Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas. This new monthly workshop will explore just how pictures are made with more impact, drama, and expression. We will consider many examples of successful images of people, landscapes, still lifes and the great outdoors. You will unlock your creativity by becoming more aware of light, design elements, lens effects, color and how to bend the rules that balance these elements.
This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers. There will be time for open conversation and questions with refreshments. Please be sure to RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.
First Session : Thursday, January 9th, 2014
7 – 9pm
Cost is $50. per person
Contact Gary Faye in Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.
More than seven years after it tried to take control of Sinar, Leica has finally achieved its goal, the acquisition of the Swiss camera manufacturer.
“Sinar Photography AG is [a] manufacturer of equipment for professional view camera photography and the only provider in this segment to offer complete digital solutions for view camera photographers,” claims Leica in a press statement. “The Sinar product portfolio offers everything from cameras and lenses to digital backs, shutter systems and workflow software.”
As part of the deal, product management, marketing, support, development and
production will remain in the hands of Sinar in Switzerland, with sales and distribution
of the product handled by Leica and Sinar’s worldwide dealer network.
Introducing a retro-inspired alternative to conventional and obvious laptop cases for carrying expensive technical devices discreetly – ThinkTank’s Retrospective Laptop Bags. Inspired by the popularity of the inconspicuous Retrospective canvas shoulder bags, these new laptop bags are available in 13″ and 15″ sizes, three color options, and either sand-washed 100% premium cotton canvas or polyspun.
The casual look will appeal to today’s laptop owners whose personal style resonates with classic materials and design, as well as wanting their electronics to be readily accessible yet well concealed.
Priced from $149.75 – $159.75.
Olympus has released firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1, the XZ-2, and the 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Version 1.1 for the E-M1 promises to improve autofocus and image stabilization. Meanwhile version 1.3 for the XZ-2 should improve autofocus in low light, and the 12-50mm lens should work better when using electronic zoom on Panasonic cameras.
Both camera and lens firmware can but updated using Olympus’s Digital Camera Updater: