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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Summary 2019 classes — Scroll for schedule info and descriptions

SHOOT & REVIEW  Street Photo workshop June/July 2019 Still room - join all or some:

Photo walks and  group reviews/feedback — See full schedule and details here

S&R summer 2019    Contact for locations & to join

•Shoot: Sunday 6/9  Ovlera Street • Review: Tues 6/11 Northridge

•Shoot: Sunday 6/23 Santa Monica •  Review: Wed 6/26 Northridge

•Shoot: Sunday 7/14  The ROW • Review: Wed 7/17 Northridge

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION (AJU's Whizin Center)  Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm Understand the photographer’s essential role in making dynamic, captivating photos & find your niche. Cameras don't make great photos--people do!  GREAT BUT STARTED ALREADY!

All LAVC classes -- registration now open by phone  or online :
BEGINNING PHOTO (LAVC) Tuesdays 6/25 -- 7/30  7-9:30pm  — scroll down for details

6/25, 7/2, (class skips 7/9), 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 plus Sat. 7/13 (TBD with class)  All about the camera and creativity

TEEN/ADULT  PHOTO  One-day workshops 7/13 and 7/20  Two levels - adult attends free


HAND COLORING PHOTOS  (to be scheduled)

CREATING A PHOTO ESSAY  (AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Education to be scheduled)


BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY at LAVC and private lessons 

6 week class (at LAVC) 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. Includes a group camera practice class. Informative handouts,  practice assignments, & individual attention. 

Register: 818-947-2577 ext. 4172  LAVC Community Services 5800 Fulton Av Valley Glen  91401 

SCHEDULE (6 meetings) 7:00-9:30 PM (usually) Tuesdays PLUS a Saturday daytime practice session  FEE: $110

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY/Moving Beyond Snapshots  at LAVC and private lessons 

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. 

Register: 818-947-2577 ext. 4172  LAVC Community Services 5800 Fulton Av Valley Glen  91401  SCHEDULE (6 meetings) 7:00-9:30 PM (usually) Tuesdays PLUS a Saturday daytime practice session  FEE: $110

OUTDOOR PORTRAIT PHOTO  (LAVC  one-day workshop)

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 principles of light, flash exposure, and good portraiture—then go outside to practice & create portraits that look professional, with flattering light and a blurred background. Nice portraits can be made with any camera, though DSLRs & cameras with manual options are recommended for class.

LAVC Community Services Dept 5800 Fulton Ave Valley Glen  91401  818-947-2577 ext. 4172  

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION  -- NEW at AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Current schedule: Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm

Class will guide participants to understand the photographer’s essential role in making a dynamic photograph that is thoughtfully composed and that communicates the photographer’s intent. Learn to use your photography to evoke emotion and humor, to preserve a memory, and to tell a story. Any camera may be used, though cameras with manual operation allow more options. Your eye and "seeing" is most important!


Street photo walks and more! 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 from the excursions, 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 (Location for REVIEW on  Westside and in SFV).

S&R sign-up is directly with me.  Pay per pair / discount for multiples or registering with a friend

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You can also 'snail mail' payment to Nancy Kaye, PO Box 641721, LA, CA 90064


TEEN/ADULT WORKSHOPS • 12-17 yrs / Adults attend free! 

Check registration dates  818-947-2577 ext. 4172  

LAVC Community Services  5800 Fulton Ave Valley Glen  91401

SUMMER 2019  • WHO CAN ATTEND? Students age 12 to 17 have the option of attending this LAVC workshop with an adult. However, students age15 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult for  entire workshop.

NOTE: Bring camera, user manual, something for note-taking, and a sack lunch (30 min. lunch break). 

Hours: Saturdays 10:00 to 3:00


Workshop-style class introduces basic principles of photography. Learn how motion, light, and focus can be used in creative ways. Topics include: key elements of exposure--shutter speed, f-stops, and ISO. Activities help students apply new skills to photographic self-expression. No prior photo knowledge is required. Bring to class a camera with manual exposure options.

All students are encouraged to attend with one adult  (no charge for adult).
SCHEDULE:  SAT. JULY 13th 10-3:00 Adult accompanying teen attends free


Building on basic camera skills participants learn to make creative pictures that have a personal point of view. Workshop-style class is about the photograph and principles of visual composition. Discover how light, angle, and camera techniques help to make photos beyond snapshots. Hands-on photo activities guide student to apply new concepts and make photos that communicate their vision.

SCHEDULE: SAT. JULY 20th 10-3:00 Adult accompanying teen attends free  

HAND COLORING PHOTOS  TBS (See Facebook page for examples) Learn the art of hand-tinting photographs --- adding color to black-and-white photography with paints & pencils. In this hands-on class, we'll cover this mid-19th century art as well as how to paint on digital prints. Whether you choose to add color to an entire image or selective portions, the result will be a unique piece of art!

SCHEDULE:  2 Saturdays  9:00 to Noon (dates TBD) SMC Community Education /Offered again Winter session

CREATING A PHOTO ESSAY  (To Be Scheduled)    

Learn about personal projects & grouping photos by theme or subject to take your photography to a greater level of communication. We define your project and select meaningful images that work together. Whether wanting to organize travel photos or work on a personal photo essay, this class provides feedback in a small group setting. Create a cohesive body of work with a visual narrative, using an artist’s statement, learn how to create meaningful images, choose images for presentation, and more! All levels of photography skills welcome, and any camera may be used. Repeat students welcome. This is a great opportunity to share your photography, get feedback, & start or further ongoing projects.


An abbreviated class for beginners, class covers fundamental concepts to understand your camera. Ideal refresher or overview of SLR cameras. Topics include auto vs. manual settings, the exposure triangle (how ISO, shutter speed, and f-stop work together), and more. Camera practice and review of photos at workshop. Offered in summer session.

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.


SHOOT & REVIEW photo workshop

My independent photo workshop consists of group photo shooting excursions & a chance to review everyone's photography. Open to all levels and any camera may be used.  Please contact me for details.

Next SHOOT & REVIEW  to be scheduled


Sunday afternoon SHOOTS

Mid week evening REVIEWS

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