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May 2020

Samy’s Virtual Photography Summer Camp for Kids Grades 3rd – 6th!

May 23 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 3:00 pm
$550.00

Ever wanted to become a food blogger?  Take professional-looking portraits of your family?  Freeze a skateboarder mid-air?  This fun, two-week virtual photography course teaches fundamental concepts like composition and exposure, while covering a different field of photography each week. Included in the price of camp tuition is:  A POINT AND SHOOT DIGITAL CAMERA, T-SHIRT, HAT, MEMORY CARD, TRIPOD AND CASE!!   We will have a virtual graduation ceremony complete with diplomas, slideshow, and a gallery show of the students’ work on…

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

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States + Google Map
$35.00

This is a two session live online course.  The first session is on May 27th 3pm-5pm Pacific Daylight Time, the second session is a photo review and critique on June 10th 3pm-5pm. 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,…

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

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Samy’s Camera is offering a one on one 30 minute Q&A session with a Nikon representative. The Q&A session will be held via a Webex private webinar. Are new to photography and are debating if a Nikon camera is right for you? Are you a Nikon user and have questions about your equipment? Are you interested in getting a new Nikon lens but are unsure if it would be the right lens? This is your opportunity to get your questions…

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Understanding Your Digital Camera Level 1 with Art Ramirez – LIVE ONLINE

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$29.95

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.  Whether you purchased the camera for yourself or received…

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June 2020

Beyond the Manual: Nikon Z Tips & Tricks – Live Online with Samy’s Photo School

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Come and explore the exciting Nikon Z 6 /Z 7 cameras with us!  Samy’s Camera is pleased to welcome Nikon Professional Services Rep Michael Dionne.  Michael will be our guide through some of the cool and fun features buried within these cameras.  EVF Settings, File Options, AF Point Settings, Menu Customization and Focus Stacking are just some of the highlight of this fast paced, fun-filled on-line seminar.  Make sure to stick around until the very end when Michael will answer…

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July 2020

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

July 25 @ 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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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

July 25 @ 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 does not cover the 5Ds and…

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August 2020

One-on-One Live Virtual Photography Lessons with George Simian

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 8:00 pm
$200.00

George Simian, resident photography instructor at Samy's Photo School, has been recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors according to PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry and as one of the top workshop instructors by Photo District News.  George's 25 years of experience as a commercial photographer and years of teaching experience will allow him to provide students with the resources to help reshape their photography. Each online session with George will last for 2 hours and will involve…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – SA

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – LA

August 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$29.95

Join Samy’s own Kevin Carson as he helps you navigate your Nikon DSLR. Topics covered in this course: Digital vs. Film: Why one is better than the other Exposure Controls Metering Modes and methods White Balance ISO Resolution or Quality Setting Downloading images Items to keep in you camera bag Experience: Beginner. No experience necessary Requirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room…

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