Photography instructor Chuck Place has worked as an editorial photographer for over thirty five years, specializing in travel, food and people. His assignment clients include National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Islands, Time and Smithsonian Books and Place is the sole photographer of six books.
Chuck Place is also a teacher. Place has spent much of the last fourteen years sharing his love of photography with a wide range of students. Many of those years were spent as an instructor at the prestigious Brooks Institute, and since it’s closure, as an instructor at the various programs at Santa Barbara City College and through private tutoring. Chuck’s classes are packed with information and insights, but have a loose, informal feel. Some include location shoots at a variety of locations around Santa Barbara. For a schedule of Chuck’s SBCC classes, please go to Chuck Place Classes or contact Chuck directly for private tutoring. The portfolio site for Chuck Place can be viewed at Chuck Place Photography Portfolio Site . Thanks.
Andreína Díaz is a profesional photographer and founder of Eye See Santa Barbara. Her photography tour company has been awarded Unique Tour Operator of the Year 2017 by the internationally and prestigious Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards committee.
Andreina holds a degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.
For the last eleven years she has worked as a successful commercial photographer. She shares her passion for photography by teaching during her photo tours and as a lecturer at various colleges along the Central Coast. Originally from Venezuela, Andreina has lived in Southern California since she was a teenager and she has called Santa Barbara her home since 2002.
Joyce Wilson’s career is legendary. Her studio in Indianapolis, IN served as the base for portrait and commercial assignments from London to California. She is an award winning photographer/artist, educator of the visual arts and presents lectures and workshops throughout the world. In 1996 Joyce moved to Santa Barbara, CA, and served for 13 years on the faculty of the prestigious Brooks Institute.
Joyce’s earlier art training informed her work, and she has been able to straddle the world of commercial photography and fine art. She blends old world technology with contemporary techniques. Her materials include Photoshop, compositing and collage, bromoil, van dyke, cyanotype, polymer photogravure etching, gold leaf, encaustic, pastels as well as oil and acrylic paint. Joyce shares her wealth of knowledge teaching creative workshops, mentoring teenagers through the Santa Barbara Arts Fund program, and is active in the Santa Barbara Art community.