Leslie Lausch

Leslie Lausch

5.0 (5)
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About this pro

Years of professional experience.

Focus on Craft & Creativity

CRAFT - Using the tools to perfect your final product

Gear: Digital & Film photogrpahy. 35mm, medium & large format as well as camera phone photography. But the BEST camera is the one you have in your hand. I don't beleive it is the gear that defines you :)

Lighitng: natural and available lighitng. Strobes and studio lighting. Stands, bounce, tripods. Filters and media. 

Technique: Aperture/Shutter Speed/ISO, Manual & AF, Lenses, Lightroom & Photoshop/ Film developing

Rapport: Anyone can push a button. 90% of being a photogrpaher happens outside the camer. How do you find your subject and build rapport so you can direct them, whether a model, animal or even a landscape, you have to work around your subject and that requires knowing how to pick up on cues and react ;)

CREATIVITY - filling a blank space with beauty and passion
How do you find your subject?

Define YOUR style

Become a better visual storyteller

Staying creative and seeing the beauty in everything

Know your limits and how to break them 

When I see a blank page, I want to fill it; to tell a story. Whether the medium is through photography or the written word, the end result is to affect the viewer so when s/he sees it, s/he feels somehing different and walks away thinking and feeling something you gave them. 


I like the energy and enthusiams of executing an idea and the craftmanship to perfect the final product. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90057
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5 Reviews



    I met Leslie on LOGLINES group chat. I have been missing the mark on my logline, which as I am finding, are very difficult to nail. He took time out of his day and gave me some very good advice, hard-hitting but honest. I feel that his help was valuable and would recommend him to other writers who may be struggling and, or, need solid advice.

  • Adam

    As a writer-director who was seeking a better understanding of photography, I could not have found a better teacher than Leslie. As a writer himself (and a damn good one!), he spoke my language and was able to distill complex photographic concepts into terms that someone like myself (with no technical background) could understand. I’m pretty fucking dense when it comes to machines and visual concepts, but Leslie never gave up until he was sure understood the lesson. It’s rare to find visual artists with his verbal communication skills. I Can’t recommend him highly enough.

  • Linda Tabbouch

    I wouldn’t have become a professional photographer if it hadn’t been for Leslie Lausch’s mentorship. I feel the most important quality about him is his ability to communicate his passion and build the confidence in you to achieve your goals. Not only is he great with a camera, but off-camera he knows how to treat his crew and subjects so that everyone is comfortable. Anyone who works with him wants to work with him again.

  • Andrew Kahn

    Leslie got me into Black & White film photography. He helped me find a camera to fit my needs and budget and also taught me about film and how to develop it. He is very knowledgeable and dedicated and is able to communicate his passion and knowledge well. He also taught me how to work with models and portrait subjects including with animals. I fully recommend him as your teacher!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to listen to each student and craft a lesson that fill their personal needs. I want to see enthusiam and confidence first and foremost in my students and act as their guide more than a teacher. I want you to grow into your natural form while I support you in helping to discover it as well as show you techniques to hone your skillset. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

UC Berkeley graduate
Years of expereince as a visual storyteller
International recognized photographer and writer

Lessons offered

Photography Classes Screenwriting Classes