City of Angles


Photojournalism Workshops and Tours

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Photo by Dave Wyman /COAW©2012

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Photo by Ted Soqui/COAW©2012

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Photo by Ted Soqui/COAW©2012


About

Our photojournalism outings are for people who love photography, learning the stories of other people, and telling those stories. These are workshops for those who want to feel the vital heartbeat of a big city. They're for photographers who want to discover ways to connect with people they've never met. It's for those who appreciate iconic urban architecture, whether good, bad, or kitchy.

These are workshops where photographers will learn to see in new ways, and they'll do it in one of the world's most famous and exiting cities, Los Angeles, the City of Angels and a city of infinate angles. to discover for those willing to search them out. It's a weekend to tunnel through to the core values of a city, as they are displayed in cultural trappings both high and low, and it's also a way to find the core of yourself. 



Upcoming: Noir You See It, March 15, and A Day in L.A. (scroll to see)


Noir You See It!

Hollywood for a Day, Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Celebrate Hollywood

Join Dave Wyman and Ted Soquifor a trip through Hollywood, from its past to its present, from glitz and glamor to seedy apartments and hillside mansions that are right out The Big Sleep, from tourists like us to the locals. It's a photo outing like no other, and one you'll never forget, conducted as only Ted and Dave can do. It will be a journey through a place where myth and reality mingle in an uneasy truce. When our day is done, you'll come home with a treasure-trove of images and newly acquired skills.

We'll discover  new ways to make stunning architectural images and learn how to meet and photograph the people we'll enconter on the streets of Hollywood. Over our approximate four hours together (not counting lunch), we'll walk and drive through a variety of iconic locations. If you'll have one regret, it's that the day is over.

Cost: $100. 

Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. at the mid-town home of one of our instructors (we'll send details about where we'll meet later).

Ending Time:
About 3:00 p.m. or so.





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The Basics

What to bring

- Camera gear (see below)
- Clothing for warm and cool temperatures 
- Hat  for the sun
- Day pack and/or camera bag
- Comfortable shoes (leave the sandals at home)

What will be provided


- Guided photography walk and talks
- Online reviews of our photographs made on the outing.


Pace: The trip will be conducted at a photographer's relaxed pace. 

The Tools

Photographic equipment: You don't need to spend any money on equipment you don't already have. A basic digital or 35mm camera will serve you well. If you have them, Ted recommends bringing along a wide-angle zoom – probably the most useful lens for the weekend – and a telephoto zoom.  A prime wide and a prime tele will do, too.

Still shooting with film? The instructors recommend film from ISO/ASA 25 to 400. Fujichrome slide film offers excellent color saturation for slide film and has fine grain. Fujicolor and Kodacolor are good print films. Black and white? Tri-X 400, Ilford Delta Pro 400, Arista EDU 100 (check out Freestyle Photo for a good variety of black and white films).

Yes, this is a great trip to try out black and white filme, or the black and white options in your digital camera. CF or SD cards - bring plenty of storage space for your digital photographs.  

Bring enough battery power to last through a chunk of the day.


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Weather
: We can expect a mild to warm day. Be prepared with a selection of clothing. "Bad" weather, though we don't expect it, is often the best weather, serving as a spectacular backdrop for urban photography.

How to Register

Send payment to:

Image Quest
1164 Alvira Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90035

You may also use paypal.com – contact Dave first.


Cost: $100

Cancellations: $30 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations two days or less before the beginning of the trip, unless another person fills the empty spot. 

If you have any questions: call Dave Wyman, at 323 377-7565, or e-mail him at davewyman@imountainman.com



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Photojournalism in the City of Angels:
A Day in L.A.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

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West Los Angeles Gas Station
Photo by Ted Soqui /COAW©2013


Enjoy a day with Ted and Dave that will change the way you see the city around you. Perhaps you'll find there's a change in you, as well, one that lets you unleash a more powerfully creative vision of the world around you. That vision will contain a part of who you are, too.

As with our prior trips, we will explore a variety of ways to tell stories about the heart and soul of the urban environment. This outing includes a great dinner at the end of the day. We will also have a chance to view images of participants and instructors. Locations include the L.A. River (think "Grease"), the amazing downtown arts district (street murals and graffiti), and the west side of town.

This will be a hands-on, in-the-field workshop. It won't include classroom lectures. It won't tie us down to the same location for hours – or days – on end. If circumstances warrant, such as a newsworthy event, we'll be able to travel to where the action is.
By the end of the weekend, you'll be comfortable finding, meeting and photographing people where they work and play, with the backdrop of some of L.A's most distinctive architecture. And you'll come home with a treasure trove of images created out of your own vision. 


