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June 2019

Beginning Adobe Photoshop with Natasha Calzatti – SA

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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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…

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DSLR Basic Course with Jason Egbert – SB

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Barbara, 530 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Basic introduction to your digital SLR (DSLR*) camera body. Topics Covered: ▪    Batteries ▪    Memory cards ▪    Exposure modes ▪    Image Resolution ▪    Playback mode ▪    Flash usage *What is a DSLR camera? DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. DSLR models typically offer interchangeable lenses, full manual controls, external flash units, and through-the-lens (TTL) viewfinders. They are usually large models and they closely resemble 35mm film cameras with handgrips and large lens housings. If you do not have a DSLR…

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

June 8 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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The Part-Time Professional Photographer: Tips on How to Succeed with Gregg Cobarr

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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The primary purpose of “The Part-Time Professional Photographer: Tips on How to Succeed” is to give any advanced amateur photographer or current part-time professional photographer the information and tools to be able to handle a variety of paid photography jobs successfully. These are the types of jobs that are usually done in the late afternoon or evening during the week, as well as any time during the day or night on the weekends, so that the photographer can still do…

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DSLR Basics 101 with David Wolf – SF

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Introduction to Videography with Smithi Skunnawat – LA

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School LA, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Do you want to learn how make your own movies or shoot your own videos? This course is the perfect place to start! Videography basics including capturing the moving image, handling any prosumer or above camera, and other must-knows for a successful project will be taught in this beginning course. The first part of this class will focus on camera use and care: everything from manipulating your camera settings to achieve exactly what you’re looking for through proper lighting exposure,…

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DSLR Basics 102 with David Wolf – SF

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samys Photo School San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – SA

June 9 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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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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Sony Presents: Intro to the Power of Imaging – Culver City

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Culver City, 4411 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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Free

Dive into the fundamentals of Sony photography with a Basics of Photography introductory class at Samy’s Camera.  Learn from Sony Technical Representative, Eric Bruehl, as he goes over key features and uses of Sony cameras. – Photo applications, shutter speeds, and aperture usage – Portraiture, sports, & landscape photography – Sony camera features, menu use, and applications – Lens selection and usage – Sony Apps – Flash photography

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Sony Mirrorless Tips and Tricks – CULVER CITY

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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