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 three-park workshop includes a live lecture via Zoom on Thursday April 8th at 8:30pm. The lecture 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 camera settings for more effectively focusing attention on the subject.
The hands-on shoot will be on Saturday April 10th from 12pm-4pm in Los Angeles close to the Samy’s Camera on Fairfax Avenue. Small groups limited to 4 will photograph models, rotating locations so that everyone has a chance to photograph different models in different activities.
The workshop will conclude on April 12th at 7:30pm with a live online review and critique session about the images made and what approaches worked best.
Learn more about George Simian by clicking here!
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 (https://www.digitalphotopro.com/profiles/the-art-of-movement)
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. 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.
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