Julie Diebolt-Price
Tustin, CA
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Julie Diebolt-Price

Julie D.

Tustin, CA
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Beginner
With the current shelter-in-place and stay home directives, now is the best time to learn how to take an online class. Julie will take you through the process and take the fear out of signing up. All you need is an email address, a computer with a camera or a handheld device (iPad, iPhone, Android).

You will learn the mechanics of the sign-up process, what to expect after you sign up, and how to communicate with the instructor in the online classroom.

About Julie D.

How to Take an Online Class -

Julie will teach you the process of signing up for and taking an online class. We will go through every step so you can be successful in today's world of online learning and work.

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 30 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 12 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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Carter
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I learned a great deal from working with Julie in a very short amount of time. She's extremely knowledgable and very patient. I look forward to continuing sessions with her in pursuit of achieving my goals.

Posted May 23, 2020
Maria W.
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I was a little sceptical at first how this classroom session was going to go. Julie is exactly what I have hoped for in an instructor, very thorough in teaching in a manner that helps me understand not only about my camera, but, what is expected. I believe that Julie is a good fit for me.

Posted May 2, 2020
Aurora Hogden
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I very much enjoy my lessons with Julie. She listens to what i'm interested in pursuing and guides me accordingly. She shares ideas and advice and most of all is supportive and encouraging.

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Gosia
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I took two classes with Julie, business and digital photography. Both were very well prepared, planned out and taught. For each of the classes Julie prepared her own text books that outlined the curriculum and were very helpful for later reviews. In class she used slides with more information and examples of work, which were very helpful especially in the photography class. With her background in business and photography, we benefitted from her first hand experiences and recommendations regarding best photography equipment to invest in. Classes were not only informative but also fun and hands on. Her passion for photography is highly contagious ! I started from being intimidated by my camera but ended up enjoying and recognising the fun behind taking photos. I highly recommend Julie and hope to continue my own photography journey with her as my teacher.

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Judith Walsh
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Julie is quite organized and presents the subject matter in a detailed but understandable manner. I am very pleased with our first session.

Posted Feb 1, 2020
Shelby M.
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Julie is amazing! Very good with a beginner photographer. She teaches just like the teacher she is! So patient so knowledgeable but very structured. She does not go into teaching me just winging it. I look forward to class every week!

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Marlon F.
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Off to a great start! Julie was able to get a sense of where I am and where I want to go. She brings a structure that is going to help me learn. Awesome!

Posted Jan 11, 2020
Sherry
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Julie hears what you say, has the ability to take you further than you thought was possible. She speaks with the authority of someone who knows her business!
Excellent - thank you Julie!

Posted Dec 9, 2019
Gayle S.
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Julie was great and helped me feel more relaxed with my camera already. I am now confident that I will be able to master this equipment!

Posted Sep 4, 2019
PB
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Julie is an Awesome instructor. She explains the subject in detail, shares all the materials, answers all the questions patiently. She will even go a step further to learn and help if we ask anything which is out of her scope in photography. I learnt a lot from her.

Posted Aug 2, 2019
Sheng L.
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Posted Jul 20, 2019
Kate
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Julie is wonderful. She explains the subject well, very detailed if needed, shares the prepared by her materials, always on time, answers all the questions, very pleasant to communicate to. What's great is that she doesn't make it complicated! :) but rather helps you to continue developing the love for the photography.

Posted May 18, 2019
Susan
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Julie is patient and explains the subject clearly. Lessons are a joy!

Posted Apr 14, 2019
June V.
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Posted Apr 1, 2019
Julie G.
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Julie is a very good teacher. She is clear and direct, and has focused feedback to bring my projects to the next level. Both in business and photography, she has provided key information. I hope to work with her for a very long time!

Posted Mar 22, 2019
Julie G.
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Julie is a very great teacher! She has a depth of knowledge, and a constructive way of nudging you out of your comfort zone. I am so glad I found her!

Posted Mar 7, 2019
LeAna B.
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I am only halfway through my lessons, but so far, they are wonderful! I'm learning quite a bit. Unfortunately, due to illness and my busy schedule, we've had to take a pause so I may need a refresher when we resume!