The Basics

What to bring
- Camera gear (see below)
- Clothing for warm and cool temperatures
- Hat and sunblock
- Day pack and/or camera bag
- Money for meals
- Comfortable shoes (leave sandals at home)
- CF or SD cards - bring plenty of storage space for your digital photographs. 
- Bring enough battery power to last through a day.

What will be provided
- Guided photography walks
- Equipment demonstrations 
- Travel via comfortable passenger van
- Any entry fees
- Three group meals at iconic Los Angeles eateries

Weather: We can expect mild to warm days, and cool evenings. Be prepared with a selection of clothing. "Bad" weather, though we don't expect it in Southern California, is often the best weather, serving as a spectacular backdrop for urban photography.

Pace: The trips will be conducted at a photographer's relaxed pace. There will be some significant walking, up to a mile per day.

Pace: The trip will be conducted at a photographer's relaxed pace.


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The Tools

Photographic equipment: You don't need to spend any money on equipment you don't already have. A basic digital or 35mm camera will serve you well. If you have them, Ted recommends bringing along a wide-angle zoom – probably the most useful lens for the weekend – and a telephoto zoom.  A prime wide and a prime tele will do, too.

Still shooting with film? The instructors recommend film from ISO/ASA 25 to 400. Fujichrome slide film offers excellent color saturation for slide film and has fine grain. Fujicolor and Kodacolor are good print films. Black and white? Tri-X 400, Ilford Delta Pro 400, Arista EDU 100 (check out Freestyle Photo for a good variety of black and white films).

Yes, this is a great trip to try out black and white filme, or the black and white options in your digital camera. CF or SD cards - bring plenty of storage space for your digital photographs.  

Bring enough battery power to last through a chunk of the day.

How to Register

Send payment to:

Image Quest
1164 Alvira Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90035

You may also use paypal.com – contact Dave first.

How many participants? We can take as many as 12, and as few as four to make the trip run. 

Help with transportaton:
Where and when possible, Dave will pick up/drop off participants who are staying in the area.

Cost: $100

Cancellations: $30 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations less than two weeks before the beginning of the trip, unless another person fills the empty spot. Full payment due two weeks before the trip date.

If you have any questions: call Dave Wyman, at 323 377-7565, or e-mail him at davewyman@imountainman.com





Photojournalism in the City of Angels:
Eastside - Mid-Town
Friday - Sunday, November 15-17, 2013




As with our prior weekend trips, we will explore a variety of ways to tell stories about the heart and soul of the urban environment. This weekend's outing includes two meals from restaurants that epitomize what it's like to live – and dine – in Los Angeles. We will also have a chance to view images of participants and instructors. Locations include the L.A. River (think "Grease"). the amazing downtown arts district (street murals and graffiti), Venice Beach, locations around West Los Angeles, and more.

This will be a hands-on, in-the-field workshop. It won't include classroom lectures. It won't tie us down to the same location for hours – or days – on end. If circumstances warrant, such as a newsworthy event, we'll be able to travel to where the action is.

By the end of the weekend, you'll be comfortable finding, meeting and photographing people where they work and play, with the backdrop of some of L.A's most distinctive architecture.

Contest
Visit our Facebookpage, and enter the City of Angles contest by uploading a photo. Just put the word "contest" somewhere in the decription. Enter up to five images. The winner will receive this workshop as a free trip. Rights to submit photographs remain with the photographers. City of Angles will not use the submitted photographs for any purpose other than the contest. We will announced the winner on October 15, 2013.



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Photo by Ted Soqui /COAW©2013

The Basics

What to bring
- Camera gear (see below)
- Clothing for warm and cool temperatures
- Hat and sunblock
- Day pack and/or camera bag
- Money for meals
- Comfortable shoes (leave sandals at home)
- CF or SD cards - bring plenty of storage space for your digital photographs. 
- Bring enough battery power to last through a day.

What will be provided
- Guided photography walks
- Equipment demonstrations 
- Travel via comfortable passenger van
- Any entry fees
- Three group meals at iconic Los Angeles eateries

Weather: We can expect mild to warm days, and cool evenings. Be prepared with a selection of clothing. "Bad" weather, though we don't expect it in Southern California, is often the best weather, serving as a spectacular backdrop for urban photography.

Pace: The trips will be conducted at a photographer's relaxed pace. There will be some significant walking, up to a mile per day.


How to Register

Send payment to:

Image Quest
1164 Alvira Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90035

You may also use paypal.com – contact Dave first.

How many participants? We can take as many as 12, and as few as four to make the trip run. 

Help with transportaton:
Where and when possible, Dave will pick up/drop off participants who are staying in the area.

Cost: $375

Cancellations: $100 cancellation fee. A $100 deposit will hold your spot. No refunds for cancellations less than two weeks before the beginning of the trip, unless another person fills the empty spot. Full payment due two weeks before the trip date.

