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September 2019

Early Registration for The Sony B Alpha Days at Samy’s Camera – LA

September 4 @ 6:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Sign up now so that you can be the first to register for Sony B Alpha Days at Samy's Camera November 8-9, 2019!

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

September 21 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$29.95 - $70.00

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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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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DSLR Basics 102 with David Wolf – SF

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samys Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Venice Beach Sunset and Electric Light Parade Photo Walk with Brian Leary

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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$45.00

On Sunday nights Venice Beach lights up with a dazzling parade of illuminated bicycles.  Parade participants use LED technology to express their artistic nature, decorating and stylizing their rides for a weekly trip on the Venice Boardwalk.  Join Brian Leary at Venice Beach for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Photo Credit: Walter Chism We will start out with instruction on how to experiment through…

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$29.95

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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Zhiyun Presents: Filmaking for Everyone – SA

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Are you interested in shooting short videos, but you do not have a studio?  Whatever the case, you might find it difficult to start your projects on your own. Instead of sitting at home wondering how it will work, learn how to make films all by yourself. Zhiyun Technical Representative and Product Ambassador, Brett Halladay will teach you how to combine the camera and gimbal for daily filmmaking.   Brett is a content creator and YouTuber focused on empowering creators of all skill…

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October 2019

Sony Presents: Intro to the Power of Imaging – Culver City

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 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, Eric Bruehl, 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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The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – SA

October 5 @ 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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Nikon & RotoLight Workshop – SF

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Join Representatives from Nikon and Rotolight from 2:30-5pm at Samy’s San Francisco for a hands-on demonstration of the latest technology from Nikon and Rotolight. Try the Nikon Mirrorless Reinvented Z system on RotoLight’s amazing lighting solutions for both still and video needs. This will be a hands-on, interactive demo. Please feel free to bring an XQD or SD card should you wish to take images home with you.    

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