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Valerie T.
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Todays lesson was awesome!

Posted Jan 26, 2019
Carolyn
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Great! Look forward to another one

Posted Jan 25, 2019
LeAna
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This was just my first class, but it was a great class and I'm looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Jan 11, 2019
Valerie T.
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Great first class. I'm looking forward to my next class.

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Valerie T.
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My first lesson with Julie was amazing. I've already obtained very valuable information that will make my photography journey a great success.

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Stacy J.
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Great lesson! I feel prepared to start learning how to shoot in manual mode.

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Margaret C.
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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.

Posted Oct 18, 2018
Ashley F.
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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!

Posted Aug 21, 2018
Leeanne Thomley
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Posted Aug 21, 2018
Edwin
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FIRST LESSON, VERY GOOD. JULE IS ORGANIZED AND HAS A PLAN OF ACTION FOR ME BEING A FIRST TIME STUDENT

Posted Aug 1, 2018
Karin
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Julie is super friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to; I’m looking forward to learning from her.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Kelly
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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!

Posted May 22, 2018
Amy
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Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is very organized, patient, and sweet.

Posted Apr 17, 2018
Emberli
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Julie is one amazing teacher and is amazing at with every learning style. I would highly recommend!

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Amy
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My daughter loves these lessons!

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Amanda
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Mrs. Julie is great at making sure I feel comfortable with the information taught!

Posted Mar 12, 2018
Amanda
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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!

Posted Mar 5, 2018
Gail
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She was patient with my technology foibles, and taught me how to use White Balance in a clear and concise manner.

Posted Jan 31, 2018
Anita L.
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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.

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Gail
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Posted Jan 17, 2018
Amanda B.
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Very fun, and helpful. You can tell she really has a passion for photography.

Posted Nov 8, 2017
Jill M.
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Great experience...very well prepared and informative!

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Jaclyn
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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.

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Amanda B.
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Very good! Lots of (good) information. Very easy to talk to and personable.

Posted Sep 26, 2017
nigina
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Posted Aug 28, 2017
Lowell I.
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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.

Posted Aug 10, 2017
Diane
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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!

Posted Aug 4, 2017
amanda
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Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom..

Posted Aug 4, 2017
Alex
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Julie is very easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and her teaching style is very easy to understand.

Posted Jul 19, 2017
Andi
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Kathy D.
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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.

Posted May 9, 2017
Angela
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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!

Posted May 4, 2017
Ariel
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Awesome teacher!

Posted May 2, 2017
John "JJ" Jones
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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.

Posted Apr 25, 2017
Angela
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Very personable and incredibly informative in the short amount of time we had. Definitely signing up for more classes!

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Kathy D.
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Julie was so clear in describing all the features, was patient and so knowledgeable. Looking forward to more classes with her.

Posted Apr 5, 2017
Christine L.
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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.

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Laurie G.
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Posted Jan 14, 2017
Vivi
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Posted Nov 21, 2016
Joe
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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.

Posted Nov 17, 2016
darrel
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great first meeting, looking forward to the next.

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Michael Chiaramonte
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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.

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Amanda
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Learned a lot, looking forward to another class.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Adrianne
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Oct 10, 2016
Vivi
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Nov 1, 2015
Dana
Profile-location-home Student's 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!

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Lynette
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Oct 30, 2015
Kelly
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Pamela B.
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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.

Posted May 4, 2015

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Experience

Business Manager
Jan 2016 - Present

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.

Instructor
Jun 2006 - Present

Rancho Santiago Canyon College District

Julie has been an instructor for 13 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 receives wide acclaim.

Photographer
Jan 1987 - Present

Photography

Photography has been providing professional photography services for over 28 years in Southern California. Julie teaches the business and art of photography locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to all levels of photographers.

Education

BS/BA
Jan 1985 - Jun 1988

University of LaVerne

AA Theater Arts
Sep 1974 - Nov 1977

Lansing Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

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

Awards

Thumbtack Best of 2015 Pro Photographer
Oct 2015

Thumbtack

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

Affiliations

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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