David LaNeve

Teaches at California Center for Digital Arts

David LaNeve’s portrait photography is to put it simply, much more than a portraiture. Yes, his images reveal character, timeliness, and certainly capture moments that bring a singular stillness to his subjects. But they are more than portraits; David’s unique lighting approaches, sometimes simple, sometimes complex, reveal the essence, the very soul of his subjects. “I want the viewer of my portraits to not only see the subject, but to know them,” David says. “It takes time to create the feelings and atmosphere to portray the emotional range that defines the lives of those who come before my lens.”

David has completed 5,000 portraits during his twenty years as a photographer. People from all ‘walks of life’, and of all ages— newborns to folks celebrating their 100th birthday— have appeared before his camera. And his unique approach has captured and preserved the emotion and events for two hundred weddings in local as well as international locations.  “I get to share some of the greatest moments in my customers’ lives, and for me that is an honor.”

David continues to photograph, but he is also a dedicated portrait educator. When not behind the lens or teaching, Dave supports the Brea community, having served as President of Lions Club & President of the Brea Chamber of Commerce. Currently he serves on the North Orange County ROP Board as an advisor to their Photography Curriculum, and directs the photography curriculum for the New Horizons Digital Arts program.

Reviews of David LaNeve

(13 Reviews)
Digital Photography 1: The Basics

6/19/2021
William H.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


David was so informative and very well articulated in explaining to a beginner like me on how to feel comfortable getting off the auto-mode. Great class and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about photography.

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

6/13/2021
Evelyn H.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


Evelyn H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Beginning Studio Lighting Workshop

2/10/2020
Candice D.

Attended: Beginning Studio Lighting Workshop


Really great for someone who wants to learn about lighting! David is great!

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

12/11/2019
Tiana C.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


Tiana C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

7/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Night Photography Workshop Borrego Springs

7/22/2018
Steve Y.

Attended: Night Photography Workshop Borrego Springs


Steve Y. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Introduction to Studio Lighting

1/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Studio Lighting


Overall I had a good experience in this class. At times it was a bit more beginner than I had anticipated. Taking time to show us how to turn on the power switch was a little too basic for me. I understand there are some people who don't know how to power on a light... I would have like to have spent more time learning how to actually light subjects, and about different types of lighting... which is what I had thought the class would be more focused on and less on how to plug in lights, turn them on etc.

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

10/15/2017
Myra C.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


Myra C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

10/15/2017
Juvixa M.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


I love the class and got right What I wanted from it. The class was perfect. The teacher was great, funny, and educational. Every question asked was answered in a manner everyone in class could understand.

Digital Photography 1: The Basics

11/13/2016
Natalia A.

Attended: Digital Photography 1: The Basics


Natalia A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Boudoir Photography Workshop

9/15/2016
Ilse V.

Attended: Boudoir Photography Workshop


Ilse V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Introduction to Studio Lighting

7/13/2015
Olivia K.

Attended: Introduction to Studio Lighting


Olivia K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Basic Lighting – Portable Flash

6/14/2015
Hayley W.

Attended: Basic Lighting – Portable Flash


Hayley W. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.