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August 2020

Making Sharp Images with George Simian – Two Session, Live Online Class

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States + Google Map

How your camera’s focus, shutter speed, choice of focal length, and handling all contribute (or undermine) the making of sharp images. The results will definitely surprise you…. but there’s a solution for every situation, though they do require more careful choices! This is a two-session, live online class that will be held on August 18th and August 25th from 5-7pm both sessions.  This class is limited to only 20 participants to assure individual attention and feedback.  George will give the…

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Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Live Online

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School – ONLINE, Link to be Provided Upon Registration United States

This course is held on 3 consecutive days: Friday August 21st, 22nd and 23rd 10am - 1pm each day 20 minute break provided each day.  This Class is Limited to 10 Student Only!   *NOTE: This is a Lightroom Classic course, (same as older Lightroom version 5-6/CC). NOT Cloud Lightroom. Technical Level: Beginner Requirements: Adobe Lightroom Classic installed.  Access to digital photos on a local drive or external hard drive. Enrollment Limit: 10 students This is a Distance Learning class takes place via Zoom.…

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Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - August 23 @ 1:00 pm

This weekend workshop will begin with a sunset shoot in the Alabama Hills.  Alabama Hills, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is known for its stunning rock formations, rounded contours and natural arches.  One of the most famous arches, Mobius Arch, almost perfectly frames Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous USA.As darkness descends, Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz will teach you the proper techniques for capturing the Milky Way and night sky above. Other topics covered may include light painting,…

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Pet Photography Lecture and Hands-On Workshop with Anabel DFlux – LA

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States

Animal photography may appear to be simple, but that is an illusion!  Not only do you have to know the unique technical aspect to photography, but you also have to learn how to work with these incredible beings.  Anabel DFlux has dedicated her photographic career to capturing pets at their absolute best. Join Anabel DFlux for the day and learn ten easy steps to improve your pet photography: from working with the hyper, the untrained, the unruly, or the camera shy-you’ll…

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Wildlife & Bird Photography with Karen Schuenemann at Bolsa Chica – 3 Sessions

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to produce amazing animal imagery in this three session workshop! This three-part workshop includes a wildlife photography lecture (live online), hands-on shooting session in Bolsa Chica and a photo review and critique session (live online). During this workshop, Karen Schuenemann will teach you how to produce amazing animal imagery. She will offer techniques that will change your perspective and teach you the nuts and bolts of Wildlife Photography. Karen will not only review the technical aspects of wildlife…

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Advanced Studio Lighting & Posing with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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This workshop focuses on complex professional studio lighting setups using three, four or more lighting sources with an emphasis on fashion and posing.  This is the perfect follow up class to our Introduction to Portrait Photography with off-camera flash and Medium Flash Units class. If you have some experience with studio lighting gear, modifiers, metering and manual mode shooting, it would be helpful to get more out of the class, but it is not a prerequisite.  Using a model and shooting tethered to a…

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Artist Talk with Music and Entertainment Photographer Chris Cuffaro Sponsored by Hasselblad

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live event with iconic Los Angeles music and entertainment photographer, Chris Cuffaro surrounding his work with Hasselblad and his X1D II Please join Samy’s Camera and Hasselblad for a live artist talk with one of Los Angeles’s most revered music and celebrity photographers: Chris Cuffaro. We will get to know the photographer behind some of the most iconic images of A-List actors, models, athletes and musicians that have appeared in the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, RayGun, Vibe, Musician and…

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Photographers with Natasha Calzatti -Live Online

August 28 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 1:00 pm

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Natasha Calzatti for advanced techniques in Photoshop. This is a Distance Learning class takes place via Zoom offered over three sessions on August 28th, 29th and 30th 10am-1pm each day. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class. Natasha will take you through the entire process of creating convincing, well-executed composites. Together we will take the guesswork out of…

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Shooting with Film Cameras: Everything You Need to Know with Gregg Cobarr – Pasadena

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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*Included in the price of the class is a roll of film and film processing! There has been an energetic revival of film photography!  Shooting with a film camera is once again very popular.  Gregg Cobarr, a longtime Samy’s Photo School instructor explains what you need to know about shooting film. He discusses the variety of cameras and lenses and how they function, the selection of films available today, how awareness of light must be an integral part of film…

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Introduction to Automotive Photography at the Petersen Museum with Joe and Mirta Barnet

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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In this 4 hour hands-on workshop Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create great images of cars with a lecture and a hands-on car shoot! First we will review images of sports cars, both “portraits” and cars on track.  Then the instructors will discuss topics including: the preferred gear for photographing cars, techniques like panning, camera angles, where to SAFELY position yourself in a race for the best photos, choosing backgrounds and post proessing techniques in Lightroom…

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