In collaboration with the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach is launching PhotoWorks, a free, online workshop for those who would like to hone their photography skills under the guidance of professional photographers.

The program will run from November 2020 through March 2021, with a workshop and keynote speaker each month, and will take place online in a Facebook group hosted by the Port and the Arts Council.

This new virtual workshop series will take the place of this year’s PhotoProgram, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The program will consist of five educational workshops taught by photography professionals, a special keynote speaker series, photography activities and homework, and the chance to win prizes from Tuttle’s Camera in Long Beach. Participants at all levels will have the opportunity to connect with photography professionals to improve their photography skills, learn tips and tricks and connect with other photography enthusiasts during the five-month program.

You can join the Facebook group here:

Program Schedule:
Workshop #1: PHOTO 101: Knowing Your Photo
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

Workshop #2: Equipment: Knowing Your Gear
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

Workshop #3: Lighting: Knowing Your Light Source
Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m.

Workshop #4: Editing: Knowing Your Software
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

Workshop #5: Career Panel: Knowing Your Profession
Thursday, March 4, 6 p.m.