Oakland Zoo Photo Walk

Photo by Michael Maloney

Thank you to everyone who joined me for the Camera West photo walk at the Oakland Zoo on Saturday.

We had a great group of shooters who had the opportunity to photograph some amazing animals, including my favorite zoo resident, 5 month old Mocha (above & below), the first baboon born at the Oakland Zoo in over 20 years.

Photo by Michael Maloney

Long lenses on monopods helped us get up close and sharp images of the fascinating zoo animals

Jan, Richard and Trish take a break to check out their photos.

If interested in joining us on future photo walks, be sure to check out the Events tab on the left of this page. Sign up early, as they all fill up quickly.

See you on the next one!

October Photo Walk : Exploring Fort Point

Photo : Michael Maloney

Come join Michael on another of his photo walks, this one exploring the historic Fort Point underneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Fort Point is a photographer’s playground. The brick architecture and symmetry throughout the historic fort that once guarded San Francisco offers a great lesson in composition and the study of light. Spiral staircases, long dark hallways, moss covered bricks, weather worn iron and spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay are just a few of the subjects to get your creative mind thinking about light and shadow and composition.

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

Photo : Michael Maloney

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10 am


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



New Stepping Motor Zoom Lens from Canon

Canon has released a new stepping motor lens, the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6, a long-reaching zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 88-400mm. STM lenses are designed for movie recording, to provide smooth and silent focusing. Unlike its predecessor, the STM version of the 55-250 has internal focusing.

Available in late September for $350. The perfect companion for the EOS 70D, EOS Rebel SL1, and EOS Rebel T5i digital SLR cameras.