Fashion on the Street Location Lighting Workshop with George Simian

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Fashion on the Street Location Lighting Workshop with George Simian

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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This unique hands-on workshop will raise your location lighting and model directing skills to the next level.  Register soon as our Lighting on Location workshops always sell out fast!

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 March 21st from noon until 5PM, at an outdoors, strikingly-funky Mexican auto-repair shop on Mission Road, the East Los Angeles zone for street-car-repairs. There will be a live lecture on Zoom on March 18th at 7pm as well as a live review session on Zoom on March 22nd at 7pm.

For the hands-on workshop we will set up 4 different locations to give you unique opportunities to create dramatic new images for your portfolios! You will create magazine-quality images, with several young actresses as models – using battery-powered Profoto strobe-lighting equipment. Using large soft boxes on the strobes to create beautiful light and focus attention on the subject, you’ll separate and highlight the actor in the colorful environment. You will learn to control the quality of the light, balance it with the ambient backlight, and make images where the strobe lighting creates a style and evokes emotion! We will also address how to direct the model, and how to collaborate with her in creating a story.

Our location workshops are challenging – but we take the time to train you before the start of your shoot, as well as limit participation to a small number of students, to ensure individual support. A week after the event, you will send us your best images to share with the actors, as well as post to a class web page – and you will receive individual email feedback.  Simply bring your camera, backup battery and memory cards, and we will provide the rest (education, models, strobes)!

Instructor Bio:

George is an ex-East-Coast-based advertising photographer, with over 30 years’ experience of providing services to Corporate and Editorial clients. Projects have included providing photography for annual reports, advertising and marketing materials, and magazine features shot on locations around the world. A life-long advocate for photographers’ rights, he has served on both the national and the LA board of directors of the American Photographic Artists and currently leads the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group. George is also a photography educator who has taught at UCLA Extension (2007 Instructor of the Year), Samy’s Camera, and one-on-one. Every summer George leads travel photography workshops in Bali, Indonesia. In August 2011 George was recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors, nationwide, by PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry. In July 2018 Digital Photo Pro Magazine profiled him and his specialized lighting of dancers and acrobats, in a feature article that can be read here (

In accordance with state and local public health organizations, Samy’s Photo School is following all COVID-19 related protocols. All participants will be asked to maintain social distancing protocols of 6 feet from anyone not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory for all.  Gloves will be provided. The class size for this event has been limited to further minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. Please do not attend this class if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/smell, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle aches and headache.  Temperatures will be taken upon arrival at the hands-on shoot.

By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Click here to view our Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to the workshop.


560 Customs
568 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States
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