Los Angeles Photography Classes


Ben's Newbie Photography Boot Camp

Starting 2006, with the proliferation of DSLRs and rising interests from newbie photographers, Ben created the "4-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp Part I", an intense seminar that teaches aspiring photographers how to shoot manually with their DSLRs and create artistic photos. In the past 8 years, 5,000+ students in 20 US cities have enthusiastically embraced the boot camp. In 2013, after numerous requests from past students, Ben developed a new "3-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp Part II". This new boot camp is designed to teach students the post-production workflow after the images have been captured. Students now can take the "4-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp Part I" in the morning, then followed by the "3-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp Part II" in the afternoon. The next boot camp will be in December in four Southern California locations.



Ben's Seminars at Conventions and Professional Photography Organizations

Seminars at Professional Photographer’s Conventions

Ben has been teaching seminars at various professional photographers’ conventions (Imaging USA, WPPI, MacWorld, Photo Marketing Association (PMA), Pro Photo Expo (Professional Photographer of California), MTPPA (Michigan Triangle Professional Photographer Association), POMA (Professional Outdoor Media Association for over one decade.

In the beginning, he was asked only to draw on his expertise as a professional sports photographer.  In 2006, Ben has switched from sports to wedding and portrait photography. In 2008, he caught the attention of several professional photographer’s organizations due to his rather fast and successful transition into those fields. He was asked to present two seminars (wedding and lighting) for the Michigan Triangle Professional Photographers Association.

More and more, Ben is being asked to speak and teach on wedding and lighting topics. Most recently Ben has been asked to present his Guerrilla Lighting techniques as Master Class at WPPI in 2010. Also in 2010, Ben will be speaking at the Imaging USA in Nashville, TN and in Anaheim at the PMA. In 2009 Ben presented "Fast-Track into Wedding Photography" seminar at the Professional Photographers of California convention.

Ben want also to thank his sponsors: Pictobooks, Mac Group, Portercase, Hoodman, Bay Photo Lab, Lowepro, Honl Photo and Expoimaging for their generous support of his seminars. For more information on all the seminars he has taught over the years, please click HERE.



Ben's Local So Cal Seminars and Workshops

In additional of teaching at various photography conventions nationally, Ben also conducts frequent seminars and workshops in the Southern California area. The topics include wedding photography, location lighting, sports photography, landscape photography and travel and vacation photography. Please view all Ben’s location classes here.