LA Project Workshop: A Street Photography Intensive with Julia Dean

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October 17th-21st, 2022 - Explore the streets of Los Angeles with L.A based photographer and educator Julia Dean.
Los Angeles. CA
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This week-long intensive offers the unique opportunity to gain insights into the art, techniques, and ethics of this genre from renown L.A based photographer and educator Julia Dean.

Designed to not only advance your confidence while working candidly, this week will also improve your ability to anticipate moments, and increase your understanding of what makes a good frame, so that you know what to look for on the street and in your edit.


  • Composition and seeing in dimensions
  • Working with layers
  • How to see light
  • How to get close
  • How to work a situation
  • Camera and lens selection
  • Image selection and sequencing 
  • Keys to finding your own style and way of working


Monday – Friday, October 17th-21st, 2022

Using the Leica Store Los Angeles as a base of operation, each day will include a combination of classroom lecture with shooting on-location in various areas through L.A.  Both instructors will share their individual approaches to street photography and will spend quality time shooting with each student while in downtown L.A., Venice Beach, and on Hollywood Boulevard, and other locations.

Most days will run from 10:00AM-6:00PM, depending on the light and shooting location.

Friday, October 21: (6:00 am – 8:00 am, optional shoot) 10:00am – 2:00pm - Final critique of week’s work at Leica Store.

(A detailed itinerary will be provided in the weeks ahead of the workshop.)


Anyone interested in honing their skills as a street photographer will benefit from this week-long intensive


Participants are expected to have good understanding their cameras as well as an understanding of basic image editing. The ability to download images and make selections to submit foe review is required. Owning a Leica is not required. We will have a selection of Leica cameras available for you to try throughout the week. This is a rain or shine workshop, so you will need to be prepared for the weather.


Be prepared to walk many miles during this week. Bring proper shoes. Enrollment is strictly limited to 12.

This workshop is in collaboration with The L.A. Project and timed to coincide with, Projecting L.A. - October 22nd, 2022. 6:00PM-9:30PM in Downtown L.A. A large projection of work by 32 photographers will be presented. Students are encouraged to attend.

A BIPOC and economic need scholarship is available. If interested please send an email to



Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, writer, and founder and former executive director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She is currently the director of The L.A. Project, a group of street, documentary, and news photographers whose mission is to tell the real story of the streets of L.A.

Julia began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York.  She has traveled to more than 45 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes 40 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University, the Los Angeles Center of Photography and Santa Monica College.

For two decades, Julia concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past 12 years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus.  Julia's work has been published in many magazines, blogs, and books.

Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska, and is the author/photographer of the award-winning children’s book, A Year on Monhegan Island, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

IG: @Juliadean_la_streetshooter



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