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July 2018
7
Jul
July 7 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Sherman Gardens, Costa Mesa, CA 92625 United States

Are you looking to deepen your portrait skills by studying under a world renowned photographer? Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim will teach an exciting series of one-day portrait workshops in Southern California. Each workshop, four in all, will consist of a lecture that will focus on a vital aspect of on-location portraiture followed by a live, hands-on shooting session with models.  The hands-on shooting session will give attendees the opportunity to reinforce the concepts taught. Don't…

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7
Jul
July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

In this 3 1/2 hour hands on workshop we’ll cover the principles of studio lighting and posing, using professional studio gear. We will create several, one and two lighting set ups. We will explain and demonstrate in very simple terms distinctive lighting patterns, ratios and metering. The studio can be intimidating, but after this class you’ll feel very comfortable in this environment, where once you understand a few basic principles, your creativity won’t be limited by weather, bad backgrounds or…

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15
Jul
July 15 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Take your speedlight (the accessory external flash) off the camera’s hot shoe, and create unique and memorable portraits – deliberately place highlights and shadows to shape the subject’s face! Lose your “fear” of flash and gain the confidence to direct the flash, manually control its power, and use simple light modifiers. Change the quality of the flash from “harsh” to “soft” by spreading its light! Build basic lighting concepts and skills, while making interesting portraits of the actors and actresses…

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22
Jul
July 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

Take your speedlight (the accessory external flash) off the camera’s hot shoe, and create unique and memorable portraits – deliberately place highlights and shadows to shape the subject’s face! Lose your “fear” of flash and gain the confidence to direct the flash, manually control its power, and use simple light modifiers. Change the quality of the flash from “harsh” to “soft” by spreading its light! Build basic lighting concepts and skills, while making interesting portraits of the actors and actresses…

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August 2018
5
Aug
August 5 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
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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September 2018
1
Sep
September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
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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8
Sep
September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

Take your speedlight (the accessory external flash) off the camera’s hot shoe, and create unique and memorable portraits – deliberately place highlights and shadows to shape the subject’s face! Lose your “fear” of flash and gain the confidence to direct the flash, manually control its power, and use simple light modifiers. Change the quality of the flash from “harsh” to “soft” by spreading its light! Build basic lighting concepts and skills, while making interesting portraits of the actors and actresses…

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15
Sep
September 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

In this 3 1/2 hour hands on workshop we’ll cover the principles of studio lighting and posing, using professional studio gear. We will create several, one and two lighting set ups. We will explain and demonstrate in very simple terms distinctive lighting patterns, ratios and metering. The studio can be intimidating, but after this class you’ll feel very comfortable in this environment, where once you understand a few basic principles, your creativity won’t be limited by weather, bad backgrounds or…

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16
Sep
September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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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22
Sep
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. This workshop series given by Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach – the clothes are just one part of the entire equation, not the entire visual content. Attendees will come away with a different understanding of what is possible in fashion photography and how rules are made to be broken. In this first workshop, as part of an ongoing series…

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