Samy’s Camera Anniversary Event – Los Angeles

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Samy’s Camera Anniversary Event – Los Angeles

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Visit Samy’s Camera for the biggest sale and photographic event of the year and celebrate our 46th Anniversary.

Three full days of activities including: Free Classes; Giveaways; Live Gear Demos and Brand Reps In-Store.

  • Thursday September 15th at Samy’s Camera in Santa Ana
  • Friday September 16th at Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles
  • Saturday September 17th at Samy’s Camera in Pasadena

CLASS SCHEDULE – All classes are free but registration is required to attend all classes.


“Everyday Macro Photography”

Time: 10:30am-11:30am Instructor: Joshua Fulton Sponsored by Nikon

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 3rd Floor Classroom

Class Description: Do you love taking photos of flowers, but you don’t want to wait for the weather? In this online class, Sony Alpha Imaging Specialist Joshua Fulton will discuss how to capture great closeup images all year ‘round! Topics include lens selection, camera settings, helpful accessories and making better backgrounds.


“Protecting Your Work: Storage and Cinematography“ Time: 11:00am -12pm Instructor: Eve Cohen, DP

Sponsored by SanDisk

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 4th Floor


Cinematographer Eve Cohen will be showcasing her two motion picture projects and how she incorporates SanDisk storage products in various levels of professional film production. One is a studio feature film on location in North Carolina, the other, an independent short film as part of an anthology feature in Los Angeles.  For each project she will discuss the visual prerequisites, data requirements, and how to preserve the quality and safety of the footage from production through post.

Eve M. Cohen is an award-winning cinematographer known for her work on independent feature films, social justice documentaries and as a pioneer in the world of virtual reality. Her visual style is fueled by collaboration, empathy and intention.



“Road Tripping!” Time: 12:00pm-1pm Instructor: Liam Doran

Sponsored by Sigma

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 3rd Floor Classroom

Class Description:

Join SIGMA Ambassador Liam Doran as he takes you on an inspiring tour photographing landscapes and wildlife in dramatic locations. In the multi-media presentation Liam will dive into the gear and skills you need to get your best photo road trips shots ever!

Liam Doran is an outdoor sports and adventure travel photographer based in Colorado. Liam’s work covers all aspects of outdoor mountain life including skiing, biking, trail running, fly fishing as well as travel and lifestyle. His images appear regularly in commercial advertising and in today’s top outdoor magazines including Powder, Outside, Ski, Skiing, Trail Runner, Mountain Magazine and more.


“Time Lapse“ Time: 1pm-2pm Instructor: Mark Toal Sponsored by Panasonic

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 4th Floor


Have you wanted to try Time-Lapse photography but didn’t know where to start? Mark Toal from Panasonic will introduce you to the basics of how to set up your camera and show you tips for making entertaining time lapse videos and sharing them on Youtube, or social media. Mark will demonstrate using Panasonic Lumix cameras, but the class is open to all camera owners.

Mark Toal is a professional photographer and Panasonic Lumix Advocate from Portland, Oregon. His photographs can be seen on Facebook and Instagram at Mark Toal.


“Food Photography- Speeding up your Workflow with Tethering” Time: 2pm-3pm Instructor: Jena Carlin

Sponsored by Tether Tools

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 3rd Floor Classroom

Let Jena Carlin, commercial food and lifestyle photographer with over decade experience, be your guide as you learn to make edible unforgettable with campaign-worthy food photography. In this workshop, you’ll see how shooting tethered can really improve the efficiency and quality of your food photography workflow. Jena will teach you the basics of tethered shooting, including her favorite gear and software, all in a beautiful table-top setting. You’re not going to want to miss this insider look at a pro’s tried and tested tethering methods.

Jena is a Midwest-based commercial food and lifestyle photographer, videographer, prop stylist, and art director. Her classical training as a fine art painter creates a unique photography style that perfectly complements both editorial and advertising campaigns. She seeks out authentic emotion in her food and lifestyle photography with a strong emphasis on narratives and blending modern and heritage styles. Jena shoots for clients such as Ghirardelli, Martha Stewart, Kohl’s, Taste of Home, Sam’s Club, The Buckle, Press, Kerry Taste and Nutrition, and Iowa Premium Angus. Jena prides herself on building the community and knowledge of commercial food photography through the Little Rusted Ladle blog, the Master the Art of Food Photography online summit, and her mentorship program Portfolio to Profit.


“Medium Format High Resolution Digital Photography” Time: 3pm-4pm

Instructors: Wayne Sandmeyer & Justin Katz

Sponsored by Phase One

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 4th Floor 

Interested in medium format digital photography? Phase One representatives Wayne and Justin will review the lineup of Phase One medium format camera systems, including the XF, XT, IQ3, and IQ4 models and they will be available to review the capabilities of the Phase One cameras and answer technical questions. Attendees will be invited to interact with the equipment in the following ways:

  • Work firsthand with a Phase One camera system
  • View multiple setups displaying the workflows within each product
  • Capabilities Demonstration highlighting the following features
    • Focus Stacking
    • Frame Averaging
    • Dual Exposure
    • Cascable Remote Access

**Attendees are invited to bring an XQD or SD card, or other storage device to leave with sample images shot at the event.


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“Architecture Photography” Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Instructor: Jeff Leimbach

Sponsored by Canon

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles – 3rd Floor Classroom

Class Description:

A simple guide to shooting architecture, this class goes over Gear, Lenses, Shooting, Editing.Jeff will discuss what gear he takes to every shoot, what lenses he uses, what the differences are and why he uses certain lenses. The shooting section is an illustrated look at the mode Jeff uses and the step-by-step process he uses for capture. Editing looks at RAW Capture and Final Image to illustrate how an image should be presented

Jeff is a professional photographer and graphic designer. He has served as moderator for Photoshop World, Photoshop Seminar Tour for KelbyOne, and the Canon in Action Tour for Canon Live Learning. Other workshop experience includes staff instructor for Moose Peterson’s Digital Landscape Workshops and owner of The Digital Photo Workshops. He also serves as a Canon Camera Product Educator and Tech Rep.



“Conversational Portraiture: Capturing the Space Between” Time: 5pm-6pm Instructor: Vincent Versace

Sponsored by Nikon

Location: Samy’s Camera Los Angeles 3rd Floor Classroom

Class Description:

A still photograph is called a still photograph because the picture does not move. Not because objects in the photograph are not in motion. The goal is to capture motion with stillness. The best portraits, as well as the best photographs, are the ones that feel as if they are the moments between moments. That they are not a beginning or an end but a fluid movement of a moment held still. There is no awareness by the subject being photographed, that they are in a moment, in a moment that is captured in the moment. Learn how to capture an image in which you photograph not only the person but see into the person being photographed.

Vincent Versace is an LA Based photographer and internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. Vincent is a Nikon Ambassador and member of the International Cinematographers Guild. He is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History.

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 have experienced any symptoms related to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours including fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/smell, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle aches and headache.

Please make a note of which classes you have signed up for. Some of the Eventbrite ticket notifications will indicate the full time of the Anniversary sale event time of 10am-6pm, not the time of the individual class you signed up for.

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September 16
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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