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June 2019

Cinematography for Directors with Rubidium Wu Presented by Canon – LA SOLD OUT

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

What  if  you  didn’t  need  a  crew  and  a  truck  full  of  lights  to  go  out  and  tell  the  stories  you  want  to  tell?  Can  directors  without  a  technical  background  beat  the  learning  curve  and  create  powerful  images  with  a  smaller  crew? During  this  seminar,  Rubidium  will  explore  how  a  new  generation  of  digital  cinema  cameras  are  empowering  filmmakers  everywhere  and  allowing  non-cinematographers  to  produce  professional  results  through  a  basic  understanding  of  lighting  and  new  post  technologies. We’ll  explore  the …

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Beginning Lightroom Classic CC with Natasha Calzatti – LA – 2 Sessions

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$195.00

This course is held on 2 consecutive Wednesday’s: June 19th and June 26th from 5:30pm-9:30pm.   Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and manipulating your images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes finding and editing your photos easy.…

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – LA

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 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 other Exposure Controls Metering Modes and methods White Balance ISO Resolution or Quality Setting Downloading images Items to keep in you camera bag Experience: Beginner. No experience necessary 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…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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…

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Venice Beach Sunset and Electric Light Parade Photo Walk with Brian Leary

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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$45.00

On Sunday nights Venice Beach lights up with a dazzling parade of illuminated bicycles.  Parade participants use LED technology to express their artistic nature, decorating and stylizing their rides for a weekly trip on the Venice Boardwalk.  Join Brian Leary at Venice Beach for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Photo Credit: Walter Chism We will start out with instruction on how to experiment through…

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Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti – LA

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$195.00

In this intensive one-day hands-on computer workshop, longtime Photoshop instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity in Photoshop and help you to master it as a photographic tool. Natasha will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners are wanting to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed in mind for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user. Topics Covered: Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can process…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

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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Free Travel Photography Lecture with Mohan Bhasker – LA

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Join award-winning photographer Mohan Bhasker for a free lecture which will provide you with indespensible travel photography tips!  Come out to Samy’s Camera Los Angeles and learn how you can grow your photographic skills while exploring unique, authentic cultures in exotic locations.

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Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images with Mark Edward Harris – LA

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$115.00

From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story. After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot. During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice. This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel…

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July 2019

The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – LA

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Los Angeles, 475 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$39.95 - $80.00

LEVEL 1 OVERVIEW: This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include: Learn how to photograph in any type of light Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO…

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