Julie Diebolt-Price

Julie D.

Tustin, CA
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Lesson Details



Julie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 16 to 80 and males 18 to 80

Teaching since:
September 2000

Photography & Business

Photography -

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,

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.

Business -

Julie possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has more than 25 years’ experience running a small business. In addition, Julie has experience in the transportation, hospitality, and aerospace industries, software development and legal fields. Her experience includes clerical to management positions, but thrives as a small business owner. Julie has taught photography at the local community college for 11 years, runs workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

Julie has created and run most business structures – solo entrepreneur/sole proprietor, LLC, Joint Venture, and Corporation.

Some of the awards Julie has received during her career include YWCA of Los Angeles Leadership Award, Boeing Spotlight Award for Teamwork, PPOC Spirit Award, PPC Above and Beyond, American Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence, Thumbtack Best of Professional Photographers.

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Business Manager
Jan 2016 - Present
Julie Diebolt Price

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.

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.

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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


Fluent / 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.

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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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Photos & Videos

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

Travel video on the Central California Coast.
Enderle Center Clock Tower and the Super Moon

JDP Photography Take Lessons Promo
Julie, Cr. Photog., CPP
Certified Professional Photographer, 2015
Professional Photographers of America

Blood moon Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014

Moonset from Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014
JDP Client Portrait © JDP Photography

The Pied Piper of Victoria Beach © JDP Photography
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43 Reviews

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Margaret C. Oct 18, 2018
Photography · Online

Julie is very well organized with her lessons. She took the time to understand what I want to accomplish with the lessons. Even though I'm following her curriculum, she is able to provide examples to help me better realize my specific goals.

Ashley F. Aug 21, 2018
Photography · Online

I am learning so much in just my first session. My instructor Julie is amazing, very easy to follow and has a very upbeat and positive personality. I am very much enjoying this class!

Leeanne Thomley Aug 21, 2018
Photography · Online

Edwin Aug 1, 2018
Photography · Online


Karin Jun 21, 2018
Photography · In studio

Julie is super friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to; I’m looking forward to learning from her.

Kelly May 22, 2018
Photography · Online

Julie is a phenomenal teacher. She is extremely kind, patient and informative on the subject of photography. I love our lessons and can't wait to learn more!

Amy Apr 17, 2018
Photography · Online

Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is very organized, patient, and sweet.

Emberli Mar 15, 2018
Photography · Online

Julie is one amazing teacher and is amazing at with every learning style. I would highly recommend!

Amy Mar 14, 2018
Photography · Online

My daughter loves these lessons!

Amanda Mar 12, 2018
Photography · Online

Mrs. Julie is great at making sure I feel comfortable with the information taught!

Amanda Mar 5, 2018
Photography · Online

Julie is very knowledgeable and loves what she does which to me makes a great instructor! She is very nice and friendly and always answers any questions!

Gail Jan 31, 2018
Photography · Online

She was patient with my technology foibles, and taught me how to use White Balance in a clear and concise manner.

Anita L. Jan 25, 2018
Photography · Online

We went over a lot of camera information in this lesson. Julie did an excellent job of explaining everything. I really enjoyed my class with her.

Gail Jan 17, 2018
Photography · Online

Amanda B. Nov 8, 2017
Photography · Online

Very fun, and helpful. You can tell she really has a passion for photography.

Jill M. Oct 26, 2017
Photography · Online

Great experience...very well prepared and informative!

Jaclyn Oct 11, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice. She took time to ask me my specific goals for my first lesson, and after just one class, I already feel much more confident in my photography skills! I am a super beginner, and am looking forward to continuing to work with Julie to improve my skills.

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Amanda B. Sep 26, 2017
Photography · Online

Very good! Lots of (good) information. Very easy to talk to and personable.

nigina Aug 28, 2017
Photography · Online

Lowell I. Aug 10, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach. She will work according to your speed and understanding. Highly recommend for novice photographers who want to get started and feel overwhelmed with info and camera choices.

Diane Aug 4, 2017
Photography · In studio

I have had the pleasure of taking several in class and online classes with Julie. Her knowledge of photography is top level. She can explain topics to me in a manner that is easy to understand and has answered my questions patiently. Looking forward to more sessions with Julie in the future!

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amanda Aug 4, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom..

Alex Jul 19, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie is very easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and her teaching style is very easy to understand.

Andi Jun 30, 2017
Photography · Online

I had a wonderful experience during my first lesson with Julie! She was easy to talk to and very informative.

Kathy D. May 9, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie's expertise as a teacher is wonderful - she is not only completely knowledgeable, but she is patient and has the fantastic ability to explain the most complex task in language that is clear and concise for the student to understand. My experience with Julie has been so amazing and I have learned so much - she has definitely taken me to the next level. Many thanks Julie.

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Angela May 4, 2017
Photography · Online

Julie is such a great instructor! She really takes the time to explain new concepts and has helped me figure out how to use my rather complicated camera. I am greatly enjoying my lessons with her and plan to have quite a few more! Absolutely worth the price!

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Ariel May 2, 2017
Photography · Online

Awesome teacher!

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.

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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.

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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.

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Amanda Nov 7, 2016
Photography · In studio

Learned a lot, looking forward to another class.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Pamela B. May 4, 2015
Photography · In studio

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.