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January 2020

Sony Mirrorless Tips and Tricks – LA

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Free

Discover your camera’s full potential with Sony’s Technical Representative Joshua Fulton.  Joshua will walk you through a variety of topics including: Organizing your camera’s operation and button layout A review of 14 specific functions your camera offers including HDR, Eye-AF, and silent shooting modes A demonstration of how to best use features depending on your shooting environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start utilizing all the features your innovative Sony Camera offers! The recommended cameras are: a5100, a6000,…

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Astrophotography in Borrego Springs: Capturing Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$125.00 - $300.00

**SONY WILL BE PROVIDING LOANER CAMERAS AND LENSES FOR STUDENTS TO DEMO DURING THIS WORKSHOP!** Borrego Springs was first official International Dark Sky Community in California and is the perfect location to capture the beauty of the night sky.  It is also home to 150 of sculptor Ricardo Breceda’s supersized metal sculptures.  Join Stan for the night and you will learn astrophotography techniques while being able to capture a T-Rex, Giant Scorpion, Serpent and Mammoth with stars and star trails in the…

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

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$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 for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Brian will start out with instruction on how to experiment through the evening to create truly unique images.…

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February 2020

Advanced Fashion and Beauty Master Class using Continuous Lighting with Leica S Photographer Rui Faria

February 1 @ 9:00 am - February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$275.00 - $500.00

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.  This Advanced Master Class will focus on the use of continuous lights as well as mixing tungsten with strobe. All attendees must have some knowledge of lighting and must be able to operate their camera in manual mode. You may register for either of the two…

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The Art and Science of Wildlife Photography with Gerry Van der Walt – LA

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Join specialist photographic expedition leader and co-founder of Wild Eye, Gerry van der Walt for a presentation in which he will discuss the science and art of wildlife photography. Through example images from around the world, Gerry will connect the two sides of wildlife photography to not only add real value to your own photographic journey but to also inspire you to try new techniques and explore some of the many amazing wildlife photography destinations around the world. This presentation will cover…

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March 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 menusShooting modesRAW vs JPEGCanon DPP softwareDirect printingDifferences and advantages of different lenses availableThis class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and EOS-1 DXs past their basic features.By registering for…

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Bodies in Motion Exploding into Dance with George Simian

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$225.00

Photography enables us to freeze dancers into iconic shapes, that dramatically embody their beauty, grace, and movement! What if you could also make visible their explosive power? In this workshop we will make that possible - by capturing dancers, first covered with flour, as they leap into the air (and the flour explodes off them!) This requires very high-speed strobes, color gels, talented and tireless dancers, and anticipation and timing on the part of the photographer. Join us on March…

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

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 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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$55.00

*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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Astrophotography in Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 22 @ 12:30 am
$125.00 - $300.00

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. Stan will teach the following topics so that you can make them your own: The foundation for capturing sharp stars. Proper exposure times and image balance. Creative compositions with the North Star. Star trails in one exposure only. How to…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
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 and…

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April 2020

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

April 4 @ 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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Astrophotography at Palomar Mountain, CA: Capturing Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - April 26 @ 1:00 am
$125.00 - $300.00

Meet Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz where the vast dark skies above Cleveland National Forest offer a perfect venue for astrophotography and learn the proper astrophotography techniques necessary to capture the beauty of Polaris and the North Celestial Pole in a perfect location. Stan will teach the following topics so that you can make them your own: The foundation for capturing sharp stars. Proper exposure times and image balance. Creative compositions with the North Star. Star trails in one exposure only. How to shoot…

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May 2020

Oregon Coast Long Exposure Weekend Photography Workshop with Sony Artisan Thibault Roland

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
$150.00 - $900.00

During this two-day workshop along the gorgeous Oregon coast, you will learn the techniques that made Sony Artisan of Imagery Thibault Roland fall in love with long exposure photography. This workshop will take you to iconic locations along the Oregon coast which may include the Peter Iredale Shipwreck at Fort Stevents State Park, Cannon Beach, Garibaldi and theThree Graces, Cape Kiwanda, Proposal Rock and Seltz Bay. Thibault will teach a small, intimiate group the technique of entirely transforming a scene by…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

May 23 @ 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 menusShooting modesRAW vs JPEGCanon DPP softwareDirect printingDifferences and advantages of different lenses availableThis class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and EOS-1 DXs past their basic features.By registering for…

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Astrophotography in Borrego Springs: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - May 24 @ 1:30 am
$125.00 - $300.00

Meet Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz in Borrego Springs, California's first official International Dark Sky Community, and learn the proper astrophotography techniques necessary to capture the Milky Way and the beauty of the night sky. 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 (including being able to capture some of Ricardo Breceda’s 150 supersized…

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June 2020

Milky Way Astrophotography at Palomar Mountain, CA with Stan Moniz

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - June 21 @ 1:30 am
$125.00 - $300.00

Meet Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz where the vast dark skies above Cleveland National Forest offer a perfect venue for astrophotography and learn the proper astrophotography techniques necessary to capture the Milky Way and the beauty of the night sky. 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…

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July 2020

Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
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 and…

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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
$125.00 - $300.00

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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August 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

August 15 @ 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 menusShooting modesRAW vs JPEGCanon DPP softwareDirect printingDifferences and advantages of different lenses availableThis class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and EOS-1 DXs past their basic features.By registering for…

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Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - August 23 @ 1:00 pm
$750.00

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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California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$80.00

This workshop is designed to give photographers more confidence in shooting at the beach to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images while building an interesting and exciting portfolio.  A model wearing beach related outfits (bikinis, summer dresses, flowing skirts, shorts, cover ups) will be provided. Instructor Gregg Cobarr will teach a variety of lighting techniques to demonstrate how to deal confidently with the difficult challenges of shooting in a beach setting using – flash, diffusers, reflectors and angle of light.…

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September 2020

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

September 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 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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October 2020

The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – LA

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 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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$175.00

This comprehensive, 7-hour workshop (not including a 30 min. lunch break) covers the full scope of wedding photography.  It is divided into 3 main sections: 1) Business, 2) Gear/Shooting, and 3) Post Production.  Models will be provided for a hands-on shoot. Starting with the business side, the Barnets will cover marketing, social media, pricing, contracts, sales, the best photo equipment for wedding coverage and much more. After a short lunch break, the class will photograph models, a couple in “engagement session”…

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

October 10 @ 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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California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$80.00

This workshop is designed to give photographers more confidence in shooting at the beach to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images while building an interesting and exciting portfolio.  A model wearing beach related outfits (bikinis, summer dresses, flowing skirts, shorts, cover ups) will be provided. Instructor Gregg Cobarr will teach a variety of lighting techniques to demonstrate how to deal confidently with the difficult challenges of shooting in a beach setting using – flash, diffusers, reflectors and angle of light.…

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The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography: Part 2 – On Location, Daytime with Gregg Cobarr

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

*Students do not need to take Part 1 in order to take this Workshop* Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach and he will teach attendees how rules are made to be broken.  Attendees will be photographing in several outdoor settings with a model during the day to learn how to effectively create images of a clothing line from a contemporary…

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November 2020

Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
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 and…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
+ Google Map
$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 menusShooting modesRAW vs JPEGCanon DPP softwareDirect printingDifferences and advantages of different lenses availableThis class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and EOS-1 DXs past their basic features.By registering for…

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

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

*Students do not need to take Part 1 or Part 2 to take this Workshop* Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach and will teach attendees how rules are made to be broken. Attendees will be photographing a model in several outdoor urban settings at night, exploring the many possibilities of nighttime location settings and learning how to effectively create images…

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