San Francisco, Sept 28th 2019

San Francisco, Sept 28th 2019

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Date: Saturday, September 2019

Time: 08:30AM - 05:30PM

Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront 

Address: 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy Burlingame, CA 94010

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Course Description

How would I have wanted to be taught photography? That is the question that I asked myself when putting together this course. Do I want to learn only the trends of the moment or do I want to know how to use photography in every situation I encounter? The answer was simple. I want to learn PHOTOGRAPHY. Everyday photography, portrait photography, kids photography, landscape, still, macro and of course, dental photography. When you come to my course you will find a small group learning environment. 

 It starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of photography. Aperture, Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Iso. We will learn their meaning, importance and how to utilize them in your camera and in our photography. We continue with the concepts of White Balance, Exposure Mode, Camera Metering and Exposure Compensation. It is at this point that we usually break into group sessions and hands-on practice. I make sure every person in the group has the time and support needed to understand and implement every concept. We will only move forward once you are comfortable. Nobody is left behind. 

Once these concepts have personally been reviewed between you and me, we continue to build on our foundation. We touch on file types, use of histogram, macro photography, light sources and accessories. 

With the camera in our hands and all the bases covered it is now time to turn our attention to dentistry. We will immerse ourselves into the full intra and extra oral photographic protocol. Then we will move onto portrait photography, artistic photography and laboratory photography. You and I will have the chance to utilize flashes, light boxes and all the fancy toys that I will have at your disposal. Once you are exhausted of taking photos, and I truly mean it, I won’t leave until you capture every shot you ever wanted. This will conclude a full day of everything I would have liked to learn in one day if I could go back in time. 

All these hands-on experiences will be enhanced by live models and makeup artists.

By the end, I hope to have nothing left in the tank. I will have given it all in the hopes that when you return to your clinic or whichever environment you desire to use your new skills, you can confidently say, I too am a Dental Photographer. 

Food and beverages will be provided throughout the course.

Send me an email if you have any question, I usually respond very quickly. I will see you at the course!

Dr. Miguel A Ortiz

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Camera is not required but highly recommended that you bring your own camera or share with a friend. If you do not have a camera contact me for recommendations.

Testimonials For Past Events

I knew ZERO about photography coming in this course but I left feeling like I had a pretty good grasp on most concepts. Great experience.

Josh Blake

My favorite part of the course was the atmosphere and the discussion about real-life situations.

Katie Callen
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The course was great. Very informative and most importantly - very personal. I felt comfortable asking questions - and I also felt like Miguel had a genuine interest in helping me learn.

Justin Griffin

My favorite part of the course was the demo by Miguel and Carlos. Presentation of case by colleagues and having critiques by Miguel. All the videos were great as well.

Emily Smith

About Dr. Miguel Ortiz


Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz began working in the dental industry as a Dental Technician in 2002 after graduating from one of the only two year ADA accredited programs in California State. During the next 8 years he both worked and studied full time in Los Angeles, receiving a B.S. Biochemistry with Honors from California State University. He was recruited to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he won the Leo Talkoy Award for excellence in clinical dentistry and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, (DMD). Dr. Ortiz went on to become a prosthodontist at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017.

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