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August 2020

One-on-One Live Virtual Photography Lessons with George Simian

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 8:00 pm
$200.00

George Simian, resident photography instructor at Samy's Photo School, has been recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors according to PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry and as one of the top workshop instructors by Photo District News.  George's 25 years of experience as a commercial photographer and years of teaching experience will allow him to provide students with the resources to help reshape their photography. Each online session with George will last for 2 hours and will involve…

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Point of View and Perspective with George Simian – Two Session, Live Online Class

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States + Google Map

Where you put your camera and what you include or exclude from the frame make all the difference! Move beyond the common pitfalls of shooting from eye-level and including everything in front of you so that you can make much more striking photographs and shape your message to the viewers! This is a two-session, live online class that will be held on August 17th and August 24th from 5:30-7:30pm both sessions.  This class is limited to only 20 participants to…

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Making Sharp Images with George Simian – Two Session, Live Online Class

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States + Google Map
$55.00

How your camera’s focus, shutter speed, choice of focal length, and handling all contribute (or undermine) the making of sharp images. The results will definitely surprise you…. but there’s a solution for every situation, though they do require more careful choices! This is a two-session, live online class that will be held on August 18th and August 25th from 5-7pm both sessions.  This class is limited to only 20 participants to assure individual attention and feedback.  George will give the…

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Shooting with Film Cameras: Everything You Need to Know with Gregg Cobarr – Live Online

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States
$55.00

This class is being taught live online on the Zoom platform. There has been an energetic revival of film photography!  Shooting with a film camera is once again very popular.   Gregg Cobarr, a longtime Samy’s Photo School instructor explains what you need to know about shooting film. He discusses the variety of cameras and lenses and how they function, the selection of films available today, how awareness of light must be an integral part of film shooting, as well as…

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Introduction to Automotive Photography at the Petersen Museum with Joe and Mirta Barnet

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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In this 4 hour hands-on workshop Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create great images of cars with a lecture and a hands-on car shoot! First we will review images of sports cars, both “portraits” and cars on track.  Then the instructors will discuss topics including: the preferred gear for photographing cars, techniques like panning, camera angles, where to SAFELY position yourself in a race for the best photos, choosing backgrounds and post proessing techniques in Lightroom…

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September 2020

Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – Live Online

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Photo School Online, Link to be Provided
Los Angeles, United States
$29.95 - $75.00

This is a Live Online Distance Learning class takes place live via Zoom. It is a two session class that meets from 10am-12pm for level 1 and 1pm-3pm for level 2. We encourage you to install and test the Zoom software on your device prior to the class. Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 - 10am-12pm This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all…

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October 2020

Mastering iPhoneography – Making Your Photos Great Wherever You Are!

October 10 @ 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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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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November 2020

Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – Live Online

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States
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This is a Live Online Distance Learning class takes place live via Zoom. It is a two session class that meets from 10am-12pm for level 1 and 1pm-3pm for level 2. We encourage you to install and test the Zoom software on your device prior to the class. Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 - 10am-12pm This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all…

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