Category Archives: Workshops

Private Mentoring, Portfolio Reviews, or Consultations

I work with photographers all over the world, doing private tutorials via Skype, telephone, or in person if you live in Southern California. Sessions usually last an hour and can be on a regular or as needed basis. My specialty is helping photographers focus their visions and get their work into the fine art market.

Email for more information: alinesmithson@gmail.com

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Photographing with Intention Far from Home

Join me October 6 – 11, 2021 in San Miguel Allende  for Photographing with Intention Far from Home with the Santa Fe Workshops!

Travel photography is often focused on capturing all the exciting “shiny objects” we see when we’re away from home, but the joy of creating photographs far from home becomes much richer when our work is produced with purpose.

The greatest tool a photographer has is the brain, and Aline Smithson shares new ways of working, providing you with a toolkit of ideas for creating photographs in which you are truly engaged—and, in turn, engage your audience.

To help you consider the medium in new ways, Aline exposes you to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. In addition to leading discussions on best practices for presenting your photographs to the fine-art market, she also meets with each participant to offer individual direction and feedback.

Morning lectures provide inspiration for new ways of seeing and creating work, and yielding assignments leave us plenty of time to capture the beauty of San Miguel as we experience the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

Join Aline and reconsider how you interpret your life and world. By bringing depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors, you create photographs that tell stories and reveal something deeper about a culture.

More information here!

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Now What? Creative Solutions for Mid-Career Photographers with Aline Smithson (Webinar) 6/26

You’ve entered shows, perhaps you’ve attended a portfolio review, but you are treading water and your career is not moving forward. Aline will suggest ideas for rethinking this journey, putting you in the driver’s seat to keep the momentum going. She will also consider the changing photography landscape in these stressful times.   GO HERE to sign up!

Webinar – Distance Learning Class via Zoom

This class is part of our new “Webinar” series. These 90-minute online seminars are designed to help you understand the business of photography, learn new photographic techniques or skill sets, and/or closely examine the work of other professional photographers. The webinars will consist of 60 minutes lecture, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A from the audience (questions will be selected by a moderator). These short, informative webinars are are only $35 for LACP Members (Non-Members pay $45). Sign up for four webinars and receive the 5th one free! (New webinars will be added soon.)

A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at info@lacphoto.org.

One Session
Dates: Saturday, June 20, 10-11:30 am, PST
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Tuition: $45 Non-Members;$35 Members
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Intentional Photography: Creating Personal Projects from Places You Know Best


I’m coming to the mid-west and I’m excited! The amazing Wild Rice Retreats in Bayfield, Wisconsin, has invited me to their beautiful campus. I’ll be teaching the workshop:

Creating Personal Projects from Places You Know Best from May16 -20, 2021

Reconsider how you create images, interpret your life and world, and bring depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors. This retreat will help you discover how to create work that springs from a place of introspection, contemplation, and connection. Open to All Levels.  Join me!

Check In: Sunday, May 16th, 2021 | Check Out: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Tuition + Meals: $975 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,475 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,895 per person

For more information, go here.

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