A reminder that Camera West will be closed this Monday, September 7th for Labor Day. Enjoy the weekend everyone!
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, October 22nd, 2015
Cost is $50. per person.
Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.
Tamron has announced two new lenses for its high-end SP (“Super Performance”) lineup: the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. Both are fast lenses that offer image stabilization and extremely close minimum focusing distances – 7.9 inches for the 35mm and 11.4 inches for the 45mm.
The new lenses are powered by an ultra-sonic silent drive for quiet and fast autofocus and have a moisture-resistant design. The nine-blade diaphragm maintains its circular shape to deliver beautiful background blur.
Available in October in Nikon and Canon mounts for $599. A Sony mount is also in the works.
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. These low key photo walks are your opportunity to learn more about your camera and how to more comfortably shoot various subjects. Photographers of all abilities are welcome.
This month’s photo walk will take us to Marin County where we will photograph an extra special show in the night sky – a rare supermoon lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its shadow. This only occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are perfectly aligned. From our location, we will photograph the moon as it rises over the Golden Gate Bridge during the peak of the eclipse.
On Sunday, September 27th, conditions should be perfect as the eclipsing supermoon 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! The next supermoon lunar eclipse won’t come around until 2033. Sign up early, as participation will be limited to just 12 photographers.
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Cost : $50.00
Call or email Michael at Camera West Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents in collaboration with Zagato, the Italian automotive Atelier and Total Design Center, a special limited edition: the Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’. Uniting the values shared by both classical companies – premium quality, craftsmanship and tradition – the Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ combines unique design with cutting-edge technologies.
The outer shell of the ‘Edition Zagato’ is manufactured from aluminium and its front lenses feature two red anodised rings inscribed with ‘Zagato’. In an elaborate process, hundreds of fine grooves have been milled into the surface of the aluminium shell to give the binoculars a unique finish.
The $3500. Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ is imited to only 1,000 sets for the entire global market. In addition to the binoculars, the edition also includes a case designed by Zagato and a matching carrying strap and hand strap in genuine Italian leather. The Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ will be available starting in September 2015 at selected Leica Stores and Boutiques.