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Photography


Welcome to the Photography Program!

Here you can choose from a variety of digital and film-based courses to pursue a commercial, photojournalism, or fine art career as a photographer. We are a vocational program and offer freelance and commercial skills certificates as well as an Applied Photography Associate of Arts Degree. We also offer several classes that transfer to UC and Cal State Universities.

From Beginning to Advanced Digital Photography to Experimental Photographic Techniques, you can learn it here at LACC. Please have a look through our course offerings, student work, and feel free to visit us here in the Chemistry building or contact our department vice-chair, Nicole Belle by email at bellent@lacitycollege.edu or phone (323) 953-4000 ext. 2830 for more information.

We have an excellent faculty and staff that are ready to help you develop your vision as a photographer.

Photography Facilities Tour

The Photography Program facilities include computer labs, B&W darkrooms, film processing rooms, a print finishing room, a studio with 3 stations, and a supply room full of gear for student rental.

Photo Studio

In the studio, students use both strobes and hot lights. Our studio is divided into three sets, each with lights and a studio 4x5 camera. Additional equipment can be checked out at the supply room.

Film Processing Rooms

Six film processing rooms are available for processing black and white roll and sheet film for class assignments

Photography Facilities
Model in Studio
Film Processing Rooms

The A Lab

Advanced darkroom students print their 35mm, medium, and large format black and white negatives in our 10 spacious enlarger stations.

The B Lab

In Photo 10, you'll learn to process and print your black and white 35mm negatives.

The C Lab

During open lab hours, students can scan film, make prints, and work on Photoshop assignments for class in the C Lab.

Photography Lab
B photography Lab
Computer Lab

Digital Photography Classroom

In our 36 station CC147 lab, students will have both lecture and lab time with their professors to work on digital photo assignments.

The Finishing Room

The Print Finishing Room houses the tools you need to get your prints ready for presentation. This includes RC and fiber based print dryers, mount presses, window mount cutters, and paper cutters.

The Supply Room

The Print Finishing Room houses the tools you need to get your prints ready for presentation. This includes RC and fiber based print dryers, mount presses, window mount cutters, and paper cutters.

Digital Photography Classroom
Finishing Room
Finishing Room Tools

Mission

The Photography program’s mission is to provide the highest quality education available to students seeking either a vocational AA degree in Applied Photography, a transferable interdisciplinary AA degree in Performing and Visual Arts, or a certificate in Digital Photography, Photojournalism or Commercial Photography.

Contact Us

Office Location

DH 202A

Contact

Alexandra Wiesenfeld
Department Chair
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2515
Email: wiesena@lacitycollege.edu


DH 309

Nicole Belle
Vice Chair/Photography
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2830
Email: bellent@lacitycollege.edu


Chem 206A

Rhonda Guess
Journalism/Newspaper Advisor
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext.​2832
Email: guessrd@lacitycollege.edu


Photography Labs
DaVinci 307

Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2833


Please let us know via email or voicemail how we can help with your questions!