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May 2020

Introduction to Astrophotography – Live Online with Panasonic & Samy’s Photo School

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Photo School Online, Link to be Provided
Los Angeles, United States
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Have you ever wanted to try out Astro Photography but don't know where to start? This class will walk you through the preparation steps, equipment suggestions, and provide exposure tips for capturing the stars! We will cover the steps needed to plan out your session with "PhotoPills" and Dark Skies maps so you maximize the time out in the field as well as the features built in to some LUMIX cameras that are specifically designed to aid in capturing beautiful…

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One on One FREE Photography Education with Canon & Samy’s Camera

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Samy’s Photo School is pleased to bring you FREE one on one technical assistance to get all of your Canon camera and photography questions answered! Local Canon Rep Lance Folden is here to answer your questions and give support on product needs. Sign up through Samy’s Photo School for a 30 minute time slot.  We will email you after you register and ask you what your specific needs are.  We will also email you the link for you to use to…

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June 2020

Wildlife Photography Karen Schuenemann – 2 Session Live Online Course

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a two-part workshop including a wildlife photography lecture and a photo review and Critique.  Over these 2 session, Karen will teach you how to produce some amazing imagery.  She will offer techniques that will change your persepective and teach you the nuts and bolts of Wildlife Photography. Karen will not only review the technical aspects of wildlife photography, but she will also discuss the essentials of animal behavior.   If going on a Safari is something you would like to do in…

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Landscape Photography Workshop with Fujifilm’s Christopher Gilbert – Live Online Lecture

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this class, Fujifilm Product Technical Specialist Christopher Gilbert will expand upon the process of adding visual depth to your landscape photograph, be it--showing motion, adding foreground, or using natural means to draw attention to your focal point, you'll be sure to walk away with a tip that'll help you create a more dimensional image.  There is a $15 charge for this event.  All registered attendees will receive a $15 gift card from Samy's Camera that can be used online…

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree, CA: Capturing the Milkyway, Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - June 21 @ 1:00 am

****JUST ADDED, SECOND HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY JUNE 19th @7:30pm! The skies over Joshua Tree National Park are some of the darkest in California.  Join Stan Moniz, a Sony ambassador and recognized professional photographer, for a night capturing the beauty of Polaris and the North Celestial Pole in a perfect location.  The shooting workshops are from 7:30pm-1:30am. Stan will teach the following topics so that you can make them your own: The foundation for capturing sharp stars. Proper exposure times…

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Nature Photography with Chris Crosby

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nature Photography June 15th is designated Nature Photography Day to promote the enjoyment of nature photography and to explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes both locally and globally. In celebration of Nature Photography Day, Samy's Camera is offering a FREE live online Nature Photography class. Please join photographer Chris Crosby and learn tips and tricks for great photos on your next nature adventure. Chris will teach us how to…

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July 2020

Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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The lecture for this class will be held live online via Zoom on July 18th at 10am.  The shooting portion will be in-person at 1pm and will be limited to a small number of only 8 students.   The critique and photo review will be on July 18th at 5pm online via Zoom.  Do you like to wander? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you observe the subtle interplay between people? If so, you are a street photographer. In…

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Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree National Park with Stan Moniz

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - July 19 @ 1:30 am

Enjoy an evening under the stars 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 will teach the following topics so that you can make them your own: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance. Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape. The use of external lightning to…

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Olympic National Park Master Class with National Park Photography Expeditions

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 1 @ 12:00 pm
Olympic National Park Port Angeles, Washington

National Park Photography Expedition's Olympic National Park Master Class June 1-6, 2020 TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE The Olympic National Park Master Class is a 5-day full immersion, photography workshop that teaches an end-to-end workflow for the creation of landscape art. Students learn landscape capture techniques, creative composition approaches, atmospherics, visualization techniques and post-production methods that will allow them to express their subjective thoughts and feelings. The workshop is small, intimate, collegial, and the instruction hands-on, with intensive field capture instruction…

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August 2020

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

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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**UPDATE- JUST ADDED SECOND HANDS-ON SHOOT ON SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd FROM 6pm-8:30pm at a Local Beach** This is a 2-part workshop including a lecture via Zoom and a hands-on shoot at a local beach. 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, changing…

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