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Julie D.

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Learn photography from a certified photography teacher with 30+ years experience

From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. We work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.
About Julie D.

Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, jump-start your creativity, and guide you along your photography journey, including basic Photoshop and Lightroom techniques. We build confidence together to achieve the results you are looking for. If you don't know anything about your camera, don't understand the owner's manual, or if you are shooting in Auto Mode and want to do more, let's work together. We will start with the photography basics and work up to the Tripod of Photography - understanding ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed - and how they all work together to control light. When you are ready for more, composition is on the menu. Homework assignments include your photos reviewed and explained online to get the most out of your experience. eBook PUBLISHED SPRING 2022: The 10 Most Important Things To Know About Event Photography. eBook PUBLISHED JANUARY 2023 eBook: 9 Steps to Stock Photography Success *** Julie earned the Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2014 and Certified Professional Photographer in May 2015 from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She has taught for over 30 years and excels online with novice and amateur photographers.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2000


Age: 18-80

Speaks English

Has background check

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Subject: Photography
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Teaches Online
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Teacher's studio

I have been looking for an instructor that "speaks my language"... very organized AND very creative. I have found that with Julie! So excited for my next lessons with her!!

Posted May 16, 2023
Teacher's studio

Jill was very good at explaining everything and taught me a lot today! I enjoyed learning how to use my camera!

Posted Mar 19, 2023
Teacher's studio

Julie is very professional, extremely pleasant, flexible with scheduling and helpful with those of us who are not familiar with photography programs (Drop Box). AND...most importantly..... I can not wait for the next session. Thanks, Julie, you made my afternoon most enjoyable. Betsy Stegbauer

Posted Feb 28, 2023
Jan 2015 - Present
Five-star teacher at TakeLessons specializing in Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced photography techniques. Includes training in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Photographer, Educator, Author
Jan 1987 - Present
JDP Photography
Julie Diebolt Price of JDP Photography has been providing professional photography services for over 30 years on the West Coast and Southwest, USA. Julie teaches the business and art of photography locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to all levels of photographers. PUBLISHED 2022: The 10 Most Important Things To Know About Event Photography. The eBook is available for download on our website. PUBLISHED 2023: 9 Steps To Stock Photography Success, Proven Techniques To Earn Money With Your Photos. The eBook is available for download on our website.
Jun 2006 - Jun 2021
Rancho Santiago Canyon College District
Julie was an instructor for 15 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. Last year she added How to Start a Business in Five Easy Steps which has been a very popular class and received wide acclaim.
Business Manager
Jan 2016 - Jun 2019
Business owner
Julie helps small business owners set up and run their business. She began teaching How to Start Your Business in 5 Easy Steps early in 2018 at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services.
Jan 1985 - Jun 1988
University of LaVerne
AA Theater Arts
Sep 1974 - Nov 1977
Lansing Community College
Native Proficiency
Certified Professional Photographer
May 2014
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. Expired June 2018
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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