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September 2017
30
Sep
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
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
1
Oct
October 1 @ 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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3
Oct
October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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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14
Oct
October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Barnet Photography Studio, 3633 W. MacArthur #410
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
Oct
October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
560 Customs, 560 Gallardo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States

Today’s editorial and commercial fashion photography is shot in visually-interesting locations, with charismatic actors or models performing a story - with strobe lighting creating the drama necessary for the appropriate mood!!! Join us at an outdoors, strikingly-funky Mexican auto-repair shop , for a unique hands-on-shooting workshop, to raise your location-lighting skills to the next level! We’ll set up 4 different locations to give you unique opportunities to create dramatic new images for your portfolios! You will create magazine-quality images, with…

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21
Oct
October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

Samy’s Photo School welcomes Greg Gorman for a rare visit to speak about, “The Connected Portrait.” Greg will review his time as a young Photojournalist during his undergraduate years at the University of Kansas in the late sixties through his current passion for making wine in the Napa Valley.  Rather than a how-to talk on taking portraits, you will be exposed to his personal approach and honest candor of what it takes to connect, capture and maintain the longevity of…

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21
Oct
October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 475 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Join Suzette Allen, Portrait Artist, and learn how to work with families to capture the love and relationships in beautiful portraits and Live Portraits! As a pro photographer over 20 years, Suzette has embraced modern technology and mirrorless cameras to expand her portraits into hybrid moving portraits as well!  In this informative class, she will show you how she poses, lights, and directs her subjects to capture their personality and provide pleasing compositions and groupings for wall portraits. Along with…

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22
Oct
October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

This hands-on, participatory workshop is designed for students who want to learn how to shoot with intent for look book and fashion eCom commercial clients. Fashion eCom photography is advertising photography predominantly used to sell product.  The purpose of the look book is to be the digital version of the physical showroom.  A look book is the means by which garment designers show their product to potential buyers, not the retail consumer, but to stores such as Macy’s, Nordstroms, and…

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22
Oct
October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Samy’s Camera EDU Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States

Join Suzette Allen, Portrait Artist, and learn how to work with families to capture the love and relationships in beautiful portraits and Live Portraits! As a pro photographer over 20 years, Suzette has embraced modern technology and mirrorless cameras to expand her portraits into hybrid moving portraits as well!  In this informative class, she will show you how she poses, lights, and directs her subjects to capture their personality and provide pleasing compositions and groupings for wall portraits. Along with…

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28
Oct
October 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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