Speedlight Fundamentals with George Simian Sponsored by Profoto – Los Angeles

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Speedlight Fundamentals with George Simian Sponsored by Profoto – Los Angeles

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

| $49.00

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In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own ideal light – using speed lights both on and off the camera.

***Registered Attendees will receive a Gift Card to Samy’s Camera for the ticket price they paid for the workshop!***

Make your own light! Learn how to best use speed lights (flash that sits on top of the camera) both on and OFF the camera. In this workshop, you will also learn how to make unique and memorable portraits, by deliberately placing your light to shape the viewer’s experience of your photos.

Lose your fear of flash and gain the confidence to direct the flash, control its power using a Profoto Flash (both in Manual and TTL modes), and use simple light modifiers. Build basic lighting concepts and skills, while making interesting portraits of young models, in Samy’s classroom.

Learn to freeze time, modify the mood of the scene, and make images that never look “flash”. You’ll be using just one Profoto On Camera Flash (the standard of the professional photography industry) and one pop-up diffuser or reflector.

After the class, you will learn how to select your best shots, and how to share them with the models and the class! You will gain the understanding and confidence to use Profoto on-camera flashes and start making beautiful light on your next photo shoot! When you get used to getting stunning images with Profoto, you will want to purchase your own – and Samy’s will be there to help you!


April 6th @ 11am-4pm – Hands-on Shoot at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles

April 8th @7pm – Review Session on Zoom

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)

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Samy’s Camera Los Angeles
431 South Fairfax Ave., Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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