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Digital Plein Air Photography with Fabian Lewkowicz

May 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

| $10-12

Friday 5/24, 4-6pm

Cost: $10. Pregister at 1527 4th St. or online at: https://recenroll.smgov.net/adet.sdi?activity_id=33062 – acct. creation req’d.

Or drop in for $12 cash at the door – call (310) 458-2239 to make sure there’s room.

Learn about photographic techniques and thematic considerations, then put your knowledge to work taking digital photographs capturing the colors, shadows, reflections and vistas where the sea meets the sky (and the shoppers hit the streets) on the bluffs of Palisades Park and streetscape of Ocean Avenue. Bring your smartphone or digital camera. Participants can upload their photos to an album at facebook.com/1450ocean for sharing and discussion. This workshop is open to all, no experience required. Smartphones are preferred for ease of upload, but digital cameras and other phones can be used (please bring a USB transfer cable).

Fabian Lewkowicz is a professional photojournalist, event, portrait and commercial photographer whose work can be seen internationally. As a freelance press photographer, his work has been published in the Santa Monica Daily Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica Observer, and the Los Angeles Times and has been picked up by the Associated Press (AP). Fabian publishes SantaMonicaCloseup.com, a photo journal of everyday life in Santa Monica that receives visitors from 205 countries worldwide and gets about 1000 hits per day. He is an active member of the community, and currently serves or has served as a board member for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Visitors Center, Santa Monica Kiwanis Club, the Santa Monica Police Activities League, Santa Monica Family YMCA and the Santa Monica College General Advisory Board. He contributes to numerous charities and non-profit organizations such as Heal the Bay, American Red Cross, Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club and many more. Fabian’s photos are currently being exhibited at Santa Monica Place in The Marker on the third floor. His work is also on display at the California Heritage Museum and the Santa Monica History Museum.

Location/Hours: 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401 in Palisades Park between Broadway & Santa Monica Blvd. Open for class registrants Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm & Sat 11am – 4pm. All are welcome to visit the Camera Obscura during those hours; leave a picture ID with staff to access.


Online: create an account and view classes at recenroll.smgov.net. Sort by location to view “1450 Ocean”. Note that it can take up to 24 hours to create an account. Website takes credit card payments. Bring cash to cover material fees on the first day of class.

In Person: For cash or check, advance registration accepted at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica CA 90401 (just south of Broadway), between 8:30-5pm M-Th & every other Friday. Bring cash to cover material fees on the first day of class.

Day-of: Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class with cash payment.

Refunds/Transfers: A $15.00 processing fee applies for each activity session refunded. Refunds/transfers will be issued only if requested within one business day after the first class meeting. Requests must be made in person or by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email communityclasses@smgov.net.

Parking and Transport: Parking is free for first 1.5 hours in Parking Structure 7 (off Broadway west of 4th) or 8 (off 2nd St. north of Colorado) adjacent to the Santa Monica Place Mall. The next hour is $1 followed by $1.50 every 30 min. thereafter to a maximum of $14. There are also meters on Ocean Avenue, $2/hr maximum 2 hours. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10. Visit bigbluebus.com for more information.

General Info: For more information about classes and registration, please contact Community Classes at (310) 458-2239 or communityclasses@smgov.net. http://facebook.com/1450ocean


May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
May 24, 2013 6:00 PM


Community Classes


1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura
1450 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 91335 United States
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