Archive for Upcoming Events – Page 2

Studio Office available for Rent

We currently have 1 of our studio offices available for rent.  If interested, please call Mel here at the studio for additional details…… (661) 904-2092

Includes:  Private Office, internet access, tons of parking, utilities, and photo studio access time included.

Mamiya Demo Day – May 12th

Come experience the Mamiya DM56 Digital Back (56 megapixel), including a Live Demo and Hands-On Photo Shoot with SCV Center for Photography Instructor David Saffir and Dan Cuny of Mamiya, in the studio at SCV Center for Photography on Wednesday,  MAY 12, 2010 starting at 10am.  For additional information, please call Mel at 661-904-2092.

Pinned-Up Workshop coming in June 2010

The SCV Center for Photography is pleased to host the famous Portland Pin-up Photographer  Mike Long for a special 2 day workshop on  June 13th and 14th 2010.  The early-bird cost will be $299 per person until 5/15/10 and then $325 starting on 5/16/10.

For additional details, photos and registration information, go to:

Pin-up photography is the year’s hottest genre, and who better to bring your studio up to speed than
Mike Long – owner of Portland Pin-Ups and co-creator or Pindora’s Box.

This two-day, intensive photography and photoshop workshop will feature:

Live Model Shoots – including the AMAZING CHERRY DOLLFACE!
Posing Instruction
Lighting Instruction
How to Promote Pin-Up photography
How to Create that “Pin-up” look and feel.
Hands-on Coaching, and
Unbelievably intensive Photoshop Demonstration and Training

Please Note:

The rate of $299 is an early-bird special rate and is only good thru 5/15/2010. The rate will go up to $325(USD) on 5/16/2010. Get registered now and save!

This workshop is limited to the first 30 people who register through this site. No additional seats will be added. Hotel Accommodations must be booked separately and are not the responsibility of Portand Pin-Ups or Mike Long. Mike Long and Portland Pin-Ups reserve the right to refuse registration for any reason at any time. After booking, this registration may not be cancelled and will not be refunded. You may transfer your space to another participant if needed, but the transaction for transfer is not the responsibility of Mike Long or Portland Pin-Ups. In the unlikely event that this workshop must be cancelled, you will receive a complete refund. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. As we move closer to the workshop, you will receive more Pinned-Up information via email.

This workshop is sponsored by Mama Shan’s Digital Goodies, Friday Photo School, ShootSmarter, NoBS Photosuccess and Animoto.

Tip of the Week: Networking

As photographers, we focus on the photography side, but sometimes forget the other side of developing new relationships.  Here are a few ideas:

  1. Develope your own Network such as Twitter or Facebook.
  2. Be active in whatever networks you are involved in.
  3. Get a mentor, as you will learn from their experience.
  4. Follow up with the people you meet.

These are just a few ideas to start building your network.  For more ideas, and a indepth discussion of social networking, join us for our “Mastering Social Networking” workshop with David Saffir on March 10th for part 1 and March 17th for part 2.  Cost is $109 for both sessions.

New Workshop Series added “Child Photography Master Class”

Join well-known child photographer Autumn Hull as we present the Child Photography Master Class.  This is a five-day workshop covering absolutely everything you need to know about the business of child photography, including the business plan, marketing, branding, studio lighting, practice sessions, digital workflow, basic and advanced retouching and designing with Photoshop.

The best part is that you can customize this workshop to learn just what you want.  You can sign up for each day individually and only pay for the days you attend.  We keep the class size small, so you will always get all of your questions answered, and you won’t get lost in the crowd.  This series will be held at SCV Center for Photography.

For more information and registration, go to:

New workshop Series “The Shoot” just added…

Join local Southern California photographers Joey Carman and William Innes from the WIJC-Series workshop series as they explore everything about “The Shoot”.  This mini-series will be held at the SCV Center for Photography in Santa Clarita.

The four evening series will cover everything William and Joey do to prepare, shoot and produce their images. Each three hour session will be jammed packed with tips, ideas as well as an insightful fast track guide in how to take your photography and business to the next level.  Sign up for ALL 4 sessions for $250 for a savings of $26.

For more info go to:

Tip of the Week:Did you know…..

You hear a lot about the power of Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), but did you know you don’t have to shoot RAW to you use it? You can also open JPEG and TIFF files. Simply open Adobe Bridge, select the image you want to open in Adobe Camera RAW, then select “Open in Camera RAW…” from the file menu. (You can also press Ctrl-R in Windows or Cmd-R on a Mac.) You get all the non-destructive editing power of ACR, on your non-RAW images!

For more Photoshop ideas, sign up for our Photoshop 101 workshop series with David Green starting on Wednesday, February 13, 2010.

Tip of the Week: Use NiMH Batteries in your flash

If you use your off-camera flash a lot your going to go through batteries, so try using nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries.  They recycle faster than alkaline batteries and you can recharge them quickly.

For more Flash tips and learning, sign up for our “Basics of Camera Flash” with Ron Brewer on Thursday, January 7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

SCV Center for Photography welcomes Tony Zinnanti Gallery Presentation

Tony Zinnanti Gallery Show

Tony Zinnanti Gallery Show

Photo Center Installation Features Traditional and Antique Photography

For the month of November, the Santa Clarita Center for Photography will be featuring “Silver Prints: A Survey of Traditional and Antique Photography” by local photographer and instructor, Tony Zinnanti. The installation features prints created from a variety of photographic techniques, including dry plate formulas from the 1800s and negatives produced with Zinnanti’s one hundred year old 8×10 camera.

While the Santa Clarita Valley Center for Photography largely centers around ever advancing digital technology, the center touts its expertise with traditional and fine art processes. Zinnanti’s personal darkroom is a satellite element of the photo center.

The installation, which consists of twelve hand printed black and white photos, features scenes of Santa Clarita, including haunting images of Mentryville cast from glass plate negatives.

The Santa Clarita Center for Photography is open for viewing during regular business hours, on weekends and by appointment.

Tony Zinnanti Gallery Show

Tony Zinnanti Gallery Show


Workshop mentioned in Scott Kelby Blog…

Our upcoming workshop “Hollywood Lighting” to be taught at SCV Center for Photography by Mike Kubeisy was mentioned today in the Scott Kelby Blog “Photoshop Insider”.  You can see the post at  Mike is a good friend of Scott’s, and it was great that Scott would put in a plug for his buddy Mike.  So hurry on over to our October workshop page and sign up for this workshop, as enrollment is limited.  Don’t forget if you are a NAPP member, a 15% discount is available.  Thanks again to Scott Kelby for the mention…..