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April 2020

Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Photographers with Natasha Calzatti – Culver City (2 sessions)

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$350.00

This class is held on two consecutive Saturday's: April 25th & May 2nd from 10:30am-5:30pm. Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Natasha Calzatti for advanced techniques in Photoshop. Natasha will take you through the entire process of creating convincing, well-executed composites. Together we will take the guesswork out of using Photoshop’s more advanced tools, techniques, and menus. You will learn which Photoshop tools are essential, which AI tools to use and which you…

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Professional Video for Anyone Sponsored by Fujifilm – LA

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$55.00

Mirrorless and DSLR cameras now have very powerful video capture abilities. This class explains the techniques and tips used in the broadcast and movie world that can change ordinary home movies into must-see masterpieces. Topics include: thinking like a cinematographer, moving the camera, proper audio, available light and supplementary tools, basic editing techniques and methods. Relevant for aspiring filmmakers, corporate video, music videos, anyone wanting to shoot better.  There will be a break for lunch during the class.  Instructor: Michael Bulbenko…

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May 2020

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

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$39.95

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

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$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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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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Intermediate Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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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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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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Macro Photography Sponsored by Canon – CC

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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Free

Samy’s Camera and Canon present Fun With Macro, and in-store demo using Canon cameras, lenses, and flashes.   Bring your camera if you like, or just bring a memory card.  Stop by the store anytime between 12pm-4pm.   Learn the difference between macro lenses and flashes, and also learn how to get your existing lens to focus closer to your subject.   Meet the Canon Rep Lance Folden and get a free print made of your favorite macro image while you’re here.

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The Business of Photography Seminar with Anabel DFlux – SA

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$49.00

Being a photographer is pretty cool- you get to play with amazing equipment, tell stories, travel the world and meet some of the most fascinating individuals on our planet.  However, if you chose to be a professional photographer and want to be your own boss, you must be prepared to run a small business.  Businesses are made up of a variety of moving components, this seminar is designed to help you navigate those tumultuous waters by covering a wide range…

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Business of Photography with Leica S Photographer Rui Faria

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$49.00

Guest speaker and London Based Leica S Photographer Rui Faria is hosting this three-hour seminar focusing on what you need to know to launch your career as a professional photographer.  Rui will lecture on the following topics:  Getting clients How to put together an estimate, (what to include and leave out) Insurance Policy Booking models  Staying in touch with clients Updating websites and how often The difference between editorial and advertising/commercial photography  Copyright issues The seminar will conclude with a…

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