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August 2019

Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - September 1 @ 12:30 am
$275.00

Enjoy an evening under the stars with with professional adventure photographer and Sony ambassador Stan Moniz. This event will be held in Joshua Tree national park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California. Stan designed this workshop to be an enjoyable experience covering basic camera theory and details to capturing the beauty of the night sky. Key points include the 500 rule, how to capture sharp stars, light painting, composition, the use of filters to eliminate light…

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September 2019

Sequioa National Park Landscape Master Class with National Park Photography Expeditions

September 10 - September 15
Sequoia National Park, 40820 SIERRA DR
THREE RIVERS, CA 93271 United States

To Register:         https://www.nppemasterclass.com/sequoia-national-park/ Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Workshops in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist-in-Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to…

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Joshua Tree: Chasing the Milkyway Lecture and Hands-On Shoot Presented by Nikon

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$25.00 - $199.00

Workshop Schedule:  This is a 2-part workshop.  The first part of the workshop is a lecture on Monday September 16th at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  The second part is the hands-on shoot on Monday September 30th at Joshua Tree National Park at 5pm.  If you purchase the hands-on shoot, the lecture is included, free or charge.  Have you ever wanted to make those really cool looking images of the night sky but are in the dark as to…

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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture and Workshop with Chris Crosby – LA

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This is a 2-part class including a lecture at Samy’s Camera, Los Angeles on Saturday September 21st from 10am-12pm and a hands-on shoot at El Matador Beach in Malibu on Monday September 23rd from 5pm-7:30pm.  You may choose to just take the lecture or you may take both the lecture and the hands-on portion.  The ticket for the hands-on portion includes the price of the lecture. Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion,…

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Night Photography with Brian Leary – 2 Part Class LA

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

Why put your camera away after golden hour? When the sun goes down you have an incredible opportunity to create unique images that you will be proud to share. As long as you have a basic understanding of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, this course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to create stunning images at night and take your landscape and cityscapes to a new level. Tripod will be needed.    What we will cover:…

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Venice Beach Sunset and Electric Light Parade Photo Walk with Brian Leary

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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$45.00

On Sunday nights Venice Beach lights up with a dazzling parade of illuminated bicycles.  Parade participants use LED technology to express their artistic nature, decorating and stylizing their rides for a weekly trip on the Venice Boardwalk.  Join Brian Leary at Venice Beach for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Photo Credit: Walter Chism We will start out with instruction on how to experiment through…

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October 2019

Historical Downtown Architectural Photography Tour with Aaron Hoffman

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Los Angeles – Central Library, 630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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$95.00

Embark on a journey with Samy’s Camera Photo School and photographer Aaron Hoffman as we not only go back in time to experience the history of this diverse city, but also appreciate the evolution of DTLA into its present state. This one of a kind photo tour will begin at the Los Angeles Central Library. After meeting at the library, we’ll head to the Disney Concert Hall, then Downtown’s Historic Core. Our walk will span the landmark 1890’s Bradbury Building, Art Deco masterpieces and some more…

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Point Reyes National Seashore First Horizons Workshop with National Park Photography Expeditions

October 9 - October 12
Tomales Bay Resort, 12928 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937 United States

To Register:        https://www.nppemasterclass.com/point-reyes-national-seashore/ Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Workshops in our nation’s most scenic national parks.  By providing hands-on, mentoring in the field, Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist-in-Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images.  Point Reyes National Seashore First Horizons Workshop Summary First Horizons Workshops are perfect…

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Wildlife Photography and Safari Photo Shoot with Karen Schuenemann & Nikon – 2 Part Workshop

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera San Francisco and Safari West, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$300.00

**Early Bird Pricing of $450 for the workshop through August 31, 2019**  Beginning September 1, 2019 the price will increase to $485.   This is a two-part workshop including a wildlife photography lecture and an animal safari photo shoot. Course Schedule: Wildlife Photography Lecture at Samy’s Camera in San Francisco Saturday, October 12th 11am-1:30pm Wildlife Safari Hands-On Shoot at Safari West in Santa Rosa, CA (Nikon gear loan available) Sunday, October 13th, 7am-2pm On Saturday October 12th, Karen Schuenemann will lead a…

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Alaska Auroras with Stan Moniz

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 1:00 pm
$1,000.00

REGISTER NOW!! $1000 DEPOSIT DUE NOW TO RESERVE SPOT *Total Workshop Fee: $3,490 per person based on double occupancy. Stan Moniz, Sony Ambassador and recognized professional photographer is leading a once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventure to capture the Aurora Borelais in Alaska for a small group of 6 attendees! The Aurora Borelais are bright dancing northern lights in the sky that can appear as streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays in green, pink, red, yellow, blue and violet. The northern lights…

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