CPT (Cameras | Places | Techniques) Workshop on floral MACRO photography: Saturday, May 20th at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens

On Saturday, May 20th, Richard Herzog will be leading a CPT (Cameras | Places | Techniques) workshop on floral MACRO photography.  In this workshop, we will discuss techniques in shooting flowers, also lens selection, macro lenses, extension tubes, macro adapters, focusing rails, monopods, and tripods.  This workshop will take place at the Botanical Garden at Berkeley (200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720) from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.We will meet at 9:30 am.  The exact meeting location in the gardens will be emailed to you with a map.

To register for this workshop, please call 925-935-1424 or email richard@camerawest.com 

Group size will be limited. Cost is $85/person. An additional admission fee to the garden is $12/adult and $10/senior.
You can see more of Richard’s floral images at  Richard Herzog

Leica SF: Developing A Vision With Jason Bradley. April 15, 2017

Developing A Vision With Jason Bradley

Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Join the Leica Store San Francisco for a special full-day workshop with Adobe Lightroom expert Jason Bradley, author of the book,
Creative Workflow in Lightroom.

Workshop Details:

RAW file developing is a skill and an art. To do it well requires an understanding of Lightroom’s tools, and it commands clarity of vision for the photographer’s message. Jason will help you learn to connect with the narrative of your work while providing you with a deep understanding of all the Panels in the Lightroom Develop Module, what the capabilities of each tool are, and how they can support your vision for your work. Laptops can be brought, but are not required for this workshop. Handouts and articles will be provided to help reinforce the concepts taught and discussed. Lunch to be provided.


Jason Bradley has a unique set of skills. He specializes in nature and wildlife photography both underwater and above; he’s the owner and operator of Bradley Photographic Print Services—a fine art print lab; he leads photographic expeditions around the world, and Jason is the author of the book Creative Workflow in Lightroom, published by Focal Press. Visit Jason’s site to see more of his work, to learn about fine art printing, or find info on his upcoming workshops and expeditions. www.BradleyPhotographic.comzWorkshop registration is $199, and spaces are limited, so please call Leica Store San Francisco to reserve your spot today.



Zen Workshop with David Butow: May 6-7 and 9th

David Butow showed us images from his "Seeing Buddha" project

Camera West Walnut Creek friend and customer, David Butow has a Zen Workshop coming up on the first weekend of May in Oakland and Berkeley followed by a day at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The weekend workshop is designed as a two-day project and Tuesday, May 9th is an optional add-on or may be taken separately. From architecture to calligraphy to painting, visual aesthetics have been an integral part of Zen philosophy and expression. This workshop fuses concepts of clarity of mind with photography to help those at all levels find heightened ways of seeing and communicating with the camera. Through personalized discussion, editing and a simplified approach when photographing, we work on refining each photographer’s own vision and style.

The workshop is led by photojournalist David Butow, who has worked on assignments in dozens of countries around the world, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. His most recent project, Seeing Buddha, contains photographs from over 10 countries including Bhutan, Burma, India, Japan and Sri Lanka, and has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic and Tricycle Magazine. In 2015, he presented the series as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Ho Center for Buddhist Studies. Assisting the weekend workshop will be Andrew Andrawes, a former Zen Workshop student who holds a Post-Baccalaureate in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has broad experience in the field as a freelance photographer, customer rep at a camera store and studio manager.

For more information or to reserve a place at the Workshop please email, zenphotoworkshop@gmail.com or check out his workshop at Zen Workshops.