Jason Bradley Workshops

Thanks to everyone who attended Jason Bradley’s workshop last Saturday at Camera West in Walnut Creek. Participants got hands on instruction from a true expert in Lightroom and digital workflow.

And we are pleased to remind you that Jason is back again this Saturday for another great seminar, this one focusing on the digital workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop.

Contact us at Camera West in Walnut Creek to sign up.
(925) 935-1424

New From Leica : V-Lux 30

Leica has launched a new compact camera, the V-Lux 30. Aimed at “travel and urban” photographers, it offers a 16x zoom lens (a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3-68.8mm f/3.3-5.9 ASPH, equivalent to 24-384mm in 35mm format) and includes a newly-developed 14.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, and HD video in 1080i-AVCHD format.

It also offers a 3D mode, in which two photographs are taken in sequence (in a ‘stereoscopic pair’) and then combined together to create a 3D image in MPO format, which can be viewed on 3D-compatible screens.

The camera features a 3-inch touch-screen LCD display and both manual and automatic controls. It shoots stills in a variety of formats – 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1 – and at a variety of resolutions, from 4320×2432 pixels to 480×480 pixels. It offers sensitivity from ISO 100-1600, shutter speeds from 1/4000s-60s, and continuous shooting modes at a full resolution of 14.1 megapixels at an impressive 10 pictures/second while the high-speed mode can even offer 60 pictures/second at a resolution of 3.5 megapixels.

Hope to see this amazing camera in our stores sometime in June.

Last Chance To Sign Up

Jason Bradley’s A Natural Flow of Work workshop is this Saturday in Walnut Creek. There is still room to sign up.

If you use Adobe’s Lightroom and want to get the most from this powerful photo application, be sure to contact us here at Camera West in Walnut Creek to reserve your spot.

96 Frames per Second

This is a frame grab from the amazing Red Epic 5K resolution video camera. This single frame has more resolution and dynamic range than a Canon 1D Mark 4, and the Red Epic can shoot 96 frames per second!

Tom Lowe, the photographer/videographer shot footage of the birds at Salton Sea in California. You can watch the video footage here:


Also check out the following from Lowe. You’ll be amazed. He is THE master at shooting time-lapses. Nobody does it better.