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July 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LIVE ONLINE

July 25 @ 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.  This class will be taught live online via the Zoom platform. 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…

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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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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – LA

August 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on Third Floor
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 – LA

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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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
$55.00

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 – Pasadena

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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*Included in the price of the class is a roll of film and film processing! 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…

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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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$95.00

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

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

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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*Included in the price of the class is a roll of film and film processing! 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…

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

September 19 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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