Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms and assorted buttons that some avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intend. We will finish with a tamer camera. You will also be introduced to editing software. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one button.

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, September 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

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

760-992-5422

A Unique Electronic Display in the New ZEISS Batis


ZEISS now has two new lenses that use a unique electronic display to show the focus distance and depth of field. The Batis 25mm f2.0 and the Batis 85mm f1.8 autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony.

With just a glance at the innovative OLED display on top of the lens, one can now see the focus distance and range of depth of field. (Depth of field describes the sharp focus range and depends on a range of factors including the focus distance, the set aperture and the image sensor of the camera type used.)

Depending on the focus distance, one of the following two display modes will be shown.

Close-up situations:

The display shows the focus distance on the left hand side, and the depth of field on the right hand side. The latter displays the sharp focus range relating to the focus distance.

Long distance situations:

The focus distance is shown in the upper part of the display. Depth of field values are shown in the display corners in the bottom left and right in absolute distance values relating to the distance from the camera system.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and splashing water in addition to fast and easy autofocus. For creative work, the distance and depth of field can be read from the innovative OLED display. With the completely new lens design, the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect imaging performance.

ZEISS Batis 25mm f2.0 With a close focusing distance of just 7.9 inches and a fast maximum aperture of f2.0, the ZEISS Batis 25mm wide-angle lens is the perfect companion for shooting landscapes, architecture, street scenes and photojournalism.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html

ZEISS Batis 85mm f1.8 With a focal length of 85 mm, and a fast f1.8 maximum aperture, this lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography. The built in optical image stabilization also allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions.

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis1885.html

Come see both of these uniques lenses on display at Camera West.

Light, Composition and 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, August 20th, 2015

6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

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

760-992-5422