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June 2019

Photographing the Gardens at the Huntington Library with Art Ramirez

June 1 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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  If you have a basic understanding of how to shoot with your digital camera and would like to brush up on your photo skills, join Samy’s instructor Art Ramirez for a photo adventure at the Huntington Library Gardens. Join us at Samy’s Camera Pasadena at 11:30am for a quick session to go over skills, how to photograph nature, and the best camera settings needed for the afternoon shoot. Then, students will break for lunch and meet around 1:30pm at…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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We all take more photos of people than of any other subject – but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings. This one-day workshop starts at 11:00am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best…

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Historical Downtown Architectural Photography Tour with Aaron Hoffman

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Los Angeles – Central Library, 630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Embark on a journey with Samy’s Camera Photo School and photographer Aaron Hoffman as we not only go back in time to experience the history of this diverse city, but also appreciate the evolution of DTLA into its present state. This one of a kind photo tour will begin at the Los Angeles Central Library. After meeting at the library, we’ll head to the Disney Concert Hall, then Downtown’s Historic Core. Our walk will span the landmark 1890’s Bradbury Building, Art Deco masterpieces and some more…

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Sony’s Firmware Fridays and Model Shoot at Samy’s Camera – Culver City

June 7 @ 11:00 am - June 8 @ 4:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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Free

EVENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY JUNE 7th 11-4pm How to WOW with LIGHT! Learn Scott Robert's amazing off camera lighting techniques that has turned him into an international superstar. Scott will teach his simple techniques using available light and portable strobes that will allow the photographer to create amazing images on location and almost anywhere within minutes. See how to shoot in extreme bright sun and in low light situations, how to create the best light. Discover how to maximize shooting time…

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

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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The primary purpose of “The Part-Time Professional Photographer: Tips on How to Succeed” is to give any advanced amateur photographer or current part-time professional photographer the information and tools to be able to handle a variety of paid photography jobs successfully. These are the types of jobs that are usually done in the late afternoon or evening during the week, as well as any time during the day or night on the weekends, so that the photographer can still do…

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Introduction to Videography with Smithi Skunnawat – LA

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School LA, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Do you want to learn how make your own movies or shoot your own videos? This course is the perfect place to start! Videography basics including capturing the moving image, handling any prosumer or above camera, and other must-knows for a successful project will be taught in this beginning course. The first part of this class will focus on camera use and care: everything from manipulating your camera settings to achieve exactly what you’re looking for through proper lighting exposure,…

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Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - June 9 @ 1:00 am

Enjoy an evening under the stars with with professional adventure photographer and Sony ambassador Stan Moniz. This event will be held in Joshua Tree national park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California. Stan designed this workshop to be an enjoyable experience covering basic camera theory and details to capturing the beauty of the night sky. Key points include the 500 rule, how to capture sharp stars, light painting, composition, the use of filters to eliminate light…

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Lighting ON Location: Ballerinas on the Battleship Iowa with George Simian

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Battleship USS Iowa Museum, 250 S Harbor Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90731 United States
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Ballet is the most formal dance style, and the oldest Western performance dance, with over 500 years of history. The grace, stretch, and strength of its movements make it an ideal subject for photography. To emphasize the beauty of the gesture, what better contrast than to photograph the dancers on the Battleship Iowa, in San Pedro – ethereal dancer against huge weapons and armor. Join this unique opportunity to make unforgettable images. We’ve obtained special permission from the Battleship Iowa…

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Phase One Certified Professional Training – 2 Day – LA

June 11 @ 9:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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This program is designed to teach assistants and digital techs the skills they need to get the most out of Phase One equipment and software.   What is the Certification Process? The certification process involves 2 steps: 1. Qualification. Following registration, attendees will complete the online pre-course which was developed by Phase One and is an essential part of understanding the information taught at the live training. 2. Live training. Attendees will attend the 2 day live training course and take…

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Bodies in Motion with George Simian

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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Jazz dance was first the wholly-American genre, born out of both African-American tradition and Musical Theatre which went on to usher in the dance form of the music-video!  The choreography and dancers of the JazzAntiqua ensemble beautifully portray the sensual nature of this dance, as well as the aggressive, tightly-wound and exposively emotional aspects of it. We will host the JazzAntiqua company for a full Saturday afternoon, on June 15, from noon-6pm, and photograph them in a pure and abstract white light, to…

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