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March 2019
1
Mar
March 1 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:30 pm PST
Offsite Private Instruction, Address
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Are you interested in learning how to use your digital camera?   Would you like personalized help to guide you through the basic operation of your camera including exposure modes, image resolution, playback mode and flash usage? Do you already have the basics of shutter speed, ƒ/stop and ISO down pat, and you are ready to take your knowledge a step further and learn some of the really cool things you can do with your camera? With ten years of camera…

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23
Mar
March 23 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm PDT
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1: This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all those confusing camera modes. We will discuss the very basic operation of Digital cameras, such as setting your camera’s resolution, basic flash operation, basic menu functions, memory cards, storage and more. This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer, so whether you purchased the camera for yourself, or…

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23
Mar
March 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

After mastering photographing in available light, the next challenge for photographers is to create their own ideal light - with off-camera flash. Moving a simple speedlight away from the camera allows one to shape the direction of the light falling on the subject, to change it’s softness or hardness, to separate the subject from the background, and to create dramatic yet realistic lighting. You will make images that look like beautiful natural light, not “flash!” In this workshop you will…

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30
Mar
March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Santa Barbara, 530 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 3 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera. Topics Covered: – Camera menus – Shooting modes – RAW vs JPEG – Canon DPP software – Direct printing – Differences and advantages of different lenses available This class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels, it does not cover the…

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30
Mar
March 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Join Samy’s own Kevin Carson as he helps you navigate your Nikon DSLR. Topics covered in this course: Digital vs. Film: Why one is better than the other Exposure Controls Metering Modes and methods White Balance ISO Resolution or Quality Setting Downloading images Items to keep in you camera bag Experience: Beginner. No experience necessary Requirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room…

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30
Mar
March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Samys Camera Santa Barbara, 530 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

This seminar picks up where the Basic Canon DSLR leaves off and will focus primarily on the following camera models: 5Ds, 7D II, 80D, 6D Mark II, and 1DX Mark II.  Some of the topics that will be covered by your Canon factory trained instructor that will include: • Detailed external speedlight control • ISO advanced controls • Custom white balance controls • Long exposure noise reduction • High ISO noise reduction • Multi-exposure techniques • High Dynamic Range Imaging •…

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April 2019
6
Apr
April 6 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

If you have a basic understanding of how to shoot with your digital camera and would like to brush up on your photo skills, join Samy’s instructor Art Ramirez for a photo adventure at the Huntington Library Gardens. Join us at Samy’s Camera Pasadena at 11:30am for a quick session to go over skills, how to photograph nature, and the best camera settings needed for the afternoon shoot. Then, students will break for lunch and meet around 1:30pm at the…

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6
Apr
April 6 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 12:00 am PDT
Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 United States

Joshua Tree National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California and a perfect location to capture the beauty of the night sky. Join Stan Moniz, a Sony ambassador and recognized professional photographer, for a night in Joshua Tree National Park shooting Polaris and the North Celestial Pole. A variety of techniques will be taught and explained in an easy to understand manner for any photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography. The…

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13
Apr
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Samys Camera Santa Barbara, 530 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Basic introduction to your digital SLR (DSLR*) camera body. Topics Covered: ▪    Batteries ▪    Memory cards ▪    Exposure modes ▪    Image Resolution ▪    Playback mode ▪    Flash usage *What is a DSLR camera? DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. DSLR models typically offer interchangeable lenses, full manual controls, external flash units, and through-the-lens (TTL) viewfinders. They are usually large models and they closely resemble 35mm film cameras with handgrips and large lens housings. If you do not have a DSLR…

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13
Apr
April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

For those new to photography, this course is designed for anyone with a camera that has a creative mode dial (Auto + PSAM). You will gain confidence physically holding and navigating your camera, as well as get an overview of its main features. We will focus on how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO work together to create a proper exposure and how adjusting them dramatically affects the over-all look of your images. We will also cover selecting the right resolution…

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