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September 2019

Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – LA

September 21 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$29.95 - $70.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1: This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all those confusing camera modes. We will discuss the very basic operation of Digital cameras, such as setting your camera’s resolution, basic flash operation, basic menu functions, memory cards, storage and more. This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer, so whether you purchased the camera for yourself, or…

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The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography Part 1 In Studio with Gregg Cobarr

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. 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 entire 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 first workshop, as part of an ongoing series…

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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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Beauty Lighting Master Class for Editorial & Advertising with Leica S Photographer Rui Faria

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$195.00 - $350.00

Do you want to know what it is like to work on a magazine photography assignment from start to finish?  In this workshop, London-based Leica S beauty photographer Rui Faria (founder of the iconic British Fashion magazine VOLT) will recreate a professional editorial beauty shoot in a studio environment with a model and a hair & makeup artist.  You may register for either of the two days for or sign up for both and receive a discount.  Day 1  Beauty Lighting for…

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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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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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$65.00

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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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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$99.00

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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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$29.95

Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 2 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera. Topics Covered: – Camera menus – Shooting modes – RAW vs JPEG – Canon DPP software – Direct printing – Differences and advantages of different lenses available This class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it…

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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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$125.00

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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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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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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$225.00

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

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

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$95.00

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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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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$115.00

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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Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City (2 sessions)

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$195.00

This is a 2 session class occurring on consecutive Sunday’s: November 17th and November 24th from 10am-2pm. Have you been using Lightroom, but feel like you’re not getting the most out of it? Natasha Calzatti will show you all the tricks of the trade! How to customize that workflow to fit your specific needs. You’ll also learn about automating settings, plugins, that will help you work more efficiently. Learn how the adjustment sliders affect your images, how best to use…

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Bodies in Motion: Flash Blur Dancers with George Simian

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$225.00

Dancers move with explosive energy through space, performing feats of physical prowess with grace and illusionary effortlessness - but traditional still images can’t capture the energy of their motion.  Join our new workshop, where we will use an advanced technique to dramatically illustrate their motion and energy!   We’ll create an image that includes both a perfectly sharp dancer AND an impressionistic blur of their outline! With color gels on our lights, we will separate these two different renditions by color…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

November 23 @ 10:00 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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$75.00

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 this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment. Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

November 23 @ 10:00 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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$75.00

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 this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment. Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city…

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The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography: Part 3 – On Location, Nighttime

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. 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 entire 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 third part of a series of…

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December 2019

Flash-On-Camera Workshop: Zoo Lights with George Simian

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$115.00

Are your nighttime flash photos just black holes with burned-out subjects? Would you like to make stunning images with basic camera equipment: a prosumer camera, a zoom lens, and a speedlight? To make extraordinary images we will visit the Los Angeles Zoo Lights Festival, running only from Thanksgiving till the start of the new year. We will meet at the entrance gate (we will provide your tickets) and start with exercises on control of your camera, long time exposures, and flash power. We…

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Bodies in Motion: The Nutcraker Ballet with George Simian

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Pedro Ballet School, 1231 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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$225.00

This workshop will teach you to capture the decisive moment in ballet, when the gesture and body shape are at their peak, and freeze it with strobe lighting!   We will take you to the legendary dance studio in San Pedro where Misty Copeland was trained, and provide the dancers, the strobe lights, the translucent backdrop, and training in capturing peak moments. Light is the most important element in creating unforgettable images - and in ballet, light can define the line…

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