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May 2021

Flowers with Flash with Bobbi Lane & Profoto – Live Online

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Samy's is pleased to host Bobbi Lane and Profoto for this Live Online Photography Class. Flowers! Their beauty, grace and color make them many photographer’s favorite subject. The photographer’s challenge is to use light to bring out the texture, shape and form to tell their story. The portable flash is a powerful device that helps us control the impact of our images but not everyone knows how to use it well. Bobbi will show you how to use just one…

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June 2021

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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Olympic National Park Master Class with National Park Photography Expeditions – June 7-12, 2021

June 7 - June 12
Olympic National Park Port Angeles, Washington
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Olympic National Park is a temperate rainforest national park, one that receives 14 feet of rain each year, and the wet forests are home to elk who pasture along salmon-filled rivers. There are 73 miles of rugged and wild wilderness coasts with mysterious sea stacks standing guard along the pristine coast while mountains loom in the distance. In the Master Class Photography Workshop you will photograph pristine coastlines with sea stacks, pebble beaches, and tide pools, then work the deep…

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - June 13 @ 12:30 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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$300.00

This event is sold out.  There may be availability for the July 10th Workshop.  Click Here for the July 10th Workshop.   Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz! This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California. STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and…

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July 2021

Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - July 11 @ 12:30 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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$300.00

Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz!This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California.STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance.Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape.The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights to a…

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Night Reveals a Universe with Sigma Ambassador Babak Tafreshi – Live Online

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
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Samy's Camera is pleased to host Sigma Ambassador Babak Tafreshi for this live online event. SIGMA Ambassador Babak Tafreshi spent the past two decades photographing surreal scenes of the night sky in all continents, an adventurous journey to the world at night. His work aims to increase public awareness on values of natural night environment for all species and how to preserve it from our growing light pollution. He’ll teach you about how he creates these incredible images. Instructor Bio:…

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August 2021

Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 am
Alabama Hills: Lone Pine, California, 1008 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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$350.00 - $795.00
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This is a perfect workshop for any photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography! This weekend workshop will begin with a sunset shoot in the Alabama Hills located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Alabama Hills is known for its stunning rock formations, rounded contours and natural arches. One of the most famous arches, Mobius Arch, almost perfectly frames Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous USA. As darkness descends, Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz will…

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Sequoia National Park Master Class with National Park Photography Expeditions – August 9-14, 2021

August 9 - August 14
Sequoia National Park, 40820 SIERRA DR
THREE RIVERS, CA 93271 United States
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Sequoia National Park is a dramatic landscape of giant Sequoia Trees, rugged foothills, deep canyons, and thundering waterfalls that spill off the glacial rock. For the landscape photographer, this a land of majestic scenes that provides a plein air classroom for a visual study of light and shadow among the big trees. You will learn exposure concepts to create photographic art from the lay of giant fuzzy shadows among the halos of twinkling sunlight. Short hikes will position you to…

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Landscape Photography: Far & Wide with Kristen Ryan Sponsored by Sigma

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Samy's welcomes Sigma sponsored landscape photographer Kristen Ryan for a four-part landscape photography education series live online!Kristen Ryan is a fine art landscape photographer and educator. She often says that her heart lies in capturing the beauty of the world around us and the magic that happens when passionate nature photographers come together. Please join Samy's Camera and Kristen in this four-part photography series sponsored by Sigma. You are welcome to take one, two, three or all four classes! All…

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Lassen National Park Master Class with National Park Photography Expeditions – August 24-29, 2021

August 24 - August 29
Lassen National Park Mineral, CA 96063
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Lassen Volcanic National Park is perhaps the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It is a remote, nearly hidden land of jaw-dropping alpine lakes, steaming volcanic vents, splattering mud pots, boiling springs— and as you experience them, you will know that the earth is not quiet. In Lassen, you will experience Bumpass Hell and Boiling Springs volcano sites and filled with the soft edges of sulfur clouds. Photography, a renaissance landscape as new growth, overtakes the stark Redding Burn and…

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