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The Club Education Program will assist you in your photography whether you are a new or experienced photographer.

Classes and workshops are held either digitally via Zoom, or at the Clubhouse 4 Photography Classroom. Announcements of upcoming classes are emailed to all members.

Dates and times for educational events are listed as soon as schedules are confirmed.

Scroll down for details about Workshops, Classes, and other educational resources available through our Club.

View the Club Calendar.

Workshops / Classes

Workshops and Classes for 2023 include:

  • “Color Management “
    Faro Mohahedi
    DECEMBER 19, Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • Camera Club member Faro Mohahedi presents a 2nd “Master Class” in color management of images for print and online presentations. NOTE: limited class size (12).

  • “iPhone Photography” (RESCHEDULED)
    Kim Signoret Paar
    DECEMBER 15, Friday 10AM-12:00PM
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
    Learn about iPhone photography from a master iPhone photographer and educator.
  • “Travel Photography”
    Mary Madden
    DECEMBER 8, Friday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    A avid traveler and photographer, Mary gives us tips on travel photography, including packing camera equipment.
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Android Photography: Tips & Tricks”
    Joel Sigman
    DECEMBER 5, Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Making Photo Books”
    Steve Kaye
    DECEMBER 1, Friday 1PM-3PM, ZOOM
    A professional photographer, educator, and long-time photo book creator, Steve Kaye will show you how to turn your images into a beautiful digital or print book.
  • “Color Management “
    Faro Mohahedi
    NOVEMBER 28, Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • Camera Club member Faro Mohahedi presents a “Master Class” in color management of images for print and online presentations. NOTE: limited class size (FULL).

  • “Elements – Intermediate”
    Art Ramirez
    OCTOBER 13 though NOVEMBER 28
    Class 1 Friday 9:00AM-11:00AM
    Class 2-7 Tuesdays 9:00AM-11:00AM
    (no class on the Nov 21 week of Thanksgiving)
    $70 for 7 classes
  • “Photoshop – Intermediate”
    Art Ramirez
    OCTOBER 13 though NOVEMBER 28
    Class 1 Friday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    Class 2-7 Tuesdays, 12:00PM-2:00PM
    (no class on the Nov 21 week of Thanksgiving)
    $70 for 7 classes
  • PART 3: “Learn to Edit Your Night Sky Photos”
    Ted Koelsch
    SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 Friday
    Part 3 of a 3 part workshop.
    The class was recorded and is available on YouTube:
    View the Class Video (2 hours)
  • “Beginning Editing and Critiquing our Work”
    Art Ramirez
    SEPTEMBER 29, Friday 1:00PM-3:00PM (COMPLETED)
    For the person just beginning to edit photos but not ready to invest in Photoshop or Light Room.
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • PART 2: “Milky Way Photoshoots”
    Ted Koelsch
    SEPTEMBER 10-15, Day TBD Evening (COMPLETED)
    Two nights will be scheduled subject to weather and astronomical considerations.
    Part 2 of a 3 part workshop. View Flyer
    Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
  • PART 1: “Intro to Night Sky Photography”
    Ted Koelsch
    SEPTEMBER 8, Friday 1:00PM-3:00PM (COMPLETED)
    How to photograph the night sky from the Milky Way to star trails.
    Part 1 of a 3 part workshop. View Flyer
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Beginning Lightroom”
    Ed Stewart
    AUGUST 22-October 3, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30AM (6 classes) (COMPLETED)
    NO class Sept. 12th
    $60 fee payable by check View Flyer
  • “Black and White Conversion and Printing”
    Barry Evans
    AUGUST 11th, Friday 1:00-3:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Photo Restoration”
    Art Ramirez
    JULY 28th, Friday 1:00-2:30PM, Part 2 (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Photo Restoration”
    Art Ramirez
    JULY 25th, Monday 1:00-2:30PM, Part 1 (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Beginning Photography”
    Jack Salvador
    JUNE 23, Friday 1:00-3:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Getting off Automatic on you Camera”
    Susan Bouet
    JULY 15th, Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Intermediate Elements Editing Program”
    Art Ramirez
    MAY 2 – JUNE 13 (7 weeks), Tuesday’s 9:00-11:00AM (COMPLETED)
  • “Intermediate Elements Editing Program”
    Art Ramirez
    MAY 2 – JUNE 13 (7 weeks), Tuesday’s 9:00-11:00AM (COMPLETED)
  • “Intermediate Photoshop Classes”
    Art Ramirez
    MAY 2 – JUNE 13 (7 weeks), Tuesdays 12:00-2:00PM (COMPLETED)
  • “iPhone Photography”
    Kim Signoret Paar
    JUNE 12 (Monday), 1:00-3:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse #4, Photography classroom
  • “Travel Photography”
    Mike Bray
    MAY 12 (Friday), 1:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse 4, Photo Classroom
  • “Telling a Story with More Than One Image”
    Jim Selkin
    MAR. 31 – 1:00PM, APR. 14 – 1:00PM (COMPLETED)
    Clubhouse 4, Photo Classroom
    You will be asked to choose a topic, develop a shoot list and execute it for the follow-up session in 2 weeks.
    Workshop Flyer (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  • “How to Prep Images for Critique”
    Rodney Cooper, Ken Furata, Louise Stuart
    MAR. 8, 10:30AM (COMPLETED)
    The Zoom class video is available online:
    How to Prep Images for Critique (YouTube)
  • “Beginning Photoshop Classes”
    Art Ramirez
    FEB. 3 – MAR. 17, 10AM-12PM (COMPLETED)
    Cost: $70
  • “Beginning Elements Classes”
    Art Ramirez
    FEB. 1 – MAR. 25, 9-11AM (COMPLETED)
    Cost: $70
  • “The Baker’s Half Dozen” – Beginner and Intermediate Photography Class
    David Dearing and Friends
    JAN. 27, 1:30PM (COMPLETED)
    Photo classroom of Clubhouse 4
    Class & registration details (PDF, 1 MB)

