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End of summer PDA News

From: Ronald T.
Sent on: Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:30 PM

Advanced Photo Workshop
Venice Beach Boardwalk

Sunday September 20th, 1pm - 10pm

Join Digital Photo Academy instructor George Simian for a day at California's infamous Venice Beach Boardwalk. With endless characters strolling the walkway, there will be no shortage of subject matter to photograph.

Walking along the Ocean Front Walk, one will see a broad variety of artists, musicians, street performers and tarot card readers. This is where residents and tourists alike come to check out the local color. Unwittingly the visitor become part of the Venice scene.

You will begin your day at Image Mechanics for a lesson on shooting with both natural light as well as fill flash on location outdoors. George will also discuss tricks and tips to achieving successful street scene images.

You will spend the majority of the day scouring the Boardwalk for interesting characters to photograph; shooting alongside a professional and receiving critiques and advice in real time.

Finish up the day with a lesson on post capture optimization, file handling and general work flow. George will also conduct a critique of everyone's best images from the day!

For more information and registration please visit, click on LOS ANGELES, or call our Student Liaison, Shelby toll free at[masked]

Photo Ops

2009 Orange International Street Fair

Sep 4 - 6, Fri - 5 - 10pm, Sat & Sun - 10am - 10pm - Chapman College, 101 Chapman Avenue, Orange

Every Labor Day weekend for the past three decades, the Orange International Street FairSM (OISF) in downtown Orange has been the place where friends, families and neighbors get together to experience a wide variety of food, music and dance from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world.

Historical Society's Civil War Days

Sat, Sep 5 & 6, 8 am - 4 pm - Huntington Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach

Civil War Days features live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. Abraham Lincoln will also deliver the Gettysburg Address to celebrate his 200th birthday. All refreshment proceeds benefit the Huntington Beach Historical Society. Admission and parking FREE.

Queen Mary Art Deco Festival

Fri-Sun, Sep 4-6 - Queen Mary, Long Beach

The Queen Mary's authentic Art Deco decor makes this ocean liner the ideal location for the yearly Art Deco Festival, held over Labor Day Weekend. The event features a gala Art Deco Ball, an afternoon Tea Dance, a festival of vintage films, lecturers, colorful and informative tours, and an Art Deco Bazaar with dozens of vendors offering clothing, jewelry, books and posters to be signed, and home furnishings from the era.

Catalina Island Blues Festival

Sep 25th?27th, Avalon Casino & Other Avalon Locations, Catalina Island

Featuring Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band and Robert Cray in the Avalon Casino and free Blues performances throughout Avalon. Complete packages available. [masked] or follow link below.

Retrace Los Angeles Founders Footsteps: Walk to Pubelo LA

Sat, Sep 5, 6 am - San Gabriel Mission, 428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel

This is a 9 mile walk or bicycle ride it~ from San Gabriel Mission to Pueblo Los Angeles. Arrive early for registration, free coffee, juice, pastry, free tee shirt, and the celebration. Do not worry about walking the complete distance. The complete route will be posted and there will be no cars. Mobile vans will cruise the route in case you get thirsty, or need a rest- to pick up people who need a ride to LA! All police and emergency services will be posted along the walk. Walkers will be welcomed at the festive Los Angeles Birthday celebration at the Old Plaza Olvera Street. FREE

Long Beach Blues Festival

Sat & Sun, Sep 5-6 - Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach

3Oth annual event - this year featuring Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, Johnny Winter, Blind Boys of Alabama and many more acts. Tickets $43.50-$90.00.

Franklin Canyon Ranch

Saturday Night Full Moon Hike

Sat, Sep 5, 8 pm - 10 pm - Franklin Canyon Ranch, 1998 Lake Dr, Beverly Hills

On this moderately strenuous hike for all ages, look and listen for wildlife. Enjoy a view of the stars and the city. Meet at lower parking lot near restroom.

Santa Monica Pier Centennial Day on September 9, 2009


Location - West End of the Pier.

A multi-faith blessing of the Pier led by west side religious leaders.

6:00 p.m. - 6:25p.m. GRAND RE-OPENING CEREMONY

Location- Pier Entrance

We re-dedicate the Santa Monica Pier for the next Century in this opening event at the Landmarked Iconic Pier

"A Century of Memories": Brief memories and historical milestones by those who have lived through each of the decades.

"Ribbon of Time" : A very special ribbon cutting ceremony begins

"For Future Generations": A keynote speaker presents a vision for the Santa Monica Pier in the next century as the ceremonial ribbon is cut!

Fanfares and Flourishes performed by the 14 member Los Angeles Brass Ensemble

"Portrait for the New Century": Re-staging of the historic photo at the Pier sign. Procession to the People's Pier: Once the ribbon is cut we invite all to come onto the Pier and celebrate this historic occasion with us

6:45 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. PARTY ON THE PIER

Location - Pier Parking Deck

"100 minute Birthday Party" with a concert featuring award-winning A Capella Group "Vybration", "The Big Bamboo Steel Band" and the legendary "King of Surf Guitar" Dick Dale.

8:25 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. "CENTENNIAL SOUNDS AND LIGHTS"

Find your spot on the beach or at one of the Pier's Restaurants and get ready for a once in a lifetime display.

8:50 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. GRAND FIREWORKS FINALE

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