] students when they express interest in photography...Thanks again. I'm still enjoying working on what I learned on your class! " Alaina K.

"Just want to say "thank you" for a wonderful workshop. It was a great opportunity to practice as well as receive input from others. Please keep me posted when you have other classes." Tracie B.

"Thanks again for a very enjoyable and informative class! It was a lot of fun." Bob G.

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