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October 2019

Portrait Mentoring Series with Scott Robert Lim: Workshop#4 – Stunning Low Light/Night Portraiture

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Are you looking to deepen your portrait skills by studying under a world renowned photographer? Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim will teach an exciting series of one-day portrait workshops in Southern California. Each workshop, four in all, will consist of a lecture that will focus on a vital aspect of on-location portraiture followed by a live, hands-on shooting session with models.  The hands-on shooting session will give attendees the opportunity to reinforce the concepts taught. Don’t…

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Introduction to Lighting: Speedlights with George Simian – LA

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Most photographers in California have either tried to photograph someone at a beach setting or have wanted to. This workshop is designed to not only give a photographer more confidence in shooting at the beach and surrounding areas, but to inspire the photographer by demonstrating a variety of techniques that will enable them to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images. This workshop will also help the photographer build a more interesting and exciting portfolio. This photography workshop’s key purpose…

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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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Foundation of Strobe Lighting with George Simian

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Incorporating strobe lighting in your people photography adds drama, clarity, and focus to your portraits. In this seminar you will learn both the theory of emulating natural light with a strobe, and the practical techniques for controlling and modifying its light output. George will photograph an actress in four different setups and will explore the effect of the direction of the light (front, side, back), the quality of the light (soft vs hard), and the balance of light in the…

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The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography: Part 2 – On Location, Daytime with Gregg Cobarr

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in the fashion industry. This workshop series given by Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach – the clothes are just one part of the equation, not the entire visual content. Attendees will come away with a different understanding of what is possible in fashion photography and how rules are made to be broken. In this workshop, the second part of a series…

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Lighting on Location: Fashion at Mission Road with George Simian

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
560 Customs, 560 Gallardo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States
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Today’s editorial and commercial fashion photography is shot outside the studio, in visually-interesting locations, with charismatic actors or models performing a story - and with strobe lighting creating the drama necessary for the appropriate mood!  Join us Sunday October 27 from noon until 6PM, at an outdoors, strikingly-funky Mexican auto-repair shop on Mission Road, the East Los Angeles zone for street-car-repairs. This will be a unique hands-on-shooting workshop, to raise your location-lighting and model-directing skills to the next level.  We will…

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November 2019

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

November 2 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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Dia De Los Muertos Festival Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Flash-on-Camera with George Simian

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
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Does flash on camera work outdoors? How can we use it to make great shots? Find out at the annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This yearly festival is a photographer’s paradise, with thousands of participants dressed-up and made-up in the Mexican tradition of honoring our ancestors. We will make portraits during the afternoon, balancing the sunlight with our on-camera flash! We will practice strategies for interacting with the subjects, and framing for maximum impact,…

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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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