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June 2019

The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – LA

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Early Bird Pricing of $125 ends April 30th.  Starting May 1st, ticket price will increase to $150 Joe and Mirta Barnet have spent over 20 years developing their style and growing their wedding, portrait and commercial photography business in Orange County, California.  In this workshop, the Barnets will share their knowledge and skills, covering the full scope of wedding photography. This comprehensive, 7-hour workshop (not including a 30 min. lunch break) is divided into 3 main sections; Business, Gear/Shooting, and Post Production.…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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Lighting ON Location: Ballerinas on the Battleship Iowa with George Simian

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Battleship USS Iowa Museum, 250 S Harbor Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90731 United States
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Ballet is the most formal dance style, and the oldest Western performance dance, with over 500 years of history. The grace, stretch, and strength of its movements make it an ideal subject for photography. To emphasize the beauty of the gesture, what better contrast than to photograph the dancers on the Battleship Iowa, in San Pedro – ethereal dancer against huge weapons and armor. Join this unique opportunity to make unforgettable images. We’ve obtained special permission from the Battleship Iowa…

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Bodies in Motion with George Simian

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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Jazz dance was first the wholly-American genre, born out of both African-American tradition and Musical Theatre which went on to usher in the dance form of the music-video!  The choreography and dancers of the JazzAntiqua ensemble beautifully portray the sensual nature of this dance, as well as the aggressive, tightly-wound and exposively emotional aspects of it. We will host the JazzAntiqua company for a full Saturday afternoon, on June 15, from noon-6pm, and photograph them in a pure and abstract white light, to…

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Advanced Studio Lighting with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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This studio workshop focuses on complex, professional studio lighting set ups using four or more light sources; modifiers reflectors, color gels and backgrounds. We will focus on refined portraits with strong fashion influence, using a live model.  Instructors will provide triggering devices to attendees to use during the workshop. Topics Covered: Self contained AC and battery powered Profoto D1 and B1 monoblocks. At least 4 light sources will be used. How to work with umbrellas, soft boxes, strip boxes with…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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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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July 2019

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

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Los Angeles, 475 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 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 Portrait Photography with Speedlight Flash Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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In this 3 hour workshop Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to get the most from your portable flash unit and how to use your Speedlights like a pro. A model will be available and triggering devices will be provided to attendees to use during the workshop. Topics that will be covered: TTL metering Flash exposure compensation High Speed Sync, what it is, how it works and how to use it Manual mode flash Wireless, off camera flash Rear…

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Portrait Mentoring Series with Scott Robert Lim: Workshop#3 – Mastering Top 20 Tips on Posing

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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