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: Today


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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Extracted standing poses...not like an extraction at the dentist...


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.

16 Reviews on Julie D.

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John "JJ" Jones Apr 25, 2017
· Photography · In studio I have taken about six classes so far from Julie and each time I go away with better knowledge of working my camera and processing photo's. Julie always takes the time to help each individual during class so they understand the concept. She always comes prepared for class and she always asked the students for their input on how to improve the class for the next group of students.
Angela Apr 19, 2017
· Photography · Online Very personable and incredibly informative in the short amount of time we had. Definitely signing up for more classes!
Kathy D. Apr 5, 2017
· Photography · Online Julie was so clear in describing all the features, was patient and so knowledgeable. Looking forward to more classes with her.
Christine L. Feb 8, 2017
· Photography · In studio Julie is an excellent instructor! I am a beginner and knew nothing about my camera and she explained everything thoroughly. She is also teaching me how to take pictures manually instead of using my automatic button function. I am looking forward to my next lesson with her.
Laurie G. Jan 14, 2017
· Photography · Online
Vivi Nov 21, 2016
· Photography · Online
Joe Nov 17, 2016
· Photography · In studio Great class. Julie took her time and explained everything in detail. No question was left unanswered. Would highly recommend this class and any additional classes she teaches.
darrel Nov 8, 2016
· Photography · In studio Great first meeting, looking forward to the next.
Michael Chiaramonte Nov 8, 2016
· Photography · In studio Julie's instruction reaffirmed what minute knowlege I had in the operation of my Canon SLR. What I did learn was various uses of the "Memu" and "buttons" on the camera. Overall, hopefully this will assist in me becoming a better photographer thus enhancing my photos.
Amanda Nov 7, 2016
· Photography · In studio Learned a lot, looking forward to another class.
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