Leica Oskar Barnack Award Portfolios

US photographer Frank Hallam Day won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” and Polish photographer Piotr Zbierski won the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for his portfolio, “Pass by Me.”

The photo contest by Leica recorded over 2,800 entries from professional photographers in 101 countries this year. This video shows the winners and finalists’ portfolios.

New Lens Correction Profiles for the Leica S-Adapter H

As you know, Leica just recently launched the Leica S-Adapter H. To assure the best possible image quality with Hasselblad lenses on the S camera body, Leica has provided lens correction profiles for Adobe software products.

The lens correction profiles are compatible with:
▪ Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4
▪ Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and higher
The lens correction profiles and the installation manual are available to download for registered S customers in the Leica Owner’s Area.


Camera West Moonrise Photo Walk

Gusty winds and overcast sky made shooting the moonrise over SF a real challenge

I want to extend my thanks to everyone who braved the weather and joined us on our first Camera West Photo Walk. Although the fog was not as thick as I feared it would be, the wind was a huge factor, making shooting long exposures on a tripod a real challenge.

Despite the wind and overcast conditions, I hope all of you who attended made some nice images, had a good time and learned something new.

Gary Ellis tries to set up his camera despite the wind gusts

Photo walk participants line up to shoot the moonrise over The City.

Traffic paints the Golden Gate Bridge in light in this long exposure

For those of you who missed this Moonrise Photo Walk, I’ll be leading others later this year or next.

Next month’s photo walk will be in downtown Pleasanton where we will cover the Fast & Furious Criterium. Last year I led a workshop at this bicycle race and the participants came up with some great images. You can view them in this blog post.

Contact Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek if you have questions or want to sign up. More details will be posted here on the blog soon.