Photography Workshops in Downtown LA

The NEXT Workshop Series focus on real techniques and strategies you can put into place immediately to improve your skills and career. If you're a beginner, student or need to brush up your fundamental skills this will be a workshop well worth it. As with every NEXT Workshop this workshop is interactive. You will learn, write, and shoot. And be better by the end of the day.

Hosting TWO different workshops / meetups! The first is THE STARTER which is a beginners photography class where you will learn to master your DSLR camera. The second is THE CREATOR which is designed for photographers who have some experience, general camera knowledge and who are ready to take their skills and career to the NEXT level.


* Master manual mode and learn all the fundamentals hands on.
* Learn depth of field, ISO/Exposure/Aperture, and composition techniques.
* Bonus introduction to understanding lighting indoors and outdoors.
* Students receive worksheets, book list & take home assignments for further self education
* One-on-one instruction
* Photo Walk to practice new techniques
* Beverages and light snacks included

Workshop Schedule:
Coffee & Snacks / Meet & Greet
Hands On Camera Fundamentals
Introduction to Lighting
Interactive Photo Walk
Discussion and One on One Questions



* Shoot with professional, styled models and learn skills and techniques hands on from a pro that will immediately improve the quality of your photography.
* Master Lighting indoors and out. Learn how to find and create light anywhere.
* Learn E-Commerce Lighting, Head Shots / Portrait Lighting and Editorial Styles.
* Work on expanding your vision, purpose and creative path.
* Students receive worksheets, book list & take home assignments for further self education
* Beverages and light snacks included

Workshop Schedule:
Meet & Greet with beverages and light snacks: 2pm-2:30pm
Vision, Creativity, and Camera/Lighting Techniques: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Interactive Live Shooting Teaching with Models: 3:30pm-6pm
Discussion and One on One Questions 6pm-6:30pm


Previous Students Said:

" The last workshop I went to was way more expensive and was a waste of time. I actually learned so much today."

" All the information was so easy, Christiana is a great teacher... the marketing information... yes!"

" The handouts really helped me. I was surprised to get so many tools to succeed. Now I just have to put it into action!"


Workshop is lead by Christiana Lucratif, a professional photographer in downtown Los Angeles who has worked with publications, celebrities, influencers, and clothing brands. Her style and subject vary; shooting product, lifestyle, editorial, landscape, and portraits. She has taught several students in one-on-one settings and the NEXT series of workshops with interactive, small groups of no more than 10 where students will get that one-on-one interaction and support.