Digital cameras are as much computers as they are cameras. This class will teach you how to understand your camera and the basic menu operations. If you have ever wondered about the difference in P mode and A mode; the best metering method; which autofocus choice to make; or how ISO settings affect your pictures, this class is for you.
Lens selection, storage cards, extra batteries and other accessories will be discussed as well as when to shoot Raw or JPG. Other topics include picture styles, white balance and focusing strategies.
This class is not specific to any particular camera manufacturer. It's designed for owners of DSLR cameras or advanced interchangeable lens cameras (like the Nikon J or Micro Four Thirds systems) but any digital camera is welcome.
Whether you purchased the camera for yourself, or received it as a gift, this is the class to get all of your questions answered!
Schedule for those who buy tickets to Level 1 and 2:
Level 1: 9am to 12pm
Lunch: 12pm to 12:30pm
Level 2: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Please click here.
Beginner: No experience necessary
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring your camera and something with which to take notes. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.
PARKING and LOCATION:
Los Angeles - Limited parking is available at Samy’s Camera Store parking lot: 431 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (entrance is on Drexel Ave.)
When you arrive please do the following:
- Pull all the way up to the wall or park behind someone and make sure to park within the lines. A parking attendant is usually on duty to help you. Space is limited and tandem parking is necessary so everyone is able to park free of charge. If you are unwilling to tandem park, please find parking elsewhere.
- Please do not block spaces by parking far from the wall or double parking. (Spaces for larger vehicles are on the left as you enter.)
Samy’s EDU classrooms are located at 475 S. Fairfax Ave. (4th building south of the store on the same side of the street.)
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS:
Our goal is to provide a fun and professional learning environment that fosters a positive experience and builds a strong relationship with Samy's Camera customers. Unless otherwise noted, all classes require advance registration due to limited seating and/or availability.
Samy's EDU makes the decision to run a class based on the attendance level 48 hours prior to the class. Because of this, we can only offer a refund if you notify us by sending an email to EDU@Samys.com 48 hours before your class. If you fail to provide email notification or if you cancel less than 48 hours prior to the class all monies will be forfeit and you will not receive a refund.
On occasion we may cancel a class because of low enrollment and/or unforeseen professional conflict on the part of the instructor. Should this be the case, all monies will be refunded in full. We do not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, so please buy a refundable ticket if you are coming from outside of Los Angeles.
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