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November 2019

Panasonic Basics – SA

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Join us for hands on training with your Panasonic Lumix camera. Panasonic Rep Michael Richardson will teach you the key features and fundamentals of Panasonic photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class at Samy’s Camera.  Please Note: Bring your Panasonic Camera, or current digital camera with an SD card to class. If you do not own a Panasonic Camera or wish to try one out during the class please let us know at edu@samys.com so that loaner cameras may be…

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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

November 9 @ 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

November 9 @ 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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Nikon & RotoLight Workshop – LA

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Join Representatives from Nikon and Rotolight from 3-6pm at Samy’s Los Angeles 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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The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – LA

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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Panasonic Tips and Tricks – SA

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Join us for hands on training with your Panasonic Lumix camera. Panasonic Rep Michael Richardson will take you on an interactive adventure learning basic photographic principals and some Lumix Tips and Tricks to improve your photography and videography. The end of class will include time for free Firmware Updates, tips on gear and customer questions. Please Note: Bring your Panasonic Camera, or current digital camera with an SD card to class. If you do not own a Panasonic Camera or wish…

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

November 16 @ 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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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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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 2 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera. Topics Covered: – Camera menus – Shooting modes – RAW vs JPEG – Canon DPP software – Direct printing – Differences and advantages of different lenses available This class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it…

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iPhone Photography: Learn How to Maximize Your iPhone Camera – Pasadena

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$75.00

In this workshop, instructor Ford Lowcock, educator at Santa Monica College for 23 years and digital imaging & printing expert, will cover the essentials of your phone’s native camera, accessories to enhance your camera’s capabilities and how to edit your imagery. Today’s camera phones are great for travel, family and simple remembrances because they are incredibly flexible and light weight.  They are also a serious tool for serious photography.  Ford will guide you through the settings on the iPhone and in the…

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Panasonic Basics – LA

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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

Join us for hands on training with your Panasonic Lumix camera. Panasonic Rep Michael Richardson will teach you the key features and fundamentals of Panasonic photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class at Samy’s Camera.  Please Note: Bring your Panasonic Camera, or current digital camera with an SD card to class. If you do not own a Panasonic Camera or wish to try one out during the class please let us know at edu@samys.com so that loaner cameras may be…

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