Light, Composition & Design with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas.

This monthly workshop will explore how pictures are made with more impact, drama and expression. We will consider many successful image examples of people, still life and the great outdoors. You will unleash your creativity by becoming more aware of light, graphic design, perspective, tension, mood, color and controlling these various elements.

This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.

Thursday, November 13th, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a more clear understanding of the digital camera’s many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops ISO, histograms and assorted buttons that many avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intended. We will finish with a camera you have tamed. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one or two buttons.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, November 6th, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

 

 

Within the Absolute Beyond 2015

Please join us at Camera West Walnut Creek for a special reception featuring the unique photography of John Ricca.

John Ricca is a San Francisco Bay Area fine art photographer who uses the camera to capture a mood and visual experience usually associated with other visual art forms. In addition to traditional landscapes, Ricca focus on natural and close-up images that emphasize shapes, textures, and patterns. Ricca hopes the viewer will experience the emotions created by the photographic image, in addition to seeing the image itself.

In addition to making images, Ricca tutors individuals and small groups in photography workshops and field trips on how to improve their photographic techniques. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Bay Area.

His work will be on display here at Camera West Walnut Creek starting on November 13 thru March 21, 2015.

http://www.camerawest.com/gallery_wc/
http://www.riccapics.com

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
5:00-8:00pm

Wine and refreshments will be served.

RSVP is kindly requested

Contact us at 925-935 -1424 or via email

New Firmware Update for the Leica X Vario (Typ 107)

Leica has released a firmware update for the X Vario (Typ 107). Update Version 1.1 offers the following :

  • Direct exposure correction in “A” mode and “T” mode the Exposure Value compensation functionality is in direct access on the Thumb Dial.
  • Info button:the info button confirms menu selections in the same way the menu/set button confirms them. It also starts the playback function in video playback mode
  • Flash button: the flash button is now only activated when either the internal flash is opened-up or an external Leica flash is attached
  • Audio Volume: in video playback mode the volume is adjustable via the top and bottom button on back rocker switch
  • Auto ISO : selection of shutter speed times is broadened up to the range of 1s to 1/1000s. If Auto ISO is selected it stays active in M mode also.

http://us.leica-camera.com/Service-Support/Support/Downloads?category=93781&subcategory=103159&type=108942&language=93871