Drea Castro

Drea C.

Glendale, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional photographer and has been shooting events for 10 years.

Depending on your level, I would customize a package for you and your needs. If you are a beginner and have never held a camera before, we would start from the basics (Learning composition, camera settings etc.). If you are intermediate, we would learn lighting techniques and conduct photoshoots.
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Drea teaches



Drea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

I have been in the creative industry since I was a child. I have been singing since I came out of the womb! And doing photography since high school. I am now in front and behind the camera as an actress/on camera host, and I am a professional photographer/videographer. I have behind the camera for companies such as VH1, MTV, Fuse TV, and the New York Post. In front of the camera, you have probably seen me in films such as Relativity Media's, "Act of Valor," "Baby Mama" (Opp Tina Fey/Sigourney Weaver), and Chris Rock's "I Think I Love my Wife." My experience both in front and behind the camera compliments each other as I understand what is needed for both positions. I try to keep my lessons informative and fun! -- Anything can be achieved if you take your time and you really want it.

I teach both in front and behind the camera :)

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Jan 2009 - Present


BA in Theater
Aug 2002 - May 2005
Ramapo College of NJ


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Song for Mr Wang Goes to Hollywood
Apr 2015
LA WebFest 2015
Jun 2012
Soul Recognition Award at Boston International Film Festival
Mar 2007


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jun 2005

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Rachel Getting Married Monologue by Drea Castro
Drea Castro - Reel
Drea Castro - Headshot

Fitness Photo/Active Lifestyle Photo shoot

Poster/Concept Idea - Actor - Jake Head from Worcester, MA

Jasmine -Pre Bat Mitzvah portrait shoot.

Casey Washington - Actor from "Mike & Molly" Poster Art shoot

Product Photography shoot for Hummus Republic

Freddie Mac Editorial Shoot
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2 Reviews

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Twilla Loewen Dec 21, 2015
Photography · Online

My instructor Drea was a very was a very Patient and was prepared for our lessons. She sends an email and get a basic understanding of what your goals are what type of equipment you're planning on using and if she is unfamiliar with you for particular camera she does her research and is prepared to answer you any of your questions. I would recommend taking photography classes from her, I intend to continue taking lessons from Drea she is a treasure trove of knowledge.

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John F. Jun 26, 2015
Photography · In studio

good teacher,

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