Beginner Video and Filmmaking

filmmaking. digital storytelling. video editing.





harness the power of video mode in this brand new class!


Adobe Illustrator for Beginners


learn how to design web graphics, apparel, and logos



take this class and start making money as an Illustrator guru!

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Introductory Classes for Beginners




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Photography Classes & Workshops

What Our Students Have to Say:

Just finished the Foundation Course with David. I was a novice at best. I am not a big reviewer but felt I needed to comment on this training. This is by far the BEST photography training you will get anywhere. They have exceptionally talented instructors. I have learned so much in such a short time. My photography as gone from Auto mode to full Manual with exceptional images. Images beyond what I imagined I could ever shoot. David is patient and shares all the ins and outs of photography. He is a hands-on instructor with lots of creative real-life shots. I highly recommend this course to anyone. You will be amazed!! Thank you David for a great experience. Look forward to more classes.

Bob R. , Student

Excellent digital photography school for photographers of all levels and experience. David La Neve is an excellent Photography Instructor, and very thorough with his approach to teaching and hands-on lessons. I highly recommend this school to all photographers, from beginners, to amateurs, and advanced levels, to improve their photography skills

Christine Anne Ho, Student

I’ve taken many classes with David & his staff. It’s always very fun & you definitely learn a lot!

Tabatha Strobel, Student

I would like to tell you how much I am enjoying your workshops. The lessons I have learned have greatly improved my photography skills and my confidence level. You have renewed my passion for photography!

Ken Cook, Photo Student

Talk about remarkable! The Center does not only offer location photoshoot workshops but also offers a wide variety of photography classes at all levels! The staff is kind and very eager to share all their knowledge. I am so thrilled to have found such an amazing place to grow and collaborate with other amazing creative minds!

Sarah P., Student



The California Center for Digital Arts is located in the historic Santora Arts Building in the heart of the Santa Ana Arts District in Santa Ana, California. Built in 1929, the Santora embodies the rare “Churrigueresque” Spanish Ultra Baroque style of architecture, making it one of the grandest sights in downtown Santa Ana, California. In the ’90s, studio artists began renting space in the building bringing with them the enthusiasm and energy of the arts. Today, the Santora with its plethora of galleries and artist studios sits in the midst of the Santa Ana Artist District and the annual Santa Ana Artist Village Art Walk. Our facility includes multiple classrooms, professional photography studios, and creative workspaces for working photographers.

We offer hands-on mentoring and photography classes in Orange County California. Our goal is to develop the talents and passions of both hobbyist and professional photographers. We offer a range of beginner DSLR Camera Classes, Studio Photography Workshops, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop classes taught by Adobe Certified Experts, Summer Photography Camps, and Travel Photography Workshops at some of the most scenic locations in the western U.S. and international destinations.

We continually add new photography courses, photography workshops, and special events to our calendar. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our new offerings!