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April 2020

Panasonic DSLR Basics – Online Class Via Zoom!

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School – ONLINE, Link to be Provided Upon Registration + Google Map
Free

Join us for hands on training with your Panasonic Lumix camera. Panasonic Representatives Mark Toal and Christine Caron will teach you the key features and fundamentals of Panasonic photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class brought to you live online by Samy’s Camera and Samy's Photo School!  A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the class.

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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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IMAGE BREAKDOWN: Work Fast, Work Smart Sponsored by Fujifilm – ONLINE VIA ZOOM

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School – ONLINE, Link to be Provided Upon Registration + Google Map
Free

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 online seminar! The link will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the…

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May 2020

Hands on Power-User Training with Fujifilm Mirrorless – SA

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

So you've learned the basics of your Fujifilm camera and now want to squeeze the most out of it. This well-paced session will take you through the latest Fujifilm X or GFX cameras and lens system from top to bottom. Bring your own Fujifilm equipment and learn how to get to the extra horsepower that's engineered into it. Course will tackle not only the quick and easy shortcuts to optimizing your image capture, but will go deep into hidden menu…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95

Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 2 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera. Topics Covered: Camera menus Shooting modes RAW vs JPEG Canon DPP software Direct printing Differences and advantages of different lenses available This class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and…

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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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Beginning Olympus – Understanding Basic Operations & Mastering Unique Features with Kevin Carson – Santa Ana

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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This class is designed for first-time Olympus camera owners or anyone wanting to know more about the Olympus micro 4/3 system is capable of doing. From in-camera composites to using the Super Control Panel, Kevin will help you better understand both setting up and shooting your Olympus camera. Some of the other topics that will be covered in this course will include: • Exposure Controls • Metering Modes and methods • White Balance • ISO • Resolution or Quality Setting…

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Panasonic DSLR Basics – LA

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 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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Free

Join us for hands on training with your Panasonic Lumix camera. Panasonic Rep Christine Caron will teach you the key features and fundamentals of Panasonic photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class at Samy’s Camera. 

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

May 16 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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$29.95 - $75.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 -  10:15am - 1:15pm 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 those confusing camera modes. We will discuss the very basic operation of Digital cameras, such as setting your camera’s resolution, basic flash operation, basic menu functions, memory cards, storage and more. This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer.  Whether you purchased the camera for…

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$29.95

Join Samy’s own Kevin Carson as he helps you navigate your Nikon DSLR.Topics covered in this course:Digital vs. Film: Why one is better than the otherExposure ControlsMetering Modes and methodsWhite BalanceISOResolution or Quality SettingDownloading imagesItems to keep in you camera bagExperience: Beginner. No experience necessaryRequirements:  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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