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August 2019

Shooting with Film Cameras: Everything You Need to Know with Gregg Cobarr – LA

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$55.00

There has been an energetic revival of film photography!  Shooting with a film camera is once again very popular.  Gregg Cobarr, a longtime Samy’s Photo School instructor explains what you need to know about shooting film. He discusses the variety of cameras and lenses and how they function, the selection of films available today, how awareness of light must be an integral part of film shooting, as well as the various handy accessories that can be useful when shooting film,…

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Panasonic Tips and Tricks – CC

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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Free
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Panasonic Lumix Tech Day – SF

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Meet LUMIX Rep Sean Robinson from 10am – 5pm at Samy's Camera San Francisco. Sean will be on-site performing free Firmware updates on the latest G and S series cameras. Have questions that you just can’t find answers to? Stop in and get answers from the source!

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Panasonic Lumix Tech Day – SF

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Meet LUMIX Rep Sean Robinson from 10am – 5pm at Samy's Camera San Francisco. Sean will be on-site performing free Firmware updates on the latest G and S series cameras. Have questions that you just can’t find answers to? Stop in and get answers from the source!

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Sony Mirrorless Tips and Tricks – LA

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Discover your camera’s full potential with Sony’s Technical Representative Eric Bruehl.  Eric will walk you through a variety of topics including: Organizing your camera’s operation and button layout A review of 14 specific functions your camera offers including HDR, Eye-AF, and silent shooting modes A demonstration of how to best use features depending on your shooting environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start utilizing all the features your innovative Sony Camera offers! The recommended cameras are: a5100, a6000,…

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Capture One Pro Master Class with Natasha Calzatti

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$195.00

Find out what Capture One is and does and how it can help you process and organize your images. In Capture One Pro Master Class, instructor Natasha Calzatti will offer an easy-to-understand introduction to this useful program. Learn how to import your images, understand the difference between a referenced catalog and a session. Experience hands-on tethered shooting setup. Learn how the adjustment sliders affect your images, how best to use the histogram, and how to fix your problem images. Learn…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$75.00

Do you like to wander? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you observe the subtle interplay between people? If so, you are a street photographer. In this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment. Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city…

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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

August 10 @ 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 over-all look of your images. We will also cover selecting the right resolution…

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Shooting with Film Cameras: Everything You Need to Know with Gregg Cobarr – Pasadena

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$55.00

There has been an energetic revival of film photography!  Shooting with a film camera is once again very popular.  Gregg Cobarr, a longtime Samy’s Photo School instructor explains what you need to know about shooting film. He discusses the variety of cameras and lenses and how they function, the selection of films available today, how awareness of light must be an integral part of film shooting, as well as the various handy accessories that can be useful when shooting film,…

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DSLR Basics 102 with David Wolf – SF

August 10 @ 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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