The Camera Club replies on our dedicated Member volunteers.

If you are a Club Member, and you want to join the Education Committee, or have experience presenting workshops, training instruction, and/or classes (2 to 4-hour), please contact us at:

Presenter and Training Assistant volunteers – please include a brief description of your experience and/or educational product.

Photo Lab – Fred Granger Learning Center

Located at Clubhouse 4 in the Photo Lab, The Fred Granger Learning Center provides a classroom like setting for various in-person workshops and classes available through our Educational Program.

The Photo Lab also has a wide range of equipment and supplies for use by Camera Club Members and Laguna Woods Village residents.

Supervisors can provide guidance during open hours on using the Lab computers, software, printers, tools, and equipment.

Lab hours: 10:00AM–2:00PM Tuesday-Friday, and additional hours designated for in-person classes and workshops.

Map of the Clubhouse (JPG, 175 KB)

The Resources/Lab Page – details about the Photo Lab.

Saddleback College Emeritus Institute

The Institute was established as an educational opportunity for the pursuit and enhancement of lifelong learning, primarily for the older adult. The Emeritus Institute offers several photography-related courses – free to Village Residents – that meet in the Clubhouse 4 Photography Classroom.

You can pick up a copy of the class catalog at the Emeritus Institute office in Clubhouse 4.

Emeritus Institute Classes:

Handouts / Guides

Recommended Smart Phone Apps for PhotographersBy Erin Manning, Travel Photographer

An informative list of smarting phone apps for photography, video, and travelling.

Photographic Apps, by Erin Manning (PDF, 157 MB)
Print MattingHandout from Alan Pollock’s class, May 6, 2013.

Print Matting (PDF, 637 KB)
Ways to Share Your PhotosPresentations from Joel Goldstein’s class, July 18, 2017.

Sharing Photos Workshop Outline (PDF, 116 KB)
Ways to Share Your Photos (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Learning Google Photos (PDF, 2.4 MB)
How to Take Great Pictures of PeopleHandouts from Cliff Getz’s workshop, September 24, 2013.

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF, 4 MB)
Handout (PDF, 188 KB)
Epson 4800 PrinterHandout from Tim Talbert’s workshop on the Epson 4800 Printer, January 15, 2013.

Epson 4800 Printer (PDF, 767 KB)
Printing GuideA 2-page guide on how to print photos.

Printing Guide (PDF, 652 KB)
Wildlife PhotographyHandouts are from the Wildlife Photography workshop held on February 14, 2012

Wildlife Photography Tom Getz (PDF, 53 KB)
Wildlife Photography Mike Bray (PDF, 8 KB)
Uses for Your CameraHandouts from Joel Goldstein’s workshop on Uses for Your Camera

Uses for Your Camera (PDF, 12 KB)
Valuables Inventory (PDF, 119 KB)

Other Resources

Adobe Learn

Adobe TV has been phased out and replaced with “Adobe Learn”, with hundreds of informative videos. Adobe “Discover” displays free assets and giveaways.

Adobe Learn
Adobe Discover

Photoshop Cafe

Originally “Software Cinema”, Photoshop Cafe offers a large selection of Free and “Premium” (pay) online tutorials.

