About our Instructors:

Charlotte DiNunzio
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Charlotte DiNunzio

Charlotte ‘Ginger’ DiNunzio has been teaching Photography at Cuesta Community Programs since 2008. She also runs a Portrait Photography Studio in Morro Bay, called Sandprints Photography. She comes from the UK originally, and has worked as a professional photographer all over the world. She loves teaching with an interactive, hands-on method and her enthusiasm is contagious! 

Melvin Dorin

I have extensive experience in all photographic processes and formats and many years of teaching in several disciplines. I have current gallery representation in Los Angeles and my work has been exhibited and sold nationally and internationally. I have received national and local First Place exhibition awards. I work mainly with coastal landscapes in both black and white and color.

Kerry Drager

Kerry Drager

Kerry Drager is a Central Coast photographer who enjoys sharing his knowledge through teaching and writing. Known for his friendly style and constructive encouragement, he has taught photography for Cuesta College’s Community Programs since 2015. Kerry is the author of three photography how-to books, all published by Amphoto/Random House of New York, as well as two nationally published photo-essay books. In addition, he has been profiled in Outdoor Photographer and Shutterbug magazines. Kerry has lived in Cambria since 2014, when he and his wife, landscape painter Mary Summers, relocated from Sacramento. 

Dara Rosenwasser

Dara Rosenwasser with film canister 

Dara Rosenwasser is a practicing Central Coast artist with a background in strengthening community through visual storytelling and oral history projects. She received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from Seattle University. She has worked as a professional artist since 2005 and continues to exhibit her work on a national level.