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June 2019

Venice Beach Sunset and Electric Light Parade Photo Walk with Brian Leary

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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$45.00

On Sunday nights Venice Beach lights up with a dazzling parade of illuminated bicycles.  Parade participants use LED technology to express their artistic nature, decorating and stylizing their rides for a weekly trip on the Venice Boardwalk.  Join Brian Leary at Venice Beach for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Photo Credit: Walter Chism We will start out with instruction on how to experiment through…

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Free Travel Photography Lecture with Mohan Bhasker – LA

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Join award-winning photographer Mohan Bhasker for a free lecture which will provide you with indespensible travel photography tips!  Come out to Samy’s Camera Los Angeles and learn how you can grow your photographic skills while exploring unique, authentic cultures in exotic locations.

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Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images with Mark Edward Harris – LA

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$115.00

From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story. After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot. During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice. This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel…

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July 2019

Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 7 @ 1:30 am
$275.00

Enjoy an evening under the stars with 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 designed this workshop to be an enjoyable experience covering basic camera theory and details to capturing the beauty of the night sky. Key points include the 500 rule, how to capture sharp stars, light painting, composition, the use of filters to eliminate light…

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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture and Workshop with Chris Crosby – SA

July 20 @ 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This is a 2-part class including a lecture at Samy's Camera, Santa Ana and a hands-on shoot at Newport Pier.  You may choose to just take the lecture or you may take both the lecture and the hands-on portion.  The ticket for the hands-on portion includes the price of the lecture. 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…

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The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images with Mark Edward Harris – Pasadena

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$115.00

From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story. After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot.  During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice.  This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel photo essays.…

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August 2019

Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - August 4 @ 1:00 pm
$300.00 - $750.00

This weekend workshop will begin with a sunset shoot in the Alabama Hills.  Alabama Hills, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 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 teach you the proper techniques for capturing the Milky Way and night sky above. Other topics covered may include light…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$75.00

Do you like to wander? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you observe the subtle interplay between people? If so, you are a street photographer. In this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment. Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city…

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Street Photography, Framing the Social Landscape with Scott Globus, Polk Street Blues Festival

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free - $35.00

This is a two-part workshop.  The first part is from 10am-11:30am at Samy’s Camera.  The second part is from 1pm-4pm and will take place at the Polk Street Blues Festival. In a series of talks on Street Photography, Scott Globus will present a curated collection of images from great masters of street photography with the goal of stimulating creative exploration, appreciation and depiction of our social landscape. Along the way he will also show some of his own work and the…

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Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - September 1 @ 12:30 am
$275.00

Learn how to capture the Milky Way with Stan Moniz, a Sony Ambassador and recognized professional photographer, at Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California and a perfect location to capture the beauty of the night sky. The Milky Way galaxy is only visible a few months out of the year. This workshop is offered close to the New Moon when the Milky Way will be most visible in our nights sky. A…

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