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April 2020

Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 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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May 2020

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

May 16 @ 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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Bodies in Motion: Stroboscopic Capture with George Simian

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$249.00

Depicting subjects in motion has fascinated photographers since the invention of photography. In this workshop we will photograph dancers with the multiple-exposure technique known as STROBOSCOPIC LIGHTING, to create extraordinary images right in camera! The concept is to capture several overlapping images of the subject in one frame, depicting their entire movement in time and in space, over the duration of the exposure. This is accomplished with professional strobe lights firing up to 8 times within the single 2-second exposure.…

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Advanced Fashion, Beauty & Lighting Master Class with Leica S Photographer Rui Faria

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$299.00

London-based Leica S beauty photographer Rui Faria (founder of the iconic British Fashion magazine VOLT) will recreate a professional editorial beauty shoot in a studio environment and on location with a model and hair & makeup artist in this 2-day Master Class Workshop. Day one of the workshop will focus on the use of daylight (outdoors) and strobes; Day two will focus on how to achieve the perfect white background for fashion & beauty photography.   You may register for either of the…

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Introduction to Lighting for Portrait Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create beautifully lit indoor and outdoor portraits using  speedlights; on and off camera, as well as other low priced, medium, battery powered flash units like the Godox AD200. Collapsible reflectors, umbrellas and translucent panels will also be used. We will cover the basic principles of lighting a single subject. Today’s lighting gear makes it very easy for a beginning photographer to use OCF (off-camera flash) like a pro. Inexpensive flash…

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

May 30 @ 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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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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Fun with Flash Sponsored by Canon – SA

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Samy’s Camera and Canon present Fun With Flash, an in-store demo using Canon cameras, lenses, and flashes.   Bring your camera, or if you want, just bring a memory card.    Stop by the store anytime between 12pm and 4pm.   Learn how Wireless Flash and High Speed Sync can help change your flash photography.   Meet the Canon Rep Lance Folden and get a free print made of your favorite flash image while you’re here.

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June 2020

The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 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

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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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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Advanced Studio Lighting & Posing with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 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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