This week starts off with the much anticipated Sony Alpha School. A lot of customers bought Sony Alpha and NEX cameras over the holidays and this is the class to get them up and running.
Sony Alpha School – February 8th at Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles. This class isn’t just your basic camera menu class. Sony digital imaging expert Todd Tieman, gives some great photo instruction along with a walk through of how to use your new Sony NEX and/or Alpha cameras. Transform your snapshots into photographs with this informative and inspiring class. During this two hour course you’ll learn digital photography essentials, the basics of your Sony DSLR camera, and how to utilize compositional techniques that make a photograph memorable. Come take this first step to getting the most from your Sony DSLR investment. Register here.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers Level One – February 8th, 2012. Samy’s Los Angeles. This hands on beginners workshop will show you just the things you need to know to start feeling confident in your Photoshop skills. Realizing that Photoshop is a huge program with a lot of tools, filters, adjustments, palettes, and menu items etc… We will cut through the complexity and just shows you exactly what you need to know to hit the ground running in Photoshop. When you’re done with this workshop you’ll realize you didn’t learn every little thing there is to know in Photoshop. But you will have a solid grasp of the most important features and you will be at the next level in no time. Register here.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers Level Two – February 9th, 2011. Samy’s Los Angeles. This class builds on the fundamental foundation of the Adobe Photoshop for photographers – I class. The aim of this class is to raise the participant’s knowledge to a more professional level of digital workflow. Be ready to up your game as a digital photographer. Register here.
Photographing Children in Natural Light with George Simian – February 11th at Samy’s Los Angeles. This one-day workshop starts at noon, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing children 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 camera settings for more effectively focusing attention on the child. At 2PM we will move to a nearby park, and start photographing children, working in small groups, and rotating locations, that everyone has a chance to photograph different children in different activities. By 4PM we’ll be back in the classroom, reviewing the images made, and discussing what approaches worked best! We are counting on participants to either bring their own children, or to ask friends to bring their children – they will be rewarded with all the successful images made of each child! Register here.
The Landscape with Hernan Godoy – February 11th at Samy’s Camera in Santa Ana. Hernan will explore three elements that are crucial to producing a fine photograph, along with discussing techniques such as composition, use of color versus black and white, lighting, choosing the best time of day to shoot, locations and tools to consider (lenses, filters, tripods, etc.). Samy’s Advanced Digital class is recommended as a prerequisite but not required. Lecture/Slideshow. Register here.
Get Up and Running with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – February 12th at Samy’s Camera in Santa Ana. This class is an intense introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. Quickly learn the reason for starting your entire file processing workflow with Lightroom. Learn how to organize, manage and backup your digital files. Learn why you should shoot raw files and how to extract the very best image quality out if them. Finally discover how to export your files to Photoshop, printers or email. Register Here.