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May 2021

Backyard Macro presented by Nikon and Samy’s Camera Live Online

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Samy's Camera and Nikon for an informative and entertaining look at Backyard Macro Photography.Macro photography is one of the most rewarding genres of photography, with the right skills, you will be able to capture amazing images even in your own backyard. But what is there to photograph? What settings should you use? What should you look for? Nikon’s Paul Van Allen will be on-line at the Samy’s Virtual Classroom to guide you through getting out there… what gear to…

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Point Reyes National Seashore First Horizon Workshop with National Park Photography Expeditions – May 12-15, 2021

May 12 - May 15
point reyes

Point Reyes  National Seashore Park is a land of thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands, and expansive sand beaches grace the coastline then fold back to open grasslands before lifting higher into the brushy hillsides and forested ridges. Wisps of fog wash up on coastal hills, and Tule elk roam in gold and green meadows. Jutting dramatically out into the blue Pacific, the 70,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore is home to 1500 plant and animal species with 80 miles…

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Sony Photography Tips and Tricks – Live Online with Samy’s Camera

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to master your Sony Camera with Sony Technical Representative, Joshua FultonIn this one-hour live online class Joshua will help you discover how to handle your Sony camera like a power-user. Discover your camera’s full potential as Joshua walks you through a variety of topics, demonstrating how to best use your camera's features depending on your shooting environment. Topics covered will include:– Customization– White Balance– Focus– Expanding Dynamic Range– Remote Control & More!By registering for this workshop, you agree…

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Live Photo Critique Event with Wedding & Portrait Photography Cliff Mautner

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Samy's Camera is pleased to host Cliff Mautner in this event sponsored by SanDisk. Join in for your chance to win a G-Technology hard drive Want to hear what the professionals think about your photography portfolio and win some hard drive prizes? SanDisk Extreme Team ambassador and Nikon ambassador Cliff Mautner will be doing a live photo critique of YOUR work. Submit one wedding or portrait photography image (via the Google Form here: and come to the event to…

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Reach For The Stars in Joshua Tree National Park with Chris Crosby – Multi-Day Workshop

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - May 16 @ 7:00 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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Joshua Tree

Join Chris Crosby in partnership with Samy's Photo School in Joshua Tree National Park for a multi-day immersive experience amongst ethereal Joshua Trees, amazing rock formations and dark skies.  Spend four Golden Hours and two nights in one of the country's most interesting National Parks. During this workshop, Chris guide you through Joshua Tree National Park while helping you to translate emotion and vision through our photographic medium.  Chris is dedicated to providing the best instruction on all aspects of the…

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On Camera Speedlight by George Simian – Live Online

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
speedlight class

Join our seminar and all your questions about how to better use the speedlight will finally be answered! Most photographers own a speedlight and use it on-camera to capture events such as weddings or parties, as well as to light-up interiors at night. But many have been dissatisfied with the harshness and artificial quality of the light! Join our seminar to learn how to modify the light put out by the speedlight, and create beautiful light every time! We’ll start…

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Aviation Photography in the Air and on the Ground with Sigma’s Jim Koepnick – Live Online

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Samy's Camera is pleased to host Sigma Ambassador Jim Koepnick for this live online event. SIGMA Ambassador Jim Koepnick will share a few tips on how you can get better aviation photos both on the ground at airshows or while they are flying through the air! Instructor Bio: Jim Koepnick is a SIGMA Ambassador and one of the leading aviation photographers today, photographing for Cirrus Aircraft, Flying Magazine, Plane and Pilot, Air and Space Smithsonian, AOPA and EAA. He also shoots…

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June 2021

Shooting Strategies with George Simian – Live Online

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shooting strategies

Join us in our seminar and you will never again wonder what settings to use on your camera, and in what order to make your decisions! Are you getting the best possible images from your state-of-the-art camera? Are you wondering what settings to use - and how to choose? You need to exercise some discipline - to get everything right - and in this seminar we’ll go over all the issues. Key is stabilizing the camera - with high shutter…

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Photo Basics Presented by Nikon Live Online

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Samy’s Camera is very pleased to welcome Nikon for those new to the world of photography.What is the difference between an ƒ-stop and a bus stop? ISO? Shutter Speeds?Aperture? And seriously… what is the difference between all those different scene modes? If you are new to the world of ‘real camera’ photography... that is, if you finally have one of those really cool interchangeable lens cameras... and have no idea where to start, but know you want better pictures, then…

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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture & Hands-on Workshop with Chris Crosby- Orange County

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Orange County, CA, Location to be Provided
Orange County, CA 92625 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This 2-part workshop includes a live lecture on Zoom and a hands-on, in-person shooting workshop at an Orange County Beach.Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion, changing light, and water.  To be successful you have to capture the motion of the water while exposing correctly.  In this two part course, Chris Crosby will teach you what he considers to be the essentials of seascape photography that will help you produce better and more…

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