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April 2020

IT’S CALLED PHOTO-GRAPHY: Breaking Out of Ordinary Picture Taking with Fujifilm – ONLINE VIA ZOOM

April 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School – ONLINE, Link to be Provided Upon Registration + Google Map
Free

This class explores the principles of image composition and design, from color to lighting, and explains how anyone can boost their photography to new levels. Regardless of how expensive a camera you own, there are proven techniques to getting images with more impact and visual appeal. What works, what doesn’t. Topics include subject analysis, optimizing the light, lens choices, color theory, visual psychology, and how to break the rules at the right time. Relevant for landscape, portrait, travel, nature and…

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May 2020

It’s all Black and White to Me – SA

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Effective photography depends on best use of graphic design principles and shooting in black and white is the fastest way to get good at it. Learn now to train your mind to evaluate the world in shades of grey, as we explore the effects of light and shadow at their purest. Compare in-camera black and white to software conversion processes. This training will greatly enhance your abilities to compose in color as well and will speed up your work process…

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The Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

May 3 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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This workshops will cover what you need to know to make the finest digital prints from your digital camera files.  From exposure to adjustment/optimization to choosing the right paper.  Examples of different fine-art papers will be shown to make the best possible prints.  Beyond the technical details, you will learn ways to make your images stronger and more compelling.  Everyone should have two or more master prints by end of class. Course Topics:  • Workflow for the master file concept using…

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Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City – 2 Sessions

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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This course is held on 2 consecutive Saturdays: May 6th and May 13th 10:30am-2:30pm Technical Level: Beginner Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom Classic to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and enhancing images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes finding and editing your…

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The Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City

May 9 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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This workshops will cover what you need to know to make the finest digital prints from your digital camera files.  From exposure to adjustment/optimization to choosing the right paper.  Examples of different fine-art papers will be shown to make the best possible prints.  Beyond the technical details, you will learn ways to make your images stronger and more compelling.  Everyone should have two or more master prints by end of class. Course Topics:  • Workflow for the master file concept using…

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Mastering iPhoneography – Making Your Photos Great Wherever You Are!

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$85.00

Join photographer and photo-educator Natasha Calzatti as she shares tips for transforming your photos from ordinary to extraordinary without being tied to your computer. This fun and informative workshop will teach you the skills you need to turn the camera that’s always with you into a powerful photography tool. Practice seeing versus looking on a class photowalk and search for establishing shots to environmental portraits in an exploration of Fairfax Farmers Market photo scavenger hunt. Natasha will combine in-depth instruction…

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Capture One Pro Master Class with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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In this course, Natasha will show you everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered. All the while giving you helpful tips and visual aids to drive home each technique. By the end of this intensive course, you will be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process. Topics covered include: Understand the interface and terminology, Sessions vs. Catalogs Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits Build a workflow and editing strategy to…

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Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City (2 sessions)

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$195.00

This is a 2 session class occurring on consecutive Wednesdays May 20th and May 27th 10:30am-2:30pm  Have you been using Lightroom Classic but feel like you are not getting the most out of it? Natasha Calzatti will show you all the tricks of the trade: How to customize your workflow to fit your specific needs; automating settings, plugins and export to Photoshop which will help you work more efficiently. Learn powerful new features such as automatically fill uneven edges in panoramas.…

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Capture One Pro Master Class with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$195.00

In this course, Natasha will show you everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered. All the while giving you helpful tips and visual aids to drive home each technique. By the end of this intensive course, you will be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process. Topics covered include: Understand the interface and terminology, Sessions vs. Catalogs Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits Build a workflow and editing strategy to…

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It’s All Black and White To Me – Pasadena

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Free

Effective photography depends on best use of graphic design principles and shooting in black and white is the fastest way to get good at it. Learn now to train your mind to evaluate the world in shades of grey, as we explore the effects of light and shadow at their purest. Compare in-camera black and white to software conversion processes. This training will greatly enhance your abilities to compose in color as well and will speed up your work process…

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