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February 2020

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

February 22 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Level 1 is being offered in the morning and Level 2 is offered in the afternoon: – Level 1 is 10:15am to 10:15pm – Level 2 is 2pm to 4pm 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…

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Introduction to Lighting: Speedlights with George Simian – LA

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$125.00

After mastering photographing in available light, the next challenge for photographers is to create their own ideal light – with off-camera flash. Moving a simple speedlight away from the camera allows one to shape the direction of the light falling on the subject, to change it’s softness or hardness, to separate the subject from the background, and to create dramatic yet realistic lighting. You will make images that look like beautiful natural light, not “flash!”   We will provide you with…

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March 2020

Introduction to Lighting: Professional Strobe Lights with George Simian – Pasadena

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$99.00

The best light is one that shapes the subject, adds drama and depth to the image, and has beautiful color! While we do occasionally encounter such light in nature, professional photographers choose to create it with strobes, in order to deliver the optimum light in every situation, indoor or outdoor, day or night.  In this seminar George will demonstrate both the concepts and the practical strategies for replicating natural light with strobe: sunlight, shade, window-light, restaurant-candle light.  A model will…

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The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$175.00

This comprehensive, 7-hour workshop (not including a 30 min. lunch break) covers the full scope of wedding photography.  It is divided into 3 main sections: 1) Business, 2) Gear/Shooting, and 3) Post Production.  Models will be provided for a hands-on shoot. Starting with the business side, the Barnets will cover marketing, social media, pricing, contracts, sales, the best photo equipment for wedding coverage and much more. After a short lunch break, the class will photograph models, a couple in “engagement session”…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, 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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Sony & Westcott: Learn to Shoot, Edit and Print Better Photos – LA

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

  Join Sony and Westcott to learn how to make your photos comes to life. Find out the secrets to creating a beautiful final, printed product of your work, with a live model shot and an editing/printing class. EVENT SCHEDULE FOR BOTH MARCH 13th and MARCH 14th: 10:00am – 12:00pm     Live Model Shoot 12:00pm – 1:00pm       Lunch/Break 1:00pm – 2:00pm         Live Editing Class 2:00pm-5:00pm            Live Model Shooting/ On…

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Bodies in Motion Exploding into Dance with George Simian

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$225.00

Photography enables us to freeze dancers into iconic shapes, that dramatically embody their beauty, grace, and movement! What if you could also make visible their explosive power? In this workshop we will make that possible - by capturing dancers, first covered with flour, as they leap into the air (and the flour explodes off them!) This requires very high-speed strobes, color gels, talented and tireless dancers, and anticipation and timing on the part of the photographer. Join us on March…

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Advanced Studio Lighting & Posing with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$149.00

This workshop focuses on complex professional studio lighting setups using three, four or more lighting sources with an emphasis on fashion and posing.  This is the perfect follow up class to our Introduction to Portrait Photography with off-camera flash and Medium Flash Units class. If you have some experience with studio lighting gear, modifiers, metering and manual mode shooting, it would be helpful to get more out of the class, but it is not a prerequisite.  Using a model and shooting tethered to a…

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April 2020

Color Gel Photography Workshop with Anabel DFlux LA

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$65.00

We have all seen the usual studio set up: beautifully crisp white light, maybe some strobes and diffusers.  What can you do beyond that to make your portraits stand out? Add some color!   Professional photographer Anabel DFlux will take you through the world of color, capturing portraits with gels and adding that special touch to your next set of images. This workshop features a two hour hands-on demonstration and practice with live models, detailing various lighting arrangements with gels and…

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

April 18 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$39.95 - $80.00

Level 1 is being offered in the morning and Level 2 is offered in the afternoon: – Level 1 is 10:15am to 10:15pm – Level 2 is 2pm to 4pm 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…

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