Phtographer and educator Tim Cooper has several excellent tutorials in this collection.

Photoshop Cafe
Tim Cooper Tutorials

ON1 Free Adobe Presets

Two sets of Free presets from ON1 and ON1 partners.

Free Camera Raw Presets for Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) work in Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud.
Free Adobe Lightroom Presets work with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and Classic CC.

Adobe RAW Presets
Lightroom Presets

Stephen Burns Photoshop Tutorials

Photographer, instructor and author Stephen Burns has a series of excellent short tutorials on beginning and advanced subjects. You can even learn to calibrate your printer.

Stephen Burns Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning now manages the resources previously found on

These classes are an excellent, extensive resource for learning software and processes for photography, video, email, social media, and website building.

Online training is based on either a monthly or yearly fee.

LinkedIn Learning: Lynda


CreativeLive is a web site offering tutorials on photography, Lightroom, and Photoshop. When a class is being broadcast “live,” you can watch it for free.

You must create an account to participate, but registering does not obligate you financially.

You can also purchase unlimited viewing rights to any of their classes.

Highly recommended are the Photoshop classes taught by Ben Willmore and Leza Snyder.

CreativeLive Photography

This site has free tutorials on basic topics. You can also order an online book that has a more in-depth set of tutorials.

View Tutorials
Purchase Photoshop Book



More than 35 eBook photo guides, workshops, a blog, camps, and a Photo App are part of the PhotoPills mission to “help you improve your photography, and have lots of fun doing so”.

Go to PhotoPills


Location Ideas for Shoots

Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

Heritage Hill Historical Park, near the Ralphs Shopping Center at Serrano and Lake Forest Drive in Lake Forest has historical buildings and old farm equipment that you can photograph. The park is open on Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. During the school year, be aware that groups of school children frequently tour the park in the mornings, so it is best to plan your visit for the afternoon.

Flower Fields

The 50-acre Flower Fields in Carlsbad is a great place to shoot spring blooms. The site is open only between March 1 and May 13 in 2012, so be sure to plan a visit. Hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Admission is $11 for adults and $10 for seniors who are 60+.

Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Laguna Niguel Regional Park at 28241 LaPaz Road offers opportunities for images of Great White egrets, geese, and squirrels before noon. A small stream flows through the park near the entrance. Further into the park there is a lake with fishing from the shore and small boats.

San Juan Capistrano

The City of San Juan Capistrano offers several areas for photography. Get there by taking the 5 Freeway south and exit at Ortega Highway. Turn right to access the mission and the historic district.

Los Rios Historic District, SJC

The Los Rios Historic District (PDF, 6.2 MB), in San Juan Capistrano includes 31 structures which line both sides of Los Rios Street, between Del Obispo and Mission Streets. The District comprises one of the oldest continuing neighborhoods in Orange County, and includes three adobe homes built in 1794 for Mission families. Park at the San Juan Capistrano train station and walk across the tracks to Los Rios Street. You must purchase a photography permit from the city to be able to take photos in this district.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano is an architectural jewel that attracts thousands of visitors and offers myriad possibilities for photographers. After exiting the freeway at Ortega Highway, turn right and proceed approximately three blocks. The Mission is on the right side of the street, with free parking is available in two adjadent lots. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission is $9 for adults and $8 for seniors.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa provides good opportunities for architectural images and reflections. Be aware that security guards are very protective and might ask you to leave.

Soka University

Soka University offers excellent opportunities for architectural images. The fountains in front of the complex are active subjects in early morning. Late afternoon offers great opportunities for architectural studies with shadows and reflections.

Union Station, Los Angeles

Take the Metrolink into Union Station for an opportunity to photograph this art deco architectural treasure. Tripods are not allowed, but you can freely roam the site and take unlimited hand-held shots. Be sure to increase your ISO for the dim lighting.

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David Dearing's class for beginner/intermediate photographers, January 2023
David Dearing’s class for beginner/intermediate photographers, January 2023
Mike Bray Travel Photography, Clubhouse 4 Photo Lab classroom
Mike Bray printed skulls
Mike Bray Travel Photography, May 2023,
Clubhouse 4 Photo Lab classroom
iPhone Photography Class, Kim Paar, June 2023

iPhone Photography Class, Kim Paar, June 2023
Clubhouse 4 Photo Lab classroom

Black and White Conversion for Print, Barry-Evans, 082023

“Black and White Conversion and Printing”
Barry Evans, August 2023
Clubhouse 4 Photo Lab classroom