Wanting to add some creativity to your life?
The Alternative Photographic International Symposium will be held mid-July in Pasadena this year. Art Center College of Design will be the host and Bostick and Sullivan and the organizers. This three day event is the place to go if you're interested in hand-made photographic practices. They've got very low prices for students - and even the regular price isn't bad.
The Palm Springs Photo Festival happens at the end of April and features a wide range of workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews. It's smaller than FotoFest or PhotoLucida...but it's local (to SoCal) and less expensive.
When I was learning advanced Photoshop skills Natasha Calzatti was one of the people I took a seminar from. She's giving one on Portrait Retouching through Samy's Camera in April.
Finally, this year we're starting something new at LBCC - a two day conference with workshops and speakers that's FREE and celebrates a variety of disciplines from photo to film to computer graphics. It's called Intersect and we'd love to have you during our inaugural run at the beginning of May.