The Digital Tech Workshop with John Shin and George Simian

Sun 06th Nov, 2016 – 10:00am–1:00pm

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Sun 06th Nov, 2016


APA Members - $20
Non-Members - $40
Student - $10


Thank you John Shin and Georgie Simian for an excellent Digital Tech Workshop

This event was absolutely great and it left people wanting more, so while we start planning part 2 you can take a peak at what you missed.

The Digital Tech Workshop with John Shin and George Simian 

When you push the shutter, is there a Digital Tech standing behind you, making sure that the image is captured and stored safely? If your job and reputation (not to mention a huge budget) are on the line…. you can’t do without a Digital Tech! The Digital Tech is the armed guard on the job: he is the one to insure no disasters happen, and he’ll fix problems without stopping the shoot - to prevent any images from being lost!

Come learn what a Digital Tech does - above and beyond being responsible for the successful function of the digital imaging workflow! Whether you want to know what to ask for - how to do-it-yourself on your own shoot - how to become a Digital Tech - this is the workshop for you!

George Simian will shoot a young actress - while John Shin will tech and discuss the entire process of setting up and testing every link in the chain - especially mastering the right capture software and executing the best live back-up strategies. John will cover camera and hardware failures (and solutions), trouble-shooting on the Mac, solving mysterious software crashes, monitoring the proper exposure and focus of the images (and giving feedback to the shooter), verifying the backups, and processing images to be output to the client, right on the job!


George Simian is a people photographer, a long-time advocate for photographers’ rights (past member of APA National board/currently on the LA chapter board), and an educator, recognized by PDN Magazine as one of the dozen “best workshop instructors” in the country.

John Shin is a deeply experienced photographer and digital tech, now recognized as a key player in many high-end photo shoots in LA, renowned for his impeccable data-organization and software-troubleshooting.

Both George and John are Phase One Certified Professionals.

Our Mission

APA Los Angeles main focus is to help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative and profitable business. We maintain our mission by providing compelling events like The Digital Tech Workshop. This event is free to all APA members.

Not a member? Joining APA is easy and can be done for as little as $50/year or $12/month.


APA/LA will be raffling off: 

  • 2 Capture One licenses (VALUE $300 each)

  • 1 SubUrban Disguise 20 Camera Bag (VALUE $70)

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