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Samys Photo School Santa Ana

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May 2020

Hands on Power-User Training with Fujifilm Mirrorless – SA

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

So you've learned the basics of your Fujifilm camera and now want to squeeze the most out of it. This well-paced session will take you through the latest Fujifilm X or GFX cameras and lens system from top to bottom. Bring your own Fujifilm equipment and learn how to get to the extra horsepower that's engineered into it. Course will tackle not only the quick and easy shortcuts to optimizing your image capture, but will go deep into hidden menu…

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It’s all Black and White to Me – SA

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Free

Effective photography depends on best use of graphic design principles and shooting in black and white is the fastest way to get good at it. Learn now to train your mind to evaluate the world in shades of grey, as we explore the effects of light and shadow at their purest. Compare in-camera black and white to software conversion processes. This training will greatly enhance your abilities to compose in color as well and will speed up your work process…

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Beginning Olympus – Understanding Basic Operations & Mastering Unique Features with Kevin Carson – Santa Ana

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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This class is designed for first-time Olympus camera owners or anyone wanting to know more about the Olympus micro 4/3 system is capable of doing. From in-camera composites to using the Super Control Panel, Kevin will help you better understand both setting up and shooting your Olympus camera. Some of the other topics that will be covered in this course will include: • Exposure Controls • Metering Modes and methods • White Balance • ISO • Resolution or Quality Setting…

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Intermediate Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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In this class students will learn new tricks as well as expand their current knowledge of photography and their Nikon cameras. Learn how to properly control color, make any size print through up-sizing your resolution, best lenses to use and when, using filters, how to use flash successfully and much more. 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 on it for photos.  

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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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 otherExposure ControlsMetering Modes and methodsWhite BalanceISOResolution or Quality SettingDownloading imagesItems to keep in you camera bagExperience: Beginner. No experience necessaryRequirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.

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The Business of Photography Seminar with Anabel DFlux – SA

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$49.00

Being a photographer is pretty cool- you get to play with amazing equipment, tell stories, travel the world and meet some of the most fascinating individuals on our planet.  However, if you chose to be a professional photographer and want to be your own boss, you must be prepared to run a small business.  Businesses are made up of a variety of moving components, this seminar is designed to help you navigate those tumultuous waters by covering a wide range…

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Professional Video for Anyone Sponsored by Fujifilm – SA

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$55.00

Mirrorless and DSLR cameras now have very powerful video capture abilities. This class explains the techniques and tips used in the broadcast and movie world that can change ordinary home movies into must-see masterpieces. Topics include: thinking like a cinematographer, moving the camera, proper audio, available light and supplementary tools, basic editing techniques and methods. Relevant for aspiring filmmakers, corporate video, music videos, anyone wanting to shoot better.  There will be a break for lunch during the class.   Instructor: Michael Bulbenko /…

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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

Beginning Adobe Photoshop with Natasha Calzatti – SA

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$195.00

In this intensive one day hands-on computer workshop, 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 Topics Covered: Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can…

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

June 13 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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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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July 2020

Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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 otherExposure ControlsMetering Modes and methodsWhite BalanceISOResolution or Quality SettingDownloading imagesItems to keep in you camera bagExperience: Beginner. No experience necessaryRequirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.

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Color Gel Photography Workshop with Anabel DFlux – SA

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$65.00

We’ve all seen the usual studio set up –  beautifully crisp white light, maybe some strobes, diffusers, and other things of the sort. What can you do beyond that to make your portraits stand out? Add some color!   Professional photographer Anabel DFlux will take you through the world of color, capturing portraits with gels and adding that special touch to your next set of images. This workshop features a two hour hands-on demonstration and practice with live models, detailing various lighting…

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Macro Photography Sponsored by Canon – SA

July 25 @ 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 Macro, and in-store demo using Canon cameras, lenses, and flashes.   Bring your camera if you like, or just bring a memory card.  Stop by the store anytime between 12pm-4pm.   Learn the difference between macro lenses and flashes, and also learn how to get your existing lens to focus closer to your subject.   Meet the Canon Rep Lance Folden and get a free print made of your favorite macro image while you’re here.

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August 2020

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

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

**UPDATE- JUST ADDED SECOND HANDS-ON SHOOT ON SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd FROM 6pm-8:30pm at a Local Beach** This is a 2-part workshop including a lecture at Samy’s Camera, Santa Ana and a hands-on shoot at a local beach. 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…

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Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – SA

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – SA

August 22 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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September 2020

Intermediate Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$45.00

In this class students will learn new tricks as well as expand their current knowledge of photography and their Nikon cameras. Learn how to properly control color, make any size print through up-sizing your resolution, best lenses to use and when, using filters, how to use flash successfully and much more. 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 on it for photos.  

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

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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$55.00

*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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October 2020

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

October 3 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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Understanding Your Digital Camera Levels 1 and 2 with Art Ramirez – SA

October 24 @ 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Samy’s Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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November 2020

Canon DSLR Basics with Mike Monezis – SA

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309B Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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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Beginning Nikon DSLR with Kevin Carson – SA

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 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 otherExposure ControlsMetering Modes and methodsWhite BalanceISOResolution or Quality SettingDownloading imagesItems to keep in you camera bagExperience: Beginner. No experience necessaryRequirements:  Please bring your camera, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.

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