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December 2019

Flash-On-Camera Workshop: Zoo Lights with George Simian

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Are your nighttime flash photos just black holes with burned-out subjects? Would you like to make stunning images with basic camera equipment: a prosumer camera, a zoom lens, and a speedlight? To make extraordinary images we will visit the Los Angeles Zoo Lights Festival, running only from Thanksgiving till the start of the new year. We will meet at the entrance gate (we will provide your tickets) and start with exercises on control of your camera, long time exposures, and flash power. We…

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January 2020

Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti 2 Sessions – PAS

January 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$195.00

This course is held on 2 consecutive Sundays: January 5th and January 12th from 11:30am-3:30pm Technical Level: Beginner Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom Classic to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and enhancing images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes finding and editing…

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Lighting on Location for Editorial Fashion with George Simian

January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NOOR Event Space, 300 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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$225.00

Today’s editorial fashion magazine cover is shot in visually-interesting locations, with charismatic actors or models enacting a story.  Strobe lighting is the key element for creating the drama necessary for the appropriate mood. Join us in a special-event space in Pasadena, to create magazine-cover-worthy images!   We will have actresses to perform for you, with grooming and styling ready for the camera. You will create striking fashion portraits, with portable pro strobe lighting equipment. You will use an array of…

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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture and Workshop with Chris Crosby – LA

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This is a 2-part class including a lecture at Samy’s Camera, Los Angeles from 10am-12pm and a hands-on shoot at a local beach later that day from 3pm-5:30pm.  You may choose to just take the lecture or you may take both the lecture and the hands-on portion.  The ticket for the hands-on portion includes the price of the lecture. Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion, changing light, and water.  To be successful…

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The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – SA

January 11, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$39.95 - $80.00

LEVEL 1 OVERVIEW: This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include: Learn how to photograph in any type of light Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO…

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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – SA

January 11, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$29.95 - $75.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 -  10:15am - 1:15pm 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.  Whether you purchased the camera for…

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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$29.95

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 overall look of your images. We will also cover selecting the right resolution…

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Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City

January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$195.00

In this intensive one day hands-on computer workshop, longtime Photoshop instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity of Photoshop and help you to master it as a photographic tool. Natasha will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners want to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user. Technical Level: Beginner Topics Covered: Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can…

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DSLR Basics 102 with David Wolf – SF

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samys Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$29.95

The DSLR 102 class is for students with some experience in photography and know how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO relate to each other. Students with a DSLR, Mirrorless or Rangefinder style camera are welcome. Helping you achieve more precise results, we will expand the discussion on proper exposure and cover how timing and focus are equally important to creating stunning images. We will go over the benefits of the Histogram, Bracketing, Frames-per-second, Metering and Focus modes. Students will also…

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Sony Presents: Intro to the Power of Imaging – LA

January 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on third floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Dive into the fundamentals of Sony photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class at Samy’s Camera.  Learn from Sony Technical Representative, Joshua Fulton, as he goes over key features and uses of Sony cameras. – Photo applications, shutter speeds, and aperture usage – Portraiture, sports, & landscape photography – Sony camera features, menu use, and applications – Lens selection and usage – Sony Apps – Flash photography

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