Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms and assorted buttons that some avoid like a plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intend. We will finish with a tamer camera. You will also be introduced to editing software. Remember, many important photographs in history were made with no menus and one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, December 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.


Leica SL Typ 601 Demo Day

The Leica SL with the Summicron-T 23 mm f/2 ASPH.

Thank you to Leica representative and instructor Tom Brichta and everyone who joined us for the Leica SL Demo Day at Camera West in Walnut Creek. We had the rare opportunity to get our hands on the new mirrorless camera from Leica and invited our customers to come in and put this amazing tool in their hands.

Judging by the reactions of many, the SL Typ 601 is going to be a winner for Leica and a joy for those fortunate to own one!

Leica representative and instructor Tom Brichta (center) was on hand to answer customers questions.

Long-time Leica shooter, customer and good friend of Camera West Bruce Garner checks out the SL with the 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH lens.

Join us for our next hands on event this coming Thursday, November 12th when we will have the new Leica S Typ 007 in the store.


Profoto Off-Camera Flash Demo

Learn all about off-camera flash with the Profoto system at Camera West in Walnut Creek. We will provide the models, gear and teachers to make the experience both informative and fun. This will be your opportunity for a hands-on demonstration with both the B1 and B2 off-camera flash system and light shaping tools.

Off-camera flashes are not speedlights and they are not monolights. They are a new kind of flash, combining the best of both worlds. Profoto’s off-camera flashes are distinguished by their revolutionizing TTL technology, cordless convenience and powerful light. Put together, these features to bring you a whole new way of shooting.

Camera West Walnut Creek
January 14, 2016
6:30 – 9:00 PM

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Leica S (Typ 007) Demo Day

Stop by Camera West in Walnut Creek for a hands-on experience with the Leica S (Typ 007). The Leica S-system is a medium format digital camera that handles like the 35mm you are already familiar with. See for yourself what a larger sensor coupled with world-class optics can do for your photography!

Camera West Walnut Creek

Thursday, November 12, 2015

10am – 6pm