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November 2019

Bodies in Motion: Flash Blur Dancers with George Simian

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$225.00

Dancers move with explosive energy through space, performing feats of physical prowess with grace and illusionary effortlessness - but traditional still images can’t capture the energy of their motion.  Join our new workshop, where we will use an advanced technique to dramatically illustrate their motion and energy!   We’ll create an image that includes both a perfectly sharp dancer AND an impressionistic blur of their outline! With color gels on our lights, we will separate these two different renditions by color…

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The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography: Part 3 – On Location, Nighttime

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

*Students do not need to take Part 1 or Part 2 to take this Workshop* Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach and attendees will come away with what is possible in fashion photography and how rules are made to be broken. Attendees will be photographing a model in several outdoor urban settings at night, exploring the many possibilities of nighttime…

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December 2019

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

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$115.00

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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Bodies in Motion: The Nutcracker Ballet with George Simian

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Pedro Ballet School, 1231 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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$225.00

This workshop will teach you to capture the decisive moment in ballet, when the gesture and body shape are at their peak, and freeze it with strobe lighting!   We will take you to the legendary dance studio in San Pedro where Misty Copeland was trained, and provide the dancers, the strobe lights, the translucent backdrop, and training in capturing peak moments. Light is the most important element in creating unforgettable images - and in ballet, light can define the line…

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January 2020

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

January 18, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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Introduction to Lighting: Speedlights with George Simian – PAS

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

After mastering photographing in available light, the next challenge for photographers is to create their own ideal light – with off-camera flash. Moving a simple speedlight away from the camera allows one to shape the direction of the light falling on the subject, to change it’s softness or hardness, to separate the subject from the background, and to create dramatic yet realistic lighting. You will make images that look like beautiful natural light, not “flash!” In this workshop you will…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

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 11:00am, 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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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

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 11:00am, 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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