Adobe Lightroom is the first class up this week and as usual it is sold out. Lightroom has quickly become our most popular digital imaging class so sign up early if you want to learn how to manage and process your images from our in-house expert Natasha Calzatti.
Saturday Paul Van Allen will be leading his traveling Wireless Flash Workshop workshop Getting More from the Nikon Wireless Flash System. Paul will walk you through the settings to make your Nikon a lean mean wireless flash machine. The fun really gets going as you practice what you just learned… With YOUR cameras! That’s right, you are going to shoot pictures… Amazing pictures! By the end of this very unique hands-on workshop, Flash… Wireless Flash WILL be your style! The class takes place at the EDU classroom at the Fairfax location. Register here.
Also on Saturday is Beginning Portrait Lighting with Keith Payson at Samy’s Camera in Culver City. Not only does Keith work in the Pro Department at the Culver City store but he also teaches lighting and portraiture in the Culver EDU classroom. Keith will guide you through the general principles of basic lighting and then show you how to use your newfound knowledge and techniques to take great portraits of your family and friends. Whether you are using sunlight or strobe-light, on-camera flash or constant light, you can learn what seeing lighting is all about and immediately start to take better pictures. Register here.
Santa Ana has Photoshop CS5 Level One with Art Ramirez on Saturday. This is a three hour course which includes lecture, hands-on training and demonstration of Adobe Photoshop CS3. Art will supply images, or you are welcome to bring your own files to work on. Photoshop terminology, organizing files, file corrections, basic photo restoration, usage of some of the Photoshop tools, and cropping and resizing images are some of the topics discussed in this class. Register here.
Pasadena will host Photographing Children in Natural Light with George Simian on Saturday Feb 25th. This is one of our most popular classes. George goes over example photos and portraiture techniques in the classroom then the class heads outside to photograph children in natural light settings using reflectors. Parents can not only learn to shoot great images of their kids but they get an amazing portrait out of the deal too since many of the shots will look like professional portraits. Register here.
Sunday in Santa Ana we have Fine Art Travel Photography with Mark Edward Harris. Mark is a working travel and fine art photographer who has published some amazing books. You don’t often get to learn from someone like Mark who is at the top of his game and working constantly. Mark will share how to shoot images that go far beyond the “I was here” photograph. Photographers will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes, as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays – pictures that tell a story. After a presentation of travel images by award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris, students will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of “fast” lenses, filters and the creative use of flash on location. Furthermore, participants will learn how to approach newspapers and magazines with travel story ideas and how to bring individual projects into fruition. Register here.
It’s the last Sunday of the month so that means that the very popular Introduction to Canon DSLRs is happening again. If you own a Canon DSLR you owe it to yourself to attend this seminar. Canon rep Mike Monezis really knows his stuff and he will walk you through the complex camera menus to get you up and running in no time. Take this class and skip reading the manual! Register here.