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Samys Photo School Pasadena

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July 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – LIVE ONLINE

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95

Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 2 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera.  This class will be taught live online via the Zoom platform. Topics Covered: Camera menus Shooting modes RAW vs JPEG Canon DPP software Direct printing Differences and advantages of different lenses available This class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels…

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August 2020

Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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 three-part workshop includes a live class on Zoom August 3rd 7pm-8pm.  On Sunday August 9th we will meet in the parking lot at Samy's Camera in Pasadena 12pm-4pm and shoot outdoor the entire time.   This workshop will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the…

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Beginning Adobe Photoshop with Natasha Calzatti – Live Online

August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Online, Link Provided Upon Registration CA 90066 United States
$195.00

This is an intensive three day hands-on computer workshop offered on August 14th, 15th and 16th 10am-1pm each day.  Longtime Photoshop Instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity of Photoshop and help you to master it as a photographic tool. Natasha will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners want to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user. Technical Level: Beginner Requirements: Adobe…

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How to Shoot Products for eBay with Joe & Mirta Barnet – PA

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

If your goal is to create better images of things to sell online such as on eBay or for print catalog use, this class is for you. You can create great product photography and build your portfolio on your kitchen table, with gear that you might already own.  Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you to create a “set” for small and medium products and how to light different products on several types of backgrounds. The use of soft boxes, umbrellas,…

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Shooting with Film Cameras: Everything You Need to Know with Gregg Cobarr – Pasadena

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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*Included in the price of the class is a roll of film and film processing! There has been an energetic revival of film photography!  Shooting with a film camera is once again very popular.  Gregg Cobarr, a longtime Samy’s Photo School instructor explains what you need to know about shooting film. He discusses the variety of cameras and lenses and how they function, the selection of films available today, how awareness of light must be an integral part of film…

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September 2020

The Wedding Photography Workshop with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

September 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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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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Capture One Pro Master Class with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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In this course, Natasha will show you everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered. All the while giving you helpful tips and visual aids to drive home each technique. By the end of this intensive course, you will be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process. Topics covered include: Understand the interface and terminology, Sessions vs. Catalogs Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits Build a workflow and editing strategy to…

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Pet Photography Lecture and Hands-On Workshop with Anabel DFlux – Pasadena

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Animal photography may appear to be simple, but that is an illusion!  Not only do you have to know the unique technical aspect to photography, but you also have to learn how to work with these incredible beings.  Anabel DFlux has dedicated her photographic career to capturing pets at their absolute best. Join Anabel DFlux for the day and learn ten easy steps to improve your pet photography: from working with the hyper, the untrained, the unruly, or the camera shy-you’ll…

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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – PAS

September 19 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95 - $75.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 -  10:15am - 1:15pm This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all those confusing camera modes. We will discuss the very basic operation of Digital cameras, such as setting your camera’s resolution, basic flash operation, basic menu functions, memory cards, storage and more. This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer.  Whether you purchased the camera for…

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

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

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.Mark…

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October 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – PAS

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95

Join Mike Monezis as he goes over all the ins and outs of how to use your Canon DSLR. This 2 hour seminar is designed to get you up and running with your new camera.Topics Covered:Camera menusShooting modesRAW vs JPEGCanon DPP softwareDirect printingDifferences and advantages of different lenses availableThis class is an entry level class and although it covers most Rebels and other upscale cameras it does not cover the 5Ds and EOS-1 DXs past their basic features.By registering for…

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Wildlife Photography at the LA Zoo with Karen Schuenemann & Nikon – 3 Session Course

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$199.00

This is a three-part workshop including a wildlife photography lecture, an animal photo shoot at the LA Zoo and a photo review and Critique.  Over these 3 session, Karen will teach you how to produce some amazing imagery.  She will offer techniques that will change your persepective and teach you the nuts and bolts of Wildlife Photography. Karen will not only review the technical aspects of wildlife photography, but she will also discuss the essentials of animal behavior.   If you are planning on…

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – PAS

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95

Join Samy’s own Kevin Carson as he helps you navigate your Nikon DSLR. Topics covered in this course: Digital vs. Film: Why one is better than the other Exposure Controls Metering Modes and methods White Balance ISO Resolution or Quality Setting Downloading images Items to keep in you camera bag Experience: Beginner. No experience necessary Requirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room…

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Photographing the Gardens at the Huntington Library with Art Ramirez

October 17 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

Join Samy’s instructor Art Ramirez and a group of like minded photo enthusiasts for a photo adventure at the Huntington Library!  Meet at Samy’s Camera Pasadena for a quick instructional session where Art will go over skills including how to photograph nature and the best camera settings needed for the afternoon shoot.  Students will break for lunch and meet at the Huntington at 1:30pm to spend the rest of the day shooting with Art as your guide. Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Attendee should…

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November 2020

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

November 7 @ 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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December 2020

Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – PAS

December 5 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samys Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$29.95 - $75.00

Understanding Your Digital Camera LEVEL 1 -  10:15am - 1:15pm This is a basic class for individuals who own a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera and wish to learn more about navigating through all those confusing camera modes. We will discuss the very basic operation of Digital cameras, such as setting your camera’s resolution, basic flash operation, basic menu functions, memory cards, storage and more. This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer.  Whether you purchased the camera for…

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