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! Join me!

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 Fall 2019 classes —Links will be posted when registration opens; please  join email list  to be notified.

VISUAL STORYTELLING: Photo Essays & Personal Projects

4 Mondays 9/23, 10/7, 10/28, 11/4 (7:00-9:30 pm)

AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

A group of photos tied together by a subject or theme can collectively tell a story with impact. Learn how to develop a cohesive photo project that contains a strong visual narrative. Whether your project is one of personal expression, an ongoing photo theme, or documentation of travels or family, take your photography to a new level of communication by learning about the power of grouping photos to collectively — and with impact — tell the story you want to tell! Topics include: choosing an idea, creating meaningful images, writing a statement, selecting and sequencing images that work together, and effectively presenting a finished photo project such as a book, wall display, exhibit, or zine. (Any camera may be used.)


5 Tuesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, (Skip Oct 8 Yom Kippur), Oct 15, 22, & 29

Saturday camera practice: October 19 Tentative (time/date to be determined with class)

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

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.

Now Registering: Phone or walk-in or onlineClass posted on LAVC website  • Fee $110          


5 Tuesdays: November 12, 19, (Skip Nov. 26 Thanksgiving week), December 3, 10, 17

Saturday photo walk: (time/date to be determined with class)

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

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

SHOOT & REVIEW  / Street Photo workshop 

(To be scheduled. Organized independently by Nancy one 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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