Lighting on Location: Fashion at Mission Road with George Simian

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Lighting on Location: Fashion at Mission Road with George Simian

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join us July 9th from 1pm-6pm at an outdoor, strikingly-funky Mexican auto-repair shop on Mission Road in East Los Angeles.

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.

This will be a unique hands-on-shooting workshop, to raise your location-lighting and model-directing skills to the next level.  We will set up 4 different locations to give you unique opportunities to create dramatic new images for your portfolios! There will be a live lecture on Zoom on July 7th at 7pm and a Review/Critique Session on Zoom on July 11th at 7pm.

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 only 12 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).

Don’t delay registering for this workshop, as all our Lighting On Location workshops always sell out fast! Street parking is free and plentiful.

About the Instructor George Simian:

George is a Los Angeles based commercial photographer with 25 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 US and the world.

George is also a photography educator who teaches at UCLA Extension (2007 Instructor of the Year), Samy’s Camera, and one-on-one. He leads travel photography workshops during summer, currently focusing on Bali, Indonesia. In August 2011 George was recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors, as selected by PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry.

George Simian was voted one of the top 13 photo instructors in the United States in 2011. Photo District News magazine recently announced the results of their readers poll for best workshop instructors and George Simian made the list.

In accordance with state and local public health organizations, Samy’s Photo School is following all COVID-19 related protocols. 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.

By Registering for this Workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. You will be required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


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Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States
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