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February 2020

Introduction to Product Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$125.00

If your goal is to create better images of things to sell online such as on eBay or for print catalog use, this class is for you. You can create great product photography and build your portfolio on your kitchen table, with gear that you might already own. Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you to create a “set” for small and medium products and how to light different products on several types of backgrounds. The use of soft boxes,…

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Bird Photography at Malibu Lagoon with Karen Schuenemann – 2 Session Course

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles & Malibu Lagoon, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!!! Photographing birds in the wild requires a mix of instinct, creativity and experience. Come learn from expert Wildlife and Bird Photographer Karen Schuenemann in this 2-part workshop which includes a lecture and hands-on shoot.   Workshop Schedule:  1) Bird Photography Lecture: Saturday, February 15, 2020 11am-1:30pm 2) Local Bird Safari at the Malibu Lagoon:  Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:30am-11am During this workshop, Karen will teach you the nuts and bolts of Bird Photography. Karen will cover the appropriate…

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March 2020

The Part-Time Professional Photographer: Tips on How to Succeed with Gregg Cobarr – LA

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave., Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$45.00

If you are an advanced amateur photographer or current part-time professional photographer, this workshop will provide you with the insider information on how to successfully handle a variety of paid photography jobs - even while keeping your regular "day job." Gregg will provide attendees with tips on how handle situations encountered while shooting a variety of photography jobs including:   * Children’s portraits * Senior portraits * Family portraits * Head shots – actors or corporate * Model portfolios * Weddings,…

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Bodies in Motion Exploding into Dance with George Simian

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$225.00

Photography enables us to freeze dancers into iconic shapes, that dramatically embody their beauty, grace, and movement! What if you could also make visible their explosive power? In this workshop we will make that possible - by capturing dancers, first covered with flour, as they leap into the air (and the flour explodes off them!) This requires very high-speed strobes, color gels, talented and tireless dancers, and anticipation and timing on the part of the photographer. Join us on March…

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Pet Photography Lecture and Hands-On Workshop with Anabel DFlux – SA

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street, Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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$125.00

Animal photography may appear to be simple, but that is an illusion!  Not only do you have to know the unique technical aspect to photography, but you also have to learn how to work with these incredible beings.  Anabel DFlux has dedicated her photographic career to capturing pets at their absolute best. Join Anabel DFlux for the day and learn ten easy steps to improve your pet photography: from working with the hyper, the untrained, the unruly, or the camera shy-you’ll be…

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

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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This is a 2 session class occurring on consecutive Wednesday’s: March 18th and March 25th 11:00am-3:00pm 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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Intermediate Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St. Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$45.00

In this class students will learn new tricks as well as expand their current knowledge of photography and their Nikon cameras. Learn how to properly control color, make any size print through up-sizing your resolution, best lenses to use and when, using filters, how to use flash successfully and much more. Requirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.  

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

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$19.99

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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IMAGE BREAKDOWN: Work Fast, Work Smart Sponsored by Fujifilm – SA

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$19.99

Case studies of assignments. Get into the head of Fujifilm’s very own PPA Master of Photography Michael Bulbenko as he dissects some of his professional work and provides his know-how on getting it right in the camera. Learn how to evaluate the environment, solve problems on location and add just the right touch to turn ordinary pictures into quality photographs. Join us for this fun and inspiring seminar!  Instructor: Michael Bulbenko / Fujifilm North AmericaBy registering for this workshop, you agree to…

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April 2020

Wildlife Photography at the LA Zoo with Karen Schuenemann & Nikon – 3 Session Course

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$199.00

This is a three-part workshop including a wildlife photography lecture, an animal photo shoot at the LA Zoo and a photo review and Critique.  Over these 3 session, Karen will teach you how to produce some amazing imagery.  She will offer techniques that will change your persepective and teach you the nuts and bolts of Wildlife Photography. Karen will not only review the technical aspects of wildlife photography, but she will also discuss the essentials of animal behavior.   If you are planning on…

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