If you have any questions: call Dave Wyman, at 323 377-7565, or e-mail him at davewyman@imountainman.com


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Photo by Ted Soqui /COAW©2013

Instructor

Ted Soqui has worked as a photo journalist for more than two decades. Based in Los Angeles, his photograph of an Occupy Wall Street protestor in downtown L.A. was chosen by Time Magazine for it's "Person of the Year" cover image. Ted has covered riots and fires, drag racing meets, art installations, Hollywood parties, crime scenes, and presidential campaigns (his instincts led Ted to follow Barack Obama long before he became a candidate for the presidency). Ted has an uncanny eye for the exciting, the ironic, the humorous, and at times the provocative image. He knows how to tell a story in a photo or a series of photographs, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and insights with photographers. He knows every angle of Los Angeles.

Coordinator

Coordinator: Dave Wyman has organized and conducted photography tours since the early 1980s. He brings an indefatiguable passion to the workshops and tours he conducts. When he's not making travel and  nature photographs, Dave is apt to be found bicycling through the streets of Los Angeles, documenting and interpreting the City of Angeles with his camera.

Special Guest

Joining us for dinner and discussion will be Marissa Roth, born, raised and based in Los Angeles. We are honored to have Marissa join us. Marissa is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked on assignment for various prestigious publications including The New York Times, and was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.


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The Itinerary

On Friday, we'll meet at Dave's home by mid-afternoon for introductions, a presentation by Ted, and an overview of the rest of the workshop. Then it's off to the Venice Beach Boardwalk to photograph the local characters against the backdrop of Venice's colorful and unique architecture. After we finish making photos, we'll return to Dave's home (with dinner supplied by the famed Cuban restaurant, Versailles), and take time to view participants photographs. 

On Saturday, we'll start on the east side of L.A., with a drive into the Los Angeles River channel, where we will photograph the fantastic 6th Street Bridge. Sometimes there's a movie or TV commercial shoot in the area that adds a different flavor to our own photography. We'll travel to the Arts District and other downtown locations before heading west, ending up in Beverly Hills for a contrasting view of what we'll have photographed earlier in the day. We'll end with dinner with Marissa before returning to Dave's home for Marissa's presentation.

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Photo by Dave Wyman/COAW©2013

On Sunday, we'll stay on the west side, to explore the famed Farmers Market on Fairfax and 3rd, with its curio shops, cadre of regulars, occasional celebrities, and tourists from around the world. We'll move to the grounds of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, with, among other attractions, its famous floating rock. We'll conclude the workshop with a healthy breakfast at the wonderful Bloom's Cafe, which features a photo exhibition.


The Tools

Photographic equipment: You don't need to spend any money on equipment you don't already have. A basic digital or 35mm camera will serve you well. If you have them, Ted recommends bringing along a wide-angle zoom – probably the most useful lens for the weekend – and a telephoto zoom. 

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Photo by Ted Soqui /COAW©2013

Still shooting with film? The instructors recommend film from ISO/ASA 25 to 400. Fujichrome slide film offers excellent color saturation for slide film and has fine grain. Fujicolor and Kodacolor are good print films. Black and white? Tri-X 400, Ilford Delta Pro 400, Arista EDU 100 (check out Freestyle Photo for a good variety of black and white films).

CF or SD cards: Bring plenty of storage space for your digital photographs. Bring enough battery power to last through a day.

Note:  Participants are encouraged to bring up to 20 digital images and/or prints to share with the group. Digital images can be on your laptop or tablet or a flash drive (that the instructor can show via his own computer).




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Photo by Ted Soqui /COAW©2013

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Photo by Dave Wyman /COAW©2013

Where to stay

For those who aren't from Los Angeles, the instructors recommend staying in the West Los Angeles/Mid-Town/Culver City area. We'll send out a list of potential and reasonably-priced accommodations. Let us know if you would like to share a room, and we'll do our best to link up potential roommates (email Dave). Dave's home is located about 25 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport. Depending on where you stay, Dave and Ted may be able to pick you up and drop you off each day.

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Photo by Dave Wyman /COAW©2013


How to Register

Send payment to:

Image Quest
1164 Alvira Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90035

You may also use paypal.com – contact Dave first.

How many participants? We can take as many as 12, and as few as four to make the trip run. 

Help with transportaton:
Where and when possible, Dave will pick up/drop off participants who are staying in the area.

Cost: $375

Cancellations: $100 cancellation fee. A $100 deposit will hold your spot. No refunds for cancellations less than two weeks before the beginning of the trip, unless another person fills the empty spot. Full payment due two weeks before the trip date.

If you have any questions: call Dave Wyman, at 323 377-7565, or e-mail him at davewyman@imountainman.com



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Our "City of Angles" Photojournalists - Photo by Ted Soqui/COAW©2013

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