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August 2017
5
Aug
August 5 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

We all take more photos of people than of any other subject – but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings. This one-day workshop starts at 10:30am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best…

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6
Aug
August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barnet Photography Studio, 3633 W. MacArthur #410
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

This 5 hour class, using professional studio gear will deal with more complex lighting, using three, four, or more light sources. Students will photograph the model with provided PocketWizard triggering devices. In a controlled studio environment, your creativity is the only limit to what you can achieve. This workshop will take the mystery out of working with professional studio lighting, modifiers and metering. If you don’t have experience working in the studio, or with off camera flash units larger than speedlights, attending…

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19
Aug
August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

This workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography – images that go far beyond the “I was here” photograph. Photographers working in either digital or film will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes, as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays – pictures that tell a story. After a presentation of travel images by award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris, students will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of “fast” lenses,…

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23
Aug
August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Incorporating strobe lighting in your people photography adds drama, clarity, and focus to your portraits. In this seminar you will learn both the theory of emulating natural light with a strobe, and the practical techniques for controlling and modifying its light output. George will photograph an actress in four different setups and will explore the effect of the direction of the light (front, side, back), the quality of the light (soft vs hard), and the balance of light in the…

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25
Aug
August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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26
Aug
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

Barry will reveal some of his lighting techniques that make him a highly-sought fashion and celebrity photographer. This class will teach you how to create stunning images using simple one-light techniques. During this one day hands-on seminar, you’ll be working onds on with BArry and live models and will walk away with beautiful high fashion images! Topics covered: -Students will be photographing an agency model in multiple attire -Learn camera settings -Lighting techniques -Model direction -How to “make” a photograph…

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September 2017
9
Sep
September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Digital cameras have changed production … understanding the craft of lighting is more important now than it’s ever been. Whether you are shooting for still or motion images, you need to be able to light quickly and effectively in today’s competitive market. San Francisco-based DP/Lighting Designer Bill Holshevnikoff returns for an information-packed workshop that will change the way you light and shoot. Lighting for digital still & video demands an understanding of how the latest cameras react to light. Learn…

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23
Sep
September 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Barnet Photography Studio, 3633 W. MacArthur #410
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

This 3.5 hour class will have you using your speedlight like a pro, and if you are a pro, you’ll pick up a few pointers. We will teach you how to get the most out of your speedlight (hot shoe camera flash) by taking it off the camera. When you master off camera flash, your photographs won’t look “flashed”. You’ll have the skills necessary to produce beautifully lit images in a much wider range of environments. Topics covered: We’ll use modifiers like shoot through panels for…

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30
Sep
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

This jam-packed, intensive workshop covers every aspect of wedding photography. It’s designed for photographers who are considering or starting to shoot weddings, those seeking to revamp their business, in one or more areas, and those who simply want to kick their operation to a higher level. Our day will start with an info-packed session covering the business side. Then, after lunch, students will learn posing and lighting techniques. We will have a couple as the models, in “engagement session” wardrobe. After the…

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October 2017
7
Oct
October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

This Nikon Hands-on Flash Seminar is aimed at Nikon owners who are getting started with off-camera wireless flash. Instructors will first make sure that attendees are up to speed on how to set their Nikon camera and Speedlight to do wireless flash. This review will include the buttons and menu settings to get everyone going. Then the class gets going! Nikon instructors will offer several unique hands-on flash shooting stations to practice wireless flash shooting skills. Participants will need to…

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