Peter Turnley : Moments of the Human Condition


Photo by Dan Leto

There was a capacity crowd of over 200 guests who attended Peter Turnley’s talk “Moments of the Human Condition” at the Leica Store and Gallery in San Francisco last week.

Turnley, known mostly for his photography revealing the realities of the human condition had the audience captivated as he talked about his career and showed his work. He has traveled to over 90 countries and has witnessed major stories of international geo-political and historic significance during the last thirty years. His photographs have been featured in the world’s most prestigious publications.

Since 1975, Turnley has also photographed life in Paris, his adopted home. His tender, humorous, and sensual view of Paris, offers a distinct contrast to the stark realities depicted in his photojournalism. The Leica Gallery San Francisco featured his photos of Paris and after his talk, Turnley signed his book “French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris” for the guests.

We want to thank Peter and all the guests who attended. It was an inspiring evening, not soon forgotten.

The next exhibition at the Leica Gallery SF will feature Renato D’Agostin’s black & white photographs. The Beautiful Cliché opens November 5th and there will be a reception with the artist on November 20th. More information on the Leica Store and Gallery SF website.

http://www.leicastoresf.com/events

http://www.peterturnley.com

http://www.renatodagostin.com

Moonrise over Alcatraz Photo Walk

Photo by Michael Maloney

We are pleased to announce that Michael from our Camera West Walnut Creek staff will again start up his series of popular monthly photo walks.  Each month, he picks a different theme, subject or location in the bay area. Photographers of all abilities are always welcome.

The January photo walk will take us to San Francisco where we will photograph the rising full moon over Alcatraz and the east bay hills.

On Sunday, January 4th, conditions should be perfect as the moon rises near the same time as the sun sets. This gives us the ability to capture detail in both the full moon and the landscape. Michael will be on hand to help with proper exposure and offer tips to help you get a photo you will be proud of.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up early, as participation will be limited to just 20 photographers.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Cost : $25.00

Call or email Michael at Camera West Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.
925-935-1424
michael@camerawest.com

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