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June 2019

Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, 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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July 2019

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

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, 3rd Floor Classroom
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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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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Introduction to Portrait Photography with Speedlight Flash Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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In this 3 hour workshop Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to get the most from your portable flash unit and how to use your Speedlights like a pro. A model will be available and triggering devices will be provided to attendees to use during the workshop. Topics that will be covered: TTL metering Flash exposure compensation High Speed Sync, what it is, how it works and how to use it Manual mode flash Wireless, off camera flash Rear…

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Portrait Mentoring Series with Scott Robert Lim: Workshop#3 – Mastering Top 20 Tips on Posing

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Are you looking to deepen your portrait skills by studying under a world renowned photographer? Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim will teach an exciting series of one-day portrait workshops in Southern California. Each workshop, four in all, will consist of a lecture that will focus on a vital aspect of on-location portraiture followed by a live, hands-on shooting session with models.  The hands-on shooting session will give attendees the opportunity to reinforce the concepts taught. Don’t…

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Master beautiful light with Kellie Bieser a Profoto Academy Live event – Los Angeles

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Fairfax, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$99.00

Description Many photographers get their start taking nautral light images but the use of natural light comes with limitations. This course was designed to make the transition from being a natural light photographer only to one that uses flash to take natural looking images. We have partnered with Click expert educator Kellie Bieser to bring a unique workshop that features an easy to comprehend lighting theory presentation and all of the knowledge on how to create beautiful light. Who is…

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August 2019

Master beautiful light with Kellie Bieser a Profoto Academy Live event – Santa Ana

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$99.99

Description Many photographers get their start taking nautral light images but the use of natural light comes with limitations. This course was designed to make the transition from being a natural light photographer only to one that uses flash to take natural looking images. We have partnered with Click expert educator Kellie Bieser to bring a unique workshop that features an easy to comprehend lighting theory presentation and all of the knowledge on how to create beautiful light. Who is…

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Mastering Lighting Techniques Lecture and Model Shoot with James Schmelzer Sponsored by Panasonic

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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James will take you step by step through the theory and techniques behind great studio lighting. Watch a live demonstration explaining in depth a variety of different lighting patterns, and when to use them based on facial analysis.  This class will also cover outdoor lighting techniques and a variety of techniques available.  James will be shooting with Lumix camera and will demonstrate why he has chosen Lumix cameras for his photography. After the lecture you will have an opportunity to try the latest…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – LA

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 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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California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Most photographers in California have either tried to photograph someone at a beach setting or have wanted to. This workshop is designed to not only give a photographer more confidence in shooting at the beach and surrounding areas, but to inspire the photographer by demonstrating a variety of techniques that will enable them to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images. This workshop will also help the photographer build a more interesting and exciting portfolio. This photography workshop’s key purpose…

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Introduction to Lighting: Speedlights with George Simian – PAS

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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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!” In this workshop you will…

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