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The final week before EMERGING FOCUS [SUMMER SESSIONS] 2013 is here! This coming Friday, July 26, from 7-9pm, join us at our EFSS Announcement Party. We will be announcing the Top 3 Finalists of our EMERGING FOCUS [COMPETITION], and the talented top picks will move on to be presented at photo l.a. 2014 this coming January. (RSVP here).
Join EMERGING FOCUS in this one-of-a-kind series of seminars, workshops, and photography tours, all led by internationally-acclaimed professional photographers. All of our seminars for 2013 are aimed at helping you, the photographer, get a hands-on opportunity to truly accelerate your skills and to help you get your work out into the public sphere.

Spaces are filling up quickly for our seminars, workshops, and tours. Register Here before spots are all filled!

Photo Nomad Tours:



Historic Santa Monica: A Photo Tour with Helen K. Garber


Join internationally renowned photographer and 30 year Santa Monica resident Helen K. Garber for a fun and informative photo tour through historic downtown Santa Monica. Joining Helen will be a historic preservation specialist from the Santa Monica Conservancy, who will provide a detailed history of the city that will inspire your images far beyond the click of your shutter! (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm



The Boulevard of Dreams: A Photo Tour of Hollywood Boulevard with Susan Burnstine


Join fine art photographer and journalist Susan Burnstine for a tour of the street most celebrated for dreams. As an artist regarded for turning her unconscious visions into imagery, Burnstine will guide participants to explore the use of metaphor, symbolism and personal stories to articulate, refine or redirect unique perspectives by way of a street that is rich with universal memories etched in concrete. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm



A Walk Down Broadway: A Photo Tour of Historic Downtown with Ted Meyer


Downtown Los Angeles is like no other city. Join Ted as he explores the history and heart of Downtown L.A. with its rich, unique architectural past; roam along Broadway, Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building, and end at the beautiful blue art deco Eastern Columbia Building. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm



Gallery Tour Culver City & Bergamont Station: A Docent Tour with Julie Novakoff Smith


Join Julie Novakoff Smith, professional art advisor and founder of Nova Fine Art, LLC, as she navigates local photography galleries, and leads you on an insightful and entertaining journey through the fine art photography scene in Culver City and Bergamont Station with the rare lens of somehow who is both a scholar and art-collecting expert. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm


Creative Seminars:



Keys to Great Travel Photography: And How to Get it Published, with Fred Roberts & Christopher Robinson


Join this unique two part seminar and explore the vast world of travel photography through the lens of some of the greats. You'll not only learn some of the best kept secrets of shooting incredible travel photographs, but also how to get your captured visions of the world out of your personal archives and back out to into the world, for the public eye to see. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm



Fashion Photography with David Jakle


Join renowned photographer David Jakle, instructor for the MFA program at the New York Film Academy in Universal Studios, as he takes you on a deep dive into the world of fashion photography. This seminar gives you a full-blown run through fashion photography, from paperwork, to picture-taking, to printing for the final sell, all within the walls of the prestigious Aesthesia Studios in West L.A. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm





Portrait Photography with David Jakle


This one-of-a-kind portraiture seminar will not only cover the technical aspects of utilizing various lighting sources on your subject, but will also examine the significance of placing light and shadow in perfect concert in order to create a beautiful sense of intimacy from your photos, allowing you to create immensely captivating portraits. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm




Open Show LA & EMERGING FOCUS Competition Winners


Open Show LA and EMERGING FOCUS are partnering to hold a special event that will provide a forum for our local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. Find out who the Grand Prize winner for the EMERGING FOCUS Competition will be, hear all our selected finalists discuss their work, and see their gorgeous, framed prints up on the gallery walls one last time before the expo closes. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Technical Seminars:



Perfect Your Photography from Shoot to Finish in the New Adobe Lightroom 5 with Natasha Calzatti


Learn how to organize, perfect, and share post-shoot. This workshop will emphasize Lightroom 5 - great new features that will allow you to save time in processing so you spend more time out there doing what photographers do best: shooting! (Learn More)


Date/Time: Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm




After the Shoot: Portrait Retouching Techniques in Photoshop CS6 with Natasha Calzatti


Get ready to learn the tricks of the trade, and how today’s leading pro photo retouchers use Photoshop techniques to tuck, tighten, and tone images for a perfectly professional look. This workshop will radically change the way you approach retouching your portraits; from here on out, you will have the most natural looking portrait photographs you’ve ever created. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm



Multiple Speedlite Flash With Canon Rep. Michael Monezis


With the advances in strobe technology, the camera mounted flash can a viable option for the price-aware and/or mobility-conscious photographer. This seminar will teach you how to synchronize your Speedlite flashes to produce perfectly, beautifully lit images that really pop. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm




The Print Matters: The World of Inkjet Paper with Eric Joseph from Freestyle Photographic Supplies


Showing over 100 individual photographs from Eric Joseph’s personal collection, he will discuss the incredible aesthetic differences between inks and papers that you have to see up close to really understand. You will come to realize how important The Print really is, and how we truly can have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had in traditional darkrooms. (Learn More)


Date/Time: Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 4:30pm


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