April Photo Walk : Shooting Lacrosse

Photos by Michael Maloney

Join Michael as we shoot America’s first sport : lacrosse.

For this photo walk, we will visit the campus of Acalanes High School in Lafayette where we will have sideline access to shoot a girl’s varsity game against Dougherty Valley.

Lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action. A real challenge to photograph! Shooting soccer is easy compared to this sport! The athletes sprint up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, while making precision passes with the crosse. It’s a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey, and one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States.

Michael will be on hand to help you set up your camera and give you valuable info to help you come up with some great action shots. What you learn in this photo walk, can be applied to any other action sport or just to capture images of your kids running through the park.

Although we will have sideline access, a long telephoto lens is highly recommended.

Sign up early for this photo walk as it will be limited to just 12 participants.

Tuesday, April 30th

6:30 PM

Cost : $25.00

Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.



The Leica X2 – Dressed to Impress

We all aspire to own something in sync with our own personal taste, something unique, something that evokes that question – ‘Where did you get that from?’

Leica has recognized this desire in many of us and has expanded its à la carte program. From vibrant and fashion forward to understated and discreet, Leica offers a selection of styling options for the Leica X2 compact camera.

In addition to black and silver, the X2 is now also available in an exclusive, titanium-colored, anodized finish. The color and texture of the camera’s leather covering can also be selected to further personalize your X2. This includes ten different leather trim options, with a diverse choice of colors. In addition, cameras can be personalised with engraving on the flash cover or the top plate. These options ensure that each Leica X2 à la carte model is absolutely unique.

The camera by the way, features an impressive APS-C format, professional CMOS image sensor with 16.5 megapixels. Combined with a Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, you have not only a stylish, colorful camera, but a high performance image maker.

Come see these unique image makers here at Camera West.

A Very Special Delivery – Leica M

We at Camera West were happy to deliver one of the first Leica M Typ 240 cameras released in the US to one of our good customers Saturday. Professional photographer William Palank of San Francisco took delivery of the long anticipated successor to the M9.

The Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M system camera Leica has ever created. It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies, featuring a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With live view, 1080p video and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.

If interested in a new M, give us a call and we’ll do our very best to put one in your hands.

William Palank opens one of the first M cameras to arrive in the US

William's Noctilux looked good on his new M!

Camera West Walnut Creek manager Dan Leto and William Palank look over the menu options on the new M.