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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

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 Boulevard
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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February 2020

Advanced Fashion and Beauty Master Class using Continuous Lighting with Leica S Photographer Rui Faria

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$275.00 - $500.00

London-based Leica S beauty photographer Rui Faria (founder of the iconic British Fashion magazine VOLT) will recreate a professional editorial beauty shoot in a studio environment with a model and a hair & makeup artist.  This Advanced Master Class will focus on the use of continuous lights as well as mixing tungsten with strobe. All attendees must have some knowledge of lighting and must be able to operate their camera in manual mode. You may register for either of the two…

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Introduction to Product Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$125.00

If your goal is to create better images of things to sell online such as on eBay or for print catalog use, this class is for you. You can create great product photography and build your portfolio on your kitchen table, with gear that you might already own. Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you to create a “set” for small and medium products and how to light different products on several types of backgrounds. The use of soft boxes,…

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Introduction to Lighting for Portrait Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$125.00

Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create beautifully lit indoor and outdoor portraits using  speedlights; on and off camera, as well as other low priced, medium, battery powered flash units like the Godox AD200. Collapsible reflectors, umbrellas and translucent panels will also be used. We will cover the basic principles of lighting a single subject. Today’s lighting gear makes it very easy for a beginning photographer to use OCF (off-camera flash) like a pro. Inexpensive flash…

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