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, October 23rd, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

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


Join Us for a Camera West T Party

Join Camera West in Rancho Mirage and Ebi Kuehne of Leica for an in-store hands-on demonstration of the Leica T system. Experience the stunning quality and versatility of the Leica T for yourself!

Please RSVP as space is limited
Email or call us at 760-992-5422
Refreshments will be provided

Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00 – 8:00pm
Camera West Rancho Mirage

Charlotte Gibb Reception

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for a special reception featuring the beautiful landscape photography of Charlotte Gibb. We all had a chance to meet Charlotte and talk to her about her work while sipping wine and meeting other photographers and art aficionados. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to purchase Charlotte’s images.

In case you missed the reception or have not stopped by Camera West to see her work yet, Charlotte’s photos will be on display thru October.

Charlotte Gibb is a landscape photographer based here in the bay area. Her keen eye for capturing a moment in nature is rooted firmly in her passion for the outdoors. Growing up among the beautiful mountains of Northern California, she considers herself a student of life, learning about people, nature, music, and photography along the way. But always, her life-long passion for the wilderness shines through it all.

Charlotte’s website :

New Leica Keychain

As timelessly elegant as the original, this miniature version of the Ur-Leica is a key ring pendant made in precision-cast metal. And it’s made in Germany, too. The base of this finely sculpted replica is engraved with ‘Ur-Leica 1914’ and, on the reverse, with the E. Leitz, Wetzlar logo. Available now at Camera West and the Leica Store SF for $49.95.

Leica News from Photokina 2014

Sean and Diana Cranor of Camera West and the Leica Store San Francisco are in Cologne, Germany, checking out the latest products. They recently blogged about all the new Leica products announced just this week. Check it out here :

And check out all  the details of the new equipment on the Leica Store SF site :