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October 2019

Foundation of Strobe Lighting with George Simian

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$99.00

Incorporating strobe lighting in your people photography adds drama, clarity, and focus to your portraits. In this seminar you will learn both the theory of emulating natural light with a strobe, and the practical techniques for controlling and modifying its light output. George will photograph an actress in four different setups and will explore the effect of the direction of the light (front, side, back), the quality of the light (soft vs hard), and the balance of light in the…

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Sony Mirrorless Tips and Tricks – CULVER CITY

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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Free

Discover your camera’s full potential with Sony’s Technical Representative Eric Bruehl.  Eric will walk you through a variety of topics including: Organizing your camera’s operation and button layout A review of 14 specific functions your camera offers including HDR, Eye-AF, and silent shooting modes A demonstration of how to best use features depending on your shooting environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start utilizing all the features your innovative Sony Camera offers! The recommended cameras are: a5100, a6000,…

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

October 19 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$29.95 - $70.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1: 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, so whether you purchased the camera for yourself, or…

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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$29.95

For those new to photography, this course is designed for anyone with a camera that has a creative mode dial (Auto + PSAM). You will gain confidence physically holding and navigating your camera, as well as get an overview of its main features. We will focus on how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO work together to create a proper exposure and how adjusting them dramatically affects the over-all look of your images. We will also cover selecting the right resolution…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LA

October 19 @ 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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$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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DSLR Basics 102 with David Wolf – SF

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samys Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$29.95

The DSLR 102 class is for students with some experience in photography and know how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO relate to each other. Students with a DSLR, Mirrorless or Rangefinder style camera are welcome. Helping you achieve more precise results, we will expand the discussion on proper exposure and cover how timing and focus are equally important to creating stunning images. We will go over the benefits of the Histogram, Bracketing, Frames-per-second, Metering and Focus modes. Students will also…

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Zhiyun Presents: Filmaking for Everyone – LA

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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Free

Are you interested in shooting short videos, but you do not have a studio? Whatever the case, you might find it difficult to start your projects on your own. Instead of sitting at home wondering how it will work, learn how to make films all by yourself. Zhiyun Technical Representative and Product Ambassador, Brett Halladay will teach you how to combine the camera and gimbal for daily filmmaking. Brett is a content creator and YouTuber focused on empowering creators of…

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November 2019

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

November 2 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – LA

November 2 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Ave., Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$29.95 - $70.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1: 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, so whether you purchased the camera for yourself, or…

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

November 2 @ 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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