Julie Diebolt-Price

Julie D.

Tustin, CA

About Julie D.

Julie teaches: Females 16 to 80
Males 18 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2000
Last sign in: Yesterday


Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie can help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, can jump start your creativity, or guide you along your journey in photography,

Our online sessions are proving to be VERY effective with significant cost savings in travel time, effort and productivity.

Julie earned the Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2014 and Certified Professional Photographer in May 2015 from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) .

These degrees are not merely pieces of paper. It means that Julie has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She was awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor. The CPP designation demonstrates the knowledge and experience of a professional who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

Julie'™s degrees and all the expertise it requires ”illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.

Join Julie as she takes the mystery out of digital photography!

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Jun 2006 - Present
Rancho Santiago Canyon College District

Julie has been an instructor for 10 years at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services offering creativity classes, Basic Digital Cameras, Introduction to Digital Photography, Stock Photography Basics, Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop, and Night Photography.


Jan 1987 - Present
JDP Photography

JDP Photography has been providing professional photography services for over 25 years in Southern California. Julie teaches the business and art of photography locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to all levels of photographers.



Jan 1985 - Jun 1988
University of LaVerne

AA Theater Arts

Sep 1974 - Nov 1977
Lansing Community College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Certified Professional Photographer

May 2015
Professional Photographers of America

Julie earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures her artistic and technical competence in the photography field. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs.

Re-certified Photographic Image Competition Judge

Mar 2014
Professional Photographers of California

Photographic Craftsman

Jan 2014
Professional Photographers of America

Julie has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

Julie’s degree—and all the expertise it requires—illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.

Photographic Image Competition Judge

Jan 2012
Professional Photographers of California

Certified 2012


Thumbtack Best of 2015 Pro Photographer

Oct 2015

Architectural Photographer of the Year 2011

Jan 2011
Professional Photographers of California

Fellowship Award 2010

Jan 2010
Professional Photographers of California

Photojournalist Photographer of the Year - 2009

Jan 2009
Professional Photographers of California


Professional Photographers of America

Jan 1997

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

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6 Reviews on Julie D.

Adrianne Oct 10, 2016
Photography · Online
My experience so far has been a pure joy and much more than expected. Julie has provided such great direction - building a customized plan, providing direction along with providing very helpful feedback in review of my images. She's a keeper!
And, I am. I've signed up for additional lessons.
Vivi Nov 1, 2015
Photography · Online
I took an online course with Julie last week. Her passion for her craft is truly evident in her teaching. The first part of the course she taught me how to use my extended flash and explained how to compensate for lighting.
In the second part of the lesson, Julie went over my best work and explained how to crop, take the picture better the first time, and how I could improve each shot. Her comments were extremely helpful.
I left the session knowing exactly what I had to do to improve my photograpy. I feel more motivated to be better.
I have taken her classes at SCC, and learned different types of photography such as motion shots, shooting fireworks at night, ocean photography and more.
Thank you Julie for your assistance.
Dana Oct 31, 2015
Photography · In home
Julie takes the time to teach new concepts and continues to challenge me. She also helps me apply and practice what I am learning. She is very knowledgable in the many areas of photography and has a lot of experience. I always enjoy my tutoring sessions with Julie!
Lynette Oct 30, 2015
Photography · Online
Julie was able to focus (pun intended) on my specific photographic needs and interests--in this case with lessons in depth of field, composition/cropping, lighting, and special effects (such as applying a brushstroke effect to make the result look more like a painting, or darkening the edges of a photo to better emphasize the center) for close-up subjects like leaves, flowers, and tree trunks, as well as landscapes. I learned so very much that I can apply to both my existing raw photos as well as my future photographic efforts. I am truly WOWED!
Kelly Sep 30, 2015
Photography · In studio
My family purchased photography lessons with Julie for me as a birthday present and I had a fantastic experience. Since I am mostly interested in bird and wildlife photography, Julie was kind enough to meet me at a local birding "hotspot" in Irvine and in an hour my skills improved tremendously with her assistance. No more over/underexposed shots, MUCH better detail in my photos and I learned to read and utilize a histogram properly. Highly, highly recommend.

Note: This site does not have an option for "outside location" so I was forced to select "Teacher's Location", but Julie was willing to meet me at a location I proposed.
Pamela B. May 4, 2015
Photography · In studio
Verified Student
Julie did an excellent job of explaining how to use my new 35 mm camera. She patiently answered all my questions. It is obvious she enjoys working with new photographers! I rate her 5 Stars for her knowledge and professionalism.
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