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September 2019

The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$150.00

Joe and Mirta Barnet have spent over 20 years developing their style and growing their wedding, portrait and commercial photography business in Orange County, California.  In this workshop, the Barnets will share their knowledge and skills, covering the full scope of wedding photography. This comprehensive, 7-hour workshop (not including a 30 min. lunch break) is divided into 3 main sections; Business, Gear/Shooting, and Post Production. Starting with the business side, the Barnets will cover marketing, social media, pricing, contracts, sales, the best…

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Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with Natasha Calzatti 2 Sessions – PAS

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$195.00

This course is held on 2 consecutive Sunday’s: September 22nd and September 29th from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm both days. Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and manipulating your images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

We all take more photos of people than of any other subject – but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings. This one-day workshop starts at 11:00am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best…

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October 2019

Portrait Mentoring Series with Scott Robert Lim: Workshop#4 – Stunning Low Light/Night Portraiture

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$199.00

Are you looking to deepen your portrait skills by studying under a world renowned photographer? Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim will teach an exciting series of one-day portrait workshops in Southern California. Each workshop, four in all, will consist of a lecture that will focus on a vital aspect of on-location portraiture followed by a live, hands-on shooting session with models.  The hands-on shooting session will give attendees the opportunity to reinforce the concepts taught. Don’t…

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Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$195.00

In this intensive one-day hands-on computer workshop, longtime Photoshop instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity in Photoshop and help you to master it as a photographic tool. Natasha will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners are wanting to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed in mind for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user. Topics Covered: Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can process…

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Photographers with Natasha Calzatti – PAS (2 sessions)

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$350.00

This class is held on two consecutive Sunday’s: October 19th and October 26th from 10am-5pm. Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Natasha Calzatti for advanced techniques in Photoshop. Natasha will take you through the entire process of creating convincing, well-executed composites. Together we will take the guesswork out of using Photoshop’s more advanced tools, techniques, and menus. You will learn about which Photoshop tools are essential, and which you can ignore. You will…

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November 2019

The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – PAS

November 2 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$39.95 - $80.00

LEVEL 1 OVERVIEW: This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include: Learn how to photograph in any type of light Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO…

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Real Estate Photography with Aaron Hoffman – PAS

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$225.00

This Real Estate Photography course will cover the fundamentals of shooting real estate with classroom instruction, a residential location shoot, post-processing lab, and post-class online discussion and photo sharing. In this full-day workshop, students will gain an understanding of equipment, techniques and post processing for real estate photography. The initial classroom portion will cover the importance of appealing property photos, equipment used, camera controls, composition, fundamentals of lighting including demonstration. Next, students will get hands on experience with the material covered…

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Introduction to Lighting: Speedlights with George Simian – PAS

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00

After mastering photographing in available light, the next challenge for photographers is to create their own ideal light – with off-camera flash. Moving a simple speedlight away from the camera allows one to shape the direction of the light falling on the subject, to change it’s softness or hardness, to separate the subject from the background, and to create dramatic yet realistic lighting. You will make images that look like beautiful natural light, not “flash!” In this workshop you will…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

We all take more photos of people than of any other subject – but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings. This one-day workshop starts at 11:00am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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iPhone Photography: Learn How to Maximize Your iPhone Camera – Pasadena

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$75.00

In this workshop, instructor Ford Lowcock, educator at Santa Monica College for 23 years and digital imaging & printing expert, will cover the essentials of your phone’s native camera, accessories to enhance your camera’s capabilities and how to edit your imagery. Today’s camera phones are great for travel, family and simple remembrances because they are incredibly flexible and light weight.  They are also a serious tool for serious photography.  Ford will guide you through the settings on the iPhone and in the…

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Zhiyun Presents: Filmaking for Everyone – PAS

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Free

Are you interested in shooting short videos, but you do not have a studio? Whatever the case, you might find it difficult to start your projects on your own. Instead of sitting at home wondering how it will work, learn how to make films all by yourself. Zhiyun Technical Representative and Product Ambassador, Brett Halladay will teach you how to combine the camera and gimbal for daily filmmaking. Brett is a content creator and YouTuber focused on empowering creators of…

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December 2019

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

December 7 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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 Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$125.00

This workshops will cover what you need to know to make the finest digital prints from your digital camera files.  From exposure to adjustment/optimization, to choosing the right paper.  Examples of different fine-art papers will be shown to make the best possible prints.  And beyond the technical details, you will learn ways to make your images stronger and more compelling. This course will cover: • Workflow for the master file concept using Photoshop • Using Adobe Camera Raw and or…

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April 2020

Wildlife Photography at the LA Zoo with Karen Schuenemann & Nikon – 3 Session Course

April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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This is a three-part workshop including a wildlife photography lecture, an animal photo shoot at the LA Zoo and a photo review and Critique.  Over these 3 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 you are planning